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What to Look for in a St. Louis Mulching Company

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. 

Making Better Decisions about Your Chesterfield Lawn Mowing

“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?

  • Before work: Change the oil in your car or prepare and eat a healthy breakfast?
  • After work: See your kids in a school play or finish your tax refund paperwork?
  • After dinner: Wash the dishes or go to the gym for a workout?
  • Before bed: Put away laundry or read a book?

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.

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:

5 Tips For Finding the Best Lawn Care Company in St. Louis

Your green lawn is a valuable part of your landscaping because it provides an area for outdoor play and entertainment for you and your family to enjoy.  Could you imagine playing in a backyard that has knee-high grass filled with bugs and weeds? Yuck!

A healthy, green lawn helps your family relax, but it also increases the value of your property.

Did you know that with a well-designed and properly maintained landscape you can increase the property value of your home by 15% to 20%? For those who aren’t good at math, that turns a $500,000 home into a $575,000 home!

You realize that your lawn is an important investment so you’re definitely going to hire a professional lawn care company in St. Louis to handle it for you. But where should you begin?

Don’t leave the care and maintenance to just anyone. Find the best lawn care company in St. Louis to care for and protect your turf with these tips.

3 Container Gardening Tips to Enhance Your St. Louis Home Landscaping

I love flowers, and nothing is more welcoming than a beautiful flower display at your entryway.

Here are some tips to guarantee the best display on the block!

How Winter Shrub Pruning Can Reduce Your Costs

Here in St. Louis, we are used to trimming and pruning our shrubs regularly during the growing season.

If we don't, common plantings like Boxwoods, Burning Bush, Viburnum and Spirea get large and out of control!  

But, did you know that winter shrub pruning can reduce your trimming costs during the season?


Leaf Cleanup Chesterfield, MO

Leaf cleanup isn't a chore for the weekends.

Leaf it to the professionals at Dowco!   

Leaf Cleanup Chesterfield, MO

Our crews are equipped with huge, industrial sized, walk behind leaf blowers to make cleanup fast and easy.

Leaf Vacuuming Chesterfield, MO 

Forget the days of bagging your leaves on the weekend.  Dowco can do same day pick ups with our leaf vacuum. 

St. Louis Irrigation Shut Down Service

Dowco’s St. Louis irrigation shut down service will ensure that your pipes are properly blown out & your system doesn’t get freeze damage through the winter.

The leaves have started changing color and the temperatures are cooling and it’s time to think about shutting down your irrigation system and preparing it for the cold winter months ahead.

Dowco recommends having your system shut down by the first week of November so that your system is winterized before the overnight temperatures get below 32° and we get a hard freeze.

Fall Landscape Cleanup Services

Some of our clients have asked us about cutting back their ornamental grasses already. This is a fabulous best practice for fall and Dowco can take care of it during a Fall Bed Cleanup service. 

When plants have gone dormant their leaves will yellow and brown and they will break away from the plant easily. Most can be cleaned away by a gentle raking.

If you begin too early, you risk the chance of damaging your perennials and ornamental grasses because they'll push up unwanted new growth that will die off when we get a cold snap. 

Dowco's fall bed cleanups will start after the temperatures cool.  

St. Louis County Leaf Cleanup & Removal Options

Leaf removal doesn't have to break your back or your bank this fall!

Dowco's leaf cleanup and leaf vacuuming services will help remove leaves from all areas around your property including: 

  • Lawn
  • Flower beds
  • Decks, porches & patios
  • Driveways, sidewalks & steps
  • Curbs & ditches

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