PROTECTION FROM LYME DISEASE
It’s that time again. We hear the sweet sounds of the early morning birds and see the tinges of color in the treetops. As we look forward to all the wonderful things the spring months will have in store for us, one thing we all dread is the resurgence of ticks. Connecticut, the “birthplace” of Lyme Disease, along with the entire northeast from Maine to Virginia, consistently has the overwhelming majority of all reported cases of Lyme Disease in the country every year. This tiny parasitic arachnid is responsible for transmitting the disease to humans and our beloved pets and, left untreated, can cause long-term effects and even become debilitating for some.
We want you to enjoy your property with minimal worry, so give us a call, speak with your landscape consultant, or visit our website for additional information on the environmentally friendly solutions we offer to help minimize undesirable tick populations on your property so you may spend less time worrying and more time having fun. -Shayne
“True prevention is not waiting for bad things to happen, it’s preventing things from happening in the first place.” – Don McPherson
organic-based fertilization program
Everyone wants the best looking lawn in the neighborhood and it can be yours. Our organic-based fertilization program identifies and then addresses any deficiencies or pH issues your lawn might be experiencing. If there are no issues, a standard fertilization program is followed.
Starting in late April, after a complete soil analysis, broadleaf weeds and crabgrass are treated if necessary. Next comes the application of the controlled-release organic-based fertilizer followed by a lawn inspection that scouts for insects and disease. In mid-summer lawn aeration is performed and by fall, another round of weed control and fertilizer will have been applied. In mid-autumn another lawn inspection takes place before the ground freezes and the snow starts.
In the photos below, you can easily see how a comprehensive treatment program transformed the New Milford Bulls Volunteer Field into a lush and healthy playing surface.
Skillful mulch application is one of many services offered by our Estate Management Division. A good layer of great mulch placed correctly helps to improve plant health, reduce soil erosion, deter weed growth, and minimize pest habitats while enhancing the overall property appearance with its beautiful deep color.
When the team arrives, they will first inspect for any weeds, debris, and plants with broken or unhealthy branches that would require immediate pruning. After appropriate cleanup has been completed and any fertilizers or herbicides applied, preexisting mulch is then either turned to provide faster composting, or removed depending on its depth. The last step before the fresh layer is applied is cutting a new clean edge to define the garden space and give it a nicely manicured appearance.
After the new mulch has been spread, a final and thorough walk through and cleanup is performed, trees crowns inspected to ensure there is proper space between the mulch material and tree bark, and the overall area has a neat and tidy appearance.
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