Lawn & Garden Care
There is so much more to lawn care than just mowing (and we do that too!).
Mowing: Lawns are cut in balanced patterns, all edges and border areas will be hand trimmed to remove overgrowth and to maintain a crisp appearance. Grass clippings are removed from walkways, driveways, and landscape.
SoluCal Application: An application to turf to adjust soil pH. Optimal soil pH is a key factor in nutrient availability, microbial activity, soil structure and overall turf vigor.
Spring Lawn Fertilization with Phosphorus: An application to turf that has been found to be deficient in phosphorus through soil analysis. Without proper phosphorus levels, the turf will lose vigor and will thin dramatically.
Spring Lawn Fertilization: Fertilization is completed just as turf begins to grow after our long winter. It promotes a quicker green-up which will help the turf to fill in any areas damaged due the winter’s ice and snow.
Spring Fertilization w/pre-emerge: Fertilizer combined with a weed preventative material is applied to turf areas. It promotes green-up and works to prevent crabgrass and other select weeds from germinating.
Early Summer Lawn Fertilization w/grub control: Fertilizer with grub control is applied to turf areas as we get ready for summer. This process promotes the green up of turf, the controlling of grubs, and encourages thick growth patterns, reducing the potential of weeds.
Broadleaf Weed Control with Lawn Areas: A twice/season application of state-approved, low-dose pesticides, specifically formulated for the weeds identified in your lawn, is applied by one of our many state certified turf technicians. This is a liquid application, which allows for quicker up take by targeted weeds while leaving no long-standing residuals.
Preventative Grub Control with Fertilizer: A preventative application is applied to help suppress grubs in your lawn.
Lawn Disease: Applications are applied that will suppress or prevent the spread of disease throughout turf areas. Liquid materials are used, and in many cases are repeated several times, in order to maintain control. This is largely dependent on the type of disease targeted and weather patterns.
Late Summer Lawn Fertilization: Fertilizer is applied to turf areas in order to maintain green and very thick growth throughout the season. Thick turf helps to prevent weed invasion into otherwise healthy lawns.
Early Fall Lawn Fertilization: An application to turf that has been found to be deficient in potassium through soil analysis. Potassium has a strong influence on drought tolerance, cold hardiness, and disease resistance of turf grasses.
Fall Lawn Fertilization: An application of fertilizer is applied to turf areas, which will work to maintain green and thick growth until the end of season. Plus, additional materials are used that will encourage root growth during this critical time of turf development. Lawns fertilized in the fall not only receive the above benefits but also hold green better throughout the winter and are the first to green up in the spring.
Late Fall Lawn Fertilization with Magnesium: An application to turf that has been found to be deficient in both potassium and magnesium. Magnesium is responsible for bringing out and maintaining a desirable turf grass color. This application is usually a follow-up to the Early Fall Lawn Fertilization.
Lime Application: Most of the soils in Vermont are of a pH that require lime in order to bring the pH to acceptable levels. Correct pH levels will allow for the proper absorption of nutrients and in many cases work to suppress the spread of unwanted moss.
Over Seeding: This is the seeding of turf areas right over the top of the existing turf. In many cases, this is completed in conjunction with core aeration.
Slice Seeding – Spring or Fall: A specialized machine is used to slice a groove in the ground down through the existing sod and new seed is introduced and the groove is closed. This is a highly specialized service used for the installation of new lawn areas or to reestablish old thin lawns. The germination rates are very high.
Lawn Aeration – Spring and/or Fall: Healthy plants require oxygen and turf is no exception to that rule. Cores or plugs are pulled from the ground throughout the turf areas. Core aeration significantly improves root growth and mass while at the same time reduces thatch and compaction.
Spring & Fall Cleanup
Spring Cleanup: Cleanup and removal of debris that have collected on and around turf, planting beds, and other key landscape areas (leaves, sticks, etc.). Cleanup of accumulated snow plowing and sanding debris along driveway and road edges where applicable.
Topsoil and Re-Seeding: Areas damaged along driveways and road edges (where applicable) due to winter snow removal activities, will be repaired, top dressed with topsoil and re-seeded.
Regrade Drive: Driveways will be regraded, re-crowned and edges will be sharpened. This will greatly enhance the look of your landscape as well as extend the life of the driveway.
Compact Drive: Driveways with steeper grades or heavy traffic patterns will be compacted in order to help them hold their form and endurance.
Re-Edging Landscape Beds: Landscape beds and mulched areas, bordered by turf, will be mechanically or hand-edged providing an outline of landscape features. Edging not only improves the look of the landscape, but it helps keep the turf areas separate from mulched areas.
Re-Mulching Landscape Beds: Landscape beds that contain mulch will be re-mulched every spring with high quality triple ground bark mulch. Just enough mulch is applied in order to “dress up” the landscape, reduce weed growth, while at the same time protecting against the over mulching of valuable large feature trees and root collars.
Weed Control: Target areas are treated to control weeds; the following are standard: drip edges, driveways, select stone drainage swales, select areas of landscape beds and tree planting rings.
Brush Cutting: Brush cut areas consist of areas that are not part of the regular mowing plan. These areas are cut per your contract monthly, mid-summer and fall, or just one cut in the fall. This type of cutting prevents the growth of woody plants and maintains a field/meadow look.
Field Mowing: Mowing of large “field areas” with larger tractor and field mower completed mid-summer and fall or just fall. Note: In many cases this service is combined with Brushcutting in order to cover all sections of the property efficiently.
Fall Cleanup: Clean up of fall leaf material and debris in preparation for winter. Leaf material will be removed from the lawn, bed areas, decks, drip edge borders and specialized areas outlined within your contract. Additionally, at this time, we can install snow covers and wrap sensitive valuable trees and shrubs should you require this option.
Stone & Hardscaping
We prides itself on professional design and installation, offering beauty and durability.
We can design and complete any project, small or large—walkway pavers, driveways, patios,retaining walls and outdoor living spaces —using that most environmentally friendly of all building materials, natural stone
Snow & Ice Removal
You can be confident that PC Landscape will keep your drives and walkways safe and free of snow, whether you are on your way or in residence. We can make sure your eaves and roofs are not clogged or burdened with heavy ice and snow. We are available for regular snow removal, or for that unexpected spring snow emergency.
Our Commercial and Residential Snow Removal Services include:
• Driveway Plowing and Sanding
• Shoveling: Walkways, Doorways, Porches, Patios, Decks and Roofs
PC Landscape will help you design and create a landscape that incorporates natural elements including plant life, geology, sun light, rain, and wind; while maximizing interior and exterior views of your beautiful property. Let us put our passion and expertise to work for you in bringing your landscape to life!
Planting (Trees, Shrubs, Flowers)
Installation of Patios, Walks & Walls
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