Are estimates free?Yes! Estimates are always free.
How do I get an estimate/quote?Simply reach out to us by visiting our contact page. There, you can find our phone number, email, and a contact form. Simply click the contact button, which will direct you to a contact form to fill out. Once you fill out the form, we will reach out to you within 24 business hours with a quote or a request to schedule a consultation.
Do you have insurance?Yes, we are insured with a one-million dollar liability insurance policy through Shelter Insurance.
How tall should my grass be mowed?In central Illinois, our grass is predominantly cool-season grass. Although there are many types of cool season grasses, most prefer to be mowed tall – usually around 3.5″. So throughout the mowing season, we mow at 3.25″-4″. We typically do not mow shorter than this because short grass can allow for week roots, more weed germination, and overall weak lawns.
When should I water my lawn, and for how long?Watering your lawn is best done with an irrigation system. Lawns typically require 1.5″-3″ of water per week. This is best done by watering 1-2 times per week. To find out how much water your system is producing, place a shallow can (ie a tuna can) in an area that receives water from your system. After 15 minutes of watering, check to see how much water has been collected.
Why does my landscape bed have weeds?No landscape bed is 100% safe against weeds. Weed seeds can blow through the wind, and don’t require much to be able to root. When we install landscape fabrics under landscaping, we do not guarantee their use against weeds. Fabircs mostly help to prevent rock from sinking into the ground. Over time, dirt will build up in landscape beds, making it easier for weeds to take root. It is important to understand that every landscape bed requires at least some maintenance. This may include pulling or spraying weeds as they pop up, or applying a pre-emergent down before new growth in the spring.
How often should mulch be replaced?It all comes down to your preference, but we recommend replacing your mulch every 4-6 years, and adding a fresh layer 1-2 times per year.
Do you offer snow plowing?No, we do not offer snow plowing.
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