Do you have questions about commercial landscape and garden care? FOREVER GREEN LAWN & LANDSCAPE INC. provides professional commercial garden and landscape installation in Brampton and across the GTA. Here are the most common inquiries we get regarding lawncare and irrigation systems from our clients. 

1. Can I apply grass seed before it snows?

Most grass seed varieties should be applied before the first frost or snowfall of the season. New grass seeds germinate in warmer temperatures. Snow stops the germination process, preventing the seeds from absorbing the moisture and nutrients that they need to grow. However, some grass varieties like cool season grasses can actually thrive in colder climates. Basically, the answer is that it depends on the type of grass you’re planting. 

2. When is the best time to have a landscaping professional examine my garden or property?

Anytime during the spring is the ideal time for a landscaping and lawn maintenance professional to take a look at your outdoor property. Although it may be too early to plant anything, waiting until all or most of the snow and ice have melted allows lawncare experts to get a better idea of the natural curves, slopes, and design of the landscape.

Examining your landscape before getting to work gives the residential and commercial landscape management team a strong head start on what type of work needs to be done.

3. What’s the best time of year for landscape installation?

In Ontario, the best time of year for landscape installation is in the spring after all of the snow and ice have completely melted. Keep in mind that certain parts of Ontario can sometimes still experience freezing rain, snow, and hailstorms throughout the month of April and even in the beginning of May.

A good rule of thumb to follow is to wait until the May 2-4 or Victoria Day long weekend. Usually, the climate warms up sufficiently by that time. Planting flowers and greenery during the spring gives your plants ample time to adjust to their new environment during the summer and autumn months. Alternatively, you can also do some minor landscaping in the fall before the first frost.

4. Is it necessary for me to feed my garden plants on a regular basis?

Absolutely. Feeding your plants nutrient-dense plant food, especially after transplanting them into a new pot or into the ground, is essential. Plants need nutrients in order to absorb moisture more efficiently and grow healthy, strong, and resilient root structures that help them produce beautiful and good-quality fruit and blooms. On its own, soil doesn’t contain that right amount of nutrients plants need to thrive, so it’s important to fortify it with plant food and fertilizer. 

5. Why is professional lawn maintenance so important?

Commercial landscape management embodies a number of landscaping services such as grass cutting, lawncare, lawn maintenance, garden installation, irrigation, snow, and ice removal, and so much more. Hiring a professional landscaping company to perform these tasks for you ensures that your commercial property always looks its very best while also improving onsite safety standards for your employees and customers. 

6. How do I know what type of irrigation system I need?

There are many different types of irrigation systems for commercial and residential properties. Consulting a professional lawn maintenance company will help you determine whether you need a drip, sprinkler, manual, localized, lateral move, center pivot, or sub-irrigation system. 

7. How much does it cost to install a new irrigation system?

The cost of irrigation system installation varies based on a number of factors including the size of your property, the type of plants and greenery you have, the size of your water supply, etc. The irrigation and lawncare experts at FOREVER GREEN LAWN & LANDSCAPE INC. will perform a thorough assessment and then provide a reasonable quote. 

Contact us today to learn more.