General Tips and Questions
It takes three parts to have a successful yard: 1/3 watering, 1/3 feeding, 1/3 maintenance.
Did you know that the grass blade is 90% water and nutrients. When you remove more than 1/3 of the leaf blade at a time, it is very damaging to the grass. In the fast growing season, we recommend that you mow more frequently (about every 3-4 days). This process will be easier on you and your grass. You will be able to mulch more effectively and bagging will not be necessary. Overall, you will see a thicker and greener lawn when you mow more frequently.
This will encourage your grass to stand tall. Varying your mowing direction not only exercises the grass blade, but the cross striping look great too.
Wet grass clumps up easier and can clog your mower resulting in more work for you and more wear and tear on your equipment.
Prime watering times: 4:00AM – 10:00AM or 7:00PM – 11:00PM. Watering in the heat of the day causes undue stress and evaporates quickly which is ineffective and wasteful. Watering overnight can increase disease potential because it is cooler and naturally wet from the dew. If you hire a lawn mowing service, it is best to water in the evening because the lawn will be less wet during the daytime hours, producing a better result.
how much you should be watering? click the current season below:
A. Yes, QS stands behind its service. “We want your full satisfaction with every service. Simply let us know if you have any concerns and we’ll immediately make things right. We never settle for less the best for you and your total satisfaction.”
A. Our granular fertilizers are not considered hazardous. There is no record of human or pet injury, resulting from one of our applications. No lawn pest control material may legally be classified as ‘completely safe’ (bug spray isn’t either), our weed and insect controls are termed ‘practically non-toxic’, the lowest pesticide toxicity classification. The products we use are all registered for use on lawns and contain many of the same active ingredients as the products you can buy at your local nursery or garden store. Our lawnologists apply products using strict compliance with labeled instructions and they do not represent any significant threat to your family or pets.
A. Yes. Creeping Charlie is one of the toughest weeds, but we can eradicate it. We find that no matter what weeds we are treating (we treat over 50 common weeds), consistent service is the best way to knock the pesky weeds out. As soon as we reach control, our lawnologists will keep a watch for new weeds that pop up, and when they do, they will stop them in their tracks.
A. Our weed controls are the most effective available. Most weeds begin to show signs of curling and withering in 2-3 days, but it may take up to ten days before they are gone completely. Unusually hot weather, heavy rain within 24 hours of a treatment, or mowing within 24 hours after a treatment can reduce control. If weeds persist, simply give us a call and we’ll provide a re-visit.
A. Yes and no. If weed controls have been applied, we recommend waiting a few hours to an entire day before watering (depending on humidity). A brief shower should not impact the weed control treatment, it is best to leave the control material undisturbed on the weed until it is absorbed. Once the weed control is dry, it is important to water your lawn to encourage the fertilizer to being breaking down. Refer to your care card and invoice for application and care instructions. As always, call our office if you have any questions.
A. If only fertilizer was applied, you may mow immediately. If, however, weed control was applied, do not mow for at least 24 hours. Refer to your care card and invoice for application and care instructions. As always, call our office if you have any questions.
A. If we applied granular fertilizer application alone, you can begin lawn activity right away. However, liquid weed control was applied, please stay off the grass until the liquid has dried. Depending on the temperature, humidity and wind, drying should take from one to several hours. Refer to your care card and invoice for application and care instructions. As always, call our office if you have any questions.
A. The best defense against any weed is a thick carpet of grass. Thick turf doesn’t give the weeds a chance to sprout. At Quality Seasons, our main lawn care goal is improving turf density. Consistent visits insure new weeds will be stopped before they invade and spread. We’ll knock them out right away.
A. If the weed control is applied in a light rain, results should still be satisfactory. Weed control is absorbed through pores in the leaf. As long as the material is not washed completely off the leaf blade, full control will occur. If weeds persist beyond 10 days, please call us for a re-visit.