Other Services & Sustainable Practices Other Services &
Sustainable Practices

IPM/Pesticide Applications We use only the highest quality products, and practice an environmentally sound landscape program. This program is called Integrated Pest Management or (IPM).Integrated Pest Management is the use of any and all means to control pests (damaging insects, plant diseases, etc).. Pesticide use is usually a part (whether it's chemical or organic) of any IPM Program. We take pesticide applications very seriously, and they are just one of many management tools available to us. We fully subscribe to the Board of Pesticides Control credo of "Think First, Spray Last".

Dethatching is the removal of an excessive thatch layer, which can restrict the movement of air, water, fertilizer and other materials to the roots.

Aerating is the removal of small cores of soil from the lawn that reduces soil compaction. These holes encourage deep root growth by allowing water, oxygen and fertilizer to quickly reach lower root zones. Benefits include:

  • Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere
  • Enhanced water uptake
  • Improved fertilization uptake and use
  • Reduced water run-off and puddling
  • Improves turf grass rooting
  • Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance
  • Enhanced thatch breakdown

Mulching Besides being an attractive edition to your landscape, mulch provides many benefits to your planting.

  • Helps to suppress weed growth
  • Moderates soil temperature
  • Retains moisture
  • Provides nutrients to the soil
  • Helps simulate natural forest conditions

Seasonal Clean-up Spring & Fall Clean up is especially important. Removal of leaves & debris help reduce possible disease and insect problems.

Hydro Seeding is a means of applying a mixture or slurry of water, grass seed, fertilizer, mulch and a tackifier to a prepared area. Once the mixture is applied evenly it provides an excellent environment for seed germination.

Residential Lawns When installing residential lawns we use:

  • High quality grass seed for your specific site conditions
  • Starter fertilizer provides the nutrients necessary for initial growth and establishment
  • Mulch helps control erosion, retains moisture and helps seed to stay in place
  • Tackifier is used to hold mixture in place
  • Polymers can be used for added water retention
  • Pre Emergents can also be used to help control weeds

Erosion Control Hydro seeding is an ideal method for establishing vegetation on problem areas such as: embankments, hillsides, drainage, ditches, construction sites, and other locations where erosion control is necessary.