Maintaining and caring for your plants is the best way to ensure that your new landscape remains healthy and vibrant. In general, there are a few things that are a good rule of thumb for all plants. See below for our tips and tricks to maintaining healthy plants.

Keep your plants healthy and lush. Contact us for additional information or plant care instructions.


PLANT MATERIAL - Thirty (30) Day Warranty if properly cared for. See plant care instructions at  No Warranty when installed after the first frost of the season (usually in late October / early November).  The warranty does not cover replacement labor (material only), issues concerning animals, weather, and/or other circumstances outside our ability to control.  No Warranty on Seed and Sod.


  • Watering the base of the plant instead of the top and foliage is much more productive. The plant takes up water from its root system. Watering the base of a plant helps to ensure maximum water uptake from the root system.
  • Water slowly. Watering too fast can wash away the soil from the root of a plant and can do more harm than good. Watering slowly, or with less pressure, helps to ensure that the water is getting soaked through the soil down to the root ball. In general, watering should be done first thing in the morning or in the late afternoon/evening. This allows the plants to maximize water uptake during cooler temperatures rather than during the heat of the day.


  • When watering trees and evergreens in the first week after planting, you should spend about two minutes per shrub and about five minutes per tree every day. After watering the base of each evergreen, water the foliage.
  • Only water the foliage on evergreen plants.
  • From the second week on, you should water each shrub for about three minutes, and each tree for about five minutes, two to three times per week. After watering the base of each evergreen, water the foliage.


  • In general, perennials and annuals require less water due to the smaller size of the plant. Water for 15-20 seconds at the base of each plant. Do this twice with 15-20 seconds in between. This will allow water to soak down into the soil and not wash it away.
  • Water these plants every day for the first week, keeping the ground moist, but not muddy.
  • After the first week, reduce watering frequency to two to three times per week, while monitoring soil moisture. If the ground is dry at the base of the plant, it needs water.


  • New grass seed requires a lot of attention and requires the soil to be continually damp (do not flood area). During the 4 to 6 weeks, you may have to water multiple times a day depending on the temperatures, wind, etc. Don’t let the soil dry out. Watering too much could accidentally wash the seed away and potentially rot the seed.

  • Water every day until the grass is established and lush. After grass is established it will still need adequate water.


  • New sod needs a lot of water as it’s very much like sponge. When it’s first installed, it has plenty of water/moisture in it. Not watering your sod enough will cause it to dry out and shrink. Once it shrinks, it will not return to its original size.
  • For the first three weeks, water the sod every day, keeping it moist. When properly watered, the sod should almost be squishy when you step on it.
  • After the first three weeks, reduce watering to every other day. Unlike other plants, sod shouldn't be watered after dawn as the conditions are optimal for fungus growth beneath the sod. If your sod is shrinking, turning a bluish-gray color, or looks dry, it needs to be watered.


These biodegradable mats, also referred to as erosion-control nets and erosion-control blankets, hold the soil in place until plantings are established and slowly become part of the soil as they degrade.

New grass/plants will grow directly through the blanket covering. Leave the straw on top of the new seeds, it will decompose over time.   It will continue to hold everything in its place and lock in moisture to the new plantings. Could take up to 12 months to fully decompose.

If the netting starts to come loose or raised up in areas, cut away with a knife so that it does not become tangled in the mower blade.

There is no reason to remove the netting before it disintegrates, but if for some reason you absolutely must there are a few things to keep in mind.  If you take it up too soon, you risk pulling up the new, fresh, soft roots, and if you wait too long, the netting will have already broken down to the point that it shreds into millions of pieces and won’t come up in one full swoop. Once you can mow the grass once or twice, which is probably about seven to eight weeks after seeding, that’s probably the best time to try to remove the netting – if you absolutely must.


Your dream landscape is just around the corner.

Request An Estimate
  • " They exceeded our expeectations! "

    Jerry, I was showing my manager Chris some construction photos today, and he commented on the one attached. To most people this picture probably isn’t very dramatic since the guys are just laying fabric. However, to us, it shows the attention to detail and care that they’ve been paying on the

    Jared W.
  • " We truly appreciate it! "

    Thank you so much for the hard work and professionalism you dedicated to our lakeshore landscaping project. We truly appreciate it.

    Bart & Amy
  • " Prompt and thorough! "

    JK Landscape was prompt and thorough from start to finish. My wife and I were back and forth a little on deciding exactly what we wanted for our backyard patio. JK Landscape was there to answer all the questions we had throughout the entire project.

    Brett  |  St. Cloud, MN
  • " I highly recommend JK Landscape! "

    JK Landscape remodeled our shoreline. They took care of all the permitting, county approval meetings, and lawn restoration. I highly recommend JK Landscape!

    Peter S.
  • " They exceeded our expeectations! "

    Amy & I wanted to thank you and your team for all the hard work that was put into our lakeshore and patio project. I cant imagine having selected any other company as you and your team were always working to exceed our expectations of this project. From the start to current you have had ideas we may

    Amy & Jeff B.
  • " They exceeded our expeectations! "

    They installed concrete steps on a steep hillside and we could not be happier with the finished product. The crew was professional and efficient with an attention to detail.

    K & B
  • " We couldn’t be happier! "

    If you want your landscape project done right, hire JK Landscape! The crew exceeded our expectations in every phase of our project which included a total makeover on a new build lake shore site. Challenging aspects of the project included boulder retaining walls around the house and a steep lakeside

    Dwight G.
  • " They exceeded our expeectations! "

    JK Landscape recently built a deck for us. Great communication, great quality work. Very organized, clean, efficient and professional. Jerry was great and very attentive to any questions we had throughout the process. We have more outdoor projects in our future, and we will definitely be using J

    Ryan D
  • " We are so grateful! "

    We are grateful for JK Landscape for taking on our "ugly" project. We appreciate all you did on our behalf to finish this project on so many levels, including working with the county and townships. The end result is a much more attractive, functional driveway, patio and garden bed. The retaining wal

    Brian & Charise Schutz
  • " Great job on our patio! "

    The JK Landscape crew did a great job on our patio. We are so excited to enjoy our beautiful lakeside living space! Thanks, JK Landscape Construction!

    Vicki G.
  • " Timely and professional! "

    The guys at JK Landscape did a great job with our landscaping project around our pool. They were very timely and professional. They were great about being able to work around a tough schedule with other trades coming in and out during our build. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing landsc

    Ashley A.
  • " They did an amazing job! "

    They did an amazing job! I could not be happier with the team out here every single day working hard, being very meticulous on the boulder walls. I now have a functional hill I can actually use for many, many years.

    Josh  |  Maple Lake, MN
  • " They exceeded our expeectations! "

    Everything turned out GREAT! We were amazed at how fast they worked. Their crew was very respectful and did an excellent job cleaning up as well.

    Rachel D
  • " Top notch work by JK Landscape! "

    Top notch work by JK Landscape putting in a beautiful patio at the Wright County Swappers Meet. Would recommend their work to others any day!

    Laurie M.
  • " They exceeded our expeectations! "

    Jerry and crew were great to work with and would followup in a timely manner to make sure we were completely satisfied with their work. We would highly recommend them for your landscape needs.

    Mike G.
  • " They exceeded our expeectations! "

    We love the job that JK Landscape did on our steep lakeshore hill. Jerry’s crew worked hard, gave attention to detail and the result is fabulous. We could not be happier. Thank You so much! Our family and friends have enjoyed sitting around the fire pit watching the sunset

  • " They exceeded our expeectations! "

    We recently had a deck added on by JK. Jerry was great to work with. He is very accommodating and easy to work with. I communicated with the office staff many times as well. They were always very polite and responded to my questions or concerns quickly. The crew that came out was very fast and effic

  • " They exceeded our expeectations! "

    Jerry and his team did a great job designing and building our new outdoor space. We will enjoy it for many years to come.

    David M.
  • " They exceeded our expeectations! "

    I highly recommend Jerry Konz and his team from JK Landscape. If you're looking for people that know their business and have the expertise to advise you in your particular situation and build a beautiful, long lasting lakeshore restoration and/or landscaped area, consider this company. Jerry a

    Pam O.
  • " I would recommend in a heartbeat. "

    JK Landscape did a great job on our shoreline. They also took care of the permitting. The crew cleaned up the area at the end of each day and left the path to the shoreline better than it was before. They went above and beyond in completing the project. I would recommend JK in a heartbeat.

    Charles B.
You Dream It, we finance it