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Maintenance

NW Bloom provides full scale professional landscape maintenance services. We have trained staff to prune, plant, and do whatever tasks you need done all to keep your landscape healthy. Other services we provide are compost tea applications, organic fertilizer, mulching, and lawn renovation which includes: dethatching and aeration; topdressing and overseeding.

Mulch

Mulching can make a big difference in the success of your landscape. Mulch conserves soil moisture, allowing you to water less often; minimizes weed growth; reduces erosion; keeps plant roots cool; provides winter protection; and makes your yard more attractive. There are many types of mulches, which have different benefits. We prefer to use compost or mulches with more organic matter because they add nutrients to the soil.
Organic Fertilizer

We use a certified organic slow release fertilizer, which has different formulations for different applications (turf, acid loving plants, performing plants, etc). The fertilizer will improve the soil fertility, structure and provides a food source for micro-organisms in your soil.
Dethatching

Thatch is an accumulation of decaying matter on the surface of the soil of a lawn. A little thatch (up to a half-inch) is O.K. If it is thicker than that, you have a problem with providing the root zone with essential nutrients and water. Too much thatch will also provide a safe harbor for insects that destroy turf. The lawn will begin to grow in the thatch instead of the soil, which will have a negative effect on your landscape.
Core Aeration

Aeration consists of perforating the soil with small holes that allow water, air, and fertilizer to get closer to the roots. This enables the roots to grow more deeply, producing a more vigorous lawn. Heavily compacted soils may require two or more aerations a year, even if other maintenance activities are minimal.
Topdressing and Overseeding

Top dressing a lawn simply means adding organic material to the surface of the turf. This material is a mixture made specifically for your soil type. The purpose of top dressing is to build up an ideal soil structure over the years creating an environment where your lawn will grow more lush and dense. It will also improve drought resistance, water holding capacity and drainage if aeration is a pretreatment. Minor depressions that have developed during the season are filled in so that a better surface is obtained. For a beautiflul, lush turf, topdressing should be done annually or as needed.
Seasonal Color

Add a variety of interest throughout the year with new textures and colors of annuals and bulbs, in and around the landscape, or in containers. Our color spots are changed out 3-4 times a year, and a high quality certified organic fertilizer is included. We can also provide high quality containers that will last for years.

Pruning

Choosing the correct method of pruning is essential to a plant’s health. Fine pruning will maximize the longevity and beauty of a specimen plant and orchard pruning will enhance fruit production. Done incorrectly, pruning can damage or even kill a plant. With a Certified Arborist on staff, we can always guarantee that the plant in need of pruning will be in the right hands.
Compost Tea

Compost tea is an aerobic water extract of compost that is brewed. It contains soluble nutrients and a diversity of beneficial bacteria, fungi, protozoa and nematodes. Compost tea restores and sustains the microbial activity essential to the soil. It provides nutrients for microorganisms and plants, accelerates decomposition of plant materials and toxins, and reduces the negative impacts of chemical-based pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers on the soil ecosystem.