Do you charge for estimates?
Basile Landscaping provides free consultations to those who are interested. We will schedule an appointment at your convenience to meet with you at your location.
Do your hardscapes come with a guarantee?
Yes, Basile Landscaping offers a 1 year guarantee on all hardscapes.
Do your plants come with a guarantee?
Yes, our plants also come with a 1 year guarantee.
Do you spray or fertilizer trees?
No, Basile Landscaping does not provide any type of chemical treatment service for trees.
Does your company accept credit cards?
No, Basile Landscaping does not accept credit cards. At this time, we accept cash and checks.
Is your company insured?
Basile Landscaping is fully insured. Insurance certificates are available upon request.
What kind of work schedule can we expect from your company?
Once Basile Landscaping starts a job, we will not stop until the project is completed (weather permitting). We will not schedule your crew for another project until you are 100% satisfied.
Will the job site be cleaned up daily or at the end of the project?
Basile Landscaping cleans up a job site daily. We try to ease any inconveniences that may arise with a job in progress. We clean the streets and are respectful of neighbors.
Lawn & Garden care:
What is the best type of mulch?
Typically, the best type of mulch is double ground oak bark mulch. It does an excellent job of suppressing weeds and retaining moisture in the soil.
When is the best time of year to aerate, overseed, and apply starter fertilizer?
Spring and fall are ideal times to aerate, overseed, and apply starter fertilizer. Spring aeration is done between March and May, and fall aeration is done between August and November.
Can I over water my plants?
Yes, plants that are consistently over watered are in danger of developing root or stem rot, which can affect the overall health of the plant over time.
What should I do to prepare my lawn for winter?
Ensure your grass is cut short enough, but not scalped, to prevent it from lying over under deep snow. A 2 to 2 ½ inch cutting height is sufficient. Check for any leaf accumulations that may smother your grass. Late fall is the time to apply ‘Winterizer’ fertilizers. This application is usually high in potassium which helps winter hardiness and disease prevention.
How often should I water newly planted trees and shrubs?
If there is less than one inch of rainfall per week, thoroughly water new trees and shrubs once a week during the growing season (spring and summer). Water the trees and shrubs to achieve a desired goal of one inch per week. Take into account any rainfall or lack of rainfall per week.
During the summer months when the heat is prolonged and the drought has set in, what is the best routine for keeping my plants alive?
Is there a correct way to shape and trim my hedges?
Annual flowers planted in the ground should be watered every day or two. Hanging baskets should be watered every day. Newly planted trees & shrubs - most of these plants need a thorough watering once a week, however, some shrubs such as Spirea and Barberry will require watering twice a week. Established trees and shrubs will benefit from a thorough watering every 2 to 3 weeks. Established lawns that have irrigation will benefit from being watered 2-3 times a week. Hint: Early morning is the best time to water. Apply the water slowly so it has time to soak into the ground. A slow deep watering is the best way to build a strong root system.
The correct way to shape and trim hedges and ornamental grasses is to ensure sunlight can reach the lower branches. Keep the bottom branches long or longer than the top branches. See below: