Frequently asked questions

lawn care

WHAT'S THE LAST WORD ON WATERING?
WHY DO MY WEEDS SEEM TO BE GROWING INSTEAD OF DYING?
WILL RAIN AFFECT THE APPLICATIONS?

Normally not. A light rain can actually enhance the mode of action of the herbicide because plants will open their pores during a rain and take in the products better. Rain will not effect the fertilizer. In the event of a hard down pour within a couple of hours of the applications, the herbicide’s effectiveness may be compromised, and we would need to reapply the weed control. In any event, you should wait 10 days to two weeks (longer if weather is cooler), and then check to see if weeds are dying. There is no problem with applying an application to a wet lawn.

DO YOU GUARANTEE YOUR WORK?
WILL THE SPRAY HURT MY CHILDREN OR PETS?
CAN I USE GRASS CLIPPINGS IN THE GARDEN?

We recommend that you leave (mulch) the clippings for at least the first two mowings after our applications. After this interval, there is no problem with using grass clippings as mulch.

WHAT ARE THOSE BROWN SPOTS IN MY LAWN?
HOW LONG AFTER I SEED CAN YOU SPRAY MY LAWN?
WILL IT HURT TO PLANT TREES AFTER YOU SPRAY?
HOW TALL SHOULD I MOW MY LAWN?
HOW SHORT SHOULD THE LAWN BE IN LATE FALL?

The last mowing before winter should be relatively short. This will speed soil warm-up in the spring and reduce matting. About 2” would be right.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I SHARPEN MY MOWER BLADE?
WHAT IS SCALPING?
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF DAY TO MOW?

Anytime, except during extremely hot periods when the lawn can be stressed.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE MY LAWN AERATED?
WHAT IS THATCH?

Pest control

Do you guys take care of (insert pest)?
Do I have to sign a contract?
Is the spray toxic to myself, kids or pets?
BED BUG TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS & EXPECTATIONS