Landscaping precautions for COVID-19 in Weybridge

Landscaping season is picking up, but so are concerns around the COVID-19 pandemic. Weybridge recently received the following message from our BrightView account manager, addressing how their landscaping teams are taking precautions to protect our residents. If you have any questions about BrightView’s services, feel free to contact our Landscape Officer Brent Kliehauer (weybridgelandscape@gmail.com).


As the COVID-19 situation continues to progress and evolve, we at BrightView continue to take the necessary precautions to keep all crews, residents and employees safe.

  • We have staggered our crew start times in the morning to limit the amount of interaction between crew members to a minimum
  • Daily symptom screenings before crews are sent out for the day
  • All trucks are sanitized at the end of the day
  • No crew member is allowed to set foot in any indoor facility on the property

Not only is this at the forefront of our continued maintenance services, we also look to keep your property’s safe as well during this difficult time.

I’ve attached a letter released by the National Association of Landscape Professionals explaining why landscape maintenance is considered an essential service. “We provide a service that is necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of residences, Essential Activities, and Essential Businesses.” I hope this can begin to ease your mind during this pandemic. Please reach out with any questions and we look forward to providing next level service this 2020 season.

Thanks and stay safe,

Cameron Ely
Account Manager
BrightView Landscape Services

Fertilizer and weed spraying April 1-2

BrightView will be in Weybridge this week to apply lawn fertilizer and chemicals designed to prevent the growth of crabgrass and broadleaf weeds. They expect to be here Wednesday and Thursday, April 1 and 2.

NOTES ON FERTILIZER AND WEED SPRAYING
If you have areas of your lawn you do not want fertilized or sprayed, you can place lawn flags to mark areas that are off-limits. If you need flags, they are available on Brent Kleihauer’s front stoop.

For areas that are sprayed and fertilized, homeowners with pets or children are advised to keep them off the lawn for at least 24 hours after the chemicals are applied.

BrightView may start spring cleanup as early as this week

The first official day of spring will be March 19 this year, and surprise: that’s less than 40 days away. So, while we’ve seen snow over the past few days, the truth is it’s been a fairly mild winter up to now, and we might see more unusually mild days in the weeks ahead. Given the milder-than-usual winter, our landscaping firm — BrightView — is thinking they’d like to get started with some “spring” cleanup, possibly as soon as the next 2-3 weeks (yes, in February!).

What might we expect in Weybridge in the next 2-3 weeks (weather permitting)?

  • Edging around trees and landscape beds (edging might also be touched up again before mulching comes later in the spring)
  • Mulching and/or pickup of any remaining leaves from the fall
  • Blowing off hard surfaces and beds

Part of the goal of starting earlier is to get a jump on the spring season so we’re lined up for a more timely delivery of mulch this year.

Questions about landscaping matters? Please contact our Weybridge Landscape Chairman, Brent Kliehauer, at weybridgelandscape@gmail.com.

Winter “dormant” fertilizer application coming Fri, Nov 22

BrightView has notified us the final fertilizer application for 2019 is expected on Friday, November 22.

This is a “dormant” fertilizer application, designed to release nitrogen slowly over the winter, which promotes a faster lawn rebound in the spring. You can read more about the benefits of dormant fertilizing here.

As in the past, we recommend you keep pets off the lawn for at least 24 hours after the fertilizer application. If there are sections of lawn you do not want fertilized, you can place lawn flags outlining the area.

Questions? Please contact our Weybridge Landscape Chairman, Brent Kliehauer, at weybridgelandscape@gmail.com.

Fertilizer and weed spraying Sep 11; lawn aeration the week of Sep 23

BrightView will be back in the Weybridge neighborhood soon to apply fertilizer, spray for broadleaf weeds, and to aerate our lawns. Here’s the proposed schedule:

  • Wed, Sep 11 — Fertilizer and broadleaf weed herbicide spraying
  • Week of Sep 23 — Lawn aeration

NOTES ON FERTILIZER AND WEED SPRAYING
If you have areas of your lawn you do not want fertilized or sprayed, you can place lawn flags to mark areas that are off-limits. If you need flags, they are available on Brent Kleihauer’s front stoop.

For areas that are sprayed and fertilized, homeowners with pets or children are advised to keep them off the lawn for at least 24 hours after the chemicals are applied.

aeration-diagram

NOTES ON LAWN AERATION
For lawn aeration the week of September 23, anyone with “shallow wiring” installed (invisible pet fences, yard lighting, or similar) needs to contact Brent at weybridgelandscape@gmail.com so we can relay your address to BrightView. Lawn aeration pokes deep holes in the lawn and can damage wiring for invisible fences, lighting, and sprinklers, or anything else buried in the yard. Brent will report known sprinkler systems to BrightView, but he needs to know about other systems as well.

Alternatively, you can place flags in the yard to map out where lawn aerators should not go, thereby protecting your in-ground systems.

No lawn mowing planned this week (July 29-Aug 4)

The long stretches of hot dry weather are taking a toll on Weybridge lawns, so Brightview will not be out mowing this week.

Of course, residents may want to consider actively watering their lawns in extended hot and dry periods to keep the grass healthy and a solid Dublin green.

Questions about landscaping services or issues in Weybridge? Contact Brent Kleihauer at weybridgelandscape@gmail.com anytime.

Fertilizer application coming June 21

BrightView has notified us the next fertilizer application is expected on or around Friday, June 21.

As in the past, we recommend you keep pets off the lawn for at least 24 hours after the fertilizer application. If there are sections of lawn you do not want fertilized, you can place lawn flags outlining the area.

Questions? Please contact our Weybridge Landscape Chairman, Brent Kliehauer, at weybridgelandscape@gmail.com.