Professional Landscaping Services
United Landscape runs dedicated teams to maintain residential landscapes in Lexington’s finest neighborhoods. Our staff are passionate about plants and providing excellent service. We understand how important your outdoor space is to you. We treat each landscape individually and believe that good communication with our clients is the key to a successful maintenance service. Garden maintenance is not just about mowing grass and weeding borders, it is the highly skilled process of nurturing and guiding a garden with foresight as it develops. We can look after everything from mowing your lawn, maintaining plants, adding seasonal color and leaf removal which can allow you to just relax and enjoy your landscape.
Our maintenance accounts are managed by Kim Ellington. As a Certified Arborist and many years in the Green Industry Kim is very accomplished in managing high-quality landscapes in the Lexington area. She is especially passionate about plants and delivering an excellent service to our customers.
Our Menu of Maintenance Services is as follows:
Plant Health Care
With 4 Certified Arborists on staff, you can be sure a trained eye will monitor the health of your landscape. We will evaluate site conditions, diagnose plant diseases and pests and create and integrated program of response for the optimum health of your trees and shrubs.
Prior to mowing your turf areas will be cleared of trash, tree limbs or other debris type obstructions. Turf will be completely and evenly mowed at a height most suitable for the species and site specific needs. In areas we cannot reach with a lawn mower, we will string trim the turf to the height of the adjacent turf.
Grass clippings on all non-turf surface areas will be blown off, to maintain a neat appearance. Our Gold Service, we will also power edge the edges of all sidewalks, driveways and curbs on every mowing event as needed.
Each lawn application will be performed by a trained and certified technician. United Landscape posts signs and informs customers of the nature of application in accordance with State regulations. Our lawn programs have been developed to provide you with strong healthy lawn. We use only proven products from recognized companies.
Spring & Fall Cleanup
We take a lot of pride in revigorating our customers' landscapes in the Spring and Fall. We begin by removing all debris from bed areas. We then spade edge beds and follow with a granular application of a proven pre-emergent herbicide for weed control. We then lay an appropriate amount of mulch (Premium hardwood unless specified otherwise) for existing site conditions. Mulching has proven to be an important part of Landscape Maintenance, and can truly benefit your plants' health, save water, control weeds while looking great. However, over mulching or the incorrect placement of mulch can be detrimental to your plant's health. Our staff is trained to identify and apply mulch accordingly for all conditions . We provide an evenly spread layer of mulch to depths of 2-3" to improve appearance and functionality.
Our carefully chosen seasonal color programs will be customized for your landscape and ensure the awesome color you desire thrives all season long. Annual beds are diligently prepared, fertilized and even watered on request.
Trimming & Pruning
Our maintenance crews are trained to trim and prune all groundcover, shrubs and small trees that are less than 15’ in height in accordance with the standards set by the International Society of Arborists. United Landscape has 3 Certified Arborists on staff to ensure these standards are met. We trim and prune at the time of year to ensure your plant’s best health. We believe that a healthy plant is the best looking plant. We use well maintained & sharp equipment. For large tree pruning or removal (plants over 15’ in height) we can manage the project using one of our preferred Tree Service Companies.
We offer a full line of custom containers and pots to suit any landscaping style, or we can work with your existing containers and pots. Contact us today and see how we can spruce up your space with professional landscaping.
Irrigation Maintenance & Monitoring
Irrigation systems can be problematic, let us take away the stress of managing yours for you. We understand how they work and are current on new irrigation technologies. We can schedule startups, servicing and winterizing with our trusted partners. We can also advise on and manage changes or upgrades to your system.
Monitoring agreements are based on a given number of visits at a set price during the period from start-up to winterization.
Objectives are to ensure the controller is programmed appropriately for the areas being irrigated according to turf and plant requirements, persisting weather conditions and water conservation and to report damage or malfunctioning system to the customer.
Lighting like irrigation is a great asset to your landscape. It provides extended hours of enjoyment, safety, and security but you need to be committed to the maintenance of the system. Our objectives in maintaining your outdoor lighting are as follows: reset fixtures as needed, cover any exposed wire, check the transformer and connections, reset timer as needed, trim back plant obstructions or selectively relocate fixtures due to overgrowth of landscaping, repair any cut wire, clean lamp lenses, remove debris from well lights, replace lamps, grease any gaskets or O-rings on fixtures to prevent dry rot, spray sockets and back of lamp with di-electric grease to extend life of fixture and lamp. For those of you with halogen lamps, we recommend retrofitting to LED lamps that will save energy and time spent on maintenance.
Leaf cleanup agreements are based on a given number of visits at a set price during the period 11/01 – 12/31. Leaves are hauled away and disposed of at a local business that recycles them as compost.
In January and February, our crews focus on landscape improvements to help keep a neat appearance through the year. On an as most needed basis but within a budgeted allowance we remove any light debris left by winter storms, blow or rake the mulch back into landscape beds and touch up with bed areas with some spade edging.
Our staff is available year round and during the winter our vehicles are equipped with shovels, loaders, salt spreaders, and a snow plow to handle the worst that winter can throw at us. We provide residential and small commercial Snow and Ice Management services.
With hand tools or approved chemical methods, we will control weeds before and after emergence in your beds, on your walks or patio and in mulched tree rings.
Either mechanically or with hand tools, we will turn your mulch. This rejuvenates faded or compressed mulch and brings back the "new" look.
Turning aerates mulch which helps prevent fungus and mold from growing. Breaking up compressed mulch promotes composting and allows water to seep through to plant roots.
Perennial beds are typically a low maintenance addition to the landscape, but may require some special attention to weeding, mulching, watering, staking, pinching and budding.