• Frequently Asked Questions

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    Q. Who will work on my property?

    A. Well trained, supervised personnel, who have all gone through thorough background and drug tests. All employees wear a company uniform and use proper equipment.

    Q. Do your employees speak English?

    A. Although some of our oldest and most experienced people speak limited English, our goal is to always have at least one English-speaking crew leader on every site.

    Q. Are you a licensed Landscaper?

    A. Yes, we hold all the necessary State Licenses for Texas.

    Q. Are your employees legal?

    A. Yes.

    Q. Are you insured?

    A. Yes. We are covered for workers compensation, liability and motor vehicle.

    Q. Do you have a drug or alcohol policy?

    A. Yes. All company employees are in a random drug & alcohol-testing program.

    Q. Do you catch or recycle the clippings?

    A. We used specialized mowers that mulch the grass clippings as we cut, returning the nutrients back to the turf.

    Q. Why is mowing at the right height and alternating patterns of cut so important?

    A. The right height will cause less damage to the blade of grass so the plant is under less stress. This in turn will allow for better vigor which in itself will help shade, fend off weeds and protect against insect damage.

    Q. How do plants and trees help?

    A. Plants and trees absorb ozone-damaging pollutants, produce oxygen and help keep temperatures down and according to the Plants for Clean Air Council, efficient landscaping can reduce heating and cooling costs by up to 20%.

    Q. Why should I have mulch on my property?

    A. Mulch provides the following benefits for planting when done correctly: For shrubs and ornamental trees, a mulch base of 3"-4" is recommended. It helps to keep weeds in check, retains moisture in the soil and adds organic matter to the soil as it decays. Woody, ornamental and evergreen trees do not need or want their soil cultivated around their roots.

    Q. How often should I water?

    A. Turf grass should be watered 3/4" - 1" per week. Shrubs and trees should receive deep watering 1-2 times per week. Annual and perennials should be watered 2-3 times per week. This answer is for established landscapes.

    Q. I’m from a commercial property management company. Do you provide Snow & Ice Services?

    A. Yes.

    Q. Do you install and service irrigation system?

    A. Yes.

    Q. I am considering an underground automatic sprinkler system. Can you tell me about it?

    A. Think of a sprinkler system as enhancing Mother Nature, not to replace her. In times of dry conditions, it can free you from hours of watering and can, if installed correctly, ensure proper moisture to turf and plants. Don’t think of it as set it, and forget it. Irrigation systems require spring and fall service and periodic water-schedule changes as conditions warrant, but it’s easier then dragging out the hose.

    Q. Why does my lawn need water?

     A. Water is probably the most important nutrient that your lawn requires, however, there are good and bad ways to water your lawn. One of the primary ways to promote the best lawn possible is through proper watering. Careful attention to watering gives the best lawn possible with the least amount of water. This saves water and money! It is also one of the best ways to strengthen the turf so it is less susceptible to drought, insects, and disease. By installing a in-ground lawn sprinkler, you do not need to worry about turning on and off your water in the morning.

     Many people don't stop to consider that a lawn is made of nearly 1,000,000 turf plants in every 1,000 square feet. Like all plants, they require water from the soil to survive. About 10 percent of the water used by turf is to produce energy and growth. The remaining water is used for cooling, much the same way our body cools itself through perspiration. You've probably noticed that turf growing in shade requires less water than turf growing in full sun. Much of this difference is due to the fact that the shaded turf is cooler. It is important to maximize the turf's use of water from rain and irrigation.

    Q. How Can You Tell When The Grass Needs Water? 

     A. When walked on, the footprints remain visible for several minutes. When the grass blades don't spring back, it means wilting is imminent so manually turn on the water long enough to supply a full inch. If too much water is allowed to leave the soil, your lawn will not be able to extract what's left for its own use, leading to stress. This makes the grass weak and susceptible to physical damage, insect damage and disease