Hopefully your property maintenance budgets are approved and you can give us approval of the routine standard enhanced services we perform. These services that are routinely done on an annual or biannual basis include Winter Moss and Cranefly Control, Barkdust Application, Spring Seasonal Color, Turf Core Aeration, and Fall Seasonal Color. Prior to the season when these services are performed, we will individually propose them. To reduce the need for approving them individually, we have begun to send a bulk approval form as we begin the year. This will occur this week.  Hopefully this bulk approval will save us all time and allow us to better prepare for the service delivery as opposed to waiting to just prior to its occurrence.

There is no better or more impactful enhancement to a landscape than rebarkdusting. Mulch breaks down and becomes less effective with age, causing many problems. Lack of mulch reduces weed control and increases moss build-up as well as increasing evaporative water loss during the summer. In addition, rebarkdusting is the simplest way to make your property look fresher and brighter. We recommend rebarkdusting every other year at the end of winter or early spring. If your shrub beds look like the pictures on the left and want to spruce them up like the pictures on the right, let us know. We proposed in many properties at budget time last fall and will be sending out specific proposals within the next week.

Turf Moss Control
Winter can be a tough time for lawns. Constant rain, especially in the shade, can lead to moss growth. We fight this every year. Although it is difficult to prevent, it luckily is easy to control. Liquid iron, sprayed on a lawn quickly and effectively controls moss. It will actually kill it in hours, turning it black. Although it is easy to kill, it will regrow every year requiring annual treatment. We have even been experimenting with twice yearly treatment, December and March. Although normally considered an enhanced service, moss treatment is relatively inexpensive.

Spring Flowers
Seasonal color is one of our specialties. Not only do we produce some of the most creative flower combinations but our flowers plantings are some of the healthiest due to our carefully designed installation and maintenance programs. 

We have tried to add a creative design flair to our summer color plantings. Every year we come up with new and unique combinations that break from the conventional of blocks and stripes seen on most other commercial properties. To only offer you the best combinations, we have a test bed at our office where we try out these new varieties and make sure they work before we will plant them on our customers properties.
Turf Core Aeration
We recommend aeration to our customers as a standard part of our yearly turf care program. Aeration improves overall turf and is also the best method of managing thatch and soil compaction. Aerating during the early summer opens up the soil to allow water to more easily enter the soil, reducing run-off and improving irrigation effectiveness. We can't quantitatively prove it, but we believe that aeration pays for itself through water savings. 

The benefits of aeration are significant but short lived lasting only 3-4 months. This is why we propose it every spring as we enter the normal peak irrigation season. This will maximize the water saving and return on your investment. Fall color is often a joy to observe but for us it signals one of the busiest times of our year.
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