Covid-19 Response

Covid-19 Response Notice (print PDF)

Dear Customer,

On Sunday, March 22, 2020 Governor John Carney issued modifications to his State of Emergency declaration, ordering Delawareans to stay at home whenever possible and closing all non-essential businesses in Delaware to help fight the spread of COVID-19.

Based on the Governor’s list, Landscapers fall under NAIC code 5617 and are considered ESSENTIAL. Because of this, Finocchiaro Lawn & Landscape will remain active, ensuring our ability to meet your needs at this challenging time.

We understand the growing concern surrounding corona virus (COVID-19) across our communities. Finocchiaro Lawn & Landscape has taken significant steps to assure that services to you continue uninterrupted while working diligently to safeguard the health of our employees, customers and vendors during the COVID-19 situation.

Specifically, here is how we are managing this situation:

  • We will be continuing our regular service, however, to minimize risks to you, we will not be knocking on doors or leaving invoices. All invoices and seasonal bulletins will be emailed.
  • All in-person meetings and events have been postponed for the foreseeable future. We are still available for contact via website, phone and email.
  • We will also be minimizing Extra Work; only seeding areas if absolutely necessary. We will re-address lawns in the summer and repair as needed in the Fall.
  • Because we work with chemicals, we are always safety conscious and wear protective gear. However, as part of our regular operations, we have increased the cleaning and sanitization of the warehouse environment.
  • We are following the CDC’s recommendations and will continue to monitor and adhere to their best practice health guidelines.

As a family-oriented company, the safety and security of our employees, partners and customers is of the upmost importance. We will continue to refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and other public health agencies to determine the safest course of action for all.

Thank you for your continued commitment to Finocchiaro Lawn & Landscape.


Gabriel Clouser – President

Eric Plummer – Vice President

Finocchiaro Lawn & Landscape, Inc.

2020 Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter – Print (PDF)

Spring 2020 Newsletter:

Flea and tick warning for 2020

We had such a lovely warm winter this year! No snow, no extended cold spells… it was great. Unfortunately, it was also a really great winter for fleas and ticks. Ticks overwinter by going dormant in leaf litter or by latching on to a host.  Fleas can be inactive for months in their pupal cocoon phase. A nice long, deep freeze will kill off a significant portion of the parasite population but we didn’t get that this year.

In fact, 2020 is going to be a banner year for fleas and ticks. Our warm winter was easy for parasites to survive. But worse than that, our warm fall meant that fleas and ticks had a much longer active season too. They had more time to find hosts and more time to breed. We can expect a population boom in this year’s warm season.  This means more bites, and more exposure to tick-borne diseases for you, your family and pets.

Lyme disease isn’t the only worry.  East coast species of ticks can carry a variety of different diseases, including: Lyme disease, Anaplasmosis, Babesiosis, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Ehrlichiosis. Because of our warm winters the Lonestar tick is now prevalent on the east coast. As crazy as it sounds, their bites can bring Alpha-gal Syndrome, a permanent allergy to red meat.

They say you have nothing if you don’t have your health. But hiding inside to avoid ticks is no way to live, so we recommend taking sensible precautions. 1) Continue treating your family pets with veterinary advised products. 2) While in the woods, wear high coverage clothing and deep woods bug repellent. 3) Consider having us treat the high-risk areas of your lawn and landscape with environmentally safe products.

Our Flea & Tick Program is a separate service from the Regular Turf Care Program that you currently receive.  It is a 5 application service (beginning in May and ending in September) that specifically targets fleas and ticks in your lawn and landscape.  We use a granular product with the same active ingredients as the products applied directly to pets. However, because we are controlling the parasites precisely where they live, in your lawn and landscape, we can use a lower active rate. A lower active rate is even safer for you and your pets. It’s more environmentally friendly and gentle on the beneficial insects in your landscape.

If you are interested in this extra program or have extra questions, please let us know.  We have officially started our regular turf care rounds and you can expect to see us in your neighborhood soon.

Also a reminder: There’s still time to pay your annual service cost in advance! In the Spring and Fall, extra work is performed on an as needed basis. Our service technicians evaluate the lawn during the regular service and perform the additional work immediately. Since we have all of the equipment and materials already on the job, this allows us to cut expenses and provide the work at a reduced price.  For customers who pay the annual service cost in advance, we discount on-the-job extra work by 50%.

Paying the annual service cost in advance has several major benefits. In addition to on-the-job extra work being discounted, paying in advance means you’ll never have to worry about accidentally missing an invoice. Your lawn service will stay on the ideal service schedule and you can rest easy knowing that there won’t be any service delays or late fees. Sit back and enjoy your beautiful lawn!

We presently have a few openings in our schedule for new customers.  If you know anyone who may be interested in our service, we would appreciate your recommending us.

Have a wonderful Spring!

Gabriel L. Clouser, President

Eric M. Plummer, Vice President