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Welcome to Rohde's Organic Landscape Services
Chemical Free Lawn Care


Scheduled Landscape & Lawn Care Maintenance includes:

Additional work to consider for your maintenance program:

·    Deep Root Nutrient Injection for drought protection & recovery of trees.

·    Pruning trees, shrubs, and cleaning up perennials.

·    Tree and shrub removal with stump grinding.

·    Mulching beds with compost and shreaded wood mulch.

·    Organic weed control.

·    Organic outdoor pest control including dormant oil spraying and mosquito control.

·    Aeration and top dressing of lawns with compost & lava sand.

·    Applying other soil amendments as desired or required.

·    Winter preparations include cleaning rain gutters, and cleanup of lawns and beds for the holidays.

·    Air Spading Services for Trees. This is to safely uncover the root flare of trees planted too deep in the ground. Trees and shrub planted too deep has been found to be a major detriment to the health and longevity of the plant.

·    Howard Garrett’s Sick Tree Treatments and pre-evaluation.


Evaluation

We offer a wide range of services that allow you to maintain a beautiful, healthy landscape without the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides. To get started a representative of our company will come to your property and evaluate soil conditions, insect infestations, plant health and specific plant needs, as well as measure all lawn and garden areas for square footage so that proper amounts of organic matter or needed materials can be applied to your soils.

A detailed finding of your landscape needs and recommendations will be sent to you to help you determine what services are needed and which of these services you may decide to do yourself.

If you choose our Chemical Free Lawn Care service, once established, your soil will require minimal replenishment of organic materials. As time goes by and we see improvement in plant growth, foliage color, looser soil and worm activity, your basic program will be modified for ongoing maintenance.

If you live in the Dallas, Texas area and would like more information or to set up an evaluation, contact us at 972-864-1934 or grohde@greensense.net.


Treatment of Problems

We can help you identify and treat a number of problem areas. We offer the following solutions:


Un-Healthy Trees

If trees seem to be in stressful situations we recommend applications of Mycor to increase root hyphae, Air Spading to uncover the tree's root flare: "Most Trees are Planted Too Deep in the Ground" by Howard Garrett , and/or Howard Garrett's "Sick Tree Treatment." dirtdoctor.com/garden/Tree-Sick-Tree-Treatment_vq3707.htm


Fungicide Application

Brown patch, gray leaf spot, black spot, powdery mildew, and other visible fungal problems areas will be identified and treatment will be detailed. To control fungal problems on plants, we may use Potassium Bicarbonate, bacterial antifungal spray, horticultural corn meal, peat moss, but long term control of chronic problems will be more effective and will require aeration and/or top dressing with compost on a once or twice a year bases, and even re-contouring of the yard for better drainage.


Organic Pest Control

We will determine the best methods for controlling the bad guys that are in your landscape. We have organic applications for controlling fire ants, roaches, grub worms, web worms, chinch bugs, fleas, chiggers, caterpillars, grasshoppers, snails and slugs, white flies, mosquitoes, spider mites, pillbugs, aphids, and other insects.


Organic Weed Control

Weeds are a common problem for many of our beginning customers. Through the use of vinegar, citrus oil, herbicidal fatty acid soaps, corn gluten meal, and regular aeration and top dressing with compost, we can get a hold of these pesky plants. Also through the continued use of our organic methods, weeds will decrease and not be a problem any more!


Improvement of Soil Health

Organic horticulture revolves around enriching the life in the soil. Improving the soil improves the soil life, and these organisms take care of the plants. Organic nutrients like compost and fertilizers are not used by plants directly. The soil life must break it down into products plants can use in a complex process called soil mineralization. The soil life supplies plants with nitrogen, minerals, antibiotics, protection from disease and pest, and improves the structure and chemistry of the soil to allow for healther plants. Plants then help the soil life by suppling sugars from photosynthesis and more compost from leaf and grass litter and dead plants. Using organic, all-natural products and techniques, we can improve the condition of your soil, improve the soil life, and create healthier and hardier plant life.


Microbial Application

By releasing additional microbes into the soil and feeding them compost, we can rapidly improve the physical and chemical soil conditions. Decrease compaction and improve percolation or drainage to allow oxygen deep into the soil for easier root growth. Adjust the pH to more neutral levels and help release nutrients locked up by strong chemical bonds. In most instances mechanical aeration becomes unnecessary. Another reason for applying microbes is to improve the health of the soil by increasing microbial activity, which breaks down organic matter into humus, then humic acid, and then basic elements. This is a process known as mineralization and helps create a balance of physics, chemistry, and biology necessary to all life. One tablespoon of healthy soil contains 50 billion microbes.


Aeration

We use a mechanical core aerator for the best aeration method possible. This reduces soil compaction, improves drainage and increases microbial activity in the soil.


Lawn and Landscape Fertilization

We will fertilize your entire landscape using all-natural products. Our evaluation will have identified needs specific to your landscape and we will fulfill those needs with the appropriate soil amendments. Our organic fetilizers will build up organic matter in your soil while increasing the population of microbes and beneficial insects. This will decreasing your need for the application of pesticides, herbicides and other toxic chemicals. Organic lawn fertilize will be applied a minimum of three times per year at a rate of 20 pounds per 1,000 square feet. If results suggest there is not a need for a microbial application, then a fourth application of organic fertilizers will be applied.


Beneficial Nematode Application

We can apply an easy to spray form of beneficial nematodes for you at the right time of year to help control many common pests that you may have had a problem with in the past. For more information on nematodes and their benefits, click here.


Foliar Feeding

For quicker application of nutrients to trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, and even lawn grass, a foliar feeding is recommended. It will not supply nutrients for as long as a granular soil fertilizer, but will benefit newly planted grass and other plants with un-establishe roots, and can help prevent some foliar diseases and improve stressful conditions.

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