Irrigation

Irrigation controllers, valves and heads will be visually checked on a quarterly basis by grounds maintenance crew. Red Shovel will adjust sprinkler system timing as necessary for seasonal changes throughout year if timer is located outside. Management/owner is responsible for adjusting all interior irrigation timers.

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De-Thatching

Mechanical power raking is performed, as needed, to remove excess thatch from the lawn and is scheduled based on Red Shovels agronomist recommendation.

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Short Mow

A short mow is performed during the dormant season to reduce thatch layer and create a neat and clean appearance during the winter months.

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Aerating

Mechanical core aeration is performed once per year to loosen the soil, improve water absorption and healthy root development.

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Winter Nutrients

Applied to the lawn during the fall to promote healthy root development during the dormant months.

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Mid-Season Fertilization

All lawn areas will be fertilized with the proper mix of fertilizer for the type of lawn growing on the property.

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Spring Fertilization

All lawn areas will be fertilized with the proper mix of fertilizer for the type of lawn growing on the property.

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Pre & Post Emergent Lawn

Applied as temperatures permit to prevent annually broadleaf and grassy weeds and maintain a green, lush, and weed free appearance.

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Ground Cover

Removal of trash and leaves in ground cover, shrub areas, back alleys bordering asphalt, and easements shall be removed.

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Trim Runners

All tree runners shall be trimmed (zero to ten feet above ground) to maintain a clean and neat appearance.

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Leaf Pickup

Remove all leaves and other debris including walkways, side yard areas, etc. to ensure a clean and neat appearance.

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Prune Trees

Prune all trees. Branches no larger than 4” in diameter and no higher than ten feet from grade, i.e. thinned out, the raising of the canopy.

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Trim Shrubs

All shrubs will be trimmed to maintain a neat appearance. After each trimming all debris shall be removed from the shrubs. A thorough raking of the grounds around in the immediate area will be done after each trimming.

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Blow Gravel

All gravel areas will be treated for weeds and grasses with appropriate herbicide. Weeds shall be pulled to maintain a weed free appearance. Remove trash in gravel areas. Rake all gravel areas to maintain a neat appearance.

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Curbs Blown

Curbs and gutters shall be swept of excessive build up in corners and straights. All precautions shall be taken to insure that no injuries or damage occur to the residents or autos during this process.

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Blow Sidewalks

All sidewalks will be blown in order to maintain a clean appearance. All weeds growing in the joints of the sidewalks will be cut and treated with the proper herbicide to maintain a neat appearance. All precautions shall be taken to insure that no injuries or damage occur to the residents or autos during the process.

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Weeding Beds

All flower beds and bark areas will be treated for weeds and grasses with appropriate herbicide. Weeds shall be pulled to maintain a weed free appearance. Remove trash in bark areas. Rake all bark areas to maintain a neat appearance.

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Weed Eating

String trimming of grasses along sidewalks, foundations, fences, fire hydrants, etc. shall be trimmed to the height of the grass as needed.

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Edging

All edging will be done with a mechanical edger. All clippings will be blown from the sidewalks after each edging. All edged areas will be maintained in a timely manner to insure a well-maintained appearance.

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Mowing

Grass will not be cut shorter than two-three inches. All turf areas will be cut in a timely manner to insure a well-maintained appearance during the growing season. All turf areas will be treated as necessary for broad leaf and weeds.

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