Your Grass

Your Grass

YOUR GRASS

Pre-Season Planning

David Letterman will tell you that the following no-no’s constitute The Top Ten Causes of Lawn Problems.

  • Improper watering
  • Too much or too little fertilizer
  • Mowing too low
  • Weeds
  • Misapplication of chemicals
  • Soil compaction
  • Excessive shade
  • Improper selection of grass type
  • Poor drainage
  • Pests, insects, pathogens

Now is the time to call us for analysis of your lawn’s health – or lack thereof. After a good look around and a quick conversation, Abe’s can offer you a detailed plan of care that will enable you to enjoy a lush, verdant, happy lawn in the warm months just ahead. Call us at 316-722-2348 for a personal consultation.

 

Us Versus The Other Guys

As you make your decisions this spring about care of your landscape, we ask that you look very closely at the companies under consideration for this most important undertaking. Look deep, please.  Look for professional certifications, for business credentials, for customer reviews and, very importantly now, for insurance coverages.

We think you’re going to find that most companies hold only liability insurance, the barest of minimum coverages.  Abe’s carries significant personal and professional liability protection for us and for you. And what’s more, we maintain worker’s compensation insurance as well, thereby eliminating any concern on your part should a mishap resulting in injury to an Abe’s employee occur during our work on your behalf.

Think Abe’s. Think Abe’s Lawn and Tree Service. Think safety. Think professionalism at every turn. Think peace of mind.

View our commercial landscape management and tree services.

Your Trees

YOUR TREES

Topping

The removal of weak, diseased, or dead limbs can be easily completed at any time of year, however, with almost no residual effect on the tree. However, we come now to a word – related to “tree removal” – which we never use here at Abe’s. The word is “topping.”

A hateful term related to the indiscriminate cutting of tree branches, topping involves the cutting of limbs to stubs or the reckless trimming of lateral branches not large enough to assume the terminal role, that is, branches too small to allow remaining buds to grow and a new terminal buds to form. Topping is doubtless the most harmful tree-pruning practice ever undertaken, and yet it remains far too common a practice, even among allegedly professional tree trimmers. You may also hear the practice referred to as “heading,” “tipping,” “hat-racking,” or “rounding over.” Avoid topping, and anyone who would suggest it to you.

 

Injections

Abe’s uses injections of iron to maintain optimum tree health. We rely on a product called MIN-Jet to deliver the nutrients necessary for overall tree health, while the process of injection with its small, carefully placed holes ensures quick absorption for healthy metabolism and growth. MIN-Jet promotes development of roots, branches, and leaves, and we’ve found it effective for fruit, nut, ornamental, and shade trees.

 

ISA Certification

An arborist, by definition, is someone trained in the art and science of planting, caring for, and maintaining individual trees.  An arborist, by certification, is something more.

The International Society of Aboriculture (ISA) has compiled a demanding set of standards involving technical knowledge and individual expertise in the care of trees. Rigorous testing follows on these standards then, and only the most experienced, most knowledgeable tree-care professionals qualify for ISA certification.

Earning this credential is voluntary, of course, but the ISA Certificate ensures you of Abe’s knowledge, Abe’s skills even as it suggests our dedication to the profession and the community at large. As ISA itself says, “Continuing education makes the world be a better place, one tree at a time.”