PROFESSIONAL ADVICE

We have many years of experience in landscaping, some call us experts! We are more than happy to share our knowledge. Our advisory services are fee based.

Fall is here!  

Advice compliments of Paul Tomlinson, our Plant Health Specialist.

Now that fall is here, consider these services to help with your plant and lawn health:

Fall Clean-Up
Remove leaves and branches from lawn and bed areas by means of mowing, the use of blowers and hand raking as well as additional mowing depending on seasonal growth conditions. Grass areas should be cut shorter in the fall in preparation for winter. This is to prevent unnecessary raking of the lawn in the spring which would damage the new shoots, weaken the new growth and may also increase the incidence of turf diseases. Shorter grass for the fall also helps prevent fungal or mold growth during the winter. Should you not have the fall clean-up of lawn areas as an option in your program, the mowing season would end around mid-October. Cutting back of perennials and removal of annuals would be completed under the gardening service option if selected. We highly recommend that you include a fall clean-up as a final visit to prepare the site for winter.

Fall Pruning
Lightly prune and shape deciduous shrubs as required. This does not include any major cutting back or thinning of shrubs to rejuvenate growth or correct shape.

Lawn Core Aeration
This involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow water, air and nutrients to infiltrate the grassroots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more healthy lawn. Aerating also alleviates soil compaction. When aerating, cores are left on the ground as a natural topdressing material. This will incorporate organic matter into the thatch and upper soil levels.

Paul Tomlinson – I.P.M. Accredited