Turf Care

A vibrant and healthy turf makes your property look great. By keeping it well-maintained, you will protect it from pests while building its resistance to weed growth. Every property manager wants their turf looking perfectly green and free of weeds.  With proper maintenance, Blythewood Landscape Management will make create a landscape you can be proud of.  You can expect the following services performed during the year.

 

Turf care

Blythewood Landscape Management LeafPre-emergent weed control turf application:  Performed during the start of spring, the application eliminates weeds at the earliest stage of growth, before they are seen.


Blythewood Landscape Management LeafPost-emergent control turf application:  
Throughout growing season Round Up application is applied to kill weeds in mulch beds, walkways and parking lots.


Blythewood Landscape Management LeafTurf Fertilization:  
We begin to fertilize your turf late spring as the grass starts growing fastest during these periods.


Blythewood Landscape Management LeafLawn Aeration and Overseeding:
 Your turf requires nutrients and oxygen to survive and thrive. By overseeding, you will increase the health and improve the thickness of grass.

Mowing

Mowing service includes the following:

Mowing heights are set between 3 and 3.5 depending on weather conditions

Weekly visits in the spring and fall

Bi-weekly visits in the summer

Irrigated properties will be mowed weekly throughout the season

Mow and bag clippings

String trim and edge lawns, beds, sidewalks, and curbs

Weed whack the perimeters for a clean, crisp appearance

Blow dirt and grass off hard surfaces, such as patios, walkways, sidewalks, curbs, and driveways

Spring Cleanup

When it is time for your commercial landscape maintenance spring cleanup, Blythewood Landscape Management has the experience and equipment to do it right. Property owners understand the importance of “curb appeal” and know that spring cleanup and applying mulch is very important for the look and well being of their property. It is one of the major services we offer to our commercial clients, account for up to 30% of a commercial landscape maintenance contract. It includes the following services.

Blythewood Landscape Management LeafPruning- We will prune and cut back your Knock Out roses, perennials, perennial grasses, shrubs and trees that have their flowers grow from new wood. By trimming perennials, they will be ready to bloom for the next  season.  This step is important for your landscape to optimize both airflow and sunlight to keep your plants and the crowns of flowering trees healthy.

Blythewood Landscape Management LeafEdging- We will give your beds and property lines a clean and finished look by installing edging around all your landscape beds and between landscape / hardscape boundary areas.

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Debris Clean Up- Throughout the season, naturally occurring debris will accumulate on the property.  We will clear areas of debris including large and small twigs and overgrown weeds.

Flowers and Plantings

If you think of your property as a Christmas tree, then the flowers and plantings are the ornaments which make it stand out.  We'll work with you to design a great landscape, recommending which flowers to plant together and their benefits.  Planting flowers is both science and art.  While the goal is having flowers and plantings that have great curb appeal, we have to account for proper sunlight, slope of the land, and irrigation.  Flowers and plantings take place during two parts of your maintenance schedule.

May - June: Summer Flower Rotation

September - October: Annual Flower Rotation

Shrub and Ornamental Care

During the season, we make sure your shrubs are healthy and prepare them for the winter ahead.  Shrub trimming is scheduled throughout the season and will be performed to maintain their natural or existing shape according to their natural habit or blooming cycle.  Only one year less of longer growth will be longer considered “selective pruning.”

Shrubs and trees are prunned to keep the asthetic beauty of your landscape.

Leaf Clean Up

Fall is widely considered the most beautiful season here in the Washington DC metro area.  With bright leaves and coolness in the air, it also symbolizes the changing of seasons.  During Autumn, leaves start to fall and accumulate throughout your property.  We give you different options for your leaf clean up.

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Leaves can be either blown into wooded areas (if available)

Leaves can be mulched up with the mowers (in low visibility areas)

Leaves can be vacuumed up and completely removed off site (high visibility areas)

The expectation is to have properties cleaned for the holidays (weather permitting).

Irrigation

Irrigation systems are very important in providing water to maintain a healthy landscape.  Our DC weather can be very harsh during the summer because of hot temperatures and infrequent rain.  This makes it difficult to provide the necessary amount of water your landscape needs to stay healthy and beautiful.  Many times, an irrigation system can provide a substantial savings in water usage.

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