We often get calls inquiring what services we offer.  Below is a master list of all the maintenance services our crews are able to deliver on.  We pride ourselves on offering a suite of full service landscape maintenance offerings and there is nothing we can’t tackle to make your property look its best.  If you have specific questions about a service that aren’t addressed here, we want to hear from you!  Call us today…

Description and Schedule of Landscape Maintenance Services – 2024

Lawn Aeration:  This Fall service is one of the most important to maintaining a healthy lawn. Core aeration opens the turf canopy and de-compacts the soil to improve root structure, water infiltration and gas exchange necessary for healthy plants.  Our machines remove a 2-3” core with an intact thatch layer that we leave on the lawn to decompose into the soil profile. Lawns with a thick thatch layer, or newly sodded lawns may require twice a year service.  Priced per visit per 1000 square feet.

Spring Cleanup: A onetime visit to control thatch, disperse snow mold and clean up vole damage to lawn areas.  This service includes power raking and sweeping up the thatch and other debris left from winter, blowing off walkways and driveways and hauling off the debris.  The result is an opened-up turf canopy better able to receive the warming rays of the spring sun to dry out and emerge from dormancy faster.  Charged per hour plus disposal fees.

Weekly Mow and Trim: Weekly mowing of lawn & trimming around trees and other obstacles in the lawn keeps your turf healthy and able to defend against disease, heat stress and winterkill.  We mow every week beginning in mid May and until dormancy begins in mid to late October. Clippings are mulched and returned to the lawn but can be collected and hauled off if requested.  Walkways, decks are blown off and trash removed. In a typical season, we mow 22 times.  Bi-weekly mowing is available upon request but we don’t recommend it.  Chronic scalping of the turf uses up the root reserves reducing turf vigor, opening the door for broadleaf weeds and color loss in the turf.

Lawn Fertilizing/Weed Control: Our Trout Friendly organic based lawn feeding program has been developed to provide healthy dark green turf without excess growth.  We aim to reduce mowing costs by encouraging turf to follow the natural seasonal growth curves.  All of our products use a high tech nutrient balance delivering biostimulants for naturally healthy roots, wetting agents for improved drought resistance, controlled release Nitrogen, low doses of supplemental Iron for dark green color and zero Phosphorus.  We make 4 applications per year beginning with a late Spring application.  The remaining treatments are spaced out 6-8 weeks apart. Two treatments are granular and two treatments are liquid with the liquid applications including spot treatment of broadleaf herbicide to control Dandelions, Clover, Thistle and other nuisance lawn weeds as needed.  These herbicides are safe for you, your family and your pets.

Organic Lawn Fertilizer:  As an alternative to the above Trout Friendly fertilizer package, we offer an organic based program designed to protect sites with sensitive water resources.  Packaged on a sustainably harvested Peat Moss carrier, each application doubles as a compost treatment encouraging microbial activity to create a natural source of nutrients from your soil profile.  This program also includes 4 applications per year.  Basic broadleaf weed control is not included in the price but is available upon request.

FALL CLEANUP:  This service in late October and early November (weather permitting) manages the removal of leaves as they are falling.  We blow all leaves off your walks, decks and patios then we use our mowers to grind up the leaves and mow the grass short one last time.  The leaves act as an organic topdressing to compost into the lawn over winter.  Excess leaves can either be left in mulch beds and around trees or hauled away for a disposal fee.  Results of our fall cleanups will be a tidy lawn before the first snowfall with reduced likelihood of snow mold, vole damage and other winter kill.  Most properties require 2-3 visits depending on the weather.  Charged by the hour plus disposal fees.

Field Mowing/Native Knockdown: Field mowing in the fall helps reduce fire danger in dry summers, reduce vole damage during the winter months and leaves larger properties, berms, irrigation ditches, etc looking tidy and clean.  We recommend this service in the late summer or fall.  Charged hourly.

Fine Gardening: Beginning with thorough spring cleaning, we can schedule weekly, bi-weekly or bi-monthly visits to keep your flower beds and mulch beds looking their best.  We can build annual planter boxes, deliver hanging baskets, spread fresh mulch, prune shrubs, design/implement garden overhauls and any number of other garden projects.

Pre-Emergent Weed Spray: This early spring treatment of your garden beds and mulched areas will help keep grasses and most broadleaf weeds from germinating.  This treatment works best after a few consecutive years of application and can save up to 70% on hand weeding. The beds should be weed free for this treatment to provide optimum effect.

Non-selective herbicide applications: Gravel driveways, mulch pathways, outdoor patios and or any other areas where you don’t want plants growing can be treated with a post-emergent non-selective herbicide.  This service can be performed at any time during the growing season, takes about 10 days to become noticeable and lasts 6-8 weeks per treatment.  We also have Organic treatment options for non-selective weed control.

Noxious Weed Control: Noxious weeds are any invasive plant that has been introduced into an environment and causes ecological or legal harm.  The State and the County maintain lists of weeds they deem to be ‘noxious’ and it is the legal responsibility of individual landowners to maintain their property free of the listed weeds.  Our trained crews can identify and control noxious weeds through a combination of mechanical removal and spraying.  We begin in May and recommend monthly or bi-monthly visits depending on the severity of weed populations.

Irrigation Winterization: Our cold winters cause water to freeze and break irrigation system components.  In October before the onset of frozen soil, our irrigation crew can winterize your irrigation system.  First, we shut off the water source to the system then compressed air is used to clear water from the lines and components of the system.

Irrigation Startup: A one-time visit in early Spring to turn on the water to your system, check all heads and drip lines for proper operation and coverage, make a list of any necessary repairs, then check and program the controller.  Minor repairs are completed at the time of startup and you will be informed of needed major repairs.  If approved, we come back with the needed parts to make the repairs.  Service calls to make other repairs as needed and to adjust the controller are available upon request.

Seasonal irrigation system adjustments:  As the summer progresses and the water needs of plants change, we visit your property 4x/year to update the programs on your clock.  No need to call us, we will take care of keeping your programs running optimally to conserve water but maintain healthy plants.  We also recommend installation of a wifi controller that enables us to adjust irrigation programs remotely.  This gives us the ability to do a much better job managing the moisture on your lawn.

Tree and Shrub Pruning: We prune your trees and shrubs as needed to maintain proper growth and health. Our crews have years of experience in the proper techniques used for this important service. Trees can be pruned any time during the summer season but is best done in the early fall.

Wildlife Fencing: Elk, deer, moose, and voles can pose a serious risk to the health of your tree investment.  The winter months are the most important to protect your trees and we can supply and install effective fencing solutions around your trees, shrubs and other plants.  This  service is performed upon request by the property owner, and is normally done in late summer to early fall depending on your area of the valley.

Deep Root Feeding Trees and shrubs: Most ornamental trees and shrubs around Jackson Hole are growing in poor soil lacking proper nutrition for healthy growth.  Soils are typically rocky and have poor water/nutrient holding capacity.  Symptoms of trees lacking proper fertility are poor color, slow growth, thin canopy and dead tops.  Trees suffering nutrient deficiencies are also predisposed to insect damage and fungal/bacterial infection.  Our deep root feeding applications deliver a pressurized dose of organically sourced macro and micro-nutrients in stable form right to the growing tips of the roots where uptake efficiency is high.  Ideally made in the spring, this application can transform the health and aesthetic of your trees.

Conifer Anti-Dessicant Spray: Evergreen trees such as Spruce and Pine continue respiring all winter, which means they don’t go completely dormant and continue to need water in their root zone.  The harsh winds and intense UV radiation of the sun can rob the trees of valuable moisture, compromising their color and vigor.  A chemically inert and environmentally safe product applied in the late fall can help mimic the natural wax coating the trees make on their own.  It can help prevent moisture loss during the long cold, dry winters. Evergreens planted in exposed wind prone or intense snow reflection areas are especially susceptible to dessication and benefit from this treatment.

Dormant Oil Spray: This all-natural chemically inert oil is sprayed in early spring while deciduous trees are still dormant to suffocate overwintering insect eggs from the previous season.  It is an efficient way to reduce aphids and other pesky insects that mature later in the year.

Spruce Tree Pest Management:  Spruce trees are a popular ornamental tree used in the Jackson landscape, and often planted in less than ideal circumstances creating a number of insect and disease pests.  Luckily these pests can be easily controlled with a couple well-timed treatments.  Following the environmental best practices for Trout Friendly landscaping we utilize a pyrethrin based product derived from Chrysanthemum flowers to disrupt the biological activity of insects with zero negative impact to humans or pets.  It is safe to be around trees that have been sprayed.

  • Spray #1 – White Pine Weevil: An insect pest responsible for killing the new growth leader in the top of the tree.  Affected trees will display a dead top resembling a shepherd’s crook starting in late Summer.  Spraying the top of the tree in early spring is effective at reducing this insect.
  • Spruce Spray #2 – Cooley Spruce Gall: This insect bores into the tender bud at the tip of newly growing spruce branches.  As it builds a home it secretes a hormone causing the tree to grow a deformed canker.  The buds eventually die resulting in a hard pinecone appearance on the tip of the branch.  It is unsightly and sets the growth of the tree back a full year.  Our treatment is applied during the Spruce bud break, typically late May, early June, and covers all the foliage of the tree.  This application can also double as a follow up treatment to Spruce #1.
  • Spruce Spray #3 – Spruce Scale:  Scale insects includes various species of sap sucking insects that feed on needles and bark.  In large infections they can cause decreased vigor, needle drop and dieback of the tree.  Most trees do fine with a small amount of scale infection, but if the tree is already stressed or if it is a high profile tree we recommend treatment.  Timing of treatments must be carefully evaluated as the insects are only susceptible during short windows of time.  Systemic injections into the basal roots of the tree are most effective.
  • Spruce Spray #4 – Spruce Spider Mite: Spider mites are a tiny orange mite causing foliar damage.  The damage is especially visible during hot dry weather in late summer.  Applications made in mid to late July control the adults and any eggs that may still be un-hatched.

Lodgepole Pine: Targeting the Mountain Pine Beetle, this treatment in early to mid May before the adults fly provides season long control.  Susceptible trees must have a breast height diameter of 10-12”

Aspen Tree Management:  Aspen trees are susceptible to a variety of insect and disease organisms.  To protect your Aspen tree investment and to make the most of their aesthetic impact to your property we suggest two treatments spaced 2-3 weeks apart with the first made at leaf break in early spring.  The targeted pests are for a fungal infection that causes black spots on the leaves and the second is for leaf chewing insects like aphids, leaf miners and more.  If you have a tree you know to be annually infested with aphids, we can make a basal injection to systemically eliminate aphids season long.

Aspen Injections for Borers: If your Aspen trees show signs of borers we will first apply a trunk spray to control them, and in some cases we will inject an insecticide in the trunk of the trees. This is done on an as needed basis and is not a continuing service once controlled. This requires a 2 -year period to control them.

Snow Management:  We offer full-service snow removal.  Commercial parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, fire hydrants or specialty snow removal like roof shoveling, ice dam removal or deck shoveling – we can do it all.  We also offer parking lot sanding, parking lot sweeping and snow hauling upon request.

liday Decorating:  We have experienced crews in holiday lighting – interior and exterior.  We can light up keystone trees, rooflines, install Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands.  All our lights are environmentally friendly low wattage LED’s installed with timers to follow the Jackson Hole dark skies initiative.