FAQFrequently asked landscaping questions
A properly maintained lawn can be complicated. To assist you we have put together this section of frequently asked landscaping questions. If your question is not answered here, please contact us we are happy to help.
How much water does my lawn need in summer?
For lawns located in the northern area of the country, it’s recommended to water your landscaping deeply and infrequently at least one inch per week.
Why is mowing the right height and in alternating patterns important?
Having your grass cut at the right height — recommended at three inches — will cause less damage to your grass and prevent any stress that could negatively impact your lawn. With proper height and alternating trimming patterns, your lawn will be healthier — which allows for shading, fights against weed growth and protects the grass against insect damages.
Can a well-landscaped property help sell my home?
When selling your home, the landscaping is often one of the first details prospective buyers notice — and attractive and well-maintained lawns and plant-life adds curb appeal and a welcoming aesthetic. With a well-landscaped property, you can even see up to 10% home value added, so take your landscape project seriously.
What type of maintenance does an irrigation system require?
Proper maintenance of your home’s irrigation system can reduce water waste and improve plant life. Maintenance is fairly simple — check the system at least two times seasonally when first turned on and halfway through the season. Regular maintenance includes inspecting the controller, updating any times or dates, checking all wire connections, replacing backup battery and turning on each zone to check for damages.
When and why should I fertilize my lawn?
Fertilizing your lawn is a necessary lawn care task to ensure your lawn has proper nutrients to ensure healthy growth and attractive quality. In northern areas of the country, like Northeaster Wisconsin, we recommend you apply fertilizer once per year in the springtime.
When Is the best time to reinvent landscaping?
Many may assume springtime is the ideal season for landscaping installations, but for plantings like trees, shrubs and grass, fall is the best time for projects because of the warm days and cool evenings and the increased precipitation that assists new plant establishment. With fall plantings, you’ll have six to eight months to get roots established before warmer months, weeds are less frequent and the soil temperature is still warm. However, for perennial and annual flowers, springtime is the best time for planting.
Do you have appropriate insurance, licenses and certifications?
Yes, Captain’s Lawn Care, Inc. is a fully-insured, licensed and certified landscaping company with years of experience providing exceptional service to both residential and commercial properties.
How much will it cost to landscape my property?
It’s difficult to give an exact answer for this before meeting with you, because the price varies based on the schedule we set, your property size and the range of services you select.
Homeowners typically spent around $1000 – $3000 on landscaping installation services for the year. You may end up paying more or less depending on your situation — so schedule a free landscaping consultation with us today to figure out the best deal for you.
How often will you maintain my property?
This depends on your property and the range of services you require, but regardless we provide maintenance as often as necessary for the service in question. Our committed and capable landscaping team will work with you to arrange a weekly schedule that can be adjusted at your convenience.
What are “hardscape” and “softscape” designs
Hardscape refers to the fixed, long-lasting structures installed on your property, and this generally includes walkways and driveways, patios, decks and ornamental stone structures.
Softscape design includes the more transient design elements, including floral designs, trees, hedges and other plant life.
What sort of designs are the most popular this year?
Interactive and functional outdoor spaces are very popular in yards lately. With the COVID outbreak, people want more structures where people can gather and spend time together outdoors.
Thankfully, our team comes with years of experience designing and installing hardscape structures, so Captain’s Lawn Care, Inc. is the perfect place to help you keep up with the biggest trends in landscaping design.
How much influence will I have on the design?
You have as much freedom over the design as you’d like. Our expert landscaping team will guide you based on years of practical experience, but we will always work to accommodate any needs and desires you have for your property.
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Green Bay, WI 54311