Professional Landscape Maintenance for Connecticut’s Shoreline
At Wildermann Landscaping, we’ve been providing comprehensive landscape maintenance services for homes and businesses on the Connecticut Shoreline since 1995. We serve customers from Branford to Old Saybrook, including Guilford, Madison, North Branford, Clinton and Essex. Our goal is to provide you with the highest quality service to keep your property looking its best and ensuring you can enjoy your outdoor area all year long.
Landscape Maintenance Services
We provide complete landscape maintenance for commercial and residential customers.
Licensed Traditional and Organic Lawn Fertilization Programs
Our fully licensed traditional and organic fertilizing programs are designed to meet the specific needs of your lawn. With our traditional lawn care program, we use the appropriate amount of product to provide you with a healthy, green lawn while still being as environmentally friendly as possible. We also offer a fully Organic Lawn Care Program that utilizes no synthetic chemicals.
- Soil pH Testing and Adjustments
- Weed Control
- Insect Control
- Licensed Tick Control and Flea Control
- Planting Bed Installations and Landscape Enhancements
- Lawn Renovations (aerations, over-seeding, de-thatching, slicer-seeding)
- Shrub and Ornamental Tree fertilizing, insect control, winter protectant, and deer repellent applications
- Spring and Fall Clean-ups
- Planting Bed Maintenance (weeding, edging and mulching)
- Shrub and Ornamental Tree Pruning
- Weekly Lawn Cutting
We are fully insured to provide snow clearing services to help ease your winter worries.
- Spread granular, slow-acting fertilizer. (This is optional if you fertilized in the fall or winter)
- Aerate the lawn to treat compacted soil
- Mulch with organic matter, if necessary
- Sharpen your mower blades at the start of the season
- Learn the signs of bug infestation, and head them off before they get settled in
- Water your lawn weekly if rain is scarce or your soil is poor. Otherwise, water only when rainfall is delayed more than 10 days
- Treat weeds and bare spots as soon as you see them
- Sharpen your mower blade again halfway through the season
- Water trees and shrubs thoroughly mulched before the first frost
- But don’t over water! Plants and shrubs should be expected to look a little brown in September and October
- Mulch with organic material, or mow a layer of fallen leaves into the lawn
- Fertilize your lawn around Thanksgiving to promote strong root growth during winter
- Cutting the grass a bit shorter just before winter to prevent its matting under snow
- Put burlap windscreens around less hardy plants if they’re in exposed areas
- Use a broom to brush snow away from evergreen trees gently, to keep the weight from breaking the limbs
- If ice or snow does break tree limbs, have the limbs removed as soon as weather permits – damaged trees are prone to disease
- Putting markers at the edge of your lawn will help you avoid damaging it when you’re shoveling snow
- Avoid walking on frosted or snow-covered lawns
- Use only non-salt de-ices for sidewalks and driveways, so the runoff doesn’t harm plants
- Salt will damage grass, perennials, and shrubs, and will keep the plants from absorbing much-needed water
- Check any perennial plants during periods of thawing soil to see if roots popping out of the ground. If they have, gently push them back into place, and add mulch
Lawn Watering Tips
To maintain a healthy lawn, proper irrigation is essential. All lawns are different. There is no “cookie cutter” watering schedule that will work for all locations. Some lawns may need more water due to soil make up and how it holds water. Other lawns can easily be affected by overwatering.
Most of us think that lack of watering will damage a lawn but overwatering may be more harmful. Overwatering (which can easily happen in the spring) encourages disease, crabgrass and shallow roots, not to mention wasting an important resource and higher water bills.
Despite the convenience of automatic irrigation systems, lawns should not be watered on a set schedule throughout the whole season. The watering schedule should be adjusted based on the condition of the lawn and rainfall received. A rainfall of one inch or more means the irrigation system should be turned off for at least a week.
Avoid “addicting” your lawn to daily watering. Thoroughly watering two or three times a week is preferable. In drier periods, this usually translates into 30-45 minutes per zone, two or three times a week. However, certain lawns may require more water than this.
Water in the early morning if at all possible. The best time is between 5:00 AM and 8:00 AM. This avoids losing water to evaporation. Evening watering can also prevent evaporation loss, but it can promote disease in lawns prone to disease because the grass stays damp all night. Watering in the middle of a hot, sunny day has virtually no benefit for the lawn.
Proper placement of sprinklers or adjustment of sprinkler heads is also important. Significant amounts of water and money can be wasted when driveways, patios, decks and house siding receive frequent watering. Sprinkler heads should also be checked periodically.
Wildermann Landscaping L.L.C. can help you with this. We’ll help program your system and answer questions throughout the season.
Meet Wildermann Landscaping
At Wildermann Landscaping, we’re specialists in the care and maintenance of beautiful lawns and pleasing landscaping for both your home and office. Our team has a comprehensive knowledge of plants, trees, lawn products, and maintenance strategies, and we can help you keep your entire landscape healthy, lush and beautiful, using the most environmentally-friendly practices possible. Family owned and operated since 1995, our goal is to provide complete grounds maintenance for our customers. We’ll work with you to protect your investment, make a good first impression and allow you to enjoy your outdoor area all year long.
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