We take a lot of pride in the lawns we mow and always offer our best in quality and service. Every step is taken, from freshly sharpened blades, to changing our mowing pattern in the lawn weekly, to make your lawn look its best. After all, the appearance of your lawn is a reflection of us and our service.
Every lawn mowing includes the following: Complete mowing of the property, string trimming around all edging, trees, posts, etc. with a string trimmer and removal of freshly cut grass from all paved and non-desirable areas with a power blower.
One thing is for certain in Minnesota the leaves always fall! We offer full service clean ups including removal and disposal of all your undesirable lawn refuse. At the time of clean ups, we often encourage our customers to sign up for shrub pruning and perennial bed clearing as it is a good time to prune and clear out beds. Every property is unique in its requirements for spring and fall clean ups and we will come up with a program that best suits your specific needs.
Dethatching is the process of removing thatch build up from the base of the lawn in order to allow moisture, sunlight and fertilizers to better reach the soil. Thatch build up is dead, un-decomposed grass stems and roots accompanied by other small debris "trapped" above the soil base creating a barrier that reduces the absorption rate these necessary nutrients. It can also harbor insects and encourage disease. While thatch build up is a natural process for lawns, excessive build up is a very common problem and can easily be diagnosed. Simply use your fingers to move apart your lawn and see how much dead grass has collected before you reach the soil. If you can see a buildup of dead grass and barely see the dirt your lawn needs to be dethatched. We use mower mounted tine rake dethatcher (most common): We mount a dethatcher on the front our lawn mower and the dethatcher tines pick and pull out thatch. Simultaneously, the mower "vacuums" up the debris into its bagger. Because the mower blades are engaged, an added bonus of this method is that the lawn also gets cut and bagged. This method of dethatching is less expensive than the rotary operated method and we recommend doing it on an annual basis every spring, especially to thicker lawns. The rotary option is also more invasive which is why we don't recommend this option.
Having your lawn aerated is the best natural way to improve the overall health of your lawn. Core aeration removes small cores or "plugs" from the lawn, which break back down into the turf after a week or so. These plugs encourage microbial decomposition of undisturbed thatch to help accelerate thatch breakdown. These plugs help revive compacted soil and completely puncture thatch build up in concentrated areas. Aeration allows water, oxygen, sunlight and fertilizer to penetrate the turf and reach the root system while improving health and encouraging growth and expansion. Aeration can be done any time the lawn is soft and in an active growing state (mainly late spring or early fall) and we recommended aerating on an annual basis to consistently encourage a healthy lawn.
Hedges can get out of control fast! We will come in and shape them up exactly how you want them. A perfectly manicured hedge can be a great accent to complement your entire yard. We also clean up and haul away all trimmings.
Nothing sharpens the look of a landscape like fresh mulch. Besides appearance, having the right amount of mulch is critical to the health of your landscape plantings. It helps keep moisture in the ground by the plants root system while organically decomposing over time giving nutrients back to the soil. Beds should be topped off each season with a thin layer rather than mounding up the beds every few years. Three to four inches is usually desired in most beds. Mulch also helps prevent weeds from germinating and becoming eye soars. To further prevent weeds, pre-emergent weed control should be applied before installation. We will can deliver and/or install any type of mulch you desire.