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Frequently asked landscaping questions and lawn care questions regarding our landscape designs and related landscaping services.

 

Q. Do we give free estimates?

A. Yes, the quotation is always free of charge. We are pleased to provide detailed and in-depth estimates that are customized to your property. We provide our quotations in very clear sections of work that are easy understand and modify should the need arise.

Q. How about designs? Is there a charge for designs?

A. Yes, design work is a billable service, as it involves custom planning and creative time. We can either provide back-only or front-only designs. But we offer a price reduction when designing a full lot plan. Our designs are industry leading with extremely clear 3d model concepts. Offering picture like quality to help you envision your project before any work starts. Design fees are always clearly communicated prior to commencement.

Q. What geographical area do you serve?

A. We serve these cities and the surrounding areas: For the most part we service 45km radius of our Waterdown location.

  •     Burlington
  •     Ancaster
  •     Dundas
  •     Oakville
  •     Waterdown
  •     Flamborough
  •     Stoney creek
  •     Hamilton
  •     Guelph
  •     Aldershot

Q. Who will work on my property?

A. Evergreen Landscapes hires the best and the brightest in the landscaping industry. We have a level of quality that we strive to uphold. Because of that, we only have professional, career oriented individuals. All of our Crew Leads have their certificates and diplomas in Horticulture and many have over 20 years of service with our firm. In addition to this, during the winter months we take extra courses to make sure that we know all the upcoming changes and trends in the industry.

Q. Are you insured?

A. ABSOLUTELY! We know that insurance is very important and we carry far more than the minimum required, up to $5,000,000! We are also in great standing with WSIB and all other governing bodies regarding workplace safety.

Q. What type of residential clients do you work for?

A. We work with a variety of clientele. Our ideal client is one that desires excellent workmanship and attention to detail and knows that they need a company that is committed to turning their vision into a reality.

Q. What type of return can I expect on my investment?

A. Installing a quality landscape, will increase your home’s value. And the esthetics of a beautiful landscape is always a help in selling your home. But the biggest return on the investment is your enjoyment of creating the perfect landscape. You can turn your backyard into a personal paradise.  This can improve the length of your life, as you spend more time out relaxing and enjoying life outside.

Q. Do you provide commercial grounds maintenance service?

A. Our commercial involvement usually tends to be an extension of our existing residential clientele that wish to achieve the same level of quality that they have at their home at their business.  When people hire us for our landscape construction services, they tend to love our commitment to customer service and want us to do their ground maintenance.

Q. What types of maintenance plans do you offer?

A. We offer maintenance plans that are completely customizable. From a complete full service package to just a grass cut. We will customize the package depending on what you want!

Q. How can a well-landscaped home help to sell my home?

A. When selling your home, it is all about presentation. A well designed and maintained landscape can create a warm feeling for the potential buyer and add that extra feature that could result in a higher home value.

Q. How much will it cost me to hire your company?

A. Landscaping is not a one-price-fits-all industry. When looking for a landscape company, you must be able to trust them and know that they are going to stay within your budget. We strive to learn exactly what it is that you want in your landscape and what your budget will be to accomplish your dream yard. We will ask a series of questions to make sure that we are building the landscape according to your vision, but you must be honest about what you want and how much you can spend.

Q. Do you offer landscaper services such as pools, irrigation systems or fences?

A. No, we concentrate on the core landscape services. But we work very closely with companies that do offer these services and would be happy to give you a reference to a reputable company in your area.

Q. If you design and build my landscape, how will I maintain and care for it?

A. As previously mentioned, we offer customized maintenance packages for any landscape. But if you would like to maintain it yourself, we will give you specific instruction and tips on how to keep your landscape looking its best! Also, we are always available to check in after the job is done and offer some additional advice if needed, free of charge.

Q. What type of mulch do you sell and install and what is the cost?

A. We prefer shredded pine mulch.  This type of much does not compact around plants or blow around very easily.  Plus it looks great!

Q. How often should I water?

A. It varies greatly depending on the time of the year and the type of plants

  • Trees weekly
  • Shrubs daily
  • Plants 2-3 times a day in the summer
  • Sod
    • Over water in the first 8-10 days in off peak sun hours
    • Then stop watering it for 2-3 days
    • Then water every second day
    • DO not leave grass clipping on the new sod

Q. What is ground cover?

A.  Ground Cover refers to low growing plants that are grown across your landscape.  Well planned and designed ground cover prevents soil erosion, controls weeds, defines pathways, and fills in garden voids.  There are hundreds of ground cover varieties that are chosen to specifically match your landscape (soil, sunny vs shady areas) and to tie all the components of your environment together.

Q. Is there much differentiation between Hamilton and Burlington Landscapes?

A.  Absolutely.  Evergreen Landscapes has become experts on the differences between these two regions.  Not only do Burlington and Hamilton differ due to the climates and soil, there are large differences in climate for Hamilton.  For example the lower part of Hamilton is in a more sheltered and milder than on top of the Mountain, which has a shorter growing season. The Hamilton escarpment also greatly affects summer weather, as it traps smog which keeps the downtown region many degrees warmer, particularly at night. We take all these factors into consideration when we design your landscape, ensuring trees, shrubs, and grass are suitable for your area.  We will strategically plant trees in windier areas (like around Lake Ontario) to provide wind cover.

Burlington's landscape is varied as well.  You'll find different soil types and climate near properties that run along Lakeshore road than you would where the Royal Botanical Gardens are located.  Meanwhile properties near Guelph Line will vastly differ as well.  Planting the wrong tree, shrub or flower in the wrong type of soil or climate can make that plant susceptible to disease.  When we build landscapes, we plant for long term enjoyment.  This means if we install trees, we ensure the tree won't block your windows or view in the years to come.

 Q. What exactly is an Evergreen?

A. An evergreen is a tree or plant that has green leaves or needles throughout the year.  When you hire Evergreen Landscapes for your Burlington, Hamilton or Waterdown home, your yard will look fantastic all year round. 

 



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