Spring Cleanup’s: The Foundation A Great Lawn Is Built On

calgary Spring cleanups

Let’s get your lawn that professional look for the season ahead!

Spring cleanups are essential to giving your lawn every resource it needs to grow. In Calgary's dry and sunny environment, your lawn needs all the help it can get absorbing and retaining water in its root system. Spring cleanups do this and much more. Our packages range from single services to a full spring cleanup. Below is more information about what we offer, and why it’s important.

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Full Spring Clean Up

$169

Includes The Services Below

Core Aeration

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Core Aeration

Core aeration is the process of removing small cores of soil from your lawn. This reduces soil compaction, allows more air and water to enter deep into your lawn and promotes root growth. Other benefits of Core Aeration are:

  • Thatch will break down easier
  • Water will not pool, and runoff grass
  • Fertilizer will be more readily absorbed
  • Turf grass roots will grow stronger
  • Grass will be provided with more cushioning and resiliency
  • The ability to withstand heat and drought will be increased.

There are many types of aeration out there on the market, however, coring is the only effective way to reduce compaction.

Spike/foot aerators spread soil, but without coring to allow displaced soil to settle, they will leave it more compacted. At Clover we use deep-tine core aerators to fully remove deep cores and allow your grass to spread out and breathe.

Power Raking

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Perhaps most misunderstood by homeowners, is the benefit of power raking. 

Power raking is the process of pulling up the layer of thatch sitting just below the surface of your grass. Thatch is the buildup of dead, decomposing grass and plant matter that builds up over time.

If left to sit on top of your roots, thatch will prevent water, air, sunlight, and fertilizer from reaching your roots. On top of this, it can also promote unwanted diseases and insects.

We will assess your level of thatch, determine if power raking is necessary, and make the correct adjustments to pull up the right amount of thatch without harming your root system. 

Hand Rake

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Once the thatch is up, we will rake and bag it all along with the leaves, twigs, and debris left from the season prior to the final cut & trim.

Cut & Trim

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Full cleanups are completed with a cut and trim suited especially for your lawn to leave it looking picture perfect and well groomed. Using commercial mowers and trimmers we make sure no area is left uncared for.

Fertilization / Overseeding

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We use a specialty slow-release spring fertilizer with the right balance of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. To complement this, we also use a specialty blend of grass seed that will promote blade strength and the formation of new roots to compliment your lawn's current growth. After the cleanup is the ideal time to fertilize/overseed, and we make sure your grass gets the right nutrients at the right time.

Blow Out

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Finally, we blow away all clippings and debris from your flower beds, walkways, porch, or anywhere that needs it. By this time your lawn is prepped and ready to be enjoyed all summer!

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Aeration / Power Raking

$99

Includes The Services Below

*Hand Raking & bagging not included*

Core Aeration

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Core aeration is the process of removing small cores of soil from your lawn. This reduces soil compaction, allows more air and water to enter deep into your lawn and promotes root growth. Other benefits of Core Aeration are:

  • Thatch will break down easier
  • Water will not pool, and runoff grass
  • Fertilizer will be more readily absorbed
  • Turf grass roots will grow stronger
  • Grass will be provided with more cushioning and resiliency
  • The ability to withstand heat and drought will be increased.

There are many types of aeration out there on the market, however, coring is the only effective way to reduce compaction.

Spike/foot aerators spread soil, but without coring to allow displaced soil to settle, they will leave it more compacted. At Clover we use deep-tine core aerators to fully remove deep cores and allow your grass to spread out and breathe.

Power Raking

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Perhaps most misunderstood by homeowners, is the benefit of power raking. 

Power raking is the process of pulling up the layer of thatch sitting just below the surface of your grass. Thatch is the buildup of dead, decomposing grass and plant matter that builds up over time.

If left to sit on top of your roots, thatch will prevent water, air, sunlight, and fertilizer from reaching your roots. On top of this, it can also promote unwanted diseases and insects.

We will assess your level of thatch, determine if power raking is necessary, and make the correct adjustments to pull up the right amount of thatch without harming your root system. 

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Additional Services

Add these on top of your spring clean for an A-Z clean-up.
*All Prices Listed Are Base Rates, View Full Pricing Sheet Here

Top Dressing - $299

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Top dress your lawn for an additional cost based on square footage.

We add a thin layer of loam, compost, or garden soil. Through this process your lawn will be improved by:

  • Retaining more moisture and resisting drought often seen in Calgary summer's
  • Improved root development
  • Evening out lumps and bumps, filling in any small indents that may develop.
  • Stimulating grass to produce new root systems and choking out weeds.
  • pH balance 
  • Added nutrients for soil health
Edge Redefining - $49

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Add on Edge redefining to clean up the grass that's growing over the sides of your walkways. We will take our power sod cutter along each border on your lawn to keep a tidy, sharp look to your perimeters.

Pre-emergent Weed Control  - $29

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We use an organic pre-emergent (corn gluten) that inhibits weed seeds from establishing roots. Keep in mind our organic pre-emergent will take some time to build up in the lawn, and is much less powerful than our spraying programs. If your weed problem is a bit more serious, talk to us about setting up a weed spraying program here.

Hedge Trimming - Contact For Quote

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Call use for a quote on any shrubbery, hedges, and trees!

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Spring Clean Up

What is included in your full cleanup package?

In our full cleanup packages we provide the following:

•               Core aeration

•               Power raking

•               Hand raking

•               Cut & trim

•               Spring fertilizer

•               Overseeding

•               Light blow out of debris from flower beds and walkways

What is included in your Aeration/Power Raking Package?

This package is our more budget-friendly option. For those who want to do the bulk of the cleanup themselves, but don’t have an aerator and power rake laying around their shed.  We’ll run the machines and leave the hand raking and bagging to you!

How does a spring cleanup help my lawn?

Nothing is more important to a lawn than proper water/air circulation. With a spring cleanup, your lawn will absorb more of the water that it receives as well as allow proper air circulation.   This combination will allow more root development, better fertilizer/herbicide adsorption, and a healthier, greener lawn all around.

What is Core Aerating?

Core aeration is the process of removing small cores of soil from your lawn. This reduces soil compaction, allows more air and water to enter deep into your lawn and promotes root growth. Other benefits of Core Aeration are:

·    Thatch will break down easier

·    Water will not pool, and runoff grass

·    Fertilizer will be more readily absorbed

·    Turf grass roots will grow stronger

·    Grass will be provided with more cushioning and resiliency

·    The ability to withstand heat and drought will be increased.

There are many types of aeration out there on the market, however, coring is the only effective way to reduce compaction.

Spike/foot aerators spread soil, but without coring to allow displaced soil to settle, they will leave it more compacted. At Clover we use deep-tine core aerators to fully remove deep cores and allow your grass to spread out and breathe.

What is Power Raking?

Perhaps most misunderstood by homeowners, is the benefit of power raking.

Power raking is the process of pulling up the layer of thatch sitting just below the surface of your grass. Thatch is the buildup of dead decomposing grass and plant matter that builds up over time. If left to sit on top of your roots, thatch will prevent water, air, sunlight, and fertilizer from reaching your roots. On top of this, it can also promote unwanted disease and insects.

We will assess your level of thatch, determine if power raking is necessary, and make the correct adjustments to pull up the right amount of thatch without harming your root system.

What is the hand rake for?

After power raking, all thatch that is combed up off your lawn will then be gathered and bagged to be left in your green bin for the composting facility.

What do you use for fertilizer/overseeding?

We use a specialty slow-release spring fertilizer with the right balance of nitrogen, phosphate, and potassium. complement compliment this, we also use a specialty blend of grass seed that will promote blade strength and the formation of new roots.

After the cleanup is the ideal time to fertilize/overseed. We make sure your grass gets the right nutrients at the right time.

For more advanced fertilizer/weed control packages, check out our rates here.

When will my service be?

We aim to provide service within 5 days of booking your cleanup during the season, however weather can always get in the way! We will send a reminder email and text prior to your service.

What are your rates?

Our full cleanups start at $169. From there, we adjust based upon square footage. Curious about what your cost would be? Let us give you a free estimate, click here.

Did we miss anything?

Have a question you didn’t see? Feel free to call us anytime at (403) 612-4262. Or contact us here.

/ Rates

Summary Of Our Rates

Full Spring Clean Up - $169
Aeration & Power Raking Only - $99
Add-Ons:
Edge Redefining - $49
Topdressing - $299
Hedge Trimming - Contact For Quote
Pre-Emergent Weed Control - $29