Escape from the Ordinary

Frequently Asked Questions

When and how much should I water my lawn?

We recommend early morning is the best time to water.  How much often depends on the weather. 
How do I know how much mulch to use in my landscape beds ?

There is an equation to figuring all of that out.
One yard of mulch covers approximately a 10'X 10' area 3" deep.

Length x Width x Depth (convert inches to feet by dividing depth by 12) divide by 27. Round up to the next whole number.  This will give you the number of yards that you will need.

Ex:  10 x10 x .25 =25 divided by 27 = .93
             One yard of mulch is needed.

 Mold and Fungus in my landscape mulch,
            what can I do? 

Check this webpage for that answer.

Penn State Plant Pathology

A Cut n' Edge Expertise

  Since we all can't live in Florida or California, many of us will spend the next few months dealing with sub-freezing temperature, snow, ice, and cold winds.  While many plants native to your area are well designed to handle these harsh conditions, many plants we use are not native and may not be acclimated to these conditions.  Here are a few techniques you can do to help them through the dormant season.


 Watering - It is important to keep plants well watered in the fall and winter.  This is especially true for evergreens which will transpire water, even in the dormant season when they are not actively growing.  This is also true for newly planted trees and shrubs that have not yet fully rooted out.
Mulch  -A layer of mulch on the roots of sensitive plants can help keep the root zone from freezing, plus help to maintain moisture. Apply a quality mulch, such as pine straw, hardwood or other organic materials.
Pruning  -The best thing you can do for most tender trees and shrubs is to limit your pruning in the late summer and fall to a minimum.  You do not want to force late season growth that may not have time to harden off.  Try to limit your late season pruning to a light "tipping" of shrubs or just a few branches on trees.

Tips From The Pro

    We recommend that a thick and healthy lawn should be cut no shorter than 3 inches.  Cutting lawns too short can cause weed disease and insect infestation.  Make sure that your blades on your machine are always sharp as possible, so you can get the finest cut. 

  Also we recommend that you have a professional treat your lawn for weeds and fertilization regularly.  Aerate your lawn annually to break up compaction.  If you keep these simple rules in mind, you to will have a professional looking yard as well.