Landscaping Questions & Answers

When is the best time of year for a landscape installation?

It is generally agreed that Fall and Spring are the best seasons to plant. These allow for the best opportunities for maximum growth for newly planted seeds and bulbs. Summer and winter months are not ideal for landscape installation, but lawns still need regular watering during these months to ensure proper growth.

How much should I water my trees?

There is an easy formula to follow : 10gallons/inch/week. Adult trees require ten gallons of water, per inch in diameter, per week. Remember to water trees even in winter, as colder weather can cause trees to quickly dry out and die. Water younger trees especially often.

What types of plants are best for my hedge?

We have a variety of hedge tree options. We can suggest the best type for you based on your height and maintenance preferences.

How can I protect my landscape from pests?

Pests can potentially eat almost every kind of plant in a landscape, although they do have their preferences. Repellents and traps can be used to deter most pests, although some are harder to keep away than others. Hicks is experienced at removing all pests native to the Southern U.S.

How can I get rid of crabgrass?

Mowing a lawn approximately once a week will keep it short, clean, and beautiful.

How often should I cut my grass?

Applying a pre-emergent in spring will help prevent crabgrass from germinating and taking over your lawn in the following seasons.
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