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Finding a Good Landscape Maintenance Service

landscaping in Prescott
landscaping in Prescott

A landscape maintenance company is who you hire when you’re trying to improve the exterior of your home.  Regardless of the type of contractor you are looking for, there are certain common characteristics to look for, as this article from The Money Pit magazine shows:

Good Qualities in a Landscape Maintenance Service

The home improvement season is now upon us, a time when many try to find good contractors to take on their projects, but at the same time ushering in the next installment in the ongoing soap opera that homeowners might refer to as Contractors of Our Lives. Few business relationships evoke such intense emotions as the homeowner-contractor bond.

What about those worst contractor nightmares that everyone seems to talk about?

  • Forty six percent said it was the contractor who takes much longer than promised to complete a job.
  • Thirty percent selected the contractor who broke one thing while fixing another.
  • A third place tie, at 20 percent, went to: contractors who quote one price and then increase it significantly during the job, and contractors who take the money and run – without completing the work.

On another topic – job site cleanliness – opinions were mixed. Thirty-five percent said contractors had generally done a good job protecting their homes and leaving them clean and tidy, while 12 percent said contractors usually left a mess and expected customers to clean up when the job was finished.

To read more of this article, please click here.

Landscape Maintenance Services:  Check Out Their Reviews Online

A good thing to look at when looking for a contractor for landscape maintenance is online reviews for the business.  Another thing that is a good indicator is how long they’ve been in business and how busy they are.  Customer service skills should be present as well. All of these things and more are skills for the right fit for your home or your business.

Hiring a contractor is easy.  Hiring a good one takes a bit more detective work.  If you take this step, however, you will be on the way to finding a good landscape maintenance service.

Green Servpro is a landscape maintenance company based in Prescott AZ.

Green ServPro LLC
600 W. Ray Rd. Suite B2
Prescott AZ 85225
(928) 356-8167

Fertilizing Plants in Arizona

In Arizona, fertilizing your plants can mean the difference between a lush green landscape and a bland collection of half-dead trees and shrubs.  But don’t just grab the first bag of fertilizer you find at the home improvement store; understanding what fertilizers are is just as important and fertilizing.

What are fertilizers?

Fertilizers are any organic or inorganic material of natural or synthetic origin that is added to a soil to supply one or more plant nutrients essential to the growth of the plant.

Fertilizers typically provide, in varying proportions;

Only three other macronutrients are needed by all plants: carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. These nutrients are supplied by water and carbon dioxide.

Forms of Fertilizers

Fertilizers come in various forms, divided into organic or inorganic. Plants can only absorb their required nutrients if they are present in easily dissolved chemical compounds. Both organic and inorganic fertilizers provide the same needed chemical compounds. Organic fertilizers provided other macro and micro plant nutrients and are released as the organic matter decays.

The most common solid fertilizer is a granulated or powdered form. The second most common form is liquid fertilizer; some advantages of liquid fertilizer are its immediate effect and wide coverage.

Slow Release forms

Slow-release fertilizers reduce the problem of “burning” the plants due to excess nitrogen. Polymer coating of fertilizer ingredients gives tablets and spikes a ‘true time-release’ or ‘staged nutrient release’ (SNR) of fertilizer nutrients.

Can you over-fertilize your plants in Arizona?

Yes! You can over use plant fertilizer. Over-fertilization of a vital nutrient can be as detrimental as not fertilizing at all. Over-fertilizing or “Fertilizer burn” can dry out of the leaves and damage or even kill the plant. So if you are going to fertilize make sure you read all the directions before starting the process.

Organic fertilizers and their benefits

Organic fertilizers include naturally occurring organic materials, (e.g. chicken litter, manure, worm castings, compost, seaweed, guano) or naturally occurring mineral deposits. Poultry litter and cattle manure often create environmental and disposal problems, making their use as fertilizers very beneficial. Organic fertilizers have been known to help soil life and long-term productivity of soil.

Comparison with inorganic fertilizer

Organic fertilizer nutrient content, solubility, and nutrient release rates are typically all lower than inorganic fertilizers. In general, the nutrients in organic fertilizer are both more dilute and also much less readily available to plants. Nevertheless they are at least as effective as inorganic (chemical) fertilizers over longer periods of use.

More recently, organic fertilizers are on the rise as people are trying to use environmental friendly products. Although organic fertilizers usually contain a lower concentration of nutrients, this lower concentration avoids complication of nitrogen burn harming the plants. In addition, organic fertilizers such as compost and worm castings break down slowly into complex organic structures which build the soil’s structure and moisture- and nutrient-retaining capabilities.

Inorganic fertilizers almost always readily dissolve and unless added have few other macro and micro plant nutrients. You see results faster when the inorganic fertilizers are used.  

When it comes to fertilizing plants in Arizona,

How to get your Landscape ready for monsoon season.

Monsoon season is upon us! Get your Landscape ready.

Below is a list of things you can do to help prepare your landscape for the season.

Timming of Trees

  •  Many people love large shade trees in their yard escpecially in this Arizona heat. What people do not realize is that all trees need to be maintained. By maintained I mean trimmed and thinned out at least two times a year to keep them full yet weather resistant. If you let your tree grow large and become un-kept it can fall over or have limbs break during storms. Not only does this cause damage to the tree but to your home and property as well,  not to mention the dent it can put in your wallet. Remember it is much easier to prevent the problem then trying to clean it up later – more cost effective too.

 Tree staking

  • Stake your smaller trees! You want to do this to prevent them from falling over in the storms. Smaller trees will fall over more quickly because they do not have a good root base yet.  When the tree does fall it can brake limbs and damage the roots and you may lose the tree.


Clean-up your Landscape

  • Be sure to clean-up your landscape of all debris and leaves. The debris could get swept up by the winds and cause more damage in the yard.


  • Pre-emergent is important to put down before a large storm rolls in. All the rain fall will cause weeds to grow in your landscape. Applying pre-emergent to your landscape will treat the ground and prevent weeds from sprouting.



  • Landscape grading is a very important part to any landscape. Surface water comes down directly from the rain. If not graded properly you will have pools of water in your yard. The pools might stay long enough to attract insects such as mosquitoes that can carry deceases.



Don’t forget to Call Green ServPro for all your needs! Landscape clean-ups, tree service, lighting repairs, irrigation repairs and much much more. 480-420-0902  *Free estimates*

Landscape Maintenance in Prescott

Your Choice For Expert Prescott Landscape Maintenance & Lawn Care

Green ServPro will treat your Prescott landscape maintenance as if it one of our own homes. We understand that every customer may have different tastes and preferences from the way we trim the shrubs to what type and color of flowers you like. Right from the start our goal is to structure a lawn care and landscape maintenance plan to enhance or return your lawn and landscape to a healthy, green and clean appearance.

Customer Service & Communication

We provide the highest level of communication with our customers. We maintain open lines of communication, maintaining on time schedules and keeping you informed about problem areas and required sprinkler and irrigation repairs.  We also provide you with timely notices like frost warnings and service date updates along with a newsletter to keep you up to date with seasonal changes that pertain to the Prescott landscape services at your home.

Regular Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly or Seasonal Landscape Maintenance Services

Our regular landscape maintenance services are provided weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly. Seasonal services are provided as well such as Winter rye grass overseeding or spring or fall time trimming and cleanups.

Regular landscape maintenance services include regular shrub and tree trimming up to an 8 ft. height, lawn care including regular fertilization and weed control, landscape weed removal and spraying, blowing out of the yard including patios, driveway and walkways. Hauling and disposal is also included.

Please Call Green Service Pro today to at 480-420-0902

Sprinkler and Irrigation Experts

Why Choose Green ServPro for your Chanlder Sprinkler Repair and Irrigation needs?

Green ServPro is your local Prescott sprinkler repair and drip irrigation system install expert. We work on all brands of irrigation timers, valves, sprinklers and drip irrigation systems. Green ServPro understands how critical a good irrigation system is to the health and beauty of your lawn and plants throughout your Prescott, Az. landscape. We will quickly diagnose problems and professionally repair or replace what is required to get your sprinklers or drip irrigation system back into operation as quickly as possible.

We are Dedicated to giving you a Great irrigation system.

Green ServPro LLC is dedicated to ensure your irrigation system is operating in top performance. We will inspect your system from the timer to the drip system emitters delivering water to your plants and trees as well as ensure your sprinklers provide appropriate coverage for your lawn.  We provide emergency irrigation repair services in Prescott and throughout the Valley. Each inspection provides the following for just $75 plus material for listed repairs. A Free Estimate will be provided for additional repairs.

  • Irrigation Timer checks to ensure all zones function correctly in the automatic and manual modes. Programming will be adjusted for the proper seasonal watering times.
  • Sprinkler and drip irrigation valves will be inspected for leaks, proper operation in manual and automatic mode. Wiring connections will be checked for corrosion due to unsealed wire nuts, connections will be repaired as needed.
  • All sprinkler and drip irrigation main lines will be checked for leaks. Drip irrigation emitters will be checked for proper operation and replaced if clogged or capped if not in use.
  • Sprinklers will be inspected for leaks from stems or nozzles. Adjustments will be made to your existing sprinklers and recommendations will be provided if it is necessary to add sprinklers for proper coverage.

Please call us today for your sprinkler or irrigation needs! Remember it is getting hot out there so your plants and trees need to be on the summer watering schedule.

Green ServPro (928) 356-8167

Monsoons: What will they do to your Landscape?

Monsoon Season is coming so what does that mean for my Landscape?

Monsoon Season has an average start date of the first week in July and usually ends in mid September. During the monsoon season Arizona experiences more severe weather then most states. Monsoons have dust, high winds, and heavy desert rain usually resulting in flash floods. Arizona typically gets about 2-1/2 inches of rain during monsoon season, that is about 1/3 of the yearly rainfall Arizona gets.



How monsoon season can affect your Landscape.

Monsoons can cause limbs or entire trees to fall, often landing on homes, cars, or other trees. Even an old tree with strong roots can be damaged in a monsoon with the 40mph – 60mph winds. Top heavy trees need to be thinned out to allow wind to move through the tree and help prevent storm damages from occurring. This also promotes a more upright growth and allows the sun to penetrate the interior of the tree to aid the trees health.








How much could this monsoon season cost you?

Please give an expert a call today! We will come out and give you a free estimate for a tree service. Remember it is more cost effective to have your tree serviced before the damage occurs. We would rather save your tree from falling or being damaged then having to remove it.


Call Green ServPro at 480-420-0902 or email Danielle at

Landscape Maintenance

Green ServPro LLC prides itself in providing you landscape maintenance and lawn care services as if it was our own. We not only promise to keep your home and garden landscape clean and green, but we guarantee we will perform the landscape maintenance the way you like it!

We understand that every customer may have different tastes and preferences from the way we trim the shrubs to what type and color of flowers you like. Right from the start our Goal is to structure a lawn care and landscape maintenance plan to enhance or return your lawn and landscape to a healthy, green and clean appearance. Relax and let us take care of the dirty work!

Our regular landscape maintenance services are provided weekly, bi-weekly, monthly and quarterly. Seasonal services are provided as well such as Winter rye grass overseeding or spring or fall time trimming and cleanups.

Regular landscape maintenance services include regular shrub and tree trimming up to an 8 ft. height, lawn care including regular fertilization and weed control, landscape weed removal and spraying, blowing out of the yard including patios, driveway and walkways. Hauling and disposal is also included.
Contact us today via e-mail – We will contact you within 24 hrs. to set up your free estimate!

CALL US TODAY AT (480) 365-9082

Plant Watering Guide

lawn watering guide PhoenixPlant watering varies between plants.  It is easy to plant a few shrubs and trees in the yard, they look great when they come from the nursery but how do we get them to grow, flower and look healthy at all times? We do live in the desert southwest and temperatures can range from the low 30’s some winter nights and over 110 degrees during hot summer days.

Plant Watering and Your Plants

With over half of the water use in your home possibly going to water your lawn and landscape it is important that you have somewhat of an understanding how much water your landscape needs to keep the plants healthy and at the same time keep your water bill under control!

Here are some helpful hints to be sure your plants are getting the right amount of water.

How can I tell if my plants are getting enough water?

  • Small plants such as flowers, groundcovers and cacti should be watered to a depth of 1 ft.
  • Shrubs should be watered to a depth of 2 to 3 ft. depending on type and size.
  • Trees should be watered to a depth of 3 ft. or more depending on type and size

You may use a piece of rebar to drive into the ground to determine how moist the soil is around your plants. As long as the soil is damp, the rebar should easily penetrate the ground.

How can I tell if my plants are getting to much water?

Plants which are getting to much water will begin to turn a lighter green or even yellow. This is caused by the lack of oxygen in the soil. There should be no standing water around your plants within thirty minutes of watering. Eventually this will cause root rot and the plant will dry up quickly even if the leaves are still green.

What are the signs I should look for to tell if I am watering my lawn properly?

Signs of Under watering

  • Lawn will begin to look dry and bluish-gray in color
  • The lawn will not spring back up when you step on it
  • The lawn will not feel cool to your feet after the sun goes down

Summer lawns should be watered to a depth of 10 inches and winter lawns to a depth of 6 inches. You can test this by penetrating the lawn with a large screwdriver, push it down until it stops.

Signs of Overwatering

  • Water is puddling in areas and does not go away within 10 minutes
  • Grass will begin to grow mushrooms or algae and will smell musty
  • Soil wll be very soft or even mushy and can begin to breed mosquitoes


Seasonal Planting Seasonal watering time settings
Grasses Time At planting Oct – Feb. Mar – May Jun – Sept
Burmuda May – Aug. 3 times 8 min. 10 min. 12 – 15 min.
Hybrid daily 1 day / wk 2 days / wk 3 days / wk
Winter October 4 times/day 5 days / wk 6 days / wk Rye will die
Rye Grass 4 minutes 5 minutes 7 minutes in summer

How should my drip irrigation system be set up to water my plants and trees?

With so many different soil conditions and plants available in the southwest it is critical that your drip irrigation system is set up properly for optimum control of how much water your plants receive each time you water. Separate irrigation zones should be set up to water your plants, trees, fruit trees, seasonal flowers, pots, vegetable garden or even a rose garden. You may also want separate zones if you wish to have a desert scene in your front yard and a tropical oasis in your back yard!

How do I determine the number of drip emitters to install on each of my plants, trees, etc?

Emitters are sized by the Gallons per hour (GPH), use the table below as a guide to help you. The table is based on number of emitters normally installed by professional landscape companies.

The amount of time you set to water your plants will vary based on the amount of penetration you are getting due to the soil conditions in your area. If your plants and trees are set up to share water, additional adjustments will be necessary.


Gallons Seasonal time settings schedule
per hour Oct – Feb. Mar – May Jun – Sept frequency
Flowers 1 10 min. 20 min. 30 min. 5 days/wk
Ground Covers 2 30 min. 45 min. 1 hour 3 days/wk
shrubs 4 30 min. 45 min. 1 hour 3 days/wk
Palm Trees 6 30 min. 45 min. 1 hour 3 days/wk
Canopy Trees 16 1 hour 1.5 hours 2 hours 1 day/wk
Fruit Trees 12 1 hour 1.5 hours 2 hours 1 day/wk

phoenix plant watering guideGreen ServPro LLC provides free estimates and consultations for Lawn, Landscape and Garden Care.  We would be glad to assist you in your efforts to ensure your home maintains the curb appeal and outdoor living space we all want to enjoy. We would be glad to give you a free irrigation system analysis to determine if your system is set up properly for the optimum health of your plants and trees.

Give us a call today for your FREE Irrigation Analysis

@ (480) 365 – 9082