Tag Archives: landscaping tips

June 21, 2016

Adding mulch to your landscape is one of the most beneficial things that you can do for your yard. If you properly mulch your yard, you can protect the trees and plant life from harsh elements. There are many different types of mulch, which gives you the ability to choose a kind that will compliment […]

March 15, 2016

It’s time to shake off the winter blues and get ready for spring! Spring cleaning means going through closets and drawers and cleaning out any clothes you haven’t worn in awhile, or any other random knick-knacks you’ve accrued through the years. It also means cleaning up your landscaping. 1. Make a plan After the long, […]

July 13, 2015

At Allen Outdoor Solutions we understand that Summer can bring very little rain and your landscape can start showing signs of drought. So today we wanted to share a few tips that will help keep your yard looking green with minimal work. Summer Landscape Tips Avoid light, frequent watering, this type of watering encourages shallow […]

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 transition of summer to fall brings many changes to the landscape around us; trees change color and lose their leaves, flowers wither, and crops are harvested. Highlight the positive aspects of this change by accentuating the fall theme. We can provide seasonal decorations to make this happen. One option would be thoughtfully placed hay […]

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 […]