Landscape Design

Rock Shelter offers both commercial and residential landscaping services. Beyond the lawn care basics of mowing, weeding, pruning and edging, we offer comprehensive services including tree care, leaf removal, topsoil and grading, lime application, insect and pest management, dethatching and aeration. We also specialize in organic lawn care, for those clients interested in minimizing exposure to chemicals, allergens, and other irritants.


Lawn Care, Garden Care, & Leaf Removal

With more than 30 years of experience, Rock Shelter offers expert lawn and garden care services. We know what it takes to keep your lawn green and lush, and we understand why your expectations are so high. That is why the owner, Peter Julian, continuously visits our crews on-site. We do not manage from a distance, we apply our own exacting standards from right up close and we train or in-house staff personally. All of our employees represent Rock Shelter with the utmost professionalism and care for your home or place of business as if it were theirs.

We recommend weekly visits for optimal results for all of our clients.   Every Spring we start with an initial clean up of your lawn and/or garden. This includes removing all winter debris (leaves, sticks, old foliage, etc.) from herbaceous perennials, pruning dead or broken branches from evergreen and deciduous trees as well as shrubs, edging all beds, and applying weed control and fertilizer.

Every Fall we perform a final seasonal clean up that includes removing all annuals and cutting back perennials as needed, raking all mulch beds, and removing all debris. Put simply, we do whatever it takes to keep your lawn clean and green – for a free estimate, please contact us directly.

Topsoil, Mulch, & Grading

While we see topsoil, mulch, and grading as a standard component of our landscaping services, we also offer landscape design services as needed. Although most needs can be met without a designer or architect, we do work with some of the best landscape designers in Westchester County, Lower Fairfield County, and Southern Connecticut. Rock Shelter is proud to offer in-house design services for issues of grading and irrigation.

Insect & Pest Management

  Our knowledgeable staff will evaluate and educate all clients about their specific insect or pest concern.  A comprehensive treatment plan, can be reviewed annually and incorporated into a client’s annual agreement.   We want our clients to enjoy their outdoor space without the concern of infestation or viruses.


Dethatching and Aeration

A thin layer of thatch is healthy, it promotes growth and breaks down into organic matter all by itself, but too much thatch build-up prevents air, light, and water from reaching the turf. Aeration is a healthy practice that combats this build-up and depending on the seasonality of your grass, it is a good idea to aerate a lawn annually (in most cases). Aeration should be done when your grass is in its highest seasonal growth phase – that is the late summer for cool-season grasses and late spring for warm-season grasses.

Tree Care

Tree care is another part of our comprehensive landscaping service. If you have something special in mind beyond the health of the tree and the safety of the grounds, we can do that too. We will survey the tops of the trees on your property at every visit – should a problem arise that requires an arborist, we will call one in for you as we maintain a healthy working relationship with Westchester County’s best.


We train all of our in-house staff, personally, and outfit them with uniforms. It goes without saying that this level of professionalism is just as essential for our residential clients as it is for our commercial clients. 

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(914) 533-7124

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