Grounds Maintenance

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Turf Mowing & Trimming

Weekly mowing from spring to early winter. As well as string trimming around buildings and other obstacles such as fences or light posts. Excessive clippings will be bagged and removed if necessary. Paved areas will be cleared and litter removed. 

Edging

Sidewalks and curbs will be edged approximately twice per month. 

Bed Maintenance

All ornamental tree and shrub beds will be weeded as needed. 

Turf Care

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Pre-Emergence:

If necessary, an application of pr-emergence will be applied for crabgrass control. 

Post-Emergence

 Broadleaf weeds will be thoroughly treated with post-emergent herbicide when weather conditions are appropriate. Continual spot treatments will be performed as needed. 

Fertilizer

 Two applications of slow release fertilizer will be applied. The initial treatment is applied in conjunction with the pre-emergence. The second is applied in late spring to ensure summer growth. The final application is performed in early fall to encourage deep root growth. 

Seeding

 Thin or bare areas will be seeded as necessary. However, in order to renovate areas with extensive turf damage, an additional contract will be provided.  

Lime

 An appropriate amount of pulverized limestone, as determined by a pH test, will be applied in the late fall. 

Shrubbery Care

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Pruning

 All ornamental shrubs will be heavily pruned in late spring. Touch-up pruning will be performed as needed to maintain uniform growth. All pruning and shearing will be done in accordance with industry standards.  

Pests

 Trees and shrubs will be monitored for insect infestation. In cases where attention is required, treatment will be prompt.  

Fertilization

 Shrubs will be fertilized as necessary.  

Dead-Heading

 Dead or unsightly limbs will be removed from trees and shrubs.  

Clean-Up

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Mulching

 In the spring, accumulated debris will be removed from existing beds. Excessive mulch or soil build-up will be removed prior to mulching. A premium double-shredded hardwood mulch will be applied in all beds.  

Edging

 In the spring, the edges of all beds and tree rings will be carefully refined.  

Leaf Removal

 Leaves will be removed from grassy areas and beds on the property approximately five times during the fall. Weather conditions may affect frequency.  

Perennials

 Perennials are cut back as needed.