To start off the season properly, we remove all leaves and debris from the lawn and landscaped areas, as well as dethatch all turf areas. All yard waste is transferred to a compost site for environmental recycling.
For your lawn to be the envy of your neighborhood, Spring fertilization is the foundation of a beautiful lawn. We apply two applications in early April and late May of fertilizer, pre-emergent and broad-leaf weed control.
Throughout the Spring we mow on a weekly basis or as-needed according to the weather. We mow in different directions to keep the lawn growing in a consistent and even manner. Then we trim around obstacles where the mowers can't reach. Grass clippings are blown off of sidewalks, flower beds, landscaping, etc. As the property owner, be sure to water twice a week in extreme heat, preferably during the late evening or early morning.
Dethatching involves removing the matted layer of dead and decaying plant material between the grass and the soil. Thatch is not caused by leaving grass clippings on the lawn. Instead, thatch is an indication that dead plant stems and roots are not being broken down as quickly as new growth is taking place. Dethatching can be done at any time of the year.
A standard in lawn maintenance. Aerating a lawn supplies the soil with air by poking holes in the ground using an aerator machine. It reduces soil compaction and controls thatch, while allowing water and fertilizer to move into the root zones. Lawns may be fertilized and seeded immediately after lawn aeration. Heavy traffic areas will require more frequent aeration.
Spring is one of the best times to overseed your lawn. Overseeding compensates for that natural slow down of the turf's reproduction. There are two major benefits to overseeding. First, you ensure your lawn stays thick and dense, or, if it has thinned, you will make it thick again. Second, thick grass has few, if any, weeds if it is mowed over 2 inches tall.
Mulches can add to the beauty of the landscape by providing a cover of uniform color and interesting texture to the surface. We provide organic type mulches to new or existing landscape beds. We offer a wide variety and types of mulches made of natural substances, such as bark and wood chips that decompose over time and need to be replaced after a few years. Rock can be substituted upon request for certain applications.
Service includes gutter and downspout cleaning, either by hand removal, power blowing and/or flushing with water.