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3 Questions To Ask Snow Removal Contractors

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Snow Removal, Winter Tips | Comments Off on 3 Questions To Ask Snow Removal Contractors

Asking the right questions can make the difference between elation and disaster for homeowners and business owners alike. Going with the ‘lowest bid’ hardly gets the job done anymore; consider the “price” verses the “value” of the service. Before contracting with your next snow removal company, ask them these questions – and get verifiable answers that make sense. Does the company have insurance (General liability insurance specifically covering snow removal operations)? How long has the firm been operating? How will the company communicate with you & how will you be billed? We honestly feel that if you ask each contractor these same questions, and are diligent in verifying each of their answers, you will decide to do business with us. Sound like a big statement? IT IS! Not all snow removal companies are created equal. Our experienced property maintenance estimator will come to your business or home and perform a complete and thorough estimate at no cost or obligation to you. In addition to the price, our estimate will include all of the elements necessary for you to make an informed and proper decision. Our estimators will work on your timeline, being available to stop by your business or home during the day, at night or on the weekends at your convenience. Once we receive your quote request, we will contact you within 24 hours or feel free to call us at one of the numbers listed below for immediate assistance. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you! Contact us today for a Free, No Obligation...

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Snow Plowing & Snow Removal Service

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Snow Removal, Winter Tips | Comments Off on Snow Plowing & Snow Removal Service

Premium snow management by Ultra-Lawn means that your family members, employees, customers, residents, and/or suppliers arrive safe and sound. We clear the way for you to enjoy your property at home or conduct business while others are still digging themselves out. Snow Removal Services Offered Include The Following: Snow Plowing Snow Removal/ Off-Site Removal Loader Work / Bobcat Service De-Icing Snow Shoveling Snow Blowing We are proud to offer our customers: On-Site Consultations Free Estimates Per Push Programs Per Hour Programs Customized Season Contracts Emergency Response Service We have full-time snow removal professionals that manage your account 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.  Parking areas, access roads, walkways, and entrances get immediate and constant attention throughout snow emergencies with our snow removal equipment and manpower. Many companies plow snow as a secondary service to complement their “primary” business. Unfortunately the customer usually ends up learning the hard way when their lot or walks are not plowed or provide timely service during daytime snowfalls when the contractor is out working on their “primary” business. If you’re looking for a service that cares about your property and gives you the extra attention that you deserve, then contact us first. Ultra-Lawn specializes in Winter Maintenance Programs tailored towards: Residential Properties Corporate Office Buildings Retail Shopping Centers Industrial Properties Large Parking Areas There is a difference! That is why we are ranked as one of the area’s top snow management Contractors. Contact us today for a Free, No Obligation...

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Moisture Stress: What Does That Mean for Trees?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Lawn Care Tips | Comments Off on Moisture Stress: What Does That Mean for Trees?

With below average precipitation over several seasons, trees across Idaho, whether they are in your yard or out in the woods, are moisture stressed. Trees vary in their ability to tolerate moisture stress, with native trees having much more tolerance than planted trees and shrubs. Moisture stressed trees are much more susceptible to diseases, insect attacks, and injury by severe weather. Basically, moisture stress occurs when the amount of water going out of a tree is greater than the amount going in. All plants transpire, loosing water through the foliage to help cool the plant and also help move water from the roots to the leaves. When there is a shortage of water within the plant, foliage wilts. As moisture stress continues symptoms such as browning of leaf margins and tips of leaves and needles occurs. Deciduous trees and shrubs will drop some or all of their leaves. If a severe shortage occurs over a period of several tears, branch and crown dieback, and eventually death of the entire plant will occur. Moisture stress continues to happen over the winter, most notably in evergreen trees and shrubs, when water evaporates from leaves and stems when the soil is cold or frozen. Roots extract little moisture from cold soils and none from frozen soils and cannot replace moisture lost. Trees and shrubs subjected to winter moisture stress will show browned needles and may even die over the winter. This is commonly referred to as winter death. Moisture stress related to dry soil can be alleviated by proper watering practices. Moisture stress is the primary cause of death for newly planted trees and shrubs, which need supplemental water every 7-10 days if there is not adequate rainfall. For all practical purposes, watering established trees and shrubs in times of drought will usually be restricted to those plants that are within distance of your longest hose. It is very important that trees and shrubs receive enough water before the soil freezes. Most of a tree’s roots are located in the top two feet of soil. When watering, you want to soak the soil to a depth of at least 12 inches. Short, frequent watering usually does not penetrate much beyond the sod and organic matter layer of the soil profile. There are several methods of deep watering your trees. The easiest way is to spiral a soaker hose around your trees and shrubs let the hose run slowly for at least four hours. Article By: Yvonne C....

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How To Prevent Snow Mold In Your Lawn

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Lawn Care Tips, Spring Tips | Comments Off on How To Prevent Snow Mold In Your Lawn

Prevent Snow Mold in Your Lawn As winter is coming to an end, we long to see green grass again.  As the snow melts, you look out at your newly exposed lawn, to find grayish circles all over it. Gray snow mold loves the cold, and grows on your lawn when snow has been on the ground for an extended period of time. It will also grow under layers of leaves over the winter. Below are a few preventive tips so you can reduce the likelihood that your lawn will be attacked by this disease. Before It Snows Mow your Lawn Tall grass is a breeding ground for grey snow mold. You do not want to mow your grass down too short, but it does need to be cut it a little shorter than usual before the snow arrives, which can do a lot to prevent a snow mold problem. Rake or Mulch the Leaves A thick layer of leaves creates an environment for grey snow mold to grow in. In the fall, rake leaves up or use your lawnmower to mulch the fallen leaves into the lawn. Use Lawn care products with Low amounts Nitrogen Some lawn care products contain a lot of fast-release nitrogen to promote a quick green-up of your lawn. Nitrogen can promote the growth of grey snow mold. Using a low-nitrogen, slow-release lawn food made for winter feeding. If Your Lawn Has Gray Snow Mold If the weather warms up after the snow melts the disease should go away on its own. If the temperatures stay around 30-40 degrees, the mold will continue to grow and make your lawn more diseased. Once the temperatures do warm up, rake out any dead grass and reseed patches as...

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