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Moderate amounts of rain before or after an application will either benefit the application or have no effect at all in most cases. This can vary based on the time of year and the products that were applied. Heavy rain before an application usually does not negatively affect the application but heavy rain after can. Because of the unpredictability of the weather, if you ever feel a service was not effective enough for any reason including rain please contact our office and we will take a look at your lawn.
As with any household chemical, caution is always best when pets or children are around. That is why we use trained & licensed technicians to treat your property. When used properly, the products and services we offer are safe and we always use them properly! After a liquid treatment, waiting a few hours before getting on the lawn is best. This is a precaution to avoid any chemical from being tracked into your house.
We do not offer one time treatments as it is not beneficial to your lawn. Lawn care requires consistency throughout the year. One application here and there will not get you a healthy weed free lawn. Being proactive is an important part of the care of your lawn. Most of the time the treatments we provide are for the upcoming months. There is almost no reason for a one time application when it comes to most of our services. There are a few exceptions such as a 1 time Mosquito control.
Grassy weeds will turn yellow, brown and begin to shrivel up. Broadleaf weeds will go through a rapid growth process as they die at a cellular level. Once the rapid growth reaches peak, they will then also begin to shrivel up. It is best to mow/cut the weeds after they have been treated to further shock and kill the weed.
Within 10 to 14 days at the most is when you should start seeing some result. Some products act faster and some take a little longer. During certain periods of the year we use products that are quick release and other times of the year we use a slow release fertilizer that will feed the lawn over a longer period of time. Harder to kill weeds may take multiple treatments over a period of time.
You can always expect us out every 4-8 weeks. We send you an email the afternoon before each scheduled visit. Usually between 3pm and 5pm.
We guarantee our service. Please contact our office so that we may look into your service history, and set up a service call. We will asses the lawn and determine a solution based on the time of year and the needs of the lawn. During the growing season more water is often all that is needed.
We treat lawns Monday through Friday. In the event that it rains during the week, we may work on a Saturday to ensure proper timing of treatments. Because we treat your lawn just 8 times per year we do not have a set day assigned for your treatment. We email you notification the afternoon before your service is scheduled.
The treatment is still effective in most cases. We guarantee our services, so if ever in doubt, we're happy to set up a service call 10 days after the initial treatment to avoid over treating.
We do not recommend planting seed for bare areas because the pre emergent we use can keep the seed you plant from germinating just like it keeps unwanted weeds from germinating. We do however work closely with a landscaper who can install new sod in areas that may have died back. In most cases this is due to trees maturing and creating more shade. Contact our office for a landscaper referral.
We follow the recommendations of the Texas A&M Agrilife Extension which is the authority in Texas turf care. Consistency is key to a great looking lawn. Seasons in the year determine how we treat, which determines the amount of treatments needed. While it is possible to get results with fewer than 8 treatments it is often hard to control harder to kill weeds and guarantee quality.
During the spring, summer and fall seasons when your lawn is actively growing you want to water 1 inch per week. During the warmer months of summer you may want to increase this and during the cooler months of spring and fall you might want to decrease but as a general rule of thumb 1 inch of water per week is best during the seasons your lawn is actively growing. During the winter you want to water every few weeks depending on rain to ensure your lawn does not get to dry. Even when your lawn is dormant, roots are still active. While you don't want to water when it is below freezing you do still want to make sure your lawn is getting enough water that the soil is moist. You do not want your roots to dry out.
Shade is the most common reason a lawn dies. Bermuda grass needs 8-12 hours of sun per day. As trees mature they can create shade to your lawn and kill your grass. Other grasses like St Augustine and Zoysia can be planted in semi shade areas that may get 4-7 hours of filtered sun. No North Texas grass does well in full shade. Other common reasons your grass might die: lack of water causing heat stress, to much water causing disease, high traffic & long term neglect.
We can treat it! It may take several treatments to get it under control but we can do it! Chances are we have other services that will speed up the process to bring your lawn back weed free! Ask our staff for more details.
Our technicians leave a note on your door with details on the service.
This can be very hard to determine. Many times, your neighbor may have a different kind of grass than you. Even different varieties of the same grass can be different shades of green. Soil temperature can also play a part. If one yard has higher or lower soil temperatures it can affect the coloring of the grass. It call also have to do with drainage, watering frequency, when one lawn was last fertilized vs. another lawn and what mixture of fertilizer was used. Slow release fertilizer vs. quick release can affect the lawn. We use both based on the need of your lawn and the time of year we are treating the lawn.
Unfortunately, you can't have weed killing without the yellowing. The grass around those areas will recover within a few weeks. This is why we emphasize getting on a consistent program to prevent weeds from popping up. In the rare case one does come up, we will treat it, the grass around the weed will turn yellow for a brief period and will then recover. *Most lawns we have had for years won't have this problem often because they rarely have weeds for us to have to treat.
Our pricing is based on the square footage of your lawn. We use a mapping software that allows us to determine your turf square footage thus, your price.
You can water in the treatment within 24 hours or if you have to wait until your watering day, that's okay too. In certain cases we will leave details on when to water based on the products we put down, but this is only if we use a specific product that requires specific watering.