Spring is coming!

KD Landscaping offers mulch in a variety of colors and lengths. Why should you use mulch?? Mulch is not only ascetically pleasing, but can help you save time and money in maintenance. Mulch limits the soil's exposure to sun and can help reduce the amount of weeds in your mulch beds. Adding the right amount of mulch to your beds reduced the frequency of watering since mulch holds water and keeps moisture locked in the soil. Why should you call us to mulch your home? Here at KD Landscaping we pride ourselves on getting the job done in a timely manner. We will do what it takes to meet … [Read more...]

Some Plant Reminders

Watering is only needed when first installed or during extended periods without rain. Remember plants can go into stress mode after installation. Allow for 4 to 5 weeks for the plant to adjust.   Trees ~Water once a week for 2 to 3 minutes for the first 6 weeks. NO MORE. Plants ~ Water once a week for 30 to 45 seconds for the first 3 weeks. NO MORE. Perennials and Annual Flowers ~ Water daily, do not let water puddle, the plant may drown.   An over watered plant will usually die from the top down. A sign of over watering is withering leaves. … [Read more...]

Spring is Irrigation Start-up and mandatory backflow testing time!

Backflow Prevention and Device Testing Water  distribution systems are designed with the intention of the water flowing from  the distribution system to the consumer. If a system is unprotected, it is  possible for water to flow in the opposite direction. This is called backflow and it can compromise the public water supply. Irrigation  systems are required to have a properly working cross-connection control device/backflow device  installed. These devices restrict water flowing from the customer's irrigation  system into the public water supply. Without this device, contamination from  … [Read more...]

It’s time to Mulch!

Mulch in flower beds and at the base of trees does a wonder of good for plants.  It insulates, keeping the temperature more steady and protecting roots from cold snaps and hot spells. It keeps soil moisture from evaporating so you don't have to water as often. It shades out weed seeds so they don't get enough light to sprout. In a ring around a tree trunk, mulch keeps bark-chewing weed eaters and lawn mowers at a safe distance. We recommend organic mulch -- anything that once was a tree -- it breaks down to feed microorganisms that in turn nurture plants and make soil a better home for … [Read more...]

Maintenance Instructions

Maintenance Instructions Beware of Common Plant Killers: Improper application of mulch can kill plants. A 2-3" depth of mulch is ideal. Any deeper than this and most plants will suffocate. Also, more than 1/2" of mulch at the base of the trunk of any plant can eventually be detrimental. Wire used to stake trees can "girdle" or choke the plant, so be sure to check the tightness as the tree grows. After one year, the stakes and wire should be removed from new transplants. Typically, over-watering is the #1 cause for plant decline. Indiana's heavy clay soils can cause a "bathtub" effect, … [Read more...]

K.D. Landscaping proudly serves the following Indiana cities: Indianapolis, Lawrence, Eagle Creek, Zionsville, Brownsburg, Danville, Whitestown, Cicero, Sheridan, Westfield, Carmel, Fishers, Geist, McCordsville, Noblesville, Fortville.