FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
There's no such thing as a dumb question. In fact, our customers ask us tons of questions. Here are a few of the most popular. If you don't find the answer you need here, contact us and we'd be happy to help.
What is CLC BIO-SOLUTION?
Our BIO-SOLUTION is an all-organic living liquid solution. It’s developed with combinations of living microbes, degraded material and nutrients. These ingredients are all of the components needed for soil to be a healthy system.
What are the benefits of Bio-Solution?
BIO-SOLUTION is essentially a Pro-Biotic for our soils. The solution is adding back or increasing organic materials that were gone or lacking. BIO-SOLUTION increases organisms that fight off pests, break down other organic material to make it available for plant life, and all around build the supply source for healthy and productive landscapes.
What is 360 Mulch?
360 Mulch is Central Lawn Care’s way to reduce what we take to landfills and reintroduce good, organic material to our clients’ landscapes. We compost the debris produced during seasonal landscape clean-ups, leaf removals, or design and installs rather than letting these material go to waste. Then we are bringing it back as organic, nutrient-rich mulch to your landscapes.
Why is 360 Mulch beneficial?
Over all, it’s great for the soil and the life in the soil. More specifically, it helps with drainage, water retention, temperature, microbiology activity, nutrients and on and on. Nutrient soil means happy soil, and happy soil means happy landscapes. And because it’s made with materials we’ve harvested from clean-ups, leaf removals, or design and installs, we’re cutting down on our contribution of waste to landfills.
What is a certified arborist?
Arborists obtain certification through an international governing body called the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA). Certification is obtained through an exam, work experience and continuing education units (used to maintain certification).
Why should you work with a certified arborist?
Dealing with a certified arborist assures that you are dealing with a trained professional who has obtained a minimum industry standard for handling trees. Typically, those professional enough to carry arborist certification also carries insurance to protect himself or herself and you. Make sure you have an arborist with both. CLC only works with arborists who have both.
What insurance should a landscaper or arborist carry?
At minimum, general liability and workers compensation insurance. Within workers compensation you want to make sure they carry the specific code for the work they do, so they are covered for the work being performed at your landscape. You can always ask your insurance provider to check them out if you feel it’s questionable.
Why do I want to make sure my contractor is properly licensed and insured?
This helps you know that your contractor values his orher trade and plans on being a practitioner in the future. Also, it proves to you that they value their trade enough to continue excelling with further education. And finally, if anything goes wrong, you will be protected from possible liability for the resulting damage.
Does every tree really need to be staked?
No. If conditions are proper (i.e. site selection, soil, plant root ball) and correct planting technique is performed there is no true reason to stake.
Why remove the twine, burlap and cage?
This ensures proper root to soil contact, anchoring and introduction to new native material (soil). Also why make the tree fight harder than it has to in order to set roots and in the future overcome girdling by their cage?
What’s the benefit of proper site selection for a plant?
To ensure the plant receives its proper growing conditions (light, moisture, and soil compatibility). Also to avoid other problems which may cause removal or damage (too big for site, property damage access).
What is a horticulturalist?
Horticulturists apply the knowledge, skills, and technologies used to grow intensively produced plants for human food and non-food uses and for personal or social needs.
What is an arborist or arboriculturalist?
A professional practicing the study of, and the selection, planting, care, and removal of, individual trees, shrubs, vines and other perennial woody plants.
What is the difference between a landscape architect and landscape designer?
Certified landscape architects obtain a professional degree and carry accreditation through the national landscape architecture governing body. Landscape designers may or may not obtain a degree in landscape design and are not governed to carry any certification. Certified landscape designers have obtained certification by completing a course through an association or technical college.
How do I choose between a landscape architect and landscape designer?
The two disciplines carry a different level of expertise governed by different professional governing bodies. Which to choose will depend on the scale, scope and budget of the landscape you are developing. Also consider recommendations from others in the industry and his or her past clients. And of course, your personal comfort level is important to the decision making process too.