Welcome to summer weather in St. Louis! This week we look forward to temperatures in the 90s and high humidity. As our office manager, Jane, would say, "it feels like someone threw a wet, wool blanket over my head."
Fungicide applications start this week for all clients that have pre-approved this service. The conditions are now prime for disease so we suggest requesting a quote to prevent & treat brown spots this summer.
Next week we'll start treating for nutsedge in lawns. The product works on contact with nutsedge that is visible (not blanket sprayed). >>Learn more
We're excited to onboard a new production manager this month! You'll see Bob out and about checking on the quality of our work, teaching and training our crews, and providing horticultural knowledge to our team and to you. Here's a bit about him:
Have You Seen This Weed in Your St. Louis Lawn?
One of the peskiest weeds in St. Louis, Nutsedge is an invasive weed that is lime green in color and has a waxy appearance. Nutsedge grows faster and pops up taller than grass and seems impossible to control.
Many people refer to nutsedge as "water grass" or "nutgrass". Botanically, it is classified as a sedge and not a grass which is why control is difficult. Nutsedge thrives in low spots and high moisture areas but can also surface in drier spots as well.
Soil compaction is one of the primary reasons that grass won’t grow to its potential. Whether the result of mowing, foot or pet traffic or irrigation; soil compaction restricts the movement of oxygen, nutrients and water to the lawn. As a result, the grass grows slowly and poorly and soon becomes susceptible to drought, disease, and insect damage. [http://www.lawnandlandscape.com/article/ll-031815-aerate-aeration-equipment/]
Aeration equipment removes 1.5 to 3 inch plugs of soil to allow moisture, air & nutrients down to the root zone. A double aeration takes the form of two passes in opposite directions. A triple aeration adds one more pass with the aerator, multiplying the opportunity for a successful lawn.
Dowco’s newest lawn composting service was designed for eco-friendly property owners who want the greenest lawn! If you haven’t read the benefits of lawn composting yet – check out this link first:
Here is a specific list of 9 St. Louis lawns that will benefit from adding compost to their lawn this fall.
Just like in Game of Thrones, there is an ongoing battle on your lawn to see who will rise and be the leader. The secret to helping desirable grass to win the battle is by eliminating the competition.
Dowco is here to help you do everything possible to swing the odds in your favor so that you can be the King or Queen of a green, beautiful lawn.
This fall we’re introducing a brand new service. Fall lawn composting will help you grow the greenest, lushest lawn you’ve ever had.
If you desire a lush, green lawn this season then you're probably taking time this spring to do a little research. The best St. Louis turf care takes into consideration three factors.
During the spring we receive quite a few calls from people who ask, "How much do you charge for core aeration in the spring?" And our short answer is nothing!
As a general rule of thumb, spring is not the best time to aerate and seed your your St. Louis lawn and this is why.
Spring is the time to put down crabgrass pre-emergents to prevent weeds from germinating.
“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?
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.