Category Archives: Fall

Tree & Shrub Pruning

Trees and Shrubs need to be pruned in order to promote health for themselves and the surrounding landscape 4 to 5 times a year depending on the plant material.

Pruning involves removing specific branches or stems to benefit the whole tree or shrub. We will remove dead, damaged and diseased branches to help prevent insect & decay in order to mitigate organisms from entering the plant. By thinning the canopy on certain shrubs or trees we increase the sunlight and air flow, thus resulting in fewer disease issues and improved overall health.

Give us a call and we will provide you with a Free Tree & Shrub Analysis and FREE Estimate.


Fall Pest Prevention Special

Now that the fall pest season is upon us here in the Treasure Valley, pests are wandering inside looking for warm, safe place to hide in time for the cold winter months. Unwanted pests such as spiders, are already invading your home seeking shelter.

A proactive approach in the fall will prevent these pests from taking over your home this winter. Below are some great tips to help keep your home pest free this winter.

-Keep trees and shrubs trimmed back and away from your home.
-Seal around all doors and entry ways, windows and vents.
-Seal any cracks in the foundation or exterior of your home.
-Have a fall exterior pest barrier applied to keep out pests.

At Summer Lawns, we have many options for pest prevention depending on your specific need to ensure you, your family and your home are protected against unwanted pests. We will also de-web your home at no extra charge.

We’re currently offering special pricing on our Fall Pest Prevention Application, so contact us today for more information!

Visit us at to request a free quote or pest consultation online in just a few clicks.  You can also reach us at 208-939-8469.


Fall is a great time for a turf aeration!

Annually aerating your turf is one of the best things you can do for your lawn. Our lawns struggle from soil compaction and a thick thatch layer. An aeration will will resolve compaction issues and allow the soil access to air, water and nutrients.

Thatch is a brown, spongy, organic layer of living and dead roots and stems that accumulate above the soil surface. Typically thatch build up begins when the turf produces organic debris faster than it can be broken down. Other factors that contribute to thatch build up can be grass clippings, improper fertilization and Mother Nature. This prevents water and nutrients from getting below the soil surface and becomes a breeding place for both insects and disease. What is considered excessive thatch? Thatch layers over 1/2 inch thick is considered excessive.

Soil compaction is a common problem in turf quality. Compaction can be caused by heavy traffic and other factors. Compaction causes reduced oxygen levels and root systems become shallow. Compacted soil does not allow grass roots access to needed water and nutrients.

Overseeding those bare or thin areas after aerating is a great idea. An aeration will also loosen the soil to help seed germination.

Request a free analysis and quote on our website at or give us a call at 208-939-8469.