Frequently Asked Questions
How much do your services cost?
We cannot accurately answer this until we visit your property for an evaluation then we will measure and calculate the exact square footage of turf you have.
I want a nice green lawn but I am very concerned about the environment. Are there ways to both? Are there products and services that you offer that are "environmentally friendly"
Why does my lawn need 5 applications of fertilizer per year? Are they all necessary?
What do nitrogen, phosphorous and potassium do for the lawn?
What kind of grass do I have in my lawn?
1) Kentucky Blue Grass, which is 1/8 of an inch wide, has a V shaped blade, darker green than any other grass and the growth is aggressive through rhizomes (roots underground). Kentucky Blue Grass goes dormant during a drought.
2) Perennial Rye Grass, which is 1/8 inch wide with a pointed tip, dark green but lighter than Kentucky Blue Grass and it is shiny on one side, this will not fill in naturally like Kentucky Blue Grass.
3) Fine Fescue, which is 1/16 of an inch or less (hair-like) and very soft to touch. The color is dull grey green, it grows fast and is not very drought tolerant.
I hired a lawn care company so why is my grass still browning out in the Summer time drought?
Do you have a solution for dog damage on my lawn?
I have a shady, mossy area in my lawn where grass does not seem to grow. I seed the area every fall, the grass comes up fine, then dies the next summer and the moss comes back. What am I doing wrong?
Several aerations over the next few growing seasons may help along with reseeding with a grass seed that is better suited to shade. Moss loves cool shady conditions and is not the cause of the grass dying. Try to reduce the amount of shaded areas by thinning the tree canopy to allow sunlight and air flow into these areas.
Do I really need lime for my lawn?
Yes, we highly recommend this. Adding lime to a lawn helps adjust the soils ph levels, which affects the grasses ability to absorb the nutrients necessary to grow properly. Liming is an important part of a turf management program. Lime is safe to use, non-toxic to humans or grass, and will not cause pollution problems. We use pelletized lime which has been in use for several years and while it is more expensive this material is easier to spread and more controllable than regular liming materials and eliminates dust problems.
I have thatch build up in my lawn, do I need to core aerate?
If I have moles in my yard does this mean I have a grub problem?
How do I get rid of grubs in my lawn?
To eliminate grubs in your lawn an application of an insecticide is recommended from mid-June through July. Treating the grubs at this time is very effective because the grubs are at the highest point in the soil mid-June through July.