SERVICES

Services

Landscape Design & Build

A quality landscape begins with a good design. Our professional team of designers has decades of combined experience in design and installation. This imaginative, creative group has provided our customers with distinctive, yet functional landscapes that address their needs and wishes. Coupled with the skills of our talented artisans in carpentry and masonry, we have the ability to enhance your landscape with unique accents like custom designed paths, walls, patios, decks, lighting, and water elements.

Did you know that a great landscape can increase the value of your property?

Whether an extensive Master Plan or a simple On-Site Sketch, utilize our expertise to help make your dream project come to life.

BILGER’S professional design process

  • Schedule an appointment by calling 419-448-GROW(4769)
  • Meet on-site with one of our professional design staff. Share your project’s goals and any preferences you have such as plant choice, planting bed or patio location, etc.. The designer will assess the site and project to determine the scope of work required.
  •  The scope of work will determine whether an on-site sketch or a master plan would be most appropriate for your project.
  • The On-Site Sketch – An On-Site Sketch is commonly done for a smaller focused area (i.e. the front of the house or around the patio). Frequently it is a project that the homeowner is not sure how to approach and needs help arriving at an attractive and functional solution. The On-Site Sketch is usually done on the spot at the time of the visit and is at no cost to the client.
  •  The Master Plan – Master Plans are more appropriate for new construction or larger landscape renovation projects. They become an outdoor site plan incorporating elements such as walkways and pedestrian circulation, patios or other entertainment areas, water features, integrate grade changes, walls, planting areas, irrigation and drainage. Specific plants are identified on the plan. Our designer integrates their creativity and knowledge to reflect the needs and wishes of the client. Master Plans are usually implemented in stages–generally not all at once. Master plans typically have a fee which we will be happy to quote ahead of time.

Landscape Maintenance

At Bilger’s we realize that every landscape is different and require different levels of maintenance. We will be happy to come out and give you an itemized estimate for the services that will keep your landscaping looking great all year long. Services include Trimming, pruning shrubs, Edging landscape beds, mulching landscape beds and applying appropriate weed prohibitors and fertilizers. Properly open and close water features. Repair and maintain low voltage landscape lighting

Here is a list of our services but not limited to:

  • Planting beds
  • Plants
  • Decks and patios
  • Walkways
  • Walls (decorative and functional)
  • Fencing
  • Water features/fountains
  • Nightscaping (landscape lighting)
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Lawns
  • Trees
  • Seasonal flower planting
  • Rain Gardens
  • Bio-swales

LANDSCAPE LIGHTING:

Whether you want your landscape looking as beautiful and inviting at night as itdoes during the day or just looking to make your property safer.

Lawn Care

Descriptions of Steps

Step 1 – Early Spring

Pre-emergent crabgrass control and formulated granular fertilizer

  •  Pre-emergent crabgrass control is applied in the early spring before crabgrass begins growing.
  •  At this time a granular fertilizer will also be applied to help jump start your lawn.
  •  If you are reseeding, please request that we do not apply pre-emergent crabgrass control. It will interfere with the germination of your grass seed.

Step 2 – Late Spring/Summer

Broadleaf weed control and formulated granular fertilizer

  • Dandelions and other broadleaf weeds are managed with this round.
  • Our granulated fertilizer formulation provides continued nourishment to keep your lawn green. Thick, healthy lawns crowd out weeds.

Step 3-Grub Control

Although grubs are not always a problem this application will ensure these root eating pests will stay far

away.

Step 4 – Late Summer

Formulated granular fertilizer and broadleaf weed control.

Step 5- Fall

Granulated winterizer fertilizer

Formulated granulated fertilizer will not only keep your lawn lush and green in the fall but

this application will help your turf perform in the early spring.

Additional Lawn Services

Lawn Aeration

Aeration is beneficial for all established lawns. It is the best way to reduce thatch, loosen up compacted soils and make it easier for water, air and nutrients to reach the roots of your turf. Lawn aeration isrecommended to be done in the spring or fall.

Flea and Tick Control

If fleas and ticks become rampant and threaten the health of people or pets, an application of turf insect control can help to reduce these populations in the yard

Fungus/Disease Control

Many lawn fungus problems go away naturally when weather conditions change. However, in certain cases fungicides are required to reduce disease activity and maintain a healthy lawn.

Soil Testing

There are cases where soil testing may be recommended to help determine a more specific nutrient management for a lawn or landscape area. Please call us directly for a personalized quote.

Lime Appication

After Soil testing you may need a granulated Lime application to balance out your ph levels and help your lawn accept the fertilizer you are putting down

Organic lawn fertilizers and weed control

Bilger’s is happy to give you a quote on organic lawn care in an effort to help are environment.

Taking Care of your New Lawn

Now that your new lawn is seeded…

Watering: This is the single most important factor in establishing your new lawn. Once the seed has been planted, begin light and frequent watering. Apply enough water to keep the soil surface continually moist, not wet. Avoid over watering as it may produce puddles and cause the seed to wash out. Remember, the
top layer of the soil must not dry out, thus more frequent watering is necessary if the weather is hot and or windy. We recommend early morning watering, if possible. This allows the seed bed to dry out over night and keeps fungual growth to a minimum. Straw is used to protect the seed bed from erosion and to retain
moisture. If straw was used, make certain to water it immediately after installation to keep it from blowing. Also make certain it remains evenly distributed and does not clump or pile up.

Germination: After 10 – 14 days you should begin to see new growth emerging from the seed bed. DO NOT PANIC when weeds appear. All soil contains weed seed and although they may appear to be a problem, they actually help shade new seedlings and help conserve surface moisture. You may also notice some
bare areas in the lawn, again do not panic these usually fill in with time and over seeding. Once a good stand of turf grass is established, longer deeper watering is recommended.

Mowing: You can begin to mow your new lawn when it reaches 3-4″ in height. Mowing a young lawn helps it to thicken and encourages stronger root growth. Never cut your new lawn shorter than 3 inches the first year, doing so can and will damage new seedlings. Straw will naturally decay, do not remove it. Raking out the straw can damage the root system of the new seedlings and thin the lawn.

Fertilization: After the third mowing, you may notice your newly seeded lawn turning yellow. This is the time to begin your fertilization program. A broadleaf weed n feed application may be applied to encourage root development and kill off any broadleaf weeds that have germinated. Continue treatment of your new lawn with a fertilization program. Some over seeding maybe required to fill in any bare areas. New lawns take a great deal of time and commitment to achieve success. It can take up to a year for your lawn to fully mature and become thick and dense. Be patient and please give us a call with any questions you may have regarding your lawn.