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SERVICES 2017-07-26T18:41:07+00:00

Landscape Design

The Landscape Associates design team has one goal: to meet and exceed our clients’ expectations for a beautiful and functional outdoor space by creating an innovative design that works with each site’s architecture and natural environment.

We have the skills, experience and knowledge to complete landscape plans for a wide range of projects. We use a team approach to evaluate, plan and design all projects to customer specifications.

Our Design Process

  • Preliminary planning with the customer

  • Site and building analysis

  • Site measurements and soil tests

  • Municipal codes and regulations

  • Concept plans and budgets

  • Final plan development

  • Final specifications, contract and implementation schedule

Landscape Construction

Our respected construction department can supervise and install a variety of unique landscape and hardscape projects. Our crews have been trained and certified in the proper, safe and efficient methods of landscape construction and plant installation.

Supervisory staff works closely with our crews, customers and subcontractors to ensure quality is maintained and schedules are met. We work with reliable, local irrigation specialists, architects, major grading and excavating contractors, masons, tree arborists and swimming pool installers. We can supervise and coordinate an entire project to insure efficiency throughout. We pride ourselves on providing a properly installed landscape project that our customers can enjoy for years to come.

Construction Expertise

  • Plantings and bed preparation

  • Patio, walks and driveways

  • Retaining walls

  • Natural stone construction

  • Arbors, pergolas and fences

  • Lawns

  • Outdoor lighting

  • Water features

Fine Gardening & Maintenance

Maintaining your outdoor space is an essential part of total landscape care and helps protect your investment.

Our maintenance crews offer efficient skilled service for lawns, pruning, plant care, seasonal clean-up and more. Services can be provided on a weekly, monthly or one-time basis.

Property Care

  • Full seasonal landscape care or just an occasional touch-up

  • Professional mowing

  • Spring and fall clean-up—removal of all debris and leaf accumulations from landscape beds and turf areas

  • Pruning or shaping trees and shrubs

  • Fertilization and weed control—small and large scale properties

  • Perennial and annual flower care

  • Aerations

  • Plant disease control

Specialty Services

  • Seasonal color changes

  • Certified arborist available

  • IPM—Integrated Pest Management and control

  • Irrigation services available

  • Certified to create NR151 plans

  • Organic care including compost tea

Holiday & Event Lighting

Let us take the stress out of holiday decorating while you enjoy time with friends and family. We can create a spectacular outdoor display to turn your yard into a magical wonderland. This year, give yourself the gift of professional lighting! From a small display to your entire yard, our designers will work with you to create a specialized lighting design unique for your home or business.

Remember, decorative lighting is not just for Christmas. Lighting can set the mood and make a wedding, Halloween or corporate special event even more special!

Lighting for Style and Beauty

Emerald Ash Borer Treatment

Don’t let your beautiful landscape become a victim of pests and other dangerous conditions. Landscape Associates can treat trees for various diseases and invasive insects such as Emerald Ash Borer

Protect the value of your property. You can count on the landscape professionals at Landscape Associates—as well as our certified arborists team members—to find the right treatment for you valuable trees.

Bugs Are Here, Save Your Ash

Description

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is an invasive pest introduced from Asia that attacks ash trees (Fraxinus spp.). This metallic wood-boring beetle was found in Detroit, Michigan and Ontario, Canada in 2002, and has continued to spread into neighboring states and eventually across the U.S. and Canada. The adult is a small, metallic green beetle only 10-15 mm in length and about 3 mm in width. The larvae live under the bark of the tree and feed in the vascular cambium. The adults typically emerge around June, leaving D-shaped exit holes in the bark. This ash tree insect briefly feeds in the canopy before reproducing and laying eggs in the twigs and branches.

Symptom

EAB larvae live under the bark and feed on the vascular tissues. Larvae create meandering galleries through the phloem, vascular cambium and etch the xylem, effectively girdling the tree. The tree responds by sprouting new (epicormic) branches below the disrupted tissues. Dieback of the canopy is a symptom of EAB larval infestation; as many as one half of the branches may die back as infestation progresses. The bark will split over dead vascular tissues, and trees may die within only two years of the onset of symptoms.

Treatment

Independent studies strongly recommend that treatments be applied early, before extensive disruption to the vascular tissues occurs. Dieback symptoms should be <40%. Arborjet recommends treatment when EAB is detected in your area, but trees still appear healthy for best outcomes. Treat ash with either IMA-jet (imidacloprid) or TREE-äge® Insecticide (emamectin benzoate) using the TREE I.V. system for high volume dosages or the QUIKjet micro-injector for lower volume applications. The comparatively large vasculature in ash trees will readily move IMA-jet upward into the canopy. TREE-äge is more viscous and will take slightly longer to inject but will provide a longer residual effect. TREE-äge and IMAjet will kill the EAB larvae inside the tree. See the IMA-jet and TREE-äge labels for dosage rate based on tree size. To give the tree a greater health benefit, a follow up application of ROOT-jet Iron or MIN-jet Iron is recommended, the specific formulation dependent upon soil type. When applied to the soil, ROOT-jet Iron supplies phosphorous, potassium, iron, manganese, and a low dose of nitrogen. MIN-jet Iron supplies both iron and manganese, micro-elements that may be sequestered in high pH soils, but essential to healthy, green foliage.

Organic & Synthetic Lawn Fertilization

Whether you are looking for a green, thick and weed-free turf all season—or just want a one-time visit for some assistance—give us a call. In addition to synthetic fertilizers & herbicides, we are proud to offer a complete organic care program from granular application to compost tea treatments and iron-based weed control.

While we use a variety of methods to ensure your lawn is lush and beautiful, we are striving to educate people on the benefits of organic care and hope it will become our most widely used program in years to come.

Organic Lawn Care

Organic lawn fertilization from Landscape Associates is an environmentally friendly way to get a great lawn. If your concern is having a safer outdoor space for families, pets and the environment, organic lawn care may be the right choice for you. It requires fewer fossil fuels, water and fertilizers.

Not convinced? Organic lawn care also results in stronger, healthier turf over time. A program of natural organic fertilizer will build a biologically complex soil, helping grass take up nutrients and minerals and become deep rooted. The deeper the root system, the less vulnerable a lawn will be to stress and drought. Healthy, non-stressed grass has fewer insect and disease problems. An organic program is focused on the development of good soil populated with beneficial microorganisms.

Applications of compost tea help create rich, healthy soil. The brewing process allows us to extract and activate microorganisms in compost and nurture their growth. When applied to the lawn and watered in, these rejuvenate and begin building healthy soil and encourage root development. Good soil biology is important for suppressing fungal disease.

An organic/natural lawn system nurtures the life inside the soil. A natural soil is loaded with bacteria, fungi, nematodes, earthworms, and other organisms. All have vital roles in recycling nutrients.

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