Commercial Grounds Maintenance Programs
- Property Inspections
- Progress reports (during the growing season)
- Turf Care
- Mowing & Edging
- Lawn Applications (organic based fertilizer & weed control)
- Aeration & Over-Seeding
- Tree & Shrub Care (pruning & pest control)
- Landscape Bed Maintenance (Spring & Fall cleanups & weed control)
- Spring & Fall Color Programs
- Snow Removal Services
Landscape Design & Installation
- Professional Landscape Designs (Drawings / Plant Photos; Computer Aided Visualization )
- One Year Guarantee on New Plants
- Horticulturalist on Staff
Hardscape Design & Installation
- Paver and Flagstone Patios & Walkways
- Retaining and Decorative Garden Walls
- Stoop Coverings and Repair
- Water Features
Grounds Maintenance Service Descriptions
Lawn areas are maintained at a height of 3"–3½" for the mowing season. Removal of all debris from the lawn area prior to mowing will be a normal practice. The mowing price is based on a (7) day cycle with (28) mows throughout the growing season (April-October). Mowing includes trimming around all obstacles and buildings, removal of all related debris, and site cleanup.
Edging of all sidewalks and curbs will be performed each time lawn is mowed during the growing season. All debris from edging shall be removed and blown clean to insure a manicured edge and to maintain “curb appeal”.
Soil Test (complimentary: taken once every 3 years)
Soil test analysis indicating soil pH and fertilization recommendations: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P), and potassium (K) per 1,000 sq. ft of lawn provided. Lab report will indicate lime recommendations as well, if required.
Utilizing a premium mechanical aerator, core aeration of accessible turf area to a minimum depth of 2" is a recommended annual lawn care practice. Aeration reduces soil compaction, improves rooting by increasing water, nutrient, oxygen movement, enhances microorganism activity which decomposes thatch. Prior to aeration, grass should be mowed short (1½") and lawn watered to moisten soil to a depth of approximately 4".
Overseeding (with starter fertilizer)
In conjunction with aeration, overseeding at a rate of 2-4 lbs./1,000 sq. feet of lawn is recommended (mid-August to early October). A blend of premium “turf type” tall fescue grasses are utilized. A light application of starter fertilizer is applied as well. Lawn will require a gentle, daily watering until grass seed germinates: typically 4-10 days.
Fertilization (3 applications)
Nutrient plan is developed based on soil test results to build a healthy root system while discouraging weeds. Fertilizer is applied per 1,000 sq. ft. of lawn to supply recommended nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium. There are two (2) applications at approximately 4-week intervals during the optimum time to fertilize cool season grasses in Virginia (August–November), and One (1) spring application (April-May) at half the rate per soil analysis.