FAQ: We have the answers

This section will be updated regularly, if you have a question feel free to contact us by phone or email at info@groundsservices.com.

How are my applications scheduled and how often can I expect you out?

Applications are spaced [roughly] every 6-8 weeks, depending on the weather & your particular program. If weeds come up in between visits, give us a call. We'll get a technician out as soon as possible to apply the weed control.

What is a lawn care program?

Our most common lawn care program consist of applications 1-5 and a grub control. You may modify your program and/or services to meet your lawns specific needs at any time. Other popular lawn care services for outside site work include: Lawn Fertilization, Weed & Vegetation Control, Insect Control Services, Disease Control for your lawn or trees, Tree & Shrub Care Services. We offer a wide variety of solutions and can build a custom program to fit you.

What Weeds Are Controlled With Weed Control?

Liquid weed control is a target-specific herbicide; that means it will only target broadleaf weeds while leaving your turf grass alone (will not cause damage to your grass). Plants like Dandelions, Plantain, Clover, Spurge, Poison Ivy, Ground Ivy and Many Others will be targeted. Weed control does not target crabgrass though. To properly target crabgrass a pre-emergent herbicide should be put down in the beginning of the season prior to germination.

I Want To Seed My Yard:

Do it in late summer/ early fall! One of the most common misconception of lawn care is to seed in spring or summer - not so. During the later growing season, your soil temperatures are already above the germination degree, weather is [usually] wetter and you are not applying a pre-emergent crabgrass control along side it. Target time to seed starts mid-late August and moves through most of the fall.

What is a roll over service?

A service roll over is pretty common for companies like ours. After one season ends, your services automatically roll over to the next season. For example, your lawn care applications will remain active and automatically be on schedule for the next season unless you let us know otherwise. If needed, we can contact you prior to coming out the next season. Just let one of our staff know and we will add a call ahead note to your account.

Does Grub Control also Control Moles?

We hear this question often... So often that it was actually the inspiration for this FAQ. The fact is grub control does not control moles. It's not a mole repellant nor a pesticide that targets mammals. It does, however, control the grub population in your yard and grubs are one of the things moles eat. Moles also eat earthworms (which is actually their preferred food source) and subsurface insects. For more information on moles, click here.

What happens if it rains after a Chemical lawn care application?

Grounds Services use granular fertilizer pellets and liquid weed control. Rain will actually help the granular fertilizer break down and get into the soil - however, if there is a lot of rain then the granular fertilizer may be washed off the surface or leach right through. Liquid weed control will need to be reapplied if it has rained within 2 hours after our visit. We try very hard to route our services as so rain does not cause conflicts with your services, though in the event it happens, give us a call to set up a technician visit.

How long do my kids and pets need to stay off the lawn?

You want the product to dry completely (about 3 hours) before allowing minimal activity on the lawn (such as to let your pet go to the bathroom), though we would recommend waiting until the next day for regular activity. We also offer pre notification options so you can prepare your lawn, family & pets. Call to find out what we can do for you.

Fertilizer and Grass Eating Dogs:

Some pets are known for their grass-eating habits. If you have a pet which munches on the grass it is recommended to water the fertilizer in (10-20 minutes) before allowing normal activity on the lawn for your pet. The reason is that the nitrogen in the fertilizer has a salty taste which promotes the dog to try and consume more of it if they are grass-eaters. They will get an upset stomach if they eat too much fertilizer. If this happens give your pet water to help move the nitrogen through his or her system faster.

Can you tell me when you will be coming?

Yes! We can do a call ahead or an email. Let us know what works for you!

When can I mow my lawn?

If you plan on bagging the grass clippings, we ask that you wait 1-2 days. If you do not plan on bagging your clippings, you may mow the next day since the fertilizer will be discharged back into the lawn.

Refund Policy:

If you prepay for services for a year and something comes up (winter comes early, moving, financial, any reason), you may request a refund for services which have not been completed or any cash on account. We are unable to refund for services which have already been completed, though if you are not satisfied with your service or if the lawn is not responding as expected, we will work with you to get your lawn looking great!

If you have questions, call Grounds Services today at 419-536-4344.

 

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