About Our Residential Services

Down To Earth Landscaping began as a residential landscape company in 2006. Through 8 years of service DTEL has earned the reputation as Columbus’s premiere landscape company. We are winners of  various awards from impressed critics which gives us a sole distinction of Columbus’s most Premier Landscape Management Company. At DTEL cultivating the environment is our life and livelihood. It is our number one goal to help our clients create and maintain beautiful landscapes while reducing the impact on the environment.

Whether you are interested in landscape design and installation, maintenance services, seasonal color, or hardscape services, our staff  landscapers and horticulturalist can help you create anything you desire.

Residential Maintenance Programs

Down To Earth Landscaping offers outstanding residential maintenance programs which insure that our clients’ landscape investment is properly maintained.

Weekly and Bi-Weekly Maintenance Programs

The weekly and bi-weekly programs are designed for those who expect proper horticultural care of their exterior landscape.  A specially trained crew will be on site each week or every other week to perform the following services as they are needed:

  • Turf grass cutting (riding mowers and/or push mowers)(bagging,mulching optional)
  • Hand pruning of ornamental plant material (some shearing may be performed)
  • Ground cover control e.g. ivy, vinca
  • Insect and disease control
  • Weed control
  • Hand weeding
  • Tree maintenance e.g. raising canopy and maintaining proper form (up to 10 ft)
  • Fertilization of plant material
  • Edging
  • Leaf removal
  • Cleanup of landscaped areas each visit
  • Aerate and overseed of cool season turf in fall (fescue)
  • Scalping of warm season turf in spring (Bermuda)
  • Irrigation system start up, shut down, and monitoring
  • Fertilization and weed control of turf area

Seasonal Maintenance Program

The seasonal program offers a solution for our clients who do not have a need for a weekly maintenance program. A specially trained crew will perform all the seasonal service functions which are as follows:

  • Deep hand pruning
  • Insect and disease control
  • Ground cover control (e.g. ivy, vinca)
  • Fertilization of plant material
  • Weed control
  • Hand weeding
  • General landscape cleanup
  • Irrigation spring-start up, and cold weather winterize

Landscape Design and Installation

Down To Earth Landscaping offers a proven track record of creative, quality landscape design. Our fabulous designs have enabled us to win numerous jobs and have paved the way to establishing Down To Earth as the premier design/build company in the greater Columbus GA area. Homeowners who have followed our design/build approach find it not only produces a better landscape environment, but often saves them money.

Our designers are constantly challenged to find something wonderful, new and different in their designs. Based on the rave reviews that DTEL designs receive, we are convinced they are more than meeting the challenge. Our emphasis is on constant quality, but we also appreciate the colorful twist and turns that go along with creating a beautiful environment.

Our designers work with our clients and nurseries from start to finish. This means our designers will work with you from the initial design to the completion of the project. They are on site to insure your landscape is completed properly.

Hardscape Design and Installation

Down To Earth designs and installs many different types of hardscapes. The following summary details some of our offerings and explains the benefit of landscape construction.

Definition is sometimes clearer or easier when describing what something is not rather than what it is. Landscape construction or hardscapes, as some refer to it, is everything in the landscape that is NOT planting. It is not alive. It does not grow. With minor exception it does not change its form after the job’s completion. What you see is usually what you get – as opposed to the diversely fluid life span of the planted garden.

Landscape construction certainly defines outdoor space in the same way that planting beautifies outdoor space. Successful construction design and implementation has the ability to delineate space in a way that brings continuity and flow between the house and garden. It fortifies the functionality of the garden, pulling the user out as a participant rather than a mere observer. Its results are usually very immediate and in most cases permanent. It allows landscape to become architecture.

Outdoor rooms are created by intermingling and manipulating floors, ceilings, walls, and doors. Different media for each of those elements are chosen and integrated to bring about contrasting garden experiences. Garden walls might be fencing, wooden screening, solid panels of brick and stone, short retaining walls, or taller, free-standing enclosure walls. Floors can be segments of suspended decking, all types of paving, or visually can even be horizontal planes of water. Ceilings are normally partial ceiling such as awning, arbors, or trellises, but will sometimes become a fully functional ceiling as with the summerhouse, pavilion, or pool house.

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