Q. What will aeration do for my lawn?
A. Aeration opens up the soil, allowing air and water penetration into the root zone of the grass. This process loosens compacted soil and improves root development thereby helping develop a stronger more stress resistant plant and improved thickness in the lawn.
Q. The grass is very thin under my trees. How can I improve the situation?
A. The roots of the trees are competing with the grass for water and nutrients, leaving the grass with an inadequate supply of each. Also, the grass requires a period of direct sunlight in order to grow properly. Pruning trees, planting shade resistant grass, or planting ground cover can help the situation.
Q. I have moles in my lawn. Does this mean I have grubs?
A. The presence of moles does not necessarily mean there are grubs in the turfgrass. The moles main food source is earthworms. The grubs are active only at certain times of the year and the moles will feed on them if they are an available food source.
Q. What are grubs and is grub control needed on a yearly basis?
A. 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 the grass to die. A preventive grub control applied yearly will protect your investment in your lawn from the damage these insects cause.
Q. How safe are the lawn applications?
A. The materials that are used for lawn applications are of a very low toxicity and are registered and used in strict compliance to labeled instructions. Licensed technicians in accordance with state and local regulations apply them.
Q. When can my children and pets go on the lawn?
A. 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. Should I mow the same day as a treatment?
A. We recommend that you wait to mow 24 to 48 hours after any liquid treatment. You can mow immediately after a granular treatment is applied.
Q. Should I water my lawn after a lawn treatment?
A. In most cases when using liquid weed control, crabgrass control or insect control it is not recommended to water immediately afterwards. This will allow the material to be absorbed into the grass plant. When using a granular grub control, it is recommended that the material be watered in. Watering within the first few days will enhance the effectiveness of the product.
Q. When should I water my lawn?
A. Depending on weather conditions, lawns should be watered in the early morning for approximately 15 minutes, three days per week. 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.