FAQ

We recommend a soil test to determine the current soil structure and nutrient levels of your lawn. Soil testing is the only way to obtain this important information. A soil sample from your lawn is sent to a laboratory specializing in soil analysis. By analyzing the soil test results, The Lawn Company is able to provide you with the specific lawn care recommendations needed to adjust your soil’s nutrient balance. Balanced soil is the foundation of a beautiful lawn!

We recommend Corn Gluten to help thicken your turf and suppress weeds, especially crabgrass and dandelions. Corn Gluten is an all-natural, pre-emergent weed control. It is an alternative to chemical herbicides. Corn Gluten offers a number of benefits, including fewer weeds, less disease, greener grass and greater resistance to drought conditions.

We are a small, locally owned natural lawn care company which stresses personalized attention. The same individual will treat your lawn throughout the year. If you are a returning customer, you will recognize the same faces as last year! Each of our employees has years of experience in natural lawn care.

The height of mowing influences competition against weeds such as crabgrass – the higher the cut, the lower the weed infestation. Infrequent, “deep soak” watering encourages a deep, healthy root system. Frequent, light watering encourages shallow roots and weed germination.

Yes, leave the grass clippings on the lawn. This will help your lawn retain water (grass clippings are 80% water) and it will return needed nitrogen. As the clippings decompose they help to feed and support the living organisms in the soil. Clippings should be uniformly distributed rather than left in clumps.

Water early in the morning before 9 am. Mid-day watering wastes water due to evaporation. And try not to water at night if you can avoid it. Night watering can encourage fungus growth. Water your lawn less frequently but for longer periods of time. This helps your lawn grow deeper roots.

Here’s one test. Walk across the lawn. If the grass springs back up after you walk across it, then there’s no need to water. If the grass lays down flat after about 30 minutes, it’s time to water the next morning.

Remember we are only a phone call away (442-LAWN) to answer any question that you may have regarding your lawn care.

After a lawn care visit, we will leave you information on your front door indicating the services provided, along with seasonal lawn care tips and any additional follow-up instructions needed.