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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. 

Does my Lawn Need Fall Fertilization?

The Importance of Fall Fertilization in St. Louis County Lawns

 

For the vast majority of our clients, fall fertilization is included in your turf fertilization and weed control package. However, when people are budgeting or looking to cut something out and they usually try skipping the last fall fertilization application.

How To Encourage New Seed Growth

Did you aerate and over-seed your turf this year?

Here are some best practices to care for your baby seedlings and encourage new seed growth

Featured Client: The Colangione Family

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“Dowco has done a great job for my turf. I used their fertilization program one year then switched to somebody else. I came back to Dowco after unsatisfactory results. I did everything Dowco recommended including the renovation package - double aeration and over-seeding etc. in the fall. I could really tell a difference in the lawn from the end of last year to the end of this year! The way that the Dowco crews kept coming back out, checking, walking, and sprinkling the site with more grass seed was impressive. I was concerned that the drought we had in August would affect our lawn more than it did, but Dowco kept it looking perfect, thick, green, and beautiful. People who stop by my house compliment my lawn!”

Fall 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.

8 Benefits of Core Aeration and Overseeding

Normal wear and tear on your lawn throughout the season causes stress to the turf. This fall, it is important to aerate and overseed your turf for a thick, lush lawn next year!

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