Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the best time in the year to seed?
Ground preparation is the most important step in seeding. You can seed March through October, depending on the weather conditions of course. Although, the ideal time to seed is late August through October, when the temperature is 60-70 degrees, we have adequate rain, and there is no competition with weeds.

Is it all right to install trees and shrubs in the winter?
Yes, as long as the ground is not frozen and the root ball has been stored properly. In the winter there is plenty of moisture in ground so you may not need to water your tree or shrub as much.

Can sod be installed in the winter?
Yes, as long as the ground conditions are favorable. It is a good time because sod is in the dormant stage and will require little maintenance. Just remember, ground preparation is the key to installing sod.

How do pavers compare to asphalt or concrete?
Pavers have a longer life span level. Since they are an individual unit, pavers allow for more movement during freezing and thawing to prevent cracking. They are aesthetically more pleasing and will contribute to a better resale value.

Will Dean Weiss Landscape perform jobs outside of Essex County?
Yes, Central & Northern Jersey but only for Design and Construction.

Do your plants come with a guarantee?
If we install your plants, we guarantee them for one year with a one time replacement.

Does Dean Weiss Landscape do snow removal?
Yes, Dean Weiss Landscape provides our customers with the most up to date snow removal equipment. During a snow emergency, Dean Weiss Landscape can be reached 24 hours a day.

How do I determine how much material I need?
If you are in need of material such as sand, gravel, soil, or mulch, take the square feet of the area, multiply by the depth, and divide by 27. Example: 10 X 10 area 3″ deep, 100 x .25 divided by 27 = .93. You would need 1 cubic yards for this area.

How much is one cubic yard of mulch?
One cubic yard of mulch is equivalent to 9, 3 cubic foot bags and will cover 160 square feet 2″ deep.

How much material will my pick up truck hold?
Every truck is different, the customer has the final say on what the truck will hold. Small trucks hold almost one yard of gravel, sand, or soil. A small truck can hold 1-2 yards of mulch. Full size trucks can hold 1-1.5 yards of gravel, sand, or soil. A full size truck can hold 2-3 yards of mulch.

How much material can you deliver in a truck load?
That varies since we have different sizes of trucks. A one ton can hold 8 yards of mulch, 5 yards of soil, sand, and gravel. A single axle can hold 20 yards of mulch, 10 yards of topsoil, 8 yards of sand and gravel. A tandem can hold 45 yards of mulch, 20 yards of soil, 16 yards of sand and gravel. We also have dump trailers and walking floor semi trucks available for those larger deliveries.