Some helpful FAQs about your landscape
Sometimes a little help is all we need. Please feel free to browse the questions and answers below to help you better understand your yard, your irrigation, your plants, your service and our company!
My water bill was double this month, what does that mean?
It may mean you have a leak somewhere, or that you need help managing your water system. You use the majority of your water on your landscaping, that's why it is so important to have functioning equipment and a trained irrigation specialist check out your system from time to time or when you suspect a leak. Please feel free to give us a call if you suspect a leak. A consultation appointment for line replacement and other upgrades is free.
What's included in my "Maintenance"?
Proper landscape maintenance sustains the quality and health of a landscaped area and preserves the intended design concept. Landscaping is intended to provide an overall aesthetically pleasing appearance for the community. When agreeing to service from Aloha Irrigation and Landscape you can expect:
Tree maintenance: Trimming of canopy to 8 feet and pruning for best health of tree and underlying yard. Necessary tree trimming over 8 feet, encroachment on neighboring yards and damage removal is additional and will be brought to homeowners attention.
Trimming: Shrub, vine and ground cover trimming will be managed by maintenance crew, dictated by weather conditions, seasonal health of plants, and overall best aesthetics for homeowner’s yard.
Lawn care (if applicable): Lawns will be mowed and edged at each visit. Fertilization will be applied seasonally as necessary. Sprinkler repairs are an extra charge.
Granite grooming: Entire yard including patios and sidewalks will be blown and raked as needed to maintain cleanliness of granite ground cover and walkways. Debris from trimming and pruning will be removed from property at no extra charge. Need for excessive grooming or debris removal may incur an additional charge.
Billing: Invoices are generated prior to your visit and emailed. The payment is due at time of service.
Why do some of my plants look better than others?
In any given yard, you can have a variety of microclimates, soil conditions, pests and plant stock. Most of these things are out of your control. For the most part your best bet is to even the growing field by healthy trimming, having a balanced water system and finding the beauty in having a yard that isn't perfectly uniform. Consistency is key, in water, pruning and maintenance.
Why should I buy my plants from Aloha vs Big Box Stores
It happens all the time. You are at a home improvement store or see an ad for the latest in "huge" or "super" sized plants at a local retail nursery. You run down and take advantage of the sale items, and admittedly some of them are nice sized. Then you get them home and realize you don't have the necessary parts to get them in the ground with water to them. Back to the home improvement store, invest a little more money, go home and spend the day working in the yard and you are looking at a nice new plant. Two weeks later it is wilting in its spot. Box stores will take it back, sometimes, if you dig it up and bring it back. Either way, you have to start the process again and why didn't it grow and thrive? Because it came from California or Florida or any number of States that do not share our specific climate and soil conditions. Then you may have tapped into the wrong water line or failed to reset your timer appropriately to compensate for the tender new plants that have never experience our intense heat and salty soils.
Either way, when we sell you a plant you can be sure it is Arizona grown and adapted. We help you choose the plant that is appropriate for the space, environment and conditions you are subjecting it to. We shop only Arizona homegrown nurseries and Cactus farms to give you the best handpicked stock available. Then we put water to it and set your timer according to the needs of the new plants.