Weed control is the most important service we provide as a lawn care company. As weeds compete with grass for nutrition, water and sunlight, they can gradually take over. Left untreated, within a few years, weeds choke the life out of turf, leaving your grass sparse and unattractive. See our price list or contact us for an estimate.
Grubs, which are larvae of many species of beetles with C-shaped bodies, have tan brown heads and six distinct legs. Larvae, between 3/4- and 2-inches long, destroy the grass root system. Then sections of the lawn in hot areas will often turn brown and pull back from the soil. As grubs are a tasty meal for animals such as raccoons, skunks and birds, when these animals search for grubs they can cause extensive damage to your turf. See our price list or contact us for an estimate.
As an annual grass, Crabgrass starts out in the spring a lime-green colour; as it matures in the summer heat, the leaf turns reddish-brown. It is a very hardy grass and will grow in the hottest areas of your lawn, besides concrete curbs and paved driveways. Eventually, crabgrass will overtake your lawn and make it very unsightly. In full maturity Crabgrass yields seed and in the fall it dies, only to emerge the next spring more plentiful than the year before. See our price list or contact us for an estimate.
Chinch bugs, sod web worm, leather jackets and cut worms are the most common surface insects on lawns today. These insects feed on the crown of the plant as it emerges from the soil. The crown is sweet tasting to insects, so they feed vigorously. Most insect damage occurs in the heat of the summer, causing grass to turn brown very quickly. On the other hand, Leather Jackets feed in the fall as they mature and cause the greatest damage in the spring when they come to full maturity. See our price list or contact us for an estimate.
Lime is an alkaline treatment product which helps stabilize soil acidity. Hard clay soil is acidic and the lime helps to stabilize the pH along with organic clippings that biodegrade and create top soil. See our price list or contact us for an estimate.
As lawns mature, dead grass clippings called thatch can smother your grass and keep roots from breathing. Builders also sometimes strip top soil and leave homeowners with hard clay that does not allow air to get to roots of grass. For photosynthesis to occur, you need air to get to the roots. The process of aeration mechanically removes plugs of soil to allow air, water and sun to the roots. Following aeration, grass roots will sprout a shoot of new grass and replenish your turf. See our price list or contact us for an estimate.
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Our longest-lived plantings accumulate parasites like scale, fungi and eggs of over-wintering insects and mites on their bark. Preventative organic measures have been in use for years and are our number one solution. Coating the bark in Dormant Oil suffocates insect and mite eggs, while Lime and Sulphur will sanitize bark and soil for fungi and bacteria. Slow release root feeding will reduce stress and will also promote health. Healthy trees also ensure that when a problem occurs trees are better able to deal with them.
Dormant Oil spraying combines horticultural oil and lime sulphur to kill over-wintering insects (such as scale and mites), insect eggs and diseases on certain hardy landscape plants. Dormant oil and lime sulphur are best applied to fruit trees, roses, ornamental shrubs, evergreens and trees and trees like Hawthorne, crab Apple and Honey Locust. contact us for an estimate