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COMMERCIAL GROUNDS MAINTENANCE

Our Recommended Specification Sheet for Commercial Property’s. This can be Completely Customizable with Your Budget in Mind.
Turf Maintenance
  
Mowing
  • Based on 28 mows – Starting in April (weather dependent)
  • Precision cut all turf areas to height at 3”- 4”
  • Final mow of season will be at 2”-2.5”
  • Mowing will be done in alternating patterns to reduce stress in accessible areas
  • Large mower bagging will occur during growing season when necessary at an additional charge
  • Clippings will be double and triple mulched when not bagged
  • Bagged mowing will be removed from property at an additional charge
Trimming
  • All building areas, fences, curbs, and barriers will be trimmed after each mowing.
  • Low fencing, siding, etc. might not be trimmed due to possible damage. All areas that have turf and need trimmed should be protected to avoid damage by the customer.
  • Plant areas, in which flowers are not 6” from bed edge, cannot be trimmed due to possible damage.
  • Curb, asphalt, dumpsters, and behind A.C. units will be maintained with Round-up at an additional cost.
Edging walks & curbs
  • Alternating every other week.
  • All sidewalks and curb areas will be edged with a gas powered edger to maintain a sharp and distinct appearance.
  • All clippings and debris from edging will be blown off the same day unless otherwise noted.

Lawn Fertilizaton
  
  • Fertilizer shall be applied to prevent streaking or burning. All chemicals shall be approved by all applicable governing agencies for its use and used and meet all government standards.
  • The Property Manager can be informed in advance of 24 hours of this service with the proper email address.
  • Recommendation is a 6 step fertilization program, but below is a four step program for a budget conscious program.
  • Early spring – Fertilization, weed, and crabgrass control.
  • Late Spring, Early Summer – Slow release fertilization and broadleaf weed control. Apply nitrogen fertilizer at the rate of ¾ pound per thousand sq. ft. application. The nutrient value to be 3-1-2 ratio.
  • Summer – Slow release non-burning fertilization and broadleaf weed control. Apply nitrogen fertilizer – 50% of which should be slow release at the rate of ¾ pounds per thousand sq. ft. per application.
  • Fall – winterfeed fertilization and broadleaf wee control. Apply Nitrogen fertilizer at the rate of 1 pound per thousand sq. ft. per application. The nutrient value to be 3-1-2 ratio.
Optional
  • Grub Control- Summer or Late Summer – Early Fall.
Optional
  • Turf Core Aeration- Main areas (Community Centers, Entrance presentation, Main footage area).
  • Reduces soil compaction and thatch build-up, increase water penetration and root development.
  • Before December 1st. The aerators shall be by plugging, and the plug shall be left on the turf. The aerating process must be repeated as necessary until there are approximately 16-20 holes per sq. ft. surface area. The holes should be approximately 2 inches deep and ½” inch diameter.

Pruning
  
  • Based on three pruning sessions- March to November
  • March – September Prune – Contour pruning to maintain an orderly appearance consistent to growth habits of shrub. Shrubs/plants will be pruned to benefit optimal growth habits and bloom potential. Removal of damage and disease branches. Shear early spring if necessary. Priority on leader growth.
  • October- November Prune – a more corrective approach to selected plant material will be used in the cooler temperatures. Pruning of perennials.
  • December- February- Yearly contracts signed by December 1st of following working season, will enable reducing of plant material in winter months. Follow-up pruning of perennials and grasses.
  • Perennial Pruning- Once a year after die back of plant.

LEAF REMOVAL
  
Late Winter - Early Spring Leaves will be removed prior to the lawn care work being performed. Clean-up of beds and lawn area of late leaf droppings, winter build-up.
FallClean-up of lawn areas and beds for fall leaves. Lawn leaves will be caught in baggers in October-December every other week from the start of accumulation until December, major bed clean-ups to begin end of November-December at completion of last of leaves falling.
OptionalLot and curb clean-up to be done on a monthly basis, clean-up of leaves, grass clippings, etc. along curbs and breezeway areas.

Also street cleaning is recommended for the completed “Curb Appeal”.

Plant bed maintenance / weeding
  
March – October To be done on a bi-weekly basis throughout the community and on a weekly basis throughout the clubhouse, model, and entryways. Unless requested to be completed on a weekly basis which is recommended in the Springtime when weeds are more prominent.

Pre-emergent herbicide will be applied to planting beds prior to mulching (temperature dependent) in March with the plant bed clean-up at an additional cost.
Late Spring to FallPlant beds will be maintained with a mixture of a burner and post-emergent herbicide to chemically control the weeds.
Late Spring to FallPlant beds will be hand weeded on an as needed basis to compliment the chemical treatment at an additional cost.

Mulching and Deep edging of plant mulch beds – completed by April 30
  
MulchingIn the Spring the specified mulch will be spread at an approximate measurement of 2” thickness on all plant beds dependent on the level of the mulch bed. Mulch type to be designated by the owner/management of each property.
Deep EdgingIn the Late Winter to Early Spring. Edging of beds will be done at the depth of 3”-4” dependent on the soil type and condition to ensure a sharp defined bed. These edges will be maintained throughout the mowing season with a gas powered string trimmer. Any beds along concrete walks or driveways will be defined with a sharp edge.

TREE AND SHRUB FETILIZATION – Optional Service
  
Spring feeding / fertilization

Tree and shrub insecticide
  
The Property Manager can be informed in advance of 24 hours of the following services.
Late Spring / Early Summer ApplicationReduce insect damage: control apheds, scales, mites, and other sucking insects.
Summer ApplicationGeneral insecticide and miticide: reduce new insect damage.
Late Summer / Early Fall ApplicationComplete general insecticide and miticide: reduce new insect damage.
Late Winter Dormant Oil TreatmentReduce population of scale and mites.

Flower installation
  
  • Includes material and labor with design of all beds, containers, and hanging baskets. Locations and specifications for flowers to be provided separately by the Property Manager of each property.
  • All flower beds should be prepared as follows:
  • Remove existing mulch from beds, rototill existing soil thoroughly to depth of 6-8” (not to be done during high soil moisture conditions).
  • All bed areas to be prepped using Comtil Soil Plus, and sand, plus rototilling.
  • All flowers will be installed 3”-4” off center.
  • All flowers will be mulched at a 1-1.5” thickness.
  • All flowers will be watered and fertilized thoroughly after installation dependent on the budget.
  • All containers and baskets should be prepped with promix.
  • All flowers are to be installed by 5/31, unless otherwise noted but anything after 5/31 will not blossom as well.

Flower Maintenance program
  
  • All flowers are to be watered on a daily basis.
  • All flowers are to be weeded on a daily basis.
  • Pinch back spent blooms on a daily basis.
  • Weekly pruning of clubhouse, model, and entryway plantings.

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