Keeping your yard looking its best will impress everyone.
That requires more than just watering the various plants occasionally and cutting the grass. You need to address a variety of points that will ensure everything stays in excellent condition. After all, people will judge your property by the way the lawn and other landscaping appears. That’s why Colonial Lawn & Garden provides a whole array of additional services that will leave your outdoor areas looking their absolute best.
Core aeration is a process where a machine pulls plugs of soil, thatch, and grass out of the ground. Perhaps you’ve seen city parks, neighbors’ yards, etc. with these plugs spread across the lawn. This service is performed once a year, usually in the spring or fall, and has quite a few benefits:
- It fights against soil compaction by opening pathways for water, fertilizer, and air to sink deeper into the ground.
- Holes are opened in the thatch, which can also block water and nutrients from reaching the grass roots, harming the health of your lawn.
- Water will stop pooling in your yard when you turn on the sprinklers or it storms.
- The plugs spread nutrients and microbes more evenly throughout your lawn as they breakdown.
Sprinkler System Design, Installation, and Repair
Watering a lawn or flower beds by hand is a mundane task. Allow us to free up some of your time and avoid your inevitably forgetting or being too busy for watering regularly by installing a sprinkler system for your yard. We’ll custom design it to reach all the necessary parts to the lawn, flower beds, garden, and anywhere else you need.
While it would be great if sprinkler systems never had problems, even the best ones need repairs now and then. We will diagnose issues quickly, then fix them with expertise, so your sprinklers are up and running in no time.
Landscape Design and Installation
A good yard starts with the right landscape design. We can provide a layout that looks fantastic and is ideal for your lifestyle, considering how much you want to dedicate to maintenance and other issues.
We will also install your entire landscaping, from sod to trees and more. You’ll love the way your yard looks once we’re finished.
Tree and Shrub Pruning
Trees and shrubs need regular pruning to stay healthy, look well-kept, and not damaging things like your garage or house. Knowing when you should prune these plants and where to make the cuts is critical to preventing disease, pest infestations, etc. Our technicians are experts who will take the best care of your trees and shrubs, so they keep looking fantastic.
Top Dressing and Overseeding
Keep your lawn looking green and healthy, plus fight excessive thatch with our top dressing service. We spread an organic material over your lawn, which provides numerous health benefits like providing proper nutrients and smoothing out the ground surface.
If your lawn is looking a little thin, overseeding is an excellent solution. Our technicians spread grass seed in your lawn, so the small open spots fill in. Everything will look greener, fuller, and so much better.
Excessive thatch, or a layer of roots, dead grass shoots, stems, etc. that sits on top of the soil, is detrimental to your lawn’s health. We will thin out the thatch through power raking, allowing fertilizer, water, air, and other necessities to penetrate the ground and reach the lawn’s roots.