Can I walk on my lawn after your visit?Different materials have different re-entry intervals. We provide you with this information on your contract or Customer Information Notice every Spring. Because there is no standard interval for all materials, we always recommend to keep of for 24 hours. While this is longer than needed, we stay consistent. Regardless, it is important to follow whatever notification posting is placed on your property at the time of each application. These postings are required by state law.
What do I do with the lawn signs your service leaves after your visit?State law requires lawn signs to stay on your property for at least 72 hours. Per your contract with our service, you are responsible for removing them. Thanks for the help!
Should my lawn be seeded in the Spring?When we come for our scheduled service, you can discuss this with one of our staff members and they can evaluate your property to see if it's needed. If your lawn is new, damaged or is heavily shaded it may benefit from Spring seeding. There are some things you need to be aware of though, if you decide to seed in the Spring. Lawns seeded in the Spring have more crab grass and weeds because we can't apply any pre-emergent weed control because is stops the seed from germinating. New seedlings don't do well in Summer either due to heat and dryness. If you seed in the Spring you will need to tolerate crabgrass and more broadleaf weeds. Lawns weakened by Winter will usually thicken up naturally in the Spring, without seeding, with proper care.
How long will it take my lawn to improve?You will notice an improvement in your lawn's condition within the first few applications. We do like to clarify that progress rates vary due to many factors (original condition, weather, soil type, etc.). Generally you can expect a gradual but steady improvement over a 2 to 3 year period. Every lawn has a maximum potential and it is our goal to help your lawn achieve it.
How long before the weeds are under control?No lawn can ever be truly weed free. Because weeds germinate every day, our goal is to gradually eliminate most of them. Weed seeds are both in the soil and are transported by the wind and animals. After germination they can be controlled by spraying, but they must first be present for us to spray them. Weeds that grow in between services are sprayed during the next application, which may be a few weeks away. Some tougher weeds take multiple applications to clear and many pervasive weeds will return year after year. So, we keep spraying them to reduce them as much as possible. New lawns will seem to have more weeds after the first application. This is normal because the fertilizer feeds the weeds along with the grass. As your lawn strengthens and we gradually reduce the weed population, you will see a steady improvement after the first few applications.
Does pre-emergent in the Spring prevent weeds?Yes and no. It cuts down the number of grassy weeds such as crabgrass. Unfortunately, broad leaf weeds and dandellions can't be prevented. They need to be sprayed every time we come out to your home because they germinate daily. While the pre-emergent helps reduce crabgrass, unless your lawn is of sod quality some crabgrass should be expected every year, but at a much more reduced rate.
Why don't I see much fertilizer?Fertilizers have changed quite a bit over the last 20 years. They used to be larger particles which were bright colors like yellow and orange. Now the particle size is much smaller and darker color. About 80% of the product we apply on our yard is grey or brown and blends in perfectly with the dirt. Unless you get on your hands and knees and really stick your face to the ground, you're not likely to see much at all. You can be assured however, that we will apply the right fertilizer every application.
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