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Landscape & Lawn Care Services

Leawood Lawn Mowing Service

Weekly Mowing

Mowing, trimming, edging, and cleaning it all up afterwards is what we do all day everyday, therefore, we’ve gotten good really good at taking care of your lawn.

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Leawood Lawn fertilization and weed control Service

Fertilization & Weed Control

We know your neighborhood and your lawn and we have crafted the perfect lawn fertilization and weed program to solve your lawns needs and wants.

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Leawood yard maintenance  Service

Yard Maintenance

Let us give you a hand with the Spring or Fall cleaning this year. Our trained team is great at leaf cleanup, weeding, pruning, and anything else your yard may need. 

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Leawood mulch installation Service

Mulch Installation

Adding mulch to your flowerbeds is the best way to take the esthetics of your property to the next level. Simply just pick a color and show us where to put it. 

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Leawood Lawn Aeration Service

Lawn Aeration

Lawn aeration is a vital service to your lawn’s health. This service provides growing room for nutrients for your grass which will boost it into the next season. 

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leawood overseeding service

Overseeding

No one has the perfect lawn but our overseeding can bring your lawn close to perfection. Let us fix those thin patches and strengthen the overall health. 

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Pest Control Services

Leawood mosquito control service

Mosquito

No one likes being bitten by mosquitos. Their bites itch like crazy and can even be carrying disease. Let us put a stop to those flying pests. 

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Leawood home insect barrier service

Home Insect Barrier

Stop those pests from ever entering your home by letting us create a protective barrier between your home and the outside world of bugs. 

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Leawood flea and tick control service

Flea and Tick

Fleas and ticks are a common problems that many home owners face. Protect your home and your pet with our pest control treatments. 

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Leawood pest control control service

Outdoor Pest Control

Are you constantly walking into a swarm of pests every time you walk out the front door? Our outdoor pest control can take care of that.

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SUB SERVICES

GRUB CONTROL

BUSH TRIMMING

LEAF REMOVAL

VERTICUTTING

GRUB CONTROL

BUSH TRIMMING

LEAF REMOVAL

VERTICUTTING

WHAT YOUR YARD NEEDS THIS MONTH

LATE DECEMBER – EARLY JANUARY

Lawn

  • If necessary, clean any new leaves (leaves that accumulated since the fall cleanup) that collect in corners, fence lines, low spots, etc. If leaves pile up and remain in one area for too long, they will smother the grass and kill it. This is when turf damage can happen that often goes unrealized. Failing to clean up the leaves can prevent you from achieving a great lawn.
  • Leaf Removal Service >>
FEBRUARY

Lawn

  • Apply a “full-rate” concentration of granular Prodiamine based crabgrass pre-emergent.  This concentration of herbicide is designed to provide crabgrass protection in a single annual treatment. However, I recommend applying a second “half-rate” treatment in April for best control.   The pre-emergent treatment is often mixed with fertilizer, and I HIGHLY recommend using the best fertilizer blend you can find. Fertilizer is not something to cheap out on if you want a beautiful lawn.  Since this is not a discussion on how to pick the best fertilizer, I would just recommend asking your salesperson for advice. Unfortunately, if you’re applying your own fertilizer, you’ll be limited to a relatively small amount of choices. You’ll want to find something with a medium nitrogen content and has a blend of slow-release, quick release, and micronutrients if possible.  Applying the pre-emergent now will give the herbicide time to disperse into the soil and protect against many spring weeds, in addition to crabgrass.
  • IMPORTANT: Be very certain that you are applying a pre-emergent that contains Prodiamine.  If you use a product that contains Dimension (another very common pre-emergent herbicide), you will be applying it too early for effective results. Read the label or ask your salesman for help choosing the correct product.
  • Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control Service >>

Landscape

  • Now is the time to cut back any deciduous shrubs that have outgrown their space. Drastic cutting can be done at this point. You want to cut them back before they sprout leaves, but also minimize the time that the cut wounds remain open. Soon they will begin to grow and heal themselves.
  • Bush Trimming Service >>
MARCH
Lawn
  • Blanket spray for broadleaf weeds. Use a three way or similar herbicide (Trimec). Mix and dilute per the instructions.  Many cold season weeds and dandelions appear in early spring.  Now is a good time to get ahead of them.
  • Before the lawn begins growing, mow it at 3 inches. This will clean up the lawn and stimulate its growth to get an early green appearance.  NOTE: This is not something our mowing crews do automatically. We find that most of our clients would prefer to save the money and wait until the grass begins to grow.  If you’d like us to cut it short early, just let us know.
  • Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control Service >>

Lawn Watering

  • Unless we’ve had an extremely dry previous few weeks, lawn watering will not be necessary.

Landscape

  • Trim ornamental grasses, lilies, liriope, and roses. Roses will need to have any deadwood pruned and cut back to the appropriate height.  Most roses can tolerate severe cutbacks to anywhere between 6-24 inches, depending on the variety.
  • Clean leaves from corners, edges, and landscape beds.
  • Spot spray for weeds in landscape beds. Keeping up with them early will prevent bigger problems during the season.
  • Install dark brown hardwood chipped mulch (not to be confused with the more common shredded mulch made with a mixture of hard and softwoods. This mulch does not look nearly as nice, loses its color faster, and decomposes much more quickly.)
  • Bush Trimming Service >>
APRIL – MAY
 

Lawn

  • Second spring blanket spray for broadleaf weeds. New weeds will appear since the first treatment, and a second treatment will be necessary.  Apply “split application” or “half-rate” treatment of Dimension based pre-emergent. This treatment will extend the crabgrass protection into late summer.
  • Weekly mowing at a height of 3.5”.
  • Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control Service >>

Lawn Watering

  • Watering is rarely needed during this period.  Spring rainfall is typically plenty to keep the lawn in good shape.  Only water during unusually hot and dry periods that last over a week to ten days.

Landscape

  • Spot spray for landscape weeds.
  • Prune Mugo pines and Alberta spruce. Only trim the “candles” of the pines, and the soft new growth of the spruce. Use hand shears and be careful not to damage old growth.  To shape, use hand pruners to remove branches at their base.
  • Plant annuals.
  • Bush Trimming Service >>
JUNE – JULY
 

Lawn

  • I apply a 3-month 100% slow release fertilizer.  This fertilizer is included in our program and is very difficult for a homeowner to locate. In fact, only one other (highly respected) company offers it in the Kansas City area.  It’s expensive, but it will slowly feed the lawn throughout the summer.  Our supplier does not sell to the public, so it’s unlikely that you’ll find this fertilizer.  Instead, you can apply a low to mid-rate fertilizer with the highest slow-release percentage you can find.  Ask your garden salesman for help finding it.  Since the fertilizer will likely only be a 5-6 week release, you’ll probably need to reapply in August.
  • Apply grub control before July 4th.
  • Blanket spray for nutsedge weeds, if necessary.  If you’re doing this yourself, you may be able to achieve acceptable results by spot spraying.  It will depend on how much of the weed you have on your lawn. There are two common herbicides used for spraying a nutsedge. The less expensive option will contain Sulfentrazone, but I DO NOT recommend using it. Check the label of the active ingredient and avoid this herbicide. It is very easy to over-apply and kills spots on your lawn.  Even our trained technicians do not use it.  Instead, I recommend a product called Sledgehammer.   It can be expensive, but it’s better than killing your lawn!
  • Spot spray for broadleaf weeds in turf areas.
  • Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control Service >>

Lawn Watering

  • Once the spring rains have ended and the heat increases, I water twice a week for 45 minutes per zone (25 minutes for zones that have fan sprayer nozzles). I much prefer to water for longer periods, but less frequently.  This allows the water to seep deeper into the ground, and the surface to dry out between watering cycles, therefore minimizing the chances for turf disease.  This method will allow the turf to go dormant but keeps it healthy.  If you require a dark green color all season, you’ll need to water much more frequently, but may experience problems with disease.  For best water efficiency, water in the early morning hours before the sun comes up.  Also, do not water on the day of, or day after your scheduled mowing day, in case we are delayed by weather.

Landscape

AUGUST

Lawn

Lawn Watering

  • Once the spring rains have ended and the heat increases, I water twice a week for 45 minutes per zone (25 minutes for zones that have fan sprayer nozzles). I much prefer to water for longer periods, but less frequently.  This allows the water to seep deeper into the ground, and the surface to dry out between watering cycles, therefore minimizing the chances for turf disease.  This method will allow the turf to go dormant but keeps it healthy.  If you require a dark green color all season, you’ll need to water much more frequently, but may experience problems with disease.  For best water efficiency, water in the early morning hours before the sun comes up.  Also, do not water on the day of, or day after your scheduled mowing day, in case we are delayed by weather.

Landscape

SEPTEMBER

Lawn

  • Aerate and seed. Verticut if necessary to fill in any bare spots.  I do some sort of seeding each year. At a minimum, I will aerate and seed. This maintains soil quality and keeps the lawn thick.  If there are any bare spots, I will also verticut to fill them in.
  • Apply starter fertilizer that also contains a root stimulator.
  • Many factors create a beautiful lawn. However, annual seeding probably has the single biggest impact on creating a lawn that “wows” your neighbors.  You just can’t beat the appearance of a thick lawn that doesn’t have thin areas or bare spots.
  • Thick lawns also help prevent weeds. If you have thin or bare areas, something will grow there, and it usually isn’t turf grass.
  • Aeration Service >>
  • Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control Service >>

Lawn Watering

  • If you’ve seeded your lawn, follow the instructions for watering After over-seeding, found on our website, or contact us and we can email you a copy.
  • VERY IMPORTANT:  If you use us or another company to mow your lawn, it is very important that you turn off the watering a couple of days before each mowing to allow the surface to dry out.  After seeding, the ground will be wet and the large commercial mowers can easily damage the new grass, no matter how careful the operator is. If possible, you can even push mow the lawn for a couple of weeks after it’s been seeded.
  • If you did not seed your lawn, use the summer watering instructions, but reduce the watering times by up to 50%, depending on rainfall and current daytime temperatures.
  • Overseeding Service >>
OCTOBER

Lawn

  • Blanket spray for broadleaf weeds. Many weeds, including dandelion, germinate in fall.  Spraying for them now will eliminate them and reduce the number of weeds that grow the following spring. If you have already used a 2, 4-D formulation two times earlier in the season, you will need to use a different broadleaf product for this treatment.  State regulations prohibit using 2, 4-D as a blanket spray more than twice per year.  Alternatively, you can spot spray as many times as you’d like, but the results may not be as good.
  • Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control Service >>

Lawn Watering

  • Continue following the instructions for watering after overseeding,
  • Or, Once or twice a week, 10-15 minutes per zone, if necessary in absence of rainfall.

Landscape

NOVEMBER – EARLY DECEMBER

Lawn

  • Apply high nitrogen winterizer fertilizer.  This can be done even if there are leaves on the ground.  The vast majority of granules will fall right through the leaves.  Any granules that stay on top of the leaves will fall once the leaves are disturbed by wind, a mower, a rake, or rinsed off by rain.  The leaves will not reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • Full leaf cleanup. Remove leaves from turf areas and landscape beds.
  • Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control Service >>
  • Leaf Removal Service >>

Lawn Watering

  • No watering necessary.  Most sprinkler systems will be winterized by early to mid-November.

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