Rhode Island
Lawn & Tree Company
Wells Farm
West Kingston, RI 02892
(401) 996-1040
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Services

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Lawn Care Program

1. Early Spring - Pre-emergent crabgrass control and fertilizer. Weed control applied as needed.
2. Late Spring - Pre-emergent crabgrass control and fertilizer. Weed and surface insect controls applied as needed.
3. Summer -
Grub proofing and a non-burning fertilizer. Weed and surface insect controls applied as needed.
4. 
Early Fall -
 High potassium fertilizer. Weed and surface insect controls applied as needed.
Lime
is available as an optional application and generally done in the spring using an organic calcium product. 

Highlighting this program are two applications of crabgrass control in spring to increase protection against summer weeds. Fertilization includes the use of slow release nitrogen to reduce leaching and control growth along with a high amount of potassium to improve
stress tolerance.

Other Options
include fewer applications, reduced pesticides or organic fertilizer. Unfortunately, there are no effective organic weed or crabgrass controls on the market.

Additional Services

Core Aeration -
A mechanical process by which cores of soil are pulled from the lawn every 3-4 inches. It is used to control thatch buildup, improve the movement of air and water into the soil and reduce compaction. This is an annual practice for most golf courses.
Slice Seeding - This machine slices rows into the soil and drops seed into them, similar to the methods used on turf farms. It can be used on bare soil or on existing lawns to introduce new grass.     
Tick Control - These insects are well known to carry potentially dangerous diseases. Deer ticks in particular need to live where there is adequate moisture such as in leaf litter and mulch beds. Periodic spraying can help control their numbers.
Mosquito Control - 
Useful for special occasions (weddings, etc.), controls can reduce mosquito populations during outdoor activities.

 

Tree & Shrub Care Program

1. Early Spring - Horticultural oil, insect and disease controls.
2. Summer - Horticultural oil, insect and disease controls.
3. Late Summer -  Horticultural oil, insect and disease controls.
4. Late Fall Fertilization - Deep root feeding following Nat. Arborist Assoc. standards. Increases winter hardiness and promotes proper growth.
 
Complete Landscape Care
This service combines lawn and tree & shrub care to provide the most comprehensive service available for your entire landscape.
1. Early Spring -
Lawn: crabgrass control and fertilizer. Trees & Shrubs: insect and disease control.
2. Late Spring - Lawn: crabgrass control and fertilizer. Weed and insect controls as needed. Lime optional. Trees & Shrubs: insect and disease control.
3. Summer -
Lawn: Grub proofing and a non-burning fertilizer. Weed and insect controls as needed. Trees & Shrubs: insect and disease control.
4. Early Fall -
Lawn: high potassium fertilizer. Weed and insect controls as needed. Trees & Shrubs: insect and disease control.
5. Deep Root Feeding (late fall)
for trees & shrubs 
following Nat. Arborist Assoc. standards. Increases winter hardiness and promotes proper growth. 

Additional Services

Winter Moth Caterpillar Control - This is a relatively new insect in our area introduced from Europe with no natural predators. Feeding begins in early April and continues through May. Trees can be completely defoliated and it seems to prefer fruit trees in coastal areas.  

Hemlock Adelgid Control - This insect has become a common problem for hemlock trees. It is recognizable as small "cotton balls" attached to the undersides of branches. Fortunately it can be controlled quite easily needing no more than one application per year.

Anti-Desiccants - This product is sprayed on vulnerable trees and shrubs to help protect them from winter injury.
Specialty Applications - Different problems may require different solutions. A wide array of products are available such as tree implants for insect control in situations where spraying is not an option.

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