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Estate Management
Lawn | Tree and Shrub

The key to having a great looking landscape boils down to plant health. Our ability to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy plants and knowing how to rectify a problem is what makes us different. We have some “programs” that help supply plants with their basic needs, but the real value of a program is the regular visits that allow us to identify a problem before it gets out of hand. Too often we’re called after a favorite plant or one with sentimental value has died, when recognition of a problem and a simple treatment would have saved it. Contact us to give your plants, whether turf, trees, shrubs or herbaceous perennials, a chance to thrive for years.

Lawn Care

Your lawn can be the focal point of your landscape or an accent for well designed planting. It’s really a matter of personal preference. Either way, you’ll want to keep it healthy and attractive. Not growing too fast or too slow as each extreme has its’ own set of problems. Using the right combinations of organic and synthetic fertilizers is the best way to accomplish this. It all starts with an accurate soil test which we will require every other year. Given enough sunlight, and with proper mowing, regular aeration and consistent watering, your lawn will be deep green with the appropriate amount of lushness.

Our services can include:

  • Appropriate organic or synthetic fertilizer
  • Weed and disease control as needed.
  • A preventative grub control application
  • A lime application to regulate soil pH and nutrient availability
  • A soil test to determine nutrient levels
  • Core aeration to increase water, air and nutrient movement.
  • Topdressing with compost to add organic matter and increase the number of beneficial soil microorganisms.
  • Fully organic programs are available

Take a look at how we incorporate topdressing material in turf!


Tree and Shrub Care

Trees and ornamental shrubs are used to form a solid foundation for your landscape. Some of the old style designers used only trees and shrubs with wonderful results. We’ve seen many homes that have no turf or herbaceous perennials and they’re beautiful. We can help keep your trees and shrubs healthy and at their peak aesthetic value year after year. Renovating overgrown landscapes is one of our specialties.

Pruning
Pruning is an essential part of tree and shrub care. Each plant is specific in its pruning needs and all will respond differently due to unique characteristics. Without proper pruning, plants may become overgrown and unsightly pieces in your landscape. On a regular basis we get calls about landscapes that have overgrown a site. This is almost always caused by one of two things, inadequate spacing at installation or much more commonly by poor pruning--- often times by unskilled landscape contractors. Pruning is a form of wounding. Improperly made cuts are unable to heal correctly and will often time leave a wound where disease or insects can harm the plant more easily.

Fertilization
Fertilization is underutilized on most properties. Trees and shrubs often have their nutrients depleted simply by raking away the leaves that fall each autumn. In a forest this mat of leaves would break down into nutrients that they can use. This is not tolerated in our modern day landscape and the nutrients need to be replaced. To accomplish this we offer a deep root fertilization service for trees and shrubs. In recent years, humates and biostimulants have come onto the market an are added to the mix. These products are found in the natural forest floor and seem to really make a big difference in the efficacy of injected fertilizers.

Pest Management
A “pest” is defined as something that is a nuisance or unwanted. In the horticulture field pests may be injurious to plants. These include disease (viral, fungal and bacterial), weeds, insects, mites and a variety of animals. Pests left unmanaged can destroy a landscape in a short period of time. We offer a management program that will monitor your property for pests and treat in the most appropriate, environmentally sensitive manner. This may include physical removal of the pest, biological controls, organic treatment, and when necessary, chemical sprays.

Except where a history of a problem dictates, we do not do routine “calendar sprays”. This type of treatment does not discriminate between microorganisms and insects that are beneficial and those that are injurious to plants.

Contact us to set up a pest management plan for your valued landscape.

 

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