Lawn Mowing

Complete Lawn Care, Inc, offers lawn mowing services in St. Louis, Missouri. In order to have a beautiful lawn, regular lawn mowing is a must. Our lawn care specialists use special techniques to give your lawn the perfect look, and pay attention to every detail. There are a lot of things that go into lawn mowing, that you may not even consider. We take our time to do it correctly, and consider everything from the sharpness of our blades to the height of your grass. If you want the best lawn mowing company in St. Louis, contact Complete Lawn Care, Inc. today.

Complete Lawn Care, Inc., and we are your lawn care and lawn maintenance specialists in St. Louis and surrounding areas. Lawn mowing is a vital part of your lawn care and lawn maintenance to create the beautiful lawn you want as representation of you and your home. We will come take a look at your lawn, and create a personalized lawn care and lawn maintenance program including lawn fertilization, lawn mowing and also landscaping where needed. Our professional lawn specialist are trained to deliver the best lawn care possible, and have what it takes to maintain your lawn perfectly. If you are ready to allow us to achieve the perfect green, lush healthy lawn you deserve, contact us today.

Complete Lawn Care, Inc. offers lawn mowing services to the St. Louis, Missouri area. We also service the following cities: Ladue, Clayton, Ballwin, Hazelwood, Florissant, Frontenac, St. Louis, Richmond Heights, Town and Country, and St. Louis County.


Mowing Height

One very common mistake is mowing lawns too short. For most lawns, a mowing height between 3.0 to 3.5 inches is suggested; the upper range is best for summer. Lawns mowed at higher heights tend to have deeper roots, less weed problems, and look much better. Mowing too close invites problems such as weed invasions. Simply raising the mowing height can have a major impact on the quality of many home lawns.


The care of the operator with the mower. “After seeing what a different lawn care company had done to my neighbor’s lawn with those commercial mowers, I swore I would never let anyone use one on my yard. I reluctantly took your word and let you use your mowers on my lawn and to my surprise after the entire summer I have no damage to my hillside.” JB 2005. Which goes to show that the mower is only as destructive as its operator.


We alternate mowing patterns to reduce soil compaction and to prevent grass from becoming matted. “My previous lawn care company always cut the grass in the same direction I noticed that it was creating wheel ruts and asked them numerous times to change or alternate the pattern but they never did. Thanks for alternating your pattern and not mowing the way the other company always did.” LU

Blade Sharpness

A sharp blade is important in obtaining a good quality cut. A dull blade will tear the grass as opposed to cutting it. We change/sharpen our blades on a daily basis.

Grass Clippings

Another issue related to mowing is whether clippings should be collected. As long as the lawn is mowed on a regular basis the clippings readily filter back down into the lawn, and do not need to be collected. Returned in this manner, clippings readily decompose and do not cause thatch build-up. Clippings also recycle nutrients such as Nitrogen (fertilizer) and water.

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.

Leaf Removal

Here at Complete Lawn Care, Inc., we provide professional leaf removal services to residents of Ladue, Clayton, St. Louis, Hazelwood, Florissant, Ballwin, Frontenac, Richmond Heights, St. Louis City, and Town and Country, Missouri. Finding the time to clean up your leaves can be very difficult, if not impossible. We know you are busy with work, family, and other household chores, that leaves can kind of take a back seat until they are over whelming. There is no need to worry, just contact us and we will come out and do all of the dirty work for you. There are a few different ways we can take care of your of your leaf clean up. After speaking with you, we can determine the best option for you and your home and get to work. We are very cautious with our work, and will be very sure not to destroy or harm any landscaping or your lawn. If you are looking for a leaf removal company in the St. Louis area, contact Complete Lawn Care, Inc. today.

Leaf clean-ups have a higher cost than normal grass cutting due to the following, but are done less frequently (approximately every 2 weeks): More time: Blowing leaves out of beds and areas inaccessible to the mowers requires more time compared to normal grass cutting. More equipment: The use of specialized vacuum systems for the mowers, and truck. High powered leaf blowers. More equipment maintenance: Leaves create much more dust than normal lawn mowing, which is hard on both the air and oil filtration systems. It requires more frequent changing of those filters and the oil. Compost Fees: The disposal of the leaves and other yard waste materials. *Please note that all leaves are taken to composting facility and not a landfill.* During the Spring and Fall we can provide this most “invaluable” service that very few others can. Curb-Side Leaf Pick-Up is geared towards the home owner that doesn’t want to deal with bagging leaves and having to dispose of them on their own. All that is needed here, is to get the leaves to the curb, and we will take care of the rest.

There are several different methods to clean-up your leaves. We will work with you to help determine the best method to handle your leaves, because it may be a combination of all 3 methods. Some of the most common ways are:


We mow the yard as we normally would. This would not include blowing the leaves onto the lawn. This would be more suitable for a property with many trees and a high growth rate for the grass.


We will still blow the leaves out of landscaped areas onto the lawn, but instead of bagging the leaves we will mulch them. This may require making several passes, to minimize the volume.


We will blow the leaves out of your landscaped areas onto the lawn, then we will collect the leaves with the mower. We will either dump them in a specified area or haul the leaves away for you.

Aeration Services

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

Lawn Dethatching

Here at Complete Lawn Care, Inc., we offer professional lawn dethatching services in St. Louis, Missouri. We service Ladue, Ballwin, Florissant, Hazelwood, Frontenac, Town and Country, St. Louis County, Richmond Heights, Clayton, and St. Louis. Some of you may be unfamiliar with dethatching, or not know what it is. Thatch is a layer of un-decomposed plant material consisting of roots, stems and grass clippings that accumulate at the base of the grass blade. As the layer of thatch becomes more dense it prevents fertilizers, water, and air from reaching the roots. While some thatch is normal on your lawn, it can become excessive and that is when power raking is recommended. In the spring or summer is the best time to dethatch a zoysia lawn, however dethatching is not typically needed on a bluegrass or fescue lawn. If you are in need of dethatching services, contact us now.