At the end of the day, my goal is to make the homeowner excited about having a few less things to worry about, surprised that it cost less, and happy that it took less time to take care of then they had expected.
$68/hour during the workweek | Available for $85 per hour during odd hours and emergencies
Retired Seniors 10% off
For smaller jobs, a fair custom price will be given.
Serving Loveland, Fort Collins, Windsor and surrounding areas in Northern Colorado
Most of the work in the summer, as you may know, is watering and weeding.
Weeding is easily the least loved job in the garden, but one of the most important. Besides the aesthetic value it brings, it also keeps wanted plants growing healthily because they have less competition for water and root space.
A weed is defined as anything you don’t want in your yard. That means no one can tell you what a weed is in your garden, it’s up to you. For some this means “nothing is a weed, let it all grow out”, but for most of us it leaves room for discretion.
A basic rule of thumb is, if you don’t like it, get rid of it. If you do like it don’t let anyone tell you it’s a weed.
Watering is another un-fun job, and not as simple as people think. Water isn’t free here in Colorado, so it’s important to know how much to water without wasting water.
Grassroots, for example are shallow and watering for more than 15 to 20 minutes is wasteful. However, if you have a thirsty vegetable garden, 30 minutes may be necessary.
The easiest way to figure this out is the finger test. First, determine the root depth of the plants. Then select any amount of time you feel is appropriate. After watering, use your finger and stick it straight in the ground to see how far the soil is saturated. Based on the level, you can adjust accordingly without waiting until plants die to see if you are doing it right.
If you need something done that is not mentioned, please feel free to call us to see if we can help!