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Turf Disease Season St. Louis

It's turf disease season in St. Louis!

If you're wondering why your turf is turning brown, even though it's had plenty of rain and moisture. Keep reading. You may have a fungus in your turf.

Winning the War Against Crabgrass!

Do you look at your lawn hoping to see a velvety carpet of perfect green turf, only to find tufts and clumps of raggedy crabgrass? Don’t be troubled! There are steps to take to rid your lawn of this “opportunistic weed” as well as prevent it from returning or appearing in the first place.

Here is a brief overview of crabgrass – what it is, how it grows, what you can do to rid yourself of it and how to prevent it.

When Should I Overseed My Lawn? Spring or Fall?

Many people ask us, "When should I overseed my lawn?" During spring, plants are blooming and growing, so naturally we think spring would be the best time to plant grass seed. However, spring likely isn’t the best time to overseed your lawn. Here’s why.

Landscaping & Garden Trends 2014

New garden trends, lawn trends, and landscaping trends as predicted by green industry experts. Including drought tolerant plants, simple and elegant containers, and gardening for the greater good.

October Outdoor To Do List

October Outdoor To-Do List

Fall is officially here! Here is a list of 15 things to remember this month:

4 Ways to Encourage New Seedling Growth

Did you or do you plan to aerate and overseed your lawn this fall? Here are some best practices to care for your baby seedlings!

Four Fall Plantings for a Beautiful Spring Landscape

Do you suffer from spring landscape envy? Does it seem like every time the weather starts warming up from winter, your neighbors have bursts of colorful blooms in their garden and you don't? Fall plantings must take place months prior to spring so that you can reap the rewards after the chilly months.

How to Prepare for Aeration

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)

Turf Fertilization and Weed Control Program

Let’s face it; you’re looking for results from your lawn care company. You want someone who is reliable and knowledgeable to provide a beautiful, green turf!

If you desire a healthy beautiful lawn, Dowco has the right lawn care solutions for you! Fertilization for your lawn adds the necessary nutrients in the required amounts to promote healthier and greener turf. A lush, healthy lawn is the best defense for withstanding adverse conditions such as disease and drought. Dowco’s fertilizers are always formulated for the soil and environmental conditions specific to the St. Louis area are specially blended to our specifications. Every application contains at least 50% slow release nitrogen for a sustained, gentle green.

2012 Seed Blend Choice

The seed blend that Dowco chose this year.

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