Enjoy Your Yard.
Lawn Mowing Services
Our lawn care service includes:
Cutting the grass at an appropriate height determined by current weather conditions unless directed by the client to mow the grass to different specifications.
Line trimming will be done in all areas that need attention (around buildings, trees, mulch beds, curbs, driveways, sidewalks and areas that mowers cannot reach).
All grass clippings will be blown off all traffic areas, sidewalks, parking lots, and roads. Also, any visible trash will be picked up and discarded.
We can customize a maintenance program that is right for you and your property.
Aeration & Seeding
Aeration is probably the single best thing you can do for your lawn.
Aeration is a process that allows for the removal of plugs of soil from the ground. This process allows for water, air and nutrients to have better access to the grass roots and gives your seed the best possible chance to germinate. Aeration breaks up soil compaction, allowing oxygen and water to get down to the root zone so grass can grow thicker and healthier.
We only use top-shelf, high germination rate seed blends that perform well in this region. We'll choose a blend that best suits your situation.
Contact us for an analysis of your lawn and let us help you determine the best course of action to get your lawn on its way to being as beautiful as it can possibly be.
De-thatching is a process of removing all the dead grass that is laying on the ground from cuttings and natural grass reduction. De-thatching a yard before laying down seed ensures proper seed to soil contact instead of the seed laying on top of old, dead grass.
Mulching & Pruning
Mulching is an important procedure that has many benefits for your property. Just two or three inches of mulch can help maintain moisture, minimize the weeds, and enrich the soil.
Pruning helps your landscape flourish by addressing concerns such as safety, structural integrity, shape, and overall appearance.
A few benefits of mulching.
- Mulch insulates the soil helping to provide a buffer from heat and cold temperatures.
- Mulch retains water helping to keep the roots moist.
- Mulch helps keep weeds out and prevents root competition.
- Mulch prevents soil compaction and adds nutrients.
A few benefits of pruning.
- Pruning improves the health of the tree or plant by removing dead or dying branches.
- Pruning increases flowering and bloom production.
- Pruning reduces hazards such as falling limbs.
- Pruning helps control disease and spread of insects.
- Pruning establishes a well-shaped plan and improves overall appearance.
It is important for your lawn to have the proper nourishment to help the grass grow stronger from the roots upward. With more than 25 years experience, Meriweather Mowing Service understands the soils of central Virginia and will apply fertilizers that are designed to work.
Fertilization provides young plants with the nutrients necessary to establish a strong foundation. Established plants also benefit from fertilization by continuing to build on that foundation.
We offer several turf management options for fertilization, weed and insect control, including our all-organic Gro Green Program.
Lawn + Grubs = No Good
Weed & Insect Control
There are many methods to weed control and we can help determine the most effective solution. Meriweather Mowing Service will attack the weeds and crabgrass at just the right time with a pre-emergent herbicide that soaks into the soil and then applies a second and third herbicide mix through the season to catch any of the stragglers.
A healthy lawn needs insects. They are an important part of our eco-system that must be maintained for everyone's benefits. However, there are a few insects that can cause serious lawn and landscape damage. Probably the biggest insect problem we face in the Central Virginia area are grubs. Grubs cause serious problems not only for the looks of your lawn and landscape, but also the overall health of your lawn. 2013 was the worst year for grubs in recent memory. We can repair the resulting damage and also defend against future infestations.
Our exterior foundation treatments will help keep insects out of your home. The treatments are both colorless and odorless and you do not have to worry about causing harm to your flowers, shrubs, or lawn.
Meriweather Mowing Service offers a range of lawn and perimeter pest control applications to best fit your needs. We can help out with ticks, chinch bugs, webworms, spiders, grubs, and a number of other pests.
Tree Removal Services
Tree & Brush Removal
Your landscape is an investment that requires proper care and maintenance to keep the trees and shrubs growing. Often times, maintaining a healthy landscape means removing trees and brush from the vicinity to make room for other landscape design elements. Our goal is to preserve, protect, diagnose, and care for all of your tree and shrub needs. We will come to your home and review the trees and shrubs in your yard to help determine what needs to be done.
Meriweather Mowing Service also offers emergency tree removal services and storm damage cleanup. Call us at (434) 971-2620.
Don't spend your whole weekend raking leaves.
We have professional leaf removal equipment that will cleanup your lawn in a snap at a reasonable price. We have two full-size sucker trucks, powerful backpack blowers, and plenty of old-fashioned rakes.
Leaf removal is essential for keeping a neat and healthy lawn. Leaves remaining on the grass restrict sunlight and growth. This can kill areas of your lawn where leaves are not removed, resulting in bare spots in the spring.
Other Outdoor Services
Getting your gutters cleaned out properly is key to making sure you are protecting your fascia and your landscaping from excessive water damage. Spending hours on a ladder to clean out your gutters is sometimes better left to the experts. If your gutters are clogged, let the experts at Meriweather Mowing Services clear them for you. Keep in mind that we are fully insured, which is imperative in the gutter cleaning business. Give us a call.
Bring your driveway back to life! You probably don't realize how damaged your driveway really is. Professional sealcoating and crack sealing of your homes driveway will save you money and prolong its life. Our unique process and materials will slow oxidation, prevent water penetration, and improve appearance.
We use a combination of bot "low pressure" and "high pressure" techniques depending on the job. Not all surfaces or jobs call for high-pressure washing. We pressure wash houses, decks, driveways, walkways, patios, etc. with pressures that NEVER exceed recommended amounts.
Yard Debris Removal/Hauling
Since 1990, Meriweather Mowing Service has been providing homeowners in the Charlottesville area with quality yard waste collection and removal services. Keeping environmental concerns in mind, we try to recycle as much of your yard waste as we can. This often results in some of the most high quality compost you will find in the area.