Maidstone Landing

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Maidstone Landing

Maidstone Landing Services

  • Landscape Design
  • Weekly Maintenance
  • Turf and Lawn Care Program
  • Snow Removal
  • Seasonal Plantings
  • Tree & Shrub Care

What our clients are saying

Lawn Elements has given us peace of mind in knowing our community and residents needs are taken care of in an efficient and timely matter.

Highlights

  • 55+ Luxury Gated Community
  • 720 Units
  • High End North Shore Location

Fanatical Communication

Supervised Landscaping

Direct Vendor Response

Experience the Difference! Call Us Today at (631) 656-9711.

Windcrest East

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Windcrest East

WINDCREST EAST SERVICES

  • LANDSCAPE DESIGN
  • WEEKLY MAINTENANCE
  • TURF AND LAWN CARE PROGRAM
  • MASONRY
  • SNOW REMOVAL
  • SEASONAL PLANTING & COLOR DISPLAYS

What our clients are saying

“Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you and your crew for the fantastic work in our Windcrest Community.  I am amazed at how clean our roads and walkways and driveways are.  I would never have been able to keep up with this snow and ice elsewhere.  Since we decided to stay here for the winters, you have made it so much easier for us.  Friends that visit are also amazed by the clearing of the snow by your crew.  So, thank you for all your work.”

The Bottingers, Purple Beech Street

“I just returned home from Florida and I missed the big snow fall on Feb 9. Since I’ve been home, I have been approached about twenty times from residents in our community telling me about the fantastic job your crew did on cleaning the streets and driveways. One resident told me your guys were shoveling front walks at 1 am. To you and your men, thank you for always doing a fantastic job on snow removal.”

Frank P. Cavallaro, Windcrest East HOA

Highlights

  • 55+ Luxury Gated Community
  • 720 Units
  • High End North Shore Location

Fanatical Communication

Supervised Landscaping

Direct Vendor Response

Experience the Difference! Call Us Today at (631) 656-9711.

Timber Ridge at Mt Sinai

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Timber Ridge at Mt Sinai

Timber Ridge services

  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Masonry
  • Turf and Lawn Care Program
  • Seasonal Planting & Color Displays

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING:

Lawn Elements has given us peace of mind in knowing our community and residents needs are taken care of in an efficient and timely matter.

Highlights

  • 55+ Luxury Gated Community
  • 720 Units
  • High End North Shore Location

Fanatical Communication

Supervised Landscaping

Direct Vendor Response

Experience the Difference! Call Us Today at (631) 656-9711.

Plymouth Estates at Mt Sinai

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Plymouth Estates at Mount Sinai

Plymouth Estates at Mount Sinai, New York is a gated, 55+ community located along Long Island’s scenic North Shore with 285-attached units nestled around five beautifully landscaped ponds and walking trails.

When we first start working with a new community, our management team performs a thorough walk-through of the entire property assessing and prioritizing the needs for the upcoming season.

These were some of the challenges we faced:

  • Massive snow removal damage
  • Mulch piled up against the base of trees and shrubs
  • 752 dead plants and shrubs needed to be removed and replaced
  • Removal of invasive grass which was allowed to grow rampant throughout the entire community​
  • Front entrance needed planting
  • Overgrown bushes and shrubs
  • Diseased and insect infested trees
  • Compacted soil
  • 3 miles of natural path that runs through the entire community completely overrun by grass and weeds and disappearing because of neglect

After our assessment we were able to formulate a regular, consistent maintenance schedule. We worked closely with the HOA Board and their landscape committee to develop a long-term plan that addressed all of their concerns.

WE DID IT ALL... without breaking the budget!

The first challenge was to repair damage incurred by the previous landscape company during snow removal operations. The property was not adequately staked or marked resulting in plow trucks and skid steers, ripping up chunks of grass and rows of Belgium blocks.

THE SOLUTION
After examining the damage, we compiled a comprehensive report of all the affected areas and proceeded to repair what was required… Belgium blocks/driveways, shrubs were unearthed, and grass areas were ripped up needing top soil/seed and grading.

Trees and shrubs throughout the community had mulch piled against the base from the previous season, leaving many trees dead or dying. This is often called “volcanoing” mulch, which chokes and can eventually kill the tree or shrub. Immediate action needed to be taken. 

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THE SOLUTION
Lawn Elements systematically removed all mulch piled against the trees and shrubs
enabling healthy growth. We also removed an entire dump truck full of mulch at the front entrance because it was prohibiting us from installing summer annuals. 

There were approximately 750 dead bushes and shrubs that needed to be removed and replaced. The biggest challenge here was the projects limited budget. We had to figure out how to get 750 dead plants removed and then replaced without replacing bush for bush… which would have been too costly. So we had to get creative…

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THE SOLUTION
Lawn Elements, together with the community’s Landscape Committee, surveyed every individual unit. All dead shrubbery and stumps were removed. Then, keeping within the HOA’s budget, plants and shrubs were chosen for their hardiness and beauty. Bare areas were transformed into lush green areas, creating curb appeal for every unit.

Seedlings from perennial grasses previously installed by the builder spread throughout the community. The grass was allowed to continue growing season after season, ultimately overwhelming the entire property. The HOA members lost all hope of ever being rid of it.

THE SOLUTION
Lawn Elements, having dealt with this problem in the past, understood immediate action was required and we knew exactly what to do. In order to completely remove the invasive grass, an aggressive procedure was planned, a letter was sent to all the residents explaining what we were doing and why, and then we got to work.

A “Total Kill” herbicide was sprayed on the invasive grass which also killed some of the desirable grass, leaving many bare spots. We thatched and raked out the dead grass then started reseeding, adding top soil where necessary. After a short while, the community once again had a lawn to be proud of exceeding the HOA’s expectations.

The front entrance needed a complete overhaul. Dead trees and poorly maintained planting beds were the first thing you saw when driving up.

THE SOLUTION
We cleaned up and redesigned the entrance utilizing over 1200 flowering annuals—giving it a “wow” factor and showcasing the beauty of the property.

Diseased and malnourished trees loaded with insects lined the front of the clubhouse and throughout the entire community.

THE SOLUTION
After the Lawn Elements’ team diagnosed the problem, we implemented a comprehensive tree and shrub care program. All of the affected trees were sprayed and unhealthy, dead branches were pruned away. Lawn Elements was able to save the majority of the trees, saving the community tens of thousands of dollars in removal and replacement costs.

Continuing challenges...

Like so many communities throughout Long Island, rich topsoil is scraped away during the construction phase unearthing mostly clay.

If we were going to improve the health and vitality of the lawn, trees and shrubs we needed to improve the soil conditions as well — as they say, “it all starts from the ground up”! Lawn Elements is in the process of reconditioning the soil improving the overall health and appearance of the entire property.

One of the nicest features of Plymouth Estate is its winding 3 mile walking path. Due to years of neglect, parts have become completely overgrown.

In an ongoing effort we are in the process of rehabilitating and clearing the path, making it once again into a valuable asset for the community.

Highlights

  • 55+ Luxury Gated Community
  • 720 Units
  • High End North Shore Location

Our Service Commitments:

Fanatical Communication

Supervised Landscaping

Direct Vendor Response

Experience the Difference! Call Us Today at (631) 656-9711.

Meadowbrook Pointe at Westbury

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Meadowbrook Pointe at Westbury

Meadowbrook Pointe is a 10 year old sophisticated 55+ luxury gated community located in the heart of Nassau County’s North Shore. The community features a wide range of home styles including condominium suites, townhomes and very spacious villas— 720 units in all.

We were first approached by the Home Owners Association after completion of the final unit. You see, when a community such as this is constructed, the builder and/or sponsor exercises complete control until the last unit is sold. The landscape company hired by the sponsor only attended to the ground’s bare minimum —and the community showed it!

These were some of the challenges we faced:

  • Massive amounts of dead bushes/shrubs & overgrown ornamental trees
  • Entire community lacked curb appeal
  • Turf riddled with weeds
  • Mulch piled up against the base of trees and shrubs
  • High volume of owner complaints due to multiple years of overall neglect

Although the architecture and homes were luxurious, the state of the grounds left us unimpressed after our first visit. The landscape did in no way accentuate the proposed experience of luxury living at Meadowbrook Pointe— on the contrary, it made the community seem rather ordinary.

A meeting was held with the HOA board and the landscape committee. We were able to get a better understanding of what their expectations were. Opening up a channel of communication is the first thing we like to establish. This enables us to get a clear understanding of what their problems are and then execute projects according to everyone’s satisfaction.

Seeing that we had our work cut out for us, no time was wasted —we jumped right in. Our challenges ran the gamut, from adding color and vibrancy through well designed seasonal plantings to developing a course of action to address all existing problems due to neglect and poor lawn care.

We couldn't wait to get started!

One of the biggest complaints was that the grounds lacked color in the spring, summer and fall. The property looked sparse especially in the early part of spring when the trees are still mostly bare and then again in the fall. And when the summer planting was installed, there was never any “wow” factor.

THE SOLUTION

First thing’s first – the entry needed to capture the essence of Meadowbrook Pointe’s luxury. We comprised a planting design for every season. In early spring a flourish of tulips, Daffodils and cold weather pansies will decorate the entrance ways.

In the summer, a beautiful design of colorful annuals welcomed all who entered the property. Fall was festive with bright fall colors and we didn’t stop there…cold weather pansies, and ornamental cabbages adorned
the entry in winter.

Now that we had our flower designs in place, we proceeded to complement the entire community with the same seasonal splendor; clubhouse, main drive and all house and Villa areas.

Dead bushes and shrubbery (too many to mention) dotted the property, making for an unsightly, unmanicured appearance.

THE SOLUTION
After assessing the property a detailed list was compiled of how many bushes worth saving and the ones that needed replacing. We presented a comprehensive report to the HOA board detailing a replacement planting plan along with the cost of the project.

Snow removal damage was found throughout the entire property. Belgian blocks were dragged and broken from sloppy plow maneuvering. Sod, walkways and driveways were all in need of repair. Most of this damage would have been avoided had the community  been properly staked in the fall.

THE SOLUTION
We started by rehabilitating damaged lawn areas and repairing what was needed along driveways and walkways. We then did a thorough walk-through and mapped the community for future staking. We have formulated a proactive approach by staking out strategic areas in order to eliminate any damages that could possibly occur during snow removal activities.

Our continued efforts...

The majority of the initial projects have either been completed or are in the process of being completed. Now we can focus on next steps – implementing our beautification plan for the entire community!

We’ll be updating the status of the upcoming projects as they get completed.

Check back with us soon!

Highlights

  • 55+ Luxury Gated Community
  • 720 Units
  • High End North Shore Location

Our Service Commitments:

Fanatical Communication

Supervised Landscaping

Direct Vendor Response

Experience the Difference! Call Us Today at (631) 656-9711.