How DeWitt Changed The Professional Landscaping Industry
Larry DeWitt started his own landscaping business in Sikeston, Missouri, soon after earning degrees in horticulture and landscape design. In 1977, he was looking for a material to stop weeds and increase plant growth – without chemicals. But back then, black plastic was a landscaper’s only option. From hands-on experience, he knew that while plastic stops weeds, it also blocks out moisture and air. The result: disease, fungus and rot.
Unsatisfied, Larry decided to create something better. He experimented with textiles and materials until finally hitting pay dirt. He discovered that woven polypropylene did everything he wanted. And his new “landscape fabric,” later dubbed DeWitt’s Weed Barrier™, changed the professional landscaping industry.
Pros quickly realized what an outstanding product DeWitt’s Weed Barrier was – for stopping weeds and also for promoting tremendous growth. They couldn’t get enough. As a result, DeWitt products are used in more than 70% of the commercial landscaping done throughout the United States. That makes the company the #1 Choice of Landscape Professionals.
In 2000, the company moved into a 400,000 square foot state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which is centrally located in the heartland of America. By continually investing in technology and equipment, DeWitt is able to consistently provide the highest quality products available in the lawn and garden industry.
Customer service is a priority and DeWitt employees are fully committed to servicing their customers in the quickest, most efficient and problem-free manner possible. DeWitt’s reputation for service shows the pride that is taken in every aspect of the job.
As Larry DeWitt states “Customer satisfaction is the judge of our efforts. We strive to make zero errors in every facet of the ordering, manufacturing, delivery and billing process.”
DeWitt Company continues to lead the competition in the quality and performance of its landscaping and garden products.
DeWitt Company has added many products and product categories over the years, with a total count now of 14 unique product categories. The acquisition in 2014 of Polutuf Brands gave DeWitt Company entry into the poly tarp industry, with a full line of tarps and accessory products. DeWitt Company’s products are made for the consumer’s best interest in mind and are environmentally safe. For lawns or gardens, DeWitt Company has the best products for the best value.