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April Showers Bring May Flowers

Lawn Mowing Schedule Update

Looking into the forecast this week, we are expecting more rain. This is why you may see us out earlier than normal for mowing to try to get ahead of it.

STL Swamp Living and National Lawn Care Month

Although the sun is shining, we are considering this another rain day. The machines we use would be too heavy and sink into saturated lawns.  We plan to put a full court press on mowing and lawn care and we will be working this weekend. 

Here at Dowco, we are passionate about creating beautiful, green lawns for St. Louis.  For many years, the landscape industry has celebrated National Lawn Care Month in April. Now that spring is beginning, there is no better time to get started on developing the perfect lawn this season!

Spring Rain Delay Schedule Update

We hope you're staying dry! 

Last week we started mowing all of our residential properties. If you haven't seen us yet, it's because we're delayed from rain, and the forecast this week shows more spring showers. Our goal is to ensure top quality work, in a timely fashion, without damaging your lawn.  

Keep in mind that during the wet spring, your mow day will fluctuate. It will become more regular as we head into summer! 

Fertilization round 1 will be completed on all properties by April 8th.

Happy First Day of Spring!

Hi there,

Kelly here.   I just wanted to share with you some amazing news about our fantastic team member, Maggie.   Read on:

Lawn Mowing Boot Camp [VIDEO]

The last 2 weeks we've been preparing for lawn mowing. A few of our crew members are learning these skills for the first time, while many others are sharpening up their techniques before we hit our client's properties.

Last week we worked on the fundamentals - fueling, starting, handling, and safety.

This morning, the trainers on our team TJ Rau, Maurice Dowell, Ricky R Davis, Francisco Escobar and John Drago put together an amazing Mow Training Boot Camp! 17 crew members tackled 4 stations to practice on 2 different types of mowers, edging, weeding, blowing and trimming.

Check out the video recap on our YouTube Page

Prepare! St. Louis Lawn Care Teams are Emerging

Can you believe the warm weather we've had in February? 

While you may see the Forsythia blooming already, the soil temperatures are still between 45-55 degrees, therefore Crabgrass is not yet germinating.  Our fertilization program is underway and both rounds 1 and 2 contain a crabgrass pre-emergent. 

We predict that we will be mowing very soon!

BEFORE we arrive at your property, please make sure that your lawn is ready to be manicured by our outdoor living professionals. You can help by: 

Top 5 Blog Posts of 2016

Each year, we publish over 45 educational blog posts to share our expertise on a variety of lawn care and landscaping topics, and to communicate the latest happenings and trends in our company and industry.

Of all the posts that were written in 2016, the following five were the most popular! 

 

Designing and Installing Incredible Landscapes in Chesterfield

Designing and installing incredible landscapes is not possible without a smart strategy and capable leader to execute it. Matt is our Senior Landscape Designer & Horticulturist and he has brought expertise to our landscape design division since January 2015. 

Spring Is Coming to St. Louis!

February 2nd marks the official mid-point of winter and we're looking for signs of the upcoming spring.

Our bed cleanups and shovel edging are underway.  While we're not spreading mulch yet, we're taking the time to prepare the beds so when the weather warms up your property stands out! 

St. Louis Ice Storm 2017

Happy Martin Luther King Day !

The weather this weekend created some beautiful scenery for St. Louis. Check out this video from the Missouri Botanical Garden showing off their icy wonderland.


However, the icy weekend may have negatively affected some trees and shrubs more that others.