St. Louis gutter cleaning
St. Louis, Missouri was the first American city to be home to the Olympic games. It is also home to the highest monument in the United States. It has the most free tourist attractions. They can also offer some of the best food in the country. One of the first skyscrapers in the world was built here. However, St. Louis has not always been a wildly popular tourist attraction. It is a city that has gone through turmoil and difficulty and prevailed to become a thriving metropolis.
St. Louis began in 1764. It was involved in a fur-trading industry, and the river town grew in importance long before Missouri became a state. Initially, it was a French community. Then the Louisiana Purchase put the town into the hands of Americans. It was the seat of government for both Louisiana Territory and then the territory of Missouri in the early 1800s. When steamboats came along, St. Louis thrived as a river port. Missouri became a state in 1821.
Before the Civil War, St. Louis was the scene of many freedom suits. Slaves sued for their freedom, and about half got it. It is where the landmark Dred Scott case was first tried. Dred Scott was a slave who sued for his freedom all the way to the Supreme Court. It was in his claim that slaves were declared not to be full citizens, and so were denied the protections of citizens.
Even before the Civil War, the territory of Missouri was party to what some people said was really like a war. Bloody Kansas, also called the Border War, was a conflict brought on by politicians that brought great harm to both Kansas and Missouri. It was voted that the citizens of Kansas Territory could decide for themselves whether it would enter the Union as a free state or a slave state. Pro-slavery men who were called Border Ruffians came from Missouri to fight the anti-slavery Free Staters and try to gain control of the state. The guerrilla warfare which resulted continued all the way to the Civil War.
Missouri, somewhat surprisingly, ended up as part of the Union. While many of the citizens voted for secession and secession of the state was recognized by the Confederacy, Union troops were able to occupy key cities, including St. Louis. They effectively prevented the secession of the state, but the guerrilla fighting continued, and St. Louis deteriorated due to the fighting. However, this could not defeat the city for long.
After the war, St. Louis was the surprising haven for many African American refugees and soldiers. Additionally, as fur-trading began to slow, the city found other avenues of economic prosperity. Manufacturing was a major source of income, and in 1904 the World Fair came to the city, bringing with it national recognition. The same year, it became the first American city to host the Olympics. St. Louis was rapidly moving up in the world.
During World War II, its expansion only increased still further. In the years just after the war, surprising Civil Rights victories came to the city before most southern cities were undergoing that important revolution. In some ways, integration was faster than in other cities, and in other ways, it was much slower. Once it had won that victory, there was nothing left to keep St. Louis from a rapid rise in population and popularity.
The city now contains many museums and historic sites. It continues to advance in technology and other modern innovations, including efforts at 'going green.' Forest Park in St. Louis is one of the largest urban parks in America. Trees are a well-known and well-beloved part of St. Louis.
One common tree in the city is Sweetgum. It has beautiful foliage. Its leaves are shaped like stars and are glossy green until fall when they turn stunning colors. Red, yellow and purple leaves fill St. Louis with beautiful fall array. It has very hard, spiked fruits and can grow over 70 feet tall. It does best in warm, temperate climates. Its peculiar bark looks similar to large, reptilian scales. There are, however, some downsides to growing this massive tree. It drops vast amounts of leaves, and these somewhat spiky leaves are not so pleasant to walk on. This can make gutter cleaning quite necessary and unfortunately tricky.
Pin oak is another type of tree that is quite common in St. Louis. Its height can be about 60 to 70 feet. It grows very quickly. It does not do well in alkaline soil. It is deciduous, so it drops an abundance of leaves in fall. Again, this can make gutter cleaning difficult. Gutter cleaning becomes necessary when leaves clog the gutters, preventing the free flow of water and causing problems for your home.
There are also various types of maples that grow well in St. Louis. These include Japanese maple, three-flowered maple, trident maple and many more. Maple trees are generally deciduous. They are well known for their red and yellow fall colors.
Because of how many leaves are usually dropped, gutter cleaning becomes an annoying chore that has to be regularly done for the sake of your house. If it is not done, water cannot flow freely and so may damage the house. Two times a year is the general recommendation unless there are pines near your home, in which case it may need to be done as many as four times a year. Gutter cleaning is too hard for most people to do on their own. It becomes necessary to pay for gutter cleaning services.
Here at Lawn Love, we have made things easier and faster than they have ever been before. Just look for us online, get a free quote on the internet or phone, and get a professional out to your home on your schedule. Gutter cleaning will never need to be a chore. Give us a call, and keep St. Louis looking as beautiful as it does today.