When do you start cutting the grass?

Depends. The decision to start cutting the grass is usually determined by mother nature. When the grass starts growing enough to warrant the first cut, we will send the crews out. Usually the last week in April or first week of May.

When do you stop cutting the grass?

Mother Nature usually determines the last cut. When the grass stops growing we will usually do one last “short” cut in preparation for winter, typically the 2nd or 3rd week of November.  Keeping the grass short for winter increases the sunlight on the roots and decreases the chance of winter mold.

Do you bag the grass?

No. We only bag the grass upon request. It has been proven that correctly mulched grass is much better than bagging. The mulched grass can be considered “nature’s fertilizer.”  Since we use commercial mowers, we will mulch the grass until it is barely noticeable.

Can you cut my grass shorter?

We can cut your grass at any length you request, but we typically cut around 3.5 inches, taking no more than ⅓ of the blade length off once.  If we cut more than ⅓ of the blade, you are going to have an excess or clumping of grass laying on your lawn. We will make a professional decision on how much should be cut unless we hear different from you.

Can you cut my grass bi-weekly?

Maybe. If your lawn grows at a normal rate, we prefer not to cut bi-weekly because it requires cutting too much of the blade at one time, and is also hard on our equipment. This additionally leads to excess grass clippings on the lawn. If your lawn grows very slow, we can most likely accommodate you, but there is probably an underlying cause that we may be able to diagnose and fix.

How much does a typical patio cost?

Depends. There are so many variables that determine how much a patio cost, it would be impossible to give an answer here. But just know we can build a patio for any budget. $3,000 to $30,000.

Why are some pavers/ bricks more expensive than others?

It all comes down to manufacturing and material. Just like anything, you get what you pay for.  Some of the cheaper products look good at the time of installation, but then you will start to see the aggregates (larger particles included in manufacturing).  It also depends on what type of product concrete, tumbled, natural stone etc.

Can you repair my patio?

Absolutely. Some repairs are more comprehensive than others, so we would need to evaluate both the pavers/materials as well as the base and sub-base.  Often times problems that don’t look that bad on the surface, have much greater issues underneath. But don’t worry, we can come out and determine what needs to be done before you spend any money on repairing your current pavers.

Why do I have to pressure wash, sand and seal my patio?

Regular maintenance and care will drastically extend the life of your pavers. Pressure washing removes stains, mildew or dirt. Then replacing the sand adds to the overall stability and look of the patios.  Finally, sealing the pavers prevents the elements from reaching the pavers, and more importantly, the base/foundation of your investment. Just like your car, regular oil changes are needed to keep your automobile running smooth for a long time.

What is included in a Fall cleanup?

A Fall Cleanup is everything that should be done prior to winter arriving. The goal is to get rid of all the leaves & debris from your property. We also trim the bushes and cut down the perennials.  

What is included in a Spring Cleanup?

A Spring Cleanup is everything you need to make your property look great for the beginning of Spring!  We will put a fresh edge between your beds and grass, trim all your bushes, cut down all your perennials, remove any weeds and debris in your beds.  Of course we will add fresh mulch upon request!

Do I need to get new mulch every year?

Depends. If you choose a natural bark mulch, then you can “turn it over” in the 2nd year. But not everyone likes that look.  Dyed or colored mulch can’t typically be turned over. Bottom line is most people refresh their mulch every year in order to keep a fresh look.

What kind of mulch do you use?

We can provide pretty much any type of mulch available. The most common are Premium Bark Mulch which is all natural bark from trees which is better for your soil and plants.  There is also a dyed  or colored brown, red or black mulch, which is shredded lumber. This holds it color longer, but isn’t as biodegradable as the natural mulch. Just contact us and we can drop off samples of up to 6 or so different kinds.

How much does a new tree cost?

Depends on a number of factors. Type of tree, time of year, size of tree, location of tree etc.  We can provide you with a free estimate.

Do you deliver and do you offer a warranty?

Yes, most of our plants, bushes and trees are planted with a 1 year warranty. We can provide more details.

How do I create privacy with landscaping?

Give us a call and we can provide you with some ideas using both bushes and trees.

When is the best time to plant?

That depends on the tree and the weather. Basically any time other than winter is OK to plant. We can discuss your specific situation with you first.

What kind of fertilizer packages do you offer?

We offer both a pre-pay discounted package and a pay per application option. Most of our treatments are 5 applications.

How many steps or applications do you do?

Our most popular package is 5 steps which includes grub and crabgrass treatment.

What kind of fertilizer do you use?

We use Lesco Professional fertilizer.

Do you do grub & crabgrass control?

Yes, both are included in our basic package.

Why does my lawn have dead spots, patches or rings?

There are so many factors that cause turf damage we would have to see your lawn in order to provide a specific diagnosis. But some causes are necrotic ring disease, winter mold and various fungi.