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Spring Annual Install Training

How to install spring annuals. Includes tips on planning, using your time wisely, installing compost or organic material, spacing & depth of flowers, fertilizing, and cleanup.


How to Protect Plants from Frost in Late Spring

 “OMG – Did you hear what Dave Murray said about temperatures tonight!”

How to Keep Deer Out of Your Garden

 “Bambi, Get out of my garden or I’m calling a hunter!”

How to Grow Night-Blooming Moonflowers From Seed

Here are three videos that will help you to grow beautiful moon flowers from seed. 

Spring DIY Gardening Suggestions

When you can’t stand the cabin fever any longer, and the forecast is for a warm and pleasant weekend, many of us gardeners can’t wait to get out and get our hands dirty.

Colorful Winter Container Plantings

People always a search to find a way to bring color into their landscape during the wintertime. There are plants that are amazing accents to the garden but sometimes you don’t have the space or the money to add these specimens to your yard. Colorful winter container plantings are the answer!

4 Best Plant Privacy Screen Options

A popular topic for residential homeowners is privacy. How do homeowners achieve privacy when many subdivisions and homeowners associations don’t allow fences? The answer is a plant privacy screen.

St. Louis Winter Watering Tips

At Dowco, we often get lots of questions regarding winter watering tips. During a normal mid-November, you would still have plenty of time to plan and prepare but a cold spell appears to be settling in for the remainder of the month so, ACT FAST.

The weather forecast for the end of November 2014 looks bitterly cold with temperatures tracking as much as 20 degrees below normal! It appears we may get an early dose of old man winter.

3 Simple Steps to Prepare Your Containers for Winter Weather

The days are growing shorter and winter is on its way. Outside of normal garden clean up there are things to do to prepare for winter. I often get the question, “how do I set myself up for success next spring”? There are many things that you can do that will set you off on the right foot. I will discuss how to best prepare and store your containers.

St. Louis Fall Container Gardening

There are many reasons to choose containers in your garden, and here are just a few:

  • Container gardens are great when you have limited space to work with like in a condominium or an apartment.
  • They provide easy and simple access for individuals of all abilities.
  • If your ground soil is unsuitable, container gardening is a great choice and you can choose your own soil.
  • If you have an ever-changing taste or can’t make up your mind, container gardens are easy to change!
  • Containers are a quick way to add height to a garden.
  • Containers add beauty to a deck, patio, or hardscape area that can’t be easily landscaped. 

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