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team member pruning with loppersIn addition to choosing us for installation of beautiful patios, long-lasting driveways, and colorful plantings, many of our design-build customers turn to us for their regular landscape maintenance. What sets our maintenance service apart as a complete Outdoor Lifestyle Management program is the attention our maintenance customers receive, and the way that they are connected to a multitude of valuable services.

A dedicated account manager is on-site with the crew, and serves as liaison to coordinate all of your landscape maintenance, construction, and planting projects.  He or she makes sure you get priority service – preferred scheduling for a pre-party garden spruce-up, emergency tree removal, or landscape improvements by our own experienced construction & planting crews.

Our standard year-round maintenance contract includes:

  • Spring clean-up
  • Mulching & hand-edging
  • Lawn mowing
  • Organic lawn fertilization
  • Ongoing hand-pruning of shrubs & small trees
  • Perennial bed maintenance
  • Fall leaf clean-up
  • Winter plant protection (mulching, wrapping, etc.)

Additional services on request :

  • Compost pile maintenancesummer vegetables
  • Vegetable garden planting and maintenance
  • Container planting and seasonal color
  • Irrigation start-up, check, and winterization
  • Rain barrel set-up and winterization
  • Low-voltage landscape lighting maintenance & installation
  • Carpentry and fence installation/repair
  • Holiday decorations and lighting
  • Special event garden clean-up and decoration
  • Interior plantscaping
  • Pond maintenance
  • Vacation watering

Horticultural Mentoring – Want to do your own vegetable gardening, hand-pruning, or annual containers? Let our Master Gardener teach you!

Sustainability audit and landscape improvement plan – recommendations to reduce your energy and maintenance costs, improve health and safety, make your outdoor space more pleasant and usable, and increase the value of your home; along with a plan for phased implementation by A Yard & A Half Landscaping Cooperative.

Interested?  Fill out a short questionnaire to arrange a free estimate.

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fall leaves

We’re doing fall clean-ups and saying our goodbyes to many of you for the year, but please remember that the work of protecting your landscape investment is not done!  Now is the time for:

  • Getting those last bulbs in so you have early spring color
  • Wrapping or spraying anti-dessicant on evergreens (esp. rhododendrons, boxwoods, yews)
  • Protecting marginally hardy perennials and shrubs with extra mulch of pine needles, salt marsh hay, etc.
  • Deer protection, if needed
  • A final, low mow for the grass (2″) to prevent snow mold
  • Pruning dead and broken branches from trees and shrubs to prevent further damage from snow
  • Protecting plants in the way of snow loads from the eaves or the snow plow

Finally, we’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: Bank those leaves!  Make nifty, sculptural cages out of wire mesh, or just pile ’em up and throw a tarp over them, if you have the space.  At my house, the worms are enjoying real leaves in the vermicompost bin, instead of the diet of newspaper & cardboard that they get for most of the year.  Our maintenance crew is mulching up leaves using the lawn mower, so they can be spread as mulch.

Give us a call (or a tweet) for help with late fall chores.  We’re also available to help you prepare for winter festivities, with light-hanging and arrangements of fresh greenery.

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