Frequently Asked Landscaping Questions
We understand that each client has unique preferences when it comes to landscape maintenance. Our team will schedule an initial consultation to discuss your specific requirements, desired outcomes, and any specific instructions you may have. We strive to tailor our services to meet your expectations and keep open lines of communication throughout the process.
Yes, we provide weed control services for landscape beds. Our team is experienced in identifying and removing weeds from landscape beds. We employ various techniques, including manual weed removal by hand. Additionally, for ongoing weed control, we offer continuous weeding services to ensure that your landscape beds remain free of unsightly weeds. Our goal is to keep your landscape beds looking clean and well-maintained.
In addition to landscape maintenance, we offer a comprehensive range of services to enhance the beauty and health of your property. Our offerings include lawn care, tree and shrub care, pest control, aeration and overseeding, mulching, and more. Please review our services and pricing page.
We schedule our service days based on factors such as the work requirements, your location, and the volume of work. Our team will provide you with a specific service day or a designated range of days, ensuring that you are informed and prepared for our arrival.
The frequency of pruning varies depending on the type of trees and shrubs in your landscape. As a general guideline, we typically recommend pruning at least once a year to maintain the health and aesthetics of your plants. However, the specific pruning schedule may be adjusted based on factors such as the growth rate, plant species, and overall health of the individual plants. During our initial consultation or assessment, our team will evaluate your landscape and provide specific recommendations for the appropriate pruning frequency for your trees and shrubs.
The overall timeline for landscape work is influenced by several factors, including the services needed and the geographical location of your property. Our team will work closely with you to develop a customized yearly plan that outlines the recommended schedule for different tasks throughout the seasons. This plan will ensure that your landscape receives the necessary care and maintenance at the appropriate times. The timeline may include tasks such as spring cleanup, trimming and pruning, bed edging, mulch installation, fall pruning, and winter preparation. By following this tailored schedule, we can help you achieve and maintain a healthy and beautiful landscape throughout the year (see our landscape maintenance schedule).
We adjust our mowing height based on factors such as grass type, season, and weather conditions. Our team will determine the appropriate mowing height to promote healthy growth and maintain an aesthetically pleasing lawn.
Our leaf removal program involves thorough and efficient removal of fallen leaves from your property. Our team will use specialized equipment to collect and remove the leaves, ensuring a clean and tidy landscape. The program includes multiple visits during the fall and winter leaf season.
Lawn Health Treatment
We offer a comprehensive range of treatments for lawns, including fertilization, weed control, pest control, disease management, aeration, overseeding, and soil conditioning.
Our standard program includes six treatments (2 spring, 2 summer, and 2 fall treatments).
Yes, we prioritize the safety of children and pets. Our treatments are carefully selected and applied in accordance with regulations and applied by our licensed specialists. We also provide guidelines for when it is safe for children and pets to access the lawn after treatment.
Absolutely! Our treatments are specifically formulated to improve the appearance and health of your lawn. By addressing nutrient deficiencies, controlling weed growth, managing pests (excluding flea and tick and mosquito, which require a separate program), and combating diseases, we aim to promote a lush, green, and vibrant lawn that you can be proud of.
Yes, we offer organic and natural lawn treatment options for customers who prefer environmentally friendly alternatives. Our experts can discuss and recommend suitable options based on your preferences and the specific needs of your lawn.
Yes, our technicians undergo rigorous training and hold certifications in lawn treatments. They are knowledgeable in the latest industry practices and use their expertise to provide effective and efficient lawn care.
We take great care to select treatments that minimize harm to beneficial insects and wildlife. Our focus is on targeted treatments that specifically address lawn issues while preserving the overall ecological balance.
The time it takes to see results after lawn treatment can vary depending on the the initial condition of your lawn. In most cases, you can expect to see noticeable improvements within a few weeks. However, for more significant transformations, such as addressing severe issues or promoting grass growth, it may take up to one growing season to see the desired results. Our team will provide you with a realistic timeline based on the specific treatments and goals for your lawn.
Yes, we can certainly provide ongoing maintenance for your lawn. We offer comprehensive lawn maintenance programs that include various services to ensure the long-term health and beauty of your lawn. These services can include professional weekly mowing, detailed leaf cleaning, aeration and overseeding, as well as composting services. Our maintenance programs also involve regular treatments, monitoring of your lawn's condition, necessary adjustments, and recommendations for proper lawn care practices. With our ongoing maintenance, we aim to keep your lawn looking its best throughout the year.
Remember, for specific questions or concerns about your lawn, it's always best to consult with our experts who can provide personalized advice and recommendations based on their assessment of your lawn's unique needs.
Tree and Plant Health Treatment
We offer a range of treatments tailored to improve the health and vitality of trees and plants, including fertilization, insect control, disease management, and root system treatments.
Signs such as discoloration, wilting, pest infestations, or stunted growth may indicate the need for treatment. Our experts can assess your trees and plants to determine the most appropriate treatment plan.
Yes, we prioritize environmentally friendly practices. Our treatment methods are designed to minimize harm to the surrounding ecosystem while effectively addressing tree and plant health issues.
Treatment frequency depends on various factors such as the specific condition of your trees and plants, the type of treatment required, and environmental conditions. Our experts will recommend an appropriate treatment schedule.
Yes, our experienced team is equipped to provide treatments for trees of all sizes, including large and mature ones. We have the expertise and equipment to safely and effectively treat trees at any stage of their growth.
Absolutely, our technicians undergo rigorous training and hold certifications in tree and plant health treatments. They are knowledgeable in the latest industry practices and use their expertise to provide high-quality care.
Yes, we offer consultations and assessments to evaluate the health of your trees and plants. This helps us determine the specific issues they may be facing and develop a customized treatment plan accordingly.
We take great care to select treatments that minimize harm to beneficial insects and wildlife. Our focus is on targeted treatments that specifically address the health issues of your trees and plants.
Yes, we can provide ongoing maintenance for tree and plant health. In addition to our continuous treatment programs, we offer comprehensive maintenance programs that are designed to ensure the continued health and well-being of your trees and plants. These programs include trimming and pruning, bed weeding, soil care including mulch installation to enhance moisture retention and nutrient availability. Our maintenance programs also involve regular inspections to monitor the health of your trees and plants, along with necessary treatments and adjustments as needed. With our ongoing maintenance, we aim to provide the necessary care and support to keep your trees and plants thriving.
Remember, for specific questions about your trees or plants, it's always best to consult with our arborist who can provide personalized advice and recommendations based on their assessment.
Landscaping and Hardscaping
Landscaping refers to the design, installation, and maintenance of living elements such as plants, trees, and grass to enhance the outdoor environment. Hardscaping, on the other hand, involves the design and installation of non-living elements such as pathways, patios, retaining walls, and water features to create functional and aesthetic outdoor spaces.
Landscaping plays a significant role in enhancing the curb appeal of your property. By incorporating well-designed plantings, manicured lawns, and attractive features, landscaping can create a visually appealing and inviting environment that enhances the overall look and value of your property.
Hardscaping offers various benefits, including increased functionality, improved outdoor living spaces, and enhanced property value. Hardscape features such as patios, walkways, and firepits provide areas for relaxation and entertainment while adding structure and definition to your landscape.
Selecting the right plants for your landscape involves considering factors such as climate, soil conditions, sun exposure, and maintenance requirements. Consulting with our professional landscape designers and horticulturists can help you choose plants that are suitable for your specific location and meet your aesthetic preferences.
Regular landscape maintenance is essential for preserving the health and beauty of your outdoor space. It includes tasks such as continuous inspections, proper watering, pruning, fertilizing, weed control, soil maintenance and mulch . Proper maintenance ensures that your landscape remains vibrant, healthy, and free from overgrowth and pest infestations.
Well-designed hardscaping features can significantly increase the value of your property. They create additional functional outdoor living spaces, enhance curb appeal, and provide opportunities for entertaining and relaxation. Potential homebuyers often consider well-executed hardscaping as a desirable feature.
The duration of a landscaping or hardscaping project depends on its complexity, size, and various other factors. Smaller projects such as planting flowers or installing a small patio may take a few days, while larger-scale projects like complete landscape transformations can take several weeks or months.
Permit requirements for hardscaping projects vary based on local regulations and the scope of the project. Some municipalities may require permits for construction projects that involve significant changes to the landscape or property. During our consultation we’ll determine if permits are necessary for your specific project.
The cost of landscaping or hardscaping projects can vary significantly based on several factors. These include the size and complexity of the project, design and permit fees, the materials and plants selected, and the desired features and level of customization. We recommend reviewing our pricing page as a starting point to get an idea of our fees and services.
It's important to note that every project is unique, and we offer personalized consultations to provide accurate estimates tailored to your specific needs and preferences. During the consultation, we will discuss your project goals, evaluate the site, and take into account any special considerations to provide you with a detailed proposal that aligns with your budget.
We understand the importance of transparency and ensuring that our clients have a clear understanding of the costs involved. Our team will work closely with you to create a plan that maximizes the value of your investment while delivering high-quality results.
Please reach out to us to schedule a consultation and discuss your landscaping or hardscaping project in detail. We look forward to working with you to create the outdoor space of your dreams.
Flea and Tick/Mosquito Treatment
Professional treatments for fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are highly effective in reducing the population of these pests and minimizing the risks they pose. These treatments target breeding areas, interrupt life cycles, and provide long-lasting control, creating a safer and more enjoyable outdoor environment.
Professional treatments typically involve the application of specialized products that specifically target fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. These treatments are designed to disrupt their life cycles, kill existing populations, and create a barrier of protection around your property.
Yes, professional treatments are generally safe for your family and pets when applied by trained professionals according to label instructions. The products used are specifically formulated for effective pest control. Our technicians are trained to target specific areas of the exterior of your property.
The frequency of treatments depends on various factors such as the severity of infestations, your location, and the time of year. In general, it is recommended to have treatments performed at regular intervals throughout the active pest season, typically every few weeks or months, to maintain optimal control.
Professional treatments significantly reduce the population of fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes in your treated areas. However, it is important to note that complete elimination may not be possible due to factors such as neighboring properties and wildlife. Regular treatments are necessary to maintain control and minimize re-infestations.
Professional treatments can help create a barrier of protection around your property, reducing the likelihood of fleas and ticks entering your outdoor areas. However, it's important to note that these pests can still be introduced by wildlife, pets, or other means. Combining treatments with preventative measures, such as regular pet flea and tick control, can further enhance protection.
Yes, professional treatments are an important component of disease prevention. Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes are known to transmit diseases such as Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and Zika virus. By reducing the populations of these pests, professional treatments can help minimize the risk of disease transmission to humans and pets.
Our team will provide you with detailed instructions on any necessary preparations before the treatment. These may include removing or covering outdoor toys, clearing the treatment area of debris, and keeping pets and children indoors during the application. Following these instructions ensures the effectiveness of the treatment and the safety of everyone involved.
While it is generally safe to be present during the treatment, we recommend staying inside or maintaining a safe distance from the application area. This minimizes any potential exposure to the treatment products and allows our technicians to perform the treatment efficiently.
Yes, professional treatments are designed to provide long-lasting control of fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. However, the duration of effectiveness can vary depending on factors such as weather conditions, pest activity, and maintenance practices. Regular treatments and ongoing preventive measures are typically recommended to maintain optimal control.
Our billing cycles are designed to ensure efficient and effective service while providing you with premium value. Here are some frequently asked questions about our billing and payment procedures:
Receipt of both the electronically client-approved Proposal and the client-completed Authorization for Payment of the proposal total is required.
Mowing Service and Snow services are billed on the first of the month following the performance of services.
Lawn Treatment, Bed Weeding, Shrub Trimming/Pruning, Aeration, Lime, Seeding, and On-Demand Leaf Clean-up are billed on the day they are performed.
For specific services like Lawn Repair or Replacement, Landscape Design and Installation, Hardscaping, Drainage, services of or in excess of one thousand dollars, Vegetation/Small Tree Removal, and Mulch, approximately half of the proposal total will be deposited to Dream Greener a day before the work is scheduled. The balance, including any additional orders and services provided at the time of service, will be deposited following the completion of the proposal services.
Please note that these billing and payment procedures are subject to change. We strive to provide clear communication and transparency throughout the process, and our team is available to address any specific questions or concerns you may have regarding billing cycles or payment procedures.
For mowing lawn, plant and pest treatments, and snow management services, we strive to initiate service within 5 business days. However, please note that the actual start date may vary based on factors such as scheduling demand and weather conditions.
For landscape maintenance, design, and construction projects, the scheduled start date is determined by several factors, including scheduling demand, weather conditions, and the time of year. It's important to note that April, May, and June have the highest scheduling demand due to the peak season for landscaping services.
Our team project management team is dedicated to providing timely service and will work closely with you to find a suitable start date that aligns with your needs and our availability. We appreciate your understanding and patience as we strive to deliver exceptional service and ensure the successful execution of your project.
In the event of inclement weather or unfavorable conditions that hinder our ability to provide regular service, we will make every effort to reschedule promptly. Our team will communicate with you to keep you informed and find the most suitable alternative service day.
We understand that circumstances may change, and you may need to cancel our services. We kindly request that you provide us with advance notice of any cancellations. Please refer to our cancellation policy for specific details, including any applicable fees or requirements. Our team will be happy to assist you with any necessary arrangements.
At Dream Greener, we are proud to offer a comprehensive range of services to meet all your landscaping needs. From lawn maintenance and design to tree care and hardscaping, our full-service approach ensures that your property looks amazing all year round. We also serve as a trusted liaison, providing referrals to reliable contractors for specialized services such as large tree removal or fence installation. We invite you to schedule a personal consultation with us to discuss your projects and explore how we can bring your vision to life. For a complete list of our services, please visit our Services page.
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