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Winkler's Lawn Care, LLC
P.O. Box 1045
Platte City, MO 64079

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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28 February

Introducing the Twin Creeks Landscape Group

After 20 plus years in business as Winkler’s Lawn Care, we decided it was time to do a little re-branding.

Wait, what? That seems to be the most common response I’m hearing back from people as I begin to share about what our team has been up to over the winter. While this may be the last blog for Winkler’s Lawn Care & Landscape, it’s the first Twin Creeks blog post. While this site may go dormant over time… the new site can be found here: www.TwinCreeksLandscapeGroup.com

That’s right. The Winkler’s Lawn Care is now the Twin Creeks Landscape Group (Twin Creeks for short). We’re still located in Platte City, Missouri and are simply re-branding the company you logged on to find here formerly known as Winkler’s Lawn Care. Twenty plus years ago Winkler’s Lawn Care started something like this…

A 10 year old kid gets a check made to something that isn’t his name for mowing a neighbors yard. A bank says you need a fictitious name to cash these checks. The kid agrees to what is written on the check, thus Winkler’s Lawn Care is born. Same kid didn’t think he’d continue mowing yards for the next 20 some years… Nor did he think a company would form that offered various lawn and landscape services. The kid didn’t foresee selling a portion of the business for a period of time and having business partners. However, during that time more services were offered and a solid team began to form. The business grew and the team expanded to upwards of 25 employees. By that time, the kid, well he wasn’t really a kid any more. He had grown up to have a family of his own and his own kids. There’s an old book he reads that says a good name is worth more than gold and riches. While the name “Winkler’s Lawn Care” has been well recognized and has a strong reputation, it just seems to miss the mark a bit when representing what the business has become and who we are. You see, the bulk of services and projects performed now a day are landscape related and completed by an awesome group of people. They deserve the credit, not just some knucklehead with the last name Winkler!

If you’re reading this and it seems a little odd, rest assured. The same local landscape firm that you have grown to trust is still around, just now known as the Twin Creeks Landscape Group. We’re the same group of folks as before and committed to providing the finest lawn and landscape services Kansas City has to offer. We’re ready to serve you and your property, just with a new name and some updated uniforms bearing the Twin Creeks Landscape Group logo.

18 July

Mid Summer Update

Summer has started off hot and dry, but it’s not too hot to landscape. When we get into the dog days of summer, we shift our landscape installation focus from plantings and working with nursery stock to construction projects. There’s been an increasing request in the area for “Outdoor Living Areas.” These can range from complex outdoor kitchens equipped with sinks, grills, refrigerators, lighting and seating areas or something simple like an extension of an existing patio.  Very seldom do we come across a property that doesn’t  have some sort of fire feature, be it a metal contraption on their front drive or a custom stone fire pit on the backside of the home. These outdoor living areas are places to make memories, tell stories, and kick back and enjoy life with friends, families and neighbors.

 

While the larger hardscpape projects like the one we completed last winter are fun and exciting, the truth is, we like the little stuff too. In fact, the small stuff is what grew Winkler’s in the first place. The mid summer months are a great time to take care of the basics of a landscape. We wanted to check in and see if there are any of the landscape basics we could help your with. Think for a minute about your property… are any of the following items a need or want for your landscape:

-General landscape cleanup… Have your shrubs grown a bit and just need shaped or pruned, not to mention there are some weeds to pull.

-Mulch topdressing… Maybe you planned to do it this spring, but didn’t get around to it and now it’s too hot?

-Redefining landscape bed edges… Does your mulch or rock kind of blend into the turf? Do you need edging put in to separate these regions?   

-Do you have areas of the lawn that aren’t draining properly following a heavy rain? Downspout extensions or addressing settled areas can make the world of difference in keeping your lawn or basement dry. 

We’re hear to help keep your property looking good. If this email or its links triggered any ideas, let us know. Too, if things stay extra crispy this summer, we strongly encourage deep watering of plants and trees- even established ones! When it gets this dry and hot, there simply isn’t a lot that can be done for a lawn. We expect to see more lawns than normal needing seed work this fall. As we get into August we’ll send out estimates and highlight the benefits for Fall Turf Building (Aerating, Overseeding, and Fertilizing.)  

Thanks, 
Josh Winkler
Owner
www.WinklersLawnCare.com 

1 July

Damn Bagworms

This message is real simple. If you have bagworms and need them gone, click here. Tree and Shrub spraying starting at $86.

20 June

Its the beetles

Do you have these guys crawling around your landscape plants and trees like they are at an all you can eat buffet? If so, that’s no bueno. Winkler’s Lawn Care & Landscape offers a host of tree and shrub apps. One of the tree and shrub applications offered is an insecticide spray targeted at controlling beetle infestations like that shown above. This spray will knock down those actively feeding and give your plantings and trees some reprieve and time to heal.

Apps starting at $86. Click here to contact Winkler’s and get a spray tree and shrub application scheduled for your property. 

 

8 June

Fathers Day Give A Way

Father’s Day only comes once a year. Check out this video and help take care of your old man this year! (click here to watch)