Lawn | Tree
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.
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
- A soil test to determine nutrient levels
- Core aeration to increase water, air and nutrient
- 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!
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 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
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.
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.
to set up a pest management plan for your valued landscape.