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Residential & Commercial Maintenance Services
Maintenance, Turf, Tree, & Shrub Programs
How it works
Schedule an on-site meeting or phone call with your account manager to discuss your unique needs.
Receive your maintenance package with an itemized list of all recommended services.
Simply check the services you want and sit back and watch the fruits of our labor transform your property.
Landscape Maintenance Program
Turf Care Program
Tree & Shrub Program
Landscape Maintenance Program
Mowing & Weed Detail
Regular mowing, edging and trimming by our skilled technicians will help make your lawn stand out. Feel at-ease knowing our crew will show up on time, work efficiently, and leave behind a great looking yard. Leave it to us to adjust your mowing height and timing due to seasonal changes or your turf application plan. Contact us today for a free mowing quote and learn how you can bundle this service with others.
Most of our mowing services include weed detail. Weeds in your beds can get out of hand in no time! We keep your beds weed-free all season long.
Are your existing flower beds populated with more weeds than flowers? Are they overgrown? It can happen quickly! Let Back to Nature restore your beds to their original beauty. We can even redesign them completely if you want to update the look of your yard. Whether we refresh or reconstruct your flowerbeds, we’ll do so with the goal of minimizing the maintenance work you need to do to keep them looking great.
General Cleanup can includes, but is not limited to:
Removal of all leaves, sticks, debris, trash and existing weeds from beds and/or turf areas if specified.
Pruning of ornamental trees, perennials, and ground cover.
Spring Mulching improves moisture retention during periods of drought and reduces pressure from weeds. Spring Mulching is typically completed from late February to May. Fall Mulching benefits plants during winter months by stabilizing ground temperatures, improving moisture retention during periods of drought, and reducing pressure from weeds. Fall Mulching is typically completed from August-October.
Application of a pre-emergent herbicide to all mulch beds to help control weed seed germination for 2-3 months.
Creating a bed edge depth approximately 2-3″
Please contact your sales representative for a deeper edge to achieve a 3″+ bed edge so price adjustments can be made.
Application of double shredded hardwood mulch at a depth of approximately 1.5″ to previously mulched planting beds
Tamping along all turf and hard edges
Summer, Fall, Winter Pruning
It is recommended to have pruning services performed at least two times a year.
Summer pruning is intended to occur after new spring growth and will typically be completed from May-August.
Fall Pruning is intended to keep your plant’s attractive appearance and ensure they are ready for spring growth. Fall pruning will typically be completed from October-December.
Winter Pruning will be completed during the season from December – March and is based on proper horticultural practices.
Fall cleanups and Leaf removal
One of the main tasks during fall cleanup is leaf removal. Accumulated leaves can suffocate grass, create a breeding ground for pests and diseases, and hinder the growth of plants. We’ll provide insights on different methods for leaf removal, such as raking, mulching, and using leaf blowers or vacuums. We’ll also discuss the proper disposal of leaves, including composting or recycling them as mulch to nourish your landscape.
Bush hogging is an effective way to manage vegetation on your property. It involves using a powerful rotary cutter, commonly known as a bush hog or brush hog, attached to a tractor to cut down and clear overgrown vegetation. This can include tall grass, weeds, small trees, shrubs, and other unwanted vegetation that may have become a nuisance or an eyesore on your property. By regularly bush hogging your landscape, you can effectively control vegetation growth, prevent overgrowth, and maintain a well-manicured appearance.
Snow & Ice Removal
We service both residential and commercial clients for snow and ice prevention and removal. When snow is in the forecast, our crews start early to apply salt and begin plowing for our many customers. Signing up for Snow and Ice Removal means peace-of-mind all winter long!
Turf Care Program
A soil sample will be collected and sent to our laboratory partner for testing. Soil tests allow our horticulture experts to recommend specialty applications that will help benefit the soil chemistry of your turf areas beyond our six turf care applications. Once test results are received, any recommended changes or additions to your treatment plan will be proposed.
A soil sample will be collected and sent to the laboratory for testing:
Allow for recommendations of specialty applications that will help benefit the soil chemistry of your turf areas beyond Back To Nature’s six turf care applications, such as balancing soil pH and determining organic matter content
Once test results are received, any recommended changes or additions to your treatment plan will be proposed.
If there are additional recommendations and you accept, the soil test will reimbursed.
Local soil in the New River Valley doesn’t contain the necessary nutrients to provide the type of rich, healthy, and sustainable surface that beautiful turf requires. Our lawn care program includes scheduled fertilizer and weed control treatments on top of routine soil sampling to determine the most beneficial products to use on your property.
We analyze the soil’s fertility, pH level, and micro-nutrient makeup and then treat your lawn accordingly. Treatments are spread out over the course of the year and are broken out into individual applications to build soil structure and chemistry. Contact us today for a free turf soil test and pair your turf applications with mowing to get the best looking yard in your neighborhood.
Turf Aeration Overseeding
We offer premium seed, coated for water retention and initial germination, will be applied at over-seeding proportions after coring. Application of a starter fertilizer to help with establishment of grass seedlings. Hole and plug dimensions are dependent on soil and environmental conditions at the time of service.
Benefits of Core-aeration include:
Reduced compaction in critical root zone of grass plant
Improved gas exchange from soil to air and improves infiltration of fertilizers
Improved wetting of dry or hydrophobic soils/ improved drying of wet soils
Improved root growth and shoot growth
Improved mixing of soil structure and decreased thatch layer
Aeration only can be performed at clients request.
Spring Aeration and Over-seeding is available upon request
Pre & Post emergent crabgrass and broadleaf weed
Weeds, particularly crabgrass and broadleaf weeds, can quickly invade and spoil the appearance of your lawn. To keep your lawn healthy and weed-free, it’s essential to implement effective weed control measures. Pre and post emergent herbicides are two key strategies used in weed management. In this section, we’ll explore the benefits of pre and post emergent herbicides for controlling crabgrass and broadleaf weeds in your lawn, and provide you with tips for successful application
Grubs are the larval stage of beetles, such as Japanese beetles and June beetles, and can cause extensive damage to lawns by feeding on the roots of grass, resulting in brown patches and weakened turf. If left unchecked, grub infestations can quickly spread and devastate your lawn. In this section, we’ll discuss the importance of grub control and provide you with tips on how to identify, prevent, and treat grub infestations to keep your lawn healthy and vibrant.
Fungal diseases can wreak havoc on your lawn, causing unsightly patches of dead or diseased grass, weakening the turf, and creating an ideal environment for further disease development. In this section, we’ll discuss the importance of fungicide lawn applications and provide you with tips on how to identify, prevent, and treat common fungal diseases to maintain a healthy and lush lawn.
Lime & Micronutrients
In addition to soil pH, micronutrients are essential for the health and growth of turf grasses. Micronutrients, such as iron, manganese, zinc, and copper, are required in small amounts but play a crucial role in various metabolic processes in grass plants. Deficiencies in micronutrients can result in yellowing or stunted growth of grass, reduced vigor, and increased susceptibility to diseases and stress. Lawn applications of micronutrients can help address these deficiencies and promote optimal turf health.
Tree & Shrub Program
Woody plants, including trees and shrubs, are valuable assets in any landscape, providing shade, beauty, and ecological benefits. To keep them in their best condition, proper fertilization is essential. In this section, we’ll delve into the benefits of granular fertilization for nourishing your woody plants and enhancing their overall health and vitality
Deep Root Fertilization
Deep root fertilization is a specialized technique used to deliver essential nutrients directly to the root zones of trees and shrubs, ensuring optimal nutrient uptake and utilization. In this section, we’ll explore the benefits of deep root fertilization and how it can contribute to the health and vitality of your trees and shrubs.
Disease & Pest Control
Diseases and pests can significantly impact the health and appearance of trees and shrubs. They can cause leaf discoloration, premature leaf drop, dieback, deformities, and even death in severe cases. Additionally, diseased or infested trees and shrubs can become a source of infection or infestation for nearby plants, leading to a decline in the overall health of the landscape. Proper disease and pest control measures are essential for protecting your investment in trees and shrubs, preserving the beauty of your landscape, and promoting their longevity.
Deer browsing can be a significant challenge for homeowners who want to maintain healthy and attractive shrubs in their landscapes. Deer can cause extensive damage to shrubs by feeding on foliage, buds, and branches, which can result in disfigured or even dead shrubs. In this section, we’ll explore effective deer repellent strategies to protect your shrubs from deer damage.