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CI Member Mike Daley Scores Big at CI/SFV Awards Night

Posted on: July 30th, 2014 by Elana Daley • No Comments

Mike Daley of Daley Landscape, Inc. brought the gold home to the Channel Chapter by capturing eight awards at the June 28 CI/SFV Beautification Awards Dinner held at Valley Crest Specimen Tree Nursery in Sunland. His take included awards in Small Residential, Medium Residential, Custom Residential, Renovation, Small Residential Maintenance, Water Feature “A”, and Night Lighting “A”. He also won both First Place and Outstanding Achievement in one of the categories.

Mike is a Past President of the Santa Barbara Chapter (2005-2007) which became part of the Channel Islands Chapter when the Ventura and Santa Barbara Chapters merged in 2008.

Another CI Chapter winner is Daniel Wilson of Wilson Environmental Contracting which garnered two awards, one in Xeriscape and the other in Large Commercial/Industrial.

Congratulations to both Mike and Daniel for their awards and for “doing the CI Chapter proud.”

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Choosing the Right Contractor

Posted on: April 7th, 2014 by Elana Daley • No Comments

Choosing the right contractor is essential to the success of any construction project. There are a few basic and important pre-qualification steps needed before you hire your contractor. Check the CSLB.org website to confirm licensing, insurance, and level of insurance.

It’s startling how many contractors use license numbers that are not valid and do not hold coverage in workers compensation for employees. This can place the homeowner in a precarious position particularly if a worker is injured or if damage occurs on the property. Homeowners’ coverage will not likely cover it. Are you ready to incur that bill?

Find out if the contractor performs a pre-employment background check on employees. Some unscrupulous contractors hire from the street corner to save costs, then pay workers cash. As a homeowner, you want to feel safe while someone is working on your property.

Ask for referrals and work examples prior to hiring. A reputable contractor will have plenty and they’ll want to provide you this information to demonstrate their finished work product.

When you invite Daley Landscape, Inc. to walk your property for your landscape construction project, rest assured knowing the proper state licensing, background checks, and correct insurance coverage is complete.

Over and above the basic steps, Daley Landscape, Inc. listens to clients carefully. It’s not our landscape, it’s yours. It’s important to provide the oasis that you envision. Daley Landscape, Inc. provides options based upon time, budget, space and water use. Daley Landscape, Inc. is not the cheapest, it is the highest quality.

Keep the Leaves Part 3 – Importance of Leaf Mulch for Oak Trees

Posted on: January 21st, 2014 by Elana Daley • No Comments

Oak trees produce large leaves as do a host of many species of deciduous trees. Trees benefit most when leaves remain within their drip line. Too many leaves accompanied by over watering can cause a fallen Oak tree. It’s best to avoid watering an oak tree and keep the leaves.

Deciduous oak leaves may be used for compost in edible gardens and landscapes, however oak leaves are better left with their tree. Due to larger leaf size, mulching is required. Oak leaves take longer to break down. By mulching, the decomposition process is sped up, occurring more easily, so mulch as much as possible.

Mulching can be done a variety of ways. If you have a landscape team, like Daley Landscape, Inc. ask them to do it for you. If you are an avid do-it-yourselfer, a chipper or mulcher can be purchased. If the cost is out of the budget, a lawn mower may work best with dry leaves, avoid doing this after rain. Some lawn mowers have special leaf shredding attachments. Wear recommended safety gear to avoid flying debris.

Avoid overwatering Oak trees and spread the leaves within the drip line of the tree. Mulch the leaves when using them for compost or in landscape. Avoid mulching wet leaves with a lawn mower and always use proper safety gear. Ask Daley Landscape, Inc. how they can help maintain this organic process.