Q: My lawn has snow on it, will you still apply the Lime application?
A: Yes, it is fine as the Lime will gradually soak into the soil.
Q: My lawn has lots of leaves on it, will that prevent the Lime from soaking in the ground?
A: Since the Lime is in granular form it will be fine, if it was a liquid form then you would need to rake the leaves.
Q: Will the Lime harm pets or children?
A: No it is perfectly safe for them.
Q: I am on the flower bed program, What will you be applying?
A: The flower beds are treated with a pre and post emergent to prevent weed activity before they start to sprout.
Q: Will the flower bed treatment harm my flowers or shrubs?
A: No, this treatment will not harm existing flowers or shrubs, however, DO NOT plant anything from SEED for 60 days after application.
Q: Do I need to do anything after the treatment?
A: No, but keep in mind the fertilizer will not activate until it gets rain or snow.
Q: Why do I need a ground cover on my beds?
A: The mulch, etc keeps the chemical protected from the sunlight so it works longer in between treatments. Keep in mind there are certain weeds that will require a spot treatment to control such as Nutsedge (which will not germinate until later in the summer) and you may have sapplings that fall from the trees close by and germinate. This can all be controlled by us spot spraying in between the 2 sprayings a year. We normally do 1 treatment for a small price and if you need more spot treatments just let us know. There can be up to 4 spot treatments during the year.
Q: I want to put some grass seed down. Do I need to notify you of this?
A: Yes, we need to know if you are planning on doing your own seeding in order to adjust our chemical applications.
Keep in mind the schedule for seeding:
Feb 1st thru end of April
Sept 1st thru October 15th
May 1st thru July 31st
Soil must be 67 degrees to germinate.
Must have irrigation or daily watering to survive.
Q: What are Spring dead spots and Winter kill?
A: These 2 conditions are weather related, not chemical related. If we have harsh cold temps or ice it can damage the grass and root system. If we have a wet, damp and cool spring it can cause damage as well. If you notice small or even large circular dead spots in your lawn it is most likely 1 of these 2 conditions. It will eventually fill in as the temps begin to warm up and we have steady warm temps. But it could take on up into the year for this to happen.
Q: When you fertilize my lawn do I need to do anything after the application?
A: No, we use a slow release fertilizer so it actually begins working once we get some rain on it, or if you have sprinkler systems or want to water your lawn yourself.
Q: When you apply the liquid chemical treatments to my lawn will this harm children or pets?
A: It will not harm them, but has a precaution we ask that you keep children and pets off of treated area for the remainder of the day.
Q: Why does my lawn look dead during the hot summer months? I have been watering.
A: During the HOT summer months of the South you will need to water more than you think. It is better to water for a period of time that allows the water to get down into the roots, if you just water for a short time the roots turn up looking for water.
Q: Why does my lawn look yellow after my summer treatment?
A: This is what we call a surfactant burn, this is caused by high temps after an application. If you put some water to it, it will come out of it with no permanent damage
Q: Can I mow after the application?
A: We prefer you to wait at least 24 hours to let the chemical do it's job. If you mow right after a treatment you are cutting off the chemical that is on the grass blades before it has time to work it's magic
Q: Can I water after the application?
A: Again, we prefer you wait 24 hours...but it is not necessary. We at times get showers right after an application, but it normally does not hurt anything
Q: My neighbors lawn looks great, why is mine not greening up?
A: Some lawn green up faster than others. And there are various reasons such as, Chilly damp weather, to much shade from trees, damage from weather or insects. Be patient and when the Sun comes out and temps rise the grass will green up