Prior To Installation Day Please Review The Following Checklist:
MOWING Please mow the grass in and around the areas receiving the concrete. Although not
mandatory, recently mowed grass eliminates problems with grass laying over into the fresh concrete and
helps us to do great work.
WATER: If it has not rained within 2 days, please water the areas to be edged the evening before our
arrival. Moist grass strips up neater and beautiful curves are easier to cut when we aren’t fighting dry hard
packed soil. Additionally, the added ground moisture slows the curing of the concrete, resulting in a
stronger, more durable product. Overly dry ground can result in shrinkage cracks. DO NOT WATER THE
MORNING OF INSTALLATION!
TURN OFF your sprinkler system the night before our arrival. Depending on your timer settings, the
sprinkler could go off during or after installation, resulting in disaster. Also, if the lawn is accidentally
watered the morning of our scheduled arrival, and is too soggy, we may have to reschedule, resulting in
LOCATE AND MARK all sprinkler heads, valve boxes, termite control stations or other in-ground hazards
in and around the areas which will receive edging. These hazards are not a problem and can be worked around, but
we must know where they are prior to start. We will not be held responsible for damage to hidden
hazards, which are not properly marked in advance. Please use flags, spray paint, plastic forks, clothes
hangers or some other creative measure to clearly mark these items. Sprinkler heads must be marked
prior to our arrival. Please do not run the sprinkler system the morning of the project.
UNDERGROUND UTILITIES Underground utilities should be a minimum of 4” below grade and should
not be affected by our 1” deep sod stripping. If however, you are uncertain that your utilities are properly
buried, please call in locates to identify problem areas. In KS call 1-800-Dig-Safe. In MO call 1-800-Dig-
Rite one week prior to our projected arrival.
PETS We love dogs as much as you do, but don’t enjoy crawling in “doo-doo”. PLEASE PICK UP THE YARD.
Please arrange to keep your pets on leash or contained during and after installation for 24 hours.
ACCESS TO UTILITIES We will need access to water and possibly electricity to complete the work. If
your outside water spigot or electrical receptacles are broken, please communicate this to us in advance.
GATES: Please make sure that gates are unlocked and accessible.
VEHICLES: If you have limited frontage on the street (cul-de-sacs typically) It may be necessary to block
your driveway with our installation truck. If this may be an issue please move your vehicles out and away
from the front of your home prior to our arrival. If space is tight, please pre-arrange with neighbors to
minimize parked cars in the area so we have room to get our large truck parked in front of your home.
SCHEDULE about 1 to 1.5 hours on the morning of the project to finalize designs and review installation
details with your designer. Our design process is detailed and your undivided attention is important.
Please do not allow us to schedule you on a day that you will feel rushed. Once the design has been laid
out and approved you are free to go to work or leave. Your presence is not necessary during the entire
project and we will not need access to the inside of your home for any reason.