Root Plus Inc. - Ottawa landscaping, maintenance and lawn care - services
lawn care, Grass, Garden Beds
Is an essential part of our business. We ensure a proper blade height for ideal growth potential and health of your lawn. Cutting the lawn too low results in scalping and/or bare spots causing irregular growth patterns or worse, -no grass growth at all. Grass mowing is normally on a scheduled weekly basis- every seven to ten days. (weather permitting). During the dry months of July and August, we inspect your property and “trim” up those shaded areas to ensure uniformity. Preservation of the environment is our aim, mulching is our recommendation. Grass is mulched- grass clippings are left behind to provide “unseen” fertilizer/ nutrients for your soil to enhance grass growth. Grass clippings can be paper bagged at request, for an additional fee; either removed from your property or left at the sidewalk for City Sanitation Departments disposal. Clean-up process involves basically either “blowing” or “sweeping” of general areas after the edging and mowing process, such as, patios, driveways, walkways, for left behind grass clippings or blown onto surface dirt. A blower is a high RPM tool for the job.
Normally done prior to lawn mowing your property. It is a process of grass trimming, of hard to reach grass surfaces areas, usually not accessible using the lawnmower. This procedure is done utilizing either an electric or gas -grass trimmer (grass snipper). You have more than likely seen these tools before. Consisting of Nylon threads and/or nylon blades which trim high grass spots around tree trunks, garden beds, driveway perimeters, patios, misc. Scattered “trimmer” clippings are later mulched in the lawn mowing process.
As a very important lawn care requirement and by practicing continued environment preservation, we provide organic fertilizing by placing the right amount of nutrients on to your grass type. Generally three (3)- four (four) times a year or Spring, early summer, and late fall. Consisting of an organic granular application made of kelp, corn meal, and other organic material, spread out on the your grass turf utilizing a material spreader. This provides evenly distributed amounts of organic fertilizer, over a wide area. This is either a package deal or pay per use program.
Is a process of removing plugs of soil from your lawn to allow for root development, nutrients, water, air, to reach maximum grass growth and prevents soil compaction. We bring the machines to your location either for an additional fee or pay per use program, or package deal. This is the best method and cost effective approach in that we basically “poke” holes into your lawn using a plug aerator which then deposits them on to your lawn. These plugs of soil and grass do not have to be removed thus reducing again, soil compaction and consequently adds organic nutrients to the grass surface. Ideally twice a year is recommended. Early Spring and Fall.
Is a thorough clean-up of your yard in early Spring and Fall. These may be a combination or any one of the following; raking of dead grass and leaves, removal of branches on turf, pruning, and misc. Leave removal is very important to prevent high acids and high ph level in the soil to rise, damaging your grass. Leaves also pack down and cause no grass growth. We will rake or mulch debris and place them in environment safe paper bags. In addition, raking your lawn prevents yard waste buildup (thatch) and prevents lawn disease and insect damage. A highly effective pay per use maintenance recommended program.
We provide top quality grass seed to match your grass type. Over seeding enhances grass thickness to also ensure preventive weed growth. An effective pay per use program.
Whether it’s black earth or screened mushroom compost soil, we deliver practically to your door. There may be outside projects requiring extra soil for your garden beds, sod replacement/ additions or simply a top soil dressing for your yard. Whatever your outside soil needs are- we can provide. General soil mix, such as top soil and black earth also can be requested. Top soil dressings, can be arranged and are also done by our crew.
Winter damage due to snow plow removal, or simply improving your lawns looks. We can provide you with a little as patching to complete “overhaul” of your existing lawn. Want to get rid of your garden? No problem- we’ll replace it with sod- an affordable alternative.
We can help you decide what type of tree or shrub would be ideal for turf needs. From a Canadian Maple to a rose bush, we’ll make it happen. Or plant what you want- just pick and choose, we’ll look after the planting. All trees and shrubs come with a 1 year replacement guarantee.
Pruning and trimming of trees or shrubs will be done in the Spring or Fall, depending on what is required and what type of plant has to be done.
We install interlock brick from small projects, patios, steps and walkways. We can design for you or if you have an idea, we’ll help you with your project. Specializing in Pisa Stone, Allen Block, and Interlock.
Transform your existing earth garden beds into a perimeter of a two or three tier retaining wall for enhanced landscape appearance. We will use Allen Block, Wedge Stone or Pisa Stone for the finished look.
, Grass Growth
, lawn care
, Organic Fertilizing