Weekly lawn mowing and trimming services are offered to residential and commercial customers. Weather dependent, lawn mowing season runs from April through November. Standard services include mowing, trimming, and blowing off hard surfaces of grass clippings.
Edging of sidewalks and driveway on your property helps maintain concrete and blacktop with reducing overgrowth and increasing curb appeal with a clean manicured appearance. Edging adds value to the landscape and saves time on trimming.
Aerating is beneficial when the soil becomes compacted from walking on it, mowing, and weather conditions. If the soil becomes compacted, it can decrease the amount of nutrients, air, and water the lawn receives resulting in grass that fails to thrive. Aerating removes soil or cores which loosens the soil allowing it to accept more water, air, and nutrients resulting in a stronger root system. Fertilizer becomes more effective after aeration of the lawn.
It is recommended to aerate a lawn annually unless the soil is minimally compacted. Lawns with a significant amount of thatch (more than a ½ inch) should be dethatched first or aerated twice annually.
Thatch is a buildup on the lawn of grass clippings, stems, shoots, and roots accumulate on the soil which affects the grassroots. When excessive layers of thatch build up, it’s more difficult for grassroots to absorb the nutrients it needs, making a lawn more vulnerable to lawn disease and certain pests. Regular dethatching is necessary to promote healthy grass.
Using a thatch rake attached to our zero turn mower, the rake combs through the grass in a back-and-forth motion applying enough pressure to reach the bottom layer of thatch and slightly penetrate the soil. The debris that is raked up is bagged and removed from the site to promote a healthy lawn.
After aerating, it is recommended to overseed the lawn. Springtime is the most successful time to repair drought-damaged lawns and allow the time to get the grass thing and healthy to reduce weeds from invading the lawn. If overseeding is complete, avoid the placement of crabgrass and broadleaf fertilizers for at least 3 mowings or 6-8 weeks. The frequent spring rain is helpful for the new seed to establish, but watering may be required. Overseeding in early spring allows areas that are normally shaded by tree leaf canopies can allow for sunlight promoting growth.
Spring and Fall Cleanup
In the spring and fall, it is recommended to provide an extra service to maintain an appearance of a well-manicured lawn.
Spring services can include clearing an accumulation of leaves, branches, and other debris that can be cleared and hauled away. It would be recommended to include perennial maintenance, topdressing layers of mulch, and preparing flower beds. Additional services include seed repair of damaged areas, aerating, and pruning shrubs and bushes.
In the fall, clearing the lawn and landscaping of leaves, removal of branches, and lawn debris can be cleared and hauled away. A final mow and application of a winterizer fertilizer will promote healthy grass return in the spring. Dethatching and overseeding can be provided following the cleanup of fall debris.
In addition to our fertilizer program for lawn weed management, we offer weed management to flower beds by manual removal. For hard surfaces such as driveways, rock beds, sidewalks, and parking lots, we offer weed management with a liquid application. Applications should be avoided within 24 hours of rain but a rainfast product is utilized with a 30-minute dry time.