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When frigid winter days have you longing for spring showers and their magical flowers, there is no need to suffer in silence.
929 J Pl Ste 530Plano, TX 75074
This is by far the best sprinkler and Lawn Company I have ever been a customer for. The workers are respectful and motivated and the pricing is reasonable for most anybody. They are sure to give you the best lawn every time.
7221 Harvey LnPlano, TX 75025
Had a sprinkler consultation with Steve and he did a great job breaking down what needed to be done. The price wasn't the cheapest in Plano but they had a good warranty, and had heard that they honoured it. They came through on target and on time
SERVING The Metroplex And Surrounding AreasIrving, TX 75060
I'm very pleased with the work performed at my home. I had a sick pine tree extending well beyond my two story home that needed to come down. They came out the same day I called for a quote and were there the next morning cutting the tree, which included grinding the stump & hauling away. They…
Serving the Plano Area.
I would never recommend this company. After releveling and grading our property by a real professional company, quality turf came in with their bobcat and made tire ruts everywhere unleveling our yard. They had the audacity to lay DEAD grass on top of the ruts without raking or rolling them out…
Dallas, TX 75217
Mr. Solis gave a job quote for a "complete tree trimming" that was equal to another service that was only going to remove 2 limbs. The crew showed up exactly on time, and did an excellent job. Results are much better than I ever expected. I recommend Express Tree Trimming , and would call on …
3634 Dividend DrGarland, TX 75042
From Business: THE ORKIN SERVICE DIFFERENCE When you hire The Orkin Man, you can be confident that you are receiving the service you expect, from the pest control experts you can trust. Orkin Pest Control: Customized Protection Not all pest problems are the same, and not all homes need the same types of treatment. The Orkin Man is traine…
PO Box 395Prosper, TX 75078
From Business: Established in 1985, Lawn Tech has prided itself in customer service and professionalism. Helping homeowners create a healthy lawn by regular fertilization and weed control. Employees dedicated to helping each and every customer establish a beautiful lawn at an affordable price. Offering only five treatments since our star…
1667 Chisolm TrlLewisville, TX 75077
From Business: Call us at Impact Landscapes, LLC for all your landscape needs. With over 15 years of experience in the industry we know that intricate detail and customer satisfaction is what gets a job done right the first time so call today. Additional services include: Landscaping, Lawn & Garden Care
When frigid winter days have you longing for spring showers and their magical flowers, there is no need to suffer in silence.
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We used CitiTurf for the summer of 2014. I sometimes travel for work so the summers that I am going to be travelling a lot I usually hire a lawn service. This summer was a little different in that we were relocating and I wanted to get my house ready for being on sale. I hired CitiTurf because they had all of the services i was looking for weekly mowing, weed treatment, hedge trimming and flower bed clean-up and mulching. All of the prices for the work were reasonable and I received weekly statements outlining the work and charges for the proceeding week. The work was great the weeding and bed clean-up were fantastic, we have some unusual plants in our gardens and have had trouble with yards services in the past pulling out some plants thinking they were weeds in the past. CitiTurf crews were knowledgeable of the differences and none of the garden plants were pulled only the weeds. The weed control was great as well the weeds in the lawn were under control in just a few weeks and this was accomplished at the height if the summer heat/water restrictions. The hedge trimming was done well too. I have no complaits about any of the work they did for me. In addition to great work the crews that come out are very efficient and complete their work quickly. It's not just one guy and mower that comes out it's a crew of three or four that can mow my yard in about 30 minutes. This is great for my family since we have a dog that gets a little worked up when there are strangers around. The quick work limits the time he would be agitated. the only drawback fro me was that my house sold quickly so that my relationship with CitiTurf was only a few months, I wish i had called them in the past instead of the lawn services I did use. I had thought that with their large crews and fleet of vehicles they would be expensive which is not the case at all. So if you want a lawn service that does great work, works quickly, is on time, communicates/responds to you as a customer, reasonably priced and provides all of the lawn services you would need choose CitiTurf you will not be disappointed. I could not be any more satisfied with the prices and work provided by CitiTurf.
Amazing experience with CirtiTurf! Everyone we have ever dealt with over the years has been knowledgeable, understanding, and has not only given their expert opinion...but also what is the best deal. i.e., we wanted to sod our yard and they said at that time it was not the best time with the low water situation and probably inability to establish a good root system. They could have very well just sold me a "yard" and not been so kind as to help me not spend the money for something that they knew would not be in my best interest, I cannot tell you what that means to me...that they had our backs and stand behind what they sell. We have not only had yard service as mowing but had them out to do pruning and yard clean up and they fixed a problem with our sprinkler system. They are fast but take pride in their work...we also have them do weed control and that has been a huge help in our yard. It has been wonderful, especially since adopting two babies, to have my husband not have to worry about yard work and be able to spend extra family time with us all! We could not be happier and recommend them to all that we can....we plan to be with them forever...if it ain't broke...don't fix it....we are a customer for life! Thank you so much CitiTurf....you have one loyal and happy customer with us!
We have been customers of CitiTurf for at least 5 years and we are incredibly satisfied for some many reasons. 1. We live next to a field where weeds are incredibly invasive...CitiTurf has made sure that those weeds 'don't cross the line" 2. We have cut down on the frequency of mowing since only grass grows and not annoying weeds. 3. We have won yard of the month on a few occasions thanks to CitiTurf. 4. Our children have been spared the chore of pulling weeds (and now have other jobs;-)) 5. Our children have also been spared from being attacked by fire ants thanks to CitiTurf. 6. I can always count on CitiTurf to be on time, leave excellent instructions on how to care for the yard after a treatment, be one step ahead of all weed and insect issues and faithfully send me reminders of when they are coming. 7. I love that if I spot anything other than grass growing in my yard, CitiTurf is out to save the day! CitiTurf is something that will remain on our budgeted expenses for years to come. They have saved us time, money and the headache of caring for a large lot. So thankful we found CitiTurf.
Nature's beauty can be seen everywhere through landscape designs. Not everyone has a green thumb or the knowledge to coordinate a landscaping plan that's aesthetically pleasing and meets the unique needs of the property. Landscape contractors can help add curb appeal to the exterior of your home or strategize how plants should be laid out.
Generally, landscape contractors create or refurbish outdoor spaces by planting trees, lawns, shrubs and flowers, and constructing paths, decks and patios. These professionals will generally discuss client requirements, how the landscaped area will be used, and the client's preference for certain styles. After this initial meeting, landscapers will select the materials they need and start carrying out their construction and planting plans.
With the number and variety of properties that need landscaping services, it should come as no surprise that there are many different providers to choose from. In fact, there are nearly 500,000 active landscaping businesses in the U.S. This demand is driven by the continued growth in domestic housing markets. Steady disposable income has also been a major reason for households to outsource their yard care.
Landscaping contractors have a wide variety of techniques that they can use to spruce up your yard. Here are some of the most common landscaping attributes that you can find at most homes:
Homeowners and businesses may stray from annuals and biennials due to planning and costs associated with them - instead, look to fill your garden with perennials. These plants return every year, making them a budget-friendly option. You may choose to do a one-color floral garden or a combination of colorful perennials. Look at plants like allium, buddleia, coneflower, sage and veronica for inspiration when choosing perennials.
Homeowners can mix and match different kinds of trees to enhance their yard. Evergreens like spruce, magnolia, holly and firs keep their leaves year-round. Deciduous trees, on the other hand, have leaves that change color and fall off in colder months. Pair different types of trees together for ample yard coverage.
If you want to guide guests around your yard, try using pathways. You can dig shallow holes to make the stones flush with the ground, providing an appealing walkway. Pavers can also be arranged in geometric patterns to cover unused ground space or bare earth.
Landscape contractors can also build a structure that will enhance your yard. Perhaps you decide to put in a koi pond, or that you want to build out your patio. Landscape contractors have the knowledge, tools and design expertise to carry out these construction projects.
Homeowners and business managers should call landscaping contractors as these professionals have the tools and expertise to carry out jobs such as:
Planting Trees and Flowers
Landscapers are often called out to roll out sod as well as plant trees and flowers. These contractors have the design aesthetic to help you plan the best layout for your particular space. Landscapers can also tell you if certain plants aren't cut out for your climate. Not only will you get a beautiful yard, but you'll also have foliage that will last over the years.
Sprinkler systems are beneficial for a variety of locations, but many DIY irrigation projects can lead to incorrect installations. Some problems include poor-quality components, improper pipe sizing, too many sprinkler-heads per zone, and inadequate head spacing. These systems are difficult to install, and a DIYer can easily make mistakes. Landscape contractors can situate sprinklers methodically to maintain your plants and ensure that the irrigation system is set up correctly.
Building Retaining Walls
If you have a retaining wall or are putting one in, proper installation is crucial. Landscapers see issues like lack of proper base preparation, unattractive wall blocks, mitered cuts at corners and no drainage chimney installed behind the wall. To prevent your wall from crumbling, call a landscape contractor to construct one.
Besides putting in plants and trees, building decks and patios are the most common jobs for a landscape contractor. These professionals have the best materials and tools available to create the look that you desire. DIY projects can end with structurally unsound builds, requiring additional time and money to fix the issues. Good landscapers will ensure a solid result that melds with the rest of your landscape design.
Homeowners and contractors can draw a lot of inspiration from landscaping styles used all over the world. There are some limitations to your options, such as what plants you can use based on the climate you live in, how much space you have to work with and any homeowners-association compliance regulations. However, once you address these main areas, landscaping design is only as restricted as your imagination.
Many homeowners are starting to use the Mediterranean design style for their landscapes. This option is becoming popular around the world because it takes advantage of new varieties of palm trees and plants that conform to different climates. The diversity of this flora is what makes this approach so appealing.
Southwest Landscape Design
If you live in an arid region, this style is likely going to be the best choice for your landscaping. Using a mix of garden decor and plants, Southwest design aims to make the most of plants that retain water well and can handle dry, warm climates. Pathways, patios and lawn ornaments can help cover the space and complement available flora.
Japanese Garden Style
Japanese-style landscapes are known for providing a serene space. This design uses a number of techniques to make the area look bigger than it is and to create a calm, beautiful atmosphere.
No matter which style you choose, there are some main considerations that should go into your design. Homeowners need to anticipate equipment access needed to create a deck or patio, as some tools may be too big for the space. They will also want to start by choosing a focal point. It should stand out but still be connected to the rest of the landscape. Accenting your home with thoughtful plantings to highlight its features will add curb appeal and enhance its characteristics.
Landscape work is not cheap, so it's in your best interest to make sure that it's done to your requirements and that you get the best contractor to do the job. Consider these factors before hiring a contractor:
Every good contractor should have a list of recently completed jobs that you can see in their portfolio. They should also have a list of references that you can contact, or properties that you can see in person. Feedback from these sources can reveal necessary information about the quality of the contractor's work, dependability, responsiveness and capacity to carry out your particular project.
Certification and Memberships
Landscape contractors also should have relevant certifications from reputable programs, like Certified Landscape Technician. You should also ask for a list of professional activities, affiliations and awards to gauge interest in professional growth and commitment to excellence. Contractors may be part of the International Society of Arboriculture, The Irrigation Association and numerous other organizations that are committed to providing better training and education in the industry.
Homeowners should require that the contractor submit certificates verifying compliance with safety, insurance, workers' compensation and drug and alcohol testing programs. This will give you peace of mind that the contractor has gone through all the steps under industry regulations.
Pricing and Billing
Homeowners should know how much they'll need to pay for the contractor's service as well as how they will be billed for this work. Ask about any design fees, if quoted prices are fixed or estimates, and what the payment process will be. Clarifying these items in the beginning will prevent any surprise expenses.
States have different requirements regarding landscape-contractor operations. Check the specific regulations for your area, and verify that your contractor has the necessary licenses. These may include a state contractor's license, pesticide license, CDL driver's license and license to sell and purchase nursery stock. It's important to ensure that your landscape contractor complies with established rules before beginning your project.
When it comes to working with landscaping materials, safety must be the top priority. There is a wide range of services within the industry, many of which come with a risk of injury. Employers must conduct all required training in a language and vocabulary that workers can understand. Training must demonstrate the hazards of operating certain machinery, like stone cutters and splitters, as well as how to use them appropriately. It's important to verify that your landscape contractor has taken the necessary steps to fully train its personnel and that the appropriate safety precautions are in place.