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2016 Spring Newsletter from Advance Landscape Design

With the warm and wet weather looming, though still experiencing some cold flashes, it must mean-March is here! Advance Landscape Designs is pleased to share with you our hints and tips for the coming months of spring. Take a look and see what we have for you:

·         As we’ve previously mentioned, spring is considered a transitional period. As such it is good to consider and refocus on the watering habits of our lawn. It is a vital period of the year in which how we treat and prepare our lawns will determine their look throughout the much warmer summer month. As a general rule, it is advised to supplement an inch of water to the lawn on a weekly basis. Of course, it is important to always check current weather conditions and to refer to your local water restrictions, if any. Further, as we are considering the subject, it is good to note that overwatering can lead to disease and shallow rooted plants. If you have a watering system throughout your lawn now would be the time to get it checked out by our licensed technicians. Give us a call at (512)918-8009 to speak to one of our representative and have one of our techs come out to your property.

·         As seasons begin to change so do the aesthetics we wish to provide with our lawn. Consider the season and perennial flowers, as well as mulch – which both can add a fantastic result to your lawn. Flowers and plants such as: Lantana, Esperanza, Globe Amaranth, Mint Marigold, among many others, add a welcoming spring color to any lawn (while remaining heat and drought tolerant - perfect for a Texas lawn!). Mulch equally adds the same desired aesthetics while adding protection to a healthy lawn and its beds. Interested in changing your lawn’s looks for the comings months? Advance Landscape Designs has 25 years of experience and well educated staff to install and maintain these beautiful applications – call us at (512)918-8009 and see what wonderful things we can accomplish for you!

·         [From our previous newsletter] Often not talked about, but entirely necessary, is the subject of 'aeration'. Aeration is the process in which compacted soil is loosened up; this allows air, moisture and nutrients to reach your lawn’s roots easily. How would you know if your soil is heavily compacted? You can conduct a small test yourself with a simple garden fork: If the soil does not allow for more than 2 inches to be penetrated, then it is time to speak with your lawn service representative about aeration. Call us for more information.

·         Fertilization is as well an important process that is necessary during this time of the year. Seasonal fertilization promotes new leaf and root growth which can aid in pest damage, controlling and reducing weed growth.  Fertilization also helps replaces any lost nutrients to leeching. As always, our lawn technicians are well versed on the matter and are more than happy to assist you in this process.

As we approach spring, now is the time to consider the changes we want for our lawns – and with 25 years of experience, Advance Landscape Designs is the call to make. Our experienced staff is ready to assist and resolve any of your lawn goals and troubles. Give us a call at (512)918-8009 and talk to one of our representatives regarding these matters.

And as always, thank you for allowing Advance Landscape Designs to provide you with the services that provide your lawn with a healthy look.

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Advance Landscape Designs celebrates 13 years of accreditation by BBB

Advance Landscape Designs is committed to BBB Accreditation Standards.


This month, Advance Landscape Designs celebrates 13 years of accreditation by BBB Serving Central, Coastal, Southwest Texas and the Permian Basin.  As a BBB Accredited Business, Advance Landscape Designs is dedicated to promoting trust in the marketplace.
According to BBB reports by Princeton Research, seven in ten consumers say they are more likely to buy from a company designated as a BBB Accredited Business.  BBB is a resource for the public, providing objective, unbiased information about businesses.


“We’re proud to celebrate 13 years of BBB Accreditation because we value building trust with our customers,” said Diane Uherek.  “Our BBB Accreditation gives our customers confidence in our commitment to maintain high ethical standards of conduct.”


BBB Accredited Businesses must adhere to BBB Accreditation Standards, a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and best practices representing trustworthiness in the marketplace.  The standards call for building trust, embodying integrity, advertising honestly and telling the truth, being transparent, honoring promises, being responsive and safeguarding privacy

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About Advance Landscape Designs


Advance Landscape Designs is a woman-owned, minority business. In addition to celebrating 13 years of BBB accreditation, this April, Advance Landscape Designs also celebrates 25 years in service in the lawn care business.  We are honored to be able to say that we are one of the original, family-owned lawn care businesses in Austin.


Without a doubt we can confidently say that we employ some of the most experienced workers in Austin.  Collectively, our employees have over 40 years of experience in the industry.  At ALD, we stand by our motto, “Professional Care with a Personal Touch.”  We pride ourselves on the continual training of our employees and strive to stay up to date with all training, techniques, and guidelines to ensure the highest quality of workmanship.


Advance Landscape Designs specializes in both commercial and residential properties, offering Lawn Maintenance, Landscape Design, Landscape Install, Sprinkler Systems, Sprinkler System Repairs, Tree Services, Retaining Walls, Drainage Systems, and Clean Ups.
We hold the following licenses and certifications for Certified Landscape Professionals, Certified Arborist, Licensed Irrigator, Licensed Pest Control, Licensed Nursery Floral, and the Texas Department of Agriculture.


Aside from holding an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, we also are members of the TX Nursery & Landscape Association, TX Association of Landscape Contracts, TX Turf Grass Association, City of Austin Water Wise Program, and the Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


About BBB


BBB’s mission is to be the leader in advancing marketplace trust.  BBB accomplishes this mission by creating a community of trustworthy businesses, setting standards for marketplace trust, encouraging and supporting best practices, celebrating marketplace role models and denouncing substandard marketplace behavior.


Businesses that earn BBB Accreditation contractually agree and adhere to the organization’s high standard of ethical business behavior.  BBB is the preeminent resource to turn to for objective, unbiased information on businesses and charities.

 

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2016 Winter Newsletter

2016 has arrived and we at Advance Landscape Designs would like to thank you for your continued show of confidence in the services we are able to provide to you for your home and lawn. At this time we are introducing our year opening newsletter. Within it you will find some helpful and enlightening tips that will assist in maintaining a proper and healthy lawn throughout the winter months.

•    It is of no surprise that the fall and winter seasons see a large amount of leaves throughout our Texas lawns. It is important to be mindful of this and be diligent of their removal to prevent fungal growth and turf decay. [From our previous newsletter]


•    As the leaves fall and with winter in full effect, there is no more opportune time to pay attention to the necessary maintenance of our trees and shrubs throughout our lawn with some standard pruning and trimming. With branches fully exposed we are able to see any potential rot, disease or damage. Our lawn technicians have years of experience in this field and are prepared to assist you in order to better prepare for the coming seasons of growth.


•    Mulching always adds an aesthetically pleasing element to your lawn. Mulch is also important this time of year due to the weather change and the temperature drop. A three to four inch layer of mulch helps maintain soil temperature. Lack of winter mulch can lead to the death of many perennials and small shrubs as the roots are exposed to the freezing air. Be sure to contact us at (512)918-8009 to discuss mulch application throughout your lawn beds with one of our representatives. [From our previous newsletter]


•    Winter is also a good time to consider the transplanting or planting of shrubs and trees. There may be a few that have perhaps struggled in the previous seasons and are in need of sun, shade and or better drainage. Whatever the case may be, we here at Advance Landscape Design are more than happy to assist in the project. 

Overall, winter is a great season to think or rethink our lawns and apply the necessary upkeep and changes needed to achieve a thriving lawn. With over 25 years of experience, we at Advance Landscape Designs are more than capable and happy to assist you in achieving these goals. Call us at (512)918-8009 to discuss your lawn’s potential and what in all we can do for you. 

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2015 Late Summer/Early Fall Advice from Advance Landscape Designs

September is upon us! The kids are back in school and though we are still enduring some of the Texas heat, subject to what people are calling a “flash drought” – it is important to go over what you can do to keep your lawn healthy. Here are some tips!

 

•    During the month of September many begin planting their trees and shrubs for the fall and winter season. Planting in early autumn allows them time to root in preparation for the next summer. We’d be more than happy to discuss upgrades to your lawn.


•    Fall Festive Color makes a lawn statement.  All the vibrant flowers like Marigolds, Petunias, and Pansies are a few to mention, which add a nice accent to your lawn.  Mulch is also a nice way to add a simple clean touch.  Have a vision for your fall & winter lawn but are unsure as to how this can be applied? Advance Landscape Designs has years of experience in seasonal planting and we’re ready to help you. 


•    Assure that you’re watering your lawn consistently. Affirm if you have any current water restrictions and abide by them. We recommend watering early morning, during the cooler temperatures (not allowing the water to evaporate quickly). Remember to not water too much as this can as well have a negative effect. We recommend ½ inch of water for each watering session.


•    Have an irrigation system? Need help setting it up? Let Advance Landscape Designs assist you in adjusting your system correctly and inspecting any current issues that it may be subject to. Interested in knowing how an irrigation system can help your lawn? Call us now at (512)918-8009 to speak to one of our representatives.


•    It is important as well to watch out for any disease on your lawn. Brown patch, root rot, leaf spots and dollar spots are things to look for primarily. There are several alternatives to combat each and every one of these issues and the month of September is a perfect time to apply the methods to resolve these matters. Advance Landscape Designs is here to help. Call our representatives to discuss how we can help your lawn return to its green glory.


•    Fallen tree branches and tree coverage may as well affect parts of your lawn that are lacking growth. Lightly pruning your trees provides more sunlight to your lawn. Our crews are experts in adjusting these exposures and are ready to assist you with any of these trimmings or any other cleanups you might have.

 

Advance Landscape Designs is dedicated in providing the very best look for your lawn. It is a great pleasure to be able to provide these newsletters full of insightful information in order to assist you in the matter as well. Beyond that, we take great pride in consistently being available to you for all your lawn care needs. Our office and phone lines are open to you – call us at (512)918-800 to speak to one of our representatives regarding upgrades and maintenance of your lawn.


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2015 Spring Advice from Advance Landscape Designs

Spring has arrived and Advance Landscape Designs is here to assist you with the transition from the harsh cold winter to the seasonally green months now among us. Here are some quick tips on how to best tend to your lawn during the months to follow:

 

  • Spring is the perfect time to refocus on watering habits. This transitional period can prove vital to the overall health your lawn will exhibit throughout the hot and dry summer weather. The general rule is to produce one inch of supplemental water to the lawn on a weekly basis. Always make note of the current weather prognostication and water restrictions your property may be subject to. Conversely, note that over-watering your lawn can be detrimental to its health. Over-watering can lead to disease and shallow rooted plants. Have you had your sprinkler checked recently? Curious on how an irrigation system can benefit your lawn? Call Advance Landscape Designs for all your irrigation needs.

 

  • Seasonal and perennial flowers, as well as mulch, are an added means to creating an aesthetically pleasing lawn during the coming spring and summer months. Flowers and plants, such as: Lantana, Esperanza, Globe Amaranth, Mint Marigold, among many others, add a welcoming spring color to any lawn (while remaining heat and drought tolerant- perfect for a Texas lawn!) Mulch is an added recipe to any healthy bed; it helps maintain moisture in your beds, which allows your plants and flowers to remain properly hydrated and healthy. Interested in plant or flower installations? Advance Landscape Designs is here to assist. Call one of our representatives to discuss these ideas.

 

  • Fertilized recently? If not, then now is the perfect time. Welcome the spring and summer heat with the proper application of seasonal fertilization. Fertilization promotes new leaf and root growth; aids in pest damage; controls and reduces weed growth; as well as replaces nutrients lost to leaching. Your Advance Landscape Designs representative is ready to help. Call to schedule an application.

 

  • Often not talked about, but entirely necessary, is the subject of 'aeration'. Aeration is the process in which compacted soil is loosened up; this allows air, moisture and nutrients to reach your lawn’s roots easily. How would you know if your soil is heavily compacted? You can conduct a small test yourself with a simply garden fork: If the soil does not allow for more than 2 inches to be penetrated, then it is time to speak with your lawn service representative about aeration. You can call us at (512)918-8009 for more information.

 

For more hints and tips, browse our previous posts

 

With spring now in full effect, Advance Landscape Designs looks to continue to earn your trust in our services. We aim to provide you with an outstanding lawn throughout the seasons to come and thank you for the opportunity to provide our expertise for you.

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