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.
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!
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 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.
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!
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.
Happy New Year !
We are very excited for the upcoming seasons at Dowco. Here is a quick look at the next services we have coming up.
Snow and Ice
Last week we were hit with about 2 inches of snow in St. Louis, which was a simple cleanup. Around Christmastime last year, we experienced an unpredicted ice storm that caused thousands of vehicle accidents.
This weekend looks like we have another dangerous ice storm approaching. Our residential routes are full, and we have very limited availability still left on our commercial routes.
Nobody loves meetings, but as a St. Louis Homeowner's Association trustee, part of your job is to conduct them.
The winter season is a magical time of year.
It's a time for giving and receiving, a time to remember others less fortunate than us, and a time to enjoy family, friends and colleagues.
The spirit of the winter season also gives us the opportunity to reflect on all that we've been blessed with. I believe it's important to share this with all of you - clients, friends, prospects, family, email subscribers and co-workers because each of you have made a significant impact towards Dowco.
Check out this video of the work we did this year and the fun we had along the way! I hope it inspires you to set your sights even higher next year, to love more and achieve more.
The reality is that most St. Louis homeowners will not become actively involved in their subdivision associations. However, involved residents can offer valuable contributions if committed to the mission of improving their community, so it is important to get their input at board meetings.