April is National Lawn Care Month

April is National Lawn Care Month so it is a great time to think about what your lawn and landscape do for you. Even in the age of the smartphone and T.V. show binge watching, the love affair with the American yard is not over.

According to an online survey commissioned by the National Association of Landscape Professional and conducted by Harris Poll in May 2015, eighty-three percent of Americans think having a yard is important. Here are a few insights about the value of our lawns and backyards.

Your Neighborhood’s landscaping is important. Americans (91%) want to live in an area where they can see or walk to nice landscaping. So if you want the best chance of increasing the home prices in your neighborhood, make sure the landscaping looks good.

Nice landscaping helps to sell your house. Eighty-four percent say that the quality of a home’s landscaping would affect their decision about whether or not to buy. Great neighborhood landscaping helps, but it isn’t enough; yours needs to look good too.

Your neighbors care what your yard looks like. Seventy-one percent think it is important that their neighbors have well-maintained yards. Perhaps “good landscaping makes good neighbors” should be the new adage.

We want to enjoy our yards. Seventy-five percent of people feel that it is important to spend time outside in their yards.

Despite common misperceptions, even Millennials want to spend time in their yards. Seventy-five percent of Millennials (18-34 year olds) think spending time outside in their yards is important.

People want help with their landscape. A large majority of Americans (67%) agree that professional landscape help would allow them to have a nicer yard.

So, this April, don’t take your yard for granted: make the most of it and it will return many financial and emotional benefits. Call The Landcare Group

Call The Landcare Group Your Landscaping And Lawn Experts For A Free Estimate Today.

For Service In Nassau Call 516-771-5090 – Suffolk Call 631-464-4466 Or
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Spring Has Arrived Call The Landcare Group For All Your Landscaping Needs

This Spring, Make Your Yard A Showstopper. Improve Curb Appeal, Add Specialty Water Features & Landscape And Hardscape With Help From The Experts At The Landcare Group.

Spring is here we have already adjusted our clocks ahead for daylight savings. Now is the time to prepare your homes’ yard for the upcoming growing season. The winter weather can create an array of problems but The Landcare Group. can take care of them for you.

Raking – Our crews can remove all the leftover leaves, branches, pine needles and accumulated debris.

Trimming – Bushes and trees can be pruned to remove dead branches and shoots. Cut back perennials and ornamental grasses before new growth emerges.

Flower Beds – Crews will remove all debris and prepare flower beds. Crews will edge all beds and lay fresh mulch to help prevent weed growth and ensure a healthy environment for your plants and flowers.

Lawn Care – Now is the time to prepare damaged lawn areas for spring seeding. Soil tests can be performed to understand the pH levels for later enrichment.

Sprinkler Systems – Landcare Group can test your sprinkler system to make sure there are no leaks and everything is working properly and repair any and all issues you may have with your home sprinkler system.

The above items are just some of the items that may need to be addressed to prepare for the new season. We are a full-service landscape company serving both residential and commercial customers.

If you have any landscape needs, feel free to call us to discuss your projects with our experienced staff. In Nassau call 516-771-5090 or Suffolk call 631-464-4466. Or Visit our website landcaregroup.net for more details

Winter came back with a vengeance this week but don’t forget Spring is Coming

Winter came back with a vengeance this week but don’t forget Spring is Coming

The Landcare Group is the company you can trust for all your home or commercial landscaping needs from getting your sprinkler system ready or making sure your lawn and garden is ready to look its best. The Landcare Group is a full-service company, capable of handling everything from larger projects such as landscape development to something as straightforward as lawn maintenance. Regardless of size, we will treat all aspects of every project with the most meticulous care and precision. The Landcare Group has been servicing Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn and The Bronx for over twenty-five years. As the name suggest, LCG is truly a family run business.

Call us today at 516-771-5090 for Nassau or 631-464-4466 for Suffolk fill out our contact form at  http://landcaregroup.net/contact/ for your free quote.

Little Known Benefits to Installing a Water Fountain in your Home or Institution

Who doesn’t like water fountains? They can truly spruce up your garden, park, institutional setting or estate, by adding a certain element of class and beauty to your landscape setup. What most people do not know, however, is that in addition to the aesthetic beauty, having a water fountain on your property actually provides you with health benefits. How, you ask? The key component here is sound.

Meditation and yoga are becoming more popular means of unwinding and keeping a healthy mind, spirit and body. Most instructors and people who regularly practice these activities recommend relaxing music being played softly in the background to set and maintain the peaceful mood. There are industries, whether they be electronic companies that create sound machines, or music streaming services which offer set playlists, that specialize in this very area. While these methods are nice, there is something missing; they are not authentic. In order to truly embrace the peace and tranquility of yoga and meditation, the most preferred method is to have a natural sound source. Since we all don’t live on the beach, the easiest way to have access to this natural sound is to have a waterfall on your property.

To continue to learn more about the benefits of installing a water fountain, please check out the link below:

http://www.urban-studios.com.au/water-fountain-sound-therapy/

*Credit Urban Studios*

Prep Your Lawn for the Spring

Spring is right around the corner. While homeowners have not had to worry about their lawn the past few months, the time is come to get ready for the new season. The ground is about to defrost, potentially causing a muddy mess. Make sure to take these steps to insure you are ahead of the game and not dealing with a swampy disaster area in the weeks to come.

The first step when preparing your lawn for the spring is to assess the situation. Inspect your property for dead branches, leaves and other debris so you can take a proper look at the soil, grass trees and shrubs. Determine what grass is dead and what is alive so you can plan accordingly. Now that you have assessed your grass situation, make sure to rake out any areas of dried or dead grass to prevent thatch from blocking oxygen and sunlight to your plants and grass. To prevent crabgrass, you must address the issue before it becomes a problem and get rid of it before the seeds start germinating. The best course of action is to use a pre-emergent herbicide during late winter or early spring to prevent any crabgrass seeds left behind before they have an opportunity to spread.

For more tips on how to prepare your lawn for the Spring, please visit the link below:

https://www.houselogic.com/by-room/yard-patio/preparing-lawn-for-spring/

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Leaving Fence Installation to the Professionals

Spring is right around the corner and homeowners are starting to make plans for new landscaping ideas. A popular addition to your home, in order to increase privacy and aesthetic uniformity, is to build a fence. Seems simple enough; you purchase the materials and roll up your sleeves to prepare to dig into your new outdoor project. What you don’t realize is that there is a lot more that goes into proper fence installation than originally thought and there are professionals who can do the job correctly, alleviating any headaches or damage to your home.

Hiring a professional fence installation company will ensure that you have properly mapped out your property lines, and using the correct equipment prevents you from damaging your water lines or any other structural damage to your property.

To read more about why you should hire a professional fence installation company, please refer to the link below:

http://afenceutah.com/2016/06/leave-fence-installation-pros/

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Some Ideas to consider when upgrading your landscape this Spring

Spring is right around the corner. There is no better way to embrace the season than upgrading your landscaping! By doing this, you simultaneously add value to your home, while improving its outward appeal. Here are some great ideas to consider for the spring to maximize your home’s beauty!

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/landscaping-projects/landscape-basics/landscape-ideas/

 

Credit Better Homes & Gardens

Snow Removal with The Landcare Group

Planning ahead for snow removal is critical to ensuring a fast response. When snow starts blanketing your property this year, you can count on us for a prompt, efficient snow removal and de-icing services.

We are offering customers in the Long Island area snow removal services. No matter what the size of your property, we can keep your winter weather worries to a minimum.

What We Offer:

Commercial, Industrial & Retail Sites
Shopping centers, malls & plazas
Hotels & Conference centers
Medical Buildings, nursing homes & assisted living facilities
Homes and much much more.

Fully Licensed and insured, our equipment and processes are continually updated to provide you with the best service possible. Give us a call today to find out how we can melt your winter worries away!
Call The Landcare Group
Nassau: 516-771-5090
Suffolk: 631-464-4466
Or visit our website landcaregroup.net

How a professional lawn care company will prep your lawn for the fall

After a summer of heavy use many lawns start showing signs of wear and tear by the end of the season. Early autumn is a great time to repair the damage and to ensure that your turf is in good condition for the year ahead.

Rake Out Moss

Kill off any moss with a lawn moss herbicide before vigorously scratching out dead material (thatch) from the lawn with a spring-tined rake; rent a motorized scarifier for large lawns. Raking improves the look and health of the turf.

Aerate the Soil

Open up air channels in a compacted lawn by pushing a border fork into the soil, or use a hollow tiner, which pulls out plugs of soil. Work across the lawn at 4-inch intervals. Repeat this process every two years.

Apply Top Dressing

After raking and aerating the lawn, work a top dressing into the holes. You can buy this premixed from garden centers and hardware stores, but it’s easy and cost effective on large lawns to make your own.

Brush in Dressing

Work in the top dressing thoroughly using a stiff brush or besom, lightly filling the new aeration channels, and covering the ground to encourage strong rooting. Apply it evenly and make sure the grass isn’t smothered.

Feed and Sow

Wearing gloves, apply a granular autumn lawn fertilizer evenly over marked out squares. Water in if no rain falls within three days of applying it. In early autumn, the soil is sufficiently warm and moist to sow grass seed too. Sprinkle seed to match your lawn type at half the recommended rate for new lawns to help thicken up any bald spots.

The Landcare Group offers some of the best Landscape Maintenance on Long island and the NY areas

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Landscape maintenance (or grounds keeping) is the art and vocation of keeping a landscape healthy, clean, safe and attractive, typically in a garden, yard, park, Institutional setting or estate.

Using tools, supplies, knowledge, physical exertion and skills, a groundskeeper may plan or carry out annual plantings and harvestings, periodic weeding and fertilizing, other gardening, lawn care, snow removal, driveway and path maintenance, shrub pruning, topiary, lighting, fencing, swimming pool care, runoff drainage, and irrigation, and other jobs for protecting and improving the topsoil, plants, and garden accessories.

These are all the services that consist of a general residential seasonal maintenance agreement:
• Spring clean up: Includes all debris from shrubs, beds cleaned, beds cultivated, first cut & edged
• Pre-Emergence Control: (Late Spring) Second application, prevent crabgrass germination
• Broad Leaf Weed Control: (Late Spring & Fall) Controls chickweed, clover, dandelion & most broad leaf
• Insect Control: (Early Fall) Crucial to put down chinch bug, grubs, sod worm
• Fungicide Treatment: (Late Spring) Important in controlling brown patch, leaf spots & fusarium blight
• Fertilization: (Spring, Late Spring, Summer and Fall) The important factor in maintaining a beautiful lawn all year long
• Weekly Maintenance: (May through November) Cutting, edging and maintenance of flowerbeds cultivation, bordering grass-weekly service ends mid October
Fall Clean Ups: October & November you will receive (2) small clean-ups and Nov & Dec you will receive your Final clean-up
• Aerating: (September) Plugging lawn so roots get air, water and the nutrients needed
• Lime: Controls alkalinity and acidity of soil

We can do it all for you, contact us now to get started