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Common Questions

If your question is not addressed here then please contact us. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

 

Are your treatments safe for my family and pets?
Absolutely. We, as a company, try to go above and beyond what other lawn care companies do by purchasing products that we feel are a combination of both the safest and the most effective products available to us. Most of our treatments will require that you stay off of the grass for about an hour afterwards, allowing our products to dry into the grass. After that, kids and pets are 100% safe to go out and run and play on your lawn.


Who will be doing the treatments on my lawn?
Every treatment will be applied by a state licensed technician who will leave a detailed invoice including what was applied and any restrictions or recommendations to improve the overall health of your lawn. (Ex. Sharpen your mower blades, increase or decrease watering, etc.)


Do I need to be home for you to complete the treatment?
No, as long as we have access to all of the lawn area. If you prefer to be home we can give you a call the day before a treatment to let you know that we are coming.


Do I have to sign a year-long contact with your company?
No. If at any point during the season you feel that you do not need our services or if changes in life make our services not a feasible option, just give us a call and we can discontinue services. You will only be responsible for services already rendered.


Does your company offer organic treatments?
Yes. However, keep in mind that organic lawn treatments will not give your lawn protection against insects and weeds. In our experience, organic “pesticides” do not work effectively enough for us to apply them and feel confident about their results. An organic program may require effective control products to be applied if major problems occur. (Grubs, disease, etc.)


I have moss in some areas of my lawn, is there anything that can be done?
Yes, but it can take time. Moss normally flourishes in shady, moist areas. Increasing sunlight by pruning or removing trees and improving drainage by aerating and top dressing will help. Existing moss will have to be stripped away and new grass seed will have to be planted in its place. The best defense against any pest, whether it be moss, weeds, etc. is to have a thick healthy stand of grass to block out any infiltration. Call our office for a free estimate on this or any other type of lawn renovation.


Moles are tearing up my lawn! What can be done?
Moles are a common problem for residential homeowners and golf course superintendents alike. Unfortunately, even though they do disrupt the grass, they are not labeled a “turf pest” and our licensing does not allow us as a company to go after them directly. By reducing the amount of insects and grubs on your property we are effectively reducing their food source and hopefully they will go elsewhere. If they are still persistent, there are a number of different baits and traps available to get rid of them. What we can do, however, is repair any damage they have done by either top-dressing damaged areas or slice-seeding, both are very effective. Please call or email our office for a free estimate.


Why does my lawn have brown spots even though it is being professionally maintained?
There are a number of reasons that your lawn could be browning out. The most common is drought. Not all lawns are equipped with an automatic sprinkler system to combat the heat of the summer, and if mother nature doesn’t help out, your lawn could become dormant, giving it the brown color. Another common reason for brown spots is disease. Several diseases such as Brown patch, Dollar spot, and Leaf spot can turn grass brown even if it is being adequately watered and maintained. If you think you have a disease problem, call our office as soon as you notice. Disease is much easier to treat in the early stages.


What are lawn diseases and how can I prevent them?
Lawn disease is caused by fungi spores that are in the soil becoming too numerous and literally eating the host they live on which is the grass plant itself. Disease is caused by weather conditions. Optimal disease conditions are usually reached in the hot summer weather when temperature exceed 80 degrees and the relative humidity reaches 70% or more. The equation we use in the turf industry to become alarmed to high disease activity is 80 degrees plus 70% humidity or 150. We refer to this condition as high disease pressure which is when spore reproduction happens so quickly that they can kill grass plants quickly if not addressed immediately. What to watch for is browning, yellowing or a blackish tinge on the leaf of the grass plant. So when watching weather forecasts keep the 150 number in mind. Unfortunately some diseases thrive in cool weather too so we must be vigilant to watch for disease activity. Disease controls are very effective when applied at first notice, however they are usually not part of a residential lawn care program because each season is different and many years disease activity does not pose permanent damage to high cut turf.

 

   





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