Summer ’16 in St. Louis is coming to an end, and it’s time to start preparing your plants for the cooler temperatures that are on the way. While fall isn’t exactly the most exciting time of year for gardeners, there are still exciting things to be done in your own home garden!
The weather outside is…. delightful!
The holidays are just around the corner, but that isn’t bringing our usual winter chill to St. Louis. Take advantage of the unseasonably warm weather by getting a jump-start on your landscape’s maintenance.
Autumn is here, which means pumpkin spiced-everything and the naturally beautiful shades of orange, red, yellow and browns to come through in our plantings and trees. It’s also a great time to enjoy cooler temps in your own backyard.
Quiet Village Landscaping will meet your lawn maintenance needs this fall. We offer competitive rates for leaf removal and fall cleanup services for your St. Louis yard. Our professionals use specialized equipment, such as portable leaf vacuum systems, to remove leaves and twigs from garden beds and turf efficiently and effectively, leaving your yard looking good. Save yourself some time and backache this fall and look to the experts!
To give your lawn the best care, we recommend scheduling a leaf cleanup three times this fall: once in early autumn, again before Thanksgiving, and once more before Christmas. This helps your grass breathe easy and gets your St. Louis yard into shape for holiday gatherings. Don’t let leaf-clutter prevent you from enjoying the beauty of the changing seasons. Give us a call today to set up a free estimate for your yard!
On July 1st, Quiet Village Landscaping employees had an informative, fun – and very wet field trip to Missouri Botanical Garden and nearby Tower Grove Park. Our talented and knowledgeable landscape designer, Rebecca Eisele, led a tour through parts of the garden to point out proper installation, maintenance, and pruning techniques to ensure that our staff is well informed about best management practices.
An inspirational tour through the Japanese Garden focused on the precision of maintaining straight pruning lines and balanced design forms. By examining expertly trimmed Japanese Maples, Rebecca was able to show how pruning techniques can achieve an open, graceful look with selective pruning – carefully removing individual branches to keep the plant’s natural form. The group also observed various evergreens and learned how properly timed shearing allows new growth to come in and disguise cuts while also providing time for cuts to heal before the stress of winter.
The tour moved on to the Blanke Boxwood Garden to see the proper shaping of boxwood hedges with the base being wider than the top, allowing sunlight to reach the entire plant, resulting in a fuller shrub. At this point, the skies opened up and our tour came to an abrupt end. The concert scheduled for the evening, as part of the Whitaker Music Festival, was cancelled, so the team wrapped up and headed to a covered pavilion in Tower Grove Park to enjoy our picnic. We had a nice bonding moment, huddled under the pavilion, watching the intense lightning and storm encompassing us, while eating smoked pulled pork sandwiches and savory sides.
While the St. Louis wet weather put a damper on things (pun intended), we had such a positive reaction from our team, that we are making this an annual team-building event.
Check out the photos from our inspirational tour below!