Mowing • Trimming • Leaf Removal
Spring and Fall Cleanups
Keeping your investment healthy and manicured is our pleasure!
- Lawn mowing and trimming
- Shrubbery and ornamental tree trimming
- Leaf removal
- Spring and fall cleanups
Quality Lawn Care and Maintenance
Spending time outdoors and doing your own lawn care is enjoyable. How do you decide when it is time to hire a lawn care company to do the work for you? As pleasant as yard work may be, we all have work responsibilities, home chores, and family duties. These responsibilities fill up the week’s schedule. With so much to do, additional gardening duties can become a chore that few homeowners have time for.
Would allowing us to help you with outside work reduce stress and give you more time to focus on your family and other responsibilities? ProLawn & Landscaping provides the best lawn care service possible at competitive prices for our customers. Our customers trust us to supply them with the high-quality lawn care they want. We also provide many services besides lawn care at reasonably low rates.
We organize our weekly services according to client preferences. You choose which ones you want us to do for you. We will even pull weeds in your flower beds!
- Lawn Mowing. We will be happy to mow your entire yard. We offer side-discharging of the grass clippings as we mow. We also use a grass collection system upon request.
- Line Trimming, also called weed-whacking, around trees, posts, and fencing. We also trim along sidewalks, walkways, driveways, and patios. We clean all the clippings off these surfaces when we are finished trimming.
- Edging. We offer edging (with a blade edger) along patios, sidewalks, etc.
- Flower bed maintenance
- Weed removal. Yes, we will pull weeds for you! Many lawn care companies do not provide this service. ProLawn is ready to do what it takes to keep all your landscaping consistently clear of those annoying weeds, so that you can enjoy the beauty of your property.
Following are the other services we offer as needed:
- Tree and Shrub Trimming
Bushes and trees left to themselves hurt the appearance of even the best-kept property. We recommend trimming shrubs 2-3 times a year, depending on customer preferences and the types of shrubs. We provide professional trimming service consistent with a beautiful landscape. Enjoy the freedom of relaxing while we do the work, giving you time to enjoy the scenery of your property.
- Shrub and Tree Removal and Replacement
We will remove shrubs and trees that you no longer want on your property. We also install new trees and shrubs to replace the ones that needed to go, enhancing the beauty of your landscape.
- Spring and Fall Clean-Up
Does your yard need spruced up throughout the fall and winter? Does your property need a clean-up in preparation for new spring growth? Our clean-ups include removing leaves, limbs, and debris from your property. We also dethatch lawns to give you a healthy, safe, and beautiful yard year-round.
Services Provided in a Spring Clean-Up
- Remove leaves from flower beds, patios, etc.
- Remove fallen branches and broken limbs in trees
- Rake rock and gravel left from snowplows out of your lawn
- Clean out gutters
- Dethatch lawn. (See below for a description of “Lawn Dethatching”.)
Services Provided in a Fall Clean-up
- Cut back spent perennials
- Trim back shrubs and bushes
- Remove leaves using backpack blowers and a specialized leaf vacuum system. This service is available in one or more clean-ups.
- Winterize fountains, outdoor kitchen plumbing, and ponds
- Lawn aeration. (See below for a description of “Lawn Aeration”.)
Is leaf removal necessary? A thin layer of leaves chopped into small pieces by the mower supplies the soil with good “mulch”. If the leaf accumulation is too heavy, the leaves block out light and air. This causes the turf to become yellow and die out, requiring you to re-seed grass in the spring.
Watch out for grubs! Beware of grubs, especially in July and August. The first sign of grubs shows up as brown, dead spots in your lawn. If you pull on the grass blades and the turf loosens and lifts like a carpet, you know there is a problem with grubs. If not treated, damaged areas will completely die out and need re-seeded in the fall.
What is lawn dethatching? Thatch, a buildup of living and dead stems, leaves, and roots, occurs between the soil surface and the green vegetation of your lawn. This layer of organic material does not decompose over time. A thin layer of thatch is healthy for your lawn because it helps retain moisture and increase wear tolerance.
However, when the thatch layer builds up to ½ inch or more in thickness, it will prevent air, light, and water from reaching the turf roots. As thatch becomes thicker, roots may grow into the thatch layer instead of the soil. This results in a weakened, poorly-rooted turf. Finally, thatch can be a breeding ground for harmful insects and disease organisms that destroy healthy grass.
Dethatching, the process of removing the excess thatch buildup from your lawn, is best done by professionals. It involves using professional power rakes that comb out just the right amount of dead material. This thatch is then collected and hauled away.
After dethatching, it is important to apply fertilizer and over-seed to help the turf return to a healthy state.
When Does Your Lawn Need Dethatching?
Dethatching should be performed when the thatch layer becomes over ½ inch thick. Depending on the type of grass and soil conditions, you may need dethatching services annually or once every few years.
Here are some signs that your lawn needs dethatching.
- Your grass has become very thin, but you cannot see the bare ground between the plants.
- Your grass is green on top but brown underneath.
- Your lawn looks dead or scalped after mowing.
Because dethatching can be tough on a lawn, it is best performed when your lawn will have adequate time and conditions to recover. Typically, we perform dethatching in early to mid- spring or early fall depending on the type of grass. It should not be done during times of drought or extreme hot weather as this can cause excess stress on the lawn.
What is lawn aeration? Aeration is the process of mechanically removing soil plugs and small portions of thatch from a lawn. Lawn aeration reduces soil compaction and allows fertilizer to better reach the roots of your turf. It also improves the ability of roots to grow deep into the soil and expand
Removing soil plugs with lawn aeration is commonly accepted as the best way to improve air and gas exchange. It also allows for better water and fertilizer intake into your lawn. Overall, lawn aeration will stimulate root growth and create a healthier, stronger lawn.
After completing your lawn aeration, we over-seed your lawn. Grass seed sinks more easily into the ground after the lawn has been freshly aerated. This promotes new grass growth and develops a thick, lush turf. When seeding, we apply seed at a rate of 3 pounds per thousand square feet.
Benefits of Lawn Aeration
- Reduces lawn maintenance by improving the air exchange between the soil and the atmosphere
- Increases soil microbe activity
- Increases water infiltration
- Improves fertilizer penetration into the root zone, stimulating stronger root development
- Reduces soil compaction.
- Improves turf thickness and overall health
- Promotes thatch breakdown, allowing new seed to reach deeper into the ground for better growth
Lawn aeration should be completed in either the spring or fall. The best time of year for your lawn aeration services will depend on the types of grass as well as several other soil factors and growing conditions.
At ProLawn and Landscaping, we complete most lawn aeration services in the fall between August and November. For most lawns, lawn aeration should be performed once a year or every other year as needed to keep your lawn beautiful.
If you are interested in lawn aeration services, contact us today! Our lawn care professionals will evaluate your lawn to help you determine when and how often you need lawn aeration services for your turf.
ProLawn & Landscaping is here for you, providing our customers with quality lawn care and other landscape services in Cumberland County and many of the surrounding areas.
Are you wishing for a service we didn’t mention? Give us a call. We are happy to recommend service providers that maintain the same standards we do!