Intended for Central Indiana lawns only. Conditions may be different
in your area. Check with your local lawn care companies for answers
in your area.
How long do I need to keep my pet off the grass
after you spray?
We asked that you keep your pet off the grass until the grass has
completely dried. This may take one to several hours. If you are
in doubt on how long to keep your pet off the lawn, wait 24 hours
before letting your pet on the lawn.
How long do I need
to wait after you spray to mow?
This depends on what type of application we are doing. We would
like to see you wait at least 24 hours after we spray a broadleaf control
product (for dandelions, clover, buckhorn, etc.) before mowing.
This gives the broadleaf control product the time it needs to be
completely effective. We will inform you if you can mow before this
Will the applications hurt my flowers or garden?
We are able to spray close to flowers or gardens without hurting them.
Care is taken so as not to hurt the plants. We have never had any problems
spraying around flowers or gardens.
Will the applications
hurt my pet?
There is usually no problem spraying lawns where pets live, but
just like people, pets can be allergic to certain things. If you
take care not to allow your pet in the lawn until after it dries,
there should be no problem. Let us know if you have a pet that
may be in the lawn, and we can help you determine when it will be safe
for your pet to return to the lawn.
How soon can I water
after you spray?
Just like mowing, the longer you can wait for the broadleaf control
product to do its job the better. At least 48 hours after we spray is the
What are those dark
green circles in my lawn?
This is most likely a fungus called "fairy ring" This cannot be
controlled with a fungicide. It will not hurt your lawn. It is a cosmetic
problem that can be masked with applications of fertilizer.
When I walk through
my lawn my shoes turn orange. Is
this a disease?
This is a disease called "rust". In many cases this disease will
thin your lawn a little. However, severe cases may cause more
damage. We can help you determine what action to take.
Will I have to mow
more if I start a lawn treatment
Not necessarily. If your lawn is mostly weeds you
are probably mowing them more often than if you had
no weeds and only grass. A properly fertilized lawn
will only add approximately 3-5 more mowings per season.
The amount of water supplied to the lawn is more a determinant of
the amount of mowings in a season.
you do mowing?
While we do specialize in
lawn treatments, we also offer many other sevices
lawn care. We have teamed up with other lawn and landscape
professionals to offer you a wider variety of lawn care related services.
Some services we provide directly and others we ask assistance from other
well qualified companies and individuals. We hope to be your one stop shop
for all your lawn care needs.
I have moles. What
can I do to get rid of them?
This is one of the most frequent questions we get. Unfortunately, you
won't like the answer. Moles are one of the hardest pests to control. The
best way to combat moles is to set traps. Your local hardware store or home
center should have a variety of traps to choose from. The
When is the best
time to water my lawn?
The ideal time to irrigate a lawn is from 4:00 to 8:00 a.m. The second
best time to water is from 8:00 to 12:00 p.m. Watering an established turf
midday is not very effective. A large amount of water is lost through evaporation,
making it difficult to thoroughly wet the soil. Although not recommended,
watering does not cause the turf to burn.
How much water should
I apply to my lawn?
Most lawns in Indiana will need from 1 to 1 1/2 inches of water per week.
It is best to apply this amount of water in a single thorough soaking, or
equal applications of water three to four days apart rather than in light
every day. The soil should be wetted to a depth of 6 inches following an
A complete wetting of the turfgrass rootzone is the most beneficial for turfgrass
plants. Daily light irrigations promote shallow rooting, nondrought hardy
and encourage crabgrass. (Source: Purdue University Turf Tips)
What kind of grass
seed should I use?
Indiana lawns usually consist of a variety of grasses. It depends on
the area you are wanting to plant the grass seed. We can help you
determine what kinds of grasses to use for your situation.
When is the best
time to seed my lawn?
The best time is in the fall. Soil temperatures are generally higher and
more constant in the fall. This allows grass seed to germinate rapidly
and establish quickly. Also, there is no threat of competition, from annual
grasses like crabgrass, in the fall. The second best time is in early spring
when the ground is being frozen and thawed. This provide cracks and
crevices where the seeds can lodge until the soil temperatures reach the
Will the lawn applications
burn my lawn?
We use the right products at the right times. We have never had a problem
with burning lawns.
My neighbor said
my grass is just dormant, but it looks
dead. Is it dead?
Your neighbor is probably right. During summer stress periods, turf
grasses will enter into a state known as dormancy. This is a protection
mechanism. Upon more favorable weather conditions, your lawn will
come out of dormancy and usually fully recover.
My grass looks dead,
and I can peel it up like carpet.
What causes this? Is it dead? Will it come back?
This is probably due to grubs. Grubs are the larvae of beetles like the
Japanese beetle and the June beetle. The grubs feed on the roots of
turf grass. Grass that has been damaged by grubs is dead. It will not
come back. To prevent grubs from damaging your lawn, an insecticide
needs to be applied to your lawn before grubs begin feeding. This
application usually needs to be done sometime before the end of August.
Can I plant grass seed after your application?
It depends on what we applied to your lawn. Asking us before you
do any seeding is the best.
Do you guarantee
Yes. We aren't happy until you are.
How long should
we stay off the lawn after an application?
If a liquid application is applied, you will need to stay off the lawn until
it has completely dried. If only a granular product is applied, you may
enter the lawn immediately. We will inform you of what type of application
Should I roll my
Rolling your lawn does more harm than good. Heavy rolling can cause
soil compaction, which can increase soil moisture stress the following
summer. You should not use a roller to try to correct unleveled lawns. You
can, however, use an empty roller to push the crowns of grass plants back
into the soil caused by heavy freezing an thawing. (Source: Purdue University