Frequently Asked Questions

Mulch is a valuable for your plants health and care because - Mulch insulates the soil helping to provide a buffer from heat and cold temperatures. Mulch retains water helping to keep the roots moist. Mulch keeps weeds out to help prevent root competition.
Dead leaves left on your lawn will block your lawn from sunlight and valuable oxygen leaving bare spots in the Spring. Wet leaves on walkways and driveways can become a serious slip and fall hazard.
From late April to late November we use a 3" mowing height. During the early Spring and late Fall we will lower the height to cut 2.5 to 2.75.
As long as the clippings are 1 inch or smaller they are actually helpful for your lawn, providing nearly 25% of your lawns required nitrogen and reducing the amount of fertilizer needed, saving you money.
If you are removing more than an inch it is recommended that you remove the grass clippings.
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Definitely we provide both residential and commercial landscaping services.
Municipalities and towns use large dump trucks in most cases that don't have directional blades like the smaller pickups so they have no control on where the snow will fall off.
To minimize the impact try directing your shoveled snow to the left of your driveway as you are clearing it so the plows have less snow to drop on your driveway.
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Snow may not be pushed or blown into the street from private property. The large piles left behind can create hazards for motorists.
This will vary with the agreement you have paid for but during any single snow storm we will visit your property as many times as needed to clear your snow and ice until the job is complete.
We will text you on your cell phone if you allow us to and send pictures of your freshly plowed driveway and walkways every time one of our staff completes a clearing.
J&F stands behind all our irrigation system installations and promise you 100% satisfaction.
Turn on each zone and observe the operation to make sure the spray from each sprinkler is going where it’s needed. Make sure all rotary sprinklers are rotating in their intended arc. Look for any wet or dry spots and see if there is an obvious reason why that is occurring. Also, be aware that sometimes the controller may need to be adjusted if temperatures are extremely hot or cold, or if there was recent precipitation.
It’s a good idea to check it frequently during the peak watering season to make sure that everything is functioning correctly and water is being applied as needed to the plant material and lawn areas. It is very easy to add a remote device to use as you walk around your property. We do offer this service of inspection during the summer months if you choose. As part of our Gold Service Plan, we offer two mid-season service checks to ensure your system is working and performing at its optimum.
This time can vary based on such factors as planting beds, size of area to be covered, ease of access to the site along with many other factors. We will provide you with an highly accurate estimate and will make every effort to meet that estimate.
Yes, we have several skilled designers on our team. There are many pavers and designs to choose from, and it can get a bit overwhelming for some people. We’ll look at your house and suggest products, colors, and styles that we feel would work best. We can also do a custom design if you’d prefer.
Absolutely. You can put pavers anywhere that you can put concrete, as long as it’s done correctly. Each application has its own requirements, though—the installation around a pool is different than the installation on a driveway. Are paving stones environmentally friendly?
Hardscaping is a term used to describe outdoor features created with concrete interlocking pavers & wall block, synthetic stone products and steppers.
Yes. In contrast to non-permeable materials, paving stones allow water to drain through, which lets the bacteria that lives between the stones remove toxins before they reach surrounding water supplies.
Fireplaces are a great focal point for any large outdoor living space. The more formal look also offers the added advantage of getting smoke up and away from all guests.
As you can guess the paver industry has been asked this question for years. The solution is a sand that goes in between the pavers that contain polymers. Once the sand has been placed in between the pavers the surface is watered down and the polymers in the sand bind together to create a solid surface. This still allows the pavers to be a “flexible” system but it prevents weeds from coming up.
An arborist, or (less commonly) arboriculturist, is a professional in the practice of arboriculture, which is the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants in dendrology and horticulture.
Trees that receive proper care and maintenance live longer and are healthier than their neglected counterparts. Help protect the health of your trees by following a few simple steps:
  • Do not nail objects to your trees
  • Do not cut the bark, trunk or branches of your trees
  • Be careful when using lawnmowers near your trees
  • Water your trees during lengthy dry spells
  • When seeing signs of distress call an Arborist
  • Fertilize - with deep root fertilization
Yes, we have 24-hour emergency service and can respond to storm damage to your trees and property in a timely fashion.
While trees growing in the forest and other natural areas can basically take care of themselves, those growing in cities and suburbs need help staying healthy and beautiful. They contend with air pollution, road salt, confined roots, trunk damage, compacted or poor quality soils, improper pruning and other stresses. Your trees and shrubs may benefit from pruning, mulching, irrigating, soil management or other TLC to thrive.
Your trees and shrubs are valuable, adding both to the value of your property and the quality of your life. To live long and healthy lives, your trees need proper care.

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    Fertilizer is a substance added to soil to improve plant's growth and yield. First used by ancient farmers, fertilizer technology developed as the chemical needs of growing plants were discovered.

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    Well maintained landscaping can add as much as 14% to the resale value of your home

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    After a stressful day at work – looking at a yard with a view of natural landscaping, such as trees and flowers, experienced less job pressure, were more satisfied with their jobs and reported fewer ailments and headaches than those who either had no outside view or could only see landscape elements from their window.

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    One hour of weeding burns 300 calories ( the same as walking or bicycling at a moderate pace), and manual push mowing of the lawn burns 500 calories per hour (the same rate as playing tennis).