Services

 

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In addition to our standard and specialty services, all customers will recieve the Mistretta Difference.

The Mistretta Difference

  • Trim around house, trees, plant beds, fences, etc…
  • Edge sidewalks where appropriate
  • Catch and haul away all grass clippings
  • Blow off patio and side walks
  • Pick up garbage that has been blown into yard.
  • Put gutter downspouts back into place.
  • Weeding beds monthly
  • Bring garbage cans up from street
  • Rollup garden hoses
  • Straighten up patio furniture

Weekly Lawn Cutting

Enjoy that fresh cut grass smell every week without doing any of the work. We cut your grass in a different direction every time, all grass clippings captured in grass catchers, and waste hauled to compost sites. Grass will be trimmed, sidewalks edged, and all hard surfaces cleaned off.

This service is offered: Weekly

Aeration

Aerating your lawn reduces the compaction of the soils and encourages healthy root growth by allowing air, water, and nutrients direct access to the root system.

This service is offered: Spring & Fall

Fertilizer

Given the right soil and proper care, plants are usually all too happy to grow. But sometimes they need a little help getting out of the ground. Potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen are the most important chemical elements necessary for the growth of a plant. Often, though, it’s difficult for plants to obtain these key chemical elements, or macronutrients, in nature. That’s where fertilizer comes in handy.

We use professional grade fertilizer that is sepcially coated to prevent burn if not watered. Our fertilizer program consists of five applications througout the year.

This service is offered:  Year round

Grub Control

It is important to realize that healthy turf, especially if there is plenty of rain in the spring and fall can support a grub population of five grubs per square foot with no obvious turf damage. A lawn should be mowed at 3.5-4.0 inches in height and properly fertilized to maximize root growth. But if the grub population is high, or if there is a history of damage in an area, it may be necessary to consider using chemicals for grub control.

This service is offered: Bi-Annually

Weed Control

If your yard is infested with dandilions, clover, creeping charlie, or any other unwanted weeds, Mistretta Landscaping is licensed with the State of Illinois’ Department of Agriculture to apply pesticides to your lawn safely and effectively to keep your grass weed free all season long.
This service is offered:  3 times a year

Spring Cleanup

Cleaning out all planting beds of fallen leaves, garbage, and dead annual plants. Hand raking lawn to pick up fallen leaves, fallen dead branches, garbage and haul away of clean up materials. Spring clean up includes the following services.

  • Leaf clean up of entire property(beds and lawn areas)
  • Debris/Garbage pick up of entire property
  • Bed Edging
  • Dirt Cultivation
  • Freshen Up Existing Mulch
  • Edging of sidewalks
  • Mowing of the Lawn

For an additional charge we will also include:

  • Power Raking / Dethatching
  • Overseeding

This service is offered:  Spring

Fall Cleanup

  • Clean out all planting beds of fallen leaves and garbage
  • Cut down dead annual and perrenials.
  • Haul away debris
  • Final mowing of the season

This service is offered: Fall

Trimming

Our experienced crew will trim and shape all hedges and ornamental trees while making sure we pickup and remove all clippings from the property leaving you with a crisp clean look.

First trimming: June/July
Second trimming: September/October

Other Services

  • Landscape Designer
  • Retaining Walls
  • Mulch
  • Sod
  • Shrubs
  • Trees
  • Landscape Lighting
  • Irrigation Systems