Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Happy Holidays!

Here at Queen City Lawn and Landscaping we want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday! Our crews will be taking Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off to enjoy the time with their families. Our office will be closed on Christmas Eve and will reopen at 8am on Monday morning. If you need anything then please call our office and leave us a message and we will get back to you first thing on Monday morning or please feel free to shoot us an email or a message.

We are still winterizing irrigation systems currently too as we don't know exactly what this crazy weather is doing. Please contact us immediately to get scheduled before it turns completely bitter cold and you take a chance of getting a frozen backflow or cracked pipes.

See you after the holiday! Please have safe travels and enjoy the family time!


Friday, December 11, 2015

December 2015 Newsletter

VOLUME 5, ISSUE 12                                                

We want to thank all of you for your continued business this 2014 year! We wish you and your family a warm and Happy Holiday season and look forward to enjoying your valued business in the New Year. During December, it is easy to forget about our lawns and landscapes with the busy holiday season, however the lawn does need a winter fertilizer and crapes need pruning.  Call our office and we can help complete these beneficial services so you have more time with the family.

CONTENTS:

Lawn care for December      
Landscaping for December   
Winterizing irrigation systems
Ask Joe the landscaper         
Crape Myrtle Pruning
Winter Fertilization     
Tree & Shrub Care    
Mowing Options         
December 2015 Specials      

LAWN CARE FOR DECEMBER

December is a great month for:
•           Applying a Winter fertilizer
•           Mow HIGH
•           Removal of leaves from grass areas

LANDSCAPING FOR DECEMBER

December is a great month for:
•           Pruning Crape Myrtles
•           Bed Clean-up
•           Winterize Irrigation System

WINTERIZING IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

Winterizing irrigation systems will help prevent freezing water lines and Backflow Devices from bursting when temperatures fall below freezing.  To replace a cracked Backflow Device caused by freezing can be well over $600.  Here at QCLL we can blow compressed air through the Backflow and irrigation lines to push water out of the system, therefore eliminating the threat of freezing water causing damage.  There are some irrigation systems that do not have a shutoff valve between the main water supply and the irrigation system and installing one is a necessity to completely protect from freezing temperatures and to insure no water loss to your home in the event of a future irrigation problems. In the Spring, we will turn your system back on and we are able to provide the annual backflow test that is required by law.

ASK JOE THE LANDSCAPER

Joe Morris is QCLL agronomic guru.  Once a month he answers FAQ sent in by QCLL Customers.  To submit your question for Joe, just email him at info@queencitylawn.com and he will be glad to give you his expert advice.
QCLL Customer:  How should I prune my Crape Myrtles?

Joe the Landscaper:  Pruning of Crape Myrtles should be done in the winter months once they have lost their leaves.  How you want it to grow will determine how you need to prune.  If you like the current size of your crape myrtle then cut back this year’s growth.  If they are too big then an extensive pruning will be needed.  If you want them to grow more rapidly, just cut off the tips. 
QCLL Customer: What does a winter fertilizer do for my lawn?
Joe the Landscaper: Colder temperatures allow us to apply higher rates of nitrogen to the lawn.  Nitrogen is main nutrient that makes grass green, but applying too much of it during hotter temperatures can cause the grass to burn.  When we apply this fertilizer in the winter, the plant stores the nitrogen and will use it as soon as the temperatures rise and trigger new growth.  The turf will benefit greatly by having this stored food source in the coming Spring

CRAPE MYRTLE PRUNING

December is a great time to plan ahead to have your crape myrtle(s) pruned! It is best to prune crape myrtles during the winter months as the cold temperatures set-in towards the end of December and all through-out January. Pruning not only removes dead or weak branches, it also improves the appearance. In addition, pruning encourages new growth as well as controlling the size of your crapes. Call now to schedule your winter crape myrtle pruning.

WINTER FERTILIZATION

Lawns need a well-balanced winter application of fertilizer that contains nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium during the month of December, especially after a good aeration and seeding from this fall season. This application will help build stronger, deeper roots for the winter and give you a thicker, greener lawn for the Spring.  If you are a QCLL fertilization customer you will automatically receive this most beneficial treatment for building stronger roots.  However, if you have not signed up for this treatment, please call our office immediately.

TREE & SHRUB CARE

It is easy to forget about our trees and shrubs during the winter months. They still need a good fertilization to provide nutrients promoting root development during the upcoming winter season. December is also the perfect time to apply horticultural oil (Dormant Oil) to help control insects overwintering in your landscape before damage occurs in the Spring. This can be the most effective way to control some specific pests.  If you are already on our Tree & Shrub Program, you are receiving these essential treatments. If not, call the office today to schedule a granular fertilization treatment and Dormant Oil.

MOWING OPTIONS

During the months of January and February, a majority of our customers go on either our Option B mowing (every other week) or our Option C mowing (no service unless needed). Please keep in mind that December is our last full month of service before the winter and unless specified full services will resume in March. If you need services before then please call our office and let us know and we will be happy to assist you!

DECEMBER 2015 SPECIALS:

10% off Crape Myrtle Pruning (Dec-Feb)
10% off Leaf Removal
$75 Tree/Shrub Fertilization and Dormant Oil (Up to 2000 Sqft)

$125 Winterize Irrigation system Up to 8 zones

Saturday, December 5, 2015

All The Leaves

So Many Leaves

With all the wet weather we have had it seems like majority of the leaves have been knocked off the trees. Don't worry about breaking your back to get them up! Our mowing crews will be out to get them for you out of the lawn space! Need them out of your beds? We have our landscaping crews who are more than happy to help. Need some color for your beds? Our landscaping crews can plant some beautiful smiling pansies for you too! Call us today for free estimates on lawn maintenance and landscaping! We can make your property sparkle for the holidays! Mention this post and receive 10% off your leaf removal estimate!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Irrigation System

Winterize Today

As our weather does a roller coaster we want to keep you in the loop on things going on! Please keep in mind with our mowing that our crews are working diligently in order to get all our customers serviced. Due to the leaves that have fallen it is taking our crews up to 3 to 4 times longer to service yards. We will get everyone taken care but your normal service day may be delayed. With frozen temperatures arriving it is important if you have an irrigation system to make sure you get scheduled asap in order to get it winterized. If you don't you take a chance of your backflow freezing and cracking and then not only will you be in violation of the city or county but then it could cost you up to $600 just to repair. We can winterize your system for you for $125 and this includes us turning the system on in the spring. Also if you sign up for this then in the spring we can also perform a backflow test for only $60! So call us today and get on the schedule to avoid any potential headaches come the spring! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Time To Get Mulching!

We Have Mulching Service.

Mulching offers several benefits for your home or commercial property. Mulch helps to maintain moisture around plants, prevent soil erosion, improve soil conditions, and reduces the growth of weeds in your landscaping. Certain mulches can be used to improve the pH level of the soil to meet the needs of specific plants. In addition to the benefits to plants and soil, mulching creates visual appeal. In order to reap the benefits of mulch, it is important to select the right mulch materials use proper mulching techniques.


Sunday, November 8, 2015

We Are On The Way

Hopefully you have all been able to put away your rain gear at least for right now. It seems that rain we were missing during the summer has now set in. Please keep in mind we are trying our very hardest to make sure our mowing customers are taken care of this week with the time frame that we have available to us. The difficult part is most lawns are still too wet 1-2 days after it has stopped raining to where our crews can not physically put a mower on the lawn without leaving tracks and ruts in the newly manicured lawns. We are expecting to be back on regular schedule next week and will make sure every lawn is back to the maintainable height and cleaned up. Also this week’s special is sign up for leaf removal this fall and receive 10% off the bill when mentioning this ad! We do offer free estimates so call us today for a free leaf removal estimate. Enjoy the sun while you can!


Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Falling Leaves

Remove The Leaves

The next few weeks will be the worst of the year for falling leaves. In addition to covering your beautiful landscaping, these leaves can choke your lawn and let diseases and insects damage your grass and other vegetation under your nose. Our lawn care services cover leaf blowing and removal to keep your lawn healthy and clear as the temperatures drop.


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Last Chance For October Savings!

Fall For Savings!
Last chance to get your aeration and seeding in! We have slots open for this Friday. Call us immediately in order to get one of these final openings. Also leaf season has already started. We offer free estimates so call us today. Mention this ad and receive 10% off your fall leaf removal!
Want to remind everyone that Saturday is Halloween. Our crews will be finishing up work around 4pm to not only have a chance to take their young ones out Trick or Treating but also for safety reasons. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween!


Saturday, October 24, 2015

The Last Week For Savings

Get To Seeding!

Last week to take advantage of the fall aeration and seeding! The leaves have already started falling so need to get that seed down this week! Last minute aeration appointments are being booked now.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 2015 Newsletter

Queen City Lawn and Landscaping - October 2015 Newsletter
Volume 5, Issue 10


Aeration and Seeding is so important that many articles are a repeat from September's issue. However, we feel strongly about not skipping Fall Services that we are re-running some of the previous articles as they still apply to October.

October is upon us and I hope you have aerated and seeded your lawn. If you have not, you need to immediately make arrangements to complete your fall services. Aeration and Seeding should be done 2-3 weeks before leaves and temperatures fall. QCLL can provide these services just in time for Halloween as long as you act fast!! For the ones that have already completed their fall services, don't forget to fertilize the new grass 5-6 weeks after seed germination.

Contents:

·         Lawn Care for October
·         Landscaping for October
·         Mowing during the Seeding Process
·         Ask Joe the Landscaper
·         Why Should I Core Aerate My Lawn?
·         Why Should I Over-Seed My Lawn in the fall?
·         How often should I water my lawn after Seeding?
·         Fall Fertilizer
·         October 2015 Specials

LAWN CARE FOR OCTOBER:

AERATION/SEEDING/LIME/FERTILIZER - IF NOT ALREADY DONE!!
Applying Peat Moss with your Aeration/Seeding/Lime/Fertilizer will do wonders
Apply another well balanced fertilizer 4-6 weeks after seed germination

LANDSCAPING FOR OCTOBER:
Pruning
Install or Re-design your landscape
Pine Needles/Mulch

MOWING DURING THE SEEDING PROCESS:

Before seeding a lawn, you should mow shorter than normal and remove excess clippings by bagging. Water thoroughly the day before aeration and seeding. After seeding, mow on the highest setting and bag excessive clippings. We will take care of QCLL mowing customers during this process. On the week(s) we do not mow, we will trim, blow and check the progress of the seed. We do not off credits for not mowing as the prep cut and the subsequent cuts after seeding are much more labor intensified than a regular cut.


ASK JOE THE LANDSCAPER:

Joe Morris is QCLL agronomic guru. Once a month he answers FAQ sent in by QCLL Customers. To submit your question for Joe, just email him at info@queencitylawn.com and he will be glad to give you his expert advice.

QCLL Customer: I am not getting the germination that I expected?

Joe the Landscaper: There could be many factors that cause low germination rates. Applying too little seed, bad seed to soil contact, too little watering, too much watering/rain, and cultural practices are some of the reasons that seed could have a low germination rate. Sometimes a seeding touch-up is needed to help low germination areas. If QCLL provided you with aeration and seeding please contact the office and we will be glad to perform touch-ups.

QCLL Customer: Should I be doing anything to my shrubs right now?

Joe the Landscaper: Yes - Ornamental trees and shrubs can benefit from a fall fertilization treatment in Late October or early November. QCLL offers that service. -- SEE COUPON BELOW

WHY SHOULD I CORE AERATE MY LAWN?

Core aeration is a vital service to have a healthy lawn. Fescue lawns should be aerated in the fall and early spring, where Bermuda lawns need aerated in the late spring. We have clay soil which is the worst soil type to have. Core aeration loosens soil compaction and allow water, air, and beneficial nutrients to get to the roots. Core aeration is instrumental in root development in new seedlings as well as mature grass. Never skip the opportunity to aerate your lawn.

WHY SHOULD I OVER-SEED MY LAWN IN THE FALL?

Fescue lawns require over-seeding to repair damage brought on by summer stresses. Unlike Bermuda, Fescue is not a self-repairing grass and should be done in conjunction with fall core aeration. You want to seed in the fall since the spring treatments have Pre- and Post- Emergent that kill seed. Watering is necessary to ensure good germination rates.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I WATER MY LAWN AFTER SEEDING?

Each lawn will differ on how much water it takes to keep the seed bed moist. You want to keep it moist without making puddles in the lawn. THs is achieved by watering multiple times a day. Typically, we want customers to water 2 times a day for 15-20 minutes for 14 days. This is a starting point, but you may need to adjust up or down depending on your lawn's need.

FALL FERTILIZER:

Applying a well-balance fall fertilizer is VERY IMPORTANT when you aerate and seed. Too many people forget this step. Using a good fall fertilizer will enhance seed germination and provide the proper root development the young grass needs. It is important that the lawn receives a big boost of phosphorus and nitrogen to help the seedlings along.


*****The lawn will need another fertilizer treatment 4-6 weeks after the Aeration and Seeding*****

OCTOBER 2015 SPECIALS:
$20 off pruning
Lime - $35.00 (up to 8000 sqft)
$49 Tree/Shrub fertilization (up to 2000 sqft)
10% off peat moss and seed application



Saturday, October 17, 2015

Fall Aeration and Seeding Season

Time Is Running Out

The window of opportunity is closing quickly for your fall aeration and seeding season! Call us today in order to get scheduled for next week! Last minute fall aeration and seeding need to be done immediately before leaf season is full effect. You can go to our website and sign up at www.queencitylawn.com or call us today at 704-947-3307. Mention you saw us on Facebook and you will receive free lime with your service order! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Watering My Lawn

How Often Should I Water My Lawn After Seeding?

Each lawn will differ on how much water it takes to keep the seed bed moist. You want to keep it moist without making puddles in the lawn. This is achieved by watering multiple times a day. Typically, we want customers to water 2 times a day for 15-20 minutes for 14 days. This is a starting point, but you may need to adjust up or down depending on your lawn's need.


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Now Is The Time To Aerate!

Call Now For An Appointment.

Now that the rain has come and gone and the weather temperatures and humidity have broken, now is the perfect time to get signed up for your aeration and seeding! We have tomorrow, Friday and Saturday open as well as next week! Sign up today and you will receive a free Lime treatment! Call our office at 704-947-3307 to schedule immediately before the leaf season gets in full swing!


Tuesday, October 6, 2015

We Needed The Rain

No Worries, We Will Be There

We all were wanting the rain well I believe it's safe to say we may have gotten more than what we bargained for. Please keep in mind if you area mowing customer the weather has prohibited us from getting out there and with the wet conditions it is better to have an overgrown lawn versus having damage done to the lawn from the mowers. Don't worry because when our crews come out and service the lawn this coming week we will make sure it is back to being meticulous no matter how long it takes them. Everyone stay safe in this weather. 


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Mowing During the Seeding Process

I Need To Mow My Lawn, But I Just Seeded It. What Should I Do?

Before seeding a lawn, you should mow shorter than normal and remove excess clippings by bagging. Water thoroughly the day before aeration and seeding. After seeding, you do not need to mow for at least 14 days, even longer in some cases. When you mow for the 1st time after seeding, mow on the highest setting and bag excessive clippings. We will take care of QCLL mowing customers during this process. On the week(s) we do not mow, we will trim, blow and check the progress of the seed. We do not offer credits for not mowing as the prep cut and the subsequent cuts after seeding are much more labor intensified than a regular cut.


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Why Should I Over-Seed My Lawn?

I Have A Question About Seeding In The Fall


Fescue lawns require over-seeding to repair damage brought on by summer stresses. Unlike Bermuda, Fescue is not a self-repairing grass and should be done in conjunction with fall core aeration. You want to seed in the fall since the spring treatment have Pre- and Post- Emergent that kill seed. Watering is necessary to ensure good germination rates.



Thursday, September 24, 2015

YAY! For RAIN!

We Still Have Openings!

We are anticipating getting some well-deserved rain the rest of this week! We still have very few slots open for aeration and seeding. Next week is filling up quickly as well! Call us immediately to get scheduled before it gets too late.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

How Can Peat Moss Help My Lawn?

What does applying Peat Moss to the lawn do?

Applying peat moss during the fall aeration and seeding process will GREATLY enhance your results. Peat Moss is natural organic dirt that has a neutral pH that when applied year after year will become part of your top soil. The process is to aerate, seed, lime, and fertilize, then apply peat moss by hand in a thin layer (no more than a 1/8") over stressed areas. Lastly seed for the second time over the peat moss areas. The only disadvantage to peat moss is it can be costly, but the rewards are worth the money!!


Friday, September 18, 2015

Fall Is A Good Time For Seeding!

Mowing During the Seeding Process:

Before seeding a lawn, you should mow shorter than normal and remove excess clippings by bagging. Water thoroughly the day before aeration and seeding. After seeding, you do not need to mow for at least 14 days, even longer in some cases. When you mow for the 1st time after seeding, mow on the highest setting and bag excessive clippings. We will take care of QCLL mowing customers during this process. On the week(s) we do not mow, we will trim, blow and check the progress of the seed. We do not offer credits for not mowing as the prep cut and the subsequent cuts after seeding are much more labor intensified than a regular cut.


Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Aerate And Let Your Lawn Breath!

We Still Have Spots!

Good Saturday morning! We still have slots available for the next couple weeks but we are filling up quickly! Contact us today to get scheduled! Don't miss out on doctoring your lawn after the damage incurred from our summer. Get your lawn aerated and seeded before the leaves start falling. Have a great weekend!


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

We Have Mowing Options

We Have The Options For You!
Here at Queen City Lawn and Landscaping we are really excited about taking care of your lawn. We are a company that strives to give the best service at a reasonable rate.

Option A: We come out every week to take care of mowing, weed-eating, edging, and blowing 12 months out of the year. This program will ensure that your lawn will stay manicured every week of the year.

Option B: We come out every week (March-December) to take care of mowing, weed-eating, edging, and blowing. In January and February we come out 2 times a month to service the lawn. This program is our most popular because it is customized to fit the growing season.

Option C: We come out every week (March-December) to take care of mowing, weed-eating, edging, and blowing. In January and February we come out only if you call us. Please call us 48 hours before your normal cut day. This program allows the customer some flexibility.
 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

My Lawn Needs Help

I Have A Question About My Lawn

I follow all the recommended mowing instructions, watering instructions, and lawn treatments but my lawn still doesn't look as good as I would like.

Joe the Landscaper: Fescue lawns are classified as "cool season turf." This means that this grass type will start to deteriorate in hotter temperatures. We can stop drought stress and brown patch, but no one can stop HEAT STRESS!! Now I am not advocating doing nothing, because if you think your lawn is bad now, imagine it with no water, improper mowing, and Brown Patch. July and August WILL ALWAYS hurt fescue lawns in some way. The good news is that we can reverse and repair damage as cooler temperatures prevail. ALL FESCUE LAWNS SHOULD BE AERATED IN THE FALL!!!!!!!! Most lawns will need over-seeding, lime and starter fertilizer. Let me re-iterate again, ALL FESCUE LAWNS SHOULD BE AERATED IN THE FALL!!!!!


Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I Have A Question….

Why Do I Need To Aerate?

Core aeration is a vital service to have a healthy lawn. Fescue lawns should be aerated in the fall and early spring, where Bermuda lawns need aerated in the late spring. We have clay soil which is the worst soil type to have. Core aeration loosens soil compaction and allows water, air, and beneficial nutrients to get to the roots. Core aeration is instrumental in root development in new seedlings as well as mature grass. Never skip the opportunity to aerate your lawn.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Time is Running Out!!

2014 pricing for aeration and seeding until the end of August

Time is running out to get the prime spots and receive your 2014 pricing for aeration and seeding! It seems our weather is going to get better but you don't want to push off scheduling because then it may be too late! See our Aeration and Seeding Schedule on our notes page for the fall aeration and seeding times so you can get signed up. Don't forget you only have until August 31st to receive your 2014 pricing. After that the prices go up! So call message us email us or visit our website today in order to get scheduled and keep your 2014 pricing!


Monday, August 24, 2015

Only A Few Days Left To Get 2014 Pricing!

We only have a few days left to get 2014 pricing for the fall Aeration and Seeding! If you have a fescue lawn now is the time to get on the schedule to lock in your pricing as well as get the rest of the prime time spots before we are booked up! Please see our note section with the aeration and seeding schedule to sign up before it's too late. Many customers don't quite understand the concept of aeration and seeding. After a long hot dry summer like what we had this year your lawn needs the beautification to recover from the damage done. Aeration is very important to help loosen soil compaction. This should be done every fall no matter how thick your lawn is. Seeding helps fill in the bare areas and thicken turf density. Lime will help raise the soil's pH level. Fertilizer will help to give the new seed and new germinated grass vitamins and nutrients to boost the growth. Prime times to perform aeration and seeding is September through November. Contact us today in order to get a prime time spot for your fall aeration and seeding. Do it before August 31st and keep your 2014 pricing!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Fall Is Almost Upon Us

We Should Talk Fertilizer

FALL FERTILIZER:

Applying a well-balanced fall fertilizer is VERY IMPORTANT when you aerate and seed. Too many people forget this step. Using a good fall fertilizer will enhance seed germination and provide the proper root development the young grass needs. It is important that the lawn receives a big boost of phosphorus and nitrogen to help the seedlings along.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

It’s Dry Out There!

Did you know that Mecklenburg County is in a drought?

The Drought Management Advisory Council has issued a Drought Advisory throughout most of North Carolina. Drought conditions are especially severe here in Mecklenburg County. If the dry weather and summer heat are wearing down your lawn, call us today and ask about our lawn maintenance programs!



Thursday, August 13, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Summer Is Almost Over……

Time To Think Of Fall

What do you do for your lawn and landscaping when Fall comes around?

Here are three helpful lawn and landscaping tips that will help keep your plants and grass looking happy and healthy throughout the fall.
Aeration, Lime Treatment and Pre-Emergent Herbicide

Lawns need to be aerated to loosen the soil. The lime treatment helps balance pH levels and the herbicide is a weed blocker.


Thursday, August 6, 2015

It Is Time to Get Mulching!

We Have Pine Needles and Mulch.
Mulch helps to keep moisture around your plants and your soil from eroding away. Are the Summer storms trashing your garden spaces? Contact us to inquire about our mulching services. Our experienced landscaping professionals can help you design the ideal mulch for your lawn or garden. Not a fan of mulch? We also offer pine needles as a lighter alternative!





Tuesday, August 4, 2015

It Is Still Hot Outside

We Have The Maintenance Program For You And Your Lawn!

August is officially in full swing, and there are plenty of hot days ahead. We can help your lawn beat the heat with our Lawn Maintenance Program. Our packages include mowing, weed control, and blowing, with a range of options to suit your needs without ever sacrificing the quality of our service. Whether commercial or residential, we are here to help keep your lawn looking good all year 'round!



Thursday, July 30, 2015

Its Late Summer….

What Am I Supposed To Do?

August is right around the corner, so it's the perfect time to ask about our Late Summer Insect and Disease Control service. Mites, webworms, and aphids can wreak havoc on your lawn and garden this time of year. Our liquid treatment will help control these common Late Summer pests and keep your lawn looking beautiful into the Fall!



Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Need A Thorough Clean?

You Need a Pressure Washing!

Summer storms can make a mess of your exterior spaces. Call us for your pressure washing needs! Our courteous and experienced professionals will clean your sidewalk, deck, patio, garage, and home with the precision it needs and the care you deserve. Whether you just need to clear the grime or get your home ready for a fresh coat of paint, we are there for you.




Thursday, July 23, 2015

Fall aeration is an important factor for the overall health of our lawns!

You should be taking steps now to rejuvenate your lawn.
The 2 Landscape Governing Bodies (NCSU and NC Dept of Agriculture) have the following recommendations:
1.    AERATION -- All lawns need aeration to loosen soil compaction brought on by the winter temperatures.
2.    LIME – Helps balance the soil’s pH level and adds micronutrients such as Magnesium and Calcium.
3.    PRE-EMERGENT HERBICIDE- This is a weed blocker that should be applied in early spring to prevent crabgrass and other unwanted weeds from taking over your turf. This is an integral part of keeping your yard beautiful and weed-free. It is applied in conjunction with ORGANIC FERTILIZATION- Nutrients needed for your grass to thrive and the fertilizer works below the soil where weed seeds germinate. Please note that if your property has an invisible fence installed, we are not liable for any damage.




Wednesday, July 22, 2015

It Is Time To Mulch It Up!

We have low prices on mulch and we also install!

It is hot Hot HOT outside but our sale prices on our mulch are low Low LOW! We have plenty of mulch and our install prices have never been lower! Keep your landscaping looking spot on and call us today to take advantage of these low prices! We have brown dye, black dye, red dye, and double hammered hardwood available. There are limited quantities and it is first come first service. Call or message us today! Have a great week and stay cool!






Thursday, July 16, 2015

It Is Time To Think Of Fall Lawn Care.

Ready For Summer To Be Over? What About The Fall?

Fall aeration is an important factor for the overall health of our lawns in this region. Due to the hard clay makeup for our soil, this should be done twice a year. A Core Aeration will relieve soil compaction and allow a proper exchange of oxygen and nutrients to the root system aiding its development. YOU SHOULD be taking steps now to rejuvenate your lawn.




Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Finally Some Rain!

It Has Finally Rained!


Time to get your lawn cut. With the current rain fall your lawn, trees and shrubs will be growing and you will have to trim and cut your landscaping. And now is a perfect time to plant some new shrubs or perhaps have a landscaping make over! We have several options that will fit your landscaping needs. 




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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Drought

What No Water?

According to North Carolina Drought Management Advisory Council we are in a Moderate Drought.


What does this mean for your lawn, trees and landscaping? The current water restrictions for Charlotte and Mecklenburg County is that you may water your lawn 2 days per week.  Odd addresses on Tuesday and Saturday and even addresses on Thursday and Sunday.




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http://www.ncdrought.org/

Friday, July 3, 2015

Looks Like Rain!

Happy Independence Day to everyone out there. Looks like our region is going to get a little bit of rain this weekend. This will help out the lawns tremendously as most lawns right now are dried up due to the summer heat that came early this year. Just remember to keep the lawns cut between 3.5" and 4", apply a nitrogen rich fertilizer, apply a fungicide to prevent brown patch and if your purses will allow you make sure you are watering 2-3 times a week between the hours of 4am-10am. Also we do offer mosquito treatments for this time of year too! All of these steps and your lawn will survive and you can have all the outside time in your lawn that you want. Hope everyone has a great and safe holiday weekend and a huge Happy Birthday to America!



Friday, June 26, 2015

It's a little toasty outside!

Please everyone keep your family and pets safe in this hot weather! As far as your lawn is concerned there are a couple of things you can do to help it during the hot summer temperatures.

When it comes to mowing, if you have a fescue lawn make sure it is being cut between 3.5'' and 4'' high. Fescue is a cool grass and cutting it short during the summer will end up killing your grass.

Watering your lawn is very important also. We recommend setting your watering system between 4am and 10am in the morning 3-4 times a week for approximately 15-20 minutes. 

Watering during the day is not a good idea because believe it or not your lawn can get sun burned and the water not only reflects the sun to cause more damage but also dries up before getting to the roots.

Applying a nitrogen rich fertilizer will also help to not only strengthen your lawn and help to improve the color.


With these helpful tips put into play your lawn should be able to survive the hot summer sun. Have a great weekend and stay cool!


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Thursday, June 25, 2015

E-Billing!

We Have E-Billing

Tired of the post office losing your mail? We have an easier solution; we offer e-billing! All you need to do is contact us today with your email address and we can set you up to where all your invoices are emailed to you. It's that simple! Plus if you sign up then we will credit your next service bill $5.00!

Contact us today by calling, emailing, or messaging us on Facebook.





Thursday, June 18, 2015

What Do We Do About Bugs

With the hot days approaching, insect activity will start to run rampant. Insects feast on your landscape causing plant damage. We can help control these destructive insects by applying an insect and disease treatment. This application will control many damaging insects like Japanese Beetles, aphids, lace bugs, etc. In addition, this application will protect your landscape from many diseases that spread over the summer.




Tuesday, June 16, 2015

June 2015 Newsletter

Queen City Lawn and Landscaping - June 2015 Newsletter


June 5, 2015 at 1:20pm
VOLUME 5, ISSUE 6
June is a month where we change seasons. Those nice spring days turn to hot summer days. During these changing times don't forget about your lawn and landscape as it will need attention during these hot days. Fungicides, fertilization, proper watering, tree/shrub treatments, weed control and proper mowing are just some of the things that need to be addressed properly as temperatures get hotter. We can offer these services so you can enjoy your summer vacation. Just call our office and head to the beach!!



CONTENTS:
  • Lawn care for June
  • Landscaping for June
  • Facebook
  • Ask Joe the Landscaper
  • Tree/Shrub treatments
  • E-Billing
  • Proper Mowing
  • June 2015 Specials



LAWN CARE FOR JUNE:
June is a great month for:
  • Early summer fertilizer
  • Spot weed control
  • Mosquito treatment
  • Fungicides



LANDSCAPING FOR JUNE:
June is a great month for:
  • Installing summer annuals
  • Bed Weed Control
  • Tree/Shrub Insect & Disease treatments
  • Installing Pine Needles or Mulch
  • Pruning
ASK JOE THE LANDSCAPER!
Joe Morris is QCLL agronomic guru. Once a month he answers FAQ sent in by QCLL customers. To submit your question to Joe, just email him at info@queencitylawn.com and he will be glad to give you his expert advice.
QCLL Customer: How much should I water my lawn and landscape?
Joe: This is the most asked question in our industry. Each lawn and landscape is different so there is no concrete answer, but there are some general rules:
Always water your lawn between 2am-10am. This is considered the natural dew point of the lawn. This is a great cultural practice that will help keep brown patch from occurring.
Water deeply, but infrequently. Watering 4-7 days a week is not effective and just wasting water. Watering 2-3 days a week is much more effective as long as you water deeply to ensure the roots are getting the benefit. If you can take a long flat head screwdriver and stick it into the ground with your hands, you are watering enough.
Shrubs only need a 1/3 of the water that fescue lawns need. Too many customers overwater their trees and shrubs. 9 out of 10 dead shrubs are because of TOO MUCH water!
TREE/SHRUB INSECT AND DISEASE TREATMENTS
With the hot days approaching, insect activity will start to run rampant. Insects feast on your landscape causing plant damage. We can help control these destructive insects by applying an insect and disease treatment. This application will control many damaging insects like Japanese Beetles, aphids, lace bugs, etc. In addition, this application will protect your landscape from many diseases that spread over the summer.
PROPER MOWING
Fescue lawns are classified as a cool season turf. As the hotter temperatures approach, make sure you are mowing your lawn at 3.5 to 4 inches tall. This will help the cool season turf make it through the summer heat stress. Set you mower at its highest setting to get this height.



E-BILLING
Tired of the post office losing your mail? We have an easier solution; we offer e-billing! All you need to do is contact us today with your email address and we can set you up to where all your invoices are emailed to you. It's that simple! Plus if you sign up then we will credit your next service bill $5.00! Contact us today by calling, emailing, or messaging us on Facebook.



JUNE 2015 SPECIALS:
$10 OFF FUNGICIDE TREATMENT
PINE NEEDLES - $7 PER BALE INSTALLED
10% OFF PRUNING
$49 INITIAL MOSQUITO TREATMENT (FOR CURRENT QCLL CUSTOMERS)
$10 OFF TREE/SHRUB TREATMENT (NEW CUSTOMERS ONLY)


Friday, June 12, 2015

Q&A About Water

How much should I water my lawn and landscape?

Joe:This is the most asked question in our industry. Each lawn and landscape is different so there is no concrete answer, but there are some general rules:
  1. Always water your lawn between 2am-10am. This is considered the natural dew point of the lawn. This is a great cultural practice that will help keep brown patch from occurring.
  2. Water deeply, but infrequently. Watering 4-7 days a week is not effective and just wasting water. Watering 2-3 days a week is much more effective as long as you water deeply to ensure the roots are getting the benefit. If you can take a long flat head screwdriver and stick it into the ground with your hands, you are watering enough.
  3. Shrubs only need a 1/3 of the water that fescue lawns need. Too many customers over water their trees and shrubs. 9 out of 10 dead shrubs are because of TOO MUCH water!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

June Lawn Tips!

June Lawn Tips!

June is a month where we change seasons. Those nice spring days turn to hot summer days. During these changing times don't forget about your lawn and landscape as it will need attention during these hot days. Fungicides, fertilization, proper watering, tree/shrub treatments, weed control and proper mowing are just some of the things that need to be addressed properly as temperatures get hotter. We can offer these services so you can enjoy your summer vacation. Just call our office and head to the beach!!


Thursday, June 4, 2015

Business Lawn Care

Business

We also provide quality professional commercial landscaping and lawn maintenance for the following Lake Norman Areas:StatesvilleMooresvilleDavidsonCornelius,HuntersvilleCharlotte, and Rock Hill.

If your business needs lawn care and maintenance, then we are the people to call.