Mow, Edge, & Blow
Our mow, edge and blow service includes, professional mowing of your lawn, mechanical edging of the perimeter of your lawn and blowing all clippings back on to your lawn. We rotate each mow in a different direction to keep from tracking. We recommend mowing weekly for the best value and service. Mowing every two weeks allows the grass to grow too long to cut once and additional charges apply when it takes two to three cuts to get the grass cut down and mulched back in to your lawn.
Because Mother Nature really sets our mowing schedule some customers may have their visit a day before a rain, and some will occur the day after depending on how long and how much rain we received.
Planter Bed Weeding
Our planter bed weeding includes the complete removal of all weeds in your planter bed either by hand or mechanical. Our recommendation minimum is a visit every two weeks during the growing season.
Shrub Pruning & Trimming
Our shrub pruning & trimming includes trimming all your shrubs based on best horticulture practices and removal of all trimmings. We can also customize your trimming. It you would like that boxwood to look like a Giraffe, we can do that too! Most landscapes only require 2-4 trimmings a year and if you have our Spring & Fall Cleanups you already have two of them covered!
Spring Clean Up
Our spring cleanup consists of trimming all shrubs and perennials, removing any weeds, trash or debris from the winter months, refreshing all bed edges for the coming season and cutting grass down to 1/3 of its mature height.
Fall Clean Up
Our fall cleanup consists of trimming all shrubs and perennials, weeding the planter beds, and most importantly, removing all the leaves from your lawn and planter beds. Depending on the situation we will mulch the leaves into a bagger or remove them by hand rake.
Mulch Application Service
We apply double ground, brown or black, hardwood mulch, 2” in depth. We highly suggest the addition of our planter bed pre-emergent after each mulch application to deter potential weed growth.
Core Aeration Spring & Fall
Core aeration helps break up soil compaction, reduce thatch buildup and assists with water and air movement to the root zone of your turf. This is a not just a Fall service. Spring is also a good time to consider core aeration. .
Verticut & Over-seed
Our verticut & over-seed application consists of, thoroughly dethatching your lawn using two verticuts in opposite directions, seeding with our Blue Ribbon Tall Fescue Mix at 8 lbs per 1,000 sq.ft., an additional verticut to push the seed into the soil for better seed/soil contact and a light broadcast over-seed to finish. We highly recommend our core aeration be completed prior to your vericut & over-seed to maximize new seed growth.
Verticut & New Seed
Our verticut & new seed application is for starting your lawn from scratch. The service consists of killing off your current turf approximately 6 weeks prior to applying our Blue Ribbon Tall Fescue Mix at 16 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. Your lawn will look unsightly while the current turf dies off, however, next spring, your turf will be the envy of the neighborhood. This application must be completed by September to allow enough time to complete the process and allow your new seed to germinate and grow before dormancy in the fall.
Round 1 Fertilizer & Pre-emergent
Round One- pre-emergent helps prevent the germination of annual grassy weeds such as crabgrass and foxtail. The fertilizer will help wake up your lawn from its long winter’s nap and continue to spoon feed the turf throughout the early spring.
Round 2 Fertilizer & Post-emergent
Round Two- fertilizer & post-emergent application will provide fertilizer to keep your lawn thick and lush going into summer and control for early spring broadleaf weeds such as henbit and dandelions.
Round 3 Fertilizer & Grub Control
Round Three- fertilizer & grub control will provide fertilizer to slowly feed your turf to keep it healthy through the hot summer months while providing additional protection against grubs.
Round 4 Herbicide & Nutsedge
Round 4- herbicide & nutsedge application is designed to control broadleaf weeds that may germinate in the summer months such as white clover, black medic, and buckhorn plantain and nutsedges. Additional treatments for nutsedge are available.
Round 5 Fertilizer & Herbicide
Round Five- fertilizer & herbicide application is designed to gently feed your turf throughout the late summer heat to help it stay green and lush while spot treating any broadleaf weeds that germinate in the warm summer months
Round 6 Fall Fertilizer
Round 6 – fall fertilizer will spoon feed your turf with essential nutrients as it prepares for dormancy.
Round 7 Winterizer
Round 7- winter fertilizer will help your turf reserve nutrients during winter months and is essential for fast growth out of dormancy in the early spring months of next year.
Nutsedge, also called water grass or nut grass is actually not a grass at all buy comes from the sedge family. There is no preventative for this particular weed. A large problem with sedge it that it can reproduce either by tuber or seed and can remain dormant in the ground for several years before appearing. During Round 4 we specifically treat for any sedge that may have germinated, however, because of the nature of its reproductive abilities, multiple applications may be necessary.
Flea & Tick
This application is applied to your lawn to help reduce flea, tick, chiggers, and other various pests. This application will usually provide 5-7 weeks of protection.
Hard Surface Weed Control
Our hard surface weed control is a spot application of a non-selective herbicide to treat all of your hardscape cracks, crevices, rock beds and tree rings. Several applications may be necessary depending on the weather.
Turf Fungicide 1 & 2
Preventative fungicides are a crucial part of your program. Fungicides will help to protect your turf from diseases such as brown patch and pythium. We recommend two applications May through August before any fungus is detected.
Turf Fungicide Post App
Unfortunately once turf fungus is identified in your turf, your lawn will need a double application of product applied twice within 30 days to combat the fungus. We highly recommend pre-treating as a preventative as the post-application can be very expensive.
Planter Bed Pre-Emergent 1-3
Our planter bed pre-emergent is a small granular almost sawdust looking product applied to your landscape beds to prevent the germination of weeds to help reduce weeds and keep your beds cleaner throughout the year. Even though you may have weed mat, most weeds are blown in or dropped in by birds that germinate in your top layer of mulch. For optimum coverage, we suggest two more applications every two months throughout the growing season. Additionally, we highly suggest a planter bed pre-emergent treatment with any mulch application with following bi-monthly treatments.
Tree/Shrub Insecticide Spring, Summer & Fall
Our foliar treatment is designed to rid your small ornamental trees, bushes and plants of insects such as mites, scale and aphides that can cause damage. We recommend a total of three applications, once in the spring, summer and fall for season long coverage.
Tree Insecticide Spring, Summer & Fall
Our foliar Tree Insecticide application is for larger mature trees not covered in our Tree & Shrub application. Like our ornamental tree and shrub application it will rid your trees of insects, borers, mites & scale that can cause damage during the growing season.
Dormant Oil Application Spring
While your shrubs and trees are still dormant, we aren’t. Spring dormant oil is a liquid application applied to trees and shrubs to decrease the population of over-wintering insect adults and eggs hiding in the limb bark and trunk of the plant material.
Irrigation Turn On
At your irrigation turn we will, turn on the power to your irrigation control box, turn the water on to the system, run each zone individually to make sure all heads are operational and properly adjusted for maximum coverage and program the control box irrigation schedule to water for the next few weeks based on current weather forecasting. If any repairs are needed, they will be reported to you for approval and we will either repair them then or at a later scheduled time depending on the availability of parts and the technician’s available time.
We provide a yearly backflow inspection and certificate as required by several of the surrounding water districts to comply with each district’s guidelines. This inspection is normally completed when activating your irrigation system in the spring. Once completed, the backflow certificate is sent to the corresponding water district. If your backflow fails to pass the inspection, we will notify you. We will try to repair the backflow when at all possible but if it is non-repairable, we will supply you with current pricing to replace the unit. If repair or replacement cannot be completed at the initial visit, we will schedule the service as soon as possible at another time.
Every irrigation system needs to be checked during the season to ensure the system is running efficiently. During the visit the technician will run each zone individually to make sure all heads are operating properly and program the control box irrigation schedule to water for the next few weeks based on current weather forecasting. If any repairs are needed, they will be reported to you for approval and we will either repair them then or at a later scheduled time depending on the availability of parts and the technician’s available time.
Prior to the Irrigation Winterization we highly suggest an Irrigation Check to ensure the system is operating correctly before it is winterized. If there are any repairs that need to be made, we will make note of them and either repair them before winterization or make notes to repair in the spring at turn on. For the irrigation winterization we use a large commercial air compressor that uses the same amount of pressure as your water supply to blow out the lines. We will turn off the water supply to the system, blow out any remaining water from each zone and turn off your controller. If your backflow is located outside, we recommend installing two unions for quick removal of the backflow so it may be stored inside for the winter. It will be just as easy to re-install it at spring turn on.
Water Feature Turn On
Our water feature turn on is similar to an irrigation turn on but tailored to each individual unit. We will turn on the power to your system, clean out the debris, fill with system with water and check the autofill & pumps. If any repairs are needed, they will be reported to you for approval and we will either repair them then or at a later scheduled time depending on the availability of parts and the technician’s available time.
Water Feature Winterization
Our water feature winterization is customized to each water feature. Services may include but are not limited to, removing-some, if not all of the water, removing the pump if it is not located 3’ below the surface, cleaning out the water pump and lines and moving the pump to a location of you’re choosing for winter storage.
Water Feature Check
Just like your irrigation check, the water feature needs regular check-ups to make sure it is running correctly and not being damaged. During the water feature check we will clean out any debris from the pump and, supply lines, check the pump and autofill to make sure they are running correctly.
Heritage Landscape Professionals know how to transform our customers’ dreams and priorities into outdoor spaces that can be enjoyed, managed and admired for years and years to come.
Our design/build services include:
- Plantings and Planting Bed Installation
- Trees, Shrubs, Perennials, Annuals
- Ornament Boulders / Garden Art
- Mulching services
- Bed Preparation
- Edging services
- Retaining Walls
- Patios and Sidewalks
- Clean and Seal Services
- Sod Installation
- Water features
- Koi pond, pond or pondless installations
- Ornamental fountains
- Full service pond or aquatic plant maintenance
- Drainage Services
- Downspout burial
- French drainsCollection boxes
- Area drains
As Midwesterners we certainly know how to appreciate the appeal of seasonal change; we get everything winter, spring, summer and fall have to offer. And Heritage Landscape’s approach to Outdoor Living focuses on just that, how to take maximum advantage of your outdoor space throughout our fluctuating, yet exciting Kansas City climate. Who says your favorite room of the house has to be in the house?
Outdoor living services include:
- Kitchens and grills
- Fireplaces and Fire Pits
- Pools and Hot Tubs
- Arbors, Pergolas & other overhead structures
An artistic, well-installed, high quality 12 volt Outdoor Landscape lighting system requires four things:
- Professional Lighting Design
- 12 volt equipment
All successful and visually appealing outdoor lighting systems need to start with a lighting design. A lighting consultation with a professional outdoor lighting designer is the first step. From that meeting the lighting designer can begin to determine your lighting wants and needs. The fee for lighting consultation and design by a professional lighting designer is well worth the expenditure.
Outdoor lighting system equipment has to resist the forces of nature 24 hours a day, seven day a week. The beautiful artistic scenes created with lighting can only happen with the proper equipment. The lighting system will only last as long as the quality of the equipment that is installed. No matter how good the lighting design, if the equipment is low quality the design will not be properly executed and the lighting system will not hold up.
The installation of the lighting design is another important part of an outdoor lighting system. Once again, the system will only operate properly if this step is done correctly. Transformers, wire and fixtures will all have to be connected in a way that is efficient and able to perform correctly for years to come. It also allows for the installation of more lighting to be added in the future if necessary. A poorly installed outdoor lighting system will only mean frustration at a later date.
After the outdoor lighting system is completed the person should expect years of beauty, safety and security. Maintenance to the system should be done twice a year to keep the original design intent intact. Lamps that need replaced should be done at maintenance times as well as looking for warranty issues. If maintenance is not done, the system will eventually discontinue working due to lamps burning out.
Fountains, ponds and waterfalls add a delightful aspect to any landscape. Water features can soothe the soul but who wants to maintain them? We’re experienced in the intricacy of the interplay of water, terrain, and surrounding plants, and pride ourselves on how they all fit together. We offer everything from installation to maintenance. Here are a few tips:
- If your stream or waterfall is still running, be sure to watch for ice dams – remove as needed.
- On features shut down for the winter, check to make sure pumps have water and are not freezing.
Take care of those fish! Keep an open hole in pond ice for oxygen exchange. Use a floating de-icer if needed. Do not feed your fish until water temperature is above 50 degrees.
Continue to add cold water bacteria and barley extract.
Plan now for spring! Schedule early for spring start-ups, spring cleanouts, water feature builds, and makeovers.
Go green with the addition of filtration, aeration, and beneficial bacteria to help control weed and algae issues in pond and lake management.
Help your water quality, clarity, and beautification with streams and waterfalls. Don’t get chemically dependent.
Call to find out what you need to be doing this winter to enhance your water feature!
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