How long should I wait to mow my lawn after a treatment?
We recommend that you wait 24 hours after a treatment before mowing your lawn to allow any liquid treatment to be fully absorbed, and for moisture to help the granular products get down into the soil. Always remember to keep your mower set at about 3 to 3 ½ inches when cutting the grass. And mulching your grass is better than bagging it. You return the clippings to the soil where they can add nitrogen and keep them out of the landfills.
I have the grub preventer but I am still having issues with moles.
While grubs are a food source for moles, their favorite food is earthworms. So, if you have healthy turf with lots of worms you can still have moles. If this is a serious problem in your yard we have a mole service to help provide a remedy/
The tech did not spray heavy during my mosquito application.
Our technicians use a backpack blower that creates a mist to treat for mosquitoes. It doesn’t create a heavy “fog” that you can see clearly while they are treating your property. This mist attaches better to the foliage where mosquitoes hide during the day and helps to create a long-term barrier preventing them from laying eggs.
Why do you call me all the time?
Taking care of your yard is important to us and we want you to be happy and satisfied with our services. If we see something that may cause problems in the future, we want to let you know about it before it becomes an issue, and we want to give you the option to correct it.
I have tire tracks on my lawn. I can clearly see where the technician drove.
- a. Our equipment uses wide, low-pressure tires to minimize any damage to your lawn. If you see tire tracks, they should go away within a day. If they last more than 24 hours, your lawn could be thirsty.
- b. Check out your most recent service invoice. If there was a problem such as a lawn disease, the technician would have noted it for future treatment.
I have brown spots on my lawn.
- a. The first thing to do is to check your recent invoice. If our technician noticed any issues when they were treating your lawn last time, they would have made a note for you. If you can, send us a picture of the problem area, or check out the lawn diseases page on our website to see if any of the pictures there may match what you see in your lawn. This will help us diagnose the problem before we come out to your home.
- b. If your whole lawn is brown, it could need water. Particularly in the summer season when it’s hot, your lawn needs at least 1 inch of water per week or it may go dormant and turn brown.
You have already done applications this month.
We want to make sure our treatments are as effective as possible, so we space the applications out to be the most effective and schedule them accordingly. So, you may receive multiple services due to the timing requirements of the products. Certain products like a grub preventer or lawn disease preventer all must go down at the correct time of year, which might not be the same time as your fertilizer treatment.
My lawn is too dry for you to treat.
Lush Lawn uses a granular fertilizer that breaks down over time. This is better for your lawn in the summer months when it isn’t raining as much. The fertilizer is absorbed as it is watered into the lawn getting down into the root zone better. In the warmer months, we only spot-treat for problem weeds. This is more effective and prevents us from burning the lawn.
I have crabgrass in my lawn.
- a. The first thing we need to do is make sure it’s crabgrass. If it is early in the year and the soil temperature is less than 55 degrees Fahrenheit, crabgrass will not germinate. Sending us a picture will help identify what type of grass you have, and if it needs to be eliminated from your lawn.
- b. The best way to control crabgrass is to apply a pre-emergent so it doesn’t get a chance to start growing. If it has already established itself, there are post emergent treatments we can apply to kill it.
My weeds are not dying
- a. The products we use are specialized commercial products that are designed to target specific weeds and not harm your lawn. Because of this, they don’t kill the weed instantly. The product is absorbed into the plant and typically takes 7-10 days to see the effects.
- b. Some weeds are easier to kill than others. Dandelions and other broadleaf weeds are typically controlled after one to two treatments, and you will see them curl up and die within that 7-10 day window.
- c. Some difficult-to-control weeds like ground ivy and wild violets will take longer (more treatments and more time) to control. Your technician will note this on your paperwork so you know this will be the case.
When will you be here?
- a. If you have an email address on file, we always notify you the day before your scheduled visit so you know when we will be there. Our technicians work between the hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- b. Our next visit depends upon which services you have selected for your yard. For our most popular program, the 7-treatment plan is typically 3-4 weeks between treatments. This can vary a bit depending on weather conditions.
- c. If you are a new customer, we schedule your first application within 10 business days of signing up for service. After that, your visit schedule will depend upon the treatment plan you’ve selected, but typically every 3-4 weeks.
My lawn was treated today. When can I get on the lawn?
- a. We recommend waiting at least two hours after a liquid treatment such as weed control has been applied before you go back into the yard. Once the product has dried, it can’t be washed off the plant and won’t harm you or your pets.
- b. If we only applied a dry granular product (fertilizer or pre-emergent treatment), it’s safe to be on your lawn right after the treatment.
The technician wasn’t here very long. Was everything completed?
It’s not how long a technician is at your home that matters, but rather the care taken when applying the product that makes the difference. We use powered spreaders/sprayers that cover a larger area than a push spreader, allowing for greater efficiency. In open areas, our sprayers can cover a path over 8 feet wide at a time. Because of this, we can treat an average-sized yard in less than 10 minutes if there aren’t too many obstacles to drive around.
And don’t forget we guarantee our work. If the weeds don't start to curl up in 10 days let us know and we’ll come back to retreat the area.
The tree technician did not spray my trees heavy enough or did not spray all of my trees.
When spraying trees we utilize an integrated pest management technique. We carefully observe the trees’ condition and adjust the amount of product used to treat just what is needed. More product sprayed does not always equal a better result, and oftentimes can limit its effectiveness. Also, certain treatments are only used for local problems – not all trees require the same treatment at the same time.