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Sprinkler Turn On and Water Audit

Sprinkler Irrigation Water Audit - Beverly Hills, Birmingham, Clawson, Royal Oak, Bloomfield, Troy, Rochester

Not sure exactly what to do for your Sprinkler Turn On? Don’t worry, Total Lawn Care can help! During a Sprinkler Turn On, we check all sprinkler heads for proper coverage and proper working order.  We then set your clock for you, and make any recommendations you may want to impliment to better irrigate your landscaping.
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We can even go a step further, and do a thorough water audit. Landscape irrigation auditing is a great tool for lowering your water bills, and maximizing water efficiency. A Sprinkler Audit consists of three main procedures: Initial Site Inspection, Water Measuring, and Irrigation Schedule Adjustment. Each procedure is designed to result in significant water savings, along with making sure the proper amount of irrigation is reaching each individual zone dependent on what type of plant material is getting irrigated. A water audit is performed by laying out catch devices (Often plastic cups are used.) in a grid like pattern throughout the irrigated area. The zone is then turned on, and allowed to run for generally 10 to 15 minutes. The time is recorded, and the water within each cup is measured and recorded. Next we figure out the precipitation rate at which that zone is running. We do this by taking the average amount of water in each cup divided by the number of of cups, multiplied by 60. This gives us a valid “Inches per Hour”, and allows us to see how effectively the system is running. Because different plant material require alternate watering than turf, knowing the Inches per Hour rate will let us know where we can turn down the zones watering to save on water, but still effectively irrigate the zone.

If you would like to schedule a Sprinkler Turn-On or a Sprinkler Water Audit, please call us at 248-588-1694, email info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to schedule an appointment for a free!

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Keep Your Shrubs Looking Beautiful All Season Long!

Shrub trimming should be done twice per season on average after the first round of growth in June/July and late in the season when the shrub is done growing for the season usually around September or October.

shrubs at an average royal oak MI home,

 

 

Shrub trimming has a number of positive effects for the shrubs 1) by removing dead leaves and branches you make room for new growth. 2) You are able to maintain the desired height and width, or shape if you so desire,  by staying on a regular maintenance schedule with your bushes. This also helps to keep shrubs/trees from growing into the side or roof of your home/garage before it’s too late. With the recent storms we have experienced many homes were damaged unnecessarily by dead limbs.

 

 

 

globe and traditional arborvitae just starting to look a bit shaggy for the season

To maintain a nice shape both types of arborvitae should be regularly trimmed.

Keeping your bushes trimmed can help on both sides of the fence when comes to security, it can be used to create a nice privacy barrier for your backyard with a nice arborvitae hedge.  Pruning/trimming can also be used to your advantage to keep views from your windows unobstructed and give you clear line of sight to all areas of your property.

 

remove dead portions of this bush to promote growth of the healthy part of the shrub, Clawson MI

Trimming dead sections of bushes

<——-like this one allows more sunlight and air to reach the healthy parts of the plant which in turn allows the plant to flourish and grow to its fullest potential.

Total Lawn Care Inc. has the best crew leaders on staff to prune your shrubs to help prevent disease or insects from entering the dead part of the bush and spreading to the entire bush, costing you alot more money to replace the whole thing.

Give us a call 248-588-1694 or email us, many times our crew can perform a few tasks during one visit such as weeding your garden beds, cutting in a new natural bed edge, or even cleaning the gutters. All of which will add to the beautification of your property, while keeping the costs down from multiple visits from multiple companies.

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Sprinkler Winterization and Blowout: What we do!

Winterize your Sprinkler SystemCrack in Backflow Device from Freezing        With the cold weather approaching, it’s time to think about preparing your Sprinkler System for winter. At Total Lawn Care we offer complete sprinkler system maintenance and winterization services. From a broken sprinkler ran over by a vehicle to a break in your sprinkler line, we can fix it!

        It is important to Winterize your Sprinkler System to avoid costly damages done by water expansion during the cold months. When systems are not properly drained, the most common damage is a split copper or ball valve on the back flow preventer. This repair is costly due to the time it takes to replace the copper parts and re-attach them. Poly Pipe that is not winterized will become brittle from the cold and when the water expands it breaks easily. Sprinkler heads with water left in them will also break when the water witin them freezes and expands inside.

        At Total Lawn Care we treat every system with the time necessary to perform a thorough winterization. After the initial hook up with our air compressor, we blow out every zone twice untill only a fine mist of water is evident. Upon the second run through of the system, we will catch any trapped water left in the system. Upon completing the removal of 99% of the water, we will double check the water shut off valve to make sure there is no leakage of the shut off valve.

        For a free quote for your sprinkler system irrigation winterization, call us at 248-588-1694 info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to secure your spot, or get a free estimate!

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Lawn Mowing, Lawn Cutting

 

As we enter our 20th year of providing outdoor services to our clients, we look forward to providing you with the same level of service over the past years which has helped us reach the great milestone.  We continue to train and retain a great staff which will provide you with quality workmanship and outstanding work.    Our staff includes certified arborists, state certified fertilizer and weed applicators, and certified landscapers who have passed tests per the national association of landscapers, PLANET, which we are members.

           Our weekly lawn service consists of the lawn mowing,      edging of the grass next to cement driveways, sidewalks, and patios and curbs.  We also trim along the edges of asphalt driveways.  We also trim around objects that are located next to the grass.  At the end of each cut, we clean off all paved surfaces and patios.

 

 

Not only do we provide lawn mowing services, but we also provide the following services that we would be happy to estimate for you;

  • FERTILIZATION AND WEED SERVICES.
  • BED WEEDING AND CARE.
  • SHRUB TRIMMING AND PLANT HEALTH CARE.  FERTILIZATION FOR YOUR TREES AND SHRUBS.
  • INSTALLATION OF MULCH FOR YOU GARDEN BEDS.
  • LANDSCAPING
  • BRICK PAVING, PATIOS, WALKWAYS, AND RETAINING WALLS.
  • SPRING CLEANS AND FALL CLEANS.
  • SPRINKLER, (IRRIGATION) SERVICE.

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Call our office to speak to a knowledgeable staff member 248-588-1694, email us at info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to get more information.

 

 

 

Service Locations: Troy MI, Birmingham MI, Bloomfield MI, Bloomfield Hills MI, Sterling Heights MI, Madison Heights MI, Rochester MI, Rochester Hills MI, Royal Oak MI, Ferndale MI, Huntington Woods MI, Clawson MI, and any other cities within the Oakland County.

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Lawn Care / Lawn Mowing Reminder!

Lawn Care, Bloomfield, Clawson, Beverly Hills, Bloomfield, Birmingham, Rochester, TroyThe first lawn mowing of the season is coming soon! If you have not already done so, call Total Lawn Care to set up your lawn care services for this year! We are a professional fully licensed, and insured lawn care provider in business since 1994. We take pride in our landscaping services and would love to have an opportunity to take care of your lawn.

If you would like to meet with one of our landscaping experts to go over any possible services you may need this year, please call us at 248-588-1694, email info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to schedule an appointment for a free!

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Total Lawn Care is gearing up for the season, reserve your spot on our routes now before they fill up!

Call Us Today To Make Your Lawn Look This Good

 

Our professional staff is trained and equipped with all of the tools necessary in order to provide an outstanding cut to your lawn.  How can you tell the difference between Total Lawn Care and other landscaping companies? Simple, Total Lawn Care will be the crew wearing crisp uniforms, speaking professionally to one another and armed with a wealth of knowledge should you have a landscape related question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Each weekly visit our dedicated staff will cut your turf, edge along any driveways, sidewalks or patios(where desired), line trim around any obstacles to ensure a well-manicured look, and finally blow any and all hard surfaces clean of debris and clippings.

Our knowledge is not limited to just grass, we can handle a wide variety of services to free up your nights and weekends. We will clean your gutters, weed those pesky garden beds, trim those hard to reach shrubs, revitalize your garden beds with fresh mulch, and last but not least design and install landscape works of art.

Call our office to speak to a knowledgeable staff member 248-588-1694, email us at info@totallawncareinc.com, or Click Here to use our Online Request to get more information.

Make Your Neighbors Jealous With Your Lawn

Service Locations: Troy MI, Birmingham MI, Bloomfield MI, Bloomfield Hills MI, Sterling Heights MI, Madison Heights MI, Rochester MI, Rochester Hills MI, Royal Oak MI, Ferndale MI, Huntington Woods MI, Clawson MI, and any other cities within the Oakland County.

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