Irrigation Systems Startup Season Has Arrived!

Although it seems like longer, the first day of spring was just last week! That means if you haven’t already, it’s time to schedule your irrigation systems spring startup. If you had your irrigation system shut down for the winter months, then you did the right thing. Furthermore, you’ll need to make sure to hire a professional irrigation technician to properly startup your system. As the experts in irrigation systems for Circle Pines and the surrounding areas, we’d like to tell you more about this process and the many reasons it should be performed by irrigation specialists like those at Classic Lawnscape.

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When you call Classic Lawnscape for your spring startup we will come to your home or business to start up your system. Once there, we will perform a full, in-depth irrigation system inspection. During this process, our certified irrigation technician will look for any areas that are in need of immediate attention or repairs including parts of your system that may become problematic in the near future. Next, we’ll show you all the areas of your system that could benefit from upgrading to smart irrigation technology in order to reduce the amount of water your system uses, while keeping your lawn lush and green all year long.

Why call the professionals? It’s simple; we know how to startup your system in the correct way to avoid any damages. After a long winter, your irrigation system can be broken just by turning it on. Water hammer is when a rush of water flows into an empty pipe caused by a surge of air pressure. The result is burst fittings, producing geyser-like water eruptions on your lawn and it can even cause your system to fail.

A spring startup from us will properly turn your system back on and assess your lawn sprinkler system to avoid any problems. We will turn on the main water source and get it charged with water and at the same time perform any adjustments to the system’s head heights or spray patterns to allow for optimal plant growth throughout the season. We perform a variety of services as part of our spring startup including:

  • Checking each sprinkler head for proper operation
  • Test water pressure
  • Adjust and clean sprinkler heads
  • Install batteries
  • Adjust and set controller
  • Charge system with water
  • And more

Welcome spring and make a smart move by calling the irrigation system startup professionals! Whenever you need help with irrigation systems in the Circle Pines area, call Classic Lawnscape at 763-780-7231 or Request a Free Estimate.

‘Tis the Season for Snow Removal

While the holidays don’t officially begin for another week, the snow has already begun to fall. We’ve already had our first snow of the season here in the Twin Cities. A few weeks ago a little over an inch fell but luckily, it held off for the morning commute. Normally we don’t see this type of weather until December. Was your business caught off guard? Or, did you have a professional snow removal plan in place? Here at Classic Lawnscape, we are the trusted name in Twin Cities snow removal and are here to help you choose the right snow removal for you and your unique business.  

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So, how do you know if you’re getting the best snow removal service for you? We’ve put together some advice on what to look for to help you get started. First off, it’s important to start your search for professional snow removal as soon as possible. That way, you know what company you are going to use and you have already signed a contract and know what to expect when the first big snow storm hits.

Take the time to talk to your Minneapolis friends and neighbors about what company they like to use. Then take some time to interview these Minneapolis snow removal companies to get more details about the services they provide. Also, do some research to see what their rating is with the Better Business Bureau, and make sure you check the snow removal company’s references.

Also, make sure they can handle the size and scope of your property. Here at Classic Lawnscape, we can provide dependable, comprehensive snow removal to help you avoid lost profits and keep your doors open. You can trust Classic Lawnscape for all of your snow removal needs. Our snow removal service will clear parking lots, walking paths and sidewalks, which could help keep you and everyone else who walks and drives on your commercial property safe from falling and potentially getting hurt.

Gone are the days when you will have to shovel and plow the snow on your own or worry about asking someone to help you with this chore. Our snow removal work begins as soon as the snow begins to fall!

Give us a call to learn more and to get on our schedule. We will be happy to answer any questions you have, and we can even give you a free estimate so you know how much to budget for. When you’re ready to speak to one of the best snow removal companies in the Twin Cities, call Classic Lawnscape at (763) 780-7231, contact us online or get a free estimate.

Essential Care Tips for Your Landscape & Irrigation System

It has been quite a hot summer and no doubt your irrigation system has been working tirelessly to keep your lawn and landscaping lush and green. With all of the hard work it’s been putting in over the last few months, don’t forget some of the essential things it needs to run like it should. After all, it is important you maintain and inspect your irrigation systems on a regular basis; especially this time of year. At Classic Lawnscape, we are experts at irrigation maintenance as well as a wide variety of other lawn care services for Shoreview. In fact, we install, maintain and inspect irrigation systems for commercial clients all over the area. That’s why we’d like to give you a rundown of the essential care tips your lawn and irrigation both need to flourish as they should.

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Fall Blowout & Irrigation Maintenance

Have you scheduled a fall blowout yet? This is essential to getting your lawn irrigation system shut down for the cold winter months months. Fall winterization or ‘blowout’ consists of turning off water source at the point where it should be protected from freezing. A technician from Classic Lawnscape will evacuate water out of each zone of system with high-volume pressurized air. This keeps any water from freezing within the system when the temperatures drop. The technician will drain any water meter and back flow device that may stay outside over winter. Storage of back flow devices and water meters is available.

And, there are a variety of other points that should be checked to make sure everything runs smoothly within your irrigation system, including:

  • Water pressure testing
  • Install batteries
  • Adjust and set controller
  • Check each sprinkler hear for proper operation and coverage
  • Adjust and clean sprinkler heads

Lawn Aeration

Lawn aeration is an essential in lawn care services. It is a procedure that utilizes liquid, mechanical or a manual lawn aerator to properly aerate the lawn. This creates numerous holes along the surface of the lawn, about twelve such holes in a given square foot of lawn. This permits and encourages deeper root growth, along with reducing the soil compaction level. Lawn aeration permits water, nutrients and air to directly reach the root system. 

Shaping & Pruning

Shaping of shrubs should be performed as needed as new growth appears to keep a well-manicured appearance for your landscape. Removal of dead, dying or diseased plant material and reinstallation of new plant material is also important in maintaining a clean and tidy appearance for your landscaping.

And, these are just some of the important lawn care services to consider for your landscaping. For more information about our lawn care services in Shoreview or any of the surrounding areas, call Classic Lawnscape at 763-780-7231 or you can contact us for a Free Estimate

Sprinkler Systems & How They Can Benefit Your Lawn

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Is your lawn not quite as lush and green as you’d like? You’ve likely seen and heard what sprinkler systems can do for a lawn, but have you got all the facts? The professionals here at Classic Lawnscape are experts in sprinkler systems for St Paul and are here to tell you more.

First, are you familiar with Rain Bird irrigation systems? Rain Bird offers a cost-effective way to maintain your home’s landscaping with minimal effort on your end. When you hire Classic Lawnscape for Rain Bird irrigation system installation, we come to your home, assess your landscaping’s needs and install an irrigation system that is customized to your yard and its watering needs. A system like Rain Bird allows us to easily do just that, plus it’s easy for you to learn how to use properly. Soon enough, you and your family and friends will be enjoying your lovely lawn and landscaping!

Hunter irrigation is another one of best sprinkler systems on the market because of its simplicity, value and efficiency. It is an easy-to-use system that is also easily programmed. Plus, this type of irrigation system helps with the investment you have made in your lawn by helping your landscaping to grow healthier and hardier plants that last longer and look beautiful. And a beautiful yard can really help to enhance your home’s curb appeal and make your yard the envy of your neighbors and friends.

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Here at Classic Lawnscape, we are professionals in the installation, repair and maintenance of these and a wide variety of other sprinkler system brands. Not only do our sprinkler systems save you time on watering your lawn and landscaping, they help conserve water and so much more.

There are several different kinds and types one can use to give their lawn the necessary hydration it requires. It all comes down to your yard, and what type of sprinklers will best water your yard. Unsure which type of lawn sprinkler to go with? Our irrigation experts can help you choose the right one for you. 

Give us a call today to get started! Summer is our favorite time of year; when your landscape is alive and thriving, we are in our prime. Our team can set up a routine with you, so your lawn is looking its best all season long.

Interested in learning more about sprinkler systems for your St Paul property? Call Classic Lawnscape at 763-780-7231 or contact us to get on our schedule for a Free Estimate.

Prepping & Caring for Your Landscape This Spring & Summer

Spring has already sprung but there is still time to whip your landscape into shape! There are many ways you can clean, maintain and enhance your landscaping to make it look its best all season. After all, the outside of your property can be a reflection of the inside, so it is important to make sure your building’s grass and landscaping are cared for.landscape management circle pines

Here at Classic Lawnscape, we understand that landscaping can be time consuming; that’s why we offer the landscape management services we do! We are ready to break out the mowers, rakes and other lawn care equipment to get your lawn and landscaping looking and functioning at its best! Our landscape management experts for Circle Pines and surrounding areas have a few suggestions on what we can do to prepare your lawn for the upcoming growing season.

  • First of all, we rake and remove old, dead material and debris. Raking encourages your grass to grow. We can clear debris, leaves and other items off of your lawn. This also helps when it’s time to start mowing your lawn. Raking loosens the soil’s surface, encouraging healthy and needed air flow.
  • It’s also time to start watering your lawn on your regular basis. If you don’t have an irrigation or sprinkler system for your landscaping, the rule of thumb is to water sparingly but deep. This will help your grass ‘learn’ to dig deeper into the soil to get the water. And that means your grass will grow healthy and strong. The landscape management team at Classic Lawnscape can design, install and maintain an irrigation system for you. That way, you won’t have to lift a finger when it comes to watering your landscape.
  • We can even do the planning and planting for you; including annual flower bed installation and maintenance, edging of bed lines and tree rings.
  • Don’t forget the mulch! Mulch can help to nurture the health of your lawn. Our landscape management team can lay down mulch around your trees and flower beds. This will help keep the plants warm in unexpected cool weather and also help plants retain much-needed moisture.
  • In addition to fertilizing, it’s also important for pre-emergent herbicide to be applied periodically throughout the season. We can also perform bi-weekly weeding of your landscape beds and surfaces to keep your landscape free of weeds. And, as the growing season really takes off, we can shape shrubs as needed.
  • Got pests? Our landscape management team also knows the best strategies for integrated pest management as well as insect and disease pests.
  • And, these are just some of the ways our landscape management team can help your landscape looks its best all growing season! For more information about landscape management for your Circle Pines home or business, call Classic Lawnscape at 763-780-7231, or you can contact us to get a Free Estimate.