Our Services

Landscape Design & Installation

We will provide you the landscape you dream of, everything from removal of existing shrubs, design and installation of your new landscape. We also install paver patios and retaining walls.

Residential:
Corressell's residential customers also benefit from our full-service approach. Residential landscapes come alive with our attention to detail, enhancing the beauty and value of your home.

Commercial:
Corressell Landscape works with a wide variety of commercial clients to serve their landscaping needs. Full installs to basic maintenance, we keep your commercial property in tip-top shape.

Landscape Maintenance

Once you have your beautiful landscape, let us take the necessary steps to keep it that way. We will prune shrubs, remove weeds, and replenish mulch to ensure your outdoor area has a long functional life. Even a low maintenance design will need 1-2 trimmings per growing season.

Landscape Lighting

Landscape lighting can make the exterior of your home look beautiful after dark. We can install high efficiency L.E.D. fixtures that not only save electricity but eliminate the need to replace bulbs. Our creative techniques will illuminate, cast interesting shadows, and show dramatic textures that simply can’t be appreciated in daylight.

Hardscapes

Hardscapes can be highly functional and beautiful as well.  Retaining walls, fire pits, paver patios, and walkways are great ways to create gathering areas outdoors. We can also create pondless waterfalls, bubbling rocks and other features to introduce the profound qualities of running water into your landscape.

Helpful Tips & Information

Lawn Watering Instructions

Tree and ornamental care

Hardwood mulch vs. Rock

Lawn Watering Instructions

New seedlings

The key to successful seed establishment is watering. A newly seeded area needs to be watered daily, sometimes twice a day during hot or windy weather. As seeds germinate it is essential that the new seedlings at the soil surface do not dry out. A layer of straw will help retain moisture and help protect the seedlings from drying between waterings. Continue to water daily if conditions are dry or windy. When seedlings reach 2 inches in height gradually reduce the frequency of watering. When the plants reach the proper mowing height (over 3 inches), allow the area to dry sufficiently that mowing equipment won’t cause rutting or damage and mow the grass. After the new turf is mowed 2 or 3 times, deep, infrequent watering is best.

Sod

New sod also needs at least one watering per day after installation. After more than a week, peel back a corner of sod to check rooting. There will be new roots growing into the soil beneath. When it becomes difficult to peel back the sod because of the root growth, begin reducing the frequency of watering until conditions are firm enough to mow without damage. After 2 or 3 mowings, deep, infrequent watering is best.

Established lawns

In general lawns need one inch of water per week. Typically it is best to water lawns “deeply and infrequently,” meaning to saturate the soil and let it dry out for a period of time before saturating again. This will promote deep roots that will serve the plants well during times of stress. Watering every day will lead to shallow roots. Split the amount of water being applied into no more than 3 days per week. In very dry times, a 4th day may be necessary.

The best time to water is when it is dark outside.  Most diseases are promoted by leaf wetness.  By watering during the dark hours the window of leaf wetness is limited to the time that dew would normally be present on the leaves anyway. 

Tree and ornamental care

Tree and ornamental care

The first year or two are the most critical for newly installed plants. This is when the roots are establishing themselves into the surrounding soil. Proper watering during this time is very important. Most trees and shrubs will need 1 to 3 thourough waterings per week after installation depending on the weather. In the second season after installation, watch closely during dry periods and consider watering the landscape plants when there is no rain for 10 days or more. Landscape plants do not need as much water as lawn grasses once established.

Shrubs will typically need to be trimmed once or twice during the growing season depending on the species. Ornamental grasses should be pruned nearly to the ground during winter dormancy, as well as other plants such as dwarf butterfly bush and small perennials such as hostas and daylillies.

Tall trees may need to be staked when planted to protect from prevailing winds. It is recommended that the stakes be removed one year after planting in most cases. Some trees such as young maples should be trunk-wrapped with a tree wrap during the harsh winter months to protect the immature bark from sunscald and bark cracking.

Hardwood mulch vs. Rock

Hardwood mulch vs. Rock  

Both hardwood mulch and rock are considered “mulching materials,” which cover the ground around our plants and offer many benefits such as moisture retention, temperature buffering, and weed reduction. 

Choosing between the two is often a matter of desired aesthetics, but initial cost vs. ongoing maintenance costs can be factors as well. 

Hardwood mulch is often considered the most natural looking material but usually must be reapplied yearly, accounting for ongoing maintenance costs. Except on steep slopes, mulch can be retained within the bed by creating a “natural trough” edging that allows the mulch to lay right up to lawn grass without adding a rigid border. Also, weed barrier materials are typically not installed beneath hardwood mulch because the wood will break down over time and create a “soil” on top of the material that weeds will just as easily grow in.

Hardwood mulches offer many options from regular untreated to various dyed versions that retain their color longer without “graying” as quickly.

Rock is a popular choice for those that want to keep maintenance costs down in the future by eliminating the need to reapply.  Rock will need to be retained by a form of edging to keep the material from traveling into adjacent lawn areas or being caught in mowing and trimming equipment. It will also be necessary to install a weed barrier material beneath the rock which will keep weeds to a minimum but also protect the rocks from being embedded in the underlying soil by foot traffic or freeze/thaw cycles.

There are a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors to choose from when using rock in landscape beds.