- Do I need to be at home when you service my property?
- Why do you use slow release nitrogen while other lawn care companies use fast release nitrogen?
- Will one application of broadleaf weed control be sufficient for the year?
- Will rain or watering affect the application?
- Will your applications control bermuda grass, quackgrass, tall fescue, and/or brome grass?
- Do your regular applications control turf disease?
- What is IPM (Integrated Pest Management)?
- Will the application damage my trees, shrubs, flowers, or garden?
- What is the best way to mow my lawn?
- How do I make payments?
- Do I need to sign a contract each year?
- Is Pro Green commercially licensed for pesticide applications?
1. Do I need to be at home whan you service my property?
No. When we treat your lawn we will flag it for you. We'll also leave lawn information and instructions regarding your application at your door. If you would like to be called ahead before an application, or have special plans in the yard that we should be aware of, please call our office or tell our lawn technician. (back)
2. Why do you use slow release nitrogen while other lawn care companies use fast release nitrogen?
Each time we do an application on your lawn whether liquid or granular fertilizer, it contains at least 25-40% slow release nitrogen. We spend the extra money for this because of the benefits it provides.
- The growth is more even and color lasts longer
- Eliminates growth surges that promotes more mowing
- Increases turf resistance to heat, drought, and disease
- Prevents nitrogen from leaching into the soil
- Prevents burn (back)
3. Will one application of broadleaf weed control be sufficient for the year?
Broadleaf weed control products only kill weeds that are present. They do not prevent weeds from germinating. Broadleaf weeds germinate through out the year, thats why we may spot treat your lawn with a broadleaf herbicide during any one of our visits if weeds are present. Some hard to control weeds may also need to be sprayed more than once. (back)
4. Will rain or watering affect the application?
Rain actually helps the fertilizer, insecticide and crabgrass preventors by being washed in. Many times we recommend our applications to be watered in or they may not work as effectively.
Broadleaf weed control, however, should be on the turf for at least four hours before any rainfall or irrigation. (back)
5. Will your applications control bermuda grass, quackgrass, tall fescue, and/or brome grass?
No. Glyphosate (Roundup, Kleenup, etc.) is the only active ingredient available that will control perennial grassy weeds. The only effective removal is to spray and totally kill off effected areas and then re-seed them in the fall. (back)
6. Do your regular applications control turf disease?
No. Turf diseases are inconsistent every year. Preventive treatments are too costly to apply and every lawn is different because some grass cultivars may be susceptible or resistant to the disease pathogens. We do offer a disease treatment program only if needed should disease symptoms show up. (back)
7. What is IPM (Integrated Pest Management)?
IPM (Integrated pest management) is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests and their damage through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant turf or plant varieties. Pesticides are used only after monitoring by us indicates they are needed according to established guidelines and treatments are then made with the goal of only removing only the target organism. The pesticide selected is then applied in a manner that minimizes risks to people and their pets, beneficial and non-target organisms, and the environment. (back)
8. Will the application damage my trees, shrubs, flowers, or garden?
No. Our applicators are licensed by the state and our company holds training throughout the year. Our spreaders are equipped with shields to help prevent unwanted coverage to specific areas in the yard. Also with the low pressure that we use in our hand held sprayer and the coarse droplets they put out, we can spray right up to the edges of flowers and gardens. (back)
9. What is the best way to mow my lawn?
In the spring keep your grass 2.5 inches high after cutting. June through August keep your grass three inches high after cutting. In the fall lower it back to 2.5 inches. You do not have to catch the grass clippings if you mow often enough. Never cut off more then one third of the total length of the grass blades at one time. By following these rules, your lawn will be less stressed and thus thicker and greener with fewer weeds and have a deeper root system to help it become more heat, drought and cold tolerant. (back)
10. How do I make payments?
An invoice with a return envelope is left on your door after each application. Payment is due when you receive the invoice. We also offer a pre-payment plan January thru March 1st. Pay at that time and receive a discount. Please contact us for more details. (back)
11. Do I need to sign a contract each year?
No. We'll do the same continuous service every year until you notify us in writing you desire otherwise. We also send out a letter in the preseason reminding you of the services you're scheduled for. (back)
12. Is Pro Green commercially licensed for pesticide applications?
Yes. PRO GREEN is licensed for pesticide applications in accordance with the state of NJ. The NJ Pesticide license is 97524A. Additionally, our applicators are both NJ certified for both Horticultural and Lawn applications. (back)
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