Q: How can I reduce weeds naturally?
A Reducing weeds naturally requires a proper cutting, watering, fertilizing and seeding. Weeds are in constant competition with grass and grass will always win out over weeds so the best way to reduce weeds it to prevent them by having a dense lawn. If the lawn is thick, green, and healthy it will crowd out the majority of weeds and this will make it easier to control them. A good lawn care regimen combined with proper maintenance practices is the best way to reduce the use of control products and keep weeds under control.
Q: Why is my neighbors’ lawn greener than mine?
A If you have a lawn care service the chances are your lawn is one of the nicer lawns on your street. However, there is more to lawn care than just fertilizing and weed control. It is very important to follow the right watering, cutting, and seeding habits as well. In fact, if you do not water and cut your lawn properly, having a lawn care service may not help you at all. This is because improper cutting can damage the grass and all lawns need water just to survive.
Q: Why should I choose Dr. Green?
A We’ve been in business SINCE 1986 and are one of the fastest growing lawn maintenance companies in North America. We care about your lawn, your community and most importantly we care about you. Dr. Green also has a “dare to compare pricing policy” which means if any reputable company offers the same services for less, we will match their price. Dr. Green also has a quality control team who inspects the work of our technicians out in the field so that we can ensure the job is done right the first time! Our lawn treatment service truly is the best around.
Q: When should I have my lawn aerated?
A Aeration is always beneficial to the turf and is recommended on a yearly basis. It is especially beneficial if you have a clay based soil. Aeration allows air, water, and nutrients to better penetrate the soil by reducing the thatch layer in the turf. The best time to do an aeration is in the spring or the fall. This is because the grass tends to be softer and more moist which allows for the machine to remove a deeper core plug. If you want to aerate in the summer you can as long as the lawn is extremely well watered. Otherwise the ground may be too hard for the machine to remove the plugs effectively. As far as whether spring or fall is better, it really does not matter.
Q: What are Chinch Bugs?
A Chinch bugs are small insects that feed on the juices of grass leaf and can cause a great deal of damage to your lawn. The damage occurs during the hot summer period. They are attracted to hot and dry conditions so regular watering will help prevent a chinch bug infestation from occurring. Chinch bug damage looks a lot like drought conditions. You will find irregular yellowing and browning of the lawn. Chinch bugs are very hard to find but if you get down on your knees and search hard you can see them. They look like very small beetles about a millimeter long.
Q: How do I know if I have crabgrass?
A Crabgrass is a grassy weed that is lime green in color, grows taller than the rest of the lawn and grows in clumps. Cragrass is very common in the summertime because it prefers hot and dry conditions. It is usually found around walkways, driveways, and roads because those are the areas that are most hot and have the most bare spots in the lawn. Crabgrass is more difficult to control than most other weeds. As with any weed issue the best defense is prevention. Cut, water, seed, and fertilize well to keep the lawn healthy and dense and you probably will not have any crabgrass to begin with. If you do see crabgrass growing you are best to control it early because it is harder to deal with when it gets more hearty. Once crabgrass is controlled be sure to over-seed the lawn where the crabgrass was otherwise it will grow back again next year.
Q: What is your guarantee?
A Dr. Green will reapply any service that you are not satisfied with. If a problem persists, give us a call and we will treat the problem in 3 working days.
Q: How can we keep our neighbors weeds from spreading into our lawn?
A There are two things you can do. Cut the lawn at three inches and give the lawn one and a half inches of water weekly. This will keep the turf thick and healthy which will help prevent the infiltration of weeds. The second thing to do is tell your neighbors about Dr. Green. They’ll have a great looking lawn and you’ll receive a $50.00 referral credit.
Q: What is the best time of day to water the lawn?
A The best time to water the lawn is in the morning after the sun comes up. If you water at night your lawn can get fungus and if you water in the middle of the day you will lose some water to evaporation. If you are unable to water in the morning the second best time is in the late afternoon after peak sunshine and before dusk.
For the best in yard maintenance, put your trust in Dr. Green. Our lawn treatment service is the best in the business. Ready to get started on your lawn? Contact us today for a free quote!