Landscape Maintenance Services
weekly lawn maintenance to complete site management
Let us worry about keeping your landscape beautiful…
you can take care of more important things (LIKE ENJOYING IT!)
*All work performed
by Wexford Green Inc. is fully insured, licensed and guaranteed.
Weekly Lawn MaintenanceTo attain optimum health and appearance, all
areas containing a majority of fine turf will be mowed at regular intervals at a height of at least two inches and not exceed
three and a half inches between mowings. Obstacles will be trimmed and walkways/driveway blown clean.
Spring & Summer Service
1) Spring clean-up: removal of twigs, leaves and various debris accumulated over the
winter months. A proper spring clean-up is nessesary to get your property ready for the next 25 weeks of lawn mowing.
2) Edging of planting beds to create a crisp clean bed line. Have you ever seen a nice sharp
edge on a planting bed right after mowing and weed eating? It's Awesome! Properly designed and edged landscape beds not
only define your bed and turf lines, but make maintaining your property easier in the future.
3) Mulch planting beds and landscape trees. Mulch helps minimize weeds, conserve moisture, moderate soil temperature, and make
your yard look good. Mulched plants generally grow much better than similar unmulched plants in the same garden. Wexford Green
is very aware of the problems with over mulching so we don’t do it. The mulch should break down at the same rate it
is applied, so we recommend an average of a one inch layer on previously mulched areas to keep a 2”-3” layer on
all plants. The tree crown (where the trunk spreads out to the root system) should always be exposed.
4) Grub control: The grubs are best
controlled when they are small and actively feeding near the soil surface, usually late July to mid-August. However, with
imidacloprid (Merit) and also halofenozide (MACH2) applied in June and July you can kill the new grub populations as they
come to the soil surface in late July/August. The material will have sufficient residual activity to do this. We can also
spot treat outbreaks in the spring if needed.
5) Insect control: Apply insecticide to treat chinch bug, deer ticks, grey dog ticks
and other turf pests.
6) Lime application: Apply palletized lime to raise PH level. The
soil in Hunterdon County is naturally acidic and correcting the PH level will allow the turf to uptake essential nutrients
otherwise unavailable in acidic soils. The amount of lime needed can only be determined by a PH test which Wexford Green can
7) Prune landscape trees and shrubs after spring growth has hardened -off.
Pruning is necessary if the value and quality of the trees and shrubs in the landscape are to be maintained. The main
reasons for pruning are removal of dead, diseased or injured branches; to improve the form, shape or size; to rejuvenate older
plants and for safety and convenience. Proper pruning will encourage vigorous, healthy growth. Flowering
shrubs will be pruned after flowers have dropped.
8) Insect control for landscape trees and shrubs. Insect control treatments provide a healthier,
more attractive landscape and protect the landscape investment by preventing or curtailing damage caused by sucking, chewing
or boring insects. Insects like Japanese Beetles, Bagworm, Lace Bug, Aphids, leaf miners, mealy bugs and other landscape pests
can destroy a landscape very quickly. We can apply an insecticide to prevent major damage and monitor plants throughout the
season for infestations and treat as needed.
9) Irrigation start-up and check: Irrigation system shall be energized and checked for proper watering
coverage and timing. Irrigation clock shall be programmed appropriately for current conditions.
10) Landscape lighting check: All low voltage fixtures shall be checked for spent bulbs and
other possible damage. Lights will be redirected as the landscape plants grow and obstruct light beam.
Transformer(s) shall be checked and programmed for proper timing.
11) Tree and shrub fertilization: Proper nutrition is of primary importance in plant health care.
A properly fertilized tree or shrub is healthier, more resistant to plant problems, looks and grows better. At Wexford Green,
Inc., we use specially formulated slow release nutrients that provide the necessary elements for proper health and nutrition
of plants. We also offer a service that treats plants with a beneficial root fungus and root stimulant called Mycorrhizae.
This all-natural product improves root development, aids in water and nutrient absorption, and helps protect against certain
root diseases. We will fertilize landscape trees and shrubs to encourage healthy root development and top growth.
12) Core aeration: As lawns age or sustain heavy use from play,
sports activities, pets, vehicle traffic and parking, soil compaction can result. Soil compacting forces are most severe in
poorly drained or wet sites. Compaction greatly reduces the pore space within the soil that would normally hold air. Roots
require oxygen to grow and absorb nutrients and water. Compaction reduces total pore space and the amount of air within the
soil. It has a negative impact on nutrient uptake and water infiltration, in addition to being a
physical barrier to root growth. This results in poor top growth and lawn deterioration. Core aeration can benefit your lawn
by:1. Increasing the activity of
soil microorganisms that decompose thatch.2
.Increasing water, nutrient and oxygen movement into the soil.3
.Improving rooting. 4. Enhancing
infiltration of rainfall or irrigation.5.
Helping to prevent fertilizer and pesticide run-off from overly compacted areas.
We only recommend dethatching lawns
that suffer from an extremely thick thatch layer that is greater than two inches thick. The reason is because dethatching
causes extensive damage to a lawn and is extremely labor intensive. If your thatch layer is less than two inches, then we
recommend aeration in the spring and fall as the best method to reduce your thatch. Aeration pulls plugs of soil and thatch
out of the lawn and the cores of soil breakdown and populates the thatch with millions of soil microbes that help biodegrade
that thatch naturally.
14) Slit seeding: Slit seeding is accomplished with a machine that slices rows into
your lawn and drops seed into the slits. The knives are designed to slice into the lawn rather than rip out thatch. This reduces
the damage to the lawn, leaving the lawn relatively undamaged. There is still a small amount of thatch kicked up, but it is
minimal compared to what dethatching creates.
Fertilizer and Weed Control
1) Spring fertilizer application: This will replenish nutrients from spring clean
up and winter stress. A crab grass pre-emergent shall be applied.
Late spring/early summer fertilizer application:
to replenish the food reserve to improve color and density. A post-emergent broadleaf weed control shall
3) Summer application: Warm season broadleaf and grassy weeds shall
be spot treated. If conditions are appropriate, stress fertilizer shall be applied.
Late summer/ early fall fertilizer application: This will restore nutrients and encourage new root growth. Broadleaf
and grassy weeds shall be treated.
5) Late fall fertilizer application: This fertilizer is specially blended to promote
fall root development and nutrient storage for winter survival and spring green-up.