Frequently Asked Questions


QUESTION: Are the products used safe for my family and pets?
ANSWER: Yes, all materials are safe when used as directed.

QUESTION: How often should I mow?
ANSWER: The rule of thumb is you should never mow more than 1/3 of the grass blade height. For example if your lawn is 6 inches tall you should only mow 2 inches off. In Spring grass tends to grow faster fertilized or not.

QUESTION: How long after application do I have to wait to mow?
ANSWER: 24 Hours, this allows fertilizer to settle and for weed control to work through plant tissues.

QUESTION: When can I go back on the lawn after an application?
ANSWER: When weed control is applied wait 2 – 4 hours, or until weed control is dry.

QUESTION: How often should I sharpen my mower blade?
ANSWER: About every 15 hours of cutting time.

QUESTION: How high should I mow my lawn?
ANSWER: We recommend 2 ˝ inches to 3 inches all year. Mowing shorter will promote crabgrass and weeds.

QUESTION: What if I still see weeds after my application?
ANSWER: Weeds should start to curl and die after 5 – 7 days after application, if weeds are still actively growing after 21 days and you’re on a full lawn care program we will retreat for weeds at no additional charge.

QUESTION: Do I have to purchase a full program to make my lawn look beautiful?
ANSWER: Yes, this allows us to provide timely service and maintain quality.

QUESTION: What do I do if I find crabgrass in my lawn?
ANSWER: QTS provides full season crabgrass protection if your on a 6 step program. If crabgrass preventative is applied in the Spring we guarantee to keep crabgrass out, and will apply a post-emergent to control.

QUESTION: How often should I water my lawn?
ANSWER: Lawns should receive 1 – 2 inches of water per week either from rainfall, sprinklers or both.

QUESTION: When should I water?
ANSWER: Early morning is the best time to water. The grass should be dry before nightfall to help prevent disease outbreaks. Most fungus thrives in dark and moist conditions.

QUESTION: Do I need to grub prevent every year?
ANSWER: Yes, the active ingredient lasts only one year. Grubs prefer a healthy thick lawn, but will infest less healthy lawns. Protecting your lawn yearly is a important investment.

QUESTION: When is the grub preventative applied?
ANSWER: Late Spring.

QUESTION: Do I need to water after the grub preventative application?
ANSWER: Yes, in order to activate this product it needs to be watered in with 1 inch of water.

 



AERATION QUESTIONS


QUESTION: How often should I aerate?
ANSWER: This is dependant on soil and turf type. Highly compacted soils should be aerated at least once a year. Sodded lawns should be aerated twice a year spring and fall due to thatch and soil conditions.

QUESTION: What do I do with the soil plugs pulled up from aerating?
ANSWER: Nothing, this is your soil and it will break down over the next few weeks with rainfall, watering and mowing.

 



SLICE SEEDING QUESTIONS


QUESTION: How often should I slice seed?
ANSWER: Whenever a lawn becomes thin from heavy use or from disease or insect damage.

QUESTION: How often do I water after slice seeding?
ANSWER: Every day for 3 – 4 weeks.

QUESTION: Do you guarantee slice seeding?
ANSWER: As with any living thing new seed requires consistent soil moisture. If seed is not watered on a regular basis it will not grow or fill in. We can not guarantee seeding because you as the homeowner has the responsibility of watering the new seed to ensure growth.

QUESTION: What is the best time to slice seed?
ANSWER: Early Spring before crabgrass preventative is applied or August through late September. If pre-emergent crabgrass control is not applied, seeding can be done anytime during the year as long as it is watered.

QUESTION: What do I do with the debris the slice seeder pulls up?
ANSWER: Allow debris to dry and then it can be picked up with mower after initial watering.

QUESTION: When can I mow after slice seeding?
ANSWER: If seeding into existing stand you can mow regularly with a sharp blade.

QUESTION: I see weeds or crabgrass after seeding, what can be done?
ANSWER: If slice seeding is done in spring we do not guarantee against crabgrass. Lawn needs to be mowed up to 4 times, this can take anywhere from 30-60 days before weed controls can be applied.

 



TREE AND SHRUB QUESTIONS


QUESTION: How often should I deep root feed my plants?
ANSWER: We recommend at least once a year. Best time to do is in the fall. Some trees may require more than one fertilization per year depending on severity of tree.

QUESTION: Do I need to treat my plants every year?
ANSWER: Yes, many trees and shrubs require yearly treatments to prevent insect and disease infestations. One year of care does not mean a lifetime of protection.

QUESTION: What can be done about weeds in my beds?
ANSWER: We offer pre and post emergent control. Please call us to schedule applications


 



GOOSE CONTROL QUESTIONS


QUESTION: How does your product work?
ANSWER: The product we use effectively takes the feeding area away from the geese by rendering the turf inedible. If they can’t eat it, they have no reason to stay.

QUESTION: Will I have to spray my entire property?
ANSWER: No, we can just spray the areas where geese are actively feeding.

QUESTION: Will I have to re-spray every time it rains?
ANSWER: No, the product we use has an active ingredient that is a very fine solid particle that is insoluble in water.

QUESTION: Do I need it re-sprayed after I cut the grass?
ANSWER: No, not normally. The product we use disrupts their feeding pattern conditioning them to move on to another side. Therefore, you’ll have good control even after the compound has been mowed off. If you’re just starting the goose control program on your property it may take a second application on frequently cut turf to give the geese enough exposure to the compound to get the conditioning effect.

QUESTION: How many applications will I need?
ANSWER: Depending on the intensity of your goose problem, it may take anywhere from 4 – 8 applications per year for complete control.

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