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2017 Landscaping and Lawn Care Trends

Posted on Monday, December 05, 2016 at 05: 54 AM by Kelly Dowell

I've grown up in the lawn care and landscaping industry my whole life, and nothing excites me more than seeing our company grow along with others like us who are living out the American Dream.

The best way that I have found to stay current, is to talk to people within the industry and see what trends they've noticed on the horizon. 

Here you’ll find a collection of ideas from thought leaders around North America on what they believe are going to be the biggest trends we see in lawn care, landscaping and small businesses in 2017.

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Topics: St. Louis Locals, Dowco's Featured Clients, Dowco Specific

Are you ready for winter?

Posted on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 12: 56 PM by Kelly Dowell

Many people ask what we do during the colder months and as much as we'd love to hibernate, we never slow down! 

Here's our team this morning with our traditional year-end hoody hand out! (Can you spot Wally?) 

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Topics: St. Louis Locals

Winter Holiday Events Around St. Louis

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 12: 14 PM by Kelly Dowell

During this time of year, the amount of work your lawn and landscape needs is reduced and we all have more free time to spend with our family and friends! Here's a quick list of a few winter holiday events around St. Louis that you can participate in. 

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Topics: St. Louis Locals

Tips for Dealing with Difficult Homeowners in St. Louis Subdivision Associations

Posted on Monday, November 28, 2016 at 12: 00 AM by Maggie Wymore

Serving on your St. Louis homeowner’s association board can become stressful at times if dealing with a difficult resident.

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Topics: Subdivision Specialists

Pool Landscaping in Chesterfield Missouri

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2016 at 12: 35 PM by Matt Hagemann

When this client called and asked to set-up a meeting to discuss improving their backyard landscape I had a good feeling about the potential for the space. The entire family is outdoor enthusiasts, and they enjoy entertaining.

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Topics: Dowco's Featured Clients, Dowco Specific

Top 5 October Outdoor Checklist

Posted on Monday, October 03, 2016 at 04: 11 PM by Kelly Dowell

1. Decorate your outdoor space by adding fall annuals & decorations. 

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Topics: St. Louis Locals, Monthly Outdoor To Do Lists

4 Fall Decorating Ideas for Small Spaces

Posted on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 08: 43 AM by Keri Stahl

If you love to decorate but don’t have much room to decorate; here are some easy & popular decorations to spruce up your small space for fall.

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Topics: Seasonal Yard Maintenance

Best Lawn Care Company in St. Louis Now Offering Triple Aeration

Posted on Monday, July 25, 2016 at 04: 30 PM by Kelly Dowell

Soil compaction is one of the primary reasons that grass won’t grow to its potential. Whether the result of mowing, foot or pet traffic or irrigation; soil compaction restricts the movement of oxygen, nutrients and water to the lawn. As a result, the grass grows slowly and poorly and soon becomes susceptible to drought, disease, and insect damage. [http://www.lawnandlandscape.com/article/ll-031815-aerate-aeration-equipment/]

Aeration equipment removes 1.5 to 3 inch plugs of soil to allow moisture, air & nutrients down to the root zone. A double aeration takes the form of two passes in opposite directions. A triple aeration adds one more pass with the aerator, multiplying the opportunity for a successful lawn.

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Topics: Turf Care, Fall Turf Renovation

9 St. Louis Lawns that Need Compost Topdressing This Fall

Posted on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at 03: 30 PM by Kelly Dowell

Dowco’s newest lawn composting service was designed for eco-friendly property owners who want the greenest lawn! If you haven’t read the benefits of lawn composting yet – check out this link first:

The Benefits of Lawn Composting

Here is a specific list of 9 St. Louis lawns that will benefit from adding compost to their lawn this fall.

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Topics: Turf Care, Fall Turf Renovation

Fall Lawn Composting for the Greenest Grass in St. Louis

Posted on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 05: 30 PM by Kelly Dowell

Just like in Game of Thrones, there is an ongoing battle on your lawn to see who will rise and be the leader. The secret to helping desirable grass to win the battle is by eliminating the competition.

Dowco is here to help you do everything possible to swing the odds in your favor so that you can be the King or Queen of a green, beautiful lawn.  

This fall we’re introducing a brand new service. Fall lawn composting will help you grow the greenest, lushest lawn you’ve ever had.

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Topics: Seasonal Yard Maintenance, Turf Care

     

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