Tips & FAQs
Even if you hire a professional service to care for your lawn, there are many things you can do to help insure a healthy lawn:
- Be sure to select the proper grass(es) for our climate.
- Do a thorough spring clean-up of your lawn: rake off all leaves, remove any fallen debris, fill any holes and overseed.
- Remove any excess thatch.
- Inspect your lawn regularly for damage from disease, insects and weeds.
- Water your lawn deeply in the early morning, to a depth of about 1″ per week. Follow instructions for watering after a lawn treatment.
- Properly prune shrubs and trees to let in sun and allow for proper air circulation.
- If you mow your own lawn, make sure your lawnmower is in proper working order and that the blade is sufficiently sharp.
- Don’t bag grass clippings; use a mulching blade that will leave the nutrient-packed clippings on your lawn.
- Mow to the proper height: keep blades set at 2-1/2″ to 3″, never cut off more than 1/3 of the blades of grass and try to mow in the morning, late afternoon or evening when it’s cooler.
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|Q. What should I expect after an application?
A. Within two to three days, you will notice some cupping and curling of the weeds. However, even under the best conditions, it will take approximately four weeks for lawn weeds to disappear completely.
Q. It rained 15-20 minutes after my application; is this OK?
A. Fertilizers, whether liquid or granular, need to be watered in. Insect controls also need to be watered in to the thatch or root zone, where insects may be hiding. Pre-emergent crabgrass control works best when watered in. Liquid weed controls, once dried, should be fine. When a liquid application is dry, the weed control has entered the weed and begun its work. Remember, our four, five- and six-treatment programs are guaranteed to work so, if you should ever have a concern, please call our office.
Q. How long should I wait to mow my lawn after an application?
A. As most product labels state, waiting 24-48 hours before mowing will give you the best results.
Q. Should I bag the clippings when I mow my lawn?
A. Returning clippings evenly to the lawn (no heavy clumping) returns valuable nutrients to the lawn.
Q. How soon after an application can my children and/or pets enter the lawn?
A. It is recommended that people and pets stay off the lawn until the treatment is dry. We would prefer you limit activity for 24 hours.
Q. Are your products safe for my children and pets?
A. The products Seasonal Lawncare uses are safer than most common household products. It is a much safer and more cost-effective method than doing it yourself.
|Q. Must I be at home when you come to do a treatment?
A. No. The technician will leave an invoice along with any important information and/or instructions regarding your treatment, such as watering, mowing, observations and concerns.
Q. When is payment due?
A. Payment is due upon receipt of the treatment and invoice (unless you prepaid at the beginning of the season). You have 30 days to pay to avoid scheduling delays. After 30 days a minimum late charge of $6 will be added to your account.
Q. Do you guarantee your services?
A. Absolutely! Our four-, five- and six-treatment programs come with guaranteed results. If you ever have a concern, a Seasonal Lawncare manager is available to address the concern at no charge – typically 24 to 48 hours after receiving the call.
Q. Can I seed after a treatment?
A. With a fertilizer or insect treatment, seeding can be done immediately. Pre- and post-emergent weed treatments will restrict seeding for 3 to 12 weeks, according to label instructions.
Q. Does Seasonal offer an organic program?
A. Yes, we do! Our organic program has the same timing as our non-organic program. We use the highest-quality organic-based fertilizer (please note that organic fertilizers do not kill weeds). Organic applications are applied in liquid and granular form at the same price as our non-organic programs. Please call us for more information.