Frequently Asked Questions About Lawn Care and Maintenance Frequently Asked Questions Should I Be Home? No! Unless we are instructed otherwise, our operator will complete his work and leave the billing at your door. We automatically schedule your next application in five to ten weeks. What If It Rains? Rain is beneficial to fertilizer, pre-emergence crabgrass control, and insect control. If weed control has been applied, give the material 10 to 14 days to begin working. If weeds do not begin to curl after this time call us and we will re-treat at no charge. Are Your Materials Harmful? All of our materials are registered for use on home lawns by the E.P.A. However, we advise keeping off lawn areas until dry or 24 hours after each application. When Should I Mow? You can mow or water your lawn the day after service. Every lawn needs to be mowed regularly. Close mowing ruins many lawns. Mow high and often should be the rule. Set your mower to cut at about 3-1/2 inches. Never cut more than 1/3 of the grass blade at any one time. KEEP THE MOWER BLADE SHARP. What About Mulching Mowers? We recommend using a mulching mower. The leaf blades of grass plants return large amounts of fertilizer back to the soil and do not add to thatch buildup. Mulch whenever possible. What About Lawn Disease? Our operator will notify you if your lawn has a disease, where treatment is needed, and what treatment is necessary. Because lawn disease are so unpredictable and treatments are so variable there is no guarantee as to results. Application of a lawn disease control is not part of our regular season.