Landscaping FAQ

landscape designFeel free to browse some of the most common questions we hear about landscaping. Some will have brief answers, and some will have links to blog posts we’ve written on these topics. We’ll be adding to this list as time goes by. If you don’t see the answer to your question, please contact us.

Landscape Design & Installation Questions

Do you provide designs so I can do my own installation? Because of the amount of time involved in providing a plan, our preference is to only create landscape designs for projects we will be installing. If you are seriously considering our company for your project, our designers will provide a free consultation for your project and then discuss options for design that may exist for your project.

Do you install or modify existing landscape designs I have from another firm? Yes, we would be happy to look at your plans and have done this for many clients.

What is the Landscape Design & Installation process?

What are the Landscape Design & Installation services that you provide?

Do you create stamped concrete patios? No. Paver and natural materials are superior to poured concrete as they last longer and look better.

Can I look at materials or plants prior to my project being performed?  Your landscape designer may have catalogs of materials and samples of materials available for your viewing. Because we order plants as jobs are scheduled, there is not a location where you can specifically pick and tag plants for your project. We will do our best to select beautiful specimens for your project and your designer will be happy to direct you to images where you can see examples of specific plants.

What are the guarantees for materials and plants used?  Your landscape designer will provide you with detailed information about warranties for materials used on your project. In most cases, plants are guaranteed for one year with proper care and watering. Please review the landscape supplemental agreement accompanying your proposal for details.

When is my landscape project being performed? Backlogs vary throughout the year. Your Account Manager or Landscape Designer will give you an approximate backlog time at the time of proposal that is weather dependent. If you have specific scheduling questions, call our office.

Landscape Planting Questions

Will you stake my newly-planted trees?

When is the best time to plant bulbs?

What is the proper way to plant a tree?

Landscape Maintenance Questions

What is the right way to mulch my landscape beds?

What is the best way to trim my bushes?

Can you get rid of thistles?

How do you cut edges on landscaping beds?

Should I use mulch or stone in my landscape beds?

How do I get rid of weeds in groundcover?

How do I manage weeds in my landscaping?

Watering Questions

How do I water my new trees, shrubs, flowers, and groundcover?

When can I stop watering my new plantings?

Landscaping Pest/Disease Questions

How do I get rid of voles eating my shrubs and trees?

Do you provide services to care for my plants once they are installed? Absolutely! We have tree and shrub care services that will help to fertilize and treat for pests and disease to keep your plants looking great.

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