Category Archives: Lawn Care

May 23, 2019

Lawn funguses are no joke. Lawn fungus like powdery mildew and red thread not only look ugly, they can destroy your grass for good. And once they’re done with your grass, it can move onto your plants, wreaking havoc all over your beautiful garden. Even worse… Fungus can easily spread from yard to yard. Walking […]

April 30, 2019

Spring is the perfect time to get your lawn into top shape and prepare it for hot and humid St. Louis summers. Our Ultimate St. Louis Landscaping Spring Cleanup Checklist is the perfect guide to preparing your entire yard for the months to come. If you’re already overwhelmed with all the landscaping work you have […]

February 18, 2019

Spring is in the air! Well, almost. While we still have several weeks until the official start of spring, it’s never to early to  be prepared. Although spring lawn care is much less intense than fall lawn care, it is just as—if not more—important. Correct care and maintenance in the spring will ensure that your […]

February 05, 2019

It’s imperative that you prepare your sprinkler system for freezing temperatures by winterizing it. A vital component of that winterizing process is to blow out any remaining water in the lines. If you don’t have the equipment to do it yourself or you don’t have the time, we at Allen Outdoor Solutions can winterize your […]

February 05, 2019

Just because it’s winter, that doesn’t mean that you stop taking care of your lawn. You want it to look luscious and healthy come spring and warm weather, right? So you have to take care of your landscaping during the winter the best you can. What you do around the lawn during winter can affect […]

September 05, 2016

As the sweltering heat of summer subsides to the pleasantly cool evenings of fall, home owners everywhere breathe a sigh of relief. No more constant weeding, fertilizing, pruning, digging, mowing, and watering to keep the lawn looking fresh and clean. The End of Lawn Care But wait! Don’t give in to the beauty of fall […]

July 06, 2016

With all the recent rain, your yard may be looking a little soggy and sad. If your house and lawn sits on a lower elevation than surrounding houses, you may have various puddles of water pooling in your yard. The Downsides to Water Puddles Besides being an eyesore, pooling water kills grass, inhibits mowing, and […]

February 03, 2016

Everyone wants a beautiful, green lawn, but watering can be a pain, especially during the hot St. Louis summers. Adding an irrigation system to your lawn not only saves you from this, there are other benefits as well. 1. Saves time Installing a sprinkler system is a massive time saver. You can set when you […]

January 11, 2016

Although your lawn needs less attention in winter than it does in other seasons, you can’t just leave it untouched until spring. Here are some things you should be doing in the winter to ensure your yard looks its best year round. 1. Prune trees and shrubs Pruning in the winter promotes new growth when […]

December 09, 2015

Now that it’s December, everyone is gearing up for the inevitable: snow. When we imagine snow, we think of big, fluffy flakes floating down from the sky, covering our lawns and trees with a picturesque white glow. The reality, however, is usually much less serene. Snow can wreak havoc on the roads, the sidewalks, and […]