Growing up in the Fort Dodge area, owner Jon Baedke and his family have a love for all things agriculture. In 2004, Jon bought Smitty’s Lawn from local business owner Don Larson, who had grown his company into a reputable lawn care and mowing business.
In 2013, Jon purchased Eddie’s Greenhouse, today known as Smitty’s Garden Center. Eddie’s Greenhouse was originally a seasonal business with a reputation for its high-quality annuals. It wasn’t long after Jon expanded it to include perennials, shrubs, trees, landscape materials, gardening supplies, and decor.
Two years later, Jon bought the former Larsen Electric building next to the Greenhouse and transformed it into a place to operate his business. This created one large site for both businesses to showcase their services. Bringing both companies to one location makes Smitty’s Lawn & Landscape and Smitty’s Garden Center the place for all your lawn and garden needs.