Frequently Asked Lawn Care Questions
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How often should I water?
Your lawn needs at least 1”-1 ½” of water per week. Try watering deeply 2-3 times per week to encourage a deep root system.
I have brown spots on my lawn. What are they?
There are many reasons for brown spots. It could be anything from a dog urine burn to a fungus or insect problem. Check out our blog on the many causes of brown spots and solutions or call us for a free diagnosis.
Can I get my lawn mowed only once or twice?
At this time we only offer Seasonal Mowing services, which typically includes 28 mows.
Do you bag lawn clippings?
Yes, but we don’t like to see clippings removed lawns. Clippings are vital to the growing cycle and return nutrients and organic matter to the soil.
Why do you not cut the grass as short as my neighbors?
While the shorter grass is said to have the “cleaner” look, if the grass is repeatedly cut too short (also known as scalped) it can seriously deplete the grass’s energy reserves, weakening or killing grass and leaving the lawn vulnerable to weed invasion.
Do I need grub control or insect control on my lawn?
Grubs and insects are usually in our lawns every year. Weather conditions and population of the pests are what determines the amount of damage. Grub and insect control is not needed every year, but during the years that these pests are present you may wish you had used them. We view grub and insect control as insurance on your lawn. Learn how to spot grubs with this grub infographic!
When is the best time to plant a tree?
Trees can be planted spring, summer and fall. It is crucial that trees are watered regularly during the first year of planting. Depending on the precipitation of the following years, your trees may require watering regularly as they don’t have a large root system established to help sustain themselves.
Do you offer free estimates?
What is the process for projects?
Getting started is easy! Just give us a call and give us some info to get your estimate started. Read more about the process here!
Is my tree dead?
Using your fingertip or a pocket knife, scratch one of the tree’s twigs. If it’s moist and green underneath, your tree’s alive! Is it brown and brittle? Take a few more steps to inspect the tree.
- Scratch a couple more twigs to see if any are fresh green underneath.
- See if there are mushrooms or other fungi growing at the tree’s base.
- Check the trunk for peeling bark, cracks or splits.
- Look up into the canopy for hanging branches, deformed leaves or missing leaves.
Taken together, these signs point to a dead tree. If your tree failed the scratch test and you see one or more of these signs, give us a call to inspect the tree.