Grubs are actually the larval stage of a variety of different kinds of beetles, including May and June bugs and voracious Japanese beetles. Adult beetles lay their eggs in the soil in mid to late summer. As the eggs hatch, they develop into the white-wormish looking larvae. As the larvae grow, they work their way [...]
Pre-emergent applications put down a microscopic layer on the soil that prevents many seeds from sprouting, including crabgrass. This invisible shield is usually put down in early spring before the soil temperature reaches 60 degrees. It remains active throughout the spring and most of the summer months when the seeds begin to germinate, unless the [...]
The treatment usually dries within 2 hours. However, we recommend that you keep children and pets off the lawn for about 12 hours if possible. Avoid mowing the lawn for 24 hours after the treatment and mow at about 3".
No. In fact, rain enhances the application and gives it a more even coating.
I want to plant new grass seed this spring. Can I plant seeds after this treatment, but before the crabgrass begins to grow?
No. The pre-emergent will also stop desired grass from growing also. It is generally better to wait until the fall to plant new grass seed after a pre-emergent application has been put down. However, there are some special situations that we can help you with. Please call our office to discuss your situation.
What is slow release fertilizer and what are the advantages of using it over other lawn fertilizers?
Slow release lawn fertilizers are actually microscopic coated capsules of fertilizer that break down and release their important fertilizer and trace elements over a long period of time. Slow release lawn fertilizers ensure that your lawn's root system gets those nutrients in measured doses that won't over-stimulate the plants into a sudden growing spurt requiring [...]
A lime treatment can be an important part of lawn care and lawn maintenance. Lime is a naturally occurring element that can be applied to the lawn to help balance the soil's pH so that it is more conducive for turf grasses to thrive. Included in a lime treatment is also a calcium supplement. Lime [...]