Winter and Spring for 2013.

Happy Holidays and New Year to all!

I hope all is well with you and your family/friends.

As you know, we are always concerned about your lawn and landscape. It's our job! We take pride in what you take pride in, and want your property to look its best.

With that in mind, we want to share some thoughts with you about lawns and landscapes during the winter and very early spring.

2012 brought severe weather with harsh consequences, as all of you are aware. In turf, some small seedlings from this fall seedings, may not be able to have weathered the prolonged dry period during late fall and early winter. With that in mind, it will be a good idea to check the lawn in very early spring(march) to see what areas might need additional renovations.
Dormant seeding, and some ungerminated seed will germinate in very ealry spring, given good spring rains. Without these, additional water will be needed for success.

Landscape plants, especially newly planted, are in need of water also. Dont forget to water them when possible to keep the soil moist in and around the root ball.
The rule of thumb is that trees and plants that lose their leaves can't use water while they are dormant, but still need a moist root medium to not damage feeder roots.
Even more important is to water deeply all evergreen trees if the ground is not frozen. They will continue to loose water through their needles or leaves during the winter months. A peroidic deep watering for these types of plants is recommended.

Of course, water is absolutely vital to any success. With an overall drought, purposed to conintue into 2013, watering practices should be changed to accomodate the plants needs. These needs are quite different at this point, as much of our soils have been deeply parched.

For any and all questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us at anytime for advice on the care of your lawn, landscape and irrigation system. We are always here to address your individual property needs.

Dont forget! We also INSTALL new irrigations systems! You can be assured our systems will work correctly and efficiently through proper custom design for years to come. Call for an estimate if you have been contemplating this great addition to any lawn or landscape!

Ralph Rodgers

Winter - Spring 2012 and your lawn

2011 was very dry as many of you are very aware.  This winter has been dry and unseasonably warm. 

This is a quick reminder of plant care that you can do over this winter and next spring to ensure a better lawn and landscape for 2012.

Young grass seedlings and trees or shrubs  planted last fall, have been weakened by the weather pattern this past fall and so far in our winter.   This means, if we have a dry spring, that many young plants may perish from drought, even though the temperatures may be very nice!

To ensure the most success with your lawn and landscape for 2012,  water these plants during extended dry periods we may have this winter and coming spring.

Ralph Rodgers

Fall 2011

We are in fall swing, which means preparing lawns for winter!


Now is the time to make sure your lawn is rid of the last of the falling leaves before winter.

Also, dont forget we offer curbside leaf removal for those of you that dont mind collecting, raking and blowing your leaves to an accessable area of your lawn. The chore of picking them up and removing them is what we do best!

Give us a call or email for any fall clean up needs in your landscape or lawn.

Have a great Winter, and of course a Happy Holiday season!

Summer 2011 issues and concerns.

I know all of you are aware of the very hot and humid weather we have had this summer.  There is a few issues you should be aware of:

Irrigation this time of year is vital to keeping the lawn looking the best it can.  Watering this time of year should be longer runtimes instead of more days.  If you have questions on watering schedules please contact us so that we may assist you.

Diseases such as brown patch, summer patch and dollar spot are very active when these weather patterns exist especially on irrigated turf and/or lanws in secluded areas.  Please notify us imediately if you notice unusual brown spots.  We will be happy to diagnose and treat any issues you may have.

Also, bagworms are very active currently along with many other pests that can damage your landscape plants.  Periodic walk throughs of your landscape areas are recommended this time of year.  Please call if you have any concerns or quesitons. We would be glad to help with keeping your landscape and garden plants and trees healthy.

Ralph Rodgers

Spring is in full force!

I am sure everyone is welcoming warmer weather after such a brutal winter!

It has arrived now in full force and DON'T FORGET we offer much more than just lawn mowing and applications!! Call us for any landscape and irrigation needs.

Weeds are out in full force now with the advent of more spring like temperatures and weather patterns. The turf is still recovering from last years harsh summer. This has left a few spots thin to allow a few more weeds than normal to enter the lawns. We are starting now to spray weeds with our second application and soon those spots will fill in with more lush turf and the weeds will be dead and gone!!

If you don't already receive our lawn application program, give us a call and we would be glad to visit with you.

Thanks, and have a great SPRING!

Spring is here!

Getting your lawn and landscape ready to grow and preform its best starts NOW!

We are currently cleaning up lawns and landscapes from winter debris and dead plant growth from last year. This will encourage new growth and a better looking plant.

Also we are treating lawns with pre-emergent for crabgrass and spraying early spring weeds. If you are not currently a customer then give us a call. We guarantee that your lawn will look better with our comprehensive care compared to the competition. Our knowledge behind turf is key to your success.

Call us for any outdoor chore you would like help with this spring from grass to landscapes to irrigation systems!


Ralph Rodgers

It may be winter right now, but spring is not far way!

We are planning out the 2011 season now and look forward to working with you on all of your lawn, landscape and irrigation needs!

2011 makes our 30th anniversary in business and we owe it all to our csutomers for believing and trusting in our expertise.

Call now to discuss plans for 2011! This is a great time to talk about adding irrigation, renovating your landscape or adding any of our many services that can help you achieve the property apearance you want!

Thanks for 30 great years and here is to a great 2011 for everyone!