Need help? Here are some of the services offered by chemical landscape services.
Lawn analysis: Comprehensive analysis of turf density, soil composition, weed population and weed and insect activity. Recommendations for property maintenance and care are outlined and explained.
Soil testing: Using an on-the-spot soil analysis kit or by sending a soil sample to a local lab, they may be able to determine that the soil needs additional help. Often, it is determined that the soil needs more lime.
Aeration: The soil below the grass tends to get very compacted over time. The tightly packed soil is inhospitable to worms and other symbiotic life forms and makes the grass more vulnerable to drought. The professional will use a large machine that pulls hundreds or thousands of small dirt plugs from the ground, loosening up the soil in the process.
Pest problems: In the course of doing the other work, it is likely that a professional would notice if lawn-hostile pests are present. They can choose the most appropriate remedy.
Some companies may offer a “natural” program to those customers who wish to utilize natural sources to provide their lawn with required nutrients. Since the cost of truly natural fertilizer products is significantly higher than conventional fertilizers, you can expect to pay more for this service.
Tree and shrub service: Inspection to assess nutrient and pest control needs, integrated pest management treatments and deep root fertilization.
Trunk injection program: Selected treatments to improve nutrient imbalances, control pests and enhance overall plant health and color.
Selective pruning to remove dead or damaged areas, and restore your plants to their natural form and size. This improves the health and vigor of your landscape.
Fall dormant oil: A special application of horticultural oil to help
control certain difficult insects during their “over-wintering” stage, before damage occurs.
Winter protection: Selected services to help plants survive winter with minimum damage.