We offer quality landscape maintenance from spring and fall cleanups to weekly lawn and yard maintenance, lime, seeding, fertilization, weed, crabgrass, fungus, and insect control. We realize that every home is unique, and we will design a program to accommodate your property's landscaping needs. Your lawn will be thicker and greener, enhancing the beauty and value of your home.
Winter debris and leaves will be cleaned up, and the different elements of your landscape will be prepared for the season ahead. By removing any excess debris, air, light, and water can more easily filter through, promoting healthier turf and plants. Flower beds are cleaned out and mulched. Tree and shrub pruning is performed at this time. Lawn areas are raked and the proper fertilizing and seeding is done, by attending to the needs of your landscape early we can ensure that your property will always look its best.
Planting bed maintenance
Since just a few weeds have the potential to diminish the attractiveness of even the most beautiful landscapes, we strongly encourage planting bed maintenance. Installing a fresh layer of shredded bark mulch and an application of pre-emergence herbicide each spring is an easy and rather inexpensive way to significantly improve the appearance of your landscape. Shrubs should also be fertilized to allow them to achieve their maximum growth potential.
Proper lawn cutting is important not only in generating a more attractive appearance, but also in encouraging strong growth and proper turf development as well. With that in mind, our crews utilize several types of mowers to create a clean, professional appearance. String trimming is done around edging, trees, fencing, foundations, and flower beds. A blade machine is used to keep grass from growing over the edge of curbs and walks. Additionally, all excess grass is blown off walks, driveways, and patios.
Periodic pruning of your trees and shrubs is a critical part of maintaining the health and appearance of your landscape. Properly pruned shrubs and trees not only look more attractive, but they also grow healthier and more vigorously Pruning also removes dead, diseased, and broken branches which could otherwise impair the health of the plant. We offer pruning services throughout the changing seasons depending on the type of tree or shrub.
We typically recommend two clean-ups for the fall season. The first is done in early November, and the second cleanup is done in December. Cleanups consist of either blowing leaves out to be mulched, or collecting leaves to be transported off site. Removing leaves from lawn areas and planting beds allows Light, Air and Water through, and helps prevent dead patches in the spring.
Landscape construction services
Whether you are beginning from scratch or starting over with your existing landscape, we offer a variety of services that can help. We can provide design, installation, and renovation solutions to fit your needs regardless of the stage your landscape is in.
We understand that your home is unique and take great pride in offering the professional service that you deserve, and hope the next time you are considering having work done at your home you choose Ultimate Landscaping and Construction Inc. for quality landscaping services you can trust.
Sure, retaining walls look like simple stacked stone, block, or timber. But in fact, they're carefully engineered systems that wage an ongoing battle with gravity. They restrain tons of saturated soil that would otherwise slump and slide away from a foundation or damage the surrounding landscape. These handsome barriers also make inviting spots to sit, and can increase usable yard space by terracing sloped properties, something that is increasingly important as flat home sites become ever more scarce in many regions.
Along with sloped landscapes where water runoff causes hillside erosion, ideal locations for a retaining wall include spots downhill from soil fault lines and where the downhill side of a foundation is losing supporting soil or its uphill side is under pressure from sliding soil.
If your property needs a retaining wall, or if the one you have is failing, consider the four most common types: timber; interlocking blocks: stacked stone, brick or block; and concrete.
Nothing can dull the sparkle of owning a new home faster than that first walk into the back yard. In most cases, the new owner steps immediately into a forbidding wasteland complete with rock-hard soil, jagged chunks of leftover concrete, and a vast assortment of deep-rooted, stubborn weeds. For the new-home owner, changing this scene will probably become a first priority task. Even if you have lived in your home for some time or have just bought an older home, an overhaul of the yard might be necessary to make it better suit your needs. Garden construction often means digging up the ground, and therefore should come first—before the rest of the landscaping is put in. In any case, the plans will more than likely include a patio, walks, or both. You increase the living space of the house when you add a patio. It can be an outdoor living room, a private terrace off the bedroom, or provide an outdoor dining room and cooking area. Make it large and expansive, adjoining a number of rooms, or fashion it into two or more separate, smaller, more intimate patios. The combinations and functions are many. Much more than a mere passage from one area to the next, a walk or garden path is a versa-tile landscaping tool. A walk divides the garden, providing a natural break in the landscape. Use it as a border for flower beds or a lawn or curve it and lead your guests through the garden the long way. A curved path is an excellent way to break the straight lines of a rectangular yard. Once you establish the location of the patio and walks, you will have to decide what paving material to use. This could be the toughest part of the entire operation; you can liken it to shopping for a new car.
Water is a valuable asset in any garden, an inspiring element in the overall design, guaranteed to attract interest. Subtle reflections, soothing splashes, gentle, cool streams and cascading falls all play their part. The level plane of a body of water acts as a natural foil for surrounding plants and breaks up the monotony of areas of paving or grass. Its adaptability allows it to be used in any garden, formal or informal; and on any scale from a tiny tub to an expansive lake. Any garden project requires a little prior thought, and a water feature, in particular, benefits from some planning. Ultimate Landscaping & Construction Inc. aims to guide you through every stage, whether you are an experienced gardener already or a total newcomer. Each step is considered, from choosing the style, size and position of your pond, fountain, stream or waterfall, through to preparing the site and making allowance for additional features. The various construction methods are outlined in turn, with practical advice on obtaining the very best results, and the most effective use of any pumps and fountains. Finishing touches such as bridges, stepping stones, ornaments, edging effects and lighting add yet another dimension. They also help to integrate the water feature into the overall garden plan. All these additional elements are illustrated to give you more ideas, with plenty of practical hints on their installation. Exotic water plants and pond fish are a source of extra life and colour, especially if they are well chosen to suit your specific design. We cover all the major varieties, including eye-catching water lilies, decorative poolside aquatics, and luxuriant foliage plants for bog areas. Pond fish are other elements we can help guide you with, from the humble goldfish to the imposing koi. In all cases advice is given on individual requirements and the appropriate choice of species for different sites. Essential information is provided to help you obtain balanced conditions in your pond, with clear water and healthy plants and fish, through following simple guidelines on stocking and seasonal maintenance, and by monitoring water quality and making use of filtration where necessary. Increasing awareness of the importance of wildlife in the garden has highlighted the role of ponds — magnets for amphibians, birds and a profusion of water life. The design of these oases in the garden is considered with emphasis on attracting wildlife at the same time as creating a decorative feature.