Four Seasons Container Planting Service
We are finishing up scheduling our existing customers for 2017 and it is looking like the calendar for 2017 and 2018 will again be full with a waiting list. We may have a handful of dates available for new folks and should know for sure, really soon. Please know that we will bend over backwards to do anything we can to get you on the schedule. Please contact us ASAP to get on the schedule at firstname.lastname@example.org Limited spots available.
Our Four Seasons Planting Service will keep your outdoor seasonal plantings fresh, healthy and vibrant! Easy to get started, just email us at email@example.com to schedule a consult at your home or place of business with Rosendo Juarez, our expert planting guy. After you meet with Rosendo, we put our heads together and get back to you with an estimate. Our minimum planting is $400 plus tax per planting. We schedule four plantings a year.
About Rosendo: Rosendo Juarez is the maestro, he has worked with us for over 20 years. His clients know he is a true artist. Great eye, knows what plants do well in each season, great work ethic,fast,neat,trustworthy, safe,cleans up after himself, a true gentleman. Also his charming demeanor and terrific smile will keep you at ease. Ask around, his plantings are the very best.
We provide you with only the best seasonal plants Over the last 30+ years, we have developed relationships with the very best small ‘mom and pop’ plant growers. We think they have better plants than you will find anywhere else; Hand Grown and Hand Picked. We know which plants do well in each season.
Scheduling: We schedule you with 4 plantings per year, once every three months. Example: March, June, September & December. Or April, July, October, January. We typically schedule your plantings for the same day of the week and the same time of day. We replant for each Season so that you can enjoy beautiful blooming plants each Season. Think of these as really great floral arrangements for outdoors that last for 3 months, instead of them being permanent plantings. We normally totally replant before your plantings start to look bad. Yep, were going to remove some plants while they are still looking fairly nice, but we are planning ahead for plants that will do for the season. Some find this difficult to accept until they experience the full year with really nice blooms.
When scheduling the upcoming years planting dates, we do give our loyal existing Four Season Customers first Dibs. After, those nice folks are scheduled, if there are spots available, we bend over backwards to accommodate new folks who want all Four Seasons.
We have four planting seasons
Our Program keeps your containers fresh and beautiful all year. We think of them and urge you to think of them as really nice Floral Arrangements that last for 3 months. These are not permanent plantings. We will likely replace your plants BEFORE they start looking worn out. Before they look bad. This does mean we will likely take them out and totally replant them, BEFORE you might think they are ready to be re-planted. We hope you will look forward to Rosendo's new plantings each season. We will keep your containers and flower beds fresh, full and beautiful - completely re-planted with the highest quality seasonal color, a minimum of four times each year (once every three months). We do have plants that do great in both of our harsh seasons, Winter and Summer as well as our terrific weather in Spring and Fall.
For hay racks and hanging baskets, we completely replace the potting soil and coco liners once each year. For pots and containers, we replace the potting soil once each year. In the ground we add compost, peat or potting soil each year. Often some additional potting soil might be needed at each planting. Slow release Plant food is replenished at each of the four plantings.
Spring (Mid March,April - June) Often folks have tried to force this planting to start too early, in late February or early March, with dreadful results occurring when we have those late freezes. By scheduling the spring planting at this time, you get the benefit of the spring palette of flowers without the worry of ‘is it going to freeze again and ruin things?’. They do look beautiful up until the night time temperatures get really high, often into July.
Beautiful spring flowers include but are not limited to: Snapdragons(hitting their prime bloom season in Mid March,April and May) Geraniums, African Daisies, Petunias, Wave Petunias, Marigolds, Calibrachoa, Alyssum, Lobelia , Begonias, Impatiens, Alyssum and more
Summer (July - September) This is when the night time temperatures get above 75 degrees and stay there. Fall,Winter and Spring plants just can’t handle those nighttime temps. They burn more energy than they make. At this time the Springtime plants quickly begin to look worn out. It is when those beautiful heat loving plants thrive.
Think: Zinnias, Pentas, Bougainvillea, Cosmos, disease resistant Cora Periwinkles, Impatiens, Amaranthus, Coleus, Torenia, Begonias, Marigolds, Wave Petunias, Hibiscus, Plumeria, Ginger, Mandevilla and Caladiums. Often, we also work in Florist Quality Crotons, Kalanchoes, Bromeliads, Hypoestes and Crossandras. You will look out your window and those bright colors will make the summer seem fresh, cool and pretty. Truth be told, this might be the season you need us second most.
We try to not plant these plants too early, we do not want them to develop problems before their true season here.
Fall (Late September - November) What a great time in Austin, usually Bright Warm Sunny Days and cool nights, lots of plants love those ideal conditions. The big Stars at this time of the year?
Fall Mums, Geraniums, Cyclamen, Petunias, Impatiens, Wave Petunias, Laura Bush Petunias, Million Bells, Salvias, Regular Dianthus, New Tall Dianthus, Alyssum, Lobelia, Lysmachia, regular wax Begonias, Reiger Begonias, Dragon Wing Begonias, African Daisies, Gerbera Daisies, Calendulas, Pentas, Primrose,Angelonia, Nemesia, Crotons, Bromeliads, Kalanchoes and more. These make your containers beautiful into the Holidays - really looking great.
Winter (December/January - Early Early March) often this time of year is dreary and your containers would normally be weather beaten and not very Cheery. It often feels kinda like a winter-post-holiday malaise. This is the Season that might benefit you the most with fresh plantings at this time of year - it really perks things up when we really need it.
Fresh plantings of Pansies, Cyclamen, Snapdragons, Dianthus, Ornamnetal Cabbage and Ornamental Kale, Alyssum, Lobelia, Calendulas, Iceland Poppies, Swiss Chard, Dusty Miller, Ranunculus, fresh plantings of Cyclamen. This planting usually will also get your containers through the hit and miss last freeze of the season - looking terrific.
Payment: Our invoicing and payments are all processed online, we do not accept checks or Bill Pay payments. We invoice by email through our Intuit/Quickbooks Online Accounting program. It's easy as pie - just click the 'Pay Now' button within the invoice, enter your bank account or credit card information hit 'Send'. Safe and secure, this online billing system helps to keep our costs down so prices can stay lower.
Payment is due upon completion of each Planting. We don't really have 30 day accounts. We normally contact you shortly after the planting to make sure you like the planting. If you like it, we then email an invoice. We appreciate prompt payment.
Thank you, very much for considering us. We will continue to bend over backwards to make your containers beautiful. We hope you will love our Four Seasons Planting Service and that you'll spread the word to your friends, family and neighbors.
If you need to cancel a previously saved planting date, please give us notice asap. We owe it to Rosendo to fill any date that might open up from a cancellation with folks from our waiting list - those subsequent corresponding planting dates (that 'Set' of dates) all get shifted to the new client and then we get you a new set of dates. Please respect Rosendo's livelihood. And please know that we will bend over backwards and do everything we can to get your planting date re-scheduled and corresponding subsequent dates.