Spring is here!! We are already off and running on our 2012 landscape maintenance season.
We appreciate your continued business and look forward to providing you with excellent landscape maintenance services this year!
Now is the time to start preparing your landscape so you can enjoy it for the length of the summer. Check out our recommended spring services and discounts below.
Spring Schedule for Regular Customers
This is just a friendly reminder that spring lawn care services will be starting soon. For regular customers, cleanups & sprinkler start ups (by appointment) are starting this week. Lawn aeration & spring fertilization will follow in the coming weeks once we get a good rain and/or your sprinkler system has been on for a few days to soften the soil. Weekly lawn mowing will start the first or second week in April (weather pending) to remove the dead growth from last fall & promote new growth. If you’d like us to start service on a particular date, please contact me so we can make a note in the schedule.
Spring services this year include the following:
- Lawn Mowing and Yard Maintenance
- Lawn Fertilization
- Lawn Aeration
- Garden Maintenance and Roto-tilling
- Yard Cleanup and Junk Removal
- Sprinkler Activation and Audit
- Planting (Flowers, Shrubs, Trees)
- Mulch/Rock Install
If there are any extra services you need us to perform, manage your services here.
Aerate and Overseed for a Thicker, Greener Lawn this Summer!
Aeration is the most beneficial thing that can be done to your turf, shrub, and tree root systems.
An aeration treatment removes small cores of soil and thatch to allow air, moisture, and nutrients to penetrate down to the root zone. The cores brought to the surface contain microorganisms which help breakdown the woody thatch tissue layer just below the lawn’s crown. As the thatch layer is broken down, it is converted into organic matter that will combine with existing soil particles.
Also, as the cores begin to breakdown over a period of several weeks, the holes gradually fill in with a mixture of organic matter and soil, and the filled hole allows roots of existing grass plants to spread out and grow deeper, creating a healthier, thicker lawn.
Overseeding will fill-in bare or thin spots and help build a thicker lawn faster. The new seed quickly takes root in the freshly aerated lawn and provides new life to your already established grass. As your lawn gets thicker and healthier, your new grass plants help reduce the chance of new weeds sprouting.
SCHEDULE A LAWN AERATION TODAY! Service starts at $45 (up to 2000 sq ft)
LAWN OVERSEEDING – Starting at $39 (up to 2000 sq ft)
Fertilization and Pre-emergent Weed Control
The major goal of turfgrass management programs is produce attractive turf that is healthy, and able to withstand the rigors of its intended use. Fertilization is one of the most basic and important components of a turfgrass management program. Turf fertilization contributes greatly to lawn color, density, uniformity, and growth. Properly fertilized grass can compete with weeds and is able recover from damage caused by environmental stresses faster than improperly fertilized lawns.
We use only the highest quality fertilizers formulated specifically for Colorado’s Front Range soils. We offer both traditional and organic options.
Pre-emergent herbicides are applied before weeds emerge from the soil; they kill weed seedlings as they germinate and try to emerge. In lawns they are used against annual grass weeds such as annual bluegrass and crabgrass as well as many broadleaf weeds. Applied before soil temperatures reach 70 degrees, pre-emergents coupled with standard post emergent herbicides provide several months of effective weed control.
When aerations are timed properly with fertilizer applications, you will develop a healthier more efficient root sytem. Colorado is notorious for its nutrient poor, dry, & clay soils. This winter has been excessively dry and is creating stressful conditions for plant health. Aerations are not only effecient at reducing thatch build up, but effectively reduce compaction. A well aerated soil will thrive with less water & nutrients, and will choke out competing weeds.
NEED A LAWN FERTILIZATION? Service starts at $41 (up to 2000 sq ft)
SEASONAL LAWN CARE PROGRAMS (Seasonal Fertilization & Weed Control) are available from $246 for the entire year (up to 2000 sq ft)
Organic soil conditioner treatments are great lawns and gardens. Composed of organic matter and fortified with chelated iron, a proper soil conditioner treatment will solve multiple lawn problems and provide nutrients for plants. Not only will the treatment help eliminate brown spots in turf, but will increase water penetration and break up hard soils.
SOIL CONDITIONER TREATMENTS – Start at $39 (up to 2000 sq ft)
Irrigation Systems – Startups and Audits
Irrigation systems are like cars. The older they get the more components start to break down.
After the irrigation system has been dormant for a few months there is a high probability that some components will need to be replaced when the system is brought on line in the spring. This is a good time to conduct an irrigation audit to determine how efficiently water is being used.
Things to look for:
- Sprinkler heads spaced too far apart which results in poor water distribution and dry spots. To compensate, the system is often set to operate longer, which results in over-watering.
- Low water pressure can also lead to poor coverage and wind drift. It is often the result of valves, meters, piping, too many heads or other components of the irrigation system.
- High water pressure indicates an absence of a proper pressure regulation device and is often characterized by excessive misting that easily evaporates or is blown by the wind.
Correcting deficiencies discovered in an irrigation audit will reduce water waste, help lower water bills and improve the health of the landscape.
SCHEDULE A SPRINKLER STARTUP & AUDIT! Service starts at $55 (up to 6 zones; $10/zone)
Need a green lawn? Ask about our SPRING FLING! Get a Lawn Aeration, Sprinkler Startup/Audit & FREE Soil Conditioner for ONLY $99
FREE LAWN AERATION with Weekly Lawn Mowing Contract (new customers only).
Weekly Lawn Mowing starts at $25/week (up to 1000 sq ft)
START PLAYING, STOP MOWING! Enjoy your weekends & consider our WORRY FREE Lawn Maintenance Program, which includes Weekly Lawn Mowing, Seasonal Fertilization Service, Fall Lawn Aeration, Sprinkler Turn On, Sprinkler Blow Out, & Fall Leaf Cleanup. Never worry about the lawn again! From only $99/month (12 month contract required); call for details.
Save Some Green!
Please visit our new online bill-pay website at EmilsLawns.com/pay to pay by credit card and/or to setup automatic, recurring payments. All accounts on automatic/recurring payments will save a $1 per service (& a stamp!).
Schedule Your Service
Call us today if you haven’t already, spots are filling fast! Now is the time to get on the list for aeration, fertilization, & to turn on the sprinklers!
We are dedicated to constantly improving what we do. Any feedback that allows us to better serve you would be appreciated. We look forward to seeing you this spring and summer!
Emil Motycka, Owner
Motycka Enterprises, LLC
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