What Are Horticulture Services?
Serving Our Residential Customers with Care & Professionalism
Horticulture is defined as the art of cultivating and managing a garden, or the science of growing fruits, vegetables, and ornamental plants. The idea encompasses aspects of both beauty and functionality. Keeping your property green and lovely year round is a big job, but it is one that we can manage for you. At GrassMasters, we offer advanced horticulture services for our customers.
Choose GrassMasters for Landscaping and Lawn Care Services
Our landscape maintenance and property care company specializes in advanced horticulture services for our valued residential and commercial clients. Our employees arrive promptly and in full uniform, driving marked trucks for easy identification. We value professionalism and timeliness.
Our horticulture services include, but are not limited to:
- Landscape renovation — We can transform your property into a unique and comfortable area tailored to your preferences using advanced landscape designs with incorporated hardscape. Discuss your vision for your property with our landscape experts.
- Tree and shrub trimming and maintenance — From pruning to seasonal pest control to horticultural oil to trunk injections and other treatments, GrassMasters is the team to trust for care of your property’s diverse and valuable shrubs and trees.
- Bed maintenance — Keep your flower beds, garden beds, and / or plant beds neat, healthy, and vibrant with our team’s help.
- Seasonal color — With scientific training and a reputation for putting our customers first, you can rely on GrassMasters to develop gorgeous landscape plans that feature colors that change with the seasons.
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|Spring:||During spring, fertilize and water your trees so they grow strong and healthy in the summer. It’s a bad idea to prune most trees in the spring because they are actively growing branches, buds and leaves. However, it’s a good time to plant new trees, so do your shopping early so your tree is in the ground for the heavy spring growing period.|
|Summer:||In the summer, you should mostly leave your trees alone. Only conduct minor trimming or hazard removal if required. Unusually dry weather may require some extra watering, but if you water your grass regularly, your trees should be fine too.|
|Fall:||Usually, trees go into their dormant phase in the fall season. This is the time to do major pruning and trimming to prepare the tree for next year. Remove dead and diseased branches, trim the top and sides for access to sunlight and for shape and generally complete any work that requires more than a few snips.|
|Winter:||You can leave your trees alone during the winter. Protect them against the cold and snow if necessary. Use the winter to fell any trees that are dead, dying or may damage your home. However, note that winter is actually the best time to prune your trees. Arborists are also less busy, which may lead to lower prices.|
Pruning the tips of the branches every year on a lilac will cut off next year’s flower buds. Wait to renewal prune until after your lilacs bloom so you don’t cut off flower buds, removing the oldest branches to allow new young growth to form. An old overgrown lilac can be cut off at the ground and allowed to start over, but then may not bloom for a few years. What holds true for lilacs does not hold true for all flowering shrubs. Flower buds on roses and potentillas are formed on new growth, so pruning will not discourage their flowering.
It is better to plant shrubs and trees that will not outgrow their space. But renewal pruning or removing entire older stems and branches can control their size. Or you can even cut shrubs off completely at ground level to rejuvenate them.
Yes, recent research has shown the healing advantage of pruning branches exactly at the growth collar (a swelling of the union of the branch and the trunk). Do not leave a stub where decay, insects, and disease can enter. When shortening shoots, cut just above a growth bud facing outward from the tree or shrub. If you make cuts to an inward-turning bud, the new growth will eventually cross and rub other branches.
The latest thinking is that tree wound dressings are not needed on pruning cuts. Wounds will close by a natural callus with exposure to air.