Spring Clean Up
Every spring there is an abundance of sticks, leaves, and debris on your property. Our job is to clean up all that mess, and to bring your lawn back to life. We start by blowing all the debris out of the flower beds. Then the excess sand is power swept off the grass, and the sticks are picked up. Finally we dethatch the lawn to remove any dead grass embedded in your lawn, and then mow and bag to pick up the thatch.
Weekly maintenance consists of grass cutting at a desired height. We trim around all of the obstacles, and the spots where the mower cannot reach. After the lawn is cut there are grass clippings on the road, hardscapes, or any unwanted places. The clippings are then blown off these areas to keep a neat appearance. If there is garbage or any unwanted items in the lawn, they are picked up and thrown away before the job is started. We can also vacuum the lawn as were cutting to remove clippings or leaves.
Soil compaction is common for most lawns and is caused by excess foot traffic, heavy equipment, vehicles ect. Aerating is the process of cutting round cores out of the soil and pulling them out. This is a great way to reduce thatch, loosen up compacted soils and encourage new root growth. When the soil is not compacted, water, oxygen, and nutrients are able to ease into the roots of the turf.
Having well mulched and maintained ornamental beds can bring up the value and appearance of the property. Our mulch landscape service starts out by redefining the mulch beds with a edger to keep a clean-cut edge. The mulch or stone of your choosing is spread by hand to leave a sooth, even appearance. Mulch will keep moisture in the soil, help the ground temperature from getting too hot or too cold, and minimize weeds from emerging. A pre-emergent weed control can be applied as well for better weed control.
Shrubs should be trimmed yearly to keep their shape. All excess clippings are then cleaned up and removed from property. Proper trimming keeps the ornamental healthy, maintains growth, and keeps a consistant appearance.
Lawn repair consists of adding new topsoil to fill in holes or to change the grade of the land. Seed is spread out and gently raked into the soil. Starter fertilizer is applied to get the grass to start germinating. Straw is layed out over the top to keep moisture in the soil and to prevent erosion.
Thatch build up is common for every lawn, and if over 1/2 inch potential problems could occur in the lawn. Our dethatching will remove any dead grass or unwanted debris embedded in lawn, then we mow and bag the lawn to pick up the thatch. Reducing thatch will minimize the risk of disease, and grub infestation in the turf.
Fall Clean up
Every fall after all the leaves and acorns fall off the trees your yard needs to be cleaned up. We will blow out mulch beds, and pick up the sticks. Leaves, pine needles, and acorns are then blown into the woods or picked up and hauled off the property. We complete the job by mowing and bagging your lawn.
Pesticide & Fertilizer Services
Our company is liscensed and certified to apply pesticide, fertilizer, and has the knowledge to assist you to make the right descision for a green and healthy lawn. At each visit we monitor for insects and diseases problems and spray for weeds upon appearance. We use slow release fertilizers which gives the lawn fertilizer in small increments. This is a better approach to reduce the risk of nitrogen burns and leaching.
Early spring Treatment
Balanced blend of slow release fertilizer with crabgrass pre-emergent.
Late Spring Treatment
Balanced blend of slow release fertilizer with crabgrass pre-emergent plus broad leaf weed control.
Balanced blend of slow release fertilizer with grub and surface feeding insect control to prevent the activity of grubs.
Early Fall Treatment
Balanced blend of slow release fertilizer with iron to keep the grass green during stressful summer months.
Balanced blend of slow release fertilizer with micronutrients to endure strong root growth for harsh winter months.
Diseases can occur do to many enviormental factors. Some can be controlled by thatch and water management or ajusting the nitrogen level. A preventive fungicide can be applied before diseases occur. If diseases get out of hand and no cultural methods can be done, then a curative fungicide can be applied.
Shrub bed weed control
Pre-emergent weed control should be applied in ornamental beds at least two times a year to prevent weeds.
Connecticut soil tends to have a low pH level. Limestone will help correct acidy soils and raise soil pH for plants to utilize soil nutrients.
Core samples are taken from random areas around the lawn and mixed together. The samples are then analyzed to get a knowledge of what the soil needs to get the correct pH and nutrition level for optimum growth.