- Question #1: Do you
offer any guarantees?
Answer: Yes we do.
Regarding plant material, we offer a one year guarantee on all plant
material from the date of installation. We are committed to
replacing any dead plant material in a timely fashion.
When it comes to Hardscaping, we offer a three year guarantee on
workmanship on any patio or walkway we install.
- Question #2: Should I
mulch my beds?
Answer: If your beds are
either not mulched at all or only lightly mulched, add several inches of
fresh mulch. By doing this you will control weeds, keeping shallow
roots cool during the hot part of the year, and conserving precious
moisture for plants to use.
- Question #3: Should I
core aerate my lawn and what are the benefits? |
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Answer: Core aeration is
the process of mechanically removing plugs of thatch and soil from the
lawn. Aeration opens the soil, helps reduce compaction, improves
water infiltration, improves rooting, reduces thatch and acts in many
other ways to improve the lawn and reduce stress. Soils that are
hard and compacted, have no "nooks and crannies" to hold the water, air
or nutrients. Aeration restores the vital "nooks and crannies" to
the soil. Without these crucial components, root growth is
impeded, which prevents the grass from developing the deep root system
that is essential to survive in the hot and dry or harsh and cold
Soil plugs are deposited on the turf surface. These plugs then
break down and redistribute soil throughout the thatch layer. The
soil from the plugs helps to modify the physical structure of the
thatch, making it better growing medium. The soil also enhances
thatch breakdown by introducing the beneficial microorganisms that feed
- Question #4: What are
Grubs and how can I keep them from destroying my lawn? |
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Answer: Grubs are C-shaped,
worm-like pests that are off-white in appearance and derive from the
larvae of Japanese beetles, June beetles, and chafers. Grubs feed
on the roots of your lawn, causing major damage.
Symptoms of grub infestation include wilted grass in patches that
eventually turn brown and die, and sod that pulls up easily in one
piece, where you may see the grubs feeding.
Grubs feed vigorously when the turf is water-stressed. In
October or November, when soil temperatures begin to cool, the grubs
stop feeding and move deeper into the soil, where they spend the winter.
They remain in the lawn until they emerge as beetles in June and July.
Treatment of grubs is most effective during the months of June and July.
Answer: The dye used for
mulch is carbon or oxide based depending on the color. Both
substances are found in nature, therefore, they are both safe for
plants. The dye is water based. As a result, the dye must be
sufficiently dry before it is rained on. No matter how far in
advance the product is made, it does not dry completely until it has
The fiber used for the mulch is as follows: the black and brown
are a virgin hardwood blend. The red is a blend of hardwood and