As St. Louis begins to show signs of spring, everyone is looking forward to that lush landscape of green grass, beautiful blooms and towering trees to surround their home. But maintaining your lawn is a year-long process, so experts say you have to be willing to put in the sweat to reap the rewards. Here, they share the best springtime practices for your yard’s vegetation, from trees and plants to cool season grasses—the most common lawns in our community.
Thumbs aren't the only green things you'll find at Quiet Village Landscaping. From reusing office supplies to recycling plant debris, the company is focused on eco-friendly practices both inside its office and out on the field.
It was time for wine and I fancied something elegant, golden and white. A classic, French-style Viogner beckoned me, Condrieu, arguably one of Northern Rhône’s most distinctive appellation and its place of origin. As luck would have it, we had one bottle left in the cellar.
From recycling and composting to building groundbreaking, multi-million-dollar structures, local businesses and organizations are joining the sustainability movement.
Armed with a degree in horticulture from Southeast Missouri State University, Jim Graeler started out as “a guy with a pickup truck and a shovel,” taking lawn-care odd jobs throughout the city. Today, he and his family are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their thriving full-service landscaping company: Chesterfield Valley Nursery.
Researchers have spent decades trying to unravel cancer’s causes. While the search has yielded as many questions as answers, the role of nutrition is one area that scientists are considering in light of newer data.
Interior designers simply cannot stop looking at beautiful things. It always is interesting to see how other creative people perceive a space, as well as how they reinvent uses for different pieces of furniture and decorative items.
After this brutally frigid winter, with sub-zero temperatures for days on end and weeks filled with ice and snow, our treasured, tender gardens have taken a really hard beating.
Sometimes, updating the look and feel of a room is as easy as swapping out a few accessories. LN asked local interior designers to share their must-have pieces for spring.
What is that backyard oasis without proper landscaping? These local landscape professionals explain what takes a garden from competent to captivating.
Radiant orchid plant from Twigs and Moss, recommended by Carolyn Peterson Design
For many, it’s just not spring without a fresh bouquet of fragrant bulbs or a vivid arrangement of bright flora. To celebrate the season, local florists show us their take on spring floral designs.
Opt for fresh flowers over artificial plants.
It's the return of a Ladue News original: The Real Home Critique. This year, we take you to two area homes in need of some expert advice. Local realtors recently visited the properties to suggest ways to make the homes move-in ready.
The weather may be warming, but that doesn’t necessarily mean there’s anything in theaters worth seeing. If you remain firmly planted to your couch, rightfully suspicious of the thaw, you have options. Here’s what’s new on DVD:
With cooler temps still blanketing the Midwest, it’s a good time to dig into a hearty syrah; and with so many syrahs to chose from, I’ve decided to stay close to home on this one: the 2008 Nicholson Jones Selection Syrah, Napa Valley.
Many people suffer from seasonal allergies caused by pollen. Yet for some people, being cooped up indoors all winter long is just as bad. Indoor allergens are a common cause of wheezing, sneezing, itchy eyes and other annoying symptoms.
Visitation Academy’s school colors may be red and white, but a new hue recently has made its presence known on campus: green.
We've been a fan of Katie Lee's cuisine ever since we stumbled upon her original restaurant in Clayton. And we were thrilled when we heard about her latest venture, Katie’s Pizza & Pasta Osteria in Rock Hill, featuring a bigger space.
Ooh la la! Check out these beautiful new takes on classic French style. We’re enamored of the easy going, perfectly imperfect look achieved with watercolor fabrics, soft paint finishes and authentic-looking aged metals.
Grandfathers, fathers and sons enjoyed a night out doing community service at Crown Center for Senior Living. The guests listened to the residents, many from the former Soviet Union, as they spoke of growing up under persecution.
Students Haley Brinker and Grace Carron working on plantings for the greenhouse.