Q. Do you provide free estimates?
A. All of our estimates and proposals are free, our proposals spell out exactly what you can and cannot expect, whithout a written document responsibility at your property, can become confusing.
Who will work on my property?
A. Well trained, supervised personnel with the proper equipment. All employees wear a our company uniform.
Q. Why go to a licensed landscaper when non-licensed will do the same work for less money?
A. A non-licensed landscaper may be cheaper, but in the long run it will cost you more. In many cases, unlicensed contractors will cut corners wherever they can to save themselves money. They also are not bonded or they don carry General liability insurance. This can be a big problem if someone gets injured on your property, you may be held liable. Green Earth Landscapes, Inc. is fully licensed bonded & insured
Do you have a drug or alcohol policy?
A. Yes. our company employees who drive a motor vehicle are in a random drug & alcohol-testing program.
I’m having an event or party, can you pay special attention at my property?
A. Please let us know 7-10 days ahead and we will provide weekly service the day before your party. With 14 days notification we can also provide a detail crew service, mulch, pruning and seasonal color so that your property will look its best before your big day!
How much water does my lawn need in the summer?
A. Approximately 1" of water from your sprinkler, irrigation system or Mother Nature or a combination per week.
What size mowers do you use?
A. The size of the mower used is based on the size of each given area of lawn. A good landscape company will have many different size mowers with deck sizes from 21" to 52" or larger. The right machine is as important as the qualifications of its operators.
At what height do you cut the lawn?
A. From late April to late November we use a 3" mowing height. This is when your lawn is most actively growing. It is also in the recommended range of height of cut by Rutgers University, one of the worlds leading turf research Universities in the world. During early Spring and late Fall we will lower the height of cut to 2.5 to 2.75.
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.
How often do you sharpen your mower blades?
A. We sharpen our blades on average about every 3 to 4 times per week.
Q. Why are the leaves on my plants or trees turning yellow or dying ?
A. Your plants or trees may not be getting proper nutrition, vitamins. Green Earth Landscapes, Inc. can help you to keep your plants & trees in healthy condition by properly maintaining and fertilizing your garden areas.
Q.Why my lawn is turning brown or has dying patches?
A.There could be several problems. You may have the wrong type of grass for your local microclimate. Or your watering system might not have a uniform distribution. Green Earth Landscapes, Inc. Can find the problem, and find the perfect solution for your lawn.
Q. Why do my sprinklers spray water over my house and sidewalks?
A. There are many reasons, your system may just need a tune-up. There could also be other issues such as poor design or water pressure that is too high. Or your current irrigation system could not be the right one for your landscapes needs. In either case, our trained staff at Green Earth Landscapes, Inc. can solve the problem. We can design a system specific to your property in order to give the right amount of water to your landscape, reducing your water usage.
Do you provide seasonal color?
A. Yes. We provide all year round Programs, please call for more information.
How can a well-landscaped home help to sell my home?
A. According to appraisers and realtors, a beautifully landscaped home will sell fast and for more money.
When and how should my shrubs be pruned?
A. The following is a basic guideline for pruning. When present, damaged or diseased shrub-limbs and branches should be removed. Most flowering shrubs and ornamental trees, should be pruned after blooming and before the next year's buds set. Prune whenever possible for plant health and to keep the natural shape of the plant. Some ornamentals and vines require dormant pruning in late winter. We highly recommend hand pruning over shearing.
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.
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.
What type of program do you offer for fertilization and control of weeds?
A. As different people have different expectations of how they want their lawn to look and also what they want to spend, we offer two programs. At Green Earth Landscapes, Inc. we think of the programs as good and very good. Both meet or exceed the basic needs of cool season turf. Our basic plan is more of an option-based plan, whereas our premium plan is more inclusive of all turf services.
Do you install and service irrigation system?
A. Yes. We can install and service residential and commercial systems. Please call for more information.
Is odd/even watering necessary?
A. In most cases the answer is no. It is an easy way for towns and water companies to track restrictions on outdoor watering during peak-water-use periods. It is not very healthy for your landscape. And in our opinion promotes over watering.
I am considering an underground automatic sprinkler system. Can you tell me
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.
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