Our plants and lawns developed shallow root systems in response to our plentiful spring rainfall. That moisture is long gone, however. Now it's hot and plants are stressed in spite of an occasional stray storm. Remember to check annuals and containers daily, as well as lawns, trees, shrubs, and perennials twice a week. Periodic deep watering may be required. If you have any questions about your lawn, please don't hesitate to call our Soil & Turf department at 847-688-0561. If you need advice on watering your plants feel free to contact our store at 847-256-0561.
We offer a full range of maintenance services that can be tailored to fit your property. From small urban yards to large estates, we have customized maintenance plans to fulfill your needs. Each maintenance account is managed by a representative who is familiar with all aspects of your property to provide you with the most comprehensive maintenance service available. Your representative is always available to answer any questions you may have about your property.
This is the first step towards getting your property ready for enjoyment all season long. We take great care to remove all debris from your planting beds and lawn that are left over from winter. We cut back perennials from the previous season and prune out winter damage to make sure your trees and shrubs look their best. Mulch is spread in the planting beds and your bed lines are cleaned by hand cutting the edges neatly to provide definition. Nutrients are applied to the soil to make sure your plants have everything they need to thrive and we over-seed the lawn areas, leaving the property looking its finest.
In addition to cutting your lawn on each visit, your property is inspected for maintenance issues. All hard surfaces are kept clean and free of weeds, and all landscape beds are trimmed each visit and hand-edged twice per season. Proper pruning promotes healthy plant development and maximizes flowering, therefore all of your trees and shrubs are pruned seasonally to control their height and shape while maintaining a natural appearance. Furthermore, our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) specialists inspect your property monthly to treat for insects and diseases proactively. (see below)
We take care to prepare your garden for the winter by cutting back your perennials, removing leaves and wrapping trees as needed. We winterize your roses and remove leaves from bed and lawn areas.
Our IPM program helps to evaluate and control infestation of pests and disease using the safest, most ecologically sound and best solutions for each situation. By scouting each property monthly for signs of damage, proper tactics can be deployed to obtain the best control for any intruder, whether it be disease, animals or insects.
The conditions and climate of our summers are ideal in favoring mosquito development which can prevent us from enjoying our outdoor spaces to their full potential. Our mosquito professionals evaluate your property and make the best recommendations for a full season of control. A licensed technician can make applications every other week throughout the summer to minimize the mosquito presence at your home. Or, you can choose a one time special event application, perfect for graduation, birthday or holiday parties. We use only the most advanced organic and synthetic products available, yielding longer lasting control. Leave the swarm of mosquitoes behind and live outside again!