Mowing: Prior to mowing, the turf areas will be policed for trash, tree limbs or obstructions. Turf will be completely and evenly mowed at a height most suitable for the species and the site’s specific needs. In areas we cannot reach with a lawnmower, we will string trim the turf to the height of adjacent turf. We do not bag grass clippings. Turf grass research shows that by using proper mowers, it is better to return clippings to the turf for nutritional replenishment. This process is called grass-cycling and it’s a tremendous help to our environment.
Edging: We will edge concrete borders such as walkways, curbs and driveways each mowing during the growing season with a mechanical steel blade edger. Bed lines that have been established by a vertical trench method will be edged each visit during the growing season. We will edge as needed during the winter months.
Weeding: Shrub beds, natural areas with mulch and ground cover areas will be weeded on every visit during the year. We use Round-Up herbicide on any weeds in landscape beds that we can safely apply without injury to ornamental plants. We also hand pull weeds within the canopy of shrubs or ground covers. There will always be some weeds present in a fertile growing environment. Our intention is to always control weeds with no injury to shrubs, ground covers, or trees.
Shrub Care: It is important to remember that pruning plants is a process, not an event. There is no one-day of the year that all plants are to be pruned. Each species has very specific pruning needs based on flower production and the growing season. There will always be plants that require pruning in the landscape. First priority is pruning for bloom production, second is structure pruning for plant development and third is space management. Space management is most common in mature landscape environments. We must contain plants within the spaces allocated during landscape design. Our employees are trained on the most common landscape plants in North Florida. If you have an extensive planting with specialty items, we will inventory the plants and discuss proper pruning. Specialty pruning notes will be entered into your route sheet for our pruning technician’s future reference.
Trash Removal:We remove all plant pruning materials from your site, and dispose/compost them at our shop. We police trash on site (paper, cans, glass, plastic wrappers, etc.) and dispose of properly at our shop. We utilize mulching type lawn mowers to process leaves and pine straw from trees on your site. Fall leaves are to be mulched and then placed into beds or natural areas on your property for composting.
Clean-Up: All concrete surfaces, patios, decks and parking areas will be blown clean of debris from the landscape maintenance process. This process will include the edges of streets in some applications.
Billing: Around the 25th day of each month you will receive an invoice that accurately states a brief description of work accomplished the prior month and the monthly charges agreed to in your contract. Charges for any additional agreed upon services will be listed separately on your invoice.
Scheduling: We will prepare a schedule of tentative visit dates each month by following the Applications section under your contract form. A seven-day rotation indicates a visit once per week. We try to keep the day of the week consistent after start up. Flexibility is needed due to weather, holidays and Sundays. Our 14-day rotation customers receive visits every other week. We do our best to keep the day of the week that your property is serviced consistent after the initial schedule has been set.
Personnel: A Landscape Maintenance Crew consists of a Route Supervisor and a Landscape Maintenance Technician. Your Account Manager will be able to discuss scheduling, answer technical horticultural questions and pricing for add on services or improvements to your landscape display. Our Office Manager will be your initial phone contact at Stoneridge Management, LLC. The Office Manager will be responsible for billing questions, scheduling questions, work records and for passing information to appropriate personnel. If a problem arises that cannot be resolved by any of the personnel listed, contact Steve Kampmeyer. I will be here to insure our Lawn Maintenance Staff provides timely and professional service each day, each month and each year.
Pine bark is the mulch of choice for ornamental shrub beds and natural areas in North Florida. It benefits shrub beds by helping to retain moisture, control weeds, prevent erosion, protect from temperature extremes and to improve the appearance of our bed areas. This classification of work is critical to the overall success of our complete maintenance program.
Pine bark is typically replenished a minimum of one time per year. A second “light” application during the year to freshen the color is recommended. Pine bark that is located in a full sun exposure with frequent irrigation will deteriorate much more quickly than pine bark in natural areas that are shady and have no irrigation. If your pine bark begins to look thin or its color does not look good, please contact our office staff about our mulch service.
TURF GRASS EXTRA CARE:
Fertilization: We will follow the schedule under the applications section of your contract for your fertilization program. The species of your turf grass will dictate the type and rate of fertilizer we apply to your lawn. If you are interested in a fertilizer plan please CALL.
Aeration: Periodic aeration can be essential to healthy turf. Call for estimates by the square foot.
Seasonal color beds are used to draw attention to entryways of property, highlight sign areas or enhance views through the landscape. There are countless types of annual flowers which are available in dozens of colors. It is our job to recognize the specific site conditions you have and match the proper plants in a unique display. We call the entire process our floriculture program: You can expect us to make your property look great!
ASK ABOUT OUR OTHER AVAILABLE SERVICES
- Lawn Sprinkler Maintenance or Repair
- Flower or Shrub Installation
- Pressure Washing
I am absolutely confident you will understand why Stoneridge Management, LLC is North Florida’s Landscape Company of choice. I look forward to a long and satisfying relationship.