The Importance of Plant Health Care for Commercial Properties

Trees play a crucial role in enhancing the quality and beauty of your commercial property. However, despite their resilience, trees can be vulnerable to insect damage. Neglecting tree care can lead to safety hazards, diminished curb appeal, and the creation of a habitat for invasive insects.

To ensure the health and longevity of your trees, it is essential to invest in plant health care. These treatments will effectively protect your trees, keeping invasive insect populations under control and preserving their vitality for years to come.

Effective Treatment Process

At emi landscape, we understand that every client has specific requirements when it comes to their trees. Some have majestic towering trees, while others have a more modest collection on their property. That’s why our plant health care program, offered as part of our comprehensive maintenance contracts, is designed to cater to the individual needs of each client.

Our plant health care process primarily focuses on controlling and preventing detrimental insects that can harm the health and appearance of your trees. Our team of trained experts specializes in safely applying insecticides to control common pests such as bagworms, sawflies, lace bugs, scales, and aphids.

To ensure the efficiency and safety of our tree-spraying operations, we have integrated a UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle) with a tank sprayer attached at the rear. This cutting-edge addition offers several advantages, including increased mobility and enhanced protection for our applicators as well as their surroundings. With these advancements, we ensure optimal results while upholding the highest safety standards.

Strategic Timing 

Timing plays a pivotal role in plant health care to ensure maximum effectiveness while minimizing disruption to pollinators.

We often wait until the flowering period concludes to address bagworm infestations, typically occurring between May and June. Our team is exceptionally careful, prioritizing the protection of pollinators while effectively managing invasive pest populations.

The Benefits of Plant Health Care

Plant Health Care provides numerous benefits, including:

  • Effective pest control and prevention: By investing in plant health care, you can reduce the likelihood of invasive insects spreading to other areas of your property and causing further damage. Tree spraying directly manages and prevents unwanted insect populations, helping to contain their spread.

  • Preservation of tree health and aesthetics: Plant Health Care actively controls insect populations, relieving trees from stress, damage, and additional diseases, ensuring their long-term safety, health, and beauty.

  • Ecological balance: Plant Health Care eliminates invasive insects which has a positive impact on the ecosystem. Excessive populations of invasive pests can negatively affect beneficial insects. Targeted tree spraying helps maintain a harmonious environment that promotes the growth and well-being of both trees and the surrounding ecosystem.

Plant Health Care for Lasting Landscapes

Plant Health Care is an essential component of our landscape maintenance programs at emi landscape. By employing effective treatments and strategic timing, we carefully control harmful pests while minimizing the impact on beneficial insects and the overall ecosystem.

Our commitment to innovation is evident in the incorporation of advanced equipment, ensuring efficiency and safety in all our operations. When you work with emi, you can count on professional services that contribute to the health and longevity of your landscape.


Perennial Maintenance: Preserving the Beauty of Your Commercial Property

Maintaining a thriving landscape is essential for achieving success in commercial property ownership.

Perennials are essential for enhancing the visual appeal of your landscape. By investing in regular care and attention for your perennials, you cultivate an environment that leaves a lasting impression on visitors and tenants alike.

A meticulously maintained landscape is a testament to your unwavering commitment to quality and attention to detail, elevating the overall image of your property.

Our Process

At emi landscape, we understand that proper maintenance is the foundation of a healthy and thriving landscape. That’s why we offer perennial maintenance services to all our landscape maintenance contract clients.

Throughout the year, our skilled team carefully trims your perennials, utilizing sharp and sanitized hand pruners. This encourages year-round blooms, removes dead or unwanted growth, and maintains a clean and healthy landscape.

Our maintenance includes perennials like:

  • Salvia
  • Daylily 
  • Hostas
  • Coral Bells
  • Irises 
  • Nepeta

During our visits, we assess weather conditions and take necessary precautions to protect your plants, especially in drought conditions. If we observe signs of struggle due to dryness or other factors, we exercise caution and avoid unnecessary trimming or cutting. Our ultimate goal is to ensure the long-term success and vitality of your perennials.

Timing for Success

Our maintenance schedule is meticulously designed to prioritize the timing required for the optimal health of your perennials. Here’s an overview of our process:

  • March: As part of our spring clean-up phase, we begin by trimming back perennials like Liriope before applying mulch.

  • Mid-April to May: Our attention shifts to pruning Daffodils, ensuring their proper growth and development.

  • June: We dedicate ourselves to the careful deadheading of perennials such as Salvia and Nepeta, promoting continuous blooming throughout the season.

  • July: Our focus turns to deadheading and the removal of expired or aged growth from Daylilies, Coral Bells, and Hostas.

  • August: We revisit the deadheading process, giving special consideration to perennials like Salvia, Coneflower, and Black Eyed Susans.

  • September: As the temperature begins to cool, we maintain the vitality of coneflowers and Black Eyed Susans through continued deadheading.

  • October to December: Our primary focus during this period is cutting back all perennial plants and ornamental grasses, preparing them for their winter dormancy, or what we like to refer to as “putting them to bed.”

By following this comprehensive maintenance plan, we provide your perennials with the precise care they need throughout the year. This systematic approach promotes their overall health, ensures their longevity, and contributes to a beautiful and flourishing landscape.

The Benefits of Perennial Maintenance:

When you invest in perennial maintenance you can enjoy numerous benefits for your property:

  • More blooms: Our comprehensive perennial maintenance services guarantee that your landscape maintains a consistently appealing and visually stunning appearance. By removing spent blooms (deadheading the flowers) and fostering proper growth, we create an attractive and immaculate property for visitors and tenants. 
  • Plant regeneration: Our skilled pruning and maintenance techniques enable your perennials to undergo a revitalizing process, resulting in renewed vigor and abundant blooming for years to come. 
  • Year-round color: Our services play a vital role in achieving year-round color by carefully managing the growth and structure of your plants. By removing spent blooms and controlling plant habits, we ensure that your perennials remain in optimal condition and continue to bloom beautifully throughout the year before winter arrives. 

Elevate Your Property with emi

Perennial maintenance is a critical component for preserving the vitality and appeal of your commercial property’s landscape. When you choose to partner with emi, you can be confident that our services will provide lasting results that reflect the professionalism of your commercial space.



Meet Katie: Master of Accounts with a Flair for Detail

The emi team just got a little more excited with the arrival of our latest and greatest addition, Katie Pufnock. As our new account manager, she has quickly made her presence felt with her dedication to detail and her competitive spirit!

Before joining our team, Katie was an administrator and a national accounts representative in the green and snow industries, providing her with a wealth of knowledge and understanding. From horticulture to bidding, building customer relationships, and new sales, she’s got the know-how to get the job done.

Before arriving on the scene in the industry, Katie is also a true athlete at heart, having played competitive sports through college where she played field hockey at Shippensburg University. That same competitive drive and desire to win are now being put to good use in striving to bring the visions of our customers to life.

In the world of landscaping, no two days are ever the same – which Katie knows all too well. She enjoys having a dynamic schedule, from walking sites to training, meetings, crunching numbers, and even meeting with clients in person. 

Katie certainly doesn’t mind the occasional curveball getting thrown her way – in fact, she thrives on it. Her unique critical thinking skills and competitive spirit mean she’s always up for a challenge, no matter how unexpected or daunting.

When Katie isn’t busy in her new role as Account Manager she’s always finding ways to keep busy! You can find her repurposing antique furniture, crushing it on the golf course, or spoiling her niece and nephew with love and affection. 

But most important to Katie is her ‘why’. Her daughter Finley continues to fuel her desire to lead, succeed, and build lasting positive relationships with others.

So, what’s Katie’s recipe for success? Well, it all comes down to her attention to detail. She shares, “I’m fanatical about it in every aspect of my role and responsibilities. I enjoy learning and being a forever student!”

Katie feels excited to be around so many experts and professionals who are willing to invest in her career and future. And finds the people-focused and relationship-driven culture at emi to be a place she can see herself settling into over the next five years. However, Katie states, “Only if emi can tolerate me, ha!”

I’m sure we can do way MORE than tolerate you, Katie! Your passion for your work and dedication to attention to detail has already made a big impact in just a short time. Here’s to the future! 😉🥂



Uline Distribution Center Turf Renovation

Founded over 40 years ago, Uline prides itself on being the leading provider of shipping, packaging, and industrial supplies in the US, Mexico, and Canada. This family-owned business has built its reputation by providing the highest quality of services to clients. This is why it comes as no surprise for these same standards to be expected from the vendors that service their facilities.

Understanding the Goal

Upon partnering with Uline, emi landscape quickly understood that there would be very low tolerance for poor quality. The existing turf was very inconsistent in appearance and health. No irrigation and new construction resulted in patches of dry, compacted soil, while other areas were lush and green. It was evident that the plan of action needed to be specialized for this site and it’s many needs.

The goal was to establish thick, weed-free turf. This was to be done through a multistep, but fairly quick process. A white-glove experience for the client was requested and to be delivered.

The Plan

Without irrigation, the real contingency of the plan was to ensure the seed germinated and therefore money, time, and resources were not wasted. We used a Ventrac Aera-vator to pulverize the compacted soil, allowing oxygen to move through. Then we followed with applying more than 250 bags of 100% rye grass seed, which has a 7-day germination period.

The timing was critical. Prior to bringing in the Aera-vator, existing weeds needed to be eliminated. However, most weed treatments require a waiting period before the seed is to be spread, in order to not impede germination. When selecting the herbicide, we knew it needed to be effective, heat tolerant, and allow an early re-entry period for seed. 

After carefully mapping out the project with the weather forecast, the timeline went as follows:

  • Herbicide Application *dry conditions required*
  • 21-day waiting period
  • Aera-Vator pulverizes soil
  • Rye grass seed spread
  • 7-day germination period *rain required*
  • Beginning to see new seed germinating and greening of turf!
  • Fertilize all turf areas once germination has begun

The Results

Mother nature provided, and we are seeing results! For long-term success, it is recommended to repeat this process whenever the turf is looking thin or dry. Without irrigation, periods of drought with cause the turf to naturally die off over time. The next step? Irrigation!

The results speak for themselves…

Tell us what you think!



emi’s Annual Celebration 2022

Our employees are the backbone of our company, and we’re proud to say that we have an excellent team here at emi. We work hard, support each other and always strive to reach our goals. To honor how far we’ve come, we host an annual celebration to come together, have some fun, and show our gratitude for each other. 

This year, we hosted our company celebration at the Bear Creek Mountain Ski Resort in Macungie, PA. Nestled among snow-tipped mountains, this rustic lodge is an ideal spot for a laid-back get-together with a tasty open-style buffet and a refreshing cocktail.

At emi, we believe the more the merrier! So, our employees are encouraged to invite friends and family to our celebration. This year, it resulted in nearly 70 people showing up. 

As much as our community enjoys the quality time spent together at these gatherings,  we figure one can’t go wrong with the fun of raffling! We provide a large raffle where employees and even guests are welcome to join in on the chance to win some prizes. 

We raffle out three main prizes: a Boonie Pizza Oven, TV Nintendo Switch, and 40+ other prizes that are available for friends and family.

Having a supportive community is essential to us at emi. Our trusted vendors at our event noted how “tight-knit” of a group we have and the strong company culture at our party. We always look forward to these get-togethers because they help us tighten the team’s connection. We ended this year on a high note! 



Meet Rachel: emi’s Jill of All Trades

Today, we are shining a light on another one of our amazing team members, Rachel. If you haven’t seen her around, you’ve definitely heard of her! Not only has Rachel been with emi for five years and counting, but she is also the daughter of our fearless Horticulture Team Leader, Donna Danenhower. Although Rachel doesn’t necessarily consider herself to have a green thumb, she credits her mom for showing her the emi way. 

Rachel had a unique beginning at emi – during her senior year of high school, she got to shadow Cindy, our CFO, for a school project. Then, she worked on and off at emi for several years and slowly transformed her high school project into a full-time career. Man, aren’t we lucky?!

Although her official title is Operations Administration, Rachel is ready to assist her team wherever they need her. Her day-to-day consists of managing customer billing, editing contracts, and processing payroll. She takes care of taxes, bill payments, and prepping the numbers for us during the snow season.

She also fills her day by attending department meetings to stay up-to-date on scheduling and operations. She even helps out the team by purchasing plant materials and occasionally lends her green thumb by curating a design or two for clients. To say she has a finger in every pie is an understatement!

When Rachels is not busy crunching numbers, you can find her cozying up with a good book hand-picked from her collection. Rachel doesn’t just go on adventures in her books though, she’s also passionate about traveling. That is as long as she’s got a good travel partner. She’s been to nearly every state on the East Coast and has goals to visit more. 

Rachel is always looking for ways to grow her career at emi. She’s currently getting her accounting certificate and hopes to use her new skills in the finance department when she graduates in the Spring of 2024. Some of us may cringe at the sight of numbers, but Rachel finds them as another puzzle to solve. Plus, she loves paperwork! 

Rachel has grown with us over the years and credits the emi squad to not only her career growth but personal growth as well. She shares, “My favorite thing about emi is the people. The supportive work environment has helped me get out of my shell over the years.” 

Thank you for all you do Rachel! We’re lucky to have you on our team. 



Winter Work from emi Landscape

There was a TV show not long ago that used to say ‘winter is coming.’ They said it quite a lot actually. And while I’ve gone through and erased that show from my memory thanks to its abysmal final season, credit where credit is due. Winter is in fact coming. 

emi landscape is based in Eastern Pennsylvania, and if you’ve spent a winter here, then you have a good idea of what that means. Cold and wind, buckets of snow and ice and sleet. And while that kind of weather can be great when you’re home all cozy with nowhere to be, a lot of us have jobs to do, and we can’t let snow or ice get in the way. 

At emi landscape, we consider snow and ice removal a critical part of operating a business. In the same way, your landscaping shows you care about your customers enough to make their visits especially pleasant, snow and ice removal ensures your customers can access your business and shows that you’ll do what it takes to meet their needs. 

That’s why we offer a range of services in the winter months to make sure your customers know they’ll be safe on your property.

Snow Plowing

We’ll say this first to get it out of the way, not everyone in Pennsylvania drives a 4X4. Snow buildup can reduce a car’s ability to get traction under the tires at less than one inch. So on those big days with big snowfall numbers, you want to make sure you’ve got someone out there clearing snow as it falls. 

Our snow removal service works with your business to establish a schedule. We know how your business operates and we can be sure your customers have access when they need it, open to close. We use professionally trained drivers operating industrial equipment that can clear large spaces, roads, and parking lots quickly and accurately. 

If your space is limited, you might also consider our snow-hauling service. With snow hauling, not only do we remove the snow from your parking areas, we haul it away too. This eliminates massive snow piles that eat up parking space and also reduces the risk of high winds spreading snow drift back on those areas we just cleared. 

Sidewalk Clearing and Ice Control

Those who grew up in Eastern Pennsylvania already know, sidewalks in winter get very slippery, very fast. Know who else knows that? Insurance companies. That’s because they receive a much larger amount of claims based on injuries suffered on sidewalks in winter than in summer. Which makes sense, doesn’t it? If your car slips on the ice and you hit the curb, the body of the car protects you. If you slip on the ice, you better hope you hit that snowdrift or it’s going to be a hard landing. 

Sidewalk clearing and ice control is the only way to ensure your walkways are as safe as possible in the winter months. Since ice tends to build up, it is best to clear it early and often.. emi landscape provides regular visits to your office to make sure your customers and employees are always safe on your sidewalks. 

Not only does this protect access to your business, it reduces your risk of a personal injury claim due to hazardous conditions. 

Salt and Brine

Salt is great, isn’t it? Not only does it make every food ever taste better, it also makes your slick roadways safer. It’s a miracle, right? emi landscape offers salt treatments along with our snow plowing and sidewalk services, to make sure cars can maintain their traction in your parking and driving areas. This service is so important and so critical to get right, we apply salt not once but twice! Once to prevent precipitation from bonding and one to remove any stubborn snow or ice. 

Additionally, emi landscape will ensure your walkways remain safe by using a combination of brine and calcium that will make sure your customers stay upright on your sidewalks. 

If you have any questions about these or any other of our winter services, don’t hesitate to get in touch. emi landscape prides ourselves on working around your schedule to ensure you and your customers always have access to your business when you need it. Our teams of snow removal professionals work hard for hundreds of customers around the Eastern Pennsylvania area, and we will work hard for you too. 



Keep Your Parking Lot Clean With Lehigh Valley’s Street Sweeping Services

Parking lots are more than a place to park your car–they are an extension of your property. They are often the first impression your customers get when they drive up, and can potentially make or break a transaction.

That’s why at emi, we have a solution for your property to keep it clean, free of debris, and looking its best. Our parking lot sweeping services can provide your property with that extra push to ensure your properties are always safe, clean, and accessible. 

What Do Parking Lot Sweepers Do? 

Parking lot sweepers are not often thought of when it comes to landscaping, but they can be a very beneficial service. While there are many different types of sweepers, they all have one purpose in common: to remove dirt and debris from your parking lot. Most sweepers are compromised of two spinning brushes to dust up the debris, which is then collected by the suction system located under the machine. Essentially, this is a large vacuum for exterior spaces like parking lots. 

There are different varieties of sweepers, but at emi we use the best. That’s why we rely on the Raptor, the Nightwak Street Sweeper–it’s just as powerful as it sounds. This sweeper has an advanced hydraulic system to sweep everything in its path. The gutter brooms simply sweep debris into the vacuum for easy cleanup. Not only is this thing a powerhouse, but it’s a quiet one too. It’s best used on our commercial sites and has the endurance to handle large amounts of debris. 

Let emi Handle The Mess 

While parking lot sweepers can handle most of the work, we don’t just stop there. You’ll see our crews on the ground while the vacuum is going to help blow out debris on every corner and every fence line. Not only do we blow out debris, but any trash that cannot get vacuumed up is hand removed and disposed of off-site. We even perform our sweeping services at night to the early morning when fewer people are around to avoid disturbing anyone in the area. We can provide these services as much as needed, with no lead time necessary. If you have a time-sensitive event, the emi team will be there!

Yet, as we know in landscaping, things vary by season and so do our methods. Here’s what you can expect from parking lot sweeping at emi each season:  

  • Spring:  We clear away the winter mess that is leftover from the plows.
  • Summer: We keep our eyes peeled for the tiniest pieces of debris, so our crew can cruise through the property and have it spotless in no time. 
  • Fall:  This time of year can bring a lot of debris, so our crew’s main focus is vacuuming and removing leaves on site. 

The Advantages of Parking Lot Sweeping

Parking lot sweeping is a service that not only provides a pristine and functional space but also comes with more benefits than some may not even realize. The top four advantages of parking lot sweeping are: 

  1. Customer Satisfaction: A maintained parking lot draws in visitors, decreases littering, and promotes a healthier environment. This, in turn, drives business and attracts new customers.
  2. Public Safety: Sweeping dirt and debris help remove pollutants out of storm drains and on the property. 
  3. Prevents Vehicle Damage: Believe it or not, sweeping helps to stop trucks from getting flat tires! A lot of debris circles around parking lots that can cause damage to tires and vehicles. By sweeping the lot regularly, the debris is removed before it can cause any damage. Ironically, our street sweeper gets a flat tire almost every night out. 
  1. Pavement Durability: Over time, asphalt and other pavements can give way to all of the traffic and debris that gets littered on them. This can cause major problems for property owners like dangerous potholes and cracked pavement. Regularly sweeping the parking lot can extend the life of your pavement and help you to avoid hazardous conditions. 

Managing a property is no easy feat! Why not let the professionals at emi Landscaping do the dirty work for you? 
Whether you need sweeping services once a month or a few times a year, our team can get the job done. Contact us today so we can get started!



emi landscape prepares for the snow season in the Lehigh Valley

As a commercial property manager, you know how much time you spend trying to make sure your properties are hazard-free and accessible during winter months. With so much on your plate, it can be hard for you to do all the preparation alone. 

When you choose emi landscape as your snow contractor, our preparation process will give you time to focus on keeping your employees productive and safe during the holiday season. You don’t need to stress about the snow pile-up in the parking lot or walkways covered in ice. Our dependable fleet will be there for you around the clock efficiently removing snow and melting ice from your property.

How emi Prepares Commercial Properties for Snow Services 

Preparation is key to the success of your properties. At emi, we plan all year long before we get a chance to even see snow. When we get closer to the colder months, each property goes through an assessment and preparation phase that consists of:

  • Staking —Stakes or posts are strategically placed around the boundaries of your property to identify to operators the snow removal perimeters. These stakes help to avoid any potential damage or hazards while plowing.
  • Snow Equipment Transfer & Staging — Oftentimes our snow equipment is staged on-site for you so that snow services can begin immediately when our crews arrive.
  • Filing Satellite Salt Bins: We ensure that salt bins are filled prior to the season start and replenished frequently. A proper covering prevents precipitation from bonding and aids in the removal of remaining snow or ice. 
  • Brine Silos Transfer & Staging — Our brine ice melt solution is mixed with a magnesium-based additive to keep walkways safe. These silos are stored at specific sites and can hold up to 5,000 gallons of brine!  

Company-Wide Snow Process Training 

At emi, we don’t just get through storms, we plan on them. 

We kick start the winter by providing several company-wide training seminars that educate our entire staff on how to provide first-rate snow and ice removal services. 

Important topics we discuss to prepare for the snow season are: 

Preparation & Communication

Not only is communication with our clients important, but it’s also important to have internal communication throughout all departments. By establishing our pre and post-storm procedures we provide reliable results in unpredictable weather.

Equipment Management 

The best way to prevent service interruptions from equipment failure is to ensure crews are qualified to operate our snow machinery. Our crews complete industry-approved certifications and detailed demonstrations so that they can become highly skilled snow operators (more information detailed below). 

Weather Monitoring

At emi, one of our best assets is our ability to assess the forecast and its severity. By utilizing our select weather radar systems, we stay one step ahead for our clients to provide timely and reliable service. We utilize Weatherworks for precipitation warnings and their team gives us a detailed orientation to the program in one of our classes. 

Our snow meetings are an effective way to get everyone on the same page and solidify our communication throughout all departments. We walk away from these lessons feeling like we’re ready for anything Mother Nature throws our way!

SIMA Certifications for All Team Members

Ok, we get it. It doesn’t snow every day in Lehigh Valley. We have to keep ourselves busy in the times that the snow isn’t falling and we can’t perform landscaping work. 

At emi, we don’t fly into the risk of danger, we play it safe. To avoid any accidents, our snow crews are provided with a multi-step training process. We’re proud to regularly partner with SIMA, a non-profit trade association that focuses on training and best practices related to snow plowing, ice management, and business management.  Through their guidance, we have set up a series of certifications that our team members can receive.

All new team members can test for the ASM (Advanced Snow Manager) certification from SIMA (Snow & Ice Management Association).  This gives them a baseline understanding of how to perform many aspects of snow removal.  Once they have passed all 4 sections of the ASM, they move on to the Liquids in Snow Removal certificate.  The purpose of this certification is to provide training on the proper use of brine applications.  Finally, the holy grail of snow certifications, the CSP (Certified Snow Professional), prepares them to perform safety duties, assess risks and evaluate hazards. (In fact, with the CSP they can essentially run a snow removal business themselves!) 

Let It Snow ❄️❄️❄️❄️ !!!!



Fall Cleanup: The emi Way

Most of us in Pennsylvania know Fall has arrived when the foliage lights up the Poconos Mountains in vibrant hues of deep reds, burnt oranges, and bright yellows from mid-September to mid-October. 

Meanwhile, here in Central Pennsylvania, our foliage doesn’t peak until a few weeks later in late October. Some of our local species such as Bradford Pears and Oaks will even stubbornly hold onto their leaves until the late winter!

That is why at emi landscape we carefully inspect every site to ensure that we are planning fall clean-up based on when your local trees shed their leaves. Therefore, as the seasons change, so do our landscaping routines. emi follows a fall clean-up routine that ensures your properties are set up for success year after year.

What is a Fall Cleanup and When Do They Begin?

Our maintenance contracts provide fall clean-up services that include: mowing, removing leaves and debris, weed control, cutting back perennials, and fertilizing. 

Our fall cleanup service can include up to two visits. Your account’s maturity and the length of the client relationship will determine the number of visits required. Depending on what the weather permits for each year, the first round often starts in late October, and the second round follows in late November to early December. Additional mowing may be needed in between fall cleanups. 

1 – Blow then Mow

We start fall clean-ups by using leaf blowers throughout the property to ensure that any leaves in tree rings, in beds, or in pocketed areas are blown into the grass so that they can be bagged or mowed. 

Afterward, we carefully mow the entire area so that any debris left behind is chopped up with our gator blades. By mowing the leaves and finely chopping them, they will drop between the blades of grass into the soil surface. As the leaves naturally decompose, they will contribute to the organic matter present and nutrients will be released for the turf to utilize. When we are finished, there should be a very light layer of dry leaves covering the surface with visible turf just beneath it. 

Any areas with thick, heavily saturated leaves will be manually bagged to avoid choking out the grass. In more serious debris conditions, we will instruct that the leaves are blown out to the curb and our vacuum will be brought on site for removal.

2 – Weed Control

At this time of year, weeds are still visible and growing. However, our chemical applications are not as effective due to the temperature changes, so our crews help control weeds by hand pulling weeds when necessary.

3 – Fertilize 

In between the fall clean-up services, we offer slow-release nitrogen fertilization applications. Fall is a great time to fertilize because it provides the turf’s root systems carbohydrates to store throughout the winter to withstand dormancy.

The turf will make use of the reserves to protect them against winter damage and disease. Fall fertilization can also increase a fuller and greener lawn come spring. 

Add A Pop of Color To the Autumn Season 

Here at emi, we believe that landscaping should never be bland! Apart from the maintenance contract, we offer seasonal color services at an additional cost

Our fall color consists of different designs and displays that may include: pansies, chrysanthemums, kale, pumpkins, and hay/straw bales.  

The annual color displays can be modified to meet your specific design needs. Fall annuals come in a variety of different colors, grow quickly, and provide color throughout the autumn season. 

Fall color and seasonal displays are typically installed in the last two weeks of September. 

Winter is Coming – Be Prepared

Now is the perfect time to ensure that you have a snow provider. Set up for success this winter by contacting us today so our highly skilled snow experts can provide first-rate snow removals on your property. 
At emi, we start preparing for winter by setting up our equipment on-site in late October to ensure effective and efficient snow removal for our clients.