Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
As lawn care experts, we want to help you understand your lawn and landscape better. That’s why we have compiled a list of questions we are asked all the time and answered them with our best landscape tips! Many of your questions can be answered in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section. More landscape tips and tricks can be found throughout our site! If you still are not finding the landscape tips you need, please use the contact page to get in touch with us or call us.
YOU JUST SEEDED MY LAWN, WHEN SHOULD I START TO SEE NEW GRASS?Most Fescue varieties have a 14-day germination rate. Some of the Hybrid Bluegrass varieties germinate from 14-35 days. Both will be variant on current weather conditions and moisture levels. Typical growth results in 6-12 weeks following germination. It is important to follow-up the seeding process with a balanced feeding program to promote proper root growth.
DO I HAVE TO BE HOME FOR YOU TO PROVIDE SERVICES?Typically most of our properties are serviced during normal business hours depending on the degree of detail of your scheduled service. For most services, unless otherwise instructed, your technician will complete their work and leave you a list of the materials we used along with your invoice on your front door.
WHAT IF IT RAINS AFTER AN APPLICATION?Rain is very beneficial following a Pre-Emergent, Fertilizer, Lime or Grub treatment. Moisture will not affect the results of these cycles. Herbicide applications can be potentially affected in “Heavy Rain Conditions”. It typically takes around 14 days to see the weeds wilt and die. If it has been 14 days and your not seeing results, please give us a call and we will schedule a re-treatment at no additional cost to you!
I JUST HAD MY LAWN TREATED, HOW LONG UNTIL I CAN MOW?It is best to wait 24-48 hours after the application to mow. Our liquid applications can contain a special formulation of products that need to “soak into” the plant. Herbicide, for example, needs to soak in so the product can travel through the plant to achieve optimum results. If the lawn is mowed immediately following an application, the risk of less than expected results can occur.
HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO WATER?The type of soil you have determines how much water is needed. An easy way of determining how long you should water your lawn is to take a 6” screwdriver and push it into the ground around 12 hours after watering. If the ground has not been watered enough, it will be difficult to push the screwdriver into the ground. If you are able to push the screwdriver into the ground, you are watering enough.
ARE THE PRODUCTS YOU USE HARMFUL TO CHILDREN OR PETS?The products we use, when applied by trained professionals and once they have completely dried, present a negligible risk to you, your children or pets. If we are scheduled to spray a liquid application, just let the lawn dry (usually 30 min.-1 hour) before you work or play in the lawn.
WHY IS MY NEIGHBORS LAWN GREEN AND THEY DON’T DO ANYTHING TO IT?In 9-10 cases its because your neighbors lawn is full of Bermuda grass which is a warm season turf variety that thrives in the summer heat. It grows native in our soils and will stand out compared to a tall fescue during the heat of the summer. Weeds will give the same appearance. Crabgrass, Dallisgrass and Johnson grass are among some of the native grassy weeds that we have in our soils in Middle Tennessee.
DO I HAVE TO WATER MY COOL SEASON LAWN IN THE SUMMER?To keep the lawn as healthy as possible you will want to irrigate some to help promote better health and less die off from your cool season grass varieties.