• About Us

  • In 1973, Spring Touch Lawn & Pest Control was started by Marv Kottke as a neighborhood mowing service in Mankato, MN. During high school and college, he continued his mowing service and started treating lawns for weeds and applying fertilizer in the early 1980's. As Marv continued his education at Mankato State University, he also attended the University of Minnesota studying Horticulture. After finishing, he focused on growing his business with the help of his wife, Linda, and hired his first employee, Bryan Denzel, in 1989. We are delighted to say that he is still with us specializing in irrigation maintenance. 

    As of 2017, we have over 50 employees during our season and 15 year round employees helping us provide lawn care applications, sprinkler installation & maintenance, perimeter insect control, and mosquito, flea & tick control. Our team has over 100 years of combined lawn care experience with horticulture training from the University of Minnesota and Australia. Each technician undergoes yearly training and is licensed by the State of Minnesota and meet all their requirements. 

    We have a knowledgeable team, along with five family members representing 3 generations, working within the business. Spring Touch was founded as a family-run company and has continued that tradition since 1973. We take pride in being locally owned and operated. It is our privilege to serve you, and we look forward to serving Mankato and Southern Minnesota for decades to come.