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St. Louis Lawns Invaded by Pesky Nutsedge Weed

Have You Seen This Weed in Your St. Louis Lawn?

One of the peskiest weeds in St. Louis, Nutsedge is an invasive weed that is lime green in color and has a waxy appearance. Nutsedge grows faster and pops up taller than grass and seems impossible to control. 

Many people refer to nutsedge as "water grass" or "nutgrass". Botanically, it is classified as a sedge and not a grass which is why control is difficult. Nutsedge thrives in low spots and high moisture areas but can also surface in drier spots as well.

5 FAQ About Summer Lawns in St. Louis

Summer is upon us and our lawns!  There are a few things you want to be on the lookout for as it warms up outside. 

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

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.

9 St. Louis Lawns that Need Compost Topdressing This Fall

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.

The Best Time to Kill Weeds in Your St. Louis Lawn

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:

Lawn Overseeding 101

Did you know that a single blade of grass only lives an average of 40 days before it dies? Our lawns are constantly working to produce new blades to replace the ones that have died back. 

How to Prepare for Aeration 2015

How to Prepare Your Lawn for its Big Day!

Now that you’re set up for aeration with Dowco, it’s time to prepare the grounds. Please review the following FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. 

What needs to be flagged?

  • Flag all irrigation heads and valve boxes.
  • Flag the invisible dog fence approximately every 3 feet.
  • Flag any other obstacles in the lawn (accent lights, sewers, etc)

How to Get Rid of Crabgrass in Lawn

What a crazy summer it’s been! If you’re living in St. Louis, by now you’ve probably experienced a few things going on with your lawn: Brown spots (turf disease), nutsedge (commonly called nut grass or water grass), and crabgrass. Does this sound about right? 

Even in Dowco lawns we’ve seen an unusual amount of crabgrass this year. Why? The answer is the same across the board. Heat and rain. Rain. Heat. And more rain with heat... 

Fall Aeration & Overseeding FAQ

If you plan to aerate and overseed with Dowco this year, please keep reading! We answer the most frequently asked questions regarding fall aeration and overseeding.

Turf Fungus and Disease 2015

Temperatures are predicted to be in the high 90's this week and the humidity is high. These environmental factors are prime living conditions for fungus and disease to thrive in your turf. 

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