Category Archives: Landscape Improvements

Steel Edging for Beauty, for Curves, for Fine Lines……..FOREVER!

In my professional opinion, there is no better material for separating plant beds, keeping decorative gravel in place, defining boulder inlays, etc. than commercial grade steel edging.

Standing at 4 inches tall (optional 5″ tall edging is available), steel edging can be installed to retain/define just about any turfgrass area, wood mulch bed, ever spreading groundcover plants or decorative stone/gravel accents within your landscape.  Steel edging is great for high traffic areas too!  Unlike plastic edging, steel edging can be walked on, driven over or snow shoveled against, but will not budge or damage easily.  Steel edging can be cut, bent, formed, painted and even welded to create a truly custom outcome.

The beauty of steel edging lies in its strength.  Starting at 1/8″ thick (up to 1/4″ thickness) steel edging is the perfect material for quality minded landscape improvement projects.

In comparison, commonly used materials like plastic edging, concrete edging blocks and wood timbers are good, but in my opinion, are no match for the unassuming high-strength beauty that steel edging brings to a landscape.

If you are of the mindset that less is more, than steel edging is right for you!  Consider commercial grade steel edging for your next landscape improvement project, you will not be disappointed.

Please contact Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. with any questions or service requests you may have.  We greatly appreciate your time and look forward to being of service to you in the very near future.

Have a great day!

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Just a few customer service requests received by our office this past month………….

Thought it would be interesting to share a few of our existing and new client service requests received over the course of this past month (June 2021).

  • Decorative gravel delivery and installation
  • Existing shrub removal
  • Sump pump discharge relocation
  • Late summer/early fall lawn seeding
  • Poison ivy identification and eradication
  • Snow removal services
  • Lawn renovation
  • Wood mulch installation
  • New plant material installation
  • Wildlife Screening/Barrier
  • Bush trimming and select pruning
  • Existing plant bed detail services
  • Manual weed removal
  • Non-selective herbicide application
  • Aluminum downspout modifications
  • Existing buried landscape drain repair/improvements
  • Cleaning of buried landscape drain system
  • Sod installation
  • Lawn maintenance services
  • Steel landscape edge installation
  • Lawn inspection and evaluation
  • Curative lawn insecticide application
  • Recently acquired property initial cleanup
  • Fence post removal

Please be sure to contact Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. with any lawn, landscape and/or snow management service request you may have.  We are happy to help any way we can.  Thank you for visiting our site and have a great day!

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New Concrete Driveway, Patio or Walks Recently Installed? ………….. All-Inclusive Lawn Repair Help is on the Way!

What better way to compliment your new concrete driveway, patio and walks than by adding professional lawn repair services to your project.

Our team at Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. specializes in making lawn repairs by seed that are not only seamless to the eye, but are friendly to your mower as well.

We have the ability to modify (lower or elevate) surrounding soil grade levels to meet new paved surfaces gradually, over large swaths of area (as/if needed).  Depending on location and elevation of new concrete pavement installed, we will also provide professional feedback as to any/all soil grade changes needed to further improve drainage at your property.

Here are just a few of the services we offer to further improve both lawn and landscape after new concrete has been installed.

  • Noxious/invasive weed control
  • Repair of construction related wheel-ruts and debris removal
  • Mechanical roto-tilling of soil
  • Top soil delivery and installation
  • Grading of existing and/or new soil to properly meet top edges of new pavement
  • Granular fertilization services
  • Manual and/or mechanical premium grass seed planting
  • Installation of vegetative establishment blankets

We truly enjoy growing healthy lawns from seed, that once established, look better and better with each passing season!

Please be sure to let us know if we can be of additional help or answer any questions you may have.  We are happy to assist anyway we can.

Thank you for visiting our site and have a great day!

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Perennials, Shrubs, Groundcover and Trees………… We Can Plant It!!

Our team at Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc.  takes great pride in helping our clients acquire just the right plant, for just the right place!

We possess the ability and desire to install just about any size of nursery supplied plant material available.

Anywhere from a single client supplied perennial to a trailer-load of evergreen trees, we can help beautify your property one plant at a time.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:

  • New Plant Bed Creation
  • Unwanted Plant Removal
  • Soil Amendment Installation
  • Plant Material Delivery
  • Planting Labor Only (Install Any/All Client Supplied Plants)
  • Existing Plant On-Site Relocation
  • Supply and Install Client Selected Plant Material (Single or Multiple Plants)
  • Wood Mulch Installation
  • Routine On-Site Watering

Please be sure to let us know if we can provide assistance with your next planting project, we would love to help!

Thank you for visiting our site and we look forward to hearing from you in the very near future.  Have a great day!

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PINPOINT Vegetation Removal Services

A stump grinder will simply not work……………

PINPOINT Vegetation Removal Services: The skilled targeted removal (including stump) of unwanted mature deciduous and/or evergreen bushes, ornamental trees, wild vegetation, etc.  found growing in areas inaccessible to standard removal equipment (skid steer, mini-excavator, stump grinder, etc.).  To tread lightly and cautiously while manually and/or chemically eliminating unwanted vegetation. 

Here are a few unique circumstances where our skilled pinpoint removal techniques really shine!

  • Manual removal of small trees and evergreens from timber or concrete block enclosed raised bed areas.
  • Chemical control (total plant kill) of wild deciduous vegetation (buckthorn, mulberry, etc.) found growing directly within chain-link/wood fencing and/or desirable hedge rows (arborvitaes, honeysuckle, privet, etc.).
  • Manual removal of unwanted bushes located within custom wood deck surrounded areas.
  • Manual removal of unwanted bushes (both deciduous and evergreen) located directly atop buried natural gas lines and other underground utilities.

Please be sure to contact our team at Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. with any questions or service requests you may have.  Thank you for visiting our site and have a great day!

Wind Sculpture = All-Season Kinetic Art for your Special Outdoor Space!

Being a bit of a mechanical enthusiast myself,  I was very happy to hear from one of our valued clients recently who asked if we could help install a “Wind Sculpture” they had ordered from a New Mexico art dealer.

At first, I had no idea what a Wind Sculpture was, but after a quick review of the artist supplied installation instructions and a brief internet search, I was ready to help anyway possible!

Wind Sculptures by Lyman Whitaker = Beautiful, interesting……… the perfect enhancement for your special outdoor space!

So fast forward a month or so, the hand-made Wind Sculpture was shipped directly to our client’s door and was ready for installation.  The client picked the perfect garden location and just a few days later, we returned to complete the install.

The perfect year-round accessory to enjoy and take your garden space to the next level!

Please be sure to contact Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. with any questions or service requests you may have.  We stand ready and able to be of assistance.  Thank you for taking the time to visit our site, we greatly appreciate it!

LIRIOPE…….. Can you please GET THAT PLANT OUT OF HERE!

When walking through shady areas, mainly on older, more mature landscapes, I occasionally notice a very special low-growing perennial that has a tendency to sneak it’s way around a plant bed, even spreading well into adjacent lawn areas.

The persistent perennial I speak of is called liriope (aka Monkey Grass, Lilyturf or Border Grass).

What makes liriope so special is even though it is very small in size, it is very difficult to completely remove and has a tendency to spread (variety dependent).  Complete physical removal usually takes multiple tries, over several years.  Even non-selective liquid herbicides like glyphosate may only be partially effective due to the plants tuberous root system.

 

IT IS VERY COMMON TO FIND LIRIOPE GROWING IN NEW LAWN AREAS THAT WERE ONCE PLANT BEDS!

The moral of my story is this, start removing liriope early.  Begin digging out your unwanted liriope plants now to eventually reclaim precious planting bed space or to clear the way for a new lawn.

Please be sure to contact Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. with any questions you may have or if we can be of service to you.  Thank’s for visiting our site and have a great day!

 

String-Trimmer Contact vs Delicate Exterior Surfaces

As of late, I have been having more and more conversations with both new and existing clients in regard to the possibility of surface damage caused by routine string-trimmer use at their properties.  When mowing a lawn, it is often the case, that any grass found growing on-site, not accessible by a conventional lawn mower will be cut using a mechanical string-trimmer (aka weed-wacker, line trimmer, weed eater, etc).

Unless improved landscape design or protective strategies are employed (targeted wood mulch placement, expanded plant bed areas, use of sacrificial contact materials, simple grass removal, etc.), contact damage is very likely.

When placed/installed directly atop growing grass or are left in very close proximity to a regularly maintained lawn, the following items or structures are commonly exposed to accidental string-trimmer related damage.

 

  • Wood Stairs, Fencing and Gates
  • Deck, Fence and Mail Box Posts
  • Tree Bark/Exposed Roots
  • Wooden or Plastic Children Playground Sets
  • Low-Voltage Light Fixtures
  • Exposed Utility Cables
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Vinyl, Wood or Aluminum Siding
  • Air Conditioner Condensers
  • Low-Growing Annual and/or Perennial Foliage
  • Aluminum Downspout Extensions

Please be sure to let us know if you have any questions or if our team at Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. can be of help in the creation of a beautiful, maintenance-friendly landscape at your property.  Thank you for visiting our site and have a great day!

Enjoy Professional Lawn and Landscape Care this 2020 Growing Season!

We can truly help!

It is our complete pleasure to share our multi-decade industry knowledge and experience with you to ensure the very best possible outcome for your lawn and overall landscape setting.

Here are just a few areas of expertise we would love to share with you.

  • Property Clean Up:  General debris removal, lawn raking, leaf disposal, paved area sweeping, etc.
  • Mechanical Lawn Improvement:  Core aeration, power raking/dethatching, slit-seeding.
  • Routine Seasonal Services:  Lawn mowing, plant bed detail, fallen leaf removal, drainage system cleaning and service, wood mulch installation, etc..
  • Vegetation Feeding and Control:  Lawn fertilization, lawn broadleaf/grassy/grass-like weed control, noxious weed control, poison ivy control, pavement weed control, insect control, etc.
  • Deciduous and Evergreen Care:  Bush trimming, select pruning, shrub and hedgerow rejuvenation (partial or complete).
  • New Plant Material Installation:  Perennials, annuals, shrubs, ground cover, bushes, trees and new lawns from seed.
  • Drainage Solutions:  Buried extended down spout drains, debris filtered drain inlets, surface and sub-surface water capture and conveyance, buried sump pump outlet relocation, etc.
  • Residential Soil Grade Modifications: Perimeter slope adjustments along foundation, problematic plant relocation/elevation/complete removal, strategic soil berm placement, lawn replacement, etc.

Please be sure to contact Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. with any lawn or landscape related questions you may have.  We stand ready to assist and look forward to being of service any way possible.  Thank you for visiting our site and have a great day!

We Raise Sunken Air Conditioner Condenser Base Pads!!

Has your air conditioner condenser shifted or become sunken over the years?  Is soil, mulch and other debris now infiltrating the base of your condenser?  Do you need to raise the soil level where your air conditioner condenser currently sits to improve on-site drainage?  If any of these or similar issues pertain to you, please contact Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. to schedule an on-site property evaluation, we can help!

Pacocha Landscaping Services, Inc. will stabilize/elevate your existing condenser pad or replace it all together with a new and improved model. **Please Note:  A qualified HVAC contractor will be needed to first disconnect your condenser’s electrical and coolant lines so we can improve the base pad area, then return later upon our completion to re-connect the unit (additional fees apply).**

Our on-site property evaluation will include the following:

  • Determine cause of original base pad failure (poor or nonexistent sub-base material previously used, negative drainage situation found, foundation settling occurred, old pad not structurally sound, etc.)
  • Assess surrounding landscape areas to determine best long term strategy for new condenser pad placement (away from mower and grass trimming equipment), adequate pad elevation (3″+/- above grade), determine any/all surrounding drainage improvements needed, etc.
  • Discuss new pad type and size, make note of who client will select to decommission the existing unit, timing of new pad installation and set date to have HVAC contractor return to reactivate applicable equipment.

Keep your air conditioning equipment in great condition and extend it’s lifespan by elevating it above soil grade and out of standing water prone areas.  Please be sure to contact Pacocha landscaping Services, Inc. with any questions or service requests you may have.  We are very happy to help any way we can.  Thank you for visiting our site and have a great day!