Aaron's Expert Center

COMMON QUESTIONS

The Aaron's Greenscape Expert Center is dedicated to answering the most common questions that are asked by homeowners about the investment they have made in their landscape.

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  • How do I get an additional discount?

Pre-pay for services.

Call for information about program discounts.

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  • Why are there weeds in my lawn after round 1 was applied?

Round 1 does not usually treat existing broadleaf weeds because ground and air temperatures are typically too low to get good control. Round 1 is designed to keep Crabgrass and other grassy weeds from germinating. Post-emergent broadleaf weed control is usually applied in Rounds 2-5 when weeds are present and actively growing.

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  • When is the best time of the day to water?

Early morning. After dark is acceptable but not recommended. Watering in the evening is a major cause of lawn disease. If the lawn sits damp longer than normal, fungus will thrive.

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  • What are the strange spots and circles in my lawn?

These sometimes can be due to disease and / or insects. Lawn disease thrives due to incorrect watering and mowing practices. Although some lawns are more suseptible genetically and because of bad soil, mowing at least three inches or higher with a sharpened balde, watering correctly, aerating every year, and using preventative fungicide / insecticide and / or organic fertilizer will give your lawn the best chance for success.

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  • How can Aeration help my lawn?

A garden must be tilled every so often, and so should your lawn. Aeration allows more air excange within the soil for better root structure, and allows for better fertilization and water absorption. The cores left behind break down the thatch that contributes to lawn disease.

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  • How do preventive applications help?

A preventative goes down before any damage can get a foothold for the year. Otherwise we would have to see damage before we can treat the problem. This allows the disease / insects to hurt the appearance of your lawn. Preventative applications go down before reoccurring damage appears.

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  • How do I know what height to set my mower?

If there's one thing that helps conserve water and keep a lawn looking its best without a lot of work, this is it. Mow a patch of lawn and measure the grass height. During cooler times of the season, two to three inches is good. During the hotter months, raise the deck above three inches to leave the length for water storage in the blade. This actually slows the growth, saving you money and time.

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  • Why aren't the weeds dying after the weed control was applied?

Our systemic weed control translocates within the weed after water has been absorbed. It takes about two weeks to three weeks to see results, since both the weed and roots are being destroyed. This is Mother Nature we are dealing with here, and some weeds are harder to kill. Clover, Creeping Charlie, and Violets, for example, may need a second or third treatment.

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  • How much do I need to water and when?

Water each zone for 45 to 60 minutes or more, 2-3 times a week. If you don't have a sprinkling system, a good way to measure is to place an empty tuna can in the zone and store the water when the can is full. After a weed control application, you must water the lawn.

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