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Beth Cowgill
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Beth Cowgill

Summer is just around the corner and the one thing you can always count on in Missouri in the summer is — nothing. Missouri summers are as unpredictable as our winters. Don’t worry! The team at Atkins is here to help. What we do know for sure is: it will be hot. there will be […] Read More

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It’s no secret — Missouri has mosquitoes and a lot of them. At least we’re not in Louisiana where the mosquito is the state bird! According to the Missouri Department of Conservation*, Missouri has approximately 50 different species of mosquitoes buzzing around, leaving itchy bumps and spreading diseases. Every spring and summer, these blood-sucking insects […] Read More

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Beth Cowgill
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Beth Cowgill

Protect your pets from fleas and ticks this Spring! Read More

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Shaun Henry
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Shaun Henry

Year after year, the weather roller coaster of mid-Missouri always keeps us on our toes. With record heat over the month of September and then an early frost in October, your lawn had some ups and downs. Cool season lawns have “greened up” nicely for the Fall and the warm season grasses are headed into […] Read More

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Shaun Henry
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Shaun Henry

Ah…fall. Cooler temps, bonfires and leaves. Lots and lots of leaves. Eventually, those beautiful leaves fall to the ground, and if you have a lot of trees around your property, you also have a lot of leaves. Now what? Do you rake them up or leave them lie? We polled random people about raking their […] Read More

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Beth Cowgill
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Beth Cowgill

What the heck is that? White spray paint? Not hardly. Snow in the summer time? We’re not in Colorado. Thousands of spider eggs? I sure hope not!?! What the heck is that on those blades of grass? Slime mold. When the weather is hot, humid and there’s been as much rain as we’ve had, your […] Read More

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Atkins Inc

Summer is upon us, and that means it’s time to do the things many people look forward to all winter: BBQ’s, swimming and basking in the sunshine. Although that makes some of us smile from ear to ear, others are dreading the heat, humidity and bugs of a Missouri summer. One thing you can count on is that this summer will be as unpredictable as any other Missouri weather prediction! Read More

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You work hard to make your lawn beautiful and enjoyable; so the last thing you want to wake up to are brown patches covering sections of your yard. We have been seeing scattered patches of fungal disease in lawns over the past few weeks. The bad news is; it will keep spreading until you treat it properly. Read More

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In Missouri, the weather is so unpredictable! The weather also very much impacts everything from insect populations to plant health. One thing you can count on as spring heads into summer, though, is that things will start happening in the dynamic, ever-changing environment that is your lawn and landscape. Critters begin stirring, plants start budding and blooming, and it begins to seem that all living creatures want to be out… Read More

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With temperatures below the freezing mark and a roller coaster of moisture we may see some winter injury on our turf and ornamental plants.  Extended cold dry periods can really dehydrate these plants and, worst case scenario, cause “winter kill.” Read More

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