Professional Residential Lawn Mowing
Along with lawn mowing, at no extra charge, you will receive line trimming & edging and debris blowing from driveways, sidewalks and walkways. We trim along the foundation of your home, around your garage, tool shed, fence lines, around trees and bushes and flower beds. Edging removes the grass that grows over the edges of driveways, sidewalks and walkways for a more appealing lawn.
Edging and trimming are the finishing touches of mowing, kind of like getting a shave after you’ve had a haircut. Edging and trimming are pretty close to being the same thing. Some tools are called edgers because they’re designed to trim the lawn along a hard surface like a driveway or sidewalk. Edgers cut a nice clean edge, but leave some dirt and grass debris that you need to clean up. On the other hand, you can use trimmers anywhere — along a hard surface, in tight spaces, next to planting beds, and so on. Trimmers also leave some clippings on paths and driveways that you need to sweep up.
Tending to other aspects of the lawn is also very important. Keeping bushes, trees and flower beds freshly maintained and trimmed can make a world of difference in the overall look of your home.
Professional Residential Spring and Fall Clean Up
Spring Clean-up: Driveway Sweeping Included
Designed to address winter wear and tear and rejuvenate your landscape for the growing season. Offered in early spring and seasonally recommended to freshen your landscape and prepare for greener days to come. During the early spring, we meticulously comb your property in preparation of the up-coming landscape season. By removing all unwanted materials that have accumulated throughout the winter months, we can give your winter-weathered landscape a fresh look.
Spring Clean-up service is very important for a healthy lawn in the spring and summer months. The spring clean-up spruces up your lawn and yard by removing all leaves, sticks, garbage and removing dead growth from landscape beds. All debris is then hauled off site.
In addition to on-going maintenance, during the fall months our properties receive complete fall clean-ups by removing all material and falling leaves.
Fall Clean-up: Driveway Sweeping Included
Our Fall Clean Up service puts your yard to bed for the year and prepares all features of your landscape for winter. Service begins in September/October, the perfect time to clear your landscape of overgrowth. A light dusting of mulch on all planting beds completes the service, this can also be done in the spring if mulch wasn’t applied previous year. Fall Clean-up is important to ensure a healthy lawn next spring. The basic fall-clean-up includes removing all debris and leaves from the property, which helps prevent mold and other diseases forming over the winter months. Fall clean-up can be done with a one-time visit.
Keep your property looking top-notch with our Fall Clean-up service.
Professional Residential Mulching and Mulch Bed Services
Mulching acts like a protective cover for the soil. Mulch allows your garden to retain and conserve moisture and can help prevent and reduce weed growth. Besides adding beauty and order to a flower bed, a layer of mulch provides many other benefits, such as protection to the plants root systems, adding much needed nutrients to the soil, and slowing erosion. Another positive of a freshly mulched bed is how it changes the functionality and curb appeal of a property Mulching flower beds provides contrast between the soil, plants and flowers and gives the landscape a finished look. A layer of mulch provides many other benefits, such as protection to the plants root systems, adding much needed nutrients to the soil, and slowing erosion. Mulching allows early seeding and encourages faster growth. As the season progresses, the mulch stabilizes temperature and moisture.
What Does Mulch Do?
Mulch serves several purposes in your garden, including the following:
• conserves soil moisture so you don’t have to water as often
• reduces the number of weeds
• minimises soil erosion
• keeps the roots of plants cool
• protects the plants from temperature extremes
• increases the attractiveness of the garden
• makes mowing the lawn easier as tree trunks and surface roots are protected from mower damage
We typically install mulch at the beginning of the growing season and reapply it through the summer or fall, as necessary.
Professional Residential Tree and Shrub Care
Tree and Shrub Care goes hand in hand with our Tree Removal Services. Trees are the heart of any landscape, so caring for trees and shrubs can make all the difference in the beauty and value of your property. Professional shrub and tree services are performed by a highly trained crew that can help you create an outdoor living environment that is beautiful, healthy and safe.
Our services include tree and shrub pruning, trimming and topping, planting, removal of trees or shrubs and stump grinding and clean up.
Trees need to be Trimmed/Pruned periodically to:
-> promote a healthy and strong growing tree or shrub
-> It helps keep driveways and walkways safe from falling branches and allows people and vehicles to pass underneath
-> It increases air and sunlight to penetrate the trees and shrubs
-> Allows lush foliage to grow required for tree-created privacy
-> Reduces weight at the end of limbs and branches and prevents them from falling on roof or siding
Professional Residential Weed & Turf Management
An attractive residential lawn doesn’t just happen – it does require some effort. Fortunately, if these efforts are well-timed (quite often between Labor Day and Thanksgiving) their results will be long-lasting and impressive. An important component of any lawn care is weed and turf management and control. Weed control starts with an inspection of your lawn in order to spot unwanted growth early on. A turf management program cultivates a healthy growing environment by using a meticulously formulated balance of slow release lawn fertilizers, nutrients and minerals that is based on the specific conditions and individual characteristics of your lawn. A comprehensive approach to turf management and careful timing of lawn applications creates a lawn that is more resistant to insects, weeds and diseases. We treat for treatments for weeds such as crabgrass and other problems in your lawn.
Professional Residential Lawn Dethatching & Aerating
Controlling thatch is one of the most important – and most overlooked – parts of lawn care. Thatch can be described as a tight layer of living and dead grass, roots and debris which develops between the plant and the soil. Over time, it forms a thick mat, preventing water and air from reaching the soil and providing an environment that can encourage pests and diseases. Dethatching can help prevent these problems.
We professionally power rake the lawn in the spring, removing any old thatch and moss in the lawn. We recommend power raking in the early spring before new growth has begun. Power raking is also a great service to combine with over-seeding and aerating, as it opens the lawn surface so that new seed can get better established. Over time, lawns accumulate thatch. To prevent your thatch from getting too thick, dethatching should be performed about once a year, or whenever the thatch reaches a thickness of about 1/2 inch. To check for excessive thatch – that’s the thick mat of clippings, cuttings and stems that builds up between the green blades and the soil surface. Get down on your knees and part the grass with your hands to see if it’s built up to more than an inch. You can also tell how much thatch has built up by using an aeration device to remove three plugs of soil. The top layer of the plug that looks kind of like peat is your thatch. If it measures more than one-half inch, it is time to dethatch. Water the lawn the day before dethatching only if it’s very dry.
Lawn Aeration punches holes into the lawn and soil to allow water and air through and can also help break up thatch. Its primary goal is to loosen compacted soil. This enables the roots to grow deeply, producing a healthier lawn. It may be necessary to aerate a couple times a year instead of once as required by most lawns.
This service gives new life to tired turf. The best way to tell if your lawn needs aeration is through a screwdriver test. Take a screwdriver out to your lawn and try to push it into the soil. If it is hard to push it in, then you probably need to aerate. If it goes in with just a little bit of resistance, then you do not need to aerate. You should only perform the screwdriver test when the soil is mildly moist. Water your lawn the night before you plan to aerate. This will ensure that your soil is nice and soft. You can also combine the aeration and seeding of your lawn. By combining the aeration and seeding of your lawn, though, you will be able to create a beautiful and full looking lawn. Make sure to water the lawn thoroughly.