Lawn Maintenance – How We Do It
When we come to your property we are going to be completely thorough in our service.
Lawn Care service includes the following: 1. Mowing with a professional grade lightweight mower that won’t tear up your yard 2. Line trimming all the areas on the property including fences, around posts, trees, and curbs 3. Edging the sidewalks, driveways, and curbs with a metal blade edger 4. Cleaning up all grass clippings on the property.
The price you pay is determined by the sqare footage of the turf on the property. We don’t upcharge if you live in a fancy neighborhood; the price is the price, and it’s fair across the board.
Some other things to note during service: If we are servicing your property and notice an empty trash can needs to be brought back up to the house from the road then we are going to do it. We pick up kids toys before we mow and place them on the porch. We refill your dogs water bowl if we notice it getting low. These are the extras that set us apart, and it’s just normal day to day activities for us.
Organic Gardening Tips
If you want to be successful as a natural, organic gardener — or grow a healthy, organic lawn — you may need to think differently about your soil.
Organisms in the soil have the same needs we do: to drink, breathe, eat, digest and excrete. When the soil is healthy, fed with natural materials and not compacted, those natural processes allow fertilization and growth to happen the way Mother Nature intended.
Organic fertilizer is actually soil food that nourishes the organisms, whereas chemical fertilizer feeds plants directly — but much of the chemical fertilizer runs off into lakes, oceans, rivers and groundwater. Growing grasses and other plants in healthy, living soil will make the plants more drought-tolerant, disease-resistant and maintenance-free.
Test Your Soil First, Buy Nutrients Later
Never spend money on any fertilizer or soil amendment for your lawn or garden without first consulting the results of a soil test.
These diagnostic results — available from virtually all Cooperative Extension offices across the U.S. — will tell you exactly how much N (nitrogen), P (phosphorus) or K (potassium), lime, sulphur or other nutrients to add. Too much nitrogen and phosphorus can harm oceans, lakes, rivers and drinking water. Other excess nutrients can weaken and even kill grass and other plants.
The bottom line, in other words, is to avoid guessing. That can be bad, for the environment, for your landscape and for your pocketbook.
Before You Spread Lime, Read This
Though some soils in the West are inherently alkaline, meaning the pH is above 7.0, many gardeners in other parts of the country have acidic soil and they put pulverized dolomitic limestone on their lawns as a matter of course each fall.
The product is recognizable by the heavy, white paper 40-pound bags. With acid rain increasing in much of the nation, that might seem like a good thing to do. If you’re concerned about weeds, however, the dolomitic lime can be a problem.