The landscaping season usually starts March 1st (unless the ground is snow covered) and continues through to November 30th. Throughout the season it is necessary to fertilize at least five times with different needs in mind.
Monthly Lawn Service
Pruning and Trimming
The first month of the season, this clean-up is necessary to get your property ready for the growing season. We will remove all winter debris, such as: leaves, branches, dead shrubbery, etc. Rake out and weed all beds and redefine lawn borders.
October and November are continual leaf clean-up, and cleaning up of branches and lawn debris. Weed control and the final fertilizer applications for the season. Pruning and cutting the grass.
In addition to the services, listed below, we also provide commercial property maintenance, landscape renovations, flower, plant & shrub installation, and much more. If you don't see a landscape service you are looking for, listed here, please give us a call.
Fertilizer applications are completed five times during the season as follows:
Fertilization & Crab Grass Control (April) – Kills crabgrass before and after it germinates We apply slow release granular fertilizer with both fast and slow control release nitrogen & potassium and pre-emergent crabgrass control.
Fertilization & Weed Control (May & September) – Weed seeds can remain dormant in soil for years until the proper environment is created for the weeds to grow. We apply slow release granular fertilizer with both fast and slow control release nitrogen & potassium and broadleaf weed control.
Fertilizer & Grub Control (July) – Grubs will cause bare spots in your lawn as they feed on grass roots. We apply slow release granular fertilizer with both fast and slow control release nitrogen & potassium and surface feeding insect control.
Fertilizer & Lime Application (November) – Applying lime keeps your soil healthy and maintains the proper PH levels. We apply a heavy rate of slow release granular fertilizer with both fast and slow control release nitrogen & potassium and a heavy rate of complete lime.
Monthly Lawn Service
Weekly mowing and trimming of designated lawns during the growing season. Pick-up light debris (leaves/papers) maintaining a clean appearance. Weekly line trimming of all obstacles no cut by movers and all sidewalks, driveways and roadways shall be free from grass clippings. Maintain flower beds, hand weeding and removal of debris shall be perform twice per month. Sidewalks, driveways and curbs shall be power edged monthly; macadam and Belgium block borders shall be edged with a spin trimmer.
Pruning & Trimming
Different types of trees and shrubs need different types of care, pruning helps to keep low hanging branches from touching your home and to enhance the overall health of a tree or shrub. It helps to keep your trees and shrubs structurally sound and improves appearance. It's best to prune at the end of the season when the plants are dormant.
Placing mulch in the beds and around shrubs and trees has more than aesthetic value. It keeps weeds from growing, it slows the water evaporation into the soil so you water less often, and it insulates soil during extreme temperatures. There are different types of mulch: hardwood, pebbles, straw etc. Usually a mulch is chosen to enhance your lawn.