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Explore our frequently asked questions to find answers to common queries about landscaping, tree care, and our services. If you can’t find the information you need, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We’re here to assist you.


If you can’t find the information you need, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team. We’re here to assist you.

At Yard by Design, we offer a comprehensive range of landscaping and tree care services tailored to meet your outdoor needs. Our services include:

  1. Landscape Design & Construction: From conceptualizing your dream landscape to turning it into reality, we offer expert landscape design and construction services.

  2. Landscape Installation: We handle all aspects of landscape installation, including plantings, irrigation systems, and hardscape features.

  3. Landscape Maintenance: Ensure the long-term health and beauty of your outdoor space with our landscape maintenance services, including lawn care, pruning, and seasonal upkeep.

  4. Landscape Lighting: Extend the enjoyment of your outdoor space into the evening with our custom landscape lighting solutions.

  5. Land Clearing: Prepare your property for new landscaping projects with our efficient land clearing services, removing vegetation and debris.

  6. Tree Care: Our certified arborists provide expert tree care, including pruning, trimming, and disease management to maintain the health and vitality of your trees.

  7. Emergency Tree Care Services: When tree emergencies strike, our team offers prompt response and services to address storm damage, fallen trees, or hazardous situations.

Whether you're looking to enhance your outdoor oasis, maintain your existing landscape, or ensure the health of your trees, Yard by Design has the expertise and dedication to bring your vision to life. Explore our services to discover how we can transform your outdoor space into a masterpiece.

Yes, while we're based in San Antonio, Yard by Design proudly extends its services to various surrounding areas. Our commitment to creating outdoor masterpieces and providing expert tree care is not limited to the city alone. Whether you're in a neighboring town or community, feel free to reach out to us, and we'll do our best to accommodate your landscaping and tree care needs.

Installing a quality landscape will increase your home’s value. And the aesthetics of a beautiful landscape is always a help in selling your home. But the most significant return on the investment is your enjoyment of creating the perfect landscape. You can turn your backyard into a personal paradise. This can improve the length of your life, as you spend more time out relaxing and enjoying life outside.

We offer customized maintenance packages for any landscape. But if you would like to maintain it yourself, we will give you specific instruction and tips on how to keep your landscape looking its best! Also, we are always available to check in after the job is done and offer some additional advice if needed, free of charge.

In general, the most ideal time to prune your trees is in the dormant season or just before bud break in early spring. This allows the tree proper recovery time before a growth flush.

It is generally agreed that fall and spring are the best seasons to plant. These allow for the best opportunities for maximum growth for newly planted seeds and bulbs. Summer and winter months are not ideal for landscape installation, but lawns still need regular watering during these months to ensure proper growth.

This is a tricky question we get often. Firstly, if the tree is at a semi-mature, to mature stage in life. Yard by Design will not reduce the height on any tree that age unless, it has previously been pollarded, or reduced in the past. With most fruit trees and trees that have been lowered at an adolescent age it is acceptable to maintain this practice as long as the tree is healthy. However, topping a tree is an unethical approach to maintaining trees, and we will have to recommend other solutions.

Sometimes tree care is a multiple-choice answer – the diagnosis may not be obvious. An associate will identify the problem area(s), recommend a program of treatment and perform the procedure(s) necessary. We believe in proactive (preventive) care programs – maintaining healthy landscapes – avoiding decline and damage rather than reactive tree care that is performed after problems occur.

It’s a side effect of the fertilization process. When fertilizer is added to the root zone of a tree or shrub it can’t help but fertilize the lawn a little bit as well. The increased nutrients cause the grass to grow in green clumps.

Our woodchips are typically unloaded to any resident who is in need of mulch. We also allow certain local residents to pick up wood that has been processed during the course of the job, with the permission of the client. If you are interested in wood or woodchips. Please give us a call at (210) 638-8804.

Yard by Design stands out from other landscaping companies for several reasons:

  1. Expertise and Local Knowledge: Our team combines years of experience with in-depth knowledge of the San Antonio area's climate, soil conditions, and native flora. This ensures that your outdoor space thrives in our unique environment.

  2. Comprehensive Services: From landscape design to construction, maintenance, tree care, and emergency services, we offer a full spectrum of landscaping solutions. You can rely on us as your one-stop destination for all your outdoor needs.

  3. Sustainability: We prioritize sustainability in our landscaping projects, promoting eco-friendly practices and using native plants to conserve water and support local ecosystems.

  4. Client-Centric Approach: Your satisfaction is our top priority. We work closely with you, listening to your ideas and preferences, to create a personalized outdoor oasis that aligns with your vision.

  5. Licensed & Insured: Yard by Design is a licensed and insured landscaping company, providing you with peace of mind that your project is in capable and responsible hands.

  6. Quality Craftsmanship: We take pride in our work, ensuring that every detail is executed with precision and craftsmanship, resulting in stunning outdoor spaces.

These qualities make Yard by Design a trusted choice for landscaping and tree care services, setting us apart as a company that is passionate about turning outdoor spaces into works of art.

Absolutely. Yard by Design offers seasonal landscaping services to ensure your outdoor space thrives throughout the year. From spring planting and summer lawn care to fall cleanup and winter preparations, we're here to help your landscape adapt to the changing seasons and stay vibrant year-round.

Yes, in addition to our residential landscaping services, we also offer comprehensive commercial landscaping solutions. Whether you need to enhance the exterior of your business premises, create an inviting outdoor space for your customers, or maintain a corporate campus, Yard by Design has the expertise and experience to cater to your commercial landscaping needs.

Yes, Yard by Design is a licensed and insured landscaping and tree care company. Our licensing and insurance provide you with the assurance that your project is in capable and responsible hands. We are committed to transparency and accountability in every aspect of our work.

Choosing the right trees and plants for your landscape is a crucial step in creating a thriving outdoor space. At Yard by Design, we offer expert guidance to help you make informed decisions. Our recommendations consider factors such as your local climate, soil conditions, maintenance preferences, and the overall aesthetic you desire. We'll work closely with you to select native and suitable species that align with your vision and ensure long-term success.

This depends on several factors, but it really depends on your soil texture. You should water sandy soils with smaller quantities of water applied more frequently than with clay/silt soils and you can water silt/clay soils less frequently than sandy soils without leaching water.

To determine “how much,” water your trees need you must determine tree diameter x five minutes = total watering time.

Hazard assessment is one of the jobs of your arborist. As trees grow and age they become subject to many stress factors that may affect their structural integrity. It is important to have a certified arborist visit your outdoor home and advise you of any possible danger from tree failure.

Absolutely, Yard by Design provides emergency tree care services to address storm damage, fallen trees, or hazardous situations. When severe weather strikes, our experienced team is ready to respond promptly. We assess the situation, prioritize safety, and provide solutions, whether it's removing fallen trees, addressing damaged branches, or mitigating potential risks to your property.

Our landscape maintenance services are designed to keep your outdoor space looking its best year-round. They typically include:

  • Lawn Care: Regular mowing, edging, and fertilization to maintain a healthy and lush lawn.
  • Pruning and Trimming: Trimming of shrubs, bushes, and trees to promote growth and maintain shape.
  • Weeding: Removal of weeds from flower beds and garden areas.
  • Mulching: Application of mulch to help retain soil moisture and deter weed growth.
  • Seasonal Cleanups: Thorough cleanups in the spring and fall, including leaf removal and debris cleanup.
  • Irrigation Maintenance: Inspection and adjustment of irrigation systems to ensure efficient water distribution.
  • Plant Health Care: Monitoring and treatment for pests and diseases to maintain plant health.

Our landscape maintenance packages can be customized to suit your specific needs and preferences, ensuring that your investment in your outdoor space continues to thrive and evolve with the changing seasons.

Requesting a consultation with Yard by Design is simple. You can initiate the process in any of the following ways:

  1. Online Inquiry: Visit our website and fill out the contact form with your details and a brief description of your project. Our team will reach out to you promptly.

  2. Phone Call: Feel free to call our dedicated consultation hotline, where one of our friendly team members will assist you in scheduling a consultation.

  3. Email: Send us an email at [email protected], including your contact information and a brief overview of your landscaping or tree care needs. We'll respond promptly to set up a consultation.

Once you've reached out to us, we'll work with you to determine a convenient time for your consultation. During this meeting, we'll listen to your ideas, assess your outdoor space, and provide expert guidance to kickstart your project.

Landscaping is not a one-price-fits-all industry. When looking for a landscape company, you must be able to trust them and know that they are going to stay within your budget. We strive to learn exactly what it is that you want in your landscape and what your budget will be to accomplish your dream yard. We will ask a series of questions to make sure that we are building the landscape according to your vision, but you must be honest about what you want and how much you can spend.

Yes! We offer free estimates throughout all of San Antonio and surrounding areas. If you live outside these areas feel free to contact us and we will still make it out to you for a fair price. (210) 638-8804

Yes, we accept most credit and debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We would prefer check or cash, but whatever is most convenient for you is best.

Yard by Design accepts various payment methods for your convenience. We currently accept major credit cards, checks, and electronic bank transfers. Our goal is to make the billing process as straightforward as possible, so you can focus on enjoying your newly transformed outdoor space without hassle.

This depends on many factors. No job is the same and each one has its own variables. We base each job on factors such as: accessibility, material volume, risk factor, tree size, tree health, and time. We typically don’t charge a flat per hour rate, but we do estimate how long the job will take considering the above mentioned factors.

Yes, we understand that larger landscaping projects may require flexible payment options. Yard by Design offers customized payment plans for substantial projects, allowing you to manage your budget effectively while still achieving your outdoor vision. Our team will work closely with you to determine a payment schedule that suits your needs.

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Your dream landscape starts here. Request a consultation with Yard by Design, and our team will create a personalized landscape plan tailored to your vision and needs.