Total Yard Care Services
Healthy Lawn Improvement Program
The best and most sustainable way to prevent weeds from invading your lawn is to maintain it by keeping it properly fed, cut weekly and watered on a regular basis. Thick healthy lawns are less likely to have weed infestations as weeds most often pop up where turf is thin and damaged.
To solve this, we have put together a program of products and services to increase the overall health of your lawn. The Province has issued a ban on all herbicides and pesticides including 2-4-D, a very common weed killer that we have used in the past. An organic substitute product called Fiesta has now replaced this weed killer as a weed maintenance. This product must be used in conjunction with other services and products to increase the overall health of the lawn. We are excited to introduce you to our new Healthy Lawn Improvement Program to combat the war on weeds invading your turf.
The program starts in the springtime with 2 applications of Fiesta (21 days apart) with a Spring Jumpstart fertilizer, followed by a slow release granular fertilizer application in early summer that will last 12 weeks. The third application of Fiesta will commence in the fall with a custom fall fertilizer. The fall application is new this season and is a very important part of the Fiesta success in the following spring. Aeration is also recommended for success the following season.
This is done as soon as the surface frost is sufficiently out of the ground which usually commences around the 3rd week of April. It consists of de thatching of all turf areas (does not include city boulevards), first mow & trim, bagging and hauling all debris away. It is important to remember that excessive thatch, like 25
Thatch, a tight mat of dead rhizomes, stems and roots, can build up under the surface of your lawn during the growing season.
Although some thatch is beneficial to lawns, too much blocks water, air and nutrients from reaching the soil. If thatch is thicker than ½", grass roots will grow in the thatch, not the soil. Power raking or hand raking followed by a short mowing with a high vacuum mower removes as much thatch as possible. To finish, the lawn will receive its first mowing and trimming of the season.
Core Aeration & Over Seeding
Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. It’s commonly called “core aeration” in the lawn service industry. Core aeration can help make your lawn healthier and reduce its maintenance requirements through these means:
Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere.
Enhanced soil water uptake.
Improved fertilizer uptake and use.
Reduced water runoff and puddling.
Stronger turfgrass roots.
Reduced soil compaction.
Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance.
Improved resiliency and cushioning.
Enhanced thatch breakdown.
RESIDENTIAL LAWN MAINTENANCE pricing (Based on a 5 month contract)
COMMERCIAL LAWN MAINTENANCE pricing (Based on a 5 month contract)
Service typically consists of weekly visits to perform trimming, mowing and hard surface cleanup.
Wedding Shrub beds, natural areas with mulch and ground cover areas will be weeded on every visit during the year. We hand pull weeds within the canopy of shrubs or ground covers. We use selective herbicides for persistent perennial weeds and grass control as needed. There will always be some weeds present in a fertile growing envi-ronment. Our intention is to al-ways control weeds with no injury to shrubs, ground covers, or trees.
Shrub Care: It is important to remember that pruning plants is a process, not an event. There is no one-day of the year that all plants are to be pruned. Each species has very specific pruning needs based on flower production and the growing season. There will always be plants that require pruning in the landscape. First priority is pruning for bloom production, second is structure pruning for plant development and third is space management. Space manage-ment is most common in mature landscape environments. We must contain plants within the spaces allocated during landscape design. If you have an extensive planting with specialty items, we will inven-tory the plants and discuss proper pruning. We will fertilize your shrubs one time each year to keep them growing and green. (Bed maintenance services subject to individual estimates.)
There are many benefits to having a fall clean up... it’s not just about the appearance of your property that should make you decide to have a Fall cleanup! By removing the leaves from the lawn, it helps to keep lawn fungus’, such as Gray and Pink Snow Mold, at bay. Snow mold is caused when there is an extended period of snow cover on ground that is not completely frozen. Snow mold can also occur under leaves that have not been cleaned up or among long grass that should have been mowed once more before winter set in. Leaves can smother the lawn and kill it off, which becomes expensive in the Spring when you get the new grass to grow. Last but not least, wet matted leaves are harder to clean up in the spring, which takes more time and thus your cost increases.
RESIDENTIAL SNOW CLEARING pricing (Based on a 5 Month Contract)
Removal of snow from your driveway, front walk and entrance, city sidewalk.
COMMERCIAL SNOW CLEARING price (Based on a 5 month Contract)
Removal of snow from all sidewalks, entrances and exits and any city sidewalk bordering the commercial building.
COMMERCIAL ICE MANAGEMENT plus ice melt products used.
Scrapping and chipping of all ice from sidewalks, entrances and exits, and/or application of ice melt products on iced areas.