Turf Maintenance

Turf Maintenance

Service Overview

Turf Maintenance Services for Your Home

Premium Residential Landscaping & Lawn Care Services

It is important to provide vigilant landscaping and lawn care services to keep your residential turf beautiful, vibrant, and healthy through the year. Our team is committed to excellence and to providing professional services for our clients. We can help you make sure that your grass stays green, lush, and free of weeds all year round. Schedule a consultation free of charge with our team at GrassMasters.

Ask about our specific lawn care programs:

  • The Essential Lawn Care Package — This package includes two to four treatments in the early spring and fall.
  • The Advanced Lawn Care Package — This package includes four to six treatments in the early spring, late spring, late summer, and fall.
  • The Premium Lawn Care Package — This package includes six to eight treatments in the early spring, late spring, summer, late summer, fall, and winter.

Grounds Care Services Geared to Your Needs & Preferences

Our turf maintenance services may include:

  • Dethatching
  • Aeration, and
  • Top dressing.

It is important to keep vigilant attention so that your turf stays healthy. Without proper maintenance, turf can start to deteriorate and look patchy, weedy, and dry. While a beautiful green lawn is an incredible accent to anyone’s home, an unhealthy lawn can easily make a property appear unattractive.

Every area of the country is unique, with different water issues, weeds, and environments to think about and around which to plan. This is why it is important to work with a lawn care and landscaping team that understands your unique area. At GrassMasters, we prioritize education. You can expect the same consistent and reliable professionalism from every team of grounds care specialists.

PLAN AND DETAILS

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.
FallUsually, 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.

POPULAR QUESTIONS

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.