All items installed by Landscapes by Cochran come with a full 1 year warranty excluding
sod lawn. Sod lawn is warrantied through establishment or “Rooting.”
Landscapes by Cochran warranties concrete cracks that are larger than 1/8th inch in gap
that occur outside of designed control joints. Concrete that needs to be replaced due to
cracking will be removed and replaced to the nearest control joint. Puddling on concrete
may occur if you have a stamped nish. Puddling deeper than 3/8” will be warrantied.
Plants will be replaced if they die within one year of planting. Clients are required to
maintain their plants and notify Landscapes by Cochran of the plants deminishing health
prior to death, so we may have the oppurtunity to save the plant. This is not required if
Landscapes by Cochran is contracted to maintain the landscape after installation.
All items installed by Landsapes by Cochran are required to be properly maintained after
installation by the client. Failure to properly maintain your new landscape could result in
voided warranty. Landscapes by Cochran’s warranty does not cover vandalism. Land-
scape warranty will become void if it is altered after installation by anyone other than
Landscapes by Cochran or its aliates.
CARE OF YOUR NEW PLANTS
Proper care of your new plantings is crucial to ensuring their health and long life. Please refer to these
Water- A few long and deep waterings weekly are much better than frequent light waterings. To check if
watering is needed, remove some mulch from around the new plant- the soil should be damp, but not
muddy or crumbling and dry. Allow the soil time to drain between watering- this promotes air penetra-
tion into the soil which is key for root development.
During summer months, new plantings should be watered four times weekly, but less during cooler or
wet weeks. Ten foot trees need approximately 15- 20 gallons, shrubs need approximately 3-7 gallons, and
smaller plantings approximately 0.5-2 gallons per watering. Watering needs to be monitored closely and
tailored to each plant.
Mulch- helps to moderate uctuations in temperature and moisture. A layer of 1-2” of double ground bark
mulch should be maintained on your plantings. This will also suppress weed growth. Mulch decomposes
with time adding organic matter to your soil. Mulch helps with water and air penetration in the roots of
Pruning- determines the shape and habit of your woody plant material. Dead wood should be removed
whenever present. Contact us for expert pruning of live growth to maintain shape and habit and to
ensure that pruning is done at the proper time of year for your plant.
Fertilizer- helps supplement nutrients not available in your native soil. Contact us to determine and apply
appropriate fertilizer blends at the right time of year for your plants.
WHEN TO WATER
All newly planted material; trees, shrubs and owers should be watered at least four times a week.
If lack of rain or drought conditions exists, water them even more.
Do not rely solely on rainfall.
Do not water when temperature is freezing!!
HOW TO WATER
Water trees and plants from ground level at the base of the plant.
Water in early morning before the sun becomes strong (before 9:00am or later in the evening. (After 8:00
For individual plants where sprinklers or soaker hoses do not apply, remove nozzle from the end of the
hose and water for 60 seconds, with the water turned down to 3⁄4 ow (to prevent blasting away the soil
and mulch) each day.
Use a soaker hose or drip-lines in newly established beds or rows of evergreens trees or shrubs. These
hoses are ecient water savers and will cut down on your time in the garden.
Fertilization: Fertilizing is done after the plant has been installed for 6 to 12 months. Excessive amount of
a complete fertilizer can cause serious injury any may result in death of the plant.
Our Recommendation: Fertilize annually! Plant fertilization is extremely important in maintaining a