Lawn Service (maintenance)
When we come to your property we are going to be thorough in our service.
Lawn Care service includes the following: 1. Mowing with a professional grade lightweight mower that won’t tear up your yard, 2. String trimming all the areas on the property including fences, around posts, trees, and curbs, 3. Edging the sidewalks, and driveways, 4. Cleaning up all grass clippings on the property.
The price you pay is determined by the square footage of the turf on the property. We don’t upcharge if you live in a fancy neighborhood; the price is the price, and it’s fair across the board.
Some other things to note during service: If we are servicing your property and notice an empty trash can needs to be brought back up to the house from the road then we are going to do it. We pick up kid's toys before we mow and place them off the turf area. We pick up trash that has blown onto the mowing areas. These are the extras that set us apart, and it’s just normal day to day activities for us.
Topping the spring lawn checklist is the much-needed service of Power Raking. Power raking (not to be confused with Aeration – see Aeration below to find out the differences) is a highly effective way of removing the accumulated dead grass and debris that is woven between the live grass.
This process will help your lawn have a more vibrant green color come summer. By removing the dead grass and debris, it will not be there to cloud the color of your lawn. After power raking your lawn, water and fertilizer will be more effective and can pass through to the ground surface with more ease.
The best time to power rake is in the early spring before the grass turns too green. Our spring schedule can fill up fast so call today!
Clean-Up (Spring & Fall)
Why is it important to clean up your yard in the spring and fall? Besides just making a house and lawn look more attractive, it’s going to ensure all future lawn treatments are effective and lawn maintenance is obstruction-free. So, let’s get started!
Spring Clean Up
When the snow has melted, the birds are chirping and the weather has begun to stay consistently warm, it means that spring is finally here! But even though winter is gone it has most likely left a mess behind on your lawn, meaning it’s time to do some spring yard cleaning.
Spring-cleaning a lawn involves more than just beginning to mow again, the clean up we do now help strengthen your lawn against environmental stresses, pests, and diseases for the seasons to come. With a spring clean up, LawnScapes can ready your lawn to efficiently utilize fertilizer applications and is on its way to a healthy and beautiful year.
Leaves, branches, and other natural debris are gathered up from rock beds, sidewalks, driveways, and fence lines. The lawn is trimmed, edged, and mowed with the hard surfaces being cleaned off. We haul away the debris gathered from the property.
Fall Clean Up
Autumn means football games and visits to the local pumpkin patch. It also means it’s time to get your yard ready for winter. The right preparation now will save you time and energy when spring rolls around, and will keep you and your family safe in the yard year-round.
Fallen leaves are the perfect place for pests to settle in for the winter. Clearing out this debris will help keep the unwanted critters at bay. Excessive leaves left on the lawn over winter also can ruin all the progress you have made in cultivating a lush, green lawn throughout the summer. These leaves can suffocate and rot your lawn, and in some cases cause disease to gain a foothold making the following spring tough or nearly impossible for your lawn to bounce back. Fall is also the perfect time to cut back your herbaceous (non-woody/soft) perennials.
LawnScapes will clean out the debris setting your yard up for it’s best recovery come the following spring. In many cases we recommend fall clean ups be done more than once each fall season as trees have different time tables for releasing their leaves.
These services are ONLY offered to our weekly lawn care customers, so give us
a call for weekly lawn care and gain access to these wonderful services.
Aeration, also known as “Dethatching” (not to be confused with Power Raking – see above for more information) removes small cores of soil from the lawn reducing soil compaction and promotes root growth for healthier grass! This is where the thatch layer is (please see illustration to the right of a lawn core aeration and how your lawn benefits).
Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere. Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. It’s commonly called “core aeration” in the lawn service industry, and you may have heard of it as soil cultivation (coring, spiking, and slicing).
The benefits of an aeration can help make your lawn healthier and reduce its maintenance requirements through these means: 1. improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere, 2. enhanced soil water uptake, 3. improved fertilizer uptake and use, 4. reduced water runoff and puddling, 5. promote a deeper, stronger turf grass root system and a denser, thicker lawn, 6. reduced soil compaction, 7. enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance, 8. improved resiliency and cushioning, and 9. enhanced thatch breakdown.
One benefit of lawn fertilization is that your lawn will require lower amounts of weed killer. A thick, healthy lawn creates a natural resistance to weed growth. Those stubborn weeds, as tenacious as they are, have a much harder time taking root and spreading in a yard that has a healthy, thick growth of grass. Occasionally, those persistent weeds may call for specific weed killer applications but a well-fertilized yard will cause a drastic reduction of weed activities.
Lawn fertilization will also strengthen the root system of your grass, allowing it to absorb water quickly during heavy rains. This will help reduce flooding and muddy spots in the yard. Without a properly fertilized lawn, the grass will lose that healthy, lush green appearance and will begin turning brown as that summer sun heats up.
LawnScapes offers 2 different options of fertilizing for our weekly Lawn Care customers. Below you will see our two options and the pros/cons of each and how blending both options, over time, will result in a beautiful lawn you can be proud of and your neighbors will envy.
Less Expensive – This granular application doesn’t include a weed killer aspect, so the price point per application is lower.
Slow-Release – This granular application has a longer-lasting effect as the granules break down more slowly allowing for an extended period of nutrient uptake by the grass's root system.
No Weed Control – This granular application doesn’t contain any weed killer and will not have any effect on established weeds in your yard.
Fast Acting – This liquid application becomes readily available to your lawn.
Weed Control – This liquid application includes a weed killer aspect affecting established weeds in your lawn. (more hardy weed will require more than a single application to perish).
More Expensive – This liquid application usually has a higher price point per application.