Lawn Care Services in Toronto

Elm Landscaping offers a wide range of lawn care services in North York, GTA, including lawn mowing, fertilization, aeration, overseeding, pruning, and garden maintenance services. Our professional horticulturists and gardeners are well-versed in advanced types of equipment and all lawn care needs.

Our residential and commercial lawn maintenance services start in early Spring. We begin with the fertilization process. Toronto’s weather in early April is perfect for overseeding when the days are warm but the nights are cool. We use the perfect blend of warm and cool season grasses to survive the changing climate. Lawn and garden maintenance in this season helps your lawn to bloom.

Our skilled horticulturists use sharp blades on well-maintained equipment to maintain a healthy, lush lawn. Adjusting the cutting height for different seasons is necessary to ensure your yard is not stressed out and dormant. Our lawn care experts know grass well and can help you design a mowing schedule that cuts your grass every 5 days in Spring when the grass is growing fastest and slows down to once a week in the Summer. We customize our lawn care services according to the needs of your lawn.



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Lawn Maintenance Services We Offer

We offer a wide range of lawn maintenance services according to the needs of your lawn.

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Lawn Mowing


Maintaining your lawn health and greenery requires consistent care throughout the growing period. A dense, healthy, high-quality lawn comes from proper mowing. Our lawn care service teams are familiar with the specific requirements of Toronto’s climate and soil, delivering unique and effective lawn-cutting services for your landscape enhancement and beauty.

Our weekly lawn mowing service starts from the first week of May to the second week of October. We start our lawn mowing services by clearing away trash, sticks, and debris. Our expert gardeners mow your lawn to an optimal height of 2 ½ to 3 ½ to promote grass growth and mulching mower to add nourishment to the grass.

We use a trimmer or an edger to define the edges of your lawn for a neat appearance. We mulch the grass clipping to retain that vital 80% water and nutrients and reduce your lawn's water needs.

Whether you need a one-time mow service or want a customized lawn mowing plan, Elm Landscaping’s lawn care services have got you covered.

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Lawn Fertilizing


Timing is essential in the lawn fertilizing process. Early spring and late fall (i.e., May to October) are the best times to apply. Our fertilizing services are custom-designed according to the needs of your lawn for the duration of the changing seasons, ensuring it flourishes in every weather condition. Consider enhancing your lawn's beauty with our landscape design services for a complete outdoor transformation.

Our expert horticulturists have a vast knowledge of vitamins that stimulate strong grass growth and develop a dense, luxurious carpet of greenery. Hence, we use a balanced nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium fertilizer to fertilize lawns effectively. Plus, we use a spreader to apply fertilizer evenly to avoid uneven growth or burning.

Lawn fertilizing enhances your lawn’s health through herbal defenses, making it extra immune to weeds and pests. This method allows you to maintain the strength of your lawn and minimize the issues related to weeds and pests. In addition, we also offer treatments for crabgrass prevention and broadleaf weed control.

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Aeration and Overseeding


Aeration has many benefits, as it counteracts the effects of soil compaction, allowing water, air, and nutrients to be more readily available to your lawn's root system. It also gives your lawn resistance against drought during the hot summer months. Aeration works very well with topdressing and overseeding. This procedure fills in small areas, promotes denser grasses, and complements your garden's aesthetic.

Grasses grow in different ways and require different growing conditions. Our experts assess the lawn condition, and based on their evaluation of the landscape, they decide when and how to aerate and overseed it.

The best time to apply this treatment is late April or early May so that any bare spots can be treated in the process. Our aeration and overseeding services are designed according to Toronto’s seasons. Our lawn care experts ensure your soil surfaces are smooth to maintain a neat appearance.

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Spring & Fall Clean-ups


Weather permitting, starting the second week of October - second week of November, we begin our spring clean-ups, ensuring your garden is primed for the coming snow season, with frost-hardy plants nestled and protected. We will prepare your garden for Summer by cultivating, weeding, edging, pruning specific perennials, raking, and cleaning your lawn. Be assured your garden is ready for winter with a fall clean-up, anticipating the need for snow removal services in the months ahead.

With our lawn and garden maintenance services, we systematically clean debris and fallen leaves, prune specific perennials, and prepare your plants for the upcoming winter. Best of all, we compost all garden debris, making multiple visits to your site until our last visit to ensure all the leaves have come down.

We are all set to deal with any winter harm, giving essential care to the plants to help for a flourishing spring. Experience the crafty service of spring and fall clean-ups from our professional team, and stop worrying about the mess that the wind may create in your garden. Our lawn care service in Toronto is right here to ensure your lawn is prepared to bloom in the spring, creating a landscape that reflects the beauty of every season.

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Pruning & Trimming Plants


Pruning and trimming is a process that promotes the health of the plant by disposing of dead and diseased branches. Our professional pruning and trimming service is available from the first week of May to the second week of October. It enhances the air quality, reduces the hazard of pests and diseases, and stimulates new growth. This results in an extra colorful and sturdy lawn.

Our team maintain the healthy appearance of trees, shrubs, and ground cover throughout the year. While pruning, we ensure that the natural shape of the plants is maintained and remove any dead or damaged branches to promote optimal growth. When trimming hedges, we pay close attention to your landscape's design intent, preserving their natural shape. We also remove annuals and perennials to encourage continuous blooming.

Also, note that pruning of trees, hedges, and vines over 8 feet tall is not part of this agreement unless specified. Elevate the beauty and health of your lawn with our professional tree pruning and trimming services. At Elm Landscaping, our lawn care service team is an expert in keeping shrubs, hedges, perennials, and trees at their best while maintaining their aesthetic appeal.

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Garden Maintenance


Gardens evolve with the seasons, and so should their care. Get seasonal plant care throughout the year according to the precise needs of your garden with our garden and lawn care services in Toronto. From pruning to fertilizing, we ensure your plant blooms every season.

Our experts will cultivate and weed garden beds at specified intervals, re-edging your garden and maintaining a nice crisp edge to give it a clean and healthy look. We'll help promote healthy lushness so you can love the colorful displays of your outdoors every day.

Our gardeners pay special attention to your garden for a clean and stunning look. Contact Elm Landscaping today for a consultation, and let us help you create a flourishing and well-functioning garden.

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Cultivate & Deweed Beds


We offer a biweekly service to cultivate and de-weed your landscape beds. This service is available from the first week of May to the second week of October to ensure that your landscape remains well-maintained and fresh.

Our team of experts will weed your beds throughout the growing season to maintain a neat and tidy appearance at all times. We also remove trash from shrub and ground cover beds, and edge gardens to keep them sharp and defined.

If any deficiencies are detected, we will promptly report them to you. With our reliable service, you can enjoy beautifully cultivated beds and a well-kept landscape.

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Irrigation

Irrigation


Our comprehensive irrigation service includes two essential visits in the spring and fall to ensure that your landscape remains healthy and vibrant throughout the year.

During the spring visit, we will turn on your irrigation system and check for optimal pressure, leaks, and coverage in each zone. We will also adjust nozzles and rotors as necessary and review your controller settings to ensure the ideal watering times and dates. Any necessary repairs will be performed on a time and material basis.

In the fall, we will close your irrigation system by carefully removing water from hoses, nozzles, and rotors using compressed air to protect your system during the colder months. Finally, we will turn off the irrigation to prevent any damage.

You can trust our team to maintain your irrigation system for efficient and worry-free watering, resulting in a lush, green landscape all season long.

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We offer exceptional lawn care and maintenance services to various areas of Toronto. Each of our locations is an essential part of our service, and we are committed to delivering customized, efficient, and professional solutions that cater to each area's specific requirements.



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Our artisans are skilled and certified in garden cultivation and management.

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FAQ’s

Regular lawn maintenance is essential to prevent damage caused by insects like grubs that can invade and destroy your lawn. By scheduling routine lawn care maintenance, you can detect and address these harmful insects and weeds before they become a major problem.

If your grass is overgrown, mowing the lawn to a suitable height is best for grass health otherwise, weeds will start to grow there. Elm Landscaping offers lawn care services to address the issue. Our team can mow and trim your lawn to maintain its health and appearance.

You should maintain a consistent mowing height that is suitable for your grass, typically between 2.5 and 3.5 inches, to promote grass growth. We recommend alternating the mowing pattern regularly to prevent soil compaction and ensure grass growth. Keep your mower blades sharp to create clean cuts; it reduces stress on the grass and minimizes the risk of disease.

Our lawn care and garden maintenance services are all in one. It includes mowing, edging, trimming, pruning, weed control, fertilization, aeration, seeding, pest control and seasonal clean ups. We customize our services according to your needs and requirements.

You can protect your lawn from disease and weeds by properly mowing and keeping it watered. If your lawn is facing any type of problem feel free to call us to diagnose and solve the issue.

Yes, Toronto does have ordinances and bylaws related to lawn care. According to by-law the property owner should cut and remove the grass of their properties whenever the grass grows over 20 centimeters or 8 inches in height.

No, you don’t need to be present for the lawn care service. Our team is fully equipped and trained to do the task effectively.

We mow the grass approximately 2.5 to 3 inches. This height is optimal for promoting healthy grass growth. However, the exact mowing height may vary depending on factors such as grass type, weather conditions and specific lawn conditions.

The frequency of the lawn mowing depends upon factors such as grass growth rate, weather conditions and specific needs of your lawn. We adjust the schedule as needed to ensure your lawn remains healthy and well-maintained throughout the year.

Weed control and fertilizers can vary in terms of safety for humans and pets depending on its ingredients and application methods. We use human and pet friendly fertilizers that do not harm living things.

Yes, we offer one-time grass cuts for your landscape. We can look after your property if you are away on vacation or work.

Yes, we offer organic lawn care services, including the application of organic fertilizer. Our commitment to environmentally friendly practices ensures your lawn receives the highest quality care while minimizing ecological impact.

Our Lawn mowing service starts at $165/ month, and you can add as many services as you want.

Yes, you can cancel your service contract anytime, and we will prorate your contract.

We do not use paper bags. When we leave, we take all yard waste with us. We leave nothing behind except an excellent job.




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Testimonials


I like the fact that you never forget to close the back gate when you leave. I especially like the fact that you fill the water dishes for the birds. I appreciate that very much. I like the fact that you act and dress professionally.

-Ev

Many thanks for caring for our property this past year. I only have compliments. The lawn, trees, shrubs and plants always looked so nice. We received compliments from friends on how nice it looked. The fall clean up and pruning of the hedges looks so good.

-Mrs. Richards

Thanks for doing such a great job with my lawn, it is nice to have someone I could depend on to keep my property looking nice.

-Elizabeth