Wake Landscapes Blog
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3 Ways to Enhance Your Landscape: Pruning, Edging and Mulch
A well landscaped yard goes beyond just healthy grass. There are 3 steps we take to make a yard stand out: pruning, edging and mulch:
Pruning: To start, we would recommend pruning and trimming any shrubs, to a desired shape and size. Winter is the best time to do any rejuvenation pruning if you would like to reduce the overall size of the shrubs including roses, boxwoods, holly’s and many others. Trees, such as crepe myrtles can be trimmed with corrective pruning, by removing any dead, hanging or crossing branches. Ornamental grasses, including liriope can also be cut back late winter. By trimming your trees and shrubs during the winter, it will ensure they grow and fill in correctly during the springtime.
Edging: Once all the shrubs have been trimmed and debris has been cleaned up, it is a great time to edge and redefine any landscape beds. You may also create or extend ...
Leaf Removal Guide: 3 Ways to Remove Leaves From Your Landscape
Leaves are considered a solid waste and should be either recycled or disposed of properly to keep your landscape healthy. With our leaf cleanup services, we'll place all the leaves on the street curb in coordination with the city's leaf collection schedule, haul them offsite, or decompose them through mulching. Here is a guide for removing leaves and debris from your landscape to get your yard ready for the spring growing season, and to keep your lawn healthy and maintained:
1. Curbside Pickup: Loose Leaf Collection
Residential properties in the City of Raleigh, Town of Cary, and Town of Apex have leaf collection available to them at no extra cost through their curbside leaf collection programs which are fully funded with tax dollars. Please note: the collection pass schedule is subject to change based equipment issues or weather conditions.
Here are 10 landscaping services we recommend for the fall and winter months:
1. Leaf removal
We recommend keeping the lawn free of leaves, sticks and other debris which may accumulate during the fall and winter months. This will also protect the lawn from insects, pests, and disease. Leaf removal can be provided with routine blowing into wooded areas or the curb for city pickup, mulched with the lawn mowers to recycle organic nutrients, or collected and disposed off-site.
2. Shrub removal
Fall and winter is the perfect time to remove any dead, overgrown or unwanted shrubs, and prepare for replacing with healthy new ones. We are properly equipped to remove and dispose shrubs of various sizes, including the roots.
3. Shrub replacement
Shrubs can be removed and replaced with healthy new ones to enhance your landscape.
4. Gutter cleaning, Blow off roof
We recommend cleaning the gutters and blowing off the roof in the fall and...
Finding a great, local lawn/landscaping company can be a challenge for homeowners. The competition is tough in the Cary, Apex, and Morrisville, NC region, and most of the companies offer similar basic services. Be on the lookout for the small, but distinct, differences that may make a company like Wake Landscapes, stick out to you.
Compiled below are sixteen surefire ways to know you have hired a great lawn/landscape company!
Your lawn and landscaping company should answer all phone calls that come through during normal business hours. Whether you have a question about your current plan, need to reschedule a service, or something else, it should be able to be handled over a simple phone call.
Is it time for your fall or spring cleanup service? You do not have to worry about remembering... your service provider should give you service reminders. Choose a company that helps...
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