We take care of
everything we build!
Maintaining your landscape investment is a priority at Artistic Grounds. Whether you have recently completed a landscape build with us or are nurturing an existing property, we want to be sure that your investment is properly maintained. We begin with a thorough evaluation of your requirements. We then prepare and recommend a full service maintenance package suited to the proper care of one of your most valuable investments.
Most of our clients engage us for our weekly Landscape Management Programs to take care of all aspects of their property. If you just need a single service, or afew hours of work call us and we’ll figure out the right service package for you.
SPRING CLEAN UP
Pruning, light cultivation of mulch and general clean-up of all shrub beds. This is one of those jobs where we could get very involved. Pruning of all trees, shrubs, etc can be taken all the way to an art form and the difference between a quick once over and a restoration can be very subjective. Example: Sometimes plants that have not been taken care of previously are better off being replaced than being restored due to the cost to restore them. We prioritize the tasks to match the allotted time. We always push to get the work done properly in an efficient manner. Priced by the hour plus disposal.
We prune, clean-up, cultivate, monitor plant health, etc on a weekly basis. For many properties this has always been the hardest one to estimate as everyone’s wants and properties are different. The cost you will be invoiced for either represents what you have told us is the amount you want to spend or was the time we used to keep your property looking great. The service can run year round, but generally starts weekly in late April-early May and ends in mid to late December. NOTE: If you are a lawn mowing customer as well, the time to mow the lawn will be combined with this service time. There is typically 26-28 weekly visits in a season for this service. Priced per hour plus disposal if the waste fills over 1/4 of a truck per visit.
There is always some extra hours needed that could be considered not a part of “regular” weekly maintenance, including shrub pruning and shaping and general clean-up after the spring growth. Typically done in mid June thru mid July before the heat of summer comes. Priced by the hour plus disposal.
This is one we definitely need to discuss. We can provide hanging baskets, pots or shrub bed plantings. Priced by the hour plus materials.
Shortly after the Spring Clean Up is the best time to apply a new layer of Mulch. It not only looks great, it suppresses weeds, provides nutrients, and holds moisture at the roots where it is needed. Some of the preparation tasks associated with the service, like bed edging is usually done as part of the Spring Clean-up. Priced by the hour plus product.
This can be done in spring but we like to do this in the fall as it tightens the hedge for winter snow load and keeps it looking good until after the spring growth (late June). Hedges should be done more than once per season. We can also provide you with an estimate to clean out the hedge, a NEEDED task that should be done every few years or so to allow air and light to reach the inside of the plant. We will assess this possible need before the trimming. Priced by the hour plus disposal.
Fall clean-up starts in late October/early November after the regular weekly visits have ended. This is generally done over 3-4 visits as the leaves don’t all fall at once. We usually continue this service until the snow flies so your property is left as clean as possible for the following year. Priced by the hour plus disposal.
WATER FEATURE START UP
Depending on the current state of the water feature and whether you have fish or no fish, this can be a cold, messy, stinky job to do properly. Equipment needs to be installed and/or checked, organic matter needs to be cleaned out, PH balanced, plants tended to etc. Priced by the hour plus product.
WATER FEATURE MAINTENANCE
Keeping up with your water feature is very important. Regular service visits can be set up to treat both strand and green algae if present, remove fallen debris, keep plants looking good, clean filtration units, inspect UV lights and check water levels. Priced by the hour plus product.
WATER FEATURE WINTERIZE
We cut back water plants, lower lilies, remove UV lights, remove pumps, blow out autofills, and install electric de-icing equipment in as required. Price by the hour.
Service typically consists of 26-29 weekly visits to perform line trimming, mowing and hard surface clean-up. We will invoice you monthly based on actual number of visits and not this estimated one. Priced by quotation per service. NOTE: If you are a full shrub bed and lawn maintenance customer your lawn mowing service time will be combined with the shrub bed time and billed at an hourly rate.
LAWN FERTILIZING and WEED CONTROL
Spring, summer, fall and winter fertilizing will be done to all lawn areas. As well, we keep an eye out for broadleaf weeds and provide control by mechanical and chemical (spot treatments) means. Priced by quotation. We are a fully licensed company and carry proper liability coverage for this service.
We generally do a combination of core aeration, power raking and/or hand raking plus edge your lawn followed by a short mowing with a high vacuum mower to remove as much of the dead layer of grass as possible. Then we apply fertilize and/or an organic top-dressing. Priced by quotation and includes disposal. In some case the lawn edging aspect has been included or done with either the Shrub Bed Start-up or Shrub Bed Topdressing service. Priced by quotation.
If you want a lawn that makes you neighbor’s jealous we recommend topdressing after the aeration. This organic material falls into the aeration holes getting to the roots of the turf and will thicken and green it up like you won’t believe. Priced by the hour plus product.
Spring system start-up to clean and adjust heads as well as set-up the controller. New controller battery if required and recommendations to improve system are normally included. Additional parts and head replacement as needed to do basic start-up will be installed and billed separately. Priced by the hour.
4-6 monthly in season system checks to begin in the month following start-up and ending the month before winterizing. We go through entire system and make adjustments to heads and controller to ensure proper coverage as well as deal with different seasonal requirements. This will help reduce water waste and save plants. Priced by the hour.
Mid to late October winterizing of irrigation system. Priced by quotation.
Hard Surface Sealant
Priced by the square foot depending on how much cleaning and number of coats needed. We use a HIGH quality low VOC sealant (there is a huge difference in preparing the surface and quality of product so don’t be fooled by others who offer this service for much less or you will be re-applying in no time)
Custom gates, cedar fencing, vinyl fencing, aluminum fencing, brackets, fencing repairs and maintenance, etc…
Custom outdoor structures, pergolas, arbors, outdoor showers, etc…