FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to control Crabgrass?
In the Richmond market area, your first pre-emergent application should be applied no later than April 10th. Our treatment program offers season long control.

What is post-emergent weed control?
Post-emergent weed control is for dicot, or broadleaf weeds. Dandelions, Chickweed, and Clover are examples. This treatment is usually started in the spring.

Can grass seed be planted in spring when I am controlling weeds?
For the most part, no. There are a few exceptions. 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.

How do I get rid of moles?
Moles feed on insects. Our specially formulated insect control products target specific pests with insecticides both spring and fall.

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 3.5 to 4 inches. 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.

What are the brown spots I see in my lawn during the summer?
Lawn disease is prevalent in this area during the summer months and can be controlled through the use of fungicides.