We offer the following services on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly schedule:
- Lawn mowing, edging and trimming
- Fertilization and weed control
- Aeration and dethatching
- Spring and Fall yard cleaning
- Tree and shrub trimming
- Winter watering
- Plant bed maintenance
- Leaf Removal
- Lawn replacement
- Sprinkler system installation and upgrade.
We offer Aeration services twice a year, once in Spring, once in Fall.
Aeration is the process of removing cores from the turf area. This loosens compacted soil, allowing water and fertilizer to penetrate deeper into the soil. Aeration is recommended at least once a year and is best done twice a year.
As lawns age or sustain heavy use from play, sports activities, pets, vehicle traffic and parking, soil compaction can result. Soil compacting forces are most severe in poorly drained or wet sites. Compaction greatly reduces the pore space within the soil that would normally hold air. Roots require oxygen to grow and absorb nutrients and water. Compaction reduces total pore space and the amount of air within the soil. It has a negative impact on nutrient uptake and water infiltration, in addition to being a physical barrier to root growth. This results in poor top growth and lawn deterioration.
Core aeration can benefit your lawn by:
- Increasing the activity of soil microorganisms that decompose thatch.
- Increasing water, nutrient and oxygen movement into the soil.
- Improving rooting.
- Enhancing infiltration of rainfall or irrigation.
- Helping prevent fertilizer and pesticide run-off from overly compacted areas.
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Thatch is a build-up of organic matter which can include, dead grass leaves, stems, stolons, rhizomes and overcrowded grass roots and lateral weed growth. Thatch can stifle the growth and health of grass or turf. Removing the thatch helps the grass by encouraging it to thicken up and also makes it stronger and less susceptible to disease. Reducing thatch levels increases the levels of water, air and nutrients that can get through to the root zone of the grass plants. Significant thatch problems in lawns can cause diseases and can encourage moss to grow in the areas where grass has died. A by-product of scarifying or de-thatching is that moss is also removed, and depending on how deep the scarifying blades are set, root cutting can also occur, and this in turn helps grass to thicken up over time. Dethatching is normally carried out in autumn or spring. When scarifying or de-thatching not all thatch should be removed as a small amount of thatch is beneficial to the lawn. A lawn that has excessive thatch may feel spongy when trod upon.
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We recommend watering on your watering days as authorized by your watering authority. A properly fertilized lawn should not need more than what is recommended by your watering authority.
Sprinkler System Inspection
We can inspect your sprinkler systems on a Weekly / Bi-Weekly / or Monthly basis to insure continuance of proper operation.
Regular checking of irrigation system shall include:
- Turning on all clocks to check for proper function
- Turning on all valves to insure proper operation.
- Visually inspecting all heads for proper coverage and also for damage caused by mowing operations. Frequency and duration based on current weather conditions.
In the event malfunctions are found during the regular check of the irrigation system, repairs will be made on a time and material basis.
Activation occurs usually between March and May, depending on weather conditions. At the time of the activation, all necessary repairs will be made to bring the system up to operating condition. These repairs will be billed on a time and material basis.
Winterization of the irrigation system usually occurs between October 15th and December 1st. Depending on weather conditions. Proper winterization will include the use of an air compressor, unless otherwise specified.
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