Cool season turf is mowed to a height of four inches. Warm season is mowed at two inches. Clippings are never allowed to clump. Curbs, walks and beds are edged regularly. All pavement and walkways are blown.
Weeds in beds, walkways and natural areas are pulled or sprayed using an EPA registered herbicide. All herbicides are applied by a skillfully trained professional.
In late fall and early winter the crew will clear your property of leaves.
Properties are policed for litter with each visit.
Pruning takes place three times per year. The first pruning is scheduled after the spring bloom: May through June. The second pruning takes place late August and September. This is a light prune, just touching up any runners and keeping plants in their proper shape. The third and final pruning occurs in late fall.
To maintain a thick, healthy lawn we recommend turf overseeding on an annual basis in the Triangle area. Our overseeding program begins with aeration of your soil using a core type aerator. This process not only provides an excellent seeding surface, it loosens compaction which makes your existing turf healthier. We then apply a high quality Fescue seed to give you the best turf possible
The first application is a pre-emergent barrier for crabgrass. The Second application is a post-emergent spray for broadleaf weeds. Our spring fertilizer application uses an organic source of nitrogen. This type of nitrogen bonds with the soil particles and is released very slowly as micro-organisms break them down. This builds and enriches the soil to make it more fertile and productive. It also reduces excess clippings and thatch build up.
We do not fertilize fescue lawns in the summer. This can burn the lawn or cause diseases. We apply dolomitic limestone to provide calcium and magnesium, two micronutrients that are essential to a healthy lawn.
Our fall fertilizer applications use a synthetic source of nitrogen. These products are polymer coated for very efficient feeding.
Weeds are controlled by enriching the soil to promote a dense turf that will choke out weeds. We also reduce pesticide use by applying minimal amounts at proper times. If weeds do grow, we will spot spray with each application.
This is a very environmentally friendly program that is also safe for children and pets.
Flowers are the first thing people notice when they view your property. They add “curb appeal”. We can design a program to give you vibrant flowers throughout the year. With our annual flower bed program you receive: tillage of soil, soil enhancement including organic matter and fertilizer, bi-annual changing of beds plus mulch cover.