Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions and policies.
As a business that is deeply involved with the environment, D and P Landscaping must take every precaution to ensure that it is carefully protected. We accept that responsibility and take the following measures to ensure that there are no harmful effects or damage as a result of our work.
Erosion Control and Water Run-off
Erosion is the washing away of loosed particles of soil and sediment. Left unchecked it can fill streams and lakes, damaging aquatic life habitats. It can also fill drain pipes and culverts forcing water and soil onto roads and driveways.
Run-off is water that does not soak into the ground and quickly flows to lower areas, including lakes and streams. It carries seeds, fertilizer, pest treatments and other pollutants and is the leading cause of pollution in Virginia's waters, including Smith Mountain Lake and Leesville Lake.
Erosion and run-off also divert water away from areas that need soaking moisture. The loss of water can hurt vegetation and wildlife and deplete groundwater.
D&P Landscaping always takes care to use the following erosion and run-off control measures to protect the environment:
- Installs flow prevention barriers whenever they loosen soil for seeding or for landscape and hardscape construction
- Contours the land to minimize opportunities for erosion and excessive run-off
- Recommends plant coverage that will create natural water flow barriers
Proper management of fertilizer requires soil analysis and a thorough understanding of the benefits and hazards of each component of the available products. Unfortunately, many homeowners and lawn care companies ignore guidelines and allow fertilizer to find its way into lakes, streams, rivers and reservoirs and, ultimately, into our drinking water. D and P Landscaping does not!
When retained by a homeowner or commercial organization, D and P will:
- Conduct soil tests before initiating any turf treatment
- Monitor grass and plant growth to determine if there are signs of poor nourishment. Only then will they recommend additional treatment.
- Clear excess fertilizer from all hard surfaces to prevent run-off
-Recommend natural barriers to prevent fertilizer run-off into our pristine lakes, streams and rivers.
- Use mulching mowers to accelerate the return of clippings to the nutrient cycle. Clippings are the best source of food for your plants.
Pesticides are chemicals used to control disease, weeds and insects. When applied correctly they can improve plant health, increase crop yield and prevent widespread insect damage. When applied incorrectly they can pollute the environment, affecting humans, wildlife and plants. Many have a long life and can remain in the environment for years.
When used near water, pesticides can kill fish as well as frogs, birds and other wildlife. Predators that eat the poisoned animals can also fall victim to the effect of pesticides.
Pesticides are easy to acquire and easy to apply. The instructions can be complicated and, as a result, are often ignored. They are best handled by trained professionals such as D and P Landscaping.
Integrated Pest Management
D and P practices the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM). IPM is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices. IPM programs use current, comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment. This information, in combination with available pest control methods, is used to manage pest damage with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
Among the common sense practices:
- Don't overreact. Sighting a single pest does not always mean control is needed.
- Be certain of your pest identification. Not all insects, weeds, and other living organisms require control. Many are harmless, and some are even beneficial.
- Practice prevention. Use pest resistant varieties and be sure that you start with pest-free seeds or plants.
- If control is needed use the least environmentally risky method. Apply infested spots before resorting to broad treatment. If several treatments are available use the one with the least environment risk and damage.
Yes, we do. We offer discounts for clients that choose multi-year service plans or those homeowners that are part of a neighborhood, community, or POA program.
Payment is due within 30 days unless otherwise noted in the contract.
Payment by cash and check only. We do not accept credit cards.
Upon completion of project requirements and price negotiations, the client will be expected to sign a contract with D&P before work begins.
D&P Landscaping is fully licensed and insured. Documentation is available upon request.
What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you fill out a form.
When ordering or registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, mailing address or phone number. You may, however, visit our site anonymously.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:
- To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs)
- To improve customer service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs)
- To send periodic emails
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How do we protect your information?
We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our web site, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
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