Landscape Maintenance

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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