Saturday, September 24, 2016

Services for the Week of September 26, 2016

**Notice**
Beginning the week of September 26th, we will be completing the core aeration and overseeding services to the front yard of homes.  We will also be making a soil amendment application at this time. 
There will be NO lawn cutting services during this time.

As of 9/21/2016 red marking flags will be available at your community clubhouse office.  Please take approximately 6-7 flags to mark ONLY the irrigation heads in the front lawn area.  There is no need to mark heads in planting beds. Please have these irrigation heads marked by Monday September 26.
Thank you!

What you need to do following this service. 

 Please DO NOT rake/remove the remaining soil plugs from your lawn.  They will breakdown back into the soil over time.  

Keep grass seed moist to facilitate the best germination of the grass.  

Just some information on the services we will be completing...

What are the benefits of core aeration?
Core aeration helps the lawn’s health and vigor, and it reduces maintenance requirements. The following are other benefits of core aeration:

• Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere
• Enhanced soil water uptake
• Improved fertilizer uptake and use
• Reduced water runoff and puddling
• Improved turf grass rooting
• Reduced soil compaction
• Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance
• Improved resiliency and cushioning
• Enhanced thatch breakdown

Broadcast overseeding of front lawn areas will be completed, utilizing a fescue variety of grass seed.  Fescue grass varieties are drought tolerant, require less fertilizer, develop a deep root system and thus are eco friendly.

How Soil Amendments Work
Amendments are added to soil to change and improve it. Unlike fertilizers, which add nutrients to soil, amendments modify the condition of the soil itself. The condition of the soil and specifically its suitability for supporting plant roots is what soil experts call “tilth." When tilth is right, plants experience healthy growth.

Used properly, amendments alter soil so growing becomes simpler. For example, roots penetrate surrounding soil more easily and water infiltration improves. Soil amendments also change soil in ways that affect the availability of plant nutrients that occur naturally or that are added by fertilizers.

In new lawns and gardens under regular cultivation, soil amendments are mixed down into the soil, often well before planting time. In established lawns and ornamental plantings, soil amendments are applied to the surface and watered in, so grasses and other plants aren't disturbed. Unlike mulches, which are placed on top of soil and meant to stay there, amendments are meant to get down into the soil and get to work.

Fertilizers impact plant growth directly, while soil amendments affect growth indirectly and sometimes deliver nutrients as a bonus. Soil amendments aren't fertilizer substitutes. Instead, they help fertilizers do the job they're intended to do by getting tilth and other factors in order.

Questions please contact us at 609-971-8551 or info@meticulousinc.com 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Services for the Week of September 19, 2016

Monday September 19th & Tuesday September 20th- Due to weather conditions there will be no landscape maintenance services.

Wednesday September 21st.  Additional staff will be added to the crew to help catch up for rained out service days.    

**Notice**
Beginning the week of September 26th, we will be completing the core aeration and overseeding services to the front yard of homes.  We will also be making a soil amendment application at this time. 

As of 9/21/2016 red marking flags will be available at your community clubhouse office.  Please take approximately 6-7 flags to mark ONLY the irrigation heads in the front lawn area.  There is no need to mark heads in planting beds. Please have these irrigation heads marked by Monday September 26.
Thank you!

What are the benefits of core aeration?
Core aeration helps the lawn’s health and vigor, and it reduces maintenance requirements. The following are other benefits of core aeration:

• Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere
• Enhanced soil water uptake
• Improved fertilizer uptake and use
• Reduced water runoff and puddling
• Improved turf grass rooting
• Reduced soil compaction
• Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance
• Improved resiliency and cushioning
• Enhanced thatch breakdown

Broadcast overseeding of front lawn areas will be completed, utilizing a fescue variety of grass seed.  Fescue grass varieties are drought tolerant, require less fertilizer, develop a deep root system and thus are eco friendly.

How Soil Amendments Work
Amendments are added to soil to change and improve it. Unlike fertilizers, which add nutrients to soil, amendments modify the condition of the soil itself. The condition of the soil and specifically its suitability for supporting plant roots is what soil experts call “tilth." When tilth is right, plants experience healthy growth.

Used properly, amendments alter soil so growing becomes simpler. For example, roots penetrate surrounding soil more easily and water infiltration improves. Soil amendments also change soil in ways that affect the availability of plant nutrients that occur naturally or that are added by fertilizers.

In new lawns and gardens under regular cultivation, soil amendments are mixed down into the soil, often well before planting time. In established lawns and ornamental plantings, soil amendments are applied to the surface and watered in, so grasses and other plants aren't disturbed. Unlike mulches, which are placed on top of soil and meant to stay there, amendments are meant to get down into the soil and get to work.

Fertilizers impact plant growth directly, while soil amendments affect growth indirectly and sometimes deliver nutrients as a bonus. Soil amendments aren't fertilizer substitutes. Instead, they help fertilizers do the job they're intended to do by getting tilth and other factors in order.

Questions please contact us at 609-971-8551 or info@meticulousinc.com 

Monday, September 12, 2016

Services for the Week of September 12, 2016

The Monday through Thursday lawn mowing services are on schedule.
We will also be completing a sidewalk edging. 

The application of the scheduled fall fertilizer will be completed on Friday September 16th. (weather permitting)
(Completed)



Time to Schedule your Irrigation System Winterization

Protect your irrigation system over the cold and freezing winter months.

System Winterization- $35.00

Remember the State of NJ requires all irrigation contractors to be licensed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.  We are a fully licensed Irrigation Contractor and Business by the State of New Jersey.

License # 0024048

** All homeowners that are signed up for our 2016 Combo Plan (system opening & system winterization) will be charged $30.00 for the system winterization.

Call 609-971-8551 to schedule


  

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Services for the Week of 9/6/2016

Due to the Labor Holiday Weekend we are on a short week.

Cutting services will be as follows:

Tuesday- Monday's cut
Wednesday- Tuesday's cut
Thursday- Wednesday's cut
Friday- Thursday's cut

We have additional staff added to this weeks cut to assist in the catch up.  So some of the days cuts may overlap.  We do not want to get caught in a potential rain date situation.  

For those who may be interested...

September Is the Time to Rejuvenate Your Lawn

Core Aeration & Overseeding Services
Center Lot- $125.00
Corner Lot- $150.00

What are the benefits of aeration?
Core aeration helps the lawn’s health and vigor, and it reduces maintenance requirements. The following are other benefits of core aeration:

• Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere
• Enhanced soil water uptake
• Improved fertilizer uptake and use
• Reduced water runoff and puddling
• Improved turf grass rooting
• Reduced soil compaction
• Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance
• Improved resiliency and cushioning
• Enhanced thatch breakdown

Broadcast overseeding of entire yard lawn areas will be completed, utilizing a fescue variety of grass seed.  Fescue grass varieties are drought tolerant, require less fertilizer, develop a deep root system and thus are eco friendly.

To schedule call our office at 609-971-8551 or email us at info@meticulousinc.com 
  

Friday, September 2, 2016

September Is the Time to Rejuvenate Your Lawn

Core Aeration & Overseeding Services
Center Lot- $125.00
Corner Lot- $150.00

What are the benefits of aeration?
Core aeration helps the lawn’s health and vigor, and it reduces maintenance requirements. The following are other benefits of core aeration:

• Improved air exchange between the soil and atmosphere
• Enhanced soil water uptake
• Improved fertilizer uptake and use
• Reduced water runoff and puddling
• Improved turf grass rooting
• Reduced soil compaction
• Enhanced heat and drought stress tolerance
• Improved resiliency and cushioning
• Enhanced thatch breakdown

Broadcast overseeding of entire yard lawn areas will be completed, utilizing a fescue variety of grass seed.  Fescue grass varieties are drought tolerant, require less fertilizer, develop a deep root system and thus are eco friendly.

To schedule call our office at 609-971-8551 or email us at info@meticulousinc.com