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Fencing (Residential) Questions

How do you set your fence posts?

We auger down 3-4 feet, and then we pack the hole with 3/4 down dirty and set with water. This acts as a cement however we wont see frost heaving like we would using quik-crete. Once this is done we then pack it with various types of equipment

How tall can my fencing be?

The maximum height for a Backyard is 6’6”, Front yard is 4 ft, however, we usually are asked for 4, 5, or 6 ft tall fences, with 5 ft being the average height.

How do locates & call before you dig work?

Total Yardworks will apply for all appropriate locates prior to commencing your project

Is there any recommended maintenance we can do?

Deck & Porch Questions

Do I have to stain my wooden deck?

Wooden Decks will always need a little extra love and care we recommend staining your wooden deck every 1-2 years after installation. If properly maintained and kept clean you should expect your deck to last 10+ years. 

How do I care for my composite deck?

Regular cleaning is as easy as warm, soapy water and a soft bristled brush. For a more thorough cleaning, a jet wash vs a pressure washer is best as it uses heat, with a maximum of  3100 PSI being recommended. Please note, when cleaning do not use corrosive agents such as bleach on composite decking. .

What are the differences between composite and wooden decks?

A wood deck is made out of lumber where a composite deck is built with lumber, then its is waterproofed and finally the composite boarding is installed.

Landscape Services Questions

How do I maintain my sod?

You want to make sure your Sod is constantly moist for 2-4 weeks after installation. During this 2 week period you should avoid cutting your new Sod. Once you begin cutting your Sod, cut higher than normal to protect it from the harmful UV rays.

What is difference between hard and softscaping

Hardscaping is just as it sounds anything hard, these are components in your yard that are solid (non- organic) and do not change. Softscaping is any natural element in your yard, it is typically done after the Hardscaping and adds that final touch you didn’t know was missing

What is the difference between peat and mineral sod?

Peat Sod is pillowy to walk on, it turns a very deep lush green and is best for low to medium trafficked areas. Peat Sod is our most cost effective grass option.

Mineral Sod is typically 2-3 times heavier than a piece of Peat Sod, it is drought resistant and turns a lighter shade of green. Mineral Sod is perfect for heavily trafficked areas, and a beneficial option for families with four-legged family members. Mineral Sod is our mid-range grass option.

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