Category Archives: Lawn Care

December 19, 2012

Tip #1: More than 30 million acres of lawns exist in the United States Tip #2: A healthy lawn is of utmost importance to our environment. A 50-foot by 50-foot lawn produces enough oxygen for a family of four. Tip #3: Lawns cool the atmosphere. Eight healthy front lawns have the cooling effect of 70 […]

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 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 […]

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 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 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 […]