Renovation or Installation – What Do I Need?
Helping customers create their dream garden paradise Knowing some landscaper jargon can help you communicate with your prospective landscape contractor. Landscape Renovations are a “spring cleaning” that gets your garden in shape if regular maintenance hasn’t been effective. Renovations are usually recommended for overgrown yards. This is an economical alternative to re-landscaping when the original […]
The Design Process – Explained
Design services start with a one-on-one consultation at your residence with Kevin or Susan Mulkern. From there, we’ll put the ideas to paper and provide a proposal based on your landscaping needs. Some things to consider when brainstorming landscaping design are: Lifestyle: What do you imagine using the backyard for? Evening events, lunch, games for […]
What does N-P-K mean? What are the numbers on a bag of fertilizer? EX: 21-6-5 N – Nitrogen promotes rapid growth, dark green leaf color, improves quality and quantity of foliage, increases protein content of food crops P – Phosphorus stimulates rooting, vigorous growth and fruit/flower formation, hastens maturity K- Potassium improves disease resistance and protein […]
Mulkern on the Radio!
The Mulkern has a standing invitation to Mike Buck’s Fix It Friday talk show. Kevin or Susan often discuss landscape challenges and basic garden knowledge. Homeowners call in and can ask them questions live on air. Fix It Friday is on AM 690. When Kevin or Susan visits they usually come on around 8:00 AM Hawaiian Standard […]
Lawn Care Basics
REGULAR LAWN CARE Mow weekly or bi-weekly, depending on the grass type and climate. It promotes dense turf, suppresses weeds and is great for children. Remove no more than 1/3 of the leaf at each mowing. Water lawns heavily. Allow the soil surface to dry between waterings; this reduces weed seed germination and discourages disease. Remember, tall grass […]
Landscape Design FAQs
“Why do I need a design?” Is a common question from prospective customers. Susan Mulkern answered it best when she said: “It always helps to have a game plan. A design includes specifications for exactly how many plants, how much compost and where everything goes. This prevents possible misunderstandings and helps future contractors work on […]
Join our Team!
Why Work At Mulkern? Mulkern Landscaping has been serving homeowners and businesses since 1975. We maintain an employee friendly environment and look for involvement at all levels. Mulkern Landscaping’s reputation speaks for itself. We are known for superior quality, prompt scheduling, client satisfaction and for having a safe workplace for our employees. If you’re interested […]
What’s a Consultation?
Don’t know where to start with your landscape? Any successful project begins with a plan. Landscaping is no different. If you are a little lost, scheduling a Landscape Consultation is the perfect first step. We recommend a more in depth first meeting for people considering landscape designs, installations and renovations. What is a Landscape Consultation? […]
Congrats to our new LICTS!
Mulkern Landscaping & Nursery is pleased to announce that 3 of our employees are now certified through the National Association of Landscape Professionals and have earned the designation Landscape Industry Certified Technicians (LICTs). Allen Griffin, Robert “Nate” Nicholson and Dorothy Mulkern passed the annual LICT Test in August. Our company is extremely proud of their […]
Featured in the StarAdvertiser!
Did you see Kevin & Susan Mulkern’s personal landscape featured in the June 29, 2015 issue? The Mulkerns would like to send a special thanks to writer Mindy Pennybacker and photographer Kat Wade for putting together a beautiful article. Read the article here: The Giving Trees By Mindy Pennybacker On a grassy ledge carved into their steep […]