LANDSCAPING & TURFCARE
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Bugs & Blades landscape services include seeding, aeration, fertilizing, installations, landscape design, land clearing, chipping, mulching, and trimming. This team is led by Jorge Doblado and Fransisco Gonzalez. They have over 45 years of collective experience in this area. So, you can be assured that your project is in the hands of experts who take great pride in their work.
**Additional offerings are quoted on a project by project basis. Pricing depends on need, materials, and timing**
What Is This?
We pride ourselves in knowing plants that attract vs repel certain animals. During our landscape planning stage, we recommend alternative options limiting the amount of tick carrying hosts - deer, mice, squirrels, etc...while giving the same outcome.
Pricing: Depends on scope of project.
SEED, FERTILIZE, & AERATION
Building a greener, healthier lawn begins at the roots. Providing your lawn with the proper nutrients during changing seasons is a must for healthy root growth and grass health. We use only the highest quality products applied by Jorge, our licensed turf care technician.
Pricing: Based upon turf size.
Soil Testing: Upon Request (paid service)
Aromatic Plants and Ornamental Grasses:
There are many plants that deer don't favor when they're out looking for a meal. In general, plants with strongly aromatic foliage like Lavender (Lavandula), Rosemary (Rosmarinus), Russian Sage (Perovskia), Sage (Salvia and Artemisia), Lavender Cotton (Santolina), hyssop (Hyssopus) and Hummingbird Mints (Agastache) are not on the deer dessert list. The aromatic oils contained in the plants are bitter and generally unpalatable. Also, many ornamental grasses are generally not heavily browsed as deer prefer to eat the stems, bark and leaves of woody plants.
Companion planting of deer resistant plants with other non-resistant plants is also a good strategy. Deer smell the aromatic plants and leave the whole planting alone.
We recommend doing seven (7) applications throughout the season. Below is our best case schedule:
Early Spring: Fertilizer, Pre-Emergent, Blanket Weeds
Late Spring: Fertilizer, Pre-Emergent, Blanket Weeds
Early Summer: Fertilizer and Weed Control
Grub Control: Granular Insecticide (Done During Summer Application)
Late Summer: Fertilizer, Weed/Invasive Grass Control (crabgrass and Nutsedge)
Fall: Slow-Release Fertilizer and Weed Control
Limestone (Done During Fall Application)
Timing: Early spring applications start in late March applying every 4-6 weeks