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How much does landscaping cost?

Landscape projects depend on many factors and we would be glad to meet with you to discuss your wants and needs.  Typical landscape jobs we do range anywhere from $1500-$50,000.


What is your plant, tree and shrub warranty?

Newly installed landscape plants will suffer transplant shock, particularly during the hot summer months. It is imperative that plants receive proper care to minimize stress. Upon completion of installation, trees and shrubs will be warrantied for (90) days if they should die. This however does not include acts of nature, abnormal weather conditions or negligence of the homeowner or other party. In addition, this warranty shall be void and will not apply to any plants which were originally installed by Eizley Landscapes, LLC., then subsequently repaired, adjusted, moved or modified by an individual or entity other than, Eizley Landscapes LLC.

*There is no warranty on wholesale priced plants nor plants sold on sale or at discounted rates. In addition, annuals, bulbs, ground covers, and transplanted plant material are NOT covered under this.

How much should I water my trees, plants and shrubs?

Newly planted trees or shrubs require more frequent watering than established trees and shrubs. Depending on rainfall amounts, you may need to water your newly planted tree or shrub by hand. Water immediately after you plant the tree or shrub. This reduces transplant stress and helps settle soil around the roots.

- Apply water directly over the root zone of the plant.

- Apply 1-1.5 gallons per inch of trunk diameter. For example, a tree with a 1-inch diameter trunk requires at least 1 gallon of water at each watering.

- Newly planted shrubs require about 1/4 to 1/3 of the volume of the container that the shrub was purchased in.

- Water your new tree or shrub as follows, depending on rainfall amounts.

- Water every day for 1 to 2 weeks after planting.

- Water every 2 to 3 days for 12 weeks after planting.

- After 12 weeks, water weekly until roots are established.

- A steady 1-inch rain may replace one day of watering. Mulching the root area of your plant will also help hold in moisture. When in doubt, feel the soil around your plant.


How to care for my new sod or Seed

To begin with, please avoid walking on your new sod for the first two weeks.



Please begin watering your new sod as soon as it has been placed. Your efforts will help

ensure the sod will grow and your lawn will look its best.  Your actions will be especially important if there is little rainfall and hot temperatures.

The rule of thumb for watering mature lawns is a minimum of 1 inch per week. New sod requires twice as much water or 2 inches per week, done in three or four applications.  More frequent, lighter watering is not beneficial — it will encourage shallow roots instead of deep roots. Lawns need deep roots to help them withstand periods of little or no rain. During extended hot and dry periods, new sod should be thoroughly soaked every day. Checking to see if you are watering enough is easily done by placing a shallow, flat bottomed container under the sprinkler. Then just measure the water depth in the container. Watering early in the morning or early evening is recommended to avoid waste of water due to evaporation. Whenever possible, avoid watering from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and after 9:00 pm to 5:00 am.  Any rainfall received during the week can be included in your 2-inch a week watering total. You should continue watering the new sod for the remainder of the summer and fall.



Even after your new sod appears to have taken hold, it is not as sturdy as an established lawn. It takes a while for the roots to reach their mature length. Until the roots are mature, the sod is still susceptible to dry conditions. Remember to deeply water. It is also advisable to let the sod grow a little longer than normal when conditions are dry. Fertilize as described below if the sod begins to yellow.



Your new sod or seed should not be mowed until either the grass lays over and mats down when wetted or the grass goes to seed. It may take longer than 30 days for these conditions to occur. Prior to mowing, set the mower deck at the highest setting and cut the new sod or seed with this setting for the remainder of the year. Your new lawn will likely die if you cut it at the same setting as the one you ordinarily use to cut your mature lawn.



In late fall or next spring, fertilizer may be needed if the grass begins to yellow. Phosphorous-free fertilizer is required on mature lawns. We recommend a slow-release fertilizer such as 10-0-10 or 22-0-10. Phosphorous type fertilizers may be used on new lawns but should be avoided if the area drains to the storm sewer, ponds or wetlands.


How high should I leave the grass?

Ideally, during each mowing session, we recommend you to remove one-third of its height. The best time to perform grass mowing is when the grass is 3 2/3 inches high, and it is best to leave it 2 ½ inches high


Can I supply my own materials?

Yes. Customers can supply materials for projects as long as we agree prior to install that the product is appropriate for its intended use. Customer supplied materials do not fall under any warranty stated by Eizley Landscapes LLC., customers will be required to sign a disclaimer stating this. Site delivery, and subsequent return of materials is the homeowners responsibility.


How can you attract butterflies to your garden?

Sedums like ‘Autumn Fire‘ offer clusters of flowers that open creamy white and deepen to dusky pink late in the season.  Salvia are low-maintenance annuals because they are self-cleaning, no faded flowers to deadhead.


What type of soil should I use for my garden and planting?

We recommend using a garden blend composed of about 40% pine fines, 30% compost, 20% peat moss, and 10% pulverized topsoil. A soil which will be great for all types of plants in the landscapes including perennials, shrubs, trees, and vegetables.


How do I get rid of weeds?

● Mulch. One of the easiest and most environmentally friendly ways to control weeds is to put down a nice layer of mulch.

● Weed Preventers. Weed preventers prevent the germination of weed seeds in the soil. They come in 2

different types: organic and chemical.

● Weed Barrier Fabric. Another completely natural method for preventing weed growth, weed barrier fabric

(landscape fabric) is often recommended for use in ornamental gardens around weeds and shrubs.

● Residual Weed Killers. Some chemical weed killers have a long-lasting action in the soil that prevents plants from regrowing for many months.


 When is the best time of year to plant in Minnesota?

This was a landscape filled with native and very hardy trees, shrubs and perennials, so it was well suited to fall planting. Not everything can be planted in late October or November. The University of Minnesota recommends that spring-blooming bulbs, for example, be planted by mid-October.


Why is the grass on my lawn yellow?

Yellowing plants in a garden is a common issue. But stress not as our landscaping service is sufficient to rejuvenate your garden with a new lease of life. Let us check out whether you have any lawn pests, weeds, or simply poor-quality soil. If our landscapers discover any diseases on your plantings, we might suggest full re-seeding.

Here is a great link for any “how to” for your lawn, garden and landscaping

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