Maintenance

Ground Effects offers both residential and commercial customers a wide-variety of professional yard maintenance services. The lawns we care for are our pride and joy and we aim to please. Our lawn care specialists will care for your lawn as if it were their own. Your business means a lot to us and we want to make sure you’re completely satisfied with the service you receive. Your home should boast of curb appeal and be the best on the block. Our job is to make sure it stays looking that way year round. 

Aeration

Core aeration is a type of lawn aeration where a machine—known as an aerator—with hollow tines mechanically removes plugs/cores of soil and thatch from a lawn. Core aeration creates a channel that allows oxygen, water, and nutrients to penetrate the soil. Aeration also breaks up compacted soil, allowing water and fertilizer to permeate into the root zone.

Dethatching

Thatch is a layer of living and dead grass shoots, stems, and roots that forms between the green grass blades and the soil surface. A small layer of thatch (1/2 inch or less) is actually beneficial; it insulates against temperature extremes, helps keep moisture in the soil, and provides a protective layer of cushioning.

When the thatch layer becomes too thick (more than 1/2 inch), it can reduce the amount of oxygen and moisture that are able to reach the soil and root system, lead to an increase in pest and disease problems, and also reduce the effectiveness of some fungicides and insecticides, When this happens, it’s time to dethatch your lawn. Dethatching removes this thick layer of decaying plant material; allowing air, water, nutrients, and fertilizer to better reach the soil, and your lawn to drain more effectively.

Spring and Fall Cleanups

Most clean ups will last 2 to 3 hours with two employees. You may also specify a dollar amount that you do not want exceeded and give the crew points of focus. This service includes, but is not limited to

  • Mowing
  • Grass trimming and blowing
  • Removal of all leaves, trash and any other debris out of shrub and rock areas
  • Bush trimming
  • Care for annual and perennial beds