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Cullins Service Curb Appeal bush remoal planting sod install

Landscape Curb Appeal Bush Removal Planting Mulch sod installation

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Landscape Curb Appeal Sod Bush Removal Planting Mulch finished

Landscape Curb Appeal Sod Bush Removal Planting Mulch finished

Landscape Curb Appeal Bush Removal Planting Mulch sod installation

Cullins Service Landscaping –

will give your home Curb Appeal. Just call us at 1-(617)-446-1382 or fill out Cullins Service online form. Cullins Service will come right over and give you a free Landscape Curb Appeal estimate. Then we will schedule a time to give your property Curb Appeal that is most convenient for you.

This Client wanted to put his property on the market. But first they wanted to add some curb appeal. When trying to sell your property curb appeal is one of the most cost effective ways to add value to your property. The first thing prospective buyers see when arriving is the yard. Trimming bushes, removing bushes, planting bushes or flowers, edging, mulching adding sod for an immediate beautiful lawn are a few ways to make your property more appealing to a home buyer.

On this property we removed a couple out of control bushes and planted some beautiful Rhododendrons and

Getting ready to plant some shrubs

Getting ready to plant some shrubs

green wave yews. We used a Toro Dingo to remove the old bushes and an auger bit to dig the holes to plant the new shrubs. After the shrubs were properly in the ground. Yes there is a proper way way to plant shrubs. We edged the bed with our EZ-Trench Bededger then Mulched the beds.

Now it was time to prep the ground and lay down some sod. We had to remove all vegetation. Some use a vegetation killer, dig it up or till everything and rake it up. We decided using our Turfco Kiscutter sodder was the best and quickest way for us. We then got to try out our new

Husquvarna Tiller DRT 900 H tilling up some dirt

Husquvarna Tiller DRT 900 H tilling up some dirt

Husqvarna DRT900H tiller. We tilled the area and removed any leftover vegetation and rocks anything that would prevent the grass roots from thriving. Now it was time for the Ford to drop some organic loam compost mix. This will give the grass nutrients and good drainage. Not done prepping yet we graded out the area with our razor back rake grader. Finally before laying down anything we put down some fertilizer and adjusted the Ph. Now we wait for the sod delivery. You have to time everything because you want to lay the sod as soon as it arrives. When the sod arrived we immediately started meticulously laying and cutting. After that we set up a simple watering system and stood back to enjoy the

Cullins Service fresh sod install

Cullins Service fresh sod install

new lawn. Two weeks later we came back for a follow up and saw a beautiful lush green lawn and one happy client. Hope you enjoy our work.

 

 

 

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Cullins Service Lawn Installation Seeding Wellesley

Lawn Installation seeding lawn care in Wellesley

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Cullins Service prepping soil before seeding

Cullins Service prepping soil before seeding

 Wellesley lawn care Lawn Installation seeding growing grass.

There is more than one way to install a lawn. For this property we are going to use the seeding method. There is also more than one way to seed here we are using our classen turf seeder.  One variable that does not change when installing a lawn is soil prep. One thing I believe about lawn care is “if the soil is good the grass will grow”. Now I know there are other things to take into account like water, sun, shade, weather ect… . But if your soil drains well has the right ph balance, good organic material and is fertilized correctly among other things your grass will be well on it’s way to a healthy life.

Cullins Service grass coming in.

Cullins Service grass coming in.

Some property’s are just plain lucky and their grass will just grow naturally. That is the exception not the rule. To have a beautiful, green, full lawn it takes maintenance. If you want a green velvety blanket of a lawn it will take a scheduled routine maintenance. Mowing, fertilizing, aerating, thatching, watering the right amount. Any way that’s not important right now, but if your interested give us a call ad we would be happy to give you a free estimate.

So we assessed the property and the owner wanted seeding so we removed the old grass, tilled the ground, added organic loam, fertilized, limed, and seeded. That with the right amount of water and some maintenance along the way. We or I mean the client got a great looking lawn. When the project comes out looking good we look good and that makes this work worth it.

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Spring Clean up, Edging and Mulching in Needham, Ma Cullins Service

Spring Clean up Edging and Mulching in Needham

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Spring Clean up, Edging and Mulching in Needham, Ma Cullins Service Front yard
Spring Clean up, Edging and Mulching in Needham, Ma Cullins Service Front yard
  Spring Clean up Edging and Mulching in Needham

This was a spring cleaning w/ edging and mulching from a great customer we did leaf removal for last fall. We removed leaves from a wooded area in the back and pine needles from all over the yard. Anyone who has tried to remove pine needles knows it’s not easy, but the results turned out great. That is what this job is all about. We cleaned out all the beds and under the bushes.

 

Spring Clean up Edging and Mulching in Needham front bushes

Spring Clean up Edging and Mulching in Needham front bushesgt

After the spring cleaning we edged the bush, border and flower beds. I like edging it really defines the beds, it looks great, holds the mulch in and prevents weeds from creeping into the beds. The black mulch looks great in contrast to the green bushes and bright colors of the flowering bushes on this property. Mulching always looks good and you can’t go wrong w/ black. Other colors of mulch are good, but you have to visualize the mulch colors and the surrounding colors. Anyway I was happy w/ the results of this landscaping adventure and so was the client. Cullins Service hopes you enjoy this gallery and the video. Click here to see the full gallery and check out some of our other content.

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Cullins Service Tree trimming Allston

Tree trimming Allston Cullins Service

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Cullins Service the Tree trim Dangerous braches
Cullins Service the Tree trim Dangerous branches
   Cullins Service Tree trimming in Allston

Cullins Service got a call to remove some dangerously close branches to a roof in Allston. A job like this with the branches so close to the house is tricky,  but Cullins Service was up for it. We got the job done w/ the right tools and the help of some carefully placed ropes to keep the branches away from the house and lower them down safely. We like a challenge and this was no exception.

Cullins Service Tree Trimming lowering branches

Cullins Service Tree Trimming lowering branches

We got to use our new echo pole saw attachment to our PAS-266 w/ 2 3 foot extensions. She worked great. The PAS has proven to be an invaluable tool in our arsenal. We also got to use some of our climbing gear. Some ropes, harness and various other cool things. And of course we used the Echo CS 330T chainsaw.

We took down 4 main branches and a few secondary branches. Got them safely away from the roof and cleaned it up a bit. The job was finished without a hitch and everyone involved was happy at completion including the roof.

Cullins Service Tree Trimming Finished product

Cullins Service Tree Trimming Finished product

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sprinkler System Installation Zone 01 Wellesley Cullins Service

Sprinkler System Installation Zone 01 Wellesley Cullins Service

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Cullins Service Sprinkler Installation Complete

Cullins Service Sprinkler Installation Complete

  Cullins Service Sprinkler System Installation Zone 01 in Wellesley

Cullins Service has installed a sprinkler System for Wellesley Property. We worked hard to get the lawn looking as beautiful as it does, and want to make sure it stays that way. The hot summer days can take a toll on grass. Installing a sprinkler can help relieve the stress of heat and keep your lawn looking lush and green.

We used Rainbird sprinkler heads, flex pipe, funny pipe, various pvc connectors and an automatic timer. So the homeowner has no need to worry about doing anything, but enjoy their healthy lawn.

Sprinkler System watering lawn

Sprinkler System watering lawn

This was zone 01 out of 06 zones. So look forward to seeing other sprinkler blogs, videos and galleries later. We sodded the grass and dug the trenches by hand. It was to time consuming so we have just got a kissCutter sod cutter and a E-Z Trench Bedscaper. Same great work with half or less the time. Cullins Service will be posting video, blogs and galleries on them as soon as we get some footage.

We enjoyed installing this irrigation system and hope you enjoy or posts and videos on it.

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How to DIY Winterize / Store Walk Behind Lawn Mower Turf Beast for the winter

How to DIY Winterize Store Walk Behind Lawn Mower Turf Beast for the winter

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How to DIY Winterize / Store Walk Behind Lawn Mower Turf Beast for the winter

How to DIY Winterize / Store Walk Behind Lawn Mower Turf Beast for the winter

How to DIY Winterize / Store your Walk Behind Lawn Mower for the winter. How to Do It Yourself.

In order to service our customers properties Cullins Service has to maintain the equipment to do so. So we decided to show everyone how to do it yourself. Maintaining equipment is important to running a landscaping company. Knowing how to do it yourself will save you time and money.

When you are storing your equipment in this case a walk behind lawn mower, you have to store it properly. Cullins service will show you how.

 

What You will need

  • -Lawn Mower
  • -Motor Oil
  • -Grease / Grease Gun
  • -Drain pan
  • -Funnel
  • -Rags
  • -Scraper – Brush – Hose – Air Compressor
  • -Socket Wrench w/ Sockets and Torx Bit Socket
  • -Oil Filter Wrench
  • -Jack Stands
  • -Two (2) 15/16” box end wrenches
  • -Air Filter
  • -Oil Filter
  • -Fuel Filter
  • -Spark Plugs
  • -Fuel Stabilizer
  • -Fresh Gas (No more than 1-2 weeks old)
  • -Wrench
Cullins Service Walk Behind Store Winterize Changeing oil Filter

Cullins Service Walk Behind Store Winterize Changeing oil Filter

 

Not all Lawn Mowers are the same. This is for the 36 in. 22 HP Subaru EH65V Commercial Duty Dual Hydro Walk-Behind Finish-Cut Turf Mower with Floating Deck. Having said that you can pretty much apply this DIY Winterize / Store for Winter project to any Lawn Mower.

  1. Move the Lawn mower to a flat surface.
  2. Remove Gas
  3. Run Engine
  4. Safety First
  5. Remove Key
  6. Shut Off Fuel
  7. Remove Spark Plug Boots
  8. Clean Lawn Mower
  9. Check Bolts and Damaged Parts
  10. Change Oil
  11. Remove Oil Cap
  12. Remove Oil Drain Plug
  13. Drain Oil into Drain pan
  14. Reinstall Oil Drain Plug
  15. Remove Oil Filter
  16. Oil Filter Seal
  17. Install Oil Filter
  18. Fill Oil
  19. Put Oil Cap Back On
  20. Start Mower
  21. Check Oil Level
  22. Check Lawn Mower Blades and Clean Deck
  23. Lift the Deck
  24. Remove Lawn Mower Blade
  25. Inspect Lawn Mower Blade
  26. Sharpen Lawn Mower Blade
  27. Clean Deck
  28. Lubricate Blade Bolt
  29. Reinstall Lawn Mower Blade
  30. Lubricate / Grease
  31. Spark Plug
  32. Air Filter
  33. Remove Air Filter Housing
  34. Remove Air Filter Foam Cover
  35. Remove Air Filter
  36. Clean Carburetor Port
  37. Inspect Air Filter
  38. Fuel Filter
  39. Check Belts and Pulleys
  40. Remove Deck Cover
  41. Inspect Belts and Pulleys
  42. Check the Linkage
  43. Fuel Stabilizer
  44. Add Stabilizer
  45. Run Lawn Mower
  46. Remove Battery
  47. Close Fuel Valve
Cullins Service Walk ehind Store Winterize Air Filter

Cullins Service Walk ehind Store Winterize Air Filter

Check out the Full DIY article on How to DIY Winterize / Store Walk Behind Lawn Mower Turf Beast for the winter

 

 

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Cullins Service Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service Needham Property

Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service Needham Property

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Cullins Service Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service Needham Property

Cullins Service Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service Before

Cullins Service Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service for one of our Needham properties. Cullins Service provided our full Leaf Removal Service for this great property. We brought out our 2 Echo PB-250 Blowers, JRCO Leaf Plow mounted to Husqvarna Z246 Zero Turn and our new Scag TLS20W-29BV Giant Vac. Obviously we started blowing in the back. In most cases trying to move large piles of leaves can be difficult and time consuming so we brought our JRCO Leaf Plow mounted to Husqvarna Z246 Zero Turn. It plows massive piles of leaves anywhere real quick. This property had plenty of leaves to plow. The plow moves most of the leaves, but leaves a few behind. Not really a problem. The blowers make short work of that. When all the leaves are brought to the front either by leaf plow or blowing it’s

Cullins Service Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service Needham Property

Blowing leaves in the back yard

time to vac them up. When we started out we used to use tarps. We filled them and stuffed them into the van. This year we came packing the big guns in the form of a 29hp Scag Giant Vac. We converted the back of the van into a leaf hopper (a gallery of that process will be available soon), and mounted the Scag Giant Vac onto our trailer. It’s a great setup because we can still fit plenty of equipment on the trailer. We saved a great deal of time using the Scag Leaf Vac. It sucked the leaves right up.

After Cullins Service finished our Leaf Removal Service there were also some flower beds to clean out. We removed the dead vegetation to make it look better and make room for new growth next year. We also mowed the grass which needed to be done and helps pick up any leaves left over from

Cullins Service Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service Needham Property

Cullins Service Leaf Removal and Cleanup Service After

the leaf removal process. Finally Cullins Service finished off by edging the walkway and sidewalk to give the property a nice fresh finish.

Cullins Service takes pride in our work and making our customers happy is top priority. Enjoy the gallery and video.

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Cullins Service Landscape Design Weeding Patio and Filling w/ Stone Dust Needham

Cullins Service Landscape Design Weeding Patio Stone Dust Needham

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Cullins Service Landscape Design Weeding Patio and Filling w/ Stone Dust Needham

Cullins Service Landscape Design Weeding Patio and Filling w/ Stone Dust Needham

Cullins Service Landscape Design Weeding Patio and Filling w/ Stone Dust Needham property.

This is a great way to bring your stone or brick patio back to beautiful. We took our Echo GT-225 Trimmer and Echo PAS-266 w/ trimmer attachment to wack the weeds protruding from the bricks. Then Cullins Service Landscapers turned our trimmers sideways to clear in between the bricks. This process takes a while, but in my opinion it does the job faster than other methods. It also looks great after and goes deep enough to dig up the weeds root system. It also creates a gully for the stone dust to fit in. After we cleared the weeds we blew the debris of w/ our Echo PB-250 Blower. Finally we dumped the stone dust down and pushed it around w/ a wide broom until all the cracks were filled. After the stone dust is put down the bricks look dusty, but that will go away w/ the first rainfall or you could lightly spray the patio w/ a hose. I think this project came out great. What do you think?

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Cullins Service Landscape Weeding, Clearing, Edging and Mulching Wellesley Property pt 2

Cullins Service Landscape Weeding, Clearing, Edging and Mulching Wellesley Property pt 2

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Cullins Service Landscape Weeding, Clearing, Edging and Mulching Wellesley Property pt 2

Cullins Service Landscape Weeding, Clearing, Edging and Mulching Wellesley Property pt 2

This is part 2 of our edging and mulching job at our massive Wellesley property. We already trimmed and shaped the bushes on this area now we were ready to clean out leaves, dead plants and other brush. Cullins Service also cleared overgrowth and dirt from the stone steps on the hill. We had to be careful not to disturb and cover the ground cover and large stones. After the edging and putting down the black mulch it made the hill look great.

We also had an overgrown island that came out beautiful. The island really didn’t have any defined lines. So when we edged Cullins Service landscapers were able to give the flower bed island a unique shape. After we weeded cleared it out and edged it it was starting to shape up

Cullins Service Landscape Weeding, Clearing, Edging and Mulching Wellesley Property pt 2

Cullins Service Landscape Weeding, Clearing, Edging and Mulching Wellesley Property pt 2

nicely. This is the kind of landscaping I like to do. Basically taking something like this and making it look great. After we put down the mulch Cullins service placed rocks randomly throughout the bed. The light colored rocks really popped against the dark mulch. That and the green hostas the island bed looked awesome.

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Cullins Service Landscape Cutting Grass, Weeding, Trimming Trees and Bushes Jamaica Plain Property

Cullins Service Landscape Cutting Grass, Weeding, Trimming Trees and Bushes Jamaica Plain

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Cullins Service Landscape Cutting Grass, Weeding, Trimming Trees and Bushes Jamaica Plain Property

Cullins Service Landscape Cutting Grass, Weeding, Trimming Trees and Bushes Jamaica Plain Property

Cullins Service acquired this property this year and it has become a regular. We had already done an initial cleanup now we are doing routine maintenance. This time though we have some tree work to do.

First Cullins Service weeded out the front flower bed. We also removed some old bushes, and trimmed dead parts off a few bushes to clean them up. In the back yard he had a tree with a broken branch and some other branches that were to heavy. They were leaning down so much they were touching the grass. So to start we cut the broken branch off. We then strategically cut branches off the low hanging branches to lessen the weight and raise the branches up. We wanted the cuts to be effective without making the tree look like it was just chopped up it has to look natural. We cut a few more low hanging branches in the backyard the cut the grass real nice with our Turf Beast 54 in. 22 HP Subaru Commercial

Cullins Service Landscape Cutting Grass, Weeding, Trimming Trees and Bushes Jamaica Plain Property

Cullins Service Landscape Cutting Grass, Weeding, Trimming Trees and Bushes Jamaica Plain Property

Duty, Dual Hydro Walk Behind Finish Cut Turf Mower w/ floating deck.
Finally we trimmed some more low hanging branches that were hanging over the sidewalk. Cullins Service then cleaned all debri, grass, leaves, weeds and branches. Another job we can be proud of.

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