Keep Your Lawn Looking Great with Douglas Landscapes
Achieving a healthy lawn is sometimes easier said than done, and when Georgetown residents need a bit of assistance, they pick up the phone and dial Douglas Landscapes’s number. Our Georgetown clients love our free estimates, efficient services and friendly staff, and we guarantee you will too!
Douglas Landscapes Has Your Lawn Care Needs Covered
We provide a variety of services, so if your lawn needs a bit of love we have you covered. See below for a sample of what we have to offer:
Sodding and re-sodding. Sodding is an excellent option for those seeking quick results. If your lawn is looking brown and damaged after a winter, putting down a new layer of sod both saves you time, because you don’t have to wait for your grass to grow, and convenience, because sod can be laid whenever, depending on the type.
Aeration Done Right: Aeration is one of the most important things you can do for your lawn! Not only does it break up soil compaction, allowing water and nutrients to drain to the root zone more efficiently, but it also fights thatch build-up (reducing disease and insect activity). Your lawn will absorb more during watering, and you will experience less wasted water from run off, over the curb and down the drain! All the components grass requires to grow stronger and healthier! This is best done in the early or late spring or fall, depending on the climate, so make sure to get in touch with Douglas Landscapes before it’s too late!
Fertilization. Sometimes your Georgetown lawn needs a bit of a boost, and Douglas Landscapes’s fertilization services can help. Fertilizer is more than just food for hungry plants, it gives them the necessary nutrients they need to flourish. Think about your own body—if you fill your stomach with unhealthy foods, you won’t feel very good at the end of the day. Fertilizers provide plants with the right combination of nutrients they require to stay strong. Here is what you can expect with each Fertilization Visit:
- Professional Fertilization: We use slow-release, granular fertilizers specifically chosen for Austin’s high alkaline soil. No matter what kind of turf or lawn conditions you have, we have a fertilizer that can handle it.
- Courteous Cleanup:All fertilizer applications are immediately followed by blowing off all sidewalks and driveways near your lawn, leaving your residence as clean, if not cleaner, than when we arrived.
- Customer Preference and Choice:Along with our high-grade granular fertilizers, we offer the choice of organic fertilizers upon request.
- Weed, Disease & Turf Damaging Insect Control:We apply high quality granular products not only because they yield fantastic results, but also because they are as child and pet friendly as possible. Yet sometimes it is necessary to use a liquid product to target a specific area of your lawn or turf with special needs (e.g. weed, bug, disease). These liquids also yield excellent results and only require 1 to 2 hours (after application) before your lawn is safe to walk and play on again.
Ultimate Fire Ant Control:
The product we use can be applied at any time of year, but for best results, apply the granules in Spring (Autumn works as well but Spring time is the best for optimal control). As with any long-term ant control product, your best results will be seen by applying the product just prior to the ants most active period or at first sign of infestation. During hot summer months fire ants are visible and are indeed active. We offer a one-time application of a professional product called “TopChoice”.
This Service is guaranteed to control fireants for one full year
Disease Prevention Service:
We always spot-treat for disease during our standard fertilization application, but sometimes it is necessary to apply a blanket protection over the whole lawn. We recommend this extra preventive treatment if disease is covering more than 20% of the lawn or during cool and excessively wet weather conditions.
Grubworm Prevention Treatment:
We believe grubworm “preventatives” are necessary for ALL turf types because they require a long time to recover from the effects of grubworms. If you leave your lawn untreated, grubworms can and will destroy it completely.
Grubs are the white, worm-like larvae members of the scarab beetle family. They live underground and eat the roots of plants. Unfortunately, your lawn is one of their favorite meals. Patches of lawn that have turned brown might be signs of a grub invasion. If you can easily pull up the dead turf, you've probably got grubs.
Although you are more likely to see the damage grubs do in the spring, they most voracious in the fall. In addition to damaging your lawn themselves, they often attract predators such as skunks and moles, which will dig holes in your perfect sod and mulch as they look for dinner.
Counting Your Grubs Before They Hatch
To figure out if grubs are a problem in your lawn, you should do a quick estimate of their density in the late summer. Take samples from several areas around your yard using a bulb planter. Dump the cores of dirt you remove with the bulb planter out onto a flat surface and count any grubs you see. You can estimate that the bulb planter gathers approximately one-tenth of a square foot of lawn, so you can figure out the total number of grubs in a square foot by multiplying your count by ten. If you are consistently finding over ten grubs per square foot of lawn, you should consider your treatment options.
Irrigation systems need to be checked regularly to ensure they are working the way they were intended. Broken or misguided sprinklers can be the main reason for high water bills and lawn/plant issues. Protect your outdoor investments by making sure your lawn is watered properly. Texas summers are not for the faint of heart. We would die without proper hydration, and so will your lawn. Our irrigation department offers the following irrigation services:
System Repairs: We will verify that all working parts are doing what they should, if not, we will replace those parts. We will replace punctured/leaking pipes underground & damaged sprinkler heads. We will also make sure your timer (controller) is doing it's job.
System Maintenance: Since sprinklers are usually set to operate before we get out of bed in the morning, we don't take notice of any issues til it's too late. Routing system maintenance consists of: verifying that all working parts are performing correctly, adjusting heads and keeping the controller on a proper schedule for that time of the season.
System Installation: Your system will be installed by a Licensed team of professionals. Our experienced workers have been doing this for a very long time and we are certified by the TCEQ.
It can be frustrating to stand in your yard with a hose, laboring over every nook and cranny of your property, making sure it’s sufficiently watered. Thankfully, Douglas Landscapes can help! Whether you’re looking to get an automatic irrigation system installed on your property, or just need a hand watering your plants, Douglas Landscapes can set up an irrigation schedule that suits your needs.
Mowing and trimming.
Whether you need us temporarily or all season long, we have varying levels of service to meet your needs. Many landscape companies only accept "contract customers" We believe in helping everyone! This is what we do and we love doing it.
Enjoy your weekends, stay out of the heat, and relax. We've got it handled. Service starting as low as $35 per visit on a weekly schedule (up to 4,000 sq. ft). Corner lots are approximately $5-10 more per visit due to the extra square footage and time-consuming trimming/edging.
Basic Residential Lawn Maintenance Visit:
MOWING: We take into consideration your TYPE of lawn and cut to the appropriate height for the season. (ie. Bermuda grass needs to be kept much shorter than St. Augustine) Turf areas will be mowed on a weekly schedule through the normal growing season. Under normal conditions it is recommended that no more than a 1/3 of the total height of the turf shall be removed at a given time. During rainy periods service may be moved either prior or after normal service date, if turf conditions are too wet, service may be resumed the following week.
TRIMMING: We will trim around ALL of the stationary objects on your property.
EDGING: All turf areas adjacent to concrete curbs, sidewalks, and driveways will be edged with each visit.
BLOWING: All walks, porches, patios, and driveways will be blown off with each visit.
** Overgrown lawns will have an additional one-time minimum charge in order to get the lawn to it's proper "Maintenance Level" . Overgrown grass is very difficult to cut.
Note: Your lawn is considered overgrown if it is taller than 6 inches and/or if the grass is overtaking your sidewalk/driveway. Rate includes Mulching the clippings back into the lawn. This is the preferred mowing method for your lawn. Bagging the clippings will include extra charges to cover time/disposal.
Mowing your lawn can be tedious, so why not let Douglas Landscapes take care of it for you? We can regularly prune your plants, hedges and bushes, as well as keep your lawn even and manicured. With Douglas Landscapes handling your mowing and trimming needs, your Georgetown lawn will have never looked better!
Lawn treatment. Discoloration and patchiness can ruin the look of your Georgetown lawn, but Douglas Landscapes can get your grass back to its green glory in no time. Give us a call today, and one of our lawn care experts will be able to help you out.
Green Grass is Just a Phone Call Away!
Tired of looking at your neighbor’s healthy lawns and wondering how they do it? Dial our number and wonder no more! Douglas Landscapes’s experienced lawn care professionals are dedicated to making Georgetown greener, one lawn at a time. Get in touch with us today to schedule your free evaluation!