Rochester NY Landscaping and Landscape Maintenance by Callahan Lawn care and Landscape Maintenance
Landscape Maintenance is performed twice; first between June and July and a second time between August and September. The shrubs will be shaped to promote health and neat appearance and will be pruned when timing is appropriate to the plant. Clippings will be picked up and disposed of offsite and this will be included in the price. Customers can elect to have shrubs pruned only once but it is strongly recommended they be pruned twice for health and neat appearance.
Shrub Pruning Video:
Mulch installation can be performed with a variety of types of mulch which include:
- Double ground hard wood (brown)
- Black mulch
- Red mulch
- Triple ground economy Mulch
Mulch is applied to the bed to create an approximate depth of 3 inches. We feel this is the optimal depth to help retain moisture and keep weeds from germinating in landscape beds. This service can be performed any time between April and November.
Mulch Installation Video:
Landscape Bed Edging:
The edging of all landscape beds is done with a mechanical edger or hand spade to provide a neat 3 inch defined edge along all beds bordering a grass area. All debris is removed from the bed area and is disposed of offsite. This service is usually purchased in conjunction with mulch installation but can be hired out separately.
Bed Maintenance is the weeding of landscape beds. This is performed by hand weeding of beds as well as the application of a non-selective herbicide such as Round-Up to keep a neat and weed free appearance to the beds. This service can be performed one time, but is usually done for the entire season. Beds are serviced as needed; on a weekly or bi-weekly basis as outlined in our six step maintenance program.
Ornamental Tree Pruning:
Ornamental tree pruning is performed when the tree is dormant in the winter months when it is not snowing. Proper cuts are made to raise the canopy of the tree, crown the top, and thin out the middle of the tree to ensure proper health. We clean up and remove all tree clippings.
Lawn rolling is performed with a one and a half ton roller to smooth out any minor imperfections in the ground and is only performed while the ground is soft. This service is typically offered in late March and early April. It is highly recommended that customers have their lawn aerated after rolling to reduce compaction caused by the roller like golf courses do on their greens.
Lawn aeration is performed with a core aerator in the spring or fall. The core is taken out of the ground at a depth of 3 to 3.5 inches. Cores are not removed but allowed to breakup and enrich the existing soil. Aeration will help relieve soil compaction and allow for thicker root growth and better penetration of water and fertilizer.
Over-seeding is performed right after aeration with a broadcast spreader. Seed is laid down between 4 and 5 pounds per 1,000 square feet. This is traditionally done in early spring and early fall.
Spring and Fall Clean up:
Spring and fall clean ups include the cleaning out of all landscape beds and lawn areas. All debris is then vacuumed up and hauled away offsite for disposal. Spring clean ups are traditionally performed once and fall clean ups are either performed once or twice depending on customer preference.
Spring Clean Up Services Video:
Fall Clean Up Services Video:
Curb side leaf pick in the fall season:
Curb side pickups are the pickup and removal of LEAVES ONLY that are placed along the curb line. Weather dependent, we can pick up leaf piles within one or two business days after a request is made. This service only covers the removal of leaf debris and does not cover bags, garbage, sticks, or tree limbs.