Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control Services

Serving Cedar Rapids, Marion and the surrounding Eastern Iowa communities
Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control Services

Have a question or concern about your lawn?  We’d love to hear from you.  We can address it promptly with a FREE consultation and quote. We will come to your home or business to spot treat a persistent weed issue, diagnose a problem area, and/or advise on any issues your lawn may have.

Partnered with D&K products, a local family owned business. Top tier product thrown down at the most ideal rates in our area. With this product, we offer a 5-step program that gives you the best results.  Creekside Turf Management provides residential and commercial lawn care services to homes and businesses in Marion, Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, Mt. Vernon and surrounding Eastern Iowa communities.

What is the best time of year to fertilize?

Year round. There are several types of fertilizer that benefit your lawn at certain times of year. For example, in early April you want to put down a pre-emergent fertilizer with low nitrogen. This will help crabgrass and weeds from taking over your lawn later in the year. Early Summer, you want to put down a fertilizer that is higher in nitrogen, iron and potash. The nitrogen and iron will make the lawn nice and deep green while the potash helps with root development. There are fertilizers for just about every scenario. You simply need to put in the work and do a little research on what you need.

What is the best time of year to spray weeds?

Year round. Most people think that spraying one time in the fall is all you need, when in reality, you should be spraying at least 3 times a year: Mid-May, Late June and Early November.

We have discovered that these three dates are the best times of year to spray. In May and June is typically when broadleaf weeds emerge. Knocking them down twice over a two month span almost solves your problem completely. Then in November when the plant starts to get ready for winter, it will take in as much nutrients as it can before going dormant. Apply that herbicide and the plant will take that in and kill it. You may need to spray more than usual in the fall because most herbicide sprays do not like the cooler temperatures.