After a long winter your garden is just as excited by the warmer weather as we are. Let us help you get your garden off to a great start to the growing season with our Garden Opening Service. Our gardeners will remove winter protection materials, edge the garden borders, turn the soil to relieve compaction from snow load and complete any spring pruning as required. A good start to the growing season will help to ensure that your garden is healthy and looks great throughout the season.
Our gardeners will visit your property and service all garden beds and plantings in detail. Weeds will be pulled, soil turned, spent flowers removed and shrubs pruned as required. The garden edges will be kept well defined. Our goal is for your gardens to look outstanding from spring to fall. Each DLC team member is trained in proper horticultural practices and has extensive experience, allowing us to deliver a superior value in our gardening service. Not only will your gardens look great after each service, but you will see an overall improvement in the health of your gardens with time. Throughout the season our crew leaders will note and problems or items that need attention so that we can make recommendations for improvement.
DLC offers seasonal plantings to boost the level of color in your plantings during periods of the growing season that naturally have very few plants in bloom. From early spring until the snow arrives, our seasonal plantings will give you landscape a colorful touch.
Bulbs - For early spring blooms that will appear with the first signs of spring, we offer bulb planning. Bulbs must be planted at the end of the year and will be a welcome sight after out long winters.
Annuals – A great choice for adding color to garden beds or for potted arrangements, annuals will enhance your landscape during the summer months.
Chrysanthemums – With the arrival of cooler weather, perennial plantings finish blooming and will be cut back for winter, leaving your gardens bare. Chrysanthemums or ‘mums’ are a great way to dress up you landscape for the end of the season and will add color until the snow arrives.
To keep your garden looking its best year after year, it is important to return nutrients and organic matter to the soil. As the growing season comes to a close, it is an ideal time to work compost into your garden beds. Our Garden Composting service is an important part of your garden maintenance program. Our Team of experienced gardeners will careful mix compost into your garden beds. Adding compost will help to ensure that your plantings are full and lush and that the soil has proper composition to be able to hold the moisture that you gardens need.
Hedges and Shrubs make up an important part of your landscape. It is important to properly care for these larger plants to ensure that they mature well and add to the overall appearance of your landscape. Proper pruning is critical to keeping your hedges growing properly and to prevent them from developing poor form of becoming over grown. Our gardeners will prune both coniferous and deciduous shrubs and hedges as required, at the correct times, throughout the growing season. Our Hedge and Shrub Trimming service is available as part of our regular garden maintenance program or as a one time service.
As the growing season comes to a close and your gardens start to go dormant, our gardeners will begin preparing for winter. Annuals will be removed and perennials cut back. Sensitive plants and shrubs will be protected for the winter. Properly closing the gardens helps ensure that they will be best able to cope with the harsh winter months and minimize snow damage.