Excellent Landscaping Services for Your Home or Business
Lawn Care Services
Curb Appeal knows what it means to respond to your lawn's needs with the highest quality service. This means all services will be delivered by a professionally trained technicians who lives and works in your area and knows all about the type of lawn care that's best for you.
Patios & Walkways
Discover new and inspiring designs for a walkway or patio with a technician from Curb Appeal. A stone patio or walkway is an essential element in today's backyards. We can help blend your interior and exterior together to create an exceptional living space. Patios and walkways create decorative flooring surfaces for outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, and water features.
Tree and Shrubbery Care
Most of us enjoy and appreciate trees and shrubs, but very few of us realize that, while trees and shrubs survive on their own, they can truly thrive with the proper maintenance and care. We will take the time to carefully trim each of your trees and shrubs. We will shape and balance to promote good health and growth. Dead, dying and diseased tree and shrub branches are removed first, then thinning and shaping complete the process. Any hazardous branches are removed promptly.
Whether you need segmental retaining walls, natural stone or pavers, you will be glad to know that Curb Appeal has worked with many different kinds of materials and we have completed retaining walls and hardscapes of all shapes and sizes.
Types of Landscape Retaining Walls
Topsoil & Top Dressing
Curb Appeal offers various mulching solutions to your commercial or residential landscaping. If you're looking for a way to save lots of time in the garden, look no further. Mulching your flower and vegetable beds will drastically reduce the amount of time spent weeding, watering and fighting pests. Mulch also improves the appearance of your garden, and keep dirt from splashing up on your flowers and vegetables when it rains.
Here at Curb Appeal, we specialize in all kinds of landscaping work, including remodels and new installations. Trees and shrubs are one of our specialties. We understand what will work in your lawn. Choosing the right kind of landscaping for your yard can be difficult. Thankfully, our technicians can take the guesswork out of it. We take the time to understand what the purpose is for your landscape. Are you looking to dress up your front yard with color? Are you trying to hide an outdoor structure with an attractive
Curb Appeal understands your landscaping needs. We provide the attention and correct care that each plant, tree, and shrub deserves. We can help you transform your lawn from bland to breathtaking. We can help you greet your guests with a stunning green lawn or with a spruced up driveway.
Curb Appeal provides exceptional, high-quality, snow removal and de-icing services in order to ensure that our customer's properties are safe from accidents due to ice-build-up and excessive snowfall. Our technicians are well trained and ready to help you and your business with any snow and ice problems you have this winter. A job well done is essential to our success. We follow up and maintain close contact with our customers.
Snow and Ice Removal are important risk management issues for any property manager or home owner. In today’s litigation happy environment no one should leave the issue of proper winter maintenance to chance. We do not sub-contract any of our snow or ice removal services, this allows us to have complete control over all work and provide a high level of quality to all of our customers. Few companies can make such claims. Here at Curb Appeal we can manage any residential or commercial snow maintenance project.
Curb Appeal will get the snow up and out of your way. Once your driveway, sidewalk or parking lot has been cleared, our team of technicians can remove and haul off the excessive snow if needed. We are available to ensure your property remains safe throughout the winter months.
Curb Appeal offers snow removal services that are done correctly and efficiently. This includes roof shoveling, removal of ice dams and icicles, hand shoveling or snow blowing walkways, decks or patios. We offer a full service department of snow removal for commercial and residential properties. Our snow removal technicians has years of experience with quality equipment and dependable service.
Ice Control & Salting
Curb Appeal provides residential and commercial ice control and removal. Salt and preventative ice control services to commercial property owners, corporate office buildings, retail shopping centers, industrial properties, hospitals and healthcare facilities, retirement communities, retail stores and residences.
Curb Appeal can handle lawn aeration and seeding for your commercial or residential area. A thick, healthy lawn requires constant care. Over time, lawns can get compacted soil and thatch build-up, which can inhibit the growth of new grass. If your lawn has taken a beating from the heat of summer or is starting to have thin spots, it may need more than just seed.
Aeration reduces soil compaction, slows thatch build-up, and creates growth pockets for new roots. It opens the way for water and fertilizer to get into the root zone of your lawn. This enables your lawn to have a stronger root system, which translates into a thicker and healthier lawn. Plus, the cores contain microorganisms that will break down the thatch into healthy organic matter. Custom Lawn & Landscape can show you a core sample that will determine if your lawn is ready to be aerated.
Crabgrass, sometimes confused with quackgrass, is an undesirable grass due to the weakness of the plant's structure, its coarse texture, and unsightly color. These characteristics do not blend well into a fine-textured, dark green lawn. Control measures for annual and perennial weed grasses differ, and our Curb Appeal technicians will be glad to discuss these methods with you. Crabgrass can be reduced over a few seasons of special care by our technicians resulting in a thick, dark green, crabgrass-free lawn that is well worth the patience and special care.
When damage history is apparent, Curb Appeal will preventively treat crabgrass in sunny, high-risk areas. Contact treatments are also available for isolated infestations of young crabgrass plants. Curb Appeal guarantees the effectiveness of its products for correcting the imbalances caused by crabgrass invasion and treatment is applied only when and where needed by our technicians.
Curb Appeal services are available to keep your residential and commercial property beautiful year-round. Our technicians can diagnose any plant, tree or turf problem and provide relief, leaving you with a healthy and vibrant landscaped property. The most important time to fertilize your lawn is just before winter strikes. Fall is a good time to fertilize because it strengthens your lawn’s root system helping it to develop a strong base to flourish in the springtime.
Curb Appeal has a fertilization program that is specifically designed for fall treatment. Let our technicians prepare your lawn for winter so that it can thrive in the spring. In addition to fall fertilization, we offer complete landscaping design & layout services, pest control, grade work, tree and shrub trimming, hydroseeding, pond design and implementation, sprinkler systems, brick paving, swimming pool design and installation, and much more.
Every summer, lawn owners must deal with the white, worm-like pest known as the grub. Although most grub worms are just June Bug larvae, they work by feeding on and destroying the root system underneath your grass. In turn, your lawn is left with dead, dry and brown patches. At Curb Appeal, we offer our grub worm control treatments, specifically designed to keep these unwanted pests from invading your lawn, ensuring your turf is green and grub-free.
Whether you choose seed or sod for your project it is important to use only the finest seed or sod available. At Curb Appeal, we use only certified seed that is designed specifically for our region. Curb Appeal has been seeding some of the finest lawns in Vandalia regional area. Healthy lush lawns are our business! Whether it be a completely new lawn or a lawn renovation, our expert technicians can handle your needs.
Our overseeding crews use only the finest equipment available to slitseed or core aerate and overseed your lawn. Seed needs to be applied in the proper setting, as well as, making good soil contact to achieve good results. Let our technicians help you decide which method is best for your particular situation.
Curb Appeal also offers sod which provides certain advantages overseed. Sod can be installed almost all year long while seeding has only certain time frames that work “generally mid-March - mid-May and early September – mid-October.”
Sod can be installed anytime the soil is workable- all year long. Sod is established and when sodding there is no worry about rain possibly washing away seedlings, weed competition during the spring or waiting for germination. Sod delivers a complete lawn in just a few hours. Let our experts help you decide which option best suits your needs and budget.
If you are looking to add some accent to your landscaping such as a garden wall, retaining walls if you have a significant grade change. The design sales staff at Curb Appeal can work with you to decide what will be best by using all types of materials that are offered. There are both manufactured concrete products as well as natural stone products that can be used for all types of garden walls and retaining walls. Retaining walls are often used to highlight a key area in your overall master plan. Natural stone or segmental wall systems provide stability and structure in what may otherwise be a non-descript planting.
Curb Appeal offers various mulching solutions to your commercial or residential landscaping. If you're looking for a way to save lots of time in the garden, look no further. Mulching your flower and vegetable beds will drastically reduce the amount of time spent weeding, watering, and fighting pests. Mulch also improves the appearance of your garden, and keep dirt from splashing up on your flowers and vegetables when it rains.
If possible, consider using an organic mulch. Organic mulches are those that used to be living material, such as bark, straw, leaves, grass clippings, and pine needles. These organic mulches improve the soil by adding nutrients as they decompose and encouraging earthworm activity.
Organic mulches aren't perfect, though. If you have problems with rodents, you may want to choose an inorganic mulch. In very moist climates, organic mulches may hold too much moisture. The excessive moisture will encourage slugs and snails, and may even cause the stems of your plants that come in contact with the mulch to rot.
When determining which garden mulch or landscape mulch is best suited for your landscaping needs, there are many factors to consider. The question can best be tackled by presenting the various garden mulches or landscaping mulches separately, but judging each based on the same criteria.
Before beginning, let's look at a preliminary question that many landscaping enthusiasts have: How does garden mulch affect soil pH? More specifically, does any garden mulch lower soil pH, as many have long suspected?
The composition of your soil pH has a hefty impact on plant health. Since garden mulch could influence that composition as it decomposes, it's understandable that people (myself included) have often expressed concern over how garden mulch selection impacts soil pH. Does the use of garden mulch composed of pine needles lead to an acidic soil? What about garden mulch composed of oak leaves? Let our Curb Appeal technicians provide a solution that best serves your needs.
Curb Appeal's residential weed control is a complex activity. Preventing and eliminating weeds starts way before the first weed emerges and continues throughout the year until winter weather arrives. Seeing a weed and spraying it with a conveniently bought weed killer may solve the problem in the short term, but the underlying problem that causes the weed to develop in the first place remains unchanged. A year-long weed control program helps prevent weeds from establishing in the first place, eliminates weeds when they develop and works to solve the underlying issues.
The combination of our lawn service, fertilization program, and weed control program establishes the foundation in your lawn to prevent weeds from having a chance to take over. While the amount of lawn maintenance is determined by the homeowner, just by combining three cultural practices the health of a lawn will be greatly improved.
Weed prevention begins with maintaining a healthy lawn. Our lawn mowing service makes sure that your grass is always mowed at its correct length and frequency throughout the year. The lawn is checked for weeds and other problems every time mowing takes place. If weeds are spotted the problem can be fixed right away or during the next scheduled weed control application.