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Lawn Care Services

Maintaining your lawn is one of the highest priorities for you home every summer, but actually doing it every week for 6-7 months is something many people simply don’t have time for. Since your lawn is one of the most important aspects of keeping your property looking nice we can cover all of your maintenance needs.

(We offer the convenience of packaged maintenance programs or simply pay for the services you want each month.)

  • Weekly or Bi-Weekly Lawn Cutting
  • Weekly or Monthly Bed Weeding
  • Fertilization Programs
  • Organic Fertilizers
  • Spring and Fall Cleanups
  • Insecticidal Treatments
  • Integrated Pest Management
  • Core-Aeration
  • Over-Seeding
  • De-Thatching
  • Slit-Seeding
  • Organic Weed Suppressant
  • Garden Bed Fertilization

Weekly/Bi-Weekly Lawn Service:  This service consists of weekly or bi-weekly lawn mowing, line trimming areas not accessible by lawn mower. Edging of walkways, driveways and landscaped beds (as needed). Blowing of all hard surfaces throughout entire property*, removal of debris such as sticks and grass clippings. This service will start approximately the beginning to the middle of April based on the rate of your lawn’s growth and weather. A typical season consists of approximately 27 weeks of regular cutting, plus 1 cutting performed at the time of the Spring Cleanup and 2 during the Fall Cleanups. (Up to 30 times annually)

Bed Maintenance/Weeding:  Bed Maintenance is the removal of undesirable weeds and vegetation in your mulched landscape and flower beds.  This service will be provided on a weekly basis throughout the growing season, and covers most mid-sized annual/perennial weeds. Removal of unwanted woody type growth is not a part of this service. A pre-emergent weed control may be applied to certain landscape and flower beds early to mid spring to help control weed growth. (Performed with weekly lawn cutting). Monthly weeding programs are also available.

Lawn Fertilization:  Fertilizer is a seasonally balanced mix of Potassium, Phosphorous and Nitrogen (nkp). We will be applying a 6 treatment program that consists of 5 types of Fertilizers and 1 Lime treatment (Performed with final fertilization).Your lawn will receive treatments at predetermined times based upon local climatology, starting early Spring continuing through late Fall.  Separate of this service we can provide lawns with Insect and Disease control as needed. For best results, applications should be thoroughly watered.
(Up to 5 times annually)

Organic Lawn Fertilization:  This is a naturally created fertilizer which is also a seasonally balanced mix of Nitrogen, Phosphorous and Potassium (nkp). We will be applying a modified treatment program that consists of Fertilizers specific to your property’s needs and 1 Lime treatment (Performed with final fertilization).Your lawn will receive treatments at predetermined times based upon local climatology, starting early Spring continuing through late Fall. For best results, applications should be thoroughly watered.
(Up to 5 times annually)

Spring Cleanup: Spring Cleanup is the removal of leaves and seasonal debris from the property.  This consists of blowing out landscaped beds, lawn areas and hard surfaces. We begin this service after March 1st weather permitting. (1 time annually)

Fall Cleanup:  Fall Cleanup is the removal of leaves and seasonal debris from the property.  This consists of blowing out landscaped beds, lawn area and hard surfaces.* Starting approximately October 15 and continuing until cleanups are completed; UMLS will provide you with 1-2 rounds of Fall Cleanups based upon site specific needs. (1 - 2 times annually weather permitting)

De-Thatching: This process removes the layer of thatch (dead grass debris) that accumulates over the course of the year. Its removal increases the effectiveness of fertilizers and decreases the likelihood of fungus problems with the lawn. (1 time annually)

Insecticidal Treatment/Grub Prevention: This treatment is a blend of Insect control plus a low amount of Fertilizer. It will help prevent and kill an infestation of Grubs feeding on your lawn’s root system.  For best results, this application will be applied in early summer and should be thoroughly watered.
(1 time annually)

Core Aeration:  Core Aeration is the removal of soil cores to allow air, moisture and nutrients from fertilizers to penetrate deep below the soils surface where they are most effective.  This will help stimulate new root growth which will help in the overall vitality of your lawn.
(1 time annually)

Slit Seeding: Slit seeding is the process of planting grass seed below the surface of the soil. A row of spinning metal blades cut rows into the ground; much like a farmer uses a disk to prepare his field to accept the crop seed.  We use the highest-quality grass seed available. Seed emerges in 7-28. Be patient, water and it will grow.

Organic Weed Suppressant: Corn gluten meal is not only a great natural weed suppressant but lightly fertilizes the lawn all summer with a NPK ratio of 9-1-0.

Garden Bed Fertilization: Usage of organic plant specific fertilizers to existing plantings to boost plant growth and health. (Helps plants to better deal with adverse weather.)

 

* Montclair residents: Due to the Montclair leaf blower ban all Homeowners and Landscapers are prohibited from using leaf blowers on your property by municipal ordinance (effective July 1 through October 1 and December 15 through March 1). Montclair Ord. No. 94-43