FAQ | Frequently Asked Questions

Renovating your landscape should be an exciting time for you and your family, but with all the unknown elements that come with it, it can also be a little daunting.

When it comes to your home, you want to be sure you have all the answers before diving into a new project and it needs to be with a team you can trust to answer all your questions. If you add a new built-in grill to your home, how long will it last? What are some precautions you can take to winterize your sprinkler system? Will you have control over your property’s new design? Are your landscape construction specialists licensed, insured and ready to take on the job?

For more information about landscape construction from the experts at Outdoor Essentials, please contact us here or call us directly at 616.560.0904.

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Our company is fully licensed and insured so our clients can trust our technicians with all of their landscape construction needs.

Our company knows how important it is to love the landscape design you choose. That’s why we believe it’s crucial to include each of our clients during the entire process and work with them to ensure each addition exceeds their expectations.

All preparations and precautions are taken care of by our landscape construction specialists to ensure everything runs smoothly and fits within your timeframe.

Hardscape construction is all of the non-living, hard materials in your yard that typically consist of concrete, metal and stone. Examples of hardscape construction pieces include walkways, patios and waterfalls.

Retaining walls are not always needed for patios; however, they are an excellent feature to have if you are looking to prevent or minimize erosion. Retaining walls are mostly needed if your lawn sees frequent rain and has a significant slope layout.

There are several solutions to backyard drainage repair problems, including surface or underground drainage systems, structural solutions and even the addition of water-loving plants. Our qualified team will assess your lawn to help you find the best solution to your drainage runoff issues.

Depending on the materials used, a built-in grill can last anywhere between 5 to 15 years before a replacement is needed. Maintenance also plays a key factor in how long a built-in grill lasts.

Driving over your lawn with a sprinkler system is not recommended, especially if your sprinkler heads do not retract fully due to old or worn seals. This can leave them open to damage that can result in broken heads.

There are a number of steps that go into winterizing your sprinkler system. First, you must turn off and insulate the main valve of your system to prevent freezing as well as insulate your above ground piping, turn off any control timers and drain any water from your pipes and sprinklers. You’ll also want to protect your valves and backflow preventers by insulating them with insulation tape or other methods.

It’s important not to overwater your lawn, so it all depends on the time of year. During warm months, your lawn should be watered three times a week, and during colder seasons, you can water one to two times a week.

Yes, you can request a free quote here.

Absolutely, we offer references, as well as testimonials from our satisfied clients!