Category Archives: Landscaping

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 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 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 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 […]

October 05, 2012

For many years, professional golf course greens keepers have known that the secret to beautiful, dense turf is Fall Core Aeration & Over Seeding. What is Core Aeration & Over Seeding? Core aeration is the process of making thousands of small holes in your lawn. These holes reduce thatch and break up soil compaction. This […]

October 04, 2012

Fall has started and the trees are starting to change colors. This means a few different things: school is back in session, football season has started, baseball season is ending, and the leaves are falling, but they cannot get up by themselves. We offer a variety of leaf removal options. For customers that live in […]

October 03, 2012

Fall and winter are the prime time for performing perennial maintenance and major tree care. This covers pruning, trimming down/back for the winter, and dividing the perennials. Our service would include having any dead, diseased or crossing-over tree branches removed, followed by structural pruning. Additionally, shrubs would be heavily pruned in what is called a […]

October 03, 2012

The summer was particularly harsh but we are finally starting to see some relief. The change in weather and the upcoming rains are going to help a lot of the plant material to bounce back. Unfortunately, there are some plants that have been hit pretty hard by the drought; these include a good portion of […]