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APRIL 2013 

 

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APRIL 2013 NEWSLETTER
April is finally here, however, it still feels like March.  We still need to plan now for the growing season to come.  Mother nature has a strange way of making us respond to weather conditions for our planning.  So, now is the time to prepare our lawns and landscapes for the weather and the season to come, and get those projects going! 
LAWN CARE 
NOW IS THE TIME TO:

 

* lightly rake lawns and clean landscape beds

* avoid seeding unless necessary

* apply pre-emergent weed and vegetation

   controls to landscape beds

* mulch top dress landscape areas

* apply fertilizer and crabgrass preventative to

  lawns (now through mid to late May)

* prepare,  test and inspect sprinkler systems to

  be sure they are ready when we need them

* prune plants that need to be cut back heavily

  which will allow them to fill in for the season 

* clean and start water gardens

* inspect low voltage landscape lighting fixtures, replace bulbs as needed

* prune roses and butterfly bushes now

* take down bird feeders now, especially if you have bears in your area

* enjoy the beauty of SPRING  

 

GOLF ANYONE?


G&H Landscaping is sponsoring a co-ed golf league.  The league promises to be a fun filled Tuesday night for any skill level.  The league will be at Westover Golf Course on Tuesdays, starting April 30th, with tee times from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.  The format is based on individual play, with points based on handicaps.  Any skill level is welcome.  There will be a year end banquet and all are welcome.  For more information and registration, contact Gary (email- [email protected]) or you can contact the course pro directly ([email protected]).   The course is in great shape and ready for play.

APRIL IS OFFICIALLY "LAWN CARE MONTH" IN MASSACHUSETTS...
 Governor Patrick signed the proclamation for April officially to be designated as "Lawn Care Month" in Massachusetts.!  This proclamation highlights the important contribution that turf grass provides...
 
Whereas the healthy plants of both traditional an urban agriculture benefit the people and the environment of the Commonwealth and whereas healthy turfgrass serves as a sequester of carbons from our atmosphere, while providing effective and affordable erosion control and whereas turfgrass aids in heat and noise abatement, fire prevention and storm water abatement and capturing airborne particles such as dust and sand and whereas healthy turfgrass provides a natural playing surface for healthful recreation by all citizens in every community in the Commonwealth and whereas healthy turfgrass enhances landscapes designed by man and nature, offering both serene and peaceful outdoor space.  I Devall Patrick, Governor of the Commonwealth proclaim April 2013 to be LAWN CARE MONTH and urge the citizens of the Commonwealth to take cognizance of this event and participate fittingly in its observance.
 
  
  
                     
LAWN FERTILIZER PROGRAM(S)
                  
NOW is time to think about your lawn fertilizer program for the 2013 season. A quality lawn care fertilizer program not only keeps your lawn healthy and looking great throughout the season, but it will protect your investment by providing the balanced nutrients along with weed and insect controls that it needs.   Please find our lineup of "PROGRAMS" and related services outlined below.  We use only the highest quality products, which are applied by our licensed and certified technicians.  Our programs are competitively priced.
  
CALL US TODAY FOR YOUR PRICE QUOTE!
  
OUR CUSTOM LAWN FERTILIZER PROGRAMS >>
  
"GOLD PLUS" LAWN CARE PROGRAM
     Our "basic" program, which includes: 5 applications of balanced fertilizer; pre and post emergent crabgrass controls; nutsedge control;  broadleaf weed control and surface insect control.
 (This is a great program, with budget in mind.)
    
"GOLD 5" LAWN CARE PROGRAM
     Our "best value" program, which includes: 5 applications of balanced fertilizer; pre and post emergent crabgrass controls; nutsedge control; broadleaf weed control and surface insect control, plus the added protection of preventative and curative grub control! (This program is recommended if you have a history of grub problems, offering the best value.)
  
  
"PLATINUM 7" LAWN CARE PROGRAM
     Our "premium" program, new for 2013!  Offering: 7 site visits per year, including 6 applications of balanced fertilizer; pre and post emergent crabgrass controls; nutsedge control; broadleaf weed control and surface insect control, plus the added protection of preventative and curative grub control and disease control as needed!
(This program is our "all inclusive", without the cost of paying extra for grub and/or disease control applications.)
  
OTHER IMPORTANT LAWN CARE SERVICES - Lime and Aeration.
   
 
SPRINKLER SYSTEM SERVICE AND START UP...

 

After the long, snowy winter, it is especially important to schedule a start up and inspection of your sprinkler system.  There is likely to be some damage to your system due to snow removal.  Our start up service will provide a thorough inspection of the entire system, including: valves, wire connections, backflow device, sprinkler heads, controller, rain sensor,  etc.  This service is the most cost effective way to get your system ready to go.  Equally important is to be sure not to mismatch heads and nozzles.  This will lead to inefficient, water wasting performance.  Although it is tempting to purchase low cost sprinkler heads at the local hardware store, you will end up spending more on wasted water and poor performance.  Your sprinkler system is an engineered and balanced system designed to provide efficient watering!                   

 
ARBOR DAY IS APRIL 26th...
  
Plant a tree to celebrate this day!
                     
Please feel free to contact us for all of your lawn maintenance, landscape or lawn sprinkler needs.  We are a full service landscape company!
  
Sincerely,

Gary Courchesne
G & H Landscaping, Inc.
413-532-4888 Ext. 113
G&H LANDSCAPING'S MANAGEMENT TEAM, AT YOUR SERVICE
Gary L. Courchesne, Owner, Mgr.
Landscape/Hardscape/Lighting Design and Installation
413-532-4888 Ext. 113
Bill Golaski, General Mgr.
Lawn Sprinklers and Mowing & Maintenance
413-532-4888 Ext. 115
Chris Courchesne, Mgr.
Lawn Care/Fertilizer Programs/Shrub Care Programs/Lawn Installations
413-532-4888 Ext. 114
Donna M. Courchesne, Office Mgr.
Office
413-532-4888 Ext. 118
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