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Each yard is evenly mowed, trimmed, cleaned of debris and any details requested by the customer at each weekly or biweekly visit. In the spring, if your lawn grows very rapidly we will bag the clippings to avoid discharge buildup. In the summer, we will discharge the clippings so that they will return to the soil and keep the lawn healthy. Also in the fall, we will bag the yard as necessary to keep your lawn free of leaves. If it is raining the day of the scheduled visit, than we will mow the next available day. We do not mow in the rain because it is easier to tear and rut up your lawn when it is wet.
Any major tree jobs are usually handled in the spring and fall, so that the sap is still in the roots and any damage to the tree is avoided. We cut, prune and clean up the designated area and haul away the debris. We also provide tree removal as requested. We will prune any low hanging limbs on mowing visits, keeping the lawn in order year round.
Shrubs and bushes are typically trimmed once or twice a year as they do not grow fast. We trim, prune and clean up the designated area and haul away the debris. We also remove any dead shrubs and/or bushes as requested and haul them away. We also install shrubs and bushes as requested.
Having an edged lawn gives it a clean, finished touch. Lawn Edging is an extra service that may be added onto the mowing visits. All sidewalks, driveways and flower beds will be carefully edged with each visit. We can also specifically create any edges where requested and maintain them with each visit thereafter.
Each area that has been requested for weeding will be sprayed with weed killer to eradicate all of the weeds and undesired plants. This allows the weeds time to soak in the application and be consumed all the way to the roots. This way no roots are left to regrow new weeds in a few weeks. All weed killers that we apply are approved and safe for people, animals and the environment. On the next visit, the dead material will be extracted from the beds or designated area and hauled away. We also apply weed control to the lawn in the spring and fall if requested. This is to remove weeds that may or can grow in the lawn. Any spots or areas that become barren from the weed control are then sowed with grass.
In order to prevent weeds and other unwanted plants in your flower beds, we will lay down a mulch sheet and re-mulch your flower beds. The mulch sheet is made of thick, wear-and-tear resistant fabric so that it will last many years. It prevents anything from growing in the soil under the mulch where it has been laid. After it has been laid down we will lay mulch on top of it and re-mulch the beds and other areas where mulching has been requested. If requested we can apply anti-weed fertilizer to the lawn in the spring or when needed. This prevents weeds and dandelions from sprouting up in the lawn. All of our anti-weed fertilizers are chemical-free and are not hazardous to people, animals and the environment.
In the spring, we can apply grass fertilizer as requested and sow grass seed. In the summer, the grass seed fertilizer is mixed with anti-weed seeds and pest control as requested. Summer provides higher chances of weed growth in your lawn because of the hotter temperatures and less rain, making a good environment for weeds. Also the heat provides a better environment for harmful insects to infest the yard and leave bare or yellow spots. Most of the time those spots are from maggots under the ground. In the fall, we apply grass seed as requested. The cooler temperatures allow the lawn to fend off pests on its own, as they will begin to look for warmer places to stay. Weeds also are less prevalent in cooler temperatures. All of our fertilizers and pest control are chemical-free and safe for people, animals and the environment.
After the winter there is usually plenty debris on a lawn, whether its limbs, trees parts, tress themselves, thrash that blew in, or leftover leaves. The bushes and shrubs might need to be trimmed depending on when they were cut the previous year. If there was snowfall, the grass might lay flat on the lawn. We will start by trimming the bushes and shrubs if needed. We will clear the lawn of any debris and haul it away. We will also give the lawn the first pass of the year with a mower, not only to gather up or mulch the leftover leaves but also to even out the grass whether it is flat or taller in some areas and ready the lawn for spring growth.
We provide leaf removal along with our mowing service. In the fall when the leaves are falling we begin to bag the clippings when we mow the yard so that we can gather up the leaves at the same time. We will gather up about 80% of the heavy leaf droppings and leave behind 20% mulched up to go into the soil. The leaves will provide natural fertilization for the lawn. However, leaves are highly acidic and will start to kill the lawn if they are mostly mulched in and not gathered up. The grass will turn yellow and die if the leaves lay on it for too long. There is no extra charge for this as it is included in our mowing service and will keep the lawn free of leaves in the fall. We also provide large-scale leaf removal services for properties that have not gathered up their leaves in a while or that only require a fewer amount of larger cleanups. We will gather up all the leaves and any trash and debris and haul it away.
Mulching is usually done early on in the spring to make the lawn look good for the whole year to come. It can be done every year but is not really necessary. Mulch takes about 2 to 3 years to thin out and then needs to be replaced. Every situation is different depending on the area and runoff from rain. If requested, we will lay down an anti-weed fabric before we mulch the designated area to prevent future weed growth. The anti-weed fabric is highly resistant to wear and will last many years. We will provide and haul the mulch to the area of work and the anti-weed fabric will be included in the fee. All you have to do is choose the type and color that you would like. Before we lay down the mulch, if the designated area has edges, we will redo the edges so that the lawn has a freshly finished look when we are done.
Types of Mulch