Our 7 Step Lawn Care Program

The most important thing Complete Lawn Care, Inc. can do for your St Louis lawn is to fertilize it. Well-fed lawns are greener, which generally means they are healthy. When your lawn is healthy, it will have a stronger root system to combat heat, cold, drought, mowing, foot traffic, pets, insects and many other other stressors. Fertilizing your lawn one time a year will improve its condition, but feeding it up to four times a year can strengthen it even more. However, it is possible to over fertilize your lawn, and cause fertilizer burn.
At Complete Lawn Care, Inc. we use only the highest quality products to ensure that your yard looks its best. After all we consider your lawn to be our resume. Our traditional lawn care program includes a 7 step program for fertilization and weed control. We also offer grub control, fungicide treatments and nutsedge (aka watergrass) as optional applications

A granular pre-emergent for annual weeds , such as crabgrass. The best way to combat crabgrass is before it starts. We are also applying a fertilizer to help you lawn recover from the winter and encourage green-up.

*This product can not be used in conjunction with seeding.

At this time we are applying a liquid application that includes more pre-emergent weed control, broadleaf weed control to target weeds such as dandelions and clover and a liquid fertilizer.

This liquid application is to target any new or additional broadleaf weeds such as dandelions and clover.

A granular product to help prevent grubs along with fertilizer.

A slow release fertilizer designed for summer.

The best time of year to make improvement to your lawn. We apply a starter fertilizer, which promotes root development- it is beneficial for existing lawns and highly recommend in conjuction with Aeration and seeding.
To keep your grass greener into the colder months and provide it nutrients to store over the winter months.

Weed Control Services

Complete Lawn Care Inc provides weed control for St Louis residential and commercial lawns. Weeds can be a tricky thing to get rid of. Generally, weeds thrive on all the conditions that your lawn doesn’t. Soil and dirt that is dry or full of moisture, thin or bare lawn patches, underfed or unfertilized grass, etc. These are the best places in your lawn that weeds will thrive and conquer. By hiring Complete Lawn Care Inc in St Louis to manage your lawn’s health, this is the first step in keeping weeds from taking over.

We offers our weed control services in Ladue, Clayton, St. Louis, Hazelwood, Florissant, Ballwin, Frontenac, Richmond Heights, St. Louis City, and Town and Country.

Keeping Weeds Under Control

When hiring a professional lawn care company like Complete Lawn Care Inc to take care of your St Louis weed control problems, you get years of professional experience of battling weeds and poor lawn conditions at your disposal. We employ a in-depth analysis of the problem, that go beyond spraying down some weed killer and hoping for the best. Look through some of the methods we apply to keep weeds from taking over your lawn.
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Mowing Height

Most people think that a yard that looks like a putting green is healthy. The truth is, by mowing higher, your lawn grows deeper, stronger roots. By using slightly higher mowing heights, we can help your lawn grow thick and healthy. A thicker lawn chokes out the areas where weeds can start, and will help weed problems from beginning.

Proper Watering Schedule

By putting your lawn on a proper fertilization program, we help your lawn develop healthy roots and blades. By starting in the spring, around the first time we start to mow, this allows your lawn to begin the growing cycle of the year properly.This is generally followed by a late summer, fall, and November feeding to keep your lawn strong throughout the year. If weeds have already begun in your lawn, we can apply a mixture of both a fertilizer and weed killer mix, to get rid of the things you want to get rid of, while keeping and nurturing the things you want to stay.
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Proper Fertilization

By putting your lawn on a proper fertilization program, we help your lawn develop healthy roots and blades. By starting in the spring, around the first time we start to mow, this allows your lawn to begin the growing cycle of the year properly.This is generally followed by a late summer, fall, and November feeding to keep your lawn strong throughout the year. If weeds have already begun in your lawn, we can apply a mixture of both a fertilizer and weed killer mix, to get rid of the things you want to get rid of, while keeping and nurturing the things you want to stay.

Grub Control

Complete Lawn Care Inc offers effective grub control in St Louis. After getting your lawn to look it’s best, don’t let grubs take it over! By killing off the grubs that live beneath your lawn, you can ensure a healthy green lawn for years to come.

White grubs are the most destructive lawn insect!

Grubs are the larva of beetles, they are milky white with a brown head and a darker tail. They will be curled up in a “C” shape. Grubs feed on the roots of grass, damage is identified as dead grass that can be lifted like a piece of carpet. Grub damage is usually first noticed in mid to late August; damage will first occur in the sunniest, driest locations of the lawn. Damage can also occur from raccoons, skunks and birds digging up the lawn to feed on these grubs.

Best Time to Control Lawn Grubs

The best time to control grubs is when the larvae are small and actively feeding near the surface. Grub and insect control should be applied in late July or early August.

  • Spring Season – Grubs awake from hibernation to feed on grass roots, destroying your lawn. Grubs change into pupae in late spring.
  • Summer Season – Beetles emerge to feed on your garden and lay their eggs.
  • Fall Season – Eggs hatch into grubs which starts the cycle over again, by feeding on your lawn’s roots.

Aeration Services St. Louis

Here at Complete Lawn Care, Inc., we offer professional lawn aeration services to the areas of Ladue, Clayton, St. Louis, Hazelwood, Florissant, Ballwin, Frontenac, Richmond Heights, St. Louis City, and Town and Country, Missouri. You may be wondering, what is aeration? Aeration allows for air, water and fertilizer to reach the roots of your grass. It also reduces thatch and soil compaction. Weeds can develop quicker and easier on thin, sparse lawns. A thick dense lawn is the best way to prevent weeds. We recommend aerating and seeding of bluegrass and fescue lawns to help thicken your lawn. There are many benefits of aeration, some of these are:

  • Stimulates root growth
  • Reduces soil compaction
  • Decreases thatch buildup
  • Promotes deeper root growth
  • Promotes more drought tolerant lawns
  • Improves water drainage from turf area
  • Creates growth pockets for new root growth
  • Increase absorption of air, water, and fertilizers
  • Promotes faster green up and recovery of your lawn

Watering Recommendations

Missouri lawns may require 1-1.5 inches of water per week to remain green and actively growing. Our climates supports both warm and cool season grasses each with their own characteristics. Deep infrequent waterings are best as it promotes deep root growth. Frequent shallow waterings encourages minimal (not deep) root development. It can also promote weed growth by leaching the pre-emergents from the soil. Fertilizers will not provide as long of an effect. Taller lawns can reduce the amount of watering required as a tall lawn has deeper roots, provides its own shade for itself and the soil surface. We recommend a height of 3-3.5 inches.

The best time to water is in the morning for those that are early risers or have irrigation systems. It is best to avoid midday watering as some benefits may be lost to evaporation and wind can also be a factor effecting the coverage. Evening watering minimizes evaporation, but can lead to fungal conditions if the grass remains wet overnight.

Grass that is overwatered will often exhibit some of the same symptoms as grass that needs water.
  • A pale, light green/yellow tint to your lawn. What sometimes looks like the lawn is drying out is in fact a fungus caused by excessive moisture.
  • A mushy feeling when you walk across it. It also will not “bounce back” after walking across it – footprints will remain.
  • Excessive run-off – Applying more water than the lawn can absorb.

How to determine how long to water?

Each home is different in regards to water pressure and volume, so the answer is not the same. Even with the same sprinkler one home may require 20 minutes and different home may require 30 as it is dependent upon pressure and flow. The best way to check the amount of water that your lawn is receiving is by placing catch cans throughout the irrigated zone. A good catch can would be one with a straight side – for example a tuna, cat food, or soup can as opposed to a bowl that has curved bottom. Turn the sprinkler on for 15 minutes and then take an average depth of water in each of the cans. If it is 1/4 or .25 inches you would then know it takes 1 full hour to produce 1 inch of water/rain, the amount needed per week to keep the lawn actively growing.