We are a full service lawn care and landscaping company working in Northeast Iowa. In addition to lawn maintenance and landscape design and installation, we also offer irrigation system installation and maintenance, outdoor lighting design and installation, underground dog fence installation, snow removal, and holiday lighting design and installation. Come visit our seasonal Nursery & Greenhouse located at 5708 W. Cedar-Wapsi Rd. just north of Cedar Falls!
Professional snow and ice removal can provide more than just a clean driveway; it can provide peace of mind.
Our Nursery has a great selection of perennials, grasses, shrubs, large trees, gift items, and unique outdoor decor.
We offer an extensive list of lawn care services that will keep your lawn looking its best.
Our Landscape Designers will guide your landscape decision-making process and make sure you’re aware of all your landscape design options.
We have many landscape lighting options available, to make your outdoor spaces unique and eye-catching.
We install and maintain small and large irrigation systems that protect the investment in your lawn and landscaping.
We offer holiday lighting design, installation, and storage to help keep the "ho ho ho" in your holidays!
We install and maintain undergound dog fences.
We listen. Our Landscape Designers know how to ask the right questions so your completed outdoor living area is functional and beautiful. Effective communication is key to ensuring that your finished project meets or exceeds all of your expectations.
It’s a Wrap!
We’ve all heard the saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” This tried and true statement definitely applies when it comes to newly planted, young trees. Tree Wrap is that “ounce of prevention” that helps protect your young, thin-barked trees during their first couple of winters.
Tree wrap prevents Sunscald that occurs during our Iowa winters. Thin barked trees like Maples, Locusts, Crabapples, Oaks, Willows, Aspen and many others are especially susceptible to Sunscald. Sunscald happens when the sun shines on the tree’s trunk during the day, heating it up, and then temperatures drop drastically at night. Sunscald typically happens on the south or southwest side of the trunk. It causes large splits in the bark and makes your tree susceptible to disease, pests, and fungi. When splits occur in the trunk, it sometimes requires a “pound of cure” to get rid of these diseases, pests, and fungi.
When you wrap the trunk, you insulate your tree and protect it from the drastic temperature changes of Iowa winters. Tree wrap should be applied in the fall before it freezes and should be removed in the spring. As your tree matures, the bark thickens and Sunscald is no longer a problem. Wrapping your young tree the first 2-3 years is usually sufficient.
Tree wrap can be found at Farm and Fleet stores as well as big box stores like Menard’s. It’s usually less than $10 for a roll that covers several trees.
When applying tree wrap, start at the ground and wrap upwards, overlapping about 30% of the wrap. You may use tape to secure the tree wrap to itself but don’t tape the tree wrap directly to the tree.
Please call or email our office if you have questions and we’ll be glad to help!
Experience the Wapsie Pines Difference
Your lawn and landscaping has a big impact on the appearance and value of your home.
That’s why Wapsie Pines does it all. In addition to routine lawn care services and irrigation services, we design comprehensive landscapes that transform your yard into a picturesque and functional outdoor living space.
Wapsie Pines has many satisfied clients in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Waverly and surrounding communities. We want to be the best landscaping company in the area. We do both residential and commercial work throughout the Cedar Valley.
We also provide outdoor lighting options and are known for our creative solutions that are designed to enhance the beauty of your home or business. Our nursery is here to provide the plants, trees, shrubs and other products to meet that goal, as well.
Call 319-277-9400 today to schedule your initial consultation or to speak with one of our landscape design professionals.
We won't abandon you!
We are locally owned and our employees grew up in northeast Iowa. We’ve been around since 2002 and will be here when you need us to mow your lawn, update your landscape, or service your irrigation system.
You know us and we know you!
Many of our employees have been with us for 5-10 years. That’s very uncommon in our business. We get to know you and you get to know us. You can trust that experienced employees will provide your service or install your landscaping. It’s likely you’ll know their name and they’ll know yours.
We make your life easier!
You can make one phone call for your lawn care, snow removal and irrigation system maintenance. You can call us when you need a dog fence installed, are considering adding a fire pit, or want to decorate your house for the holidays. We make your life easier by being the one phone call you make for all things outdoors.
15 YEARS of Quality Landscaping Services
Here’s what clients like about wapsie pines
Excellent job on the construction of our patio. The Silver Creek Bluestone Slate with the Chilton/Eden limestone retaining walls and steps look fabulous. The crew from Wapsie Pines Lawn Care and Landscaping provided us with a great project. It will be used extensively. In fact I'm going to head out there with my cup of coffee as soon as I post this.
We have used Wapsie Pines to service our irrigation system and do Spring lawn clean up the past few years and have always been very happy with their service. This year we needed to do landscaping around our small back yard pond and our front entry. We were extremely pleased with the plan Autumn came up with and the installation that Mike and his crew did.
We used Wapsie for design and installation of a brick patio, sitting wall, pergola and grill space. The design they came up with was great. It took into account the need to direct water from the run off of the neighbors yard away from our house and gave us a beautiful outdoor space. Everyone that has seen our patio has commented how beautiful it is. It is unique and very functional. Any concerns or issues we had were addressed. We will have them work up a design for our front yard when we are ready to re-do that area.
It’s pretty hard to find a good landscaper these days, but when I asked Wapsie Pines to do my work, all that changed. The workers sent worked diligently over several days to revitalize the view of our front lawn. I give Wapsie Pines five stars for their great work and will definitely have them back in the future.
We are very pleased with our landscape design by Autumn, the professional workmanship by the landscapers, and the quality of the plants and trees. We have really enjoyed this experience and highly recommend Wapsie Pines!
It's very important to diversify when selecting trees for your property. If you plant all of one species and a new pest arrives that attacks that species, you're at risk for losing all of your trees! We've seen this with the many Ash-lined streets being destroyed by the Emerald Ash Borer. Consider planting an Oak, a Catalpa, a Honeylocust, or any number of other species of tree, along with your beautiful Red Maple!
Yes! You can plant up to six weeks before the ground freezes. I'm sure you're thinking, "that's great but how do I know when the ground will freeze?" This can vary from year to year but most years, in northeast Iowa, it's safe to plant until about mid-October. So you've planted your tree, shrub, or perennial, and are asking yourself "now what do I do?" After planting it's important to water everything well. Watering after planting gets rid of all the air pockets in the ground and ensures your plant's roots make good contact with the soil. Now here's the good part about fall planting. In a typical year (if there is such a thing in Iowa), you should only have to water a few more times up until the ground freezes. This is much less than what's required for spring or summer plantings. While you need to water less in the fall, It is still important that plants, shrubs, and trees go into winter with adequate moisture. If we have a dry fall like in 2017, it's up to you to provide the moisture the plants need. Plants are living things so there's never a guarantee they will survive no matter when they were planted. In addition to adequate moisture, there are lots of other factors that influence a plant's survival. Providing your fall plantings with adequate moisture going into winter is one thing you can do to help your new plants get off to a healthy and happy start next spring!
When you leave grass clippings on your lawn, they help to retain moisture and feed your lawn. For grass clippings to be able to filter down into your lawn and do their work, they need to be 1" long or less. If the lawn hasn't been mowed regularly or it's been mowed when wet, the grass clippings form clumps that block air and sunlight and are NOT beneficial to your lawn. If this happens, either bag the lawn this time or mow over the lawn multiple times with a mulching mower to break up the clumps and allow the grass clippings to filter down into the soil where they can do their beneficial work!