Our Landscape Maintenance Services are in addition to the Lawn Maintenance Services, although they go hand-in-hand to keep your lawn and landscaped beds looking beautiful.
Wood River Lawn Care offers the following services but this is not an all-inclusive list. Feel free to contact us for any services not mentioned and we would be happy to give you an estimate.
What’s the difference between hardscape and softscape?
Hardscape refers to the elements in your landscape that are not living; wood, bricks, stone, concrete and rocks. Softscape includes the living elements such as plants, flowers, trees and shrubs.
When planning the layout of your landscape beds, consider the colors, lines, shape, amount of sunlight and textures. Creating a plan will help make sure the look flows together and the living elements planted can co-exist and are the right choices for your climate, soil and sunlight exposure.
Once you have implemented your design, you will have some ongoing maintenance needs.
Your lawn is the backdrop of your landscaped beds. When both are taken care of properly, the outcome is beautiful, relaxing and serene.
Feel free to contact us at 618-491-6478 for a free estimate of our landscape maintenance services.
Don't forget to check out all of our lawn care services. Look at all of our service pages to find out more information on how you can get an envious lawn by doing the work yourself or hiring us to do the hard work for you.
Start early! It’s important to begin in early spring so that your lawn will start the year off right. Nothing beats preventative measures. Although lawn restoration is possible, and costly, it’s better to start off right and stay on track and your efforts will show! So when and where do you start? Read on and don't forget to check out all of our service pages for the correct steps and the correct times and general guidance and tips.
The ideal time to begin is after the ground temperature remains at 55 degrees or above. This is usually somewhere between February to April, depending on the climate you live in. Typically we start when the first mow of the season is needed, clean up the clippings after mowing, then water and aerate the lawn. Apply your lawn fertilization and treatments a few days later. Overseed the lawn for a thick growth of healthy grass. Don't be greedy with seeds, this will ensure a plush fluffy grass grows. Remember to water daily until the new grass has grown out! After the new grass reaches about 3 inches you can return to watering your lawn about once a week or about an inch of water per week. Adding lawn sand is a good measure for weed control.
Mow the lawn for routine maintenance but don’t cut the grass too low. 3 inches high is the standard recommendation. This will definitely mean that you will need to mow more often but it is the best action for the grass and keeps the roots healthy. Fertilizer and treatments should be applied throughout the warmer weather with the last application of the year being a good winterizing product.
Proper lawn maintenance is indeed very involved but following the steps on our service pages will give you a great start to understanding how to perform the tasks yourself. Contact us at 618-491-6478 with any lawn care and landscaping service requests and we will provide a free estimate. You will be glad you did!