FAQ

Do I have to water?

Yes. The schedule of watering may change, depending on the product applied and time of year, but watering is always required. For most of the growing season, we recommend 1.5 inches of water per week. Turf can survive on less and do well with more. We would be happy to visit with you about your specific watering practices and your lawn’s needs.

How long do I must I keep my pets off the yard after you fertilize?

We recommend that the applied products be watered in and dry before you allow extensive use of the treated area by pets or children. We would anticipate no problem if the pet is going out and coming right in. If we are using a product that has a higher risk for exposure, we will coordinate the application to maintain a safe environment for you, your family, and your pets.

What can I do about fungus? It comes back every year.

To minimize the damage that fungus can cause, we recommend that you employ correct cultural practices in

the part you play in caring for your lawn. Aerate the yard at least once a year. Aeration reduces soil

compaction. Mow regularly with a sharp blade. This reduces thatch build up and minimizes injury to

individual plants. To achieve optimal benefit from irrigation, water early in the day, preferably before noon ,

when the temperature and wind are at their lowest. Depending on the amount of rainfall, depth of irrigation as

well as frequency of irrigation will vary.

What is the frequency of the applications?

The six applications occur every four to six weeks, depending upon the start of the season and certain other

climatological conditions.

Why is my neighbor's lawn a different color than mine?

There is no single answer to this question. The types of grass plants present in the lawn, soil conditions, amounts and types of fertilizer used are all variables. While a difference in the color of your lawn compared to another lawn may be an indication of a problem, it may be nothing more than a reflection of the variables mentioned above, alone or in combination.

Are the chemicals disturbed by mowing?

We prefer that mowing wait until after the product(s) are watered in and dry. If you must mow, do not "bag"

the lawn.

How short will you mow my lawn?

During the spring season, we will cut the grass from 21/4” to 4” to keep the grass short during the rainy

season. In the hot summer months we will cut from 3” to 4” to keep the grass from burning. When the end of

the mowing season comes around, we will cut the grass short again to deter winterkill.

Do you bag or mulch grass and leaves?

We do not bag grass unless instructed to do so. We will bag both grass and leaves as part of a separate

cleanup service.

When and why should I mulch?

Mulching will recycle the turf’s natural nutrients to the soil.

Why do you use such big mowers?

Our equipment efficiently and effectively cut the grass, leaving the yard with a professional appearance.

What enables you to complete services professionally and quickly?

Our equipment and crews are highly efficient, but if the yard does not look great, we will be happy to address

it.

Will your crews service my lawn on the same day each week?

Yes, however rain and extra services will delay our crew by one or two days.

When can I stop mowing?

After the grass stops growing.

Why should my lawn be power raked?

Power raking benefits include:

  • · Eliminating excessive thatch.
  • · Restoring and rejuvenating existing turf
  • · Preparing turf for renovation
  • How often should my lawn be power raked?
  • Generally once a year or every other year.

    Why should my lawn be aerated?

    Aeration Benefits:

    • · Loosens compacted soil and increases the availability of water and nutrients.
    • · Enhances oxygen levels in the soil, stimulating root growth and enhancing the activity of thatch-decomposing organisms.
    • · While removing cores of soil, the spoons or tines also sever roots, rhizomes and stolons. Grass plants are stimulated to produce new shoots and roots, which "fill up" the holes in the lawn and increase the density of the turf.
    • · Reduces water runoff.
    • · Increases the lawn’s drought tolerance and improves its overall health.
  • How often should my lawn be aerated?
  • Once to twice a year.

    Why should I aerate before over seeding my lawn?

    Aerating will open up the soil cores for the seed, and increase the percentage of seed that will

    contact the soil, increasing seed germination.

    When is the best time to water my lawn?

    In the early morning hours and when instructed to do so by our fertilizer division.

    How much moisture does my lawn need?

    Most lawns need from 1” to 2” of moisture per week during the hot and windy summer months.

    A ½” of moisture per week during the cooler spring and fall seasons is sufficient.

    How frequently should I water my lawn?

    It is a good idea to water less frequently with longer watering times. For example, water on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday long enough to put down at least a ½ “ of water each day, depending on the season.

     

    Nick Corbin - (402) 397-9907 - nick@nickslawncare.com