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Old 03-26-2004, 04:14 PM
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Banner at the top of page: *Please eliminate the text "Professional Lawn Care."

Links on left should be:

Our Services
Our Insurance
Our Credentials
Customer Login
Contact Us

Text should read: *Thank you for visiting Meier's Landscape Maintenance. *We are a full service landscape maintenance firm, serving portions of Lewisville, Flower Mound and Coppell. *Our staff of landscape professionals are ready to serve all of your landscape maintenance needs.

Our Services

At the top of the page, text should read Our Services. *Next, a link to all of our services should be listed out:

Weekly Mowing
Bi-Weekly Mowing
Bed Weed Control
Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control
Bed Clean-Up and Mulch
Fire Ant Control
Shrub & Tree Trimming & Pruning
Autumn Leaf Clean-Up
Grub Prevention
Winter Overseed
Seasonal Color
Seasonal Color Soil Ammendment
Seasonal Color Maintenance
Shrub & Small Tree Insect Prevention
Landscape Design & Proposal

Our Insurance

We carry $1 million worth of general liability insurance. *We also carry workers comp insurance on all of our employees. *This should be important to anyone choosing a landscape maintenance firm. *Many home owner insurance policies specifically exclude damage caused by uninsured contractors hired by the home owner.

Our Credentials
Our founder, Mace Meier, graduated from Oklahoma State University in May, 1992 with a bachelors degree in Landscape Contracting. *Mace Meier is also licensed by the Texas Department of Agriculture as a commercial pesticide applicator.

Customer Login
Leave blank for now.

Contact Us
Meier's Landscape Maintenance
1245 Valley Oaks Dr
Lewisville, TX *75067
(972)365-8772
mace@meierslandscape.com

Weekly Mowing and Bi-Weekly Mowing should link to the same page.

Our mowing service, whether done weekly or bi-weekly(every other week), includes mowing, trimming, edging and blowing off all paved areas.

The right way to care for a bermuda lawn in Texas is to treat it like a golf course fairway, which means mowing the lawn at least three times per week. *(To find out why, click here). *However, outside of golf courses, it isn't financially practical. *So most lawns in this area are mowed either weekly or bi-weekly.

Each year in late February to early March, we scalp the lawn. *The scalp mowing removes all the dormant grass blades and mulches them back into the soil. *This allows more sunlight to reach the soil, which produces faster green up. *This also enables us to start the season at a lower cutting height, which helps us cut grass blades instead of grass stems further into the season. *As the season progresses, we gradually increase the cutting height.

Our regular weekly service begins in late March and goes through mid-October. *In Mid-October we convert our weekly service to bi-weekly service until we get our first freeze, which is typically around Thanksgiving. *Our bi-weekly service starts late March and ends upon first freeze.

As you may notice on our service agreement, we do not allow "skipping". *Many of our customers ask us “What do you do in the winter?” *We try to stay busy in the winter installing landscape designs, but because our strategic focus is on landscape maintenance, that’s tough to do. *We have to earn the bulk of our annual income in 32 to 34 weeks. *There is a limit to how many stops we can schedule in a day, so if you’re on our schedule, you’ll be serviced. *As much as we’d like to allow customers to skip a cut every now and then to save a little on their landscaping bill, we simply aren’t in a position to allow for that. *All of our existing customers have agreed to these terms. *We feel these terms are very reasonable.

Bed Weed Control
Bed weed control consists of pulling or spraying weeds as they emerge from the bedded areas of the landscape. *This service is performed 12 months per year. *Typically, broadleaf weeds and non-crawling grassy weeds are pulled. *Nutsedge and bermuda found growing in beds are sprayed when possible. *We've found that it's nearly impossible to successfully pull these weeds and remove the roots from the heavy clay soils that are native in this area. *That's why we spray them. *Often times, these weeds require multiple treatments.

Lawn Fertilization & Weed Control
The absolute best defense against weeds is a thick, dense, healthy turf. *Our program consists of 6 applications per year and is specifically designed to promote healthy, thick, green turf. *But unlike many of our competitors, our program is also designed with the thought in mind that it's got to be mowed on a practical schedule. *That's why we only apply nitrogen 4 times per year. *We apply just enough nitrogen to keep the lawn healthy, but not so much that it grows too fast, which can easily cause the weekly mowing to be too much work. *Our fertilization & weed control product is designed to achieve maximum results when combined with a weekly mowing schedule and adequate watering habits.

Bed Clean-Up and Mulch
We use only premium shredded cypress mulch, which we have found holds it's color longer than any other type of mulching material. *The service consists of removing all trash and debris found in bedded areas, pulling & spraying weeds and laying new mulch at a depth of approximately 3 inches. *As the mulch ages, it slowly turns gray. *Many customers have us come around every year to apply a light dusting of fresh mulch to cover up the older, gray mulch.

Fire Ant Control
The imported brazilian fire ant isn't native to Texas. *It is thought to have been imported to the US by way of New Orleans over 100 years ago. *Because the fire ant isn't native to Texas, it has no natural predators. *Texas A & M University is in the process of bringing in flies from South America that prey on fire ants, but so far, they haven't survived a winter north of Waco. *The north Texas fire ant problem is here to stay.

Our fire ant product is applied once a year to the entire landscape and not only kills existing *****ies, but also prevents new *****ies from forming for an entire year. *The active ingredient is the same active ingredient used in Frontline, the flea and tick treatment placed on the back of a dog or cat's neck. *On most landscapes, we apply less active ingredient than what you'd find in the dose for a small dog.

I'll finish up later.
Thanks,
Mace Meier



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