Lawn care goes beyond just cutting
the grass. At ProTouch we take pride in doing
professional trimming and edging as well as removing
weeds, and working at getting your lawn to a beautiful
always leaves your property looking fabulous with a
final blowing of debris off of patios, walkways, and
remove unwanted trees
lawn cutting service
the intensity of summer heat changes during the growing
season, so will the rate at which your lawn grows,
therefore it's necessary to change the frequency of
cutting. Proper cutting techniques are absolutely
essential to an Ecology Friendly Lawn.
In the spring you will have the most
growth and so the lawn needs to be cut more often.
However, we take care to ensure it's not cut too short
which can create browning of the grass. Keeping
our blades sharp allow for clean cuts which is also
important because dull blades can make the lawn look
Bagging the grass is required if the
lawn is past a certain length, however if done at the
right time, mulching can be done, which is an ecology
friendly option to bagging and can aid to the overall
health of your lawn.
Spring and fall cleanup
During our fall cleanup services, we
remove all branches, leaves, and other debris to keep
your property looking great and to prepare it for a long
cold winter. We haul away everything cleaned up
for you. This is important because fungai material
can survive throughout winter if a proper fall cleanup
is not done. So in having a fall cleanup done, you
have set the stage and prepared to take on spring with a
During our spring cleanup, we remove
any branches, leaves and other debris accumulated over
winter and we haul away all the debris from your
property. Each customer may have different needs,
but we can include, same as fall cleanup services.
Lawn, bed and edging trench cleanup. Shrub
pruning, inspection of plant materials, replacement of
dead plant materials, weed control application,
and mulching of beds.
power raking & dethatching
of lawn maintenance that ProTouch Landscape Inc. does is
raking, which, as the name implies, rakes your lawn, just as
you would manually by hand, but uses a lawn mower sized
(or larger) machine with roto-tiller like blades.
It makes the job go faster but also does a much better
job pulling up dead grass by raking the surface of the
Dethatching is the same machine as
power raking, using the same process, but with different
blades which dig deeper into the soil, tearing up the
grass and making more of a mess to cleanup.
Thatch is a build-up of organic
matter which can include, dead grass leaves, stems,
rhizomes and overcrowded
grass roots and lateral weed growth. Thatch can stifle
the growth and health of grass or
turf. Removing the thatch helps the grass by
encouraging it to thicken up and also makes it stronger
and less susceptible to disease. Reducing thatch levels
increases the levels of water, air and nutrients that
can get through to the root zone of the grass plants.
Significant thatch problems in lawns can cause diseases
and can encourage moss to grow in the areas where grass
has died. A by-product of scarifying or de-thatching is
that moss is also removed,
and depending on how deep the scarifying blades are set,
root cutting can also occur, and this in turn helps
grass to thicken up over time. Scarifying is normally
carried out in autumn or spring. When scarifying or
de-thatching not all thatch should be removed as a small
amount of thatch is beneficial to the lawn. A lawn that
has excessive thatch may feel spongy when trod upon.
After removing thatch, it can be swept or raked up using
a lawn sweeper.
sod laying and seeding
can just deliver, or both deliver and lay sod for you.
Many times new sod is required when starting a new lawn
and don't want to wait for grass seed to fill in, or if
you have an existing lawn which is in such bad shape,
you would rather get an instant fix than wait through
the repair process.
Laying new sod is much faster than
seeding or re-seeding, but is much more expense.
It depends on your situation. If you do decide to
lay sod, you need to be sure you get the right type of
sod for your location. ProTouch landscape can help
with this from the selection process all the way through
to installation and ongoing maintenance.
and re-seeding can be done as needed throughout the
season. We can help thicken your lawn, repair
damaged spots or regrow grass in areas where there was
none or where some really bad spots where removed.
It is important to not only use seed properly but also
to use good quality soil. If you have poor soil as
a base, this may require tearing up your lawn to put a
good oil base, then it is possible to reuse your
existing sod if it is repairable.
Soil delivery is also something we do
if you are interested in doing the work yourself but
just need the right soil delivered to your location.
commonly refers to the process of using mechanized
equipment to either puncture the soil with spikes (spike
aeration) or remove approximately 1"X2" cores of soil
from the ground (core aeration). Aeration may be
overlooked when trying to restore a lawn but is vital to
bring it back to health. It improves drainage and
reduces formation of puddles.
involves the use of an aeration machine with spikes up
to a foot or more in length. It is sometimes used to
address drainage issues in areas with turf. Core
aeration is done on turf areas as a means of reducing
turf compaction, reducing thatch build-up, improving the
infiltration of water/nutrients, and creating an
environment where grass seed can have direct contact
with the soil.
There are many
types of lawn aerators including walk behind models,
ride on versions and tractor pulled versions.