Proud to offer “Better Lawns Naturally“, a proven effective long term solution to lawn care in Mid-Missouri, we strive to achieve a harmonious balance between beautiful landscapes and sound Earth stewardship. With over 45 years of experience, we provide customers with peace of mind that their lawn care needs will be met. Our custom plant fertilizers and soil building mineral supplements, along with sound IPM management, ensure you get the best results possible. A healthy, thick lawn with balanced soil is achieved through our natural approach. Most importantly, we want you to stay ON the lawn.
SOIL, LAWN, AND PLANT HEALTH
By having your soil tested by an independent certified soil laboratory, we can precisely determine which nutrients should be amended to your soil. Properly balanced soil promotes healthier plants and reduces the amount of unwanted weeds. A detailed proposal with recommendations for your lawn will be provided with the soil test results.
Soils that have high clay content really benefit from this application. Using plant enzymes and microbes, Liquid Aeration loosens soil structure and helps break the chemical bonds that hold soil molecules so tightly together. The more biology, the greater the soil food web, the better the oxygen and water retention. It also helps to release nutrients that are tied up in the soil and acts as a detoxifier by removing toxins and salts that are by-products of pesticides and synthetic fertilizers.
This is an all-natural plant growth stimulant and soil activator application. A “gourmet meal for your soil” containing highly beneficial micro-organisms, kelp extracts, trace minerals, and twenty-one different amino acids. All soils need a higher percentage of organic matter to grow healthier plants.
Bio-Aeration is our premium high-biology soil supplement derived from homogenously mixing and granulating high-end biology-driven composts, organic carbon sources, polysaccharides, hydroxycarboxylic acids, and soluble humate extract. There is no other product on the market that can compare in its ability to transform soil life in a relatively short period of time.
Calcium is king, a super mineral that has a direct relationship with plant health. Unfortunately, it is commonly lacking in neighborhood soil. Calcium helps lawns have less weeds especially dandelions. Dandelions by design are miners of calcium, their long tap root pulls calcium from our limestone base and give it to other plants to use. A tell-tale sign of low calcium and boron are fields or lawns full of dandelions.
Seeding is the most important service for having a great lawn. Seeding helps to thicken your turf and introduce more disease and drought resistant varieties of grass. It is usually best to overseed in the late summer or early fall, but we can arrange spring seeding for special circumstances. A thick lawn, mowed tall is your best natural weed control.
We offer foliar applied all-natural fertilizer for your smaller trees, shrubs and other landscape plants. Applied in the late spring and fall, this beneficial service improves plant health, increases root development and helps ward off insects and disease.
WEED AND PEST CONTROL
Corn Gluten is a safe, all-natural, pre-emergent weed control that helps to feed the plant, soil, and reduce weed seed germination. It is an alternative to chemical herbicides and has been proven to suppress crabgrass and broad-leaf weeds. It is also an excellent source of nitrogen and plant protein which really “greens up” grass. Corn Gluten is recommended for lawns, flowerbeds and gardens.
We use a combination of control materials consisting of natural plant extracts, essential botanical oils and bio-rational products. These materials will reduce and repel not only the mosquitoes in the area, but also other nuisance insects such as gnats and flies. We offer the safe option over harsh chemical sprays and pesticides.
Reduction in the mosquito populations occurs immediately after the first application and each treatment afterwards helps maintain an effective barrier to keep mosquitoes out. The effectiveness of the program is enhanced by timely applications, designed so there is no lapse in mosquito control coverage.
Applied in the spring, Natural Essential Plant Oils are an effective natural control of grubs that feed on grass roots. Plant oils like Eastern Red Cedar helps to break the insect cycle by killing the eggs too.
LANDSCAPING AND RESTORATION
Degraded pasture is the norm these days, but it does not have to be the case on your “back 40.” The Lawn Company knows grass and how to restore degraded land to new radiance. Land can be repurposed for pollinator habitat, forage for livestock, or a native prairie.
Sudden storm surges pose a major risk to municipal water supplies, but there are ways to slow, sink, and store this water for later use. Holding water for less than 24 hours eases the strain on the City of Columbia storm water utilities.
Create a new landscape with fruit trees and nut trees, berry bushes and edible ground-cover. Looks great around homes and provides a great teaching tool. True food independence is possible by simply replacing ornamental with edible. Food so fresh, it doesn’t even know its dead yet.
Hold and capture rainfall to grow beautiful native plants and cover for birds. We can divert roof and storm water runoff to an elegant wetland pollinator garden.
Not yet ready to convert your whole yard? Try planting a pollinator strip in your side yard or along the perimeter for added pollinator interest to your landscape.
When species begin to mono-culture, it is time to plan for something new. We have the equipment to tackle big clean-up projects and our natural ethic will help the land in its recovery.
Often used in agriculture, cover crops crowd out unwanted species from coming in while providing massive biological benefits to the soil. We have equipment able to tackle jobs large and small.
Plants provide a noticeable cooling effect when used near the home. Trees of all sizes, when planted strategically help cool off your home or patio from summer sun.
We will come up with a specific management plan depending on your goals and wishes. We can construct and provide shelter with Timber Stand Improvement. Work to improve quality of soil and increase nutrient content of browse and nut trees. The better the soil health the better the wildlife health.
We will identify the causes of erosion and use natural techniques to slow or stop further damage. Cost and methods vary on extent of erosion.
Fescue, Bluegrass and Zoysia are the primary turf grasses in Central Missouri. If you’re looking for no-mow alternatives, dense clover, or a prairie lawn, we’ll find the seed and sow it.