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Lawn Care vs. Landscaping: What’s The Difference?

Lawn Care vs. Landscaping: What’s The Difference?

  Some people may not know the difference between a landscaper and a lawn care professional, and that is probably because most people use the two terms interchangeably. In fact, when dealing with lawn care services and landscaping services, most companies offer both. So are there companies that offer just lawn care services? Sure. There are companies that just offer services that would fall under one of the three categories: lawn care, lawn maintenance, and landscaping. You can think about lawn care as improving on the existing yard without dramatically changing its layout or structure. A lawn care company will fertilize, replace sod, perform pest control, and seed. They do other things, but these are just a few examples. A lawn maintenance company also takes care of the existing yard, but by mowing, trimming, and weed eating. To muddy the waters even further, most lawn care companies perform both sets of services. So should lawn care include lawn maintenance and vice versa? The best person to answer that question is you. If your company falls strictly under lawn care, then you have a lawn care company. If you only mow, trim, and weed eat, then consider yourself a lawn maintenance company. Landscaping, on the other hand, can be characterized by the transformation of an outdoor space either by planting, construction, or rearranging. If you fall into this category, then you have probably planted hundreds of plants, shrubs, and/or trees, while knowing the common and Latin names of them all. Most professions within landscaping require at the very least, ample experience within the green industry. Some even require an array of...
The Quickest Way to Revive Your Lawn After Winter | Green Team Lawn Care

The Quickest Way to Revive Your Lawn After Winter | Green Team Lawn Care

The Great American Lawn. To some, it’s a manicured masterpiece the equal of anything found at the finest golf course. See our top 10 tips for a perfect lawn. To others, it’s simply a soft, green spot for the kids to play on. However, if your turf isn’t looking so great, there’s no better time than spring to start improving it.   Dry Up Snow Mold One thing to look for after winter is snow mold, a cold-season fungus that causes gray-colored circles or patches where there had been snow. If you see snow mold, rake the lawn to loosen matted grass and allow the grass to dry out. You may need to overseed the area to encourage grass to fill in.   Get rid of leftover deicing salt Also, if you live where winters are cold, grass near sidewalks and driveways may suffer damage from deicing salt. You can apply a thin layer of pelletized or granular gypsum—a naturally occurring mineral used as a soil conditioner—to replace the salt with calcium and sulfur. Water thoroughly. To minimize damage in the future, consider using sand or cat litter instead of salt.   Remove thatch and aerate Spring is the time for a good, stiff raking to remove thatch—a dead layer of debris that slowly builds up at the base of grass. Once you’ve done that, it’s time to aerate. You can get together with the neighbors and rent a gas-powered unit for the day. Or aerate by hand with a manual core aerator. This loosens up the ground, allowing oxygen and water to better penetrate to the roots.  ...
12 Month Organic Gardening Plan, Free E-Book.

12 Month Organic Gardening Plan, Free E-Book.

Any long-time organic gardener knows that organic gardening is not just a summer activity! There are many chores and tasks to stay on top of a healthy, organic garden all year round. One benefit of working on it during the colder months is that it makes gardening in the warmer months less stressful and more enjoyable. 12 Month Guide to Organic Gardening | Green Team Lawn Care Here is an overview of a year’s worth of chores. Every month, we will have a detailed post of things to do, all loosely based on USDA Zone 5. Check this map for your zone, and adjust your chores as needed. Always consult your local County Extension office and reputable nurseries for regional and local specifics. February Get more detailed with your plan. Be ready for planting time. Order seeds and plants Clean and sharpen your tool – repair or replace as necessary Prune fruit trees before the buds swell Propagate houseplants as the days lengthen, and fertilize at half strength March March calls for more maintenance. Don’t forget to enjoy the first spring flowering bulbs! Finish pruning fruit trees early in the month Remove mulch from and prune your roses Make a compost pile Start cleaning the yard if the snow is gone Rake the lawn to remove the thatch layer Clean up last year’s debris Add compost to beds April April showers bring May flowers, whereas your hard work this month will bring a bountiful harvest for summer and fall. Deadhead the flowers of early blooming shrubs and bulbs Ensure your irrigation system is working – replace or repair what...
Mosquito Medic To The Rescue!

Mosquito Medic To The Rescue!

Take back your yard and protect your family and pets from dangerous blood borne diseases. Mosquito Medic Services provide comfort and peace of mind with complete Mosquito Control. According to the Center For Disease Control, climate change has caused an exponential increase in mosquito populations. As a result emergency rooms and physicians have reported marked increases in rare diseases like West Nile and Malaria. West Nile is known to be most prevalent right here in Connecticut. Protect Your Family Today Call Mosquito Medic Dispatch today at (860) 222-7171 or visit GreenTeamCT.com for an on scene evaluation and treatment plan. First application special $39 with monthly treatment...

Commercial Snow Removal Plow Service For Business

Having a business comes with many responsibilities.  Maintaining a safe and accessible environment for your patrons is not only essential for business, it carries a plethora of insurance liabilities.  While running your business is your main concern, let us keep up on Snow Removal and Ice Prevention Services for your parking lot and entry ways. Commercial Snow removal Service in Madison and Clinton CT is our specialty.  Snow Plowing of Parking Lots, ATM areas, Medical Office Walkways, Handicap Ramps and more. Be ready for business opening with Snow and Salt Services at affordable prices.    If you are a large property management company, you want to know your clients’ accounts are being serviced reliably, by a profession snow removal company.  We carry the proper insurance coverage required for most commercial sub-contracting jobs.  This includes work completed, additional insured, and Certificate Holder clauses.  Whether your client has 1 inch or 3 inch triggers, rest assured snow will be cleared and business ready for opening on time. Whether “Per Push” Snow Services, or Seasonal Contracts, Green Team Lawn Care can provide commercial Snow Removal Services for your firm at competitive rates.   Visit our contact page for an instant snow removal quote for your business today. or call us at (860)...