fireplace with lawn viewIn anticipation of fall, we have started the planning and preparation for the cooler months ahead. The summer lawns will be de-thatched and scalped for rye seeding, flowers will be replaced, and the landscape will take on a whole new look during the upcoming months. We have included a summary of what will be transpiring in the next month or so for the fall transition. It is as follows:

Fall Transition Schedule for September/October 2013

Week of September 16, 2013 – Discontinue water to lawns

Week of September 23, 2013 – Lower mowers and begin scalping/1st phase

Week of September 30, 2013 – Lower mowers and scalp/2nd phase

Week of October 7, 2013 – Complete scalping/Begin seeding

Week of October 14, 2013 – Complete seeding/Begin flower removal

Week of October 21, 2013 – Continue flower removal/installation

Week of October 28, 2013 – Complete flower installation

As you can see, this transition from Bermuda grass to rye grass takes some time, so please bear with us. The grass clippings will be disposed of off site or in roll-off dumpsters since the amount of debris will be substantial. Our routine trimming schedule will be interrupted during this period as well, but fear not; we will be doing nothing but trimming for the first two to three weeks while the seed is germinating.

This is a general schedule and may change due to weather conditions or your property’s characteristics. We will keep you abreast of any changes during this period.

In order to get on our schedule for seeding, you need to fax your signed estimate to 602-254-5940 or email no later than September 11, 2013. If you would like an estimate for a property and have not received one, please contact our office at 602-252-6434.