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Commercial Grounds Maintenance

Commercial Grounds Maintenance Recurring Services:

Commercial grounds maintenance keeps the entrance to your business or facility looking professional and reflects the quality and importance of your company. Burkholder provides year-round commercial grounds maintenance solutions that include lawn mowing, bed maintenance, spring and fall clean up, pruning, aeration and snow or ice removal.  We work with each client to learn about their needs, and then we supply the expertise to deliver the greatest value for their commercial grounds maintenance needs.

Lawn Mowing

Keeping your lawn looking its best certainly includes mowing. Maximize your personal time by allowing us to take care of it for you. By allowing us to plan these visits in conjunction with lawn care applications, the money you spend is not wasted by ineffective scheduling of mowing and lawn care applications. We offer:

  • Sharp mower blades reduce damage to turf and improves health and appearance
  • Weekly directional changes reduces lawn rutting and gives you that ball park look
  • Proper blade height for seasonal requirements
  • Proper grass clipping distribution

Bed Maintenance
Maximize your valued personal time by allowing us to take care of planting bed weed control

  • Weed control in beds (manual and chemical)
  • Debris removal of walks, patios, decks, and driveways

Spring Clean-up

Give your landscape a fresh, clean look after the winter. Our Commercial Grounds Maintenance and Spring Bed Maintenance is more than just a clean-up. Along with bed edging and proper mulch installation, weed control and plant-specific fertilizer is applied to give different plants the nutrients they need to have another successful, healthy growing season. Our services include:

  • Clean-up of lawn, beds, and grounds
  • Remove dead or damaged branches from shrubs and ornamentals
  • Cut back any perennials or grasses left standing over winter
  • Edge all shrub beds and walkways
  • Pre-emergent weed control for shrub beds
  • Granular fertilization of Perennials, Groundcovers, Shrubs, and Ornamental Trees
  • Triple shredded hard wood bark mulch applied to shrub beds and tree rings

Fall Clean-up

The close of the growing season can be a hassle, but not when you allow us to take care of it for you. Finally you can enjoy your changing landscape and season!

  • Cut back of Perennials ornamental grasses
  • Removal of leaf build-up in beds, lawn, driveway, and patios

Maintenance Pruning

Proper pruning will ensure that your plants grow full and flourish while looking natural. Maintenance Pruning includes:

  • Pruning plants at the appropriate time
  • Pruning of new growth once annually to promote growth natural in character
  • Pruning or shearing of hedges
  • Regenerative sheering and cutbacks of perennials and roses
  • Pruning of ornamentals up to 12′

Corrective Pruning

The objective is to open plants so light and air penetrates and dieback is reduced. This is done to foster healthy plant development. On average rejuvenation / structural pruning is recommended every 3 years.

  • Thinning shrubs by removing excess old wood and dead branches to the ground to encourage younger, more vigorous growth.
  • Removal of old clusters due to improper maintenance practices of woody shrubs.
  • Thinning and removal of crowding and crossing branches within a tree to open up the crown and allow better light and air passage.
  • Reduction pruning to control overall plant size.

Snow & Ice Management

The safety of your tenants, clients, staff and/or customers is the goal of our winter services. Our team will be monitoring your property and is quick to respond.

  • Snow plowing fleet of trucks and large equipment for efficient removal
  • Snow shoveling / blowing
  • Ice melter and salt applications
  • Ice scouting for re-freeze control.
  • Fully stocked service truck with mechanic during all storms to minimize downtime.

Lawn Aeration & Renovations

Our Commercial Grounds Maintenance services include aerationCore aeration and over-seeding will benefit even a healthy looking lawn. Aeration involves removing small plugs of soil and thatch to allow for deep penetration of nutrients, air, and water. Aeration also opens up thatch and helps relieve compaction to promote a deeper, healthier root system. Over-seeding will fill in bare areas, and help build a thicker lawn. The holes and plugs made during aeration create an excellent environment for grass seed to germinate.

Plant Health Care Program (PHC) – Insect & Disease Control

Monitoring plants for damaging populations of insects and disease as well as overall plant vitality and vigor are the principals behind plant health care. All technicians are certified and will only spot-treat infected areas as needed to avoid killing beneficial insects and overuse of product. Also included is the visual inspection of each plant and recommendations on how to improve overall plant health by adjusting or correcting cultural practices. This service would involve:

Six PHC visits with an extra visit (total of seven) for any Plant Health Care emergencies that may arise. The focus will be on all trees and shrubs located on the property for current and potential pest problems.

Seasonal Color

  • Annual plantings shall be of the highest quality and vigorous in nature.
  • Organic matter and other specific components shall be incorporated into the media before planting shall occur
  • A meeting with an in house landscape designer to review recommended colors and layout.

Irrigation Maintenance

Maximize your valued personal time by allowing us to take care of the details such as weed control, dead-heading, bed touch-up and maintenance, incidental pruning, and debris removal during the growing season though:

  • Spring Start-up and review of your entire system.
  • Winterization service will guarantee that no components of the sprinkler systems will be damaged in the winter months.

Lighting Maintenance

Any product that is exposed to the elements requires periodic maintenance to assure maximum durability and performance. Landscape lighting is no exception. Our program will guarantee your lighting system and fixtures are functioning as designed.

  • Two maintenance visits (spring and fall) include cleaning lenses and bulb contacts inside fixtures. Check and adjust the voltage test to assure system is functioning properly
  • Replace any dead bulbs, adjustments or relocate fixtures as necessary due to plant growth.

Seal ‘n Lock Paver Cleaning & Sealing

Increase property value and add curb appeal by rejuvenating your pavers.   We use Seal ‘n Lock System’s environmentally safe Sealer (with an algae and mold inhibitor) that dries in hours – not days. The result is a rich, long lasting luster that will seal and protect your investment for years to come. Give us a call today for more information or to schedule an appointment.

  • An all in one day process that dries in hours
  • Environmentally safe solution without toxic chemicals
  • Inhibits weed, algae, and mold growth while providing long lasting luster
  • Works on most surfaces
  • Durable two-year warranty

Pond Aeration

From small backyard ponds to large commercial retention ponds we offer solutions to keep the water moving and oxygenated resulting in clear, fresh water with less algae and bacterial problems. An all in one day process that dries in hours

Turf Care

Our turf care program, one of our commercial grounds maintenance services, utilizes only high quality timed release fertilizers which remain longer in the soil for plant use resulting in less runoff and consistently green turf. A mixture of organic fertilizer, spot weed treatments, and high quality low phosphorous fertilizers results in less chemicals being applied to your lawn.

Our programs include a complete soil analysis to determine any soil deficiencies and curative recommendations to balance your soil. A balanced soil will assure that all nutrients will be available for your turf to use, dramatically increasing turf health and hardiness.

Soil Correction

Balanced soil chemistry is necessary for nutrients to be available for turf to consume. Based on results from a comprehensive soil test, recommendations will be proposed to achieve optimal levels of macro nutrients, micronutrients, pH, and sodium.

Dividing of Perennial and Ornamental Grasses

Reducing the root system of perennials and ornamental grasses revitalize the plant and promote a fresh, healthy appearance.

Small Tree Service

Removal of small trees (Less than 20′ tall)

Backflow Certification & Installation

We are certified to test any type of backflow preventer.  Aqua requires all backflow preventers to be tested annually.

Drainage & Basin Maintenance

Over time, storm water basins need maintenance.  We provide services that include mowing, cleaning out drains, and silt/sediment removal.


Showroom & Design Offices

359 Paoli Pike
Malvern, PA 19355


Monday - Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: by appointment.

PA HIC #035148

Areas Served

St. Davids
West Chester

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