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There are a lot of different types of drains to choose from depending on your particular drainage issues. French drains, transport drains, regrading, or riverbeds for redirecting water are just a few. Sometimes, regrading is necessary along with a transport drain that also has French drain capabilities. In some cases, all three are needed, as well as creating a faux river bed to help channel the water to the drains for collection. Luckily, we can help you with all of your drainage and landscaping needs! Give us a call today to get started.

Before you replace your turf just to have it die again, don’t you want to know why it didn’t work the first time? As your local landscaping experts, we can figure out why and help you make sure your next grass installation works.

Knowing what type of grass you have and the requirements necessary to keep that grass healthy is the first, most important step. Knowing the weaknesses and strengths of the particular type of grass you have on your property is also important. Whether your grass died because of insect infestation, fungus, short-term or long-term drought damage, the wrong soil type, or inadequate light, we can determine why it didn’t do well and make changes to ensure this grass replacement is your last!

Some foliage just thrives better in different environments due to the seasonal conditions of a particular area. With our landscaping experience, we understand what foliage will work best and can help you make the right decisions when planting at your property.

Soil type and consistency are important, but the two most important factors when planting are the light and water requirements of a particular type of foliage. Preventative maintenance and feeding can play an important role as well to ensure the best results long-term. An important final factor when choosing the best plant, bush, or tree for your property is considering the maximum growth or height and diameter of the chosen foliage.

Two major factors play an important role in ensuring the longevity of your hardscape work.

The strength and type of foundation used for your stonework, concrete, or hardscape is only as good as the foundation it is built upon. Believe it or not, the smallest of factors, such as the type of dirt that your foundation is built upon, make a big difference. Whether it’s a small stone edge for your flower bed, a concrete driveway or patio, or a 10-foot tall rock retaining wall in your backyard, we know how to prepare and install foundations for any hardscape application that work and last long-term.

What causes hardscapes of any type to crack or fail is the movement or shifting of that hardscape, which we call the “wave.” Although a strong foundation is the number one most important factor that should be taken into consideration when building a new hardscape, maintaining that strong foundation by reducing the “waves” underneath it should be just as important. The reason why there is movement on a structure or hardscape is from the shrinking and expanding of the soil underneath the foundation.

Shrinking occurs when there is a lack of water in the soil, and expanding occurs when there is an abundance of water in the soil. This shrinking and expansion cause the “wave” mentioned above. Making sure the moisture in your soil underneath the foundation of your hardscape is as consistent as possible throughout the year is the key to reducing movement and shifting both short-term and long-term. We can help to reduce the “wave” and create the strongest possible foundation for your hardscape. In addition to landscaping, we’re also ready to tackle all your hardscaping needs.

With more than 30 years of experience in landscaping, we can help you find a starting point and work with you to complete everything successfully. When you schedule a consultation with us, we visit you at your property and come up with a plan that best suits your landscape situation and budget.

After our meeting together, you will be more knowledgeable about the intricate aspects of your project and the options that are available to you than the other companies that could come out to give you estimates. That’s what makes S&T Landscape Services different from other companies. Others will just give you estimates, but we help educate you. S&T Landscape Services gives you 30 years of schooling and experience to make sure you’re making all the right decisions before you move forward. We know what, why, and where and can actually help you, not just sell to you. Once you’re educated about your needs and the different options you have available for your project, then you can tell us what you’d like the estimate for.

Whether it’s a flagstone patio, a pathway, a small rock flower bed edge, or a 10-foot tall retaining wall, we know when to recommend loose set stone versus concreting into place.

Loose set or dry stacked stone does not have a concrete foundation or concrete between the joints. This allows the stonework to safely flex instead of crack when there is soil movement underneath it. This technique also allows for moisture to penetrate into the soil when it rains, unlike having the entire surface area concreted together. There are multiple reasons why these two completely different applications have their benefits and downsides depending upon the particular project and the environment in which they are installed. We understand the pluses and minuses of each, and we know when you may want to use one or the other. If you need help with a hardscaping or landscaping project, just give us a call!

It sounds impossible, but trust us, it isn’t! When we install specialized water conservation nozzles combined with our unique approach to making sure you have uniformity in your sprinkler head layout, we can accomplish this landscaping goal!

A traditional spray head nozzle with a 15-foot spread puts out around 3.8 gallons of water per minute. Even if you’re only wasting a 10th of that water, multiply that times 10 to 15 heads per zone by 36 run weeks out of a 52-week year. How much water do you think you’re wasting? Furthermore, how much money do you think you’re wasting?

Do you have a dry spot or an area that doesn’t get enough water when you run your zone? Are you running the entire zone for more minutes only to get one small area within the zone to turn green? It’s not just as simple as adding one head. We know why, and we know how to help!

S&T Landscape Services offers true, long-lasting solutions, not just band-aids. We have provided over 1,000,000 registered service visits in Tarrant County alone, and we meet or exceed expectations every time. We have had an A+ with the Better Business Bureau since 1997, and we are highly rated on Google and Facebook. S&T Landscape Services offers every single outdoor landscaping construction service imaginable, and we are a one-stop shop for your entire project. While most companies specialize in one or two services, S&T Landscape Services specializes in all of them, and we don’t use subcontractors in order to do so! We take pride in our work on every project as if it was our own property! When you call our main number and press option one, you get transferred straight to the owner or a supervisor in the field.

We could go on and on about why we’re better than the competitors, but the third handshake is what has made us successful over the past 25 years in business.

We offer three handshakes when accomplishing your project while other companies only offer two. The first handshake and smile come when we get your down payment, and the second handshake and smile come whenever your job is completed. Sounds easy enough, but the third handshake seems to be the hardest one for our competitors to do. The third handshake and smile that we offer is the handshake and smile that we give you when we return to your finished project if there is a question or problem after the job is completed. We want you to be happy and for your project to be successful long term. That requires the S&T Landscape Services’ third handshake where other companies fall short!

We get asked this question a lot!

The optimal times of the year to plant, depending upon the ever-changing Texas seasonal conditions, are in early March or late September. However, we can make it work any time of the year.

We have the knowledge and experience to make it successful ANYTIME because that’s our job! At certain times of the year, particular plants might not be available. At other times of the year, you may have to water more in order to establish or maintain the new planting. Obviously, when it’s 115 degrees during a harsh summer or freezing below 22 degrees during a harsh winter, that may be the most difficult time to be successful.

Leave it up to us to know when, what, why, and where to plant, and you’ll be successful. Don’t leave your landscaping up to a particular season. That is the best advice!

The main value of scheduling a consultation with S&T Landscape Services is that we educate you about the intricate aspects of your project. This way, you are more knowledgeable about your job than if you chose other companies that give you free estimates. This helps you to make all the right decisions moving forward, which can save you time and money and make you happier with the short-term and long-term results.

We don’t charge $80 for an estimate; we charge $80 for the information and education we share with you.

If you know exactly what you want and where you want it, some companies offer a free estimate. However, in our 25 years of landscaping experience, even when a customer says they know what they want and where they want it, they are often incorrect.

When a traditional company comes out to estimate your project, they normally fall directly in line with your requests. If they install what you want, where you want it, and the way you envisioned it being installed, they are not responsible for the outcome or long-term results of that project. If they differ too much from what you want and where you want it, it’s very difficult for them to sell you something. The easiest thing to sell to a customer is exactly what they want. Even if the customer is correct about what they want, they may not have all the available options to choose from. In that case, we offer multiple options to the customer to expand their project’s possibilities.

When doing work for our customers, their happiness and their project’s long-term success are our number one priority!

When you schedule a consultation with S&T Landscape Services, we give you almost 30 years of honest answers and solutions to make sure you are making all the right decisions before moving forward with your estimate. Sometimes, that costs us because we end up reducing the job or maximizing the project beyond your budget. Either one of these scenarios can cost us money or lose us the entire project altogether.

We tell you the truth, which makes for a more successful project and a happier customer every time!