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Watering after an Application standard

“The technician was just here, should I water my lawn now or wait?” Watering after an application is one of the most frequently asked questions when it comes to lawn care applications. To answer this question, you must understand that lawn care applications are typically 2-parted and therefore have a 2-parted answer. Yes, the lawn does need to be watered following a lawn care application because of the fertilizer, but has to be watered after a certain time frame because of the weed control. Granular Fertilizer Applications The granular fertilizer or pre-emergent applied during a lawn care application should be watered into the soil within 10-14 days of the application being applied, from either rainfall or irrigation. Granular fertilizer must ...

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Annual or Perennial Bluegrass standard

During the spring and early summer months, many homeowners start to notice an odd type of grass, often considered to be a weed, popping up within the lawns. It is lighter green in color, has rough textured leaves and bunches of seeds that form at the top. While these patches may resemble a weed, and are often considered to be such, it is most likely annual or perennial bluegrass. Annual Bluegrass Annual bluegrass becomes a nuisance in the late spring, during its final reproductive stage when begins to produce seed. This is a 2-3 week period, usually in May when the bright green grass produces a seed head that is capable of producing hundreds of seeds per plant. At this ...

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Quackgrass standard

Have you noticed a different type of grass popping up within your lawn? It’s pretty obvious when something new pops up that doesn’t blend in with the rest of your lawn. Chances are, your lawn has been infested by quackgrass! What is Quackgrass? Quackgrass is a creeping perennial grass that is considered to be a weed. It looks similar to annual ryegrass and may also resemble crabgrass; however quackgrass is easily noticed by its long tapered blades that are thicker than the average blade of grass, usually about 1/3 inch thick and attached to a hollow stem. Quackgrass also has a distinctive leaf blade that wraps around the stem of the plant with clasping auricles. Unlike the shallow roots of crabgrass, quackgrass ...

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Benefits of Grass standard

Grass is everywhere. We don’t think much about it, it’s just there and we cut it, rake it and fertilize it without ever realizing the effects and benefit grass has on our daily lives. Similar to trees, healthy green grass has environmental benefits such as carbon dioxide absorption and oxygen production and so much more. Carbon Dioxide & Oxygen Everyone knows that trees are important factors in the absorption of carbon dioxide and production of oxygen, but most don’t realize the grass and other plants do the same thing. It is the process of photosynthesis that allows all plants, including grass and trees, to take the carbon dioxide out of the air and use it in combination with water and ...

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Frost standard

With cooler temperatures in the late fall, throughout winter and into early spring, frost may appear. A cool frosty morning can be a beautiful sight while enjoying a cup of coffee but can cause concern for the lawn and other plant life. What is Frost? It is a coating of ice crystals, formed by moisture in the air overnight, among other things. In our area, this ice usually forms as white ice crystals or frozen dew drops on the grounds surface. What Causes the Ice Crystals? A lot of meteorology knowledge goes into predicting if a frost will occur because frost depends on the air temperature, the dew point and the barometric pressure. The ice crystals are formed when the ...

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When Pricing Lawn Care standard

When pricing lawn care it is important to shop around and get different prices from numerous companies within your area. It is important to remember that cheaper is not always better and sometimes the price really is too good to be true. Every industry has their own tricks of the trade or sales gimmicks to lure customers in but most of those tricks are easily debunked with some careful consideration and comparisons. Cheap or Free Applications Marketing is how companies reach out to potential customers and reel them in by advertising their special or discounted pricing. Two of the biggest marketing schemes in lawn care are “your first application at a discounted rate” or “first application free when you buy ...

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Child and Pet Safety standard

Whether you have a two legged bundle of joy or a four legged furry friend or both, we love them immensely and want to keep them happy, healthy and safe. We want to give them (and us) a beautiful green lawn to play in, but are often concerned about child and pet safety and the effects from lawn care. With new advances in product development and application methods, lawn care may be safer than you think, when following all of the important safety recommendations. Fertilizer Many homeowners call us with concern about granules of fertilizer on their lawn, and ask if their children or pets need to stay off the lawn until those granules have broken down completely. The answer ...

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Chemical Drought standard

During the winter, lawn care is the last thing on most peoples’ minds, especially when there is inclement weather in the forecast. Ice melt & salt products are important to apply to sidewalks and driveways to prevent slips & falls; however, it is important to keep these products out of the lawn and landscaping to prevent chemical drought. Safety First and foremost, always be sure to follow precautionary procedures in case of inclement weather by applying ice melt or salt to any surfaces that require it. Chemical drought is a nuisance but should not be used as a deciding factor of whether or not to apply these items. Personal safety is much more important than a few spots that may ...

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Choosing a Lawn Care Company standard

When deciding on a lawn care program for your lawn, one of the toughest battles can be choosing the company to hire. With the right amount of research, selecting the best company for your needs will be worth the time, money, and will greatly benefit the lawn. Start Shopping Early One of the most important steps when choosing a lawn care company is to start choosing early. The winter months are a great time to start your research, ask friends and family, as well as contact lawn care companies to ask any questions you may have. While estimates may not be able to be conducted right away in the winter months, it will at least get your name onto the schedule ...

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Spring Lawn Care Tips standard

Spring is the time of year that homeowners are finally able to get back onto their lawns to do some work and enjoy them. Following the proper spring lawn care tips is essential for having a healthy and beautiful lawn throughout the year. Cool Season Grasses Grasses such as fescue, bluegrass, and rye will start greening up and growing. This is the time when proper maintenance and lawn care practices are essential, especially to help prepare for the dormant summer months when the lawn will endure most of its stress. Warm Season Grasses Warm season grasses such as Bermuda and Zoysia will start their green up and growing season in the late spring, usually in April or May depending on ...

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