Explanation of Maintenance Services

Mowing

Beginning in early April and continuing through November, with approx. 28-32 mows, A Cut Above will maintain the ideal lawn height of 2 ¾” to 4”. To ensure quality, all mower blades are sharpened daily. Turf areas will be mowed with walk-behind and/or riding mowers.

  • String Trimmer: Along with regular mowing, A Cut Above will trim around the “hard to reach areas” like flower beds, fence lines, sidewalks, walls, and trees
  • Edging: In conjunction with mowing, A Cut Above will edge all sidewalks, curbs, driveways, and walkways. All debris from edging will be blown clean from all affected hard surfaces
  • Blowing: All grass clippings that are not recycled back into your lawn for nutrients will be blown off of driveway, patio, sidewalk, curbs, and walkways
  • Bagging: We highly recommend AGAINST bagging your grass clippings.  Redistributing the grass clippings throughout the lawn is an essential part of a well rounded nutrient program for the turf areas.  Grass clippings should be considered part of the fertilizer program for your lawn.  The clippings are packed with extremely important nutrients/microorganisms for the soil/turf, and they also help turn the grass to a perfect shade of green. We recommend more regular mowing if you’re experiencing a grass clipping issue with your property. Nothing a few adjustments won’t take care of.

Key Dates:
*weather being the largest factor
April-June: every 6-10 days
July-August: every 7-14 days (drier climate)
September-October: every 7-10 days
November: every 7-14 days

Bed Weeding

  • 5 Visits Per Year
  • Weeding of all flower beds and spraying weeds in curbs, sidewalks, and driveways
  • An application of herbicide which will eliminate weeds that typically popup through concrete cracks
  • Included w/Deluxe Cleanup Program

Lawn Care Application

Each application is has a slightly different mixture of ingredients to compensate for current weather conditions.
Here’s a breakdown of the ingredients we use:

  • Fertilizer – Provides all turf areas with the proper nutrients to thrive
  • Soil Amendment – Holganix combines a highly evolved and concentrated compost tea with active bio-nutrients to naturally promote beautiful green lawn growth
  • Weed Control – Eliminates weeds within turf areas
  • Pre-emergent – Helps prevent selective weeds from germinating within all turf areas
  • Grub Control – Kills subterranean insects that feed on grass roots

*Our Lawn Program features Holganix Soil Solutions (www.holganix.com)
*Our program features 6 lawn applications per year

Aeration/Seeding

We use professional aerating equipment for this service and use high quality seed from local suppliers.
More about the service:

  • Walk-behind Aerator
  • Tow-behind Aerator
  • Target depth of 2”-3” core plug
  • 4lbs – 6lbs of Certified Tall Fescue Blend seed per 1,000 sqft of turf applied
  • Professional grade spreaders used for seed application
  • Any spillover will be cleared with commercial grade blowers
  • Included w/Lawn Fertilizer Program

Lime Application

As of 2019, Lime Application and Soil Tests are Addons for our Lawn Fertilizer Program and are not included with the program pricing. Most lawns don’t need Lime but once every 3 years so it did not make sense for us to apply it each year so we’ve set it up as an addon moving forward. Ask for more info if interested.

Shrub Trimming

  • Shrubbery and hedges will be sheared to permit proper growth habits and a smooth appearance.
  • All debris resulting from this service will be removed
  • Included w/Deluxe Cleanup Program

Landscape Cleanup

Spring service includes:

  • Cleanup and bag all leaves, small branches, and debris from the lawn and flower bed areas
  • Weeding of all flowerbeds
  • Granular pre-emergent herbicide applied to minimize future weed growth
  • Prune and shear shrubs and hedges
  • Trimming of ornamental grasses
  • Cut bed edges to a depth of 2-3”
  • Installation of double shredded hardwood mulch
  • Disposal of organic debris

Fall service does not include pre-emergent
Winter service does not include pre-emergent or mulch

Annual Flower Installation

Installation of fresh flowers 3 times per year(we install 35 6”pots)

  • Spring: pansies
  • Summer: marigolds, petunias, begonias, and impatiens
  • Fall: pansies and/or mums
  • Only available upon special request

Leaf Removal Service

Leaf Removal is offered during November and December as part of our Leaf Removal Program.

Service Includes:

  • Leaf disposal
  • Commercial grade backpack blowers/walk behind blowers
  • Professional leaf vacuum equipped with a truck and/or trailer

*Leaf Program “To the Curb Only” does not include disposal

Compost Top-Dressing

Our teams will apply fresh compost soil to turf area for a much needed nutrient boost.  We only use compost soil that’s loaded with fresh nutrients

More about the service:

  • Compost certified by US Composting Council
  • Applied depth of ¼”-1”, depending on current soil conditions
  • Commercial blowers to clean-up any spillover onto asphalt or concrete areas
  • Only available as an addon to our Lawn Fertilizer Program

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