Q. How do you begin the process of creating a beautiful landscape?
A. Either call our office to set a convenient time to meet or use the contact us feature of our website to request a meeting. This meeting establishes your expectations and allows one of our landscape professionals to visit your property and recommend the best way to address your needs. This usually takes one of the following three approaches:
A simple proposal without a landscape plan when the needs are straight forward and the work can be identified during the initial meeting; if there is information that needs to be either researched or surveyed and when a permit may be required.
We will prepare an accurate landscape plan detailing the landscape improvements that you wish to create; finally, when the scope of your desired improvements merit the exploration of well thought out alternative solutions.
Lastly, we prepare preliminary plans to identify appropriate solutions for your consideration, leading to a final landscape plan that can be installed as one project or in phases over time.
Q. What is your design process?
A. Check out our Design Services page for details.
Q. What can I expect to spend landscaping my entire property?
A. Assuming you’re asking for all key components, hardscape, fencing, drainage, irrigation, lighting, plant material, etc., a realistic range is 10%-15% of your home's value. This can be higher or lower based on site conditions, access, plant selection, etc.
Q. Who will work on my property?
A. Well trained, supervised personnel with the proper equipment.
Q. Do your employees speak English?
A. Although some of our oldest and most experienced people speak limited English, our goal is to always have at least one English-speaking crew leader on every site.
Q. Are your employees legal?
A. Yes. We are involved with the H2B VISA program for all of our seasonal workers. All employees fill out an I-9.
Q. Are you insured?
A. Yes. We are fully insured for both yours and our protection.
Q. When and how should my shrubs be pruned?
A. The following is a basic guideline for pruning. When present, damaged or diseased shrub-limbs and branches should be removed. Most flowering shrubs and ornamental trees, should be pruned after blooming and before the next year's buds set. Prune whenever possible for plant health and to keep the natural shape of the plant. Some ornamentals and vines require dormant pruning in late winter. We highly recommend hand pruning over shearing.
Q. Why should I have mulch on my landscape?
A. Mulch provides the following benefits for planting when done correctly: For shrubs and ornamental trees, a mulch base of 3"-4" is recommended. It helps to keep weeds in check, retains moisture in the soil and adds organic matter to the soil as it decays.
Q. How often should I water? How much water does my lawn and landscape need?
A. Turf grass should be watered 3/4" - 1" per week. Shrubs and trees should receive deep watering 1-2 times per week. Annual and perennials should be watered 2-3 times per week during cooler weather and daily in the hot summer. This answer is for established landscapes. New landscapes and sod should be watered daily for the first couple weeks.
Q. What is your Warranty?