I have been waiting all winter for you to get started on my lawn. When do you normally start service?
We get started when the snow clears and the weather permits. Typically, this is around March 15th. It usually takes about 4 – 5 weeks to get all of our round 1 customers done, so you can expect to see us sometime between Mar 15 and April 25 as long as the weather cooperates. I had my first application already applied. Why do I have weeds?
The first application normally contains a granular fertilizer and a pre-emergent for crabgrass. Since broadleaf weed control is not a preventative, it is only effective when weeds have already germinated and are actively growing. Weed control is normally applied with your second and subsequent applications when the weather has warmed up enough to allow the broadleaf weed control to be effective. How many applications of fertilizer do I need each year?
We recommend that you fertilize every 4 – 5 weeks to keep your lawn healthy and green. This generally works out to be about 7 applications per year. Why is it important to put a pre-emergent crabgrass control down in the spring?
In order to control crabgrass, the product must go down early in the season to create a barrier which stops crabgrass germination. We recommend applying a pre-emergent before May 15 for best results. It has been three days since my application was done. Why do I still have weeds?
Some broad-leaf weeds will curl up and die almost immediately and some will take as much as two weeks to die. In any case, if there are still weeds present after two weeks, simply call us and we will come right out and reapply the weed control at no extra charge. When can I let my dog out after an application?
As soon as the grass is dry. Usually, this is within an hour on a sunny day. Does weed control work if it rains after the application?
Yes, we use a spreader/sticker together with the weed control. After a half hour or so when the product is dry, it cannot be washed off by rain or sprinklers. How long after an application is done on my lawn can I start watering?
You can begin to water your lawn after the sprays have dried which is usually in about an hour on a sunny day. How often should I water?
We recommend watering every day between 5 am and 9 am for 20 – 30 minutes per zone. On extremely hot days, add a late afternoon watering around 7 pm. How can I avoid drought stress on my lawn?
We recommend that your lawn gets 2″ – 3″ of water per week. You will usually need, at least, 20 minutes per zone per day. This will ensure continuous growth. My lawn does not look the way I want it to. What should I do?
Just call or go online and order a service call. We are always glad to come out and resolve any problem with your lawn. Last year I had a pre-emergent crabgrass application. But in August I had some crabgrass.
Sometimes the barrier that is created by pre-emergent crabgrass control becomes broken because of different factors like edging the grass along the sidewalk or even cutting the grass will sometimes affect the barrier. When this happens, just give us a call and we will gladly come and apply a post emergent product that works well for this problem. I have brown spots on my lawn. What are they?
There are many reasons for brown spots. A proper diagnosis by a professional is very important. It could be anything from a dog urine burn to a disease or insect problem. Just call us for a free diagnosis. What is mower stress on the lawn?
There are several things that can cause mower stress on lawns. One of the most common is dull mower blades. Make sure you sharpen your mower blades professionally twice a year. Never cut your grass too low, We recommend a minimum height of 3″. And finally, when the outside temperature is very hot (usually over 90) the wheels of your lawn mower can break the blades of your grass leaving brown tire tracks. Your lawn generally will recover in two to three weeks if you are properly watering. Take a look at our Mowing Tips page for more info. How is core aeration beneficial for my lawn?
When is the best time to seed?
An aeration has many benefits.
- It allows water, air, water and nutrients to get directly to the roots.
- It helps to break down thatch.
- It is one of the best ways to fight disease.
- It helps allow roots to become larger and healthier, which intern makes your lawn thicker and greener.
- It also lowers your watering bill because less water is wasted through evaporation.
Early fall is the very best time to seed your lawn. Spring can also be a good time to seed if you are able to make sure the tender, newly germinated seed is adequately watered during the extremely harsh conditions that exist during the summer. Why does my lawn have all these long raised tunnels?
Sounds like moles, these little critters love to eat the worms and insects in the soil just below the grass. We have a very effective way of getting rid of them. Is there a charge if we need you to come back and look at our lawn?
No. We have a free service call policy to resolve all problems as they occur. This is why we can guarantee our service. Does a lawn fertilization company need to be licensed?
Yes. Any company that applies pesticides must be licensed by the state in which they apply the pesticides. That is the law.