Allen Outdoor

November 30, 2012

Even evergreens can be damaged by frigid weather. The cold St. Louis temperatures and dry air can pull the moisture out of the evergreen’s foliage. This causes the plant to dry out and potentially turn brown. To combat this, at Allen Outdoor Solutions, we recommend applying Transfilm to the evergreen plants and trees. Transfilm is […]

November 09, 2012

Fall is a great time to apply mulch to your ornamental beds and tree rings. This will help keep moisture in and around the roots of your landscaping plants. The layer of mulch, also provides insulation for the root systems to protect it from the frigid, St. Louis temperatures. Your friends and family will be […]

November 07, 2012

The turfgrass industry encompasses “the production and maintenance of specialized grasses and other ground covers as required in the development and management of facilities for utility, beautification, and recreation.” It has four functional branches; these are: facilities, manufacturing, servicing, and institutional. The facilities branch includes golf courses, sports fields, residential and commercial lawns, and roadside […]

November 02, 2012

Location: Wildwood, MO Construction of new, modular-block retaining wall Stone walls needed to be built to replace a failing railroad-tie retaining wall. Terraced walls were used to provide better erosion control and to help sustain the driveway and hillside The walls also add beauty and texture to the hillside above the pool and the house. […]

October 30, 2012

The process by which soil air is replaced by atmospheric air is called soil aeration. Soil air has higher concentrations of carbon dioxide and water vapor but less oxygen than atmospheric air due to the consumption of oxygen and production of carbon dioxide by soil organisms. The magnitude of difference depends on the rate of […]

October 26, 2012

If your sprinkler system has not yet been winterized, the upcoming freeze can cause serious damage to your backflow device. Here are three emergency measures you can take to stop your backflow from freezing. Option 1 – Heating Tape: Go to your local hardware store and purchase ‘Heating Tape’. Heating tape is essentially a heating […]

October 23, 2012

The past couple of years have been hard on landscape plantings and mature shade trees. The extreme heat and drought conditions have pushed the trees to their limit. Save your trees and keep them healthy by using deep root fertilization. We can help! To learn more about deep root fertilization or to setup an appointment, […]

October 15, 2012

Are you looking for a fence to stop your dog from leaving your yard? Consider electric dog fences- a fence only your dog can ‘see’! At Allen Outdoor Solutions, we only install the highest quality fences at the most reasonable prices in the St. Louis area. Additionally, we minimize damage to your lawn during the […]

October 12, 2012

Over the past few years St. Louis has had long, dry, and hot summers. These summers have not been good for plant material. During the spring and the winter we receive plenty of rain fall. A lot of this rain fall ends up in the big rivers and is lost. Nowadays, we are able to […]

October 08, 2012

As the summer turns to fall, we become more aware of the wildlife that lives amongst us. The squirrels are harvesting nuts, the geese are starting to fly south, and the deer begin migrating. Not only are the deer a problem for vehicles, they can cause havoc within a landscaped yard. Male deer removing the […]