Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are Grubs and is Grub control needed on a yearly basis?
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Grubs are the larvae stage in the life cycle of a beetle. Damage occurs when the grubs feed on the root system of the turfgrass, causing grass to die. A preventative grub control applied yearly will protect your investment in your lawn from the damage these insects cause.

Q. How safe are your lawn applications?
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The materials used for our lawn applications are of a very low toxicity and are registered and used in strict compliance with labeled instructions. Each treatment will be applied by a licensed technician in accordance with state and local regulations.

Q. How soon after an application can my children and pets go on the lawn?
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If granular fertilizer is used you may go on the lawn immediately after the application. If liquid weed control is used, allow the material to dry on the grass before children and pets are allowed on it. Drying time will vary with weather conditions.

Q. What does lime do for my lawn?
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Lime helps modify the acidity in the soil and allows the grass to absorb and use fertilizers more efficiently. It also supplies calcium, which is an important nutrient for the photosynthesis process. Typical soils in the area are acidic and applying lime yearly is often beneficial.

Q. What will aeration do for my lawn?
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Aeration opens up the soil and allows the grass to absorb and use fertilizers more efficiently.

Q. Does your lawn service have any guarantees?
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With our five-step program we offer free re-sprays if necessary and free service calls to correct any problems.

Q. When should I water my lawn?
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Lawns should be watered in the early morning for approximately five minutes, three days a week, depending on the weather conditions. After a lawn application is made, wait 24 hours before watering the lawn. Do not water at night because it may lead to increased disease activity in the lawn.

Q. The grass is very thin under my trees. How can I improve the situation?
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The roots of the trees compete with the grass for water and nutrients, leaving the grass with an inadequate supply. Grass also requires a period of direct sunlight in order to grow properly. Pruning trees, planting shade resistant grass, or planting ground cover such as pachysandra can help the situation.

Q. Should I water my lawn after treatment?
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In most cases after liquid weed control, crabgrass or insect control, watering immediately afterwards it is not recommended. Waiting a few days will allow the material to be absorbed into the grass plant. However, when using granular grub control, watering is recommended within the first few days to enhance the effectiveness of the treatment.

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