Six times a year we stop by and take care of everything in your landscape except mowing and trimming large shade trees. It includes the Fertilization Service plus the following:
All shrubs will be inspected and trimmed when appropriate. Shrubs that bloom on new growth will not be trimmed until they are finished blooming. Spent blooms will be cut back. Shrubs that are in stress will be treated with compost and other soil amendments.
Early in the year, weeds , volunteer plants, leaves and debris will be removed from all planting beds. Perennials and grasses will be cut back and 2-3 inches of finely shredded hardwood mulch will be applied. Beds will be weeded on each visit and any spent perennials will be cut back.
Rose and Flower Food will be applied to all flowering plants and shrubs and Azalea Food will be applied to azleas and gardenias three times per year.
Each visit an audit will be done on your sprinkler system to insure proper coverage and that the heads are operational (crew will need access to control box). If repairs are needed, we will give a bid for basic repairs. If extensive repairs or modification are needed we can give a reference.
The Director of GardenMaintain will inspect your property and give additional guidance to the crew as appropriate.
There’s nothing new about Organic Gardening. Your great grandmother used composted manure from the barn to enrich the soil in her vegetable garden. Today, using a similar approach, gardeners add organic produces to create a rich, balanced soil that provides turf and plants the nutrients they need when they need them. Adding organic soil amendments enriches the life of the soil; microbial and earthworm activity increase. Improved soil encourages vigorous root growth. This makes plants stronger and less vulnerable to pests and diseases. When your soil has normal balance, you will have a lush, vigorous lawn and a garden your kids and pets can enjoy without health concerns.
Chemical fertilizers provide a “junk food” jolt for rapid greening but do nothing for soil health and root growth. While chemical pesticides do kill harmful insects they also kill beneficial insects. Some pesticides have such serious health risks for humans, they have been taken off the market.
Our fertilization program started when our customers asked for an organic alternative. Since 1992 we have applied our organic line of products for customers who enjoy a landscape as healthy as it looks.
We come out five times a year, beginning in February/ March, and ending with the October/ early November treatment. On each visit we feed your lawn and planting beds with organic products appropriate for the season and designed to enrich the health of your soil.
Organic fertilizer slowly releases a mixture of nutrients into the ground that continuously works to build healthy soil. Our fertilizer consists of composted poultry manure, molasses, seaweed, humates, alfalfa and potash in a dry pellet form.