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Service Questions:
  • What is my responsibility as the home owner?
Mow the lawn at least weekly
Water if practicable
Call us if you see something unusual happening in your lawn
  • How will I know my property has been serviced?
Either a green or yellow sign will be posted at the entrance to the property. In most cases a description of the service performed along with an invoice will be hung on the door.
  • How long should I stay off the lawn after an application?
Twenty minutes to an hour. We practice IPM (Integrated Pest Management). When liquids are used our low volume application allows them to dry in about 20 minutes. Herbicides are generally fully absorbed by the plant in about an hour.
  • What if it rains after an application is applied?
Our products are rain fast in less then an hour. When precipitation is predicted additives such as stickers allow our applications to be effective even in adverse weather conditions.
  • Can I mow after a treatment to my lawn?
YES! 25 years of experimentation shows that the lawn can be mowed immediately before or after an application.
  • Do I need to water after an application?
No. However, the technician will always encourage you to water for fastest results. The products we use will not degrade while waiting for natural moisture to activate them.
  • Do I have to take the entire program?
Yes, for the best outcome.

Lawn Questions:
  • How often should I mow?
At minimum our lawns in Connecticut should be mowed weekly to a height of 3 inches. For an outstanding lawn, allow the grass blades to grow to 4 inches and then mow to 3 inches.
  • Should I rake up mowed grass clippings?
Clippings should be left neatly on the lawn except in areas where they might be tracked into a swimming pool or other undesirable location.

Clippings are a natural 4-1-3 fertilizer.  Every seven mowings yields about 1lb of nitrogen or the amount of nitrogen contained in an average lawn fertilization service.  Clippings do not contribute to thatch. Break up any clumps with a rake or a blower and leave the clippings neatly on the lawn.
  • How often should I water?
After about May 20th, water each section 3 times per week or every other day if possible. (1 hour with hose or 40 minutes with irrigation system).
  • When is the best time of day to water?

The jury is still out.  Turf agronomists think the best time to water is between midnight and 8:00am. This allows the grass blades to dry as normal in the morning sun. If you don't have an irrigation system, water when it is convenient for you to do so.


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