Upgrade Your Landscaping

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 regular basis.

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 often.

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