Frequently Asked Questions

  1. WHY SHOULD I HIRE A LANDSCAPING COMPANY?
  2. WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM PRAIRIE VIEW LANDSCAPING AND LAWN CARE?
  3. WHAT SIZE JOBS DO YOU DO?
  4. HOW MUCH DO YOUR SERVICES COST?
  5. IF I KNOW WHAT I WANT, WHY SHOULD I PAY FOR A DESIGN?
  6. DO YOU ALSO HAVE A NURSERY?
  7. HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF NEW LANDSCAPING
  8. HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF NEW SOD?
  9. DO YOU DO SNOW REMOVAL?

  1. WHY SHOULD I HIRE A LANDSCAPING COMPANY?

    Although a good DIY project is always exciting and can feel rewarding, some projects just require a professional.  A professional will have years of experience and expertise to help you make the most of your space, all while staying in budget, and adding value to your property.  A professional will also have the appropriate tools and equipment to do the job up to code and in a timely fashion. A big key to hiring a professional, they will know how to work around lighting, wiring, electric, sloping, erosion and many other factors that could cause huge hiccups in your DIY project.  

  2. WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM PRAIRIE VIEW LANDSCAPING AND LAWN CARE?

    You can expect a wide variety of options and designs that can be scaled to fit your specific needs.  You can also expect to work with friendly and easy to talk to professionals who are excited to hear about your landscaping goals.  They will work with you to be sure that your finished project is one that fits your budget and most of all you will be proud of and enjoy for years to come.  

  3. WHAT SIZE JOBS DO YOU DO?

    We have worked with all sizes and types of properties.  We do a broad range of residential work along with commercial jobs and large union projects.  Budget willing can work with whatever space you have in mind. 

  4. HOW MUCH DO YOUR SERVICES COST?

    All landscaping projects can vary in cost.  The price will depend on the complexity of the project, the materials needed to complete the project and the time put into the project.  Our initial consultation and site assessment is FREE!  We will visit your home or business and jump right into what your goals and desires are and how we can create a custom site plan.  Our professionals will design a blue print will full detail of recommended features and plant selections.  This is provided at a flat rate unless services rendered, then the money is credited to your account to use towards your final cost.

    Please contact us to discuss your needs, and to schedule an initial consultation for more specific cost estimations.

  5. IF I KNOW WHAT I WANT, WHY SHOULD I PAY FOR A DESIGN?

    It is a great bonus if you already have ideas for your new landscape that you can bring to the initial consultation.  However, getting the best result is more than knowing what you want, but also knowing what works best for your property.  You may dream of a desk off your back walkway, but your property may see better long term benefits from a patio. 

    Certain plants may thrive better in one climate over another, some soils may withstand cold winters better than seasons of long rain.  A professional will have the training and experience to know what will work within the parameters of your site.  In the long term, having a good design will save you money by avoiding mistakes, and utilizing your property to the fullest. 

  6. DO YOU ALSO HAVE A NURSERY?

    No, our main focus is design and installation of landscaping, hardscaping and grounds maintenance.  We work hand in hand with many local nurseries, brick suppliers and vendors to stay competitive and provide the highest quality material. 

  7. HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF NEW LANDSCAPING

    Does the amount of sun my plants get affect the watering schedule?  Yes, a plant in full or partial shade needs less water than a plant in full sun might need.

    When should I prune my shrubs?  After a few seasons of growth, most shrubs can be pruned during their dormant period, usually January to early March.  For flowering shrubs, it is best to do some research regarding the type of shrub you have. 

    How do I care for my perennials?  Perennials require more than many plants.  The type of care/maintenance and schedule will depend on the variety.  It is best to consult a professional or do some research regarding the type of perennials you have.

    When should I fertilize my shrubs and trees?  Typically the best times are late fall and mid spring for healthy plants.

    When do I stop watering my landscape plants?  The first few months after planting, maintain the 10 – 14 day schedule, then you can lengthen the amount of time between watering, until the end of the season.  Your soil type and the weather can affect your watering schedule.  If the following winter snow level is minimal, you may have to water in the early spring.

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  8. HOW DO I TAKE CARE OF NEW SOD?

    How do I know if my sod is getting enough water?  Pull up an edge and check for soil saturation, the ground should be wet for 3 to 4 inches.

    When can I walk on my sod or let my pets on it?  Try to wait at least 10 days, except for moving the sprinklers around.  The main reason for waiting is because the ground will be very wet from the watering.

    Do I need to fertilize my sod?  You do not need to fertilize the sod until the spring after it is installed.

    Do I need to aerate my sod?  No, it is not recommended for sod.

    If it rains, do I still need to water my sod?  You should increase or decrease the amount of watering according to the amount of rain we receive or if it is particularly hot or dry.

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  9. DO YOU DO SNOW REMOVAL?

    Absolutely, we will work with you in all seasons! 

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