Installation is normally scheduled to start three to four weeks
from the date of the contract signing, and usually takes between
three days and a week to accomplish. Leisure Landscapes takes
care of notifying the utilities for marking the property, schedules
the delivery of materials and uses our own experienced labor
to complete the job. Once the job is completed, you receive
your written warranty agreement and the final bill for payment.
prior to the installation, a utility locator service is called
to mark the locations of the gas, power, cable and telephone
lines. If permits are required, the applications are prepared
and submitted along with the permit fees. The plumbing contractor
is notified and scheduled for the backflow preventer hook-up
and certification. Two days out, the irrigation distributor
is contacted to prepare to deliver the irrigation system components.
For landscape installations, the process begins with bed definition.
The plan is utilized to mark out the bed layout and a trench
is dug to mark the lines. Plantings that are not to remain are
transplanted or removed to a staging area. Weeds and unwanted
grass are treated with an application of round-up.
items such as decks, retaining walls, brick or stone patios
are installed next. Product is either delivered by the supplier
or brought on site by the Leisure installation crew. The site
is excavated, paying particular attention to maintaining a proper
grade for water run-off. Potential landlocked areas are identified
and 4" corrugated pipe is installed to provide proper drainage.
PVC plastic sleeves are installed to provide a route for irrigation
or electrical lines. Finally, the hardscape item is constructed
and the worksite is cleared of construction debris.
If the contract
calls for irrigation, it is installed at this time. The heads
are located on the property according to the plan. Tarps are
layed parallel to location of the irrigation lines and the sod
is hand cut and placed on the tarps. A trench is dug to the
required depth and the dirt is place on the tarp. The plumbing
contractor connects the backflow preventer and certifies the
performance within specifications. The inspections division
is notified to conduct the plumbing inspection. The remainder
of the system is installed by the irrigation technicians, including
the electronic valves, the sprinkler heads, the electronic cable,
controller and rain sensor switch. As the lines are installed,
the dirt is replaced in the trench and the sod is water in.
The spray pattern for the sprinkler heads is adjusted and the
controller is programmed. By the end of the third day, the system
is installed and the installation cuts are virtually invisible.
The owner is instructed on the operation of the system, delivered
the backflow instructions, As-built diagram, system warranty
and final bill.
installation is resumed. Large planting materials are installed
first (Unless it is a summer installation, in which case the
field-dug trees will be postponed until cooler fall weather).
Holes are excavated to half the depth of the planting ball and
topsoil blended with sand and pine bark mulch are mounded around
the plant to the height of the root ball. Accent lighting is
installed next, with location of the fixtures first and then
interconnection with the lighting cable. The transformer/controller
is located in an accessible, but out-of-the-way place. Finally,
all the beds are covered with a layer of double-shredded hardwood
mulch or pine straw as specified in the Landscape Plan. All
pots, tools and miscellaneous items are removed from the worksite,
and the walks and driveway are blown clean.
is taken on a tour of the new landscape and provided with written
plant care instructions outlining the one-year warranty and
the final bill.
of page > < back
to 'About Us' >