Crespo Lawn Care is here to make you happy about your lawn. Sometimes lawn mowing, although important, isn't enough. That's why we provide a wide range of services to make sure your lawn looks its finest. The best part... You don't have to do anything except call us. We work hard so that you can rest assured and satisfied.
During the growing season, turf will be mowed weekly on a scheduled day to a height of 2 1/2 —
4 inches. All lawn areas will be checked for trash prior to actual mowing. We always take care to
avoid sprinkler systems. No Crespo Lawn Care mowing job is complete until the walkways are blown to
push any clippings back into the grassy areas so they can decompose naturally.
All walks, fence lines and bordered areas not accessible to mowers will be trimmed weekly for a
well-groomed appearance. It may be necessary to remove low hanging branches to ensure mower
Clearing paved surfaces of grass clippings
While aeration is beneficial for many lawns, it isn't appropriate for every situation. Here are
guides to determine if your lawn needs this service:
If you think your lawn may not be ideal, it may be because the soil is compacted or has excess thatch
buildup. Give us a call and we can give you a free estimate on aerating your lawn.
What is thatch?
Thatch is the layer of living and dead stems, roots, stolons, and rhizomes between the green blades
grass and the soil surface. A thin layer of thatch (less than 1/2 inch thick) can be beneficial to
lawn because it helps to limit weed germination, reduce water evaporation, and protect from frost
damage. However, thick thatch layers can prevent water, air, and nutrients from penetrating the
causing reduced root growth and increased potential for drought stress.
When to dethatch:
If your lawn has a bouncy feel to it when you walk on it, thatch is probably building up. As a
rule, plan to dethatch your lawn when the thickness of the thatch is more than 1/2 inch deep. To
determine the thickness, remove a small square of your lawn to a depth of about 3 inches and measure
brown layer between the grass blades and the soil surface. For both cool and warm-season grasses,
best time to dethatch is mid-to-late spring or early fall. During this time when the turf is
growing, the grass will quickly recover from injury.
The frequency of thatch removal depends upon how fast the thatch layer builds. Lawns that are
overwatered, over fertilized, or growing on heavy clay soils may accumulate thatch quickly. Turf
species is also a factor. Grasses such as bermudagrass, bentgrass, and Kentucky bluegrass build a
thatch layer over several months and may need to be dethatched yearly. Grasses such as tall fescue
perennial ryegrass do not produce much thatch and may not need to be dethatched more than every few
There are two times of the year that are best for overseeding a lawn: spring and fall.
Overseeding can be
employed to renovate an existing lawn to grow off-season grass to keep the lawn green when the
turf is dormant. Spring is the best time for lawn overseeding for lawn or to renovation.
Aeration helps to relieve soil compaction and break down thatch. This process allows your grass
deeper roots and make better use of water and fertilizer. Better soil to seed contact also makes
excellent time to over-seed the lawn. Over-seeding can introduce new varieties of grass seed
By fertilizing with products specifically formulated for professional use, we'll give your
the right nutrients at just the right time.
Weeds are divided into two categories. There are grassy weeds like crabgrass and broadleaf weeds
dandelions and clover. Our treatments are designed to control both.
Pre-emergent Weed Control
Pre-emergent weed control prevents many grassy type weeds from taking root in your lawn. This is
sensitive application and must be in place in the early spring. Once applied, an invisible
layer stops weed's and from taking hold. This will prevent crabgrass and other grassy weeds
Post-emergent Weed Control
Post-emergent weed control takes care of weeds after they have sprouted. Dandelions are a good
a weed controlled by post-emergent control. Unless weeds are extensive, we normally spot treat
types of weeds. If lawn weeds are extensive, it may be best to wait until early fall when new
can be applied. Killing off all the weeds in midsummer could leave some large holes in the yard.
Our spring and fall clean-up service is the process of removing all leaves, branches and other debris
that have accumulated over the course of the summer season throughout your property and landscape
and hauling it away from your property. This service is a great way to prepare your lawn and
for the winter season.
As we approach the end of the growing season and prepare for winter, we need to reflect on the
of disease each year and remember that most diseases survive winter within infected plant debris.
material such as mycelium, spores, or specialized reproductive structures may persist in the soil,
fallen leaves, or in dead branches remaining on the plant. Therefore, as a professional lawn care
company, we can try to minimize the amount of fungal material that survives winter by removing all
debris prior to the first snowfall.
Japanese Beetles are an incredibly destructive plant pest found throughout most of the
United States, stretching westward toward states along the Mississippi River, including Minnesota.
adults, they damage plants by feeding on foliage of a multitude of trees, shrubs, fruits,
flowers, vines, and vegetables.
Some of the more notable plants they feast on in the Twin Cities metro area are; rose bushes, grape
vines, birch and linden trees, and raspberries. The damage can be identified by skeletonized
(eating the area between a leaf's veins) and large holes in leaves, this can often appear
a lacey texture. The Japanese beetle grub lives in the soil and causes destructive damage by eating
roots of many plants including turf grasses.
Proper design and laying of edging materials can make all the difference between a stunning landscape
edging and a haphazard attempt at lawn beautification. Your lawn is far from perfectly level, and
you lay down a piece of edging that won't lay right, you'll realize just how much work you
for any sizable edging project. Of course, you probably don't need to hire a landscaping
for a few feet of edging around a bush or shrub, but for larger projects, it may be well-worth the
and the headaches you'll save.
When it comes to choosing landscaping rock for your yard there is no shortage of sizes and colors to
choose from. Our landscape design specialists can help you determine what's best for your
and get it installed in no time at all.
Mulch beds protect the soil from erosion, conserves, prevent weed growth and provide a
"finished" look to your yard. Mulch is available in several colors, materials and
Our landscape design specialists will review the various options and help make the right choice for
We can supply and plant spring and fall flowers. There are also many varieties of bulbs we can plant
you in the fall.
All trees and shrubs need special care at some point during their growth. Some shrubs require pruning
a specific time in their growth cycle.
We can help with your trees and shrubs, whether your needs are form pruning to regain a tree's
or corrective pruning to help heal a tree or shrub that is in distress.
Our knowledge of specific tree, shrub and plant species is our strong point. We know what each of
landscape plants needs and can provide you with comprehensive care services to bring neglected
back to full health.
Trees are a precious commodity and removal is a last resort. However, there are circumstances in
tree removal is the best option. Obviously, a sick tree is a good candidate but all too often we see
healthy trees uprooting sidewalks, cracking foundations and sewer lines or they're simply too
to houses or other structures.
Trees and shrubs require routine fertilization to maintain the health necessary for them to avoid
and disease attacks. We will apply the right nutrients, at just the right time.
Pre-emergent herbicide applications can significantly reduce the need for weeding by hand. Spot
treatments are available for problem areas. Weed control is available for sidewalks, parking lots,
beds, mulch beds, walkways and driveways.
All bedded areas will be blown out to reduce over-wintering leaves and other accumulated winter
Your lawn area will be raked as needed and a shorter-than-normal mowing may be performed to
new growth. Leaves and debris can choke out the grass plants. We prepare your lawn for the long
The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive pest introduced from Asia that attacks ash trees. Its
larvae live under the bark of ash trees and feed on their vascular cambiums which may ultimately
in tree death.
We can help protect the ash trees on your property. Controlling insects that feed under bark has
been difficult. Chemical treatments are effective and can greatly increase the chances of ash tree