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Keep it Green Landscape Maintenance Program

The Maintenance Program we perform for our customers in Apollo Beach is designed to keep their lawns and gardens in the best condition we can achieve. Before we begin, however, we visit your property to develop a personalized plan because every yard is unique.

Initial Steps

We take an inventory of what you have on your property and make an assessment. Then we consult with you to learn how you expect your landscaping to look in 1, 2 or 3 years. With that in hand, we present our recommendations and, with your approval, initiate our Program as soon as it’s convenient for you.

Our Program

Summer – Once a week
November – March – Twice per Month:

  •       Mow
  •       Edge
  •       Trim the hedges
  •       Blow the debris and remove it
  •       Trim Palms and other Trees as needed
  •       Remulch as needed

VIEW LANDSCAPE SERVICE DETAILS BELOW

Ancillary Services

Not only do we offer fertilizing, but we also partner with ABC Pest Control, who provide fungicide and insecticide to keep the lawn and garden protected with their once-every-7-weeks’ visit. We can set up a plan, all according to your budget.

When we notice plants have died, we make certain that you’re aware of it and follow your instructions to replace it with the same plant, or you may want to visit our garden center and select another plant out of the thousands we keep on hand.

Service

We’re on call for our customers

Keep it Green is closed one day a year:  Christmas. Our customers know they can call us, day or night; we answer the phone.

When Ms. Jones calls, says she’s having a party in a couple of days and needs the yard spruced up, we shuffle our schedule so we are on her property the next day.

We’d like to service all of Tampa, and we’re growing at a phenomenal rate. At the current time, we’re covering a 40-mile radius, around Apollo Beach, where we’re located. We plan to increase our range to serve more of Tampa Bay in the near future.

Keeping it green; keeping it beautiful.

At the end of the day, we realize we have some great customers who appreciate what we do for them. We enjoy serving them—keeping their lawns and gardens looking nice—taking care of large and small details.

Our aim is to keep our customers happy with Keep it Green. That’s what sets us apart. This is where we center our focus.

 

Contract Details

Although every yard and customer needs are different, here are the basic details of the landscaping agreements we make.

TURFGRASS MAINTENANCE

A. Maintain all common turfgrass areas at a height of 3 ½” – 5” or at a height desired by the client.

B. Maintain all common turfgrass areas each week during the months of March through October, and every other week during the months of November through February for a total of forty-four (44) mowings.

C. Hardscapes:  Driveways, sidewalks, pool decks, etc., and soft edges, bed rings, tree rings, etc., will be edged during turfgrass maintenance operations.

LANDSCAPE BED MAINTENANCE

A. Maintain all landscape bed areas each week in conjunction with turfgrass maintenance operations.  All existing beds will be top-dressed with mulch/shell as needed.

B. All ornamental trees, palm trees, hardwood trees up to 12”, shrubs, groundcovers, and perennials will be pruned to the client’s desires as well as to promote proper growth for the landscape material.

C. Landscape beds will be maintained weed free through the use of manual and chemical applications.

D. Any palm or trees above 12’ can be trimmed at an additional charge.

E. Any plant material subject to cold will be covered with frost cloth at an additional charge. Client must agree to this at the beginning of this contract in order to have the materials on hand when needed.  In the event of frost, Keep It Green will cover all cold sensitive plants with frost cloth.  Cost will be determined by cost of materials and labor.  Please note: this is not a guarantee that the plants will survive the cold weather.  Keep It Green is not responsible for any plants that are damaged as a result of said weather.

FERTILIZATION AND PEST CONTROL – TURFGRASS

A. Fertilizer will be applied to all turfgrass areas 6 times per year.    Applications will use a complete granular fertilizer, insecticides, and    herbicides may be incorporated in the fertilizer application.

B.  Insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides will be applied on an as need   basis for the control of insects, fungus, weeds, and disease.

C.  Fertilizers, insecticides, fungicides, and herbicides will be applied in liquid or granular applications.  This will be determined on an as needed basis to provide effective control.

D.  Nematode treatments are not included in this contract.

FERTILIZATION AND PEST CONTROL – LANDSCAPE

A.  Fertilizer will be applied to all ornamental trees, shrubs,   groundcovers, and perennials six (6) times per year.  Application will   use a complete granular fertilizer.

B.  Insecticides and fungicides will be applied on an as needed basis for    the control of insects, fungus, and disease.

C.  Fertilizer, insecticides, and fungicides will be applied in liquid or     granular applications.  This will be determined on an as needed basis to provide effective control.

D.  Nematode treatments are not included in this contract

FERTILIZATION AND PEST CONTROL – PALM TREES

A.  Fertilizer will be applied to all palm trees six (6) times per year.    Applications will be with a Palm specific complete granular fertilizer.

B.  Insecticides, and fungicides will be applied on an as needed basis for    the control of insects, fungus, and disease.

C.  Fertilizer, insecticides, and fungicides will be applied in liquid or     granular applications.  This will be determined on an as needed basis to provide effective control.

IRRIGATION SYSTEM INSPECTIONS

A.  Inspections will be performed to review system operation and   coverage on a monthly basis.  Additional inspections may be   performed as needed to review a problem that may arise.

B.  Irrigation repairs that arise may require additional labor and material    costs.  Labor rates are $65.00 per hour and materials at cost plus   15%.  This covers valves, wiring, piping, timers, backflow preventers,      rain gauges, nozzles, and sprinkler heads.  These items will be     discussed with the client prior to repairing.  Any items broken by   Keep It Green will be repaired at no cost.

C.  All irrigated areas will be monitored for proper watering based on   plants and climate conditions.