grass lawn mowing, grass cutting, property maintenance, Haliburton, Minden, Carnarvon, Maple Lake near West Guilford

Serving Haliburton Highlands
and Minden Areas

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Text or Phone: 705 457 7766

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Grass Cutting and Trimming Minden, Haliburton, Gelert, West Guilford, Carnarvon, Brady Lake, Donald and surrounding areas

• My rates beat most companies
• Cottages, Homes, Commercial properties
• Large and small. We do them all.
• Fast, reliable, friendly service
• Guaranteed results

Call Paul for free quotation

Text / Phone: 705-457-7766
Toll free: 855-399-1100

Lawn Maintenance in Haliburton and Minden

John Deere Zero-Turn mower with 54” deck does quick work on residential and commercial lawns as well as large country fields

10 best reasons for using
Grass Roots Lawn Service:

1. Grass Roots Lawn Service is a small, fully insured, family-run grass cutting business, located in Haliburton, Ontario, Canada.

2. Grass Roots Lawn Service performs both Residential and Commercial lawn mowing.

3. Our lawn/turf mowing/cutting service includes line trimming and debris blowing from driveways and walkways. We trim along the foundation of your home, around your garage and tool shed, fence lines, around trees and bushes, flower beds, along sidewalks and curbs, and ditches. Our powerful professional Stihl gasoline-powered back-pack air blowers add the finishing touch by removing debris from the hard surfaces around your home.
4. Quinte Grass Mowing Service use reliable, quality equipment consisting of 54” John Deere Zero-Turn Mower, 20” John Deere Mower, Stihl Professional Trimmers and Stihl 200 mph gasoline-powered backpack blowers.

5. Our Prince Edward County grass cutting service is satisfaction guaranteed—if you are not completely satisfied with our service—it’s free!

6. We care about our customers—and it shows!

7. Grass Roots Lawn Service
leaves your residence neat and tidy—or it’s free!
8. We love grass cutting and take pride in how we do it!
9. Our Prince Edward County, Picton, Bloomfield, Wellington, Rednersville, Ameliasburg, area lawn/turf mowing service is reliable, efficient and offer all our lawn service customers premium grass cutting at a competitive price.

10. And best of all, We show up!™


Grass Roots Lawn Service is your INSURED
Haliburton Highlands Ontario Grass Cutting Servic

Nothing runs like a Deere

Estimates & Referrals…
Grass Roots Lawn Service is a successful Prince Edward County Rednersville, Ameliasburggrass cutting service which has been built on a foundation of satisfied customers. We get
most of our new clients from referrals. We feel that a properly cut and
manicured lawn is a beautiful sight and speaks louder than any billboard or advertisement.

It is to your advantage to contact us early in the Spring before we are booked-up for the season.

I have clients that range from having large country estates to smaller town homes, cottage and home lots, fields that are several acres, business and commercial locations that are large and small. Potential clients often ask by telephone or e-mail, what is my hourly rate. I explain that until I visit the property, it is impossible to price it fairly. There are too many considerations and variables that come into play such as what size machine(s) must be used, are there flower beds, trees and bushes, pathways, driveways, distance to property, are there other properties that I manage nearby, etc. I need to know how long it will take to cut and trim the property. Time spent getting to and from the property is also a consideration.

Grass Roots Lawn Service is always looking to accommodate new lawn cutting customers.

No matter what the situation — Residential or Commercial Grass Roots Lawn Service is dedicated is to the health and beauty of your lawn. If you have any questions regarding our grass cutting service, or would like a price quote or estimate, please contact us by E-mail or telephone.

Usually there’s a reason a service or product is “cheap.” Value and cheap are different. Value means best product/service for the dollar spent. Cheap is just that. Our prices are very competitive and often lower than the “big outfits / Companies.”

Lawns 101…
Lawns are healthiest when mowed at a height of 2.5 – 3 inches or longer depending on the type of grass and the mulched clippings are left on the lawn. Grass cut any less than two inches can result in significantly less tolerance to diseases, insect damages, heat and drought. If cut too short, your lawn will be exposed to higher incidence of insects, diseases, and weeds. Lawns that are cut at proper length will resist drying out during hot, arid weather and will require less watering. Not only that, your lawn will look much better than lawns that are cut short. There is nothing uglier than lawns that are cut so short that the earth is visible and the grass has dried out and turns to a brown colour.

Here is some information that I gleaned from a Forum on Commercial Lawn Maintenance. It was a science project at a high school in Wisconsin. The varieties of grasses are a mixture of Kentucky Blue grasses.


Height of grass (inches) ———–2.5——–3.0——-3.5——-4.0
3-day Growth (inches) ————-0.3——0.51—–0.73——0.93
3-Day Height Increase (%) ——12%——17%—–21%——23%
Soil Temp. (F) ———————–79.1——75.9—–73.7——71.5

In particular, notice that soil temperature rise significantly in lawns that are cut short resulting in grass that usually requires much higher volumes of water. By the way, the long-range 2016 Summer weather forecast for Haliburton Highlands is hotter and drier than normal.

Mowing Height—Most cool-climate grass types such as fescue and Kentucky bluegrass have a recommended cutting height between 2.5 and 4 inches. We generally cut grass at 3 to 3.5 inches because a lawn cut at this height will have a deeper root system and be more resistant to weeds and disease than shorter cut grass. During hotter and drier weather, a lawn cut at these heights will not brown out as quickly, and soil temperatures will be significantly lower.

Unfortunately, for reasons that do not make any sense to me, some people insist on shaving their turf right down to the dirt. Not only does the lawn look terrible, cutting lawns short is one of the best ways to kill grass. If you like grass cut to the dirt, call one of my competitors because I refuse to cut grass that short. It’s very hard on your grass and my equipment.

To those who think that cutting grass very short, believing that they can get away with cutting bi-weekly, think again. Cutting grass shorter actually “signals” grass to grow more quickly! In two weeks’ time, the grass will be the same height–or longer–than had the lawn been cut longer. It will also look terrible.

Mowing Frequency—Regular weekly or bi-weekly mowing helps a lawn resist weeds, insects and disease. Infrequent mowing causes too much grass to be removed at one time! Infrequently-mowed grass also produces a lawn that looks thin, spotty or burned. Lawns cut weekly remain looking better between cuts than bi-weekly mowing. >

As a general rule, we do not cut more than one-third of the length of your grass at a time. Grass will go into shock if too much is removed at a single cut.

Mulching vs. Bagging—Mulching grass clippings is an excellent way to return valuable nutrients and organic material to your lawn. Finely-cut clippings contain approximately 80% water, 5% nitrogen, 1% phosphorous and 2% potassium. The nitrogen component of grass clippings can provide about one-third of the yearly nitrogen requirement of grass. On the other hand, bagging clippings robs your lawn of these valuable nutrients from your lawn. Bagging grass from lawns is also significantly more expensive. More time spent at your property means more money out of your pocket.

Lawn researchers have proved that clippings left on lawns result in healthier grass that is less prone to diseases. Mulched grass clippings also contain organic fertilizer, nutrients and minerals, and significant amounts of nitrogen that are returned to the soil if the clippings are left on the lawn. Grass will grow up through the mulched clippings in a couple of days.

Grass Roots Lawn Service—when asked—will perform applications of slow release fertilizer which ensures steady vegetative growth, a dramatic increase in density of turf, improved root development, superior disease and weed resistance, winter hardiness and maintains that deep-green colour. Our fertilizers are slow release, which allow your lawn a continuous and even-feeding throughout the season.

My Thoughts on bi-weekly grass cutting…
I had a client who said to me, “My lawn never grows very fast, so please cut every other week.” I told her if her lawn takes off and grows more quickly, as in the Spring when everything grow more quickly, she will need to have her lawn cut on a weekly basis. Her lawn did indeed “take-off” and she complained about the large amount of grass clippings left on her lawn after being cut and trimmed. It was obvious the lawn should be cut weekly. Two weeks later I came back to an overgrown lawn again. That was the last time I mowed that customer’s lawn. Most people who care about the appearance of their property cut their grass weekly. Some cut their lawn more often during high-growth. Bi-weekly cut and trim is feasible during drier weather.

This is the typical scenario for properties that are cut and trimmed by-weekly that should be cut each and every week. Into the second week the lawn starts to look shaggy and can begin the going-to-seed process. It takes longer to cut grass when the grass is roughly double the length, takes longer to trim property lines, along driveways and around flower beds. Twice as much clippings are deposited on the lawn and can smother and kill lawns. Grass should not be cut more than one-third of its total length. I charge more to cut lawns bi-weekly.

Often, people who want their lawns mowed bi-weekly also want it cut SHORT. Their erroneous rationale is that it will be shorter 2 weeks later. In fact, it’s a well-known fact that cutting grass short will cause it to “spurt” in growth. Leaving it an inch longer results in grass growing more slowly than shorter cut grass. Short cuts also invite weeds and the soil beneath the grass dries out more quickly during dry spells.

We service areas that include Haliburton, Minden, Ingoldsby, West Guilford, Carnarvon, Donald, Lochlin, Kashagawigamog Road, Kushog, Bob Lake, Halls Lake, Brady Lake, Boshkung, Maple Lake, Green Lake, Grass Lake, Kinmount, Cranberry Lake, Head Lake, Pine Lake and Eagle Lake Road.

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