Aeration should be done at least once a year where compaction is a problem. It is highly beneficial anytime the grass is actively growing, except in midsummer.
Spring arrived fast this year. The grass is growing and it definitely needs mowing. We are out in full force mowing fertilizing, mulching and doing spring cleanups on all of our lawns.
St. Louis Lawn Care prides ourselves on being the most reliable lawn care company in St. Louis. We are there every week, no matter what. We will do our best to keep the same employees servicing your lawn every week. They will become comfortable with your lawn and know all of the nooks and crannies.
The grass grows extremely fast in the spring and we love to make lawns look great. We use only top of the line equipment to service your lawn.
We know it can be frustrating hiring a reliable lawn care company, but we will change that. We do our best to answer our phones when you call. Respond to your e mails when you email. We want to make your lawn care needs go away.
We provide a wide array of lawn care and landscaping services. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment for an estimate.
It has been a while since I have posted, and WOW is all I can say about this summer.
The extreme heat and drought is killing this grass. The only remedy for your lawn right now is water.
Good, deep, waterings.
Should I water my grass when it’s 100 degress?
Everywhere I look this year I see brown and yellow grass.
It is hot and this weather really stresses the grass out. Many lawns are going dormant, and some are even dead.
There is not much you can do to a lawn in the middle of this harsh St. Louis summer.
But you can water.
How Much Water to Use on My Lawn During Summer
I will tell you what I have been doing this summer.
I have been watering my lawn once a week on Sundays. I have an oscillating sprinkler and leave it on my yard from 5-8 hours, giving my lawn a good soak.
My lawn has responded very well. It is bright green and very healthy.
Why water grass for so many hours?
What the deep watering does is soak the soil multiple inches deep.
This forces the roots to search for the water. If you water your lawn lightly, multiple times per week the roots will not have to search for water and the roots will stay towards the surface, creating grass that is more susceptible to the heat.
The deep roots are cooler and this will prevent the heat from damaging your lawn. It also keeps the surface area of your lawn dry most of the time, cutting down the chance of fungus and disease.
If you ever have any questions about your lawn and the St. Louis area.
Please do not hesitate to call me at 314-974-5911. I would be happy to answer any lawn questions you have.
Have you ever considered paver patios to add an architectural view to your outdoor spaces? Or, do you have a concrete patio that’s cracking, sinking, or just weathered beyond repair?
With the extreme weather fluctuations in St. Louis, it’s common to have shifts in concrete patios in nearly every season throughout the year.
Paver patios continue to grow in popularity due to the amount of flexibility they provide during the design phase of your project. And, they look really great!
We find most people install paver patios instead of decks or concrete as it provides a much more unique appeal to their landscape, and it’s usually easier to repair.
We couldn’t agree more, paver patios are a great alternative to traditional concrete patios or decks.
Not only are patio pavers a beautiful addition to your landscape, but you can customize the designs utilizing a variety of layouts and stone choices.
What are paver patios?
Paver patios are the types of patios you see where they are made from individually places stones in a decorative pattern. Pavers are often used for patios, driveways, pool decks, and walkways. Because of the various sizes of stones or paver material, the finished product often has a very custom and weathered look.
This is one of the main reasons people love to use paver patios in their landscape.
Below are 3 reasons people love paver patios.
- Paver patios provide a great place to enjoy your outdoor spaces.
- They can improve the value of your home
- Paver patios are certainly a focal point to your overall landscape plan
Types of patio pavers
You have a lot of flexibility when choosing patio pavers for your next project. We have worked with many paver types and can certainly give you some recommendations
Below are the various types of patio pavers you can choose from.
Concrete patio pavers
You can commonly find 12×12 concrete pavers or 24×24 concrete pavers. Additional sizes may be available upon request during the design phase of your project. Concrete patio pavers can also be stained if you want to use a custom color.
Brick patio pavers
Brick pavers provide a very unique look to your paver patio. One of the really great things about brick patio pavers is you can get extremely creative with your designs based on how easy it can be to cut brick. And, using brick makes paver installation much easier due to the consistency of the sizing of each brick paver.
Flagstone, Slate, and Marble
Natural stone paver patios will not disappoint. Using natural stone pavers for your patio will give it the custom look it deserves. Paver installation using natural stone takes a little more creativity as the size of each stone paver is different.
Paver patio installation
Paver patio installation can be one of the toughest DIY landscape projects you can take on.
Because it takes time and patience. You’re not just digging up the yard and laying stone, there is a very detailed process that you must follow. And, if you skip any steps, you’ll find your self with a sinking patio very soon.
We recently installed a paver patio (pictures below) in the rear of a home where the home owner had issues with their old concrete slab. It took a while to remove the concrete and then we were left with open ground to begin prepping.
We first leveled out the ground as much as possible and then added our base and sand. Laying pavers without base is one of the biggest mistakes most people make when trying to install a paver patio.
Laying pavers without sand is the second biggest mistake most homeowners make when trying to do a DIY paver patio.
If you’re not prepared to follow the steps, then you’re setting yourself up for failure.
That is why every paver patio we install follows a strict checklist to ensure you are going to have a stable patio for years to come.
Why use stone pavers for your patio?
Most people tend to want stone pavers over any other material, likely because it looks natural, which is the ultimate goal when creating a landscaped place in your back yard.
Stone pavers are beautiful and the natural textures are one of the main reason customers choose stone pavers for their patio or walkways.
Aside from looking good, stone pavers are extremely durable! Stone has clearly been used for thousands of years. If the Romans ruled the world by building stone paver roads, you can be confident your stone paver patio will hold up even better!
Lastly, stone pavers provide incredible designs. You can find stone pavers in many sizes and colors. Our design team can help you pick out the best paver patio layout.
Small paver patio designs
You have many options for small paver patio designs or even larger projects. Many of our clients choose paver patios in smaller spaces, but the size doesn’t impact the design.
Below are some of the commons paver patio designs you can choose from.
- Basket Weave
- Fan patterns
- Running bond (standard brick layer pattern)
Paver Patio Pictures Before and After
Our most recent paver patio project we mentioned earlier was a great success. It’s the perfect example of how we were able to help our customer remove an old and cracking concrete patio and replace it with a new paver patio.
Before Paver Patio
After Paver Patio Installation
Schedule Paver Installation
If you’re looking to install a paver patio at your home, please give us a call. We service the entire St. Louis area and specialize in paver patio installation, regardless of the materials used. Give us a call and we’ll happily discuss the process and help you think through the best type of pavers for you patio.
St. Louis Lawncare is your local resource for installing paver patios. It’s a job we know how to do extremely well.
We could continue all day talking about paver patios, but most people would rather just talk it through. It’s our job at St. Louis Lawncare to provide you with exception service, and part of that service is taking the time to talk through the design process.
If you’re interested in paver patios for your home or business, we would be happy to sit down with you and talk through the different options you have. Creating paver patios can be difficult if you aren’t familiar with all the steps it takes to complete.
Our team will not only educate you on our process, but we’ll make suggestions that will help you visualize what your new paver patio could look like.
Need a paver patio installed? Call the team at St. Louis Lawncare at 314-974-5911.
We are still in the middle of winter and we will still get some snow here in St. Louis. Call us today to make sure that our fleet of plows are ready to have your commercial property cleared and ready to go for business opening when it snows overnight. When you are a client of St. Louis Lawn Care, we make sure that your property is serviced and ready for opening.
Call for a quote on your snow removal project today – 314-974-5911
Our commercial snow removal and salting services run around the clock to ensure your property is cleared of ice and snow when the weather hits here in St. Louis. We can be reached at anytime when it is snowing. So, if there is ice on your property we can be there to salt.
St. Louis Lawn Care knows how fast the weather can change here in St. Louis. One day it will be a beautiful 75 degrees, and the next it will be a freezing 25 degrees, with snow in the forecast. We always have an eye on the weather and maintain our fleet of snow plows, so they are ready to go when the weather does hit.
Commercial Snow Removal Services Offered in St. Louis
Snow Plowing and Salting
St. Louis Lawn Care has a fleet of trucks with various sized plows and salters. We will be able to work around any obstacle your property may have. We can handle any lot from small commercial storefronts, up to multiple acre parking lots. The snow will be piled in an area that is out if the way.
Sidewalk Snow Clearing
We make sure your sidewalks are clear of snow and ice for your customers and employees to safely walk. We will use a variety of snow blowers and shovels to ensure your sidewalks are clear of any snow and ice.
We know not everyone uses a lawn care service in St. Louis. Many people enjoy mowing their own lawn. And we would love to recommend a fantastic lawn mower repair company in St. Louis. St. Louis Equipment Repair Company.
St. Louis Equipment Repair can repair anything. Residential lawn mowers, commercial lawn mowers, trimmers, blowers, and anything that has a small engine.
Bring your lawn care equipment in to get it tuned up and ready for the season.
The best thing about this company is that they are honest with turn around time and will get your lawn mower back to you very quickly. Everything is guaranteed and all service is performed by an expert mechanic with years of experience.
Not only can St. Louis Equipment Repair Company fix any lawn mower, they also perform welding services. Any type of service or maintenance a lawn care company would need St. Louis Equipment Repair Company can handle it.
If your lawn mower is going to be down, you can also rent a mower to help you get by while your mower is being fixed.
Residential Lawn Mower Repair Services: St. Louis Equipment
- Lawn Mower Tune Up
- Regular Mower Maintenance, Lawn Mower Blade Sharpening and balancing
- Tire change
- Oil Change
- Valve Adjustment
- Carburetor repair
- Hydro adjustment
- Lawn Mower winterizing and storage
- Starter recoil repair
- And much, much more. We can fix and repair any lawn equipment you have
Commercial Lawn Mower Repair Services: St. Louis Equipment
We are the premium lawnmower repair shop that specializes in any brand of commercial lawn mower:
- Ferris, Snapper
- Wright Stander
- and anything else
We can fix and repair any type of commercial lawn mower engine:
- Briggs and Stratton
- and any other brand
Bring your lawn equipment in for regular maintenance and service.
Rental and Loaner Lawnmowers in St. Louis
Loaner and rental mowers are available, so you are able to continue your lawn mowing business with no downtime.
Very quick turnaround for service and parts
We can fix and repair any brand of trimmer, blower, chainsaw or any other hand tools.
St. Louis Equipment Repair Company understands that it can be frustrating at other lawn mower repair shops. We pride ourselves on honest turn around times and fixing items the first time.
Directions to St. Louis Equipment: Lawn Mower Repair Shop
St. Louis Equipment
8336 Bridge Ave
St. Louis, MO 63125
Directions to St. Louis Equipment from I-55 South
If you’re headed south on 55, you’ll exit at Weber Rd. and head east.
Turn right on Bridge Ave and arrive at 8336.
Directions from Lemay Ferry Rd.
Take Lemay Ferry Rd. to River City Blvd and head north.
Turn left on Weber Rd
Turn left on Bridge Ave and arrive at 8336.
Please visit our website www.STLMOWERREPAIR.com. Or come in anytime. St. Louis Equipment is the premier lawn mower repair shop in St. Louis, MO.
The leaves are falling or getting ready to fall in St. Louis. And it is important get a St. Louis leaf removal job. It seems this year the leaves are holding on a little longer in years past. The weather has been rather warm and we have not had much rain or wind to knock the leaves off. But, don’t worry, they will fall.
Grass is still Growing
Since the weather has been so warm the grass is still growing at a reasonable rate in St. Louis. The lawns are still needing to be cut on a regular basis. A way to control the leaves that fall is to mulch up the leaves while you mow your lawn. Many lawn mowers have a mulching setting that allows you to do this. Here at St. Louis Lawn Care, we mulch up our customers leaves when we mow in the fall. We make the lawn look clean and well maintained.
Do Not Let the Leaves Kill Your Lawn
Be sure to get the leaves cleared from your lawn before winter hits. If you let the leaves stay on your grass for too long the leaves will suffocate the grass.
This time of year the lawns typically go dormant, but not this year.
The lawns in St. Louis are going crazy.
They are growing like it is spring. The deep rains have the grass growing and the fungus thriving.
A lot of lawns are looking spectacular right now, but once we have a week without heavy rain and hot weather that grass will look pretty bad.
How to Avoid Fungus in Your Grass
Be prepared to aerate and overseed once September hits in St. Louis.
This is the best thing you can do for your lawn.
If you Aerate and overseed your lawn will look full and lush in the spring.
Right now you are just trying to maintain your lawn. Fescue and blue grass lawns are not made for hot humid weather.
If your lawn goes dormant. that is fine.
Keep with the once a week waterings. Long and deep waterings. Even though it seems like its drying out. if you water your lawn for a long time, the soil underneath is still wet and those roots are still sucking it up. Make those roots dig for water.
It is the best thing for them.
If you water every day. Those roots stay near the surface and when the weather heats up, those roots will fry. Make those roots go searching deep for water.
Your lawn will love you for it.
Water Long and Deep
Have you ever noticed that your lawn looks the best after those long, all day St. Louis rains? And it keeps growing and is green for at least a week after. There is a reason for that. The water really drenches the soil and penetrates deep. A few days later when the surface is dry. There is still moisture in the soil below. This encourages the roots to dig deep.
Do: Water your lawn once a week very heavily, trying to replicate that all day rain
This will encourage deep root growth and a healthy stand of grass
Don’t: Water everyday for short periods of time
This will encourage the roots to stay near the soil surface, knowing that water will be available everyday. The soil does not have time to dry out, and this will cause various lawn fungus and disease.
Sometimes lawns in St. Louis will go dormant
Sometimes it doesn’t matter how much you water. Lawns in St. Louis will go dormant. Fescue and bluegrass are not made for long periods of extreme heat. It is perfectly natural for them to go dormant and turn brown during the hot times of the summer. Remember that no matter how much water you put on your lawn, it is the heat that makes it go dormant, not the lack of water. As soon as the cooler weather comes back to St. Louis, your lawn will green up in no time.
Lawns will be very stressed from the hot weather. Be sure to put a fungicide down at the first sign of stress and disease.
As always, mow your cool season grasses at about 4″. Use sharp blades, and try your best to stay off when the lawn is stressed out.
If you ever have any questions about the best watering tequeniques in St. Louis, we would be happy to answer your questions.