Q: What happens if it rains after an application?
A: Depending on how much it has rained, it may or may not affect our application. The granular fertilizer can be watered immediately. The weed control may be affected, so please wait 14 days to see the full effectiveness and call us for a free service call if necessary.
Q: How long before the weeds die after a treatment?
A: Depending on weather conditions, it may take up to 14 days for complete control. You will notice weeds curling a few days after an effective treatment. The dead weeds will not disintegrate quickly, but rather remain dead in the lawn until mowed or removed. Please wait at least 14 days after the treatment before calling to request a retreatment.
Q: What is the correct mowing height?
A: We ask that you mow at no less than 3 inches. This will help prevent the weeds emerging, preserve soil moisture, and deepen the roots of your lawn. The first and the last mowing of the season should be 2” to minimize disease. Leaving grass too tall while covered by snow all winter long can lead to rotting in spring.
Q: How much should I be watering?
A: Most lawns in our area will require 1 to 1 ½ inches each week, in absence of normal rainfall. The best way to determine this is to set a coffee can out in your areas of your lawn to see how long it takes to fill the can with one inch of water. Then water 2 to 4 times a week. The best time of day to water is in the morning, between 5am and 10am, to prevent disease and evaporation.
Q: When can pets or children go on the lawn after an application?
A: When weed controls have been applied we ask that they stay off the lawn until this product dries, which usually takes 1 to 3 hours. If granular fertilizer only is applied, you may go out on the lawn immediately after the dust settles.
Q: How long do I have to wait after an application before I can plant grass seed?
A: When broadleaf weed controls have been applied, we ask you to wait 14 days before seeding. When pre-emergent controls have been applied, we ask you to wait 60 days before seeding. If seeding must be done, we advise to rake the soil to remove the chemical barrier to improve seed germination or if pre-emergent controls have not yet been applied, we can apply a starter fertilizer to these areas to help establish new grass seedlings.
Q: How long should I wait to mow after an application?
A: If weed controls have been applied, we ask you to delay cutting for 24 hours or more for the weed control to become effective.
Q: How long should I wait to water after an application?
A: If weed controls have been applied, we ask you to delay watering 4 hours or more for the weed control to become effective.
Q: Can you get rid of my Creeping Charlie?
A: Creeping Charlie is a very persistent weed. It will take multiple applications to control this problem. We will however control this troublesome weed. We also offer free service calls with our Basic and Deluxe programs and will return free of charge between scheduled visits if necessary.
Q: If my neighbor doesn’t treat his lawn, is it worth it for me to treat mine?
A:Yes! The best defense against weeds invading your lawn is a thick turf. Our program is designed to thicken your lawn and help crowd out areas susceptible to weeds. Mowing your lawn tall will also prevent many weed seeds from germinating in your lawn.