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Spring Flood 2017 - Impact on St. Louis Lawns & Landscaping

St. Louis Spring Flood 2017

Everyone knows that there is a not-so-small flood happening in our area. We wanted to take the time to update you on how this will impact your services throughout the remainder of this week, as well as give you some information from our horticulturists on how this will impact your landscape overall.

Dowco Service Update

As of last night, all of the routes to access accounts on the south side of highway 44 have been shut down and will most likely remain shut down for the rest of the week. This mainly includes the following towns: Eureka, Glencoe, Fenton, and parts of Sunset Hills.

If you live in one of these areas, unfortunately we will not be able to access your property for services until the roads are back open. All other areas will continue services as normal.

In addition to the flood, we are also forecasted for 2 more days of rain this week. We ask for your patience and please know that we are doing everything in our power to make sure your property is serviced.

Lawn & Landscape Impact

What does all of this rain mean to your lawn and landscape? Most trees, shrubs, and turf should be fine as long as standing water does not persist for over a week or two.

The most important thing is for the roots to continue to get oxygen. If this oxygen supply is cut-off for a long period of time, plants may experience root rot. Symptoms of root rot include: yellow/white leaves, slimy brown roots, wilting, and rapid leaf drop.  If you notice any of your plants showing signs of root rot, you can call our Dowco office and schedule a site visit with one of our horticulturists.

The best thing you can do to help your lawn recover from a flood is to core aerate. This is done in the early fall and allows oxygen to get back into the roots of the grass. 

St. Louis Ice Storm 2017

Happy Martin Luther King Day !

The weather this weekend created some beautiful scenery for St. Louis. Check out this video from the Missouri Botanical Garden showing off their icy wonderland.


However, the icy weekend may have negatively affected some trees and shrubs more that others.

2017 Landscaping and Lawn Care Trends

I've grown up in the lawn care and landscaping industry my whole life, and nothing excites me more than seeing our company grow along with others like us who are living out the American Dream.

The best way that I have found to stay current, is to talk to people within the industry and see what trends they've noticed on the horizon. 

Here you’ll find a collection of ideas from thought leaders around North America on what they believe are going to be the biggest trends we see in lawn care, landscaping and small businesses in 2017.

Are you ready for winter?

Many people ask what we do during the colder months and as much as we'd love to hibernate, we never slow down! 

Here's our team this morning with our traditional year-end hoody hand out! (Can you spot Wally?) 

Winter Holiday Events Around St. Louis

During this time of year, the amount of work your lawn and landscape needs is reduced and we all have more free time to spend with our family and friends! Here's a quick list of a few winter holiday events around St. Louis that you can participate in. 

Top 5 October Outdoor Checklist

1. Decorate your outdoor space by adding fall annuals & decorations. 

Chesterfield Landscaping Bed Redesign

Check out these before and after photos of a Chesterfield Landscaping bed that Dowco replanted for one of our clients this summer.  

Landscaping Cleanup in Chesterfield

Check out these before and after photos of a Chesterfield Landscaping Project that Dowco completed for one of our lawn and landscape maintenance clients!

 

Chesterfield, MO landscaping project

After living in his Chesterfield, MO house for many years, this Dowco client was ready for his front and side yard to have a facelift! 


Landscaping Chesterfield Missouri

Check out these before & after photos from a Dowco client who moved into the area from out of state. 

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