Zoysia, Bermuda, and St. Augustine are the 3 main grasses here in San Antonio. These 3 types of grass should see roughly 1/3 in. of water every 2 days to maintain a healthy look during the spring & summer. 1-1.5 inches per week. Roughly 8-10 minutes per sprinkler zone, per day, will give your lawn the water it needs to look healthy and full. Acadia will make sure your lawn receives an adequate amount of water according to season.
Depending on season, and how much you are watering your yard will need to be cut at different frequencies. During the summer, given proper water, a lawn will need to be cut once per week. Depending on the property Acadia provides 42 services per year, from March 1st – October 31st we cut every week. From November 1st – February 28th we cut every other week.
Mowing in different patterns is essential to keeping a lawn looking healthy and full. Mowing in the same pattern wears down the lawn over time.
Keeping your lawn alive during the winter can seem like a challenging task. Exact preparation varies on the type of grass, but some general tips include :
Acadia provides customized plans to customized plans to keep your lawn as healthy as possible through the winter months
Mulch should be applied/changed 2 times per year. Top off your mulch in the fall and replace your mulch come spring. Acadia provides both of these services
Smart irrigation systems ensure your sprinkler system waters at the correct times given the conditions. Smart systems avoid over watering your lawn which could promote disease and is wasteful. This system allows you to control the irrigation from anywhere, and most importantly allows you to shut down your system immediately should there be a leak.
Sprinkler systems should be shut down before the first freeze. Here in San Antonio that typically does not come until late December or January. Acadia takes note of the weather patterns and predictions to ensure your system gets shut down at the right time.
During the Summer we recommend your lawn is receiving 1-1.5 inches of water per week. This equates to 8-10 minutes per zone per day, or 15-20 minutes per zone every other day. This varies for drip irrigation, drip irrigation should be run at 8-13 minutes per day, or 17-25 minutes every other day.
Yes, but much less than during summer months. In San Antonio watering once or twice a month for 10-20 minutes is plenty during the winter. As stated above, system should be shut off and cleared of all water before first freeze.
In San Antonio, freezes never last for long. Assuming you had to turn your system off during the winter, you should reactivate it come late February or early March.
Acadia Landscapes provides free 3D design services for all clients. Other companies may charge a fee to get a design.
Yes, Acadia Landscapes requires a 35-50% down payment, depending on the type of job and job size.
You call > We schedule an appointment > We meet with you and discuss your desires > You receive 3D rendering custom to your property > You let us know of revisions > Once revisions are complete we send a proposal > You accept > We sign contract and take down payment > We set a start date.
Acadia accepts CHECK and CREDIT CARD.
To put it quite simply yes. We need to be on the same page as our clients to ensure a proper job is done. If there is no design involved the client may be imagining one thing while we are thinking of something different. When there is a design in place both contractor and client know exactly what will be done.
Just like everything else in life, fencing ages. Over the years your fence will take on the earths various elements. A rotted fence leaves a property open to many potential hazards and inconveniences. Some of these include, pets escaping, falling on a child, moisture build up, etc. Not only does a rotted and failing fence create hazards to our bodies, it creates hazards to our eyes. A rotted fence is an eyesore to any properties curb appeal. Not only does it look bad, an old fence lowers the properties value and selling potential significantly. No one wants to buy a house with a rotted fence. Invest in your fence and it will be worth the money spent.
Different municipalities will have different codes on what can be done in regards to fencing. Typically the client is responsible for handling all permits. Acadia can take care of permit requirements for an additional fee. Most fence replacements do not require a permit as log as it is built the exact same as before. If any changes are made during the replacement it will require approval.
Fence post depth varies with height of the fence.
A fences life duration depends on many factors, including materials used, exposure and whether or not it is properly maintained. A standard cedar privacy fence has a general life expectancy of 15-20 years assuming it was stained when installed and re-applied at least once throughout its lifetime.
Absolutely YES, staining your fence will increase its lifespan by around 10 years. To keep your fence looking healthy and new, stain should be re-applied every 3-5 years. Acadia does stain, but only for new installs.