Horizon Landscape offers a complete range of New Jersey lawn and landscape maintenance services tailored to keep your landscape looking its best. We offer both residential and commercial lawn and landscape maintenance services.
Total landscape management has two integrated parts:
- Lawn Maintenance
- Landscape Maintenance
Review our Grounds Maintenance Specifications to see how Horizon Landscape is committed to preserving your landscape investment.
Please contact Horizon for more information.
Scheduled lawn and landscape maintenance services include:
LAWN AREA MANAGEMENT
All turf areas will be inspected and policed for litter and debris prior to each mowing. All turf will be mowed weekly beginning in April and through the end of October, with three additional mowings in November and December to remove leaves, for a total of 28-30 mowings in the year. Prior to the first mowing, a spring cleanup will be performed, during which the lawn and bed areas will be cleaned of debris and blown through. All bed edges will be spaded and line edged and all sidewalks and curbs will be mechanically edged.
Mowing height for all lawn areas shall be no less than 2 1/2″, and not to exceed 3 1/2″: The turf shall be cut at a uniform height, preventing scalping and uneven cutting. Mower blades are regularly maintained for a clean, even cut. Any excess clippings shall be dispersed and/or collected to prevent damage to existing lawn areas or an unsightly appearance.
All sidewalks, curb lines, concrete slabs, bed edges and the immediate high visual areas shall be mechanically edged as needed to maintain a neat, clean appearance, approximately twice per month.
TRIMMING OR “WEED EATING”
Trimming will be performed around all road signs, guard posts, trees, shrubs, utility poles and other obstacles, taking special care to not damage trees and shrubs. The grass to be trimmed will not be trimmed to less than the desired height of cut determined by the mowing operation.
At the conclusion of each visit, walks and driveways adjacent to work areas are swept or blown clean.
SHRUB BED MANAGEMENT
CARE OF SHRUB BEDS
During home and commercial grounds maintenance all bed areas will be policed weekly throughout the season for weeds, paper and debris. All planter beds, tree circles, sidewalk cracks, etc., are sprayed periodically to control unwanted grasses and broadleaf weeds. Chemical practices will not be a substitute for hand weeding where the latter is required for complete removal. All planter beds are to have one application of pre-emergence herbicide per year at the beginning of the season. Adequate mulch is required for suitable weed control.
CARE OF ORNAMENTAL PLANTS
Fertilizing of shrubs and ornamental trees is done once in the fall. All materials will be a well-balanced, organic based type fertilizer, including soil amendments, bio-stimulants and micronutrients. Pests on ornamental trees and shrubs are controlled through the IPM technique. Evergreen shrubs are treated with an anti-desiccant to prevent water loss during the winter months.
Shrubbery will be pruned to insure the correct shape and natural growth habit for the area they are growing in once per year. Tip prune selected branchlets of low growing shrub or groundcover masses to maintain an even overall height and promote fullness. Groundcover plantings will be pruned as required to restrain perimeter growth to within planting bed areas where adjacent to walks and curbs. Pruning of ornamental trees shall be done to enhance natural growth.
Ornamental tree pruning will include the removal of dead, damaged, improper branching and diseased portions of the plant. All cuts shall be flush and clean, leaving no stubs or tearing of bark. Emergency or minor pruning shall be performed when needed. Provide remedial attention and repair to shrubs and trees as appropriate by season or in response to incidental damage.
Removal of all leaves from lawns, and walkways will be completed throughout the season as needed to maintain a clean appearance throughout. Starting in October, the entire property, including bed and lawn areas, will be cleaned of all leaves, with a final cleanup in December, during which time the lawn will be cut short for the winter.
Occasionally the lawn may be mowed as a method of economically and efficiently picking up leaves that are scattered across the lawn or blown out of beds. When appropriate or necessary, leaves will be removed from your property using our vacuum truck or left on the street for your town to pick up.
We activate irrigation systems during the spring time – April, May and June. This includes checking performance of all portions of the system and performing necessary adjustments, cleaning, or other work required to re-establish proper irrigation functions.
We perform necessary site visits during the year as requested by the client. Systems are shut off and winterized typically by the beginning of the holiday season depending on weather temperature.
Horizon Landscape has been providing residential and commercial grounds maintenance to Bergen County, New Jersey and the surrounding area for over 40 years. Please contact us for any of your lawn maintenance needs.
Additional services are available:
- Seasonal planting program – annuals, perennial, and bulbs
- Maintenance of seasonal plantings
- Pest control (outdoor perimeter)
- Deer Repellent
- Storm debris cleanup
- Gutter cleaning
- Planting of trees and shrubs
- Landscape construction
- Landscape lighting
- Irrigation installation and services
- Commercial snow & ice management
I just wanted to drop you a note to thank you and your associates for the outstanding full service landscape maintenance you have provided us over the years. I believe we have utilized just about all the services you provide. We are sorry to be moving out of the area or we would have you at our next property. Keep up the efforts. Your service has been top notch.
If my memory serves me correctly, Horizon has been providing weekly lawn cutting service for about 20 years now. The fact that we have retained and expanded the services of Horizon for so many years speaks for itself. Over the years that original service has expanded to include the following:
- Complete lawn maintenance service including seeding fertilizing, insect control, weed control, lime a… Read more
Everything was great and the people at Horizon were very easy to work with and get in touch with. Great experience!
Thank you for the services you have performed for us over the years. Lawn maintenance landscaping and our sprinkler system, you have been there for all our needs. It has been a pleasure working with you and we will miss you and your staff. Thanks again!
The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
– Ge. 2:15