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Commercial and Residential Landscaping Services

Let our expert staff help you with your summer landscape maintenance needs – weeding, pruning, limb and tree removal, etc. Call 772-4722 or contact us today for a free estimate.

Landscape Clean-Up

Our professional team can spruce up your existing planting beds and borders with weeding, tree work, fall leaf removal, seasonal clean-up, and more.


HOMEOWNERS –Are weeds and fall leaves cluttering up your plant beds? Need a general spruce-up of your entire yard before winter or before spring? Need to have fallen tree limbs cut up and disposed of? Ground Up can take care of all your landscape maintenance needs, so you can spend your free time doing the things you’d rather be doing.

For those who do enjoy working in their yard but don’t have the time to do it all, we can meet with you to discuss your needs and how we can help – and the estimate is FREE!

BUSINESSES - We can provide all of your landscape needs: mowing, pruning, weeding, mulching, fall leaf removal and more. With 30 years of experience serving Roanoke, VA and the surrounding area, you can depend on Ground Up for reliable, quality services.

WEEDING – Nothing spoils the look of a beautiful garden or planting bed as much – or as quick – as weeds and other unwanted plants. If you're struggling and need some help, contact us. We can help with hand weeding or herbicide application for weed control.

TREE WORK – We can remove dead or unwanted trees and dispose of the debris. Also, if you have tree limbs downed by storms, we can remove the debris for you as well. Contact us for a free estimate.

FALL LEAF REMOVAL – The color of fall leaves can be quite beautiful – until they come off the trees and clutter your planting beds and lawn. We can give you an estimate on one-time removal for small sites or regular clean-up if you have a heavily wooded site.


Even if you don’t mind the look of fall leaves in your yard, there are several good reasons for cleaning them up sooner rather than later.

  • Leaves left to accumulate can shade turf and other ground covers or low perennials and can starve these plants of sunlight.
  • Leaves can trap moisture increasing the chance for snow mold in your turf.
  • Not only are they unsightly, fall leaves can accumulate and clog storm sewers which can cause run-off and erosion in other areas.
  • Leaves left on your turf in fall can interfere with proper application of lawn fertilizer and herbicide.
  • Wet leaves can be a hazard causing people to slip and fall.

Citation: Hensley, David L. Professional Landscape Management. 3rd ed. Stipes, 2010.

Landscape Clean-Up

SEASONAL CLEAN-UP – Each season brings its own challenges to the residential or commercial landscape. In spring, new foliage is emerging on trees and shrubs, flowering plants are blooming, and weeds are popping up. Summer storms can cause damage to trees and shrubs. Fall leaves can pile up quickly and beds need to be readied for winter. Snow, ice, and drying winter winds can damage evergreens. Below is a brief outline of some of the unexpected and the routine seasonal chores we can do for you.

SPRING: We can spruce up your garden before blooms and new foliage show up in spring by cutting back perennials and ornamental grasses, mulching, weeding, and re-edging beds. After danger of frost, we can remove fall annuals and add spring/summer annuals that will continue to bloom and add color for most of the growing season.

SUMMER: We can help with clean-up and removal of weak or dead limbs brought down by summer storms. Early summer’s also the best time to prune many spring-flowering shrubs (i.e., Azalea, Forsythia, Hydrangea, Lilac, Viburnum, etc.) and it’s a good time to prune some evergreens (i.e., Barberry, Boxwood, Cherrylaurel, Pieris, etc.).

FALL: We can replace tired spring/summer annuals with fall annuals (i.e., Mums, Pansies, Ornamental Kale/Cabbage, etc.) for added seasonal color. Many perennials and ornamental grasses can look ragged and unsightly during winter and into spring if they aren't cut back or deadheaded in fall. In spring, these plants not only look unattractive with dead leaves masking the new growth but make clean-up much more difficult. We can help you get a jump on next spring by cleaning up in fall.

WINTER: Many shrubs are best pruned in winter (i.e., Abelia, Beautyberry, Butterfly Bush, Cherrylaurel, Juniper, Photinia, Privet, Smoketree, Yew, etc.). Winter is also the best time to prune many evergreens (i.e., Arborvitae, Atlas Cedar, Deodar Cedar, Holly, Leyland Cypress, Southern Magnolia, etc.), and it’s also a good time to prune some deciduous trees (i.e., Crape Myrtle, Japanese Maple, and fruit trees).

Additionally, in winter when there usually isn’t much color or activity in the landscape, some homeowners prefer to leave seedheads and foliage as food and habitat for birds or other small animals OR for seasonal interest – providing some structure, color or texture to look at through the dreary months. In this case, it’s best to wait until late winter/early spring to cut back or deadhead perennials, grasses or groundcovers.

Whatever the season, Ground Up can schedule a visit at the best time to keep your plants and your garden looking their best.

With 30 years of experience, Ground Up can help
with all of your landscape maintenance needs.
Call or click here to contact us today for a free estimate.

We Provide Services to the Following Cities, Towns and surrounding areas in VA:
  • Blue Ridge, VA
  • Boones Mill, VA
  • Botetourt County, VA
  • Cave Spring, VA
  • Cloverdale, VA
  • Daleville, VA
  • Fincastle, VA
  • Franklin County, VA
  • Garden City, VA
  • Hardy, VA
  • Hollins, VA
  • Moneta, VA
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Rocky Mount, VA
  • Salem, VA
  • Smith Mountain Lake, VA
  • Troutville, VA
  • Vinton, VA