Keeping your lawn green and well-nourished is something our lawn technicians excel at. Aside from regular mowing, your lawn will require periodic care in the form of fertilization, and disease and weed control at different times during the growing season. We also provide lawn renovation which includes top dressing, reseeding and slit-seeding. Our IPM practices prevent grubs from moving in. Core aeration promotes good soil structure and liming, applied in the form of pellets, ensures that pH levels are acceptable for plant nutrient uptake. Let us help you with the maintenance of your Northern Virginia lawn so that you can relax and simply enjoy it in all its verdant luxuriance.
Spring cleaning in the Northern Virginia garden is a time for preparing planting beds. Soil and mulch need to be turned over to maintain soil structure, edges need to be re-established, bulbs transplanted, grasses and perennials cut back. Lawns need to be cleared of leaves and other debris scattered by the winds of winter. And while spring may be a time for renewal, fall is a time to get things in order before the onset of the dormant season. This means that leaves need to be cleaned up, plants cutback, and bulbs planted for the following year.
Core-aeration and over seeding is used to keep the turf vigorous. The aerating machine pulls small cores of soil and thatch from the ground. The cores are left on the turf areas to break down naturally to replenish soil nutrients. Aeration helps break down thatch, relieves soil compaction and allows air, water, and nutrients to reach the root zone. Core-aeration and over seeding is most effective when bundled with the topdressing service.
Cherry trees blossom in March yet Crape Myrtles don’t flower until summer. This is because each species has a different accumulated light threshold (think internal clock) which triggers it to start budding and growing
leaves and branches. As a result of these different triggering times, each species starts growing at different times of the year. Plants also differ in the speed of their growth and in their branching patterns. Pruning, therefore, is a tailored process and not a one-time event. Our horticultural experts are carefully trained to prune trees and shrubs according to advanced pruning techniques and with the uniqueness of each species in mind.
Signing up for this service, which includes twice monthly visits, will keep your Northern Virginia landscape pristine year round. Issues or problems such as weeds and disease can be treated on the spot before they become out of control or costly. Ornamental trees, shrubs and groundcover will be pruned or deadheaded as necessary. Hard surfaces, like patios and terraces and parking lots, will be blown free of leaves and debris. This high-level attention removes the tedium and hassle of managing your landscape and gives you time to enjoy it.
Just like people, trees and ornamental shrubs need a little bit of sculpting to look their best. Fertilizer, applied to the roots at strategic times of the year, builds up food reserves. Pruning needs to be selective and species-specific so that flowering is maximized and plant structure is respected and enhanced.
Sometimes pests become an obstacle to plant health. IPM (Integrated Pest Management) is the method used by Sunrise to control pests in an environmentally responsible way. Using knowledge of the life cycle of the perpetrating party (be it an insect, weed or rodent) and combined with a predetermined threshold at which pests become a problem (a single pest does not always warrant extermination) we can ensure pesticides are not over-used or used needlessly.
Water features such as ponds, pools and fountains add a feeling of peace to any landscape. And, while they are not difficult to clean, specific steps need to be taken to make sure that water features are not damaged by winter ice or clogged by debris. By enlisting our help for spring and fall cleanups, you can relax and listen to the tranquil sounds of your water fountain.
Sunrise provides services such as adjusting lights, servicing burned-out bulbs, fixtures, and transformers. We install traditional as well as LED low-voltage lighting. If you are in need of this service please contact our offices for scheduling.
In the spring, the system will be charged, and the controller will be turned on and programmed to your satisfaction. Each station will be checked; heads will be checked and adjusted as needed. There will also be two visits, one in July and one in August to make sure your system is working properly. Any major repairs will be noted and after authorization, will be repaired. During winterization, the system will be turned off at water source, and the controller will be turned off. Backflow will be drained out to prevent freezing. All lines will be blown out with compressed air. Please call our office for a pricing request.
Whenever the snow falls, our snow plow operators are immediately available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Whether you pay by the hour or sign a seasonal contract, we’ll make sure your neighborhood, parking lot, driveway and sidewalks are kept clear of snow and ice.
Sunrise landscape management services can be packaged to meet all of your landscaping needs. Contact us today to see how we can help you!