Tree Tips & Resources
- Choosing a Tree Service Company
- Why Trees Are Important
- Tree Hazards - Know the Signs
- Tree Facts
- Tree Quotes
- Insect Control
- Selecting the Right Tree Variety
- Tree Varieties
- Tree Reflections
- Shrub Identification
Lawn Tips & Resources
“We appreciate the time and attention that your Arbor Patrol team takes to maintain the overall health and appearance of the trees, bushes and general grounds. As they say, you can only have one first impression and the impression the grounds make on both residents and visitors alike is always positive thanks to your caring maintenance. Just as the trees continue to grow and blossom under your care, we hope our relationship with SavATree does the same.”William Toedter
“After four different unsatisfactory visits with so-called arborists, I found SavaTree... I was most impressed with the professionalism of David [my arborists] and his colleagues. They were most knowledgeable, fair with their assessment about what needed to be done, yet very attuned with what my concerns. I highly recommend them without any hesitation. In a field where there is an abundance of folks looking to take advantage of consumers, SavaTree, David and crew strike me as incredibly honest and proud arborists who do a fantastic job.”Debbie Durkin
Silver Spring, MD
“I am a new and highly satisfied customer of SavATree. For 50 years I have lived in the same house in the Greenhaven area, and in that time I have never had a tree company that gave me such fine service.”Joan Kleinbard
“It is always a pleasure working with SavATree as your company provides the best plant, tree and lawn health care that we have experienced at the Ives. Always professional, courteous and responsive to our needs, SavATree’s services have provided our employees and patrons with pleasant outdoor experiences in an insect free environment for several years.”Kathleen G. Gallagher
The Charles Ives Center for the Arts
“For over 14 years, I have entrusted the care of my trees, plants and orchard to SavATree. Their highly qualified arborists have exacting standards and understand how to maintain the health and form of the various species of trees on my property. I admire the artistic skill that goes into the pruning and love the colorful blossoms, fruits and foliage that flourish as a result of their impeccable care.”Martha Stewart
"Efficient, high quality, professional competence — all at a competitive sum. At first [Alison] Pottage won me over by her solid knowledge as an arborist, then the crew did their job to her specifications on our 60 to 70 foot oaks within a remarkable period of time -- and left the grounds quite clean.”
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“You take on a job, call it a problem, gigantic or small, and you go to it. True Professionals. I am at peace for having found SavATree. Sometimes bills are paid grudgingly. I pay with respect to a company whose pride lives up to its logo. It’s love of what you do and I thank you.”Sam Fink
Great Neck, NY
Selecting the Right Grass Type
Lawn Care Tips from SavATree
A key component to having a great lawn is selecting the right turf
variety for your property. There are a few factors to consider when it
comes to growing grass that will best meet your needs. These handy
tips will provide step-by-step help to determine the best types of
grass for your lawn care program.
Lawn Tip #1: Determine the best types of grass for your climate.
While this may sound confusing, climate maps make it easy! Simply find your location on this special map of the U.S. to determine your specific climate zone.
For additional care, SavaLawn’s lawn care experts are available to meet with you and discuss your lawn care program preferences and develop a personalized program that helps you meet your lawn care objectives. SavaLawn offer many varieties of lawn care programs including natural lawn care programs, we even offer organic lawn care options.
Lawn Tip #2: Evaluate the conditions and environment of your lawn.
Does your lawn see mostly sun throughout the day, mostly shade, or a combination of the two? Perhaps parts of your lawn see mainly sun, while other areas are mostly shady. Making note of these factors will help you to determine the best types of grass for your lawn.
Another consideration is the amount of water your landscape will naturally receive and retain. If your lawn is in an area prone to drought, there are certain types of grasses to consider. On the other hand, if you live in an area that receives a lot of precipitation, or if your lawn is prone to flooding or retaining water, different types of grass will thrive better.
Soil Type and pH
It's also beneficial to determine the kind of soil you have, as this may affect the amount of maintenance required. For instance, some types of grass thrive in sandy soil while others prefer a more clay based composition. In addition, the pH level of your soil, plays a part in determining what grass plants will do well in your property. The pH level tells your lawn care expert the amount of nutrients and fertilizer that are already in the soil. If it's determined insufficient, they may be able to design a nutrient program to compensate.
Lawn Tip #3: Take into Account Lifestyle and Lawn Care Preferences.
If your lawn is like a fine paintingto be enjoyed but not touched, there are types of grass that will thrive beautifully. On the other hand, if your landscape is a lush green playground for children and pets, be sure to select types of grass that are more durable against wear and tear.
Maintenance and Upkeep
Your tolerance for maintenance and upkeep helps to determine the best type of grass to fit your lifestyle. For some, landscape maintenance is a hobby. These do-it-yourselfers enjoy activities from planting grass seed, fertilizing, and may even have their own lawn aerator. They wouldn't dream of hiring a lawn care service, they're having too much fun!
Then there are those who view landscape maintenance as a terrible chore and prefer a type of grass that minimizes landscape maintenance requirements and is less prone to problems such as lawn fungus or insects. They are grateful to just hire a lawn care company to deal with it. Most people fall somewhere in between, and a professional lawn care service can help to determine the best types of grass based on your lawn care program preferences.
Following these tips for selecting the best types of grass for your landscape will help you to develop the best lawn care program and enjoy a lush green welcome mat for years to come.
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