This morning we came together to eat breakfast as a team and celebrate our second quarter wins! We also took some time to gain feedback from the entire staff on what we love and enjoy about working at Dowco as well as the things that the company can improve on.
This time of year, neighbors start to notice and comment on beautiful landscapes that look manicured & tidy even through the heat of the summer. We want that neighbor to be you!
You could spend your weekends pulling weeds this summer, or you can relax and enjoy your outdoor space, leaving the dirty work to us. Depending on you and your lifestyle, you may prefer regularly scheduled visits or simply call us as needed - and we have options for you!
Have you ever wondered why some people spend so much time creating a shovel edge and then mulching around the trees in their landscape?
This morning we came together to eat breakfast as a team and celebrate our first quarter wins! We also took some time to gain feedback from the entire staff on what we love and enjoy about working at Dowco as well as the things that the company can improve on.
If you desire a lush, green lawn this season then you're probably taking time this spring to do a little research. The best St. Louis turf care takes into consideration three factors.
Your Dowco mulch project receives 3 important things. First a world class bed cleanup, followed by a crisp shovel edge and finally the smooth application of your mulch of choice.
First: A Spring Bed Cleanup
During the bed cleanup, any remaining ornamental grasses are cut low and as level as possible without damaging the crown; the area where the stems meet the roots. We remove the dead from spent perennials and cut them back to about 1”. This helps prevent the spread of any pests or disease that may have over-wintered.
During the spring we receive quite a few calls from people who ask, "How much do you charge for core aeration in the spring?" And our short answer is nothing!
As a general rule of thumb, spring is not the best time to aerate and seed your your St. Louis lawn and this is why.
Spring is the time to put down crabgrass pre-emergents to prevent weeds from germinating.
“Decisions are the hardest thing to make, especially when it’s a choice between where you should be and where you want to be.” – Anonymous
Have you ever had to choose between two options?
These are common choices that most of us have faced in our adulthood. Making constant decisions over how the chores, or nonessential tasks, in our lives are going to be handled is draining for you brain!
There’s an obvious answer in each of the questions above, however sometimes the non-essential become so glaringly overwhelming that we must do it.
When it comes to caring for a lawn, everyone will need to get rid of weeds at one point or another, and for many it is a constant battle to keep weeds under control. The younger your lawn is, the more susceptible it is to weeds that will grow in between the young and relatively weak blades of grass.
While choosing a weed killer and applying it properly are essential to kill the weeds successfully, timing the application will help increase the number of weeds you affect.
Here are 8 tips on how to choose the best time to kill the weeds in your St. Louis lawn: