Benefits of a beautiful lawn.

front lawnNothing is quite as nice as having a beautiful lush green lawn to enhance your property.  Lawn care doesn’t have to be difficult and with the right management you can have that lawn.  Apart from adding to the value and appearance of your property there are other benefits to maintaining a strong healthy lawn.

Heat and Noise reducer
Did you know that when street or sidewalk temperatures reach 100F or more your grass will remain a pleasant 75 degrees. Grass will also combine with the sound reducing qualities of your landscaping to reduce noise pollution.

Oxygen Producer
Just 625 Square feet of grass supplies all the oxygen a person needs for one day.

Soil Saver
Grass controls erosion by binding the soil together with its complex root structure, thus reducing run off and dust and mud problem. Talk to us and see how we can provide you with the lavish lawn you’ve always desired.

Frequent questions about lawn treatments.

Are the products that you use the same ones I can find in the store?

There are also some products we use that are only available to licensed lawn treatment specialists. Certainly, there are some good over-the-counter products out there too. But much of what we do is about knowing what to apply when. You are hiring us not entirely for our products but for our expertise. In the end, we don’t think you will be able to get the same results we can get if you go it alone.

Are weeds really that big of a deal?

Weeds look unsightly, but perhaps more important: Weeds compete with lawn grass. They are great at sucking up water, light and nutrients and shove your grass aside. Once your hit an imbalance of weeds to lawn grass, the weeds spread even faster. And sure weeds can be kept at bay by digging and pulling, but that is very time-consuming and difficult. It’s also often a losing battle because if you don’t remove all of the weed plant many can easily regenerate.

You treated my lawn! Why do I still have weeds?

Weeds begin to curl and wither in 5 to 7 days. And It may take up to 21 days before weeds are completely gone. Still, unusually hot weather, a heavy rain within 24 hours of treatment, or mowing immediately after an application can reduce control.

Should I avoid walking on the lawn after a treatment? For how long?

You should remain off the lawn when it is still wet after a treatment and ideally for at least 24 hours.

You should also be certain to cover your children’s sandboxes and remove toys from the area.

How soon can I water my lawn after a treatment is applied?

A light watering or a brief shower should not seriously impact weed control applications, it is best to leave our products on any weeds you have until they’re absorbed.  Other treatments may require to be watered to assist absorption.  Our technician will let you know the follow up that is required to any application.

How long should I keep my pets off the lawn after a treatment?

Your pets and their toys and food bowls should not be outside during the treatment of your lawn. They should not be allowed back on the grass until the treated area is completely dry. At that point the chemicals are largely taken into the soil and the lawn is considered safe for pets.  If you want to remain completely certain, you can wait 48 hours.

How can we keep our neighbors' weeds from spreading into our lawn?

It is very difficult to prevent weeds from around the area from encroaching on your property.  The best defense is a strong thick carpet of well-maintained grass.  This will help stop weeds from having a chance to sprout.

Why would I want to aerate my lawn?

Aeration opens holes in the soil for the penetration of water, air and plant nutrients. Since grass roots need air, core aeration helps them grow much better after the treatment occurs. Aeration also relieves soil compaction, helps manage thatch and stimulates root growth.

What about thatch? That dead grass. Is it important to remove that?

Thatch is a build up of dead grass which can prevent air, water and fertilizer from reaching the grass roots. Most lawns will have a small amount of thatch. This isn’t necessarily a problem. If thatch is thick it should be removed, however, if there is less than a 1/2-inch of thatch aerating is a better approach. To prevent thatch, keep leaves raked and remove some of the grass clippings after mowing. Even though they don’t directly contribute to thatch, they eventually increase the layer of material on the lawn surface. If material accumulates faster than it decays, thatch builds up.