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19 May 2017

Why hire a landscaper?

Are we there yet?

We have all patiently waited for the lull of grey skies and dreary cold days to pass & the prediction of the grand ground hog have already faded. Time has shifted back into a solstice where our memories are vivid; the grass was green, the days are long, and things to do are not lacking.

In this area of the country, the average temp for May 19th is 72 deg. Today, 2017, we enjoyed a brisk high of 56 deg as we watched snow flurries waste the day away just this week. It is time to put away the thick over coats and deal with new decisions. Such as, it is too nice to stay around the house today it is time to go have some fun. Decisions like, cut the grass or go to the lake, park, concert, etc. Which brings us to the real question at hand; why hire a landscaper? Other than the obvious reasons like you work hard, and now is the time of year to play hard there are several key benefits to consider.

Consider the opportunity costs: depending on the size of your yard and the degree of maintenance you need most western markets have an average price of $60 for lawn care. In the Utah market, you end up with on average 30 cuts a year.  You could spend anywhere on retail average from $400 to $1200 for a push or riding lawn mower. Then, of course add-in the maintenance cost & let us not forget you will need an edge trimmer too. Or, you could be like many and go buy a mower for $100 bucks used, then complain about how much time & money you have to sink into it every single week when it is time to mow the grass.

Let us review the constants; spring & summer goes by too fast, the grass is going to grow, your neighbor is going to complain when it gets tall and so will your HOA and then there will things you rather do. ACG Sprinklers can provide a great experience and a fair price to cut your lawn. Your time, like mine is treasured, go enjoy what it is you like to do and hire a landscaper.

 

23 Apr 2017

Beautiful Garden on a Time Crunch

So you want a beautiful garden but have minimum time to take care of it?

Do not worry, as this is a fairly common problem in today’s times. By following certain basic measures recommended by the experts, it is possible for you to have that landscape. One of the tricks to have a great garden is to make use of fake plants. Though they are not the original ones, they also look as fresh as the originals and also remain sturdy. You can even consider mixing and matching the original with the fake. This video shows many such low maintenance gardens.

11 Apr 2017

Residential and Commercial Lawn Maintenance Service

Keep Your Home or Business’ Lawn Beautiful Without the Hassle

We provide residential and commercial lawn care maintenance. We also provide care services ranging from lawn mowing to fertilization to cleaning up your yard. . If you are interested in scheduling regular landscaping and lawn care services, contact our experts at ACG Sprinklers. Keeping your lawn green, vibrant, healthy, and free of weeds is a job for experts. Our team provides regular services designed to ensure that your lawn stays looking its best all year-round.

Our residential and commercial landscaping services include the following:

We Treat Your Landscaping As If It Were Our Own

Our team of lawn care experts at ACG Sprinklers is prepared to help you keep your home or business looking beautiful all year long. We abide by our “C.A.R.E.” core values: Customers first, Attitude, Respect, and Enjoy life in the process. Our customers trust us to put their interests first and to provide top-of-the-line service designed to keep their landscaping green, healthy, and pest and weed free through-out all the seasons.

How are we different than the other companies out there:

We provide several different programs within our lawn and bed maintenance service:

  • Organic lawn care (available in most markets)
  • Hybrid lawn care (available in most markets)
  • Traditional lawn care

Organic Lawn Care

Our organic lawn care program utilizes 100% safe, environmentally friendly products. Regular fertilizers can have toxic traces that may accelerate the loss of biological diversity. Our organic fertilizers sustain healthy soil as they are made from natural materials, including plant, animal, and mineral sources.

More facts about our organic fertilizers include:

  • Safe for people and animals
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Rich in soil nutrition
  • Promotes soil micro-organisms
  • Lawns require less mowing
  • Promotes disease and pest resistance, building natural defense systems / soil structure
  • Minimizes soil erosion
  • Better drainage

Hybrid Lawn Care

The ACG Sprinklers hybrid lawn care program combines the best of both worlds: the weed control of traditional lawn care methods and the safety and eco-friendly power of organic fertilizer.

Learn more about our hybrid lawn care program:

  • Still a safe option for protecting pets, people, and the environment
  • Conducive to long-term nutrition
  • Eliminates drought stress
  • Builds the soil’s natural defense
  • Keeps micro-organisms in the soil, though they are somewhat reduced due to the chemicals
  • Promotes less frequent mowing
  • Keeps weeds at bay using traditional chemicals

Traditional Lawn Care

Our traditional lawn care program prioritizes faster results rather than the slow-building organic treatments which take effect over longer periods of time.

Facts about our traditional lawn care program include:

  • Faster results
  • More cost effective
  • Not as safe for people and pets, less environmentally friendly
  • Requires moderation, as build-up can damage soil
  • Lower levels of soil micro-organisms

Contact our landscaping and lawn care service pros for a free consultation.

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11 Mar 2017

Spring Cleaning

It’s that time of year again. Warm spring breezes are calling us outdoors. Our yards are coming alive, with the first blossoms appearing and green returning to the trees. Spring-cleaning is traditionally a time of clearing away winter cobwebs as we look forward to bright, warm, sunny days—and our gardens and yards need it just as much attention as home’s interior spaces. 

spring-cleaning and your garden

Spring is a time to get back in the dirt after a hiatus during the dreary cold of winter.  When it comes to landscaping, spring affords the perfect time to rededicate your commitment to your lawn. If you are just getting started with your own landscaping adventure, here are a few things to consider as you prepare your yard for spring:

  • Temperature: The varieties of plants you may wish to consider will depend largely on your local climate. Plants generally can only tolerate certain ranges of temperature throughout the year. You can use the National Gardening Association’s hardiness zone finder to enter your ZIP code and find out what varieties of plants will likely thrive based on your climate zone. You can also consult with a certified specialist or your local nursery for planting ideas.
  • Moisture: Another key element is the amount of moisture in your soil. The frequency with which you’ll need to water your plants is determined by how well your soil drains and how much moisture is usually present. Environmental factors like wind and weather may affect your moisture levels so it’s important to understand how your local weather conditions affect soil moisture. Furthermore, it may be necessary to design or redesign landscaping according to water drainage and run-off needs. Oftentimes, someone may select a plant that matches their moisture and temperature zone but fail to allow for proper drainage of excess water. Such excess could drown root systems, which would prevent the plant from thriving.
  • Soil assessment: The quality and composition of your soil is another important consideration. Should you discover that your soil is less than optimal, you can use compost to fertilize and revitalize your growing area. Once healthy soil has been established, proper pH balancing is necessary to ensure successful growth. To learn more about selecting the right fertilizer for your lawn.
  • Animals and insects: Any ecosystem will harbor species necessary to keep the entire cycle healthy and vibrant, so it’s important to be aware of which creatures and critters are native to your area. You might inadvertently plant something that a local animal would find absolutely delectable. To avoid this, try to select plants that will not be targeted by local pests. On the other hand, you may wish to incorporate plants that attract helpful insects known to keep harmful insect populations at bay. Keep in mind, too, that pests in your garden can become pests in your home—so keeping the unwanted critters at bay is in your best interests!

In addition to gardening and landscaping, check your outdoor entertainment areas such as patios and decks for any repair work that needs to be done as part of your spring-cleaning. This can go a long way toward ensuring that your outdoor fun won’t be interrupted by unnecessary accidents or injury. Make a spring-cleaning checklist to help you prioritize tasks into a manageable workflow.

lawn care and fertilization

Springtime affords another opportunity to fertilize your lawn. Making wise decisions about when to fertilize and which fertilizer to use can help keep your lawn and landscaping features green throughout the growing season. To ensure you’re targeting the right applications at the right time, work with trained specialists—like the knowledgeable experts at TruGreen.

With the weather getting warmer and the skies getting bluer, make the most of this lovely season and get busy with your spring-cleaning. Check with ACG Sprinklers for more information.  With the right lawn services applied at the right time, you can maximize your efforts in maintaining a green, healthy lawn and landscape you’ll love all spring and summer long.

22 Feb 2017

Spring Clean-Up Service

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Professional Services

Cleaning up your property for spring is a big job. Our team can handle it for you. We are landscaping and lawn care service experts with programs catered to both residential and commercial properties. We understand that your time is valuable and limited. Let us take care of your spring cleaning so that you can enjoy a beautiful, season-ready property without the hassle.

What does spring cleaning involve?

Our spring clean-up service involves numerous aspects such as:

  • Clearing away leaves, branches, and clutter
  • Hauling away and composting debris
  • Mowing the grass
  • Re-edging and cleaning garden and flower beds
  • Redefining the borders of the lawn
  • Re-seed damaged areas of the lawn
  • Pruning and trimming trees and shrubs
  • Fertilizing

These aren’t all of our services — just a few. In fact, whatever it takes to get your lawn looking its best, our team of lawn care and landscaping experts can take care of it! Speak with our spring clean-up crew about scheduling an appointment to get your property looking its seasonal best.

Our team is experienced, timely, and professional. We’ll show up to your home in an ACG Sprinkler T-shirt and always with a smile. You may not have the extra time to spend cleaning and organizing your property after the cold months, but we can take care of it for you.

Don’t waste time — call ACG Sprinklers today at (435) 232-8851!

Why wait to enjoy the full beauty of spring on your property? Set up an appointment now! The ACG Sprinklers are your best choice for seasonal landscaping and lawn care servicing. When you call us to schedule a time for us to meet with you, you’ll find that we are friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable.

 

17 Dec 2016

Beautifying Winter – Landscaping Tips

How to love your yard all year long:

Gardeners in snowy regions have plenty of reasons to get cold feet about winter: Plants are at rest and their bright colors dissipate, leaving a palette of white and gray. And with nothing to plant, they might think there are few winter landscaping tips — or to dos for beautifying your . In fact, careful planning in spring, summer, and fall — plus a few easy accents during winter — can lead to a beautiful landscape that shines against the stark relief of the restful season. “If you want to be sure you have some winter interest in your garden, you are really looking at just a few things,” says Barbara Pierson, nursery manager at White Flower Farm.

Here are Pierson’s six winter landscaping tips to make you love your yard in every season.

  • 1. Focus on bark. Sure, deciduous trees lose their leaves in wintertime, leaving their branches and trunks in focus. But that can be a good thing, Pierson says, “if you have any interesting ornamental trees that have really visually distinctive bark, which will end up adding winter interest.” Many of those trees and some shrubs are smaller, meaning they’re easier to find spots for in the winter landscape. A few of Pierson’s favorites include dogwoods and birch trees, great for both texture and color.
  • 2. Include berries. Many trees and shrubs have berries they hold onto during fall and winter, and those can provide food for birds overwintering in your area. “Crabapples hold their little fruit,” Pierson says, and they make a great addition to the winter landscape. “A holly with berries is really beautiful,” she says.

  • 3. Remember evergreens. Evergreens are great in the winter landscape for many reasons. First, there’s color: Evergreens are not just green; they’re available in yellow, such as Gold Thread false cypress, and blues, including dwarf blue spruce, and all colors in between. And evergreens just make good design sense, Pierson says. “They are really important for a winter landscape, but they make good focal points all year-round,” she says. “I always like to have at least one or two evergreens and work a border around those. When you are planting a new bed, you always want to have at least one evergreen.”
  • 4. Rely on your hardscape. Winter is a good time to critically assess your landscape, figuring out where it’s missing focal points. The solution to enhancing your winter landscaping might not be a plant at all. “Winter is the best time to consider hardscape,” Pierson says. “A trellis, a bench, an arbor, even a garden sculpture are really essential.” Let us at ACG Sprinklers help.
  • 5. Adorn your summertime containers. Window boxes, hanging baskets, winter-hardy containers: All are indispensable for winter landscaping. Miniature dwarf Alberta spruce and broadleaf evergreens, such as Japanese Andromeda, holly and rhododendron, are perfect for wintertime, but they all have to be watered during dry periods. You don’t have to spend money on plants, Pierson says. “Fill containers with evergreen boughs of different textures and colors and interesting twigs,” she says, “anything with color in it.”
  • 6. Stick with four-season perennials. Some perennials have evergreen foliage — ornamental grasses, hellebores, even dianthus with its beautiful low-creeping foliage — making them great for winter landscaping, Pierson says. “Make sure to read the plant label and find out if the plant has foliage in the winter, so you can see it year-round,” she says.

Winter is also a great time to stock up on the nonplant elements you’ll need for the next year’s garden, Pierson says. “It’s a good time to bargain-shop for anything for the garden,” she says. Take a tape measure, research plants, figure out seeds you’ll need, and write down what worked and what didn’t in the current year.

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16 Nov 2016

Utah Snow and Ice Removal

Tonight starts the beginning of many snowfalls to come here in Utah. Did you know that ACG Sprinklers does snow plowing, de-icing and snow removal during the winter months?

During Utah’s bitter winters, ACG Sprinklers keeps busy by snow plowing roads, clearing pathways and walkways and using deicing to prevent the risk of business customers from falling. During snowy weather, the crew will work from midnight through the morning to clear snow and allow everybody to get to work and school on time.

Services include:

  • Clearing parking lots
    ACG Sprinklers uses snowplows to clear the parking lots.
  • Clearing roads and cult-sacs 
    We use snowplows to clear the roads and cult-sacs. We even have apartment complexes and other like properties.
  • Clearing walkways.
    ACG crew can use a shovel, snowblowers, 4-wheelers or mechanical brooms to clear your property’s walkways.
  • Using deicing products.
    ACG trucks have a salt spreader as well as the ability to sprinkle salt on the roads, parking lots, driveways and walkways to keep them from icing up.

How snow management is billed:

  • By the season – ACG can formulate a quote based on the average snowfall over the last few years. The advantage here is that you know how much you will pay at the beginning of the season, even if there are unexpectedly large storms.
  • By the inch – In this scenario, your landscaper would give you a sheet with rates for differing amounts of snowfall. You’d pay one price for 1 to 3 inches of snow, a higher rate for 3 to 6 inches of snow, and a more for 6 to 9 inches of snow. This is a fair way of billing because you pay for exactly the service you receive.

Read more about ACG snow and ice removal and the services we offer: 

Snow & Ice Removal

06 Nov 2016

10 tips on winterizing your outdoor space:

Fall days may be full of changing leaves and crisp weather, but it is also a time to prep your lawn for winter. During the summer months, lawns and gardens experience a resting period as a way to protect themselves from the heat and rays of summer. As most things go dormant in winter, fall is really the best time to restore any damages summer may have caused your lawn or garden.

Man Trying To Clean Up The Lawn

Below are 10 tips on winterizing your outdoor space:

1) Plan ahead and start early. Now that the summer days are over and we are in fall, the countdown begins to revitalize your lawn. The earlier you begin the winterization process, the more nutrients your lawn will absorb, making spring endeavors more manageable. Those who wait until late fall may experience great difficulty (nutrients may wash away) as your lawn begins to turn dormant in anticipation for the upcoming winter season.

2) Prep all water systems. The shock of winter’s freezing temps can have a serious effect on many things, including your pipes. You may have heard of horror stories involving bursting pipes that cost a small fortune to repair, so take the necessary steps to not become a victim. Shut off all outdoor water systems completely and allow enough time for drainage. Call ACG Sprinklers now – It isn’t too late to put you on the list. It is $50 per sprinkling system.

3) Skip pruning. Giving your lawn and garden attention during autumn is a great practice that can quickly turn unhealthy if done excessively. Contrary to popular belief, common gardening practices like pruning can be harmful to your outdoor space in the autumn months. You should refrain from cultivating new growth that will only get destroyed during winter, causing additional labor in the spring.

4) Aerate your lawn. For those looking for healthier lawns and better results, try aerating your space. Aerating opens up the soil in your lawn and garden and allows for water and air to have more direct access to roots. It also permits the flow of nutrients to penetrate the soil for long-lasting results. You should consider aerating your lawn if it received high traffic during the summer (causes compression).

5) Find a good winterizer. No lawn or garden will likely survive winter without a good winterizer. Most winterizers contain the same ingredients as lawn food that is necessary for maintaining a healthy outdoor area. There is however a noticeable difference in the ingredients ratio that should be considered prior to purchase. Winterizers should use less nitrogen and more potassium and phosphorous that will strengthen roots during the winter months.

6) Rake leaves and remove debris. Did you know that leaves, when left on a lawn or garden during winter, can cause dry and dead spots? Stay on top of falling leaves and make it a habit to clean them up on a regular basis. In addition, remove any branches and dead plants from your lawn to help ensure even growth in the spring. ACG can also help in your fall cleanup.

7) Watch out for weeds. Weeds have a known reputation for birthing seeds in the fall. This can lead to additional work and unhealthy gardens and lawns. Get in the habit of pulling weeds before it gets too cold to take preventative action.

8) Check pH levels. No one wants to do work in vain so make sure you check your lawn’s pH levels before applying any chemicals or treatments. A pH diagnostic will help determine your lawn’s acidity level and reveal any areas that may require special attention. You can purchase a small kit to perform the test on your own or hire a professional to do the work.

9) Cover flower beds. As you begin to prep your lawn for winter, you may discover that some garden items need to be planted in the fall. Cover your garden with burlap to provide extra protection during those chilly winter months.

10) Bring small plants indoors. Tender bulbs, small plants and some garden herbs may not have the strength to outlast the winter season. To keep them alive and fresh, plant them in small pots and continue growing them indoors.

05 Oct 2016

Sprinkler Winterizing / Sprinkler Blowouts in Utah

Sprinkler winterizing (or also known as Sprinkler Blowouts) is a must for systems in regions where cold winter weather is likely. Water expands when it freezes, and any water trapped in a sprinkler system will put stress on the plumbing, causing cracking and breakage. If your pipes break, you will have a much more costly problem on your hands.
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Is Sprinkler Winterizing Necessary?

Recently we received an inquiry asking if it really is necessary to winterize sprinklers, or as the question was worded, “Do I need to worry about winterizing my sprinkler system?” Great question.

The short answer

Most people want to protect their sprinkler system. They know there is a significant investment and they want to protect it. By blowing out the sprinkler system with compressed air, they gain a sense of confidence that they have protected the investment. They want to ensure that the sprinklers will work properly for years to come.

The full answer

The main thought here seems to be—if it’s underground how can it freeze? The simple answer goes something like this. During periods of freezing weather, the frost level sinks deeper and deeper into the soil. How deep the frost goes depends on how cold it is and for how long. After temperatures rise above freezing, the soil gradually thaws out.

Now let’s look at the variables

  • You really don’t know what’s under the ground and you don’t know how deep it is!
  • Sometimes it gets really cold and it lasts a long time. When this happens the frost line goes deeper.
  • Micro climates matter.
    • If there is a very windy spot the cold goes deeper in that area.
    • Maybe there is a concrete retaining wall with sprinkler pipes just on the other side. The cold comes from the top and from the side, so it penetrates a lot more.
  • Even soil conditions, mulch or the lack thereof, vegetation, and other things influence how deep the frost penetrates.

What may break in a freeze and what happens then?

  • Pipes can crack if they freeze when filled with water.
  • Similarly the pipe fittings can crack.
  • Valves and anti-siphon devices can also be affected. These are the most expensive parts.

For some parts, especially those made of metal, the affects of alternately freezing and thawing are cumulative. You may get by for years and then something breaks. I’ve seen this particularly with galvanized pipe. It seems to hold strong for years—and then it splits.

Many people choose to do this project on their own, but if you do not have a great degree of slope to your land you will need to buy or rent an air compressor to blow out all the water. In the long run you’ll get your money’s worth, though it may be easier to schedule a pro to get this job done right.

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05 Sep 2016

Top 10 Most Search Genus – Hydrangeas

Did you know that Hydrangea is the #1 genus searched online? The popularity of hydrangeas continues to skyrocket as hardier, showier varieties are developed every year. Their versatility in sun to shade and bold blooms make them must-have shrubs for every garden. To make your buying decision easier, let’s narrow down the diverse selection to hydrangeas.

1.  ‘Limelight’ H. paniculata

Multiple award winning panicle hydrangea with creamy white flowers that age to green, then pink. Blooms without fail every year.

Zones:  3-8
Height: 6-8’

2.  Little Lime® H. paniculata

A dwarf form of ‘Limelight’ with soft green flowers that turn deep pink in fall.

Zones: 3-8
Height: 3-5’

3.  Incrediball® H. arborescens

Improvement over ‘Annabelle’ with massive white flower heads and stronger stems that hold up even after a heavy rain.

Zones: 3-9
Height: 4-5’

4.  Quick Fire® H. paniculata

The earliest bloomer, flowering in early summer with white flowers that quickly take on rose tones.

Zones: 3-8
Height: 6-8’

5.  Bobo® H. paniculata 

Incredibly floriferous, showy hydrangea with large, white flowers on strong, shorter stems.

Zones: 3-8
Height: 2 ½-3’

6.  Pinky Winky® H. paniculata 

A customer favorite; exceptionally large, two-toned white and pink flower panicles top this tall hydrangea.

Zones: 3-8
Height: 6-8’

7.  Invincibelle® Spirit H. arborescens

The very first pink ‘Annabelle’-type hydrangea, being replaced this year by the improved Invincibelle Spirit II, which boasts much stronger stems and improved flowering performance; rebloomer.

Zones: 3-9
Height:3-4’

8.  Little Quick Fire® H. paniculata

A dwarf form of Quick Fire® with white flowers that turn deep pink in summer and remain attractive into fall.

Zones: 3-8
Height: 3-5’

9.  Tuff Stuff H. serrata

An excellent choice for northern growers; improved bud and stem hardiness results in reliable bloom and rebloom every year with pink lacecap flowers.

Zones: 5-9
Height: 2-3’

10. LET’S DANCE® Rhythmic Blue H. macrophylla

Intensely color saturated blooms shift easily from blue to pink; rebloomer with sturdy stems and good wilt-resistance.

Zones: 5-9
Height: 2-3’