Your Landscape Partner offers a variety of complete Residential and Commercial property maintenance packages. Including some or all of the following services depending upon the needs of each individual property:
Seasonal Lawn Mowing and Trimming
Premium Turf Care
Please view Your Landscape Partner’s, Premium Turf Care Program: 2011′ Program.pdf
Since your lawn needs change over the course of a year, we have created a comprehensive program that provides just the care needed at each point. Call us today for more details: (703) 724-4383.
The heat and dryness of summer has caused a great deal of stress for the lawns in the area. With the cooler temperatures on the horizon, now is the perfect time to schedule your lawn aeration service. Aerating is the best way to improve air/gas exchange and water/nutrient intake. Due to soil compaction throughout the year, lawns rarely thrive without aeration. The benefits of aeration include reducing soil compaction, allowing more efficient watering and fertilizing, enhancing root growth, enriching surface soil, and decreasing water runoff.
Aeration is one of the best things we can do as preventative medicine for lawns. Aeration loosens the soil and allows air, water, and nutrients to reach your lawn roots. It is also the best way to help correct the problem of excessive thatch build-up. Additionally, aeration of the lawn improves drainage and the up-take of water by the grass and encourages deep root growth.
Thatch is an interwoven layer of mostly dead roots, crowns, and stems. Thatch builds gradually beneath the grass surface and is located between the soil and the green lawn. Since thatch is not as visible as a pesky weed that keeps coming back it sometimes goes unnoticed and untreated. Dethatching or more commonly known as power raking is the process of removing the thatch buildup.
- Thatch can be very damaging for the following reasons.
- Prevents water and nutrients from reaching the plant roots.
- Absorbs pesticide/fungicide, preventing them from doing their job.
- Reduces space available for new grass. When crowded by thatch, new grass tends to grow rapidly as they seek light and space, thus producing long, thin leaves with shallow roots.
- Grass root systems can grow into the thatch rather than into the soil.
- Harbors diseases such as bipolarize leaf spot, summer patch, and dollar spot.
- Aggravates insect problems. Thatch favors insects by hiding them from their predators.
The process of spreading turf amendment organically enhanced soil across the entire surface of the lawn at 1/4″ thickness to:
- Encourage deeper rooting.
- Improve soil structure.
- Reduce soil compaction.
- Improve drought tolerance.
- Uniform texture & consistency.
- Increase water holding capacity.
- Increase air space in soil.
- Add organic matter.
- Add nutrients.
- Loosen heavy clay soils.
- Increase nutrient availability.
- Help reduce soil-born disease.
- Help reduce thatch.
- Increase soil microbial action.
Mulching and Trench Edging
On Time Weeding
Fall Cleanup and Leaf Removal
Tree and Shrub Care
Organic Fertilization Program
Integrated Pest Management
Pruning and Trimming
Tree trimming is an important maintenance practice in professional tree care. If done properly, it can become an important tool in helping you achieve your dream landscape. There are basically two tree care objectives in pruning trees and trimming shrubs. Hazard reduction tree pruning addresses a specific danger caused by visiblydefined safety issues in your trees. Maintenance tree pruning preserves or improves tree health and structure. Special care is taken to encourage structural integrity, appearance, tree safety and the overall health of your trees.
Developmental tree pruning is the process of trimming trees for structural enhancement. It is accomplished through pruning a tree in its early stages of development. These are the most important procedures for your new plantings to help ensure a desirable branch architecture and structural integrity. In addition, proper tree trimming of young specimens now, will reduce the potential of costly problems and the need for structural support as your landscape matures.
Tree pruning for appearance and restoration is essential for maximizing the beauty of formal plantings and landscapes. In particular, we advocate aesthetic tree care when the characteristic form of your trees has deteriorated.