Phaon crescent on frogfruit (Phyla nodiflora). Photo by Mary Keim.
We encourage clients to do their own light gardening following installation and share basic plant care instructions. Why? Because gardening can be fun and can improve our health and happiness. But for clients whose schedules or physical limitations prohibit them from doing any gardening, we do offer maintenance services after installation. Typically, weeding and mulching services are needed two or three times per year, and pruning is needed every year or two. What Sets GO Native Apart We use the best mulch available locally, Nature's Way medium-ground native mulch produced in Conroe, Texas (learn more here; pine needle mulch also available). In terms of pruning, we prune the right way. Meaning, we make multiple cuts along the limb to avoid breakage, with the final cut just outside the branch collar to minimize infection and maximize healing.
What also sets our services apart is that we're open to our client’s interpretations of what’s a “weed”--and what's not. Most Texas native plants were once called “weeds.” Consider the milkweed: Maybe if we hadn’t called them “weeds,” we would have more monarch butterflies? A similar example is frogfruit, a hardy native flowering groundcover. Many lawn care specialists still consider frogfruit a “weed” and try to eradicate it, even though frogfruit is the host plant for the Phaon crescent and provides nectar for many other species of butterfly. At the ground level, we approach weeding with a flexibility most landscaping companies can't offer. If our clients want us to keep the native plant seedlings that have sprung up on their own instead of pulling them, we will look out for them and let them be. Or, if our clients want them pulled in favor of a more orderly appearance, we’re open to pulling them, too. The best definition of “weed” we've heard is “a plant growing where you don’t want it to." We respect our client’s freedom to define what "weed" means and we maintain their yards accordingly.
Maypop (Passiflora incarnata), a vine native to Texas Gulf coast.
Photo by Elizabeth White-Olsen.
Our Rates Weeding and re-mulching a typical Houston 9000 square foot property with a few small beds both in front and in back takes our crew about one day and costs around $400. The final cost, though, will be determined by the number of beds and severity of weeds. We provide a general estimate before scheduling services.
Payment options: Zelle, Venmo, and paper check. Payments due upon completion of project.
Schedule Maintenance Services If you’re interested in receiving an estimate for GO Native’s maintenance services, please email us. We serve previous and current clients only, though we are open to working with new clients who've established native-plant-dominant landscapes.
GO Native Landscaping, LLC Serving the Texas Gulf Coast and Beyond 8310 Emerald Meadow Lane, Humble, Texas, 77396 Email us via Contact page 713-516-5679 OR 832-517-2478