Full Property Care
Many landscaping companies offer additional services to assist homeowners or property managers with the other outdoor tasks they need to be completed. If you have an outdoor task you need to be accomplished, it never hurts to ask if your landscaping company can take care of that job for you, so you don’t have to call another contractor.
TruNorth strives to provide full-service maintenance services, so that your entire property looks great, not just the lawn for example.
Fall clean-up is a very important outdoor task to complete in Northern Michigan. If leaves are left on turf or hardscape surfaces, they can damage grass or leave stains on stone. A typical Fall clean-up consists of removing all twigs, branches, and leaves from landscape beds, turf, and hardsurfaces. These leaves and debris can be taken away from your property or disposed of in an area you prefer to create a compost source.
Many clients like to add additional services to their Fall clean up such as burlap installation, seasonal planting cutbacks, final fertilization, and final lawn mowing.
Spring clean-up tasks prepare your outdoor space for the Spring and Summer seasons. Very rarely are all leaves off of our trees in Northern Michigan before snow falls. Because of this, there will be a few remaining leaves and twigs to clean up in the Spring. Any plantings that you chose to leave up for winter interest should be pruned back and landscape beds should be cleaned out. Sometimes plantings or trees have damage from the winter months to them that needs to be addressed.
Many clients like to add additional services to their Spring clean up such as burlap removal, seasonal planting cutbacks, fertilization, pre-emergent weed control to landscape beds, re-establishing of natural bed edges, and mulching. If you select a full-service contract, these services that are ‘add-ons’ included in your contract.
Landscape Bed Edging and Mulch Installation
The best way to freshen up any property is by installing mulch. Learn why we prefer mulch for landscape beds that contain planting instead of stone. Mulch installation is not necessarily difficult for a homeowner or property manager to complete themselves, however, it is a ton of physical labor and time commitment. Also, if you are not careful in how you apply mulch, a mulch volcano can be created which is dangerous for plantings.
Mulch installation typically includes redefining and cutting natural edges and putting down a layer of pre-emergent weed control to help snuff out weeds before they can even take root. A fresh layer of mulch is then put down to your landscape beds, tree circles, etc.
Hardsurface care provided by landscaping companies can cover a variety of services. For homeowners, patio sealing is considered hardsurface care. To learn why patio cleaning and sealing is so important, check out this blog.
For commercial properties, hardsurface care refers to the sidewalk, parking lot, and entrance areas. This service can be catered to what your property needs. For our current clients, we offer the following hardsurface care: trash removal in the parking lot, spraying cracks for weeds, and clean up of salt/sand from the winter months.
For both residential and commercial properties, beach maintenance can be a whole lot of work. Though our beautiful lakes are crystal clear and clean, many times grasses and environmental debris like branches frequently wash up on the beach. This can make enjoying and using your beach difficult.
Beach maintenance can be done weekly, bi-weekly, or even yearly. All debris is raked up and removed from the site, leaving your beach ready to use.