Frequently Asked Questions

What services do you offer?

Lawn fertilization that includes weed and insect control. We also offer a bug barricade sprayed around the exterior of your home.

How often do you come out?

We spray every 4-6 weeks (6 or 7 sprays per year depending on the weather).

What is your guarantee?

We guarantee your lawn will be green to your satisfaction, and all existing broadleaf weeds will be damaged, 2 weeks after each application. You can expect a complete kill of the root system, of even the most difficult broadleaf species (oxalis, morning glory, etc.), within 6 consecutive applications. Receiving all regularly scheduled applications, especially both pre-emergent herbicide applications, is essential to help prevent summer annual weeds. If ever dissatisfied, please call within 3 weeks, and we will respray at no additional charge.

How soon do I need to water after an application?

This depends on the weather. For example, in the cool of early spring and late fall, watering may not be necessary. During the heat of the summer you may need to water by noon the next day. We will leave watering instructions at the time of service.

How much should I water?

Until there is 10 inches of moist soil (enough to cover the full root zone). You can check this by pushing in a screwdriver after watering. If it goes in easily and moist soil sticks to it, then you have watered sufficiently. Or, you can pry back the soil with a shovel to see the watering depth.

How long do my pet and I need to stay off the lawn after an application?

Stay off the lawn until it dries. (About one hour).

Do I need to be home when you spray?

No. If you are not home we will spray the lawn and leave the invoice on the door along with the watering instructions.

When can I mow or rake my lawn after an application?

Don’t mow or rake the lawn for 1 week unless it rains or you water.

Do you spray for bugs?

Each spray we check for insects that brown out the lawn. If we find insects we apply insecticide. If you think you have insects browning the lawn, please call the office right away. Insecticide is not an effective preventive, observation saves more lawn. For an additional fee, we spray a Bug Barricade around the outside of your home to help prevent spiders, ants, earwigs and wasps from entering. Please call if you would like this service.

What insects brown out the lawn?

Grubs, Billbugs, Cranberry Girdler and Sod Webworm are the typical insects in this area.

How do I check for insects?

Insects damage grass blades by severing the roots or crowns. A grass blade with insect damage is brown throughout the entire blade. Check a brown spot by pulling up a handful of grass. If the grass pulls up like carpet that is an indication of possible insects. With the grass pulled up, then look for insects on the soil.

What weeds do you control?

All broadleaf weeds: Morning Glory, Dandelion, Spurge, Thistle, etc

What’s the difference between crabgrass and orchard grass?

Crabgrass is an annual grass that germinates in the spring and grows during the summer months. We can help control crabgrass by using pre-emergence in the spring and spraying special herbicide in the summer. Orchard grass is a perennial grass that grows taller than your regular grass and year-round. There is no selective way to kill orchard grass without killing your lawn. To kill orchard grass you can spray roundup, then dig up and replant.

Can you get rid of mushrooms?

There’s no spray to get rid of mushrooms. Mushrooms are a sign of nature decomposing something in the lawn. The best thing to do is kick or mow them over. To help prevent them, try watering deeper and less frequently.

Do you winterize the lawn?

Yes, on the last application of the season we apply a higher concentration of fertilizer to help the roots grow deeper and build carbohydrates. This helps the lawn grow thicker and healthier in the spring.