Landscaping, Hardscaping, and Hydroseeding services in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Wells Maine
P.O. Box 125, Kennebunk, Maine 04043
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Why should I hire a landscaper, can’t I do the work myself?
An enthusiastic amateur with reasonable DIY skills could easily tackle many landscape tasks. However, a trained professional will know which materials to use, what plants are ideal for you environment and how to get the most out of your outdoor space. An experienced landscaper will also be able to accurately estimate projects, anticipate problems and be less prone to costly mistakes or delays. We will do a complete design layout that will incorporate all areas of the landscape so there is a cohesive flow between each area.
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What is hardscaping?
"Hardscaping" refers to the non-living elements of a landscape. Hardscaping includes elements made from concrete, brick, stone or wood. For example, constructing a patio or deck is a hardscaping project, as is a brick walkway, a stone wall, or a wooden fence.
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What is the process for landscaping? How do we get started?
Contact us by email (bglm@ne.twcbc.com) or phone (207-985-7478) and we can get you on your way to a beautiful new landscape.
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I don’t need a landscaper; I just need someone to tidy up my grounds.
Many of our clients only need some “tidying up,” or what we call Maintenance Services. This may include lawn care, pruning, weeding or general maintenance. It may be that you just want a seasonal clean-up, or regular scheduled weekly/monthly maintenance. Whatever your needs, we can provide professional care with a schedule of services that organize and set each service to a specific time of the year. If you have had professional landscape installed, you should consider a regular maintenance contract to protect your investment and keep it in pristine condition.
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What is the difference between annual and perennial plants?
Annual plants only live one year. Perennial plants live multiple years if taken care of properly.
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Are you insured?
Yes, Billy Goat Landscaping carries comprehensive business liability insurance and Workman’s Compensation insurance as required by the State of Maine.
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As a new homeowner, why should I bother with landscaping?
Landscaping adds instant value to your home and neighborhood. The right landscaping can increase the value of your home by 15 percent or more, allowing owners to recoup 100 to 200 percent of their investment. Your landscape is one of the first things prospective buyers notice when they visit your home. Realtors estimate that 95 percent of home shoppers will not even get out of their car if the house lacks “curb appeal”.
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What is the difference between evergreen and deciduous?
Deciduous trees and shrubs, such as maples and forsythia, lose their foliage in the fall. Evergreens, such as pines and boxwood, always retain foliage.