Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to control Crabgrass?
In the Triad area, your first pre-emergent application should be applied in early Spring. Our treatment program offers season long control.

What is post-emergent weed control?
Post-emergent weed control is for broadleaf weeds. Dandelions, Chickweed, and Clover are examples. These treatments usually start in the spring.

Can grass seed be planted in spring?
Its not recommended. When grass seed is planted in the Spring, roots don’t have enough time to establish an extensive root system. The new seedlings won’t be able to withstand the upcoming Summer heat and will most likely die off. Overseeding lawns for best effect should be left until the fall season.

When is the best time to aerate my lawn?
Power core aeration can be done both spring and fall. Fall is usually the best time because it helps relieve soil compaction from a hot summer and enhances fall overseeding.

When mowing, how high should I set my mower deck?
During the cooler months, best results are usually achieved mowing cool season turfgrass slightly lower at a height of 2.5 to 3 inches. During the warmer months, raise mower deck to cut at 4 to 4.5 inches. Some people will say 3 to 3.5 inches is fine. Trust us, we’ve seen the difference in test plots. If you’re able to mow at 4 inches or greater your lawn will love you for it! Always start out the season with a sharpened mower blade.

When is the best time to water my lawn?
Good water management practices encourage watering between 5am and 9am. Watering patterns may vary by time of year. Watering in mid-day wastes water to evaporation. Watering later in the evening hours opens the door to fungus problems.

What are the brown circles that I see in my lawn during the spring & summer?
Lawn disease is prevalent during the Spring and Summer months. This can be controlled through the use of specific fungicides. Brown Patch fungus is the most common and while getting it during its peak season may be inevitable you can reduce the risk by only watering during the early morning hours.

I know I need lawn treatments but I’m not sure why. Can you explain?
A professional lawn program provides the nutrients and protection your lawn requires but may not be able to get from mother nature alone. Proper treatments are necessary to build and sustain the best environment and soil for your lawn to thrive, at the same time providing a barrier to weeds which would otherwise fight for the same nutrients your grass needs to grow.