Grounds Maintenance

Below is the typical contract specification that we use for all our commercial landscape maintenance.

What is different in the spec?  The difference is that each and every item is performed per the specs.  Mowing is done on a weekly basis and grass clippings are not left lying on the turf.  Curbs and walks are edged with an edger not line trimmers like the competition.  The hardwood mulch we use is of the highest quality available it does not contain pallets,compost or any other fillers unlike other mulches in the market place.

Spring clean-up

  • Spade edging of all beds to maintain well defined edge.
  • Removal of any debris from beds and plant material.
  • Removal of all edging material from site.
  • Application of Pre-emergent herbicide to beds.
  • Addition of new Hardwood mulch to all beds

Pruning Program

Early Spring trimming: (to be done prior to bud break.)

  • Removal of crossing limbs, bad crotch angles and thinning of small trees as needed.
  • Summer flowering shrubs will be trimmed back at this time to stimulate new growth and better bloom set.
  • All suckers will be removed from plants at this time.

Spring trimming: (to be done after main flush of growth.)

  • Trimming of evergreens to maintain natural shape.
  • Removal of flush growth from deciduous shrubs.
  • Spot prune any plants that have flushed more than desired to maintain neat appearance.

Summer trimming: (to be done in late August or September.)

  • Plants will be trimmed to remove second flush of growth.
  • Old wood flowering plants will be trimmed after they are finished blooming.
  • Removal of any sucker growth from trees is done at this time.

Mowing

(Services provided 32 times between March and December.)

  • Mowing and string trimming of all turf areas.
  • Weeding and maintaining a weed free appearance in all ornamental areas.
  • Power edging of all curbs and sidewalks bi-weekly.
  • Cleanup of hard surface areas from debris formed by above functions.
  • Removal of leaves in the fall from site.

Aeration

To be performed as required.

Turf Fertilization Program

Our program will be five applications and can be either liquid or granular material.

  • Spring Crabgrass application and fertilizer.
  • Broadleaf weed control and fertilizer.
  • Late summer fertilizer.
  • Fall fertilizer and broadleaf weed control.
  • Grub Control

Tree and Shrub Care

  • Spraying of all trees (below 25’) and shrubs for insects and diseases.
  • Four applications of an Insect and Disease control.

Annual Color Installation

  • Installation of annual color plantings to include:
  • Incorporation of organic material into all floral display areas.
  • Addition of fertilizer and installation of chosen annuals total of color plantings.
  • Annual maintenance bi- weekly to include:Weeding of floral beds.Watering and fertilizing.
  • Removal of dead plant material in the fall.