1. What is the difference between annual
and perennial? Perennial plants are those that grow
and bloom in the spring, summer, or fall, then go dormant for the winter
months. The benefit of perennials is that they return year after year,
often times putting on a better show with each new season. Annuals,
on the other hand, are plants grown for their "instant" impact,
usually producing a single-season period of bloom. There are cool season
annuals and warm season annuals-they should be planted accordingly.
2. What time of year is best to install new landscaping on
my property? Spring and fall are the best times. It is best
to avoid periods of extreme heat or cold.
3. The shrub were trimmed today; however, all the shrubs were
not trimmed? We trim certain plants at certain times of the
year because of their growth habits. Our trained personnel know when
to prune the different varieties of plant material to insure that they
will look their best.
4. How long will it take to finish the proposed
project, and can a project be done in phases? We will provide
an estimate of how long any project will take when we discuss the plan
and whether it is to
be installed in phases. Nearly all plans can be separated into hardscape
and planting phases, or front
and back yard.
5. Do you provide maintenance services for
your finished landscapes? Yes. We offer
a maintenance program that includes (1) spring cleanup or monthly (2)
growing season maintenance from April through October, (3) fall mulching
and perennial cutback in November and (4) the all-important winter watering
and cleanups from December to March.
6. What is weekly lawn maintenance? Each week we will
visit you property and take care of any needed mowing, trimming, edging,
blowing off of your walks, drives, porches and provide any other services
that you have scheduled.
7. Will you remove the clipping from my property? Only
upon request and at an additional charge. We believe in mulching the
grass clippings. Mulching is a process of chopping the grass blades
into fine peaces that filter back into the lawn virtually unnoticeable.
This will not cause thatch in your lawn when you cut your turf on a
8. How often should I aerate my lawn?
Most lawns should be aerated once a year. Lawns that receive heavy foot
traffic (kids playing) or are on heavy clay may need to be aerated more