What's The Crew Up To This Summer?
Summer is a busy time of year in the landscape industry. Our Maintenance Teams are out working in the landscape on turf management, weed management, pruning and fertility during the summer.
Proper turf maintenance takes center stage in summer as grass grows very quickly and requires constant service to maintain density and plant health. We keep the blades on our mowers sharp and perform trimming and edging as a part of a regular program to showcase turf areas on site. Fertility is managed with fertilizers blended for prolonged performance with minimal nutrient loss. Broadleaf weeds are managed with selective applications of spot applied herbicide as needed during the summer.
Note: Pet urine can be damaging to lawn areas and often kills or discolors patches of turf in prominent areas on site. Please be sure to clean up after your pets in the landscape and take dogs to specified "pet walk" areas if possible to avoid damaging lawns.
Care of bed areas including weed management, tree and shrub pruning and raking is referred to as "detail" work. Although we mow all turf areas on site on a weekly basis, detail work often occurs in a cyclical pattern within a 6 or 8 week rotation depending on your contract. This means that our crews will not get to all bed areas on the site each week. Instead we focus on detail work within a specific area and general weed control for the rest of the site. Tree and shrub pruning is timed to maximize plant performance and flowering.
Note: Often trees and shrubs are planted too densely or too close to building requiring frequent pruning. These plants are good candidates for thinning or transplanting to alternative places on site where they may grow more naturally.