"We developed two great lawn product applications programs based off the recommendations of the State of Virginia for the types of soils found in our area. Standard Care gives you a quality lawn at fair price, and Classic Care gives you the ultimate lawn with aeration and seeding. Ask us about our pet friendly/pesticide-free lawn treatments."

 

Dennis Allio, Jr.

Owner, Northern Virginia Lawn and Landscape Service, Inc.

Programs

STANDARD CARE

This annual (6) treatment lawn program is one of the finest available to Northern Virginia residents. It has been carefully designed by our professionals to meet the requirements of the cool season turf grasses. Different combinations of the industry’s top products for pest control are used. Fertilizers release nutrients slowly and pest control products work quickly so that your lawn develops to its fullest potential.

 
TREATMENT 1: March-May
• Slow Release Organic Fertilizer
• Pre-M Crabgrass/Broadleaf Control     

TREATMENT 2: May-July
• Pre-emergent Crabgrass Control
• Lawn Insect Control/surface feeders*
• Slow release Fertilization     

TREATMENT 3: July-September
• Slow Release Organic Fertilization
• Summer Weed Control
• Insect Grub Control*

TREATMENT4: September-November
• Heavy Fall Fertilization
• Late Summer Weed Control     

Soil Nutrient Check
    
TREATMENT 5: November-January
• Heavy inorganic Fertilization
• Broadleaf Weed Control*
    
TREATMENT 6: January-March
• Winter feed for early green up
• Lime Application/Ph adjustment

*Products that are used on an as needed basis increases and decreases in product applications may occur depending on the pest(s) population. Only E.P.A. registered products are applied with this program.

Standard Care provides the customer with a basic program for lawn fertilization, weed and insect control. These treatments are applied at 6-8 week intervals, weather permitting throughout the year.

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CLASSIC CARE


This annual (6) step program exceeds the Standard Care Program and answers our Customer’s demands for perfection. The industry’s best chemical combinations are used. This program provides you with complete pest control including Insect Disease and Weed. Cultural practices like Core-Aeration/seeding provide the finishing touches to a safe and beautiful Classic Lawn.

TREATMENT 1: March-May     
• Slow release organic Fertilizer
• Granular Crab/Broadleaf weed spray
• Soil testing /lawn evaluation     

TREATMENT 2: May-July    
• Stonewall Crabgrass Control
• Broadleaf Weed Control
• Pest(s) Management Insect control/Plus**     

TREATMENT 3: July-September     
• Organic Slow release Fertilizer
• Insect Grub Control
• Pest(s) Management**     

TREATMENT 4: September-November    
• Power Core Aeration
• Over seeding 2 lb/1000 sq. ft.
• Heavy fall Fertilizer     

TREATMENT 5: November-January    
• Quick Release Fertilization
• Perennial/annual weed control     

TREATMENT 6: January-March    
• Heavy Inorganic Fertilization
• Lime Application/Ph adjustment
• Over seeding of bare areas

**This is a granular program which release nutrients slowly being applied on (as needed) basis. Increase and decrease in product application may occur depending on pest(s) population.

**PEST MANAGEMENT refers to application to control lawn fungus and special lawn problems

Professional independent 2nd party soil test will be provided for which can be used to make chemical soil nutrients adjustment.

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RESIDENTIAL MOWING SERVICE

This program represents one of the finest mowing services available to the residents of Northern Virginia. Years of experience with commercial realtors and homeowners have helped us in establishing the various levels of service required to satisfy our client's best interest. The beauty of our mowing service is that you have the flexibility to have a standard service (3/month) or increase the service to weekly (4/month) as you may require.

  • Mowing and trimming is conducted on a ten-day cycle with three cuttings each month (except those months you instruct us to mow weekly).

  • Mulching mowers are used to reduce clippings, and mowing patterns are established for lawn beautification.

  • Trimming of areas along flower beds, fence lines, and other architectural structures are performed with each mowing service.

  • Power-edging of all walkways and driveways are completed with each mowing service.

  • All lawn areas are cleaned of clippings, and walkways and adjacent street frontage are blown clear.

  • Service reports are left with each visit and your lawn is assigned to a full-time supervisor.

  • November service, through the use of a mulching mower, includes lawn cutting, and leaves chopped and mulched twice, reducing fall cleanup by 80-90%.

This program is offered as a contractual service which normally runs from April through November. Invoicing, one per month of contract.

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DELUXE MOWING PROGRAM

This program represents our Deluxe mowing service available to the residents of Northern Virginia. Years of experience with commercial realtors and homeowners have helped us in establishing the various levels of service required to satisfy our client's best interest. This Deluxe program has been out together to provide the following:

  • Mowing and trimming is conducted on a weekly, seven-day cycle with four cuttings each month being performed during the contracted billing cycle (except as noted in item 7).

  • Mulching mowers are used to reduce clippings, and mowing patterns are established for lawn beautification.

  • Trimming of areas along flower beds, fence lines, and other architectural structures are performed with each mowing service.

  • Power-edging of all walkways and driveways are completed with each mowing service.

  • All lawn areas are cleaned of clippings, and walkways and adjacent street frontage are blown clear.

  • Service reports are left with each visit and your lawn is assigned to a full-time supervisor.

We provide leaf chopping and disposal with the November installment. Only two service visits are performed in this final month of contract service.

This program is offered as a contractual service which normally runs from April through November. The minimum monthly contract is two months. This Deluxe program allows us to effectively manage your lawn and increase our level of service during the month this is required.

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LAWN RENOVATION

This program has been developed to completely oevrhaul an existing lawn and establish new turfgrass. It contains what we feel are all of the necessary steps and follow-up procedures to properly establish turfgrass.

  • Powerseeding - The seeder is designed to aerate, dethatch and overseed in one operation. This is accomplished by the power unit first slicing the ground to a pre-set depth, with high-speed rotating blades that make a continuous groove in the ground. The seeder unit follows directly behind the cutting blades, depositing grass seed at a pre-set rate per acre. The rate of seed flow is pre-set depending on the type of lawn desired. Seeding rates of 6-8lbs per 1000 square feet are recommended for the new turf type fescues. Shady lawns receive a mixture of fine fescue and bluegrass for best results.

  • Broadcast Overseed - Renovated area is then overseeded at 1-2lbs per 1000 square feet. This ensures plentiful amounts of seed for maximum germinations and lawn development.

  • Fertilization - A balance starter fertilizer, high in the root-forming elements, is then applied at a rate of 1.5lbs of nitrogen per 1000 square feet. This is a slowly available feeding, which helps the newly germinated grass seed.

  • Check-Up - Thirty days after the completion of steps 1-3, we will return to the home and apply additional fertilizer and spot overseed areas required to complete the lawn renovation. For best results, a continuous fertilization process should be adopted.

Lawn establishment is something that takes time - you can't expect to have a carpet-like lawn overnight. What you can expect is that we will work with you until Mother Nature and professional service come through.

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CORE AERATION PROGRAM

Core Aeration is actually a way of cultivating your lawn by removing "plugs" of soil and leaving behind small perforations in the earth. These plugs are left on the surface to break down and dissolve, thereby top-dressing the lawn with organic matter which allows for root and new shoot development.

Advantages of Core Aeration

• Increases water and air movement in the soil
• Relieves soil compaction
• Allows products to reach the root zone
• Helps prevent thatch build-up
• Performed in conjunction with overseeding
• Increases turf development

This program designed by our professionals is ideal for all homeowners regardless of the condition of your present lawn. This is a fast and easy way to produce a healthy lawn by attacking cultural problems such as soil compaction and thatch accumulation. Overseeding is preferred with this option.

  • Power Core Aeration - Piston driven machine to remove plugs.

  • Broadcast Overseeding - Turf type fescue at a rate of 3lbs per 1000 square feet.

  • Fertilization - Heavy balanced fertilizer combination is applied to ensure steady feeding and root development.

  • 30-60 Day Follow-Up - Balanced fertilizer for maximum root development and spot overseeding.

Continuing with the annual treatments is always recommended for producing the best long range results. This program is not intended to overhaul lawns as in our deluxe lawn renovation package, but is designed to provide you with an alternative package.

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PAYMENT OPTIONS

   

The following are the various types of payment options available to current and new customers for services that we perform:

  • Multi-Service Contracts: These are contracts where a customer requires a variety of services to be performed over a specific period of time. They usually include: monthly mowing service (April thru November), product application (6 treatments annually), mulching, pruning, leaf removal, cleanup, etc. The period of time can range from 8, 10 or 12 monthly payments. Payments are due within 30 days.

  • Mowing Service Contracts: These contracts are usually from April thru November, whereas the annual cost of mowing is billed monthly during that period for 8 equal payments. Payments are due within 30 days.

  • Product Contracts: These are annual contracts for the application of six product treatments applied every six to eight weeks. Each time an application is done, a service report is left at the property, and the customer is billed for that service. Payment is due upon receipt.

  • Miscellaneous Service: Services such as mulching, pruning, leaf removal, reseeding/aerations, cleanup, lawn renovations, etc. For these miscellaneous services, a written proposal with the cost of the work to be performed will be provided to the customer prior to accomplishing the work. Upon acceptance by the customer, they only need to call the office to arrange for a schedule date to have the work accomplished. This policy will assure you of the best possible price and a more timely service. Upon completion of the job, a payment in full will be required. (Special payment consideration can be made for those who have special checking account arrangements and/or credit cards that they want to use.)

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