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About Lawn Dog Lawn Care

Lawn Dog Lawn Care Protects Your Lawn From:

Bare Spots, Pests, & more!

How We Got Started

At the age of twelve, Steven Johns started a small lawn mowing business to earn a little extra money. At the time, his territory extended magnificently a few houses down from his own. With a push mower by his side, Steven would sit in the trunk of his mother’s red van as she drove him from house to house. 

As the years passed, his hard work and devotion to enhancing Earth’s wondrous landscapes only intensified. Steven’s meticulous nature created fame throughout his neighborhood. His territory soon began to branch out from his family friendly subdivision into the Alton/Godfrey area. With faith in Steven’s entrepreneurship, his mother and her business friend, Teri, bought him his first magnetic business sign for his truck door. Upon graduating from high school, Steven eagerly began studying landscape design and turf management at South Western Illinois College. At this time, he was also extensively educated on various types of plants. Over the years, Steven has purchased all of the highest-quality, state-of-the-art equipment for his business. 

Today, Steven’s Lawn and Landscape Design, now Bulldog Pest Control, continues to advance in every area of their services. Steven Johns’ passion and love for his customers and community is paramount, yet nonetheless, matchless.

Oh, and if you’re wondering…that really is Steven in the picture, he’s just a little bit older now!

Lawn Dog Services

Lawn Care Program

Find the program to help your lawn become healthy and lush.

Mosquito Control

Comprehensive Mosquito prevention & control strategy.

Aeration & Seeding

Give your bare lawn a new lush, green, & healthy look!

Soil pH Testing

Add nutrients to your lawn and soil to improve growth.

Steven & Erika

Steven and Erika, husband and wife duo, are putting their heads together to make sure that your space comes together exactly how you want it to. Married in March 2014, they have devoted much of their time and energy into making sure that they can do what they love, making their clients happy.

Steven started Lawn Dog (then known as Steven’s Lawn & Landscape) at the age of 12 being pulled behind his mom’s minivan with his mower to each of his clients’ houses. How far this company has come! He lives and breathes this work and couldn’t see himself doing anything else. He obtained an Associates in Science and one in Horticulture (specializing in landscape design & turf management) and since then has gone on to achieve his Concrete Paver Installer certification, his fertilization applicators license, obtained an NCMA certification, and gotten certification through the National Association of Landscape Professionals. Steven, has been recognized in several publications. In his spare time, Steven likes to fly fish, volunteer in the media department at their church, and work at making their house into a home.

Erika has been a part of Lawn Dog since July 2013 but has started full time since graduating with her Bachelors in Nursing in May of 2014. She is constantly listening to webinars through the National Association of Landscape Professionals to help hone our business practices and has received her Concrete Paver Installer certification as well. Erika helps to ensure that things run smoothly. She is also the face behind the computer screen, handling all of our social media accounts, and also designing and executing much of our marketing materials. In her spare time, Erika loves to host parties and plan events at our office, is a worship leader at their church, and play with her and Steven’s four rescue dogs.

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