Weekly Lawn Mowing/Trimming
Lawn Mowing is done on a regular basis on the same day of each week. If schedules or weather does not permit, it is done either the day before or the day after of the same week. Grass is mowed to an estimated height of 2.5-4 inches depending on the time of season and temperature. When grass is cut at the high end of this range, it does not allow for as many weeds to penetrate, and tends to withstand the heat or drought conditions better, keeping it at its most resilient and healthiest. Along with weekly mowing, we trim around all trees, rock beds, driveways, curbs or other obstacles not reached with a lawn mower. A blower will be used to blow out rock beds, patios, driveways, and sidewalks.
Lawn edging is removing the excess grass or windblown soil that builds up over the sidewalks, curbs, driveways and patios. This edging is done by making a cut between the concrete and lawn, removing build up and allows for a cleaner looking yard.
Core aeration enhances oxygen levels in the soil and helps moisture and nutrients to enrich it. It strengthens the roots, making the grass thicker and more resilient. A core aerator is a machine that punctures holes into the soil and pulls out tiny plugs ½ to ¾ inch in diameter. Because the cores are full of microorganisms that help decompose thatch, they are left on the surface to dissolve naturally. Holes from aerating eventually fill in on their own. Aeration vastly improves the quality of the soil and makes a much healthier lawn.
Spring Clean Up/De-Thatching
Thatch buildup consists of debris such as grass clippings, twigs, and leaves that have accumulated above the soil and below the grass blades. Too much thatch does not allow for water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots, and thus diminishes their growth. Thatch is best when kept at ½ inch thick, as having none at all can make your lawn susceptible to heat, drought conditions and disease. Dethatching is the process of removing this excess thatch, and is best if done yearly during the spring (mid-April to early May). Spring cleanup consists of dethatching your property, and using power blowers to blow debris out of rock beds, and from shrub areas. We properly dispose of all debris from clean up.