Frequently Asked Questions
You've got questions, Quiet Village Landscaping has answers.
Do I get rewarded for referring my friends?
Yes, you do! Tell your family, friends and coworkers about us and you could benefit. If the new customer you referred to Quiet Village signs on for a yearly maintenance contract or a design/build project, both you and the person you referred will have $50.00 taken off of your next bill!
Do you have a warranty on your plants?
Quiet Village Landscaping Company shall warranty all plant material for a period of one year after the date of completion. Quiet Village shall not be responsible for any damage due to “acts of God,” neglect, vandalism, abuse or willful damage. A replacement will be provided only the first time, no multiple replacements will be made. This warranty does not cover sod or seed.
NOTE: If you need a plant replaced please contact our office. Quiet Village will not replace any plant material that has been removed.
- A representative of Quiet Village will inspect the plant and determine if replacement is necessary.
- Depending on stock availability, we will replace any items needed. If an item is not in stock, please allow time for locating and ordering. If a particular item is not available, we will inquire if a comparable item may be substituted.
- All replacements will be installed in one visit.
How do I water my newly installed landscape?
As a general rule, you should give your plants one inch of water (that soaks to a depth of 6”-8”) when the soil around the root system is dry. To test this you can use a moisture meter, a metal rod or a screwdriver to check if the soil is moist. Watering should be done early morning or the early evening (watering during the heat of the day is the worst time to water). It is not easy to give on general watering time frame since the weather changes and there are so may different variables, but here are some guidelines for checking soil moisture:
- Trees: Check Weekly
- Large Shrubs: Check every 3-5 Days
- Small Shrubs: Check every 2-3 Days
- Perennials: Check Daily
- Grass / Sod: Check Daily
NOTE: During hot, dry spells, water daily!
If your plants appear to be wilting, are yellowing or browning, check the soil moisture because these are symptoms that could be either overwatering or underwatering. When watering your plants, make sure that you give them longer slow waterings so that the water fully saturates the soil and soaks deep into the ground. If you merely splash the plants with water the roots will not grow deep and the plant will die in a drought situation.
Do you have any other guidelines for watering a new lawn?
After your new lawn is installed, maintain it scrupulously for the first few weeks. In the absence of rain, your new lawn must be watered every day, more so if the weather is unusually hot and dry for the season. The watering requirement of plants increases dramatically as the temperature rises above 70°F. Each session of watering should be continued until the seedbed is thoroughly damp or the sod is wet through to the soil beneath. You can check after watering by lifting a corner of a piece of sod and seeing if the undersides are thoroughly damp.
You should begin mowing your new lawn as soon as the grass reaches a height of three inches, at which point you will want to cut about an inch off. Adjust your mower height to its highest level. Repeat this watering and mowing program until the lawn is mowed at least three times. By this time the roots should be established deeply enough.
Tips for Newly Laid Sod
- Watering must start immediately after the sod is installed.
- Pay special attention to the corners and edges of newly sodded areas, as they tend to dry out sooner and they are hard to water properly. You may have to hand water these areas.
- If a newly sodded area accidentally does dry out it will probably turn brown. It is not dead, and will green up in about two weeks with proper water application.
- After the initial watering, water enough to keep the soil under the sod moist, but not muddy. Do not allow the soil underneath to dry out between waterings.
- In about two weeks the sod should have begun to knit to the soil underneath and watering can be lessened to a few times per week. Water less often but water deeply.
Tips for a Newly Seeded Lawn
Once Quiet Village Landscaping has prepared your yard and spread the seed, the work has just begun. Establishing a lush lawn from seed can easily be a two-year process to insure healthy grass development. Here are a few thing to remember in the beginning:
- Turf-type tall fescues can take 14-21 days to germinate. You may see other nurse grasses in the seed mixture emerge before this time but keep up your initial watering regimen for four weeks to be safe.
- Each watering session should be continued until the seedbed is thoroughly damp to a depth of 6”. If temperatures are over 80°F, water throughout the day to keep the soil surface moist.
- Don’t forget, even a short dry period (a hot St. Louis afternoon) can kill germinating seed!