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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.

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.

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.

Featured Client: The Bachman Family

"We have been Dowco clients since moving to Missouri in 1997. Over the 17+ years, Dowco has worked with us on annual lawn cutting and care. As with all lawns, we have been challenged over the years with grubs, fungus and nutsedge. Dowco monitors these challenges and always ensures the right care at the right time. Dowco’s irrigation service is fantastic. We have expanded the irrigation system over time in many areas and Dowco’s inspection process always ensures we maximize the efficiencies of the system. Dowco’s fall service for leaves is invaluable for a property mostly covered with trees. Additionally, Dowco’s price points are very favorable and attractive.

7 Yard Safety Tips

Yard safety is a HUGE component of what we talk about at Dowco. We want to prepare our crews for everything that may happen during a day in the life of working outside and in Chesterfield lawns and landscapes! Here are 7 tips that will help protect you if you're working in your yard this year.

4 Benefits of Mulching Around Trees

There are 4 main benefits of mulching around trees. Not only is it aesthetically appealing, but mulch also helps to protect your trees and landscape.

Common Bulb Planting Mistakes

Gardener’s tasks can sometimes be very tough ones! The newbie want to learn new techniques, but even the seasoned veterans will occasionally plant something erroneously in their garden. That’s the fun part about landscaping because it’s okay to make it up as you go!

The Importance of a Fall Bed Cleanup

A fall bed clean up is a great practice that will best prepare your beds for the next season.

In a fall bed clean up spent perennials will be dead headed or cut back, pocketed leaves will be removed, weeds will be pulled and the beds will be raked smooth. Summer annuals will also be removed if needed. While all of these practices seem cosmetic, they actually go a long way to give your beds the best chance to perform well next year.

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!”

What St. Louis Subdivision Trustees Should Look for in a Lawn & Landscape Provider

Are you delighted with the current landscaping company your subdivision is working with? Here are some tips on looking for the right company for your St. Louis subdivision commonground or HOA:

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