We realize not everyone is interested in a complete landscape makeover. Shaffer Landscape can also address specific needs you may have. Listed below are some other services we provide:
ANNUAL AND PERENNIAL BEDS INSTALLATION
A thoughtful, well planned and executed color bed can add drama and sizzle to your landscape and is usually the focal point of your home. Good soil preparation is the cornerstone for a successful flowerbed. Our beds are tilled to a 6-12" depth and soil amenities such as cow manure, mushroom compost, natures helper, lime and fertilizer are then incorporated into the soil. With our keen understanding of color schemes and blooming times we can create bold and vibrant displays of color year round. Our extensive plant palette and artistic vision allow us to create imaginative displays which are unique and personalized for your home. Let Shaffer "paint" your landscape canvas into a work of art.
AERATION AND OVERSEEDING
A luxurious fescue lawn is seldom easy. Proper timing of the aeration process is critical for successful fescue seed germination and plant development. In the Atlanta area, September to mid-October is the only time period we recommend for fescue seed establishment. If your lawn has been extensively devastated by the summer heat or overtaken by persistent weed pests such as violets, a complete lawn renovation may be your best option.
The benefits of good core aeration are many. Core aeration facilitates the passage nutrients into the root zone, reduces thatch, reintroduces beneficial microorganisms into the upper soil layer and relieves soil compaction. It also provides good seed-to-soil contact and a protected environment for seeds to develop. Core aeration can benefit warm season grasses as well and can be performed almost any time of year. It is especially effective in poor soil conditions or on areas which receive high amounts of traffic.
We are a licensed seed distributor using only the highest quality seed, blended based upon the amount of sunlight your lawn receives and use professional quality, slow-release nitrogen fertilizers. Most lawns in our area benefit from a lime application as well. Lime alters the soil pH level, allowing nutrients to be more readily absorbed by the plants.
No matter what type of lawn you have, if you are dissatisfied with its appearance we can help. A personal consultation and proposal by one of our professionals is free and without obligation.
Nightscaping can showcase your home by dramatizing tree silhouettes and accenting focal areas such as statues, fountains or flowerbeds. Landscape lighting extends the enjoyment period of your landscape and provides additional safety and security. Understanding the architectural features of your home, plants which deserve additional emphasis, the various lighting techniques available and safety issues are key elements for successful and magical night-lit creations. Let Shaffer Landscape show you the light!
Water ponds and gardens-Every day more and more people are discovering the advantages of water gardening. The tranquil refuges they offer can lower stress and enhance the beauty of your home and the value of your property. Compared to a traditional floral garden, a professionally installed, ecologically balanced water garden is practically maintenance free. Call us today for a free consultation. We can make recommendations about location, size and types of gardens. We can answer questions you may have and even provide educational training videos to help you learn more about creating your own backyard paradise.
Gardening has replaced walking as the most popular form of excercise and two-thirds of those who garden in the U.S. are women. At Shaffer we take pride in working with our customers, providing assistance in areas that our expertise or our "grunt work" is desired. Let us help you achieve the results you desire without stepping on your boots.
In most cases your existing landscape will have desirable elements that can still be useful. Overgrown or improperly pruned shrubs can be made attractive again if they receive rejuvenation pruning (reducing the plant to 1/3 of its original height). Entire shrub beds can often be reclaimed once overtaken by an invasive plant. Sometimes just the addition of a few plants at key locations can help inject interest and variety into your landscape. There are many innovative cost saving ideas and services we can offer.