As a business property manager or owner in the Twin Cities metro of Minnesota, maintaining your property is a top priority for several reasons. However, achieving this requires more than just hacking down the grass a few times per year. Professional lawn care services can help keep your lawn in excellent shape, making it the envy of the neighborhood. A commercial lawn care contract is the best way to ensure your lawn is receiving the necessary care it needs. In this article, we’ll explain the essential services included in a commercial lawn care contract to help you understand the value it can provide.
Lawn mowing is an essential part of maintaining a lush and vibrant lawn. Professional lawn care providers typically include weekly mowing services in their contracts during the growing season (spring to fall). They use proper equipment to ensure that the grass is cut uniformly to a height that provides a polished and manicured appearance.
Fertilization & Weed Control
To keep your lawn areas green and weed-free throughout the year, fertilization and weed control are crucial. A commercial lawn care company will analyze the nutrients and pH level of your soil, and provide a fertilization plan to optimize the growth of your grass while strategically applying herbicides to control weeds to ensure turf-grass dominates the lawn.
Aeration and Overseeding
Aeration and overseeding are two lawn care techniques that can help keep your lawn healthy. Aeration involves puncturing small holes in your lawn to allow the roots to breathe and absorb water, while overseeding involves spreading grass seeds over your lawn to fill in thin or damaged areas. Both of these services improve your lawn’s overall health by promoting healthy root growth and filling in patches where your grass is thin.
Seasonal Clean Ups
Once warm weather makes it’s way into the metro, the trees begin to bud and grass starts to grow but there’s one problem – the wrath that winter left behind. Sand in lawn areas, leaves and other debris accumulated and it all needs to be cleaned up. So a spring clean up and dethatching are a must in April or May.
Once the temperatures begin to drop, so will the leaves. And to keep aesthetics at their peak, routine leaf removal becomes critical.
Installing mulch once per year at your business property is a great way to maximize curb appeal – which we all know is incredibly beneficial for not only appearances but plant health as well. Depending on how your landscape was constructed, existing mulch may be removed followed by installing new mulch. Or in some cases the existing mulch will be left to decompose into the soil and a light topdressing of mulch will be applied.
Snow & Ice Management
Winter is inevitable. With it comes several months of cold, snow and ice, which could lead to trouble for your business if not prepared. So most grounds maintenance contractors will provide a wide array of snow and ice management services including parking lot plowing, sidewalk snow removal, salting, pre-treating, post storm clean up, hauling snow off-site and more.