Lawn Care FAQ
Feel free to browse some of the most common questions we hear about lawns. Some will have brief answers, and some will have links to blog posts we’ve written on these topics. We’ll be adding to this list as time goes by. If you don’t see the answer to your question, please contact us.
Lawn Care Treatment Questions
When is my next Lawn Care treatment scheduled? If you are on one of our 6-visit lawn care programs, these treatments occur approximately every 4-6 weeks. Other treatments each have preferred times during the year to be the most effective. Some of these visits can be performed at the same time, and some require a specific interval between visits. If you have a specific scheduling concern, please call our office.
How long should I keep kids or pets off of the lawn after your treatment? Check your invoice. Each service has different implications, so there will be notes on your invoice explaining how long to wait. Most liquid materials will be dry in 2 hours permitting re-entry. Granular applications have no re-entry requirements.
How soon can I mow after my lawn care treatment? Check your invoice. Each service has different implications, so there will be notes on your invoice explaining how long to wait. Most liquid materials require a 24 hour waiting period, but granular applications can be mowed immediately after application without any concern.
Can I bag my grass clippings after you apply a lawn care treatment? As long as you follow your invoice’s specific instructions, you may bag clippings. However, do not put them on vegetable gardens as they may contain weed control that may damage your plants. We do advise mulching your grass clippings whenever you mow for best lawn health.
When is my seeding scheduled? Most seeding services occur in the Fall, between mid-August and mid-November. Some exceptions may have seeding jobs performed in spring from early April through June. If you have a specific scheduling concern, please call our office.
When is my aeration scheduled? If you have just a straight-aeration without seeding, this work can be performed at any time so as long as we can pull good cores of soil. These jobs can also be completed after we finish jobs that also include seeding with them.
Do I need to do anything different if I have an invisible dog fence or underground irrigation system? Yes! We need to know if you have either of these so we can notify you before your service is performed. We will need you to mark where dog fence lines run as well as irrigation that isn’t more than 6″ below the surface. We will also need all irrigation heads and boxes marked as well.
How long does it take for my new grass to grow? Germination and growth is dependent upon soil moisture and soil temperature, as well as the specific variety of seed used. This could occur in as little as 7-10 days if it’s moist and warm, or as long as 21-30 days if temperatures are cooler. Grass will be more sparse when it begins to grow and will thicken with time. Be sure to follow watering instructions listed in the next link below and also be sure areas are being fertilized and the soil pH is at optimum levels.
Lawn Weed Control Questions
How long does it take for my weeds to die? Herbicides can take anywhere from a couple days to up to 10-14 days to work depending upon the species of weed, temperatures, and soil moisture availability. If you notice no progress is made after a couple weeks, please call our office.
You treated my weeds some time ago and now I have more weeds. Did the treatment not work? Most weeds can only be controlled if they are present at the time of application. This is the reason we offer lawn care programs that have multiple weed control treatments throughout the season to address difficult varieties of weeds as well as ones that grow at different times of the year. If you have a minimal lawn care program and it has been longer than 30 days since your last weed control treatment, please call our office about adding more treatments to your program to control weeds.