Caring for your yard
You have a beautiful new landscape that you love. Now—how to care for it and keep it looking fresh? Check out our tips on caring for your yard below.
- Early morning is the best time for watering followed by evening, as the cooler temperatures minimize evaporation.
- Use a sprinkler with a low spray height.
- Water your yard less often but for longer periods of time to encourage deep root growth of your new plantings. If you have an irrigation system make sure you are familiar with the proper usage and care the system requires. Please call the installer with any questions you may have.
caring for SOD & LAWNS
- Try to stay off your new lawn as much as possible for the first few weeks especially after rain or watering.
- Water everyday for the first week; water every second day for the second week.
- Make sure the soil underneath is moist, not dry or muddy.
- You want your lawn to be rooted. Do a check on the corner of your lawn to see if you can lift it easily. If it is difficult to lift, that means the grass is rooting. Once the grass is rooted you can then walk on it and give your lawn it’s first mow.
I can’t think of a thing that we would do differently. There was a flow to the work an the progression was amazing to watch. The crew was great and we were pleased to see that they cleaned up at the end of each day (which made our neighbours very happy as well). Andreas was great to work with and made plant selections for our yard knowing that neither my husband nor I have “green thumbs”. As a result we are grateful to Andreas for walking us through our new yard and giving us advice on care and maintenance.J. ERB/J. FERGUSON
PRUNING & MAINTENANCE
- Your new plants should not require pruning for the first full year.
- Older blooms or broken branches should be removed.
- Trim back any plants that become scraggly or overgrown.
PERENNIALS, TREES & SHRUBS
- Your new materials are already fertilized and should not need additional fertilizer during the first growing season.
- Transplant shock may cause them to “sag” a bit shortly after they are planted. They will correct themselves as the roots develop.
- Check your plants daily to make sure they are getting the right amount of water.
- Weather conditions will affect how often your plants need watering. They need more in hot dry weather and less when it’s cool or rainy.
- Plants at the top of a slope need special attention. Water slowly to allow for proper absorption.
- Poke your finger into the soil about an inch or two underneath. The soil should be moist, not soggy or dry.
- It is very important not to overwater your plants as this prevents the roots from taking up the nutrients the plants need.
PATIOS, PLANTERS & PAVING STONE
- Some of the sand may settle between your new paving stone, which will leave minor gaps. Spread a bit of sand across the area and gently sweep it back and forth to fill the spaces.
- Most weeds are airborne and will drift into your yard from the outside.
- Get to the weeds when they are young and easy to pick out. If left unattended and allowed to root they will root into the soil beneath your mulch and landscape fabric which will make them very hard to remove.
caring for PONDS & WATERFALLS
- Check your water feature regularly to make sure it has enough water as the pump will damage if water levels become too low.
- Check your filter and skimmer regularly for clogging and remove any twigs , leaves or debris.
Our professionals are committed to supporting you through the entire landscaping process even after the last flower is planted. When your project is complete our warranty specialists ensure you are completely satisfied with our work. The warranty program covers you for one growing year, ensuring that plants that aren’t doing well will be replaced in the following growing season.