We are a full service landscaping design, construction, maintenance and retail outlet company. Mowing, Trimming, and Edging: Mowing season between April-October (27 weeks) All our properties are double cut for evenness of lawn. Change pattern weekly – Removal of trash, no visible clumps-when physically possible, trim all un-mowed areas, mow at 3”, mechanical edge all curbs and walks. No asphalt will be edged. The last two cuts of the season will be spread out into 10 day cuts; we will lower the lawn ½” as well. Spring Cleanup: Performed 3/14 to 4/21 (weather dictates). Clean turf and landscape beds free of leaves and debris. Dead heading of perennials in the spring is extra and will not be done unless authorized. If no fall clean-up was done, we will need to inspect for possible price change. Fall Cleanup: Performed 10/16 to Thanksgiving, weather permitting. Clean turf and landscape beds free of leaves and debris. Dead heading of perennials is an extra cost. Fall Cleanup only customers must pay in full to be scheduled. We are not responsible for damage done to low level, exterior pathway lights while providing service. Pruning (Professional): Performed two or more times per season. (See contract) Pruning of low growing shrubs to a proper shape, pruning of Ornamental trees (less than 10 feet), hand pruning will be performed where necessary. All debris will be disposed of offsite properly. Landscape Bed Maintenance: Performed every 3 weeks. We will manually pull all weeds taller than 2” and spray with weed killer all weeds less than 2”. This provides weed free landscape beds and parking lots for maximum curb effect. More than 80% of our customers choose this portion of our service, relieving you of maintenance backaches. This does require us to have a special license. Initial Landscape Bed Preparation-Clean out all beds prior to mulch installation or bed maintenance services. Bark/Mulch Installation: We will lay a Pre-emergent (for weed control) under the new mulch. Bark/Mulch is laid 2-4” thick for maximum weed suppression. Elite Landscape Maintenance recommends the use of color enhanced mulch for maximum color retention. One yard of mulch will cover 80 sq. ft. at 4”. If previous seasons mulch is not fully depleted, we will top-dress the existing 1-2” of mulch (1 yard=160 sq. ft.) May 1st to October 1st. Overseeding: Performed all year except in the winter season. A heavy mixture of quality seed and starter fertilizer is used to thicken up the turf. This will promote a dense root system which makes the lawn less susceptible to problems with diseases and drought periods. The best results will require a fertilizing and weed control program along with plenty of water. Turf will be aerated 3-4 times to loosen soil compaction. Perennial Care: Dead heading of all perennials (Hostas, Daylilies, and Ornamental Grasses, etc.) can be done in the spring or fall – this is the best to do in the fall while done with the fall cleanups. This will make all blooming plants grow better simply because they are not trying to grow through the dead plant material. This will make fall clean up easier and cleaner. Lawn Dethatching: We will make a criss cross pattern over the lawn using a heavy metal rake to pull out the old excess thatch from the lawn. We will then suck up the thatch and remove it offsite where needed. This will promote a healthy root system and allow water and nutrients to better penetrate the roots. Some thatch is always good, but too much is harmful for the turf. Usually done in cooler months.. Landscaping Design,construction,fertilizing,lawn maintenance,grub control,snowplowing,Retail Showroom for DIY projects.