Lawn After Care (FAQ) – Frequently Asked Questions
Here's a list of some frequently asked questions regarding your lawn after fertilizer and weed control has been applied, if you have a question that we haven't answered here we're just a quick call away!
We provide residential lawn care, commercial lawn care, acreage lawn care, fertilizer, weed control, mosquito guard, aerating, power raking, vegetation control, and overseeding.
A typical lawn care schedule is every one to two weeks to keep your yard looking healthy. Pest, weed, and disease control are maintenance services that occur less frequently.
When you choose from one of our service packages, you can conveniently book your services online by filling out the contact form. If you’d like more information or want a customized service, call us at 403-271-2111, and we’d be happy to discuss your property and provide you with a quote.
Yes, you can cancel your lawn care services anytime.
Most residential services take less than 15 minutes (larger properties will take longer).
We do our best to keep our customers happy with their lawn care. If you are not satisfied with your lawn care services, we want to hear from you so we can make things right. Please call us at (403) 271-2111, and we will work with you to resolve the issue.
Yes, we offer organic fertilizer services with optional spot treatment of weed control. Please note that weed control is not organic.
Water the lawn the day AFTER your lawn treatment. The weed control will work prior to the watering and the fertilizer will start to take effect after watered in.
You will want to keep your pets off the lawn until it is dry (usually a few hours). At that point it is ok to put them out briefly, and once application is watered in you can resume your normal routine.
Keep kids off the lawn until it has been watered in thoroughly (as per watering instructions)
Depending on the type of weeds and weather conditions, it may take 10-14 days to see results. Initially weeds will start to wilt and brown around the edges.
Often the damage done by dog urine is permanent. It is best to replant the affected areas with new seed or sod.
Mouse damage will appear as “trails" in the lawn. Usually only the top of the grass plants are affected and will recover from the roots in the spring (this may take some time).
Lawn Weed Control
Yes, our weed treatments are included in all of our fertilizer programs and are applied on a spot treatment basis. To help protect your lawn and keep it healthy, we apply weed control only when and where it is needed. Our weed control and fertilizer programs are designed to give you a weed-free lawn while providing grass with the nutrients it needs to thrive.
Our weed control services can control the broadleaf weeds found in the Calgary area.
As a general rule, we recommend keeping kids and pets off the lawn for 12 hours after treatments. It's best to wait until the product has been absorbed and the lawn is dry.
Depending on the type of weeds and weather conditions, it may take 10-14 days to see results. Initially weeds will start to wilt and brown around the edges.
Lawn Care & Maintenance
In between lawn care services, we recommend mowing and watering regularly. Depending on the conditioning of your lawn, we recommend weed control and fertilizer, aeration, and overseeding to achieve a beautiful and healthy lawn.
No we do not dispose of grass and other debris with our lawn care services. With our power raking services, we do not take clippings with us. We leave them on site for regular compost pick up.
A common misconception about fertilizer is that it only needs to be applied during the growing season. However, to achieve a thick and healthy lawn all year round, we recommend applying fertilizer in early May or when the snow has fully melted and the growing season has started, late June to provide the lawn with nutrients to withstand the summer heat, early September, and mid-October to help the lawn grow strong and withstand the winters.
We have three types of residential lawn care packages – premium, standard, and organic.
We provide weed control and fertilization packages along with customizable options such as aeration, power raking, vegetation control, and overseeding.
We have two types of commercial lawn care packages – liquid fertilizer & weed control and vegetation control.
We provide different types of lawn care services at varying prices. You can take a look at our services and prices here. If you want to add other services or you’d like an estimate for your property, call us at 403-271-2111, and we’d be happy to assist you.
You should wait to mow the lawn until the application has been watered in thoroughly (as per watering instructions).
Lawn Power Raking
For cool season grasses, power raking is recommended in early spring. Power raking in the warm season grasses is better done in late spring to early summer. Because power raking does damage some healthy grass, it is important to power rake with enough growing season left for your lawn to recover. We recommend at least 30 days of growing season following power raking for the best results.
If you haven’t power raked your lawn before, it’s best to leave this to the professionals, as power raking can do some damage if it’s not done right.
No. We recommend power raking if thatch is more than ½” thick.
Yes, power raking is good for your lawn if there is a lot of buildup and dead matter. Power raking removes waste without damaging healthy grass. Your grass can “breathe” and recover faster from disease, pests, and heat.
A power rake should only be done when thatch has grown more than ½” deep.
No, it depends on how much thatch has grown.
Yes, after power raking is a great time to seed.
Winter Lawn Care
Yes. The snow cleaners remove debris, leaves, sticks, and other items every time. If a heavy snowfall comes and buries these objects, they can crush the grass and leave your lawn susceptible to disease.
Grass typically stops growing in late October or early November, depending on the temperature. Your lawn doesn’t need to be mowed during the winter, even if there is no snow on the ground. Mowing the grass too short during the winter can damage your lawn and put more stress on it when the snow eventually comes.
The ideal height for grass during the winter is between 2 – 2.5 inches. This is because your grass is at risk of disease if it is too long.
Aerating allows the dirt plugs to break down over the winter months and help moisture find a way to the roots. When spring arrives, you can enjoy a lush green lawn with little preparation.
Fertilizing your lawn in the fall is vital as it is when much root development occurs. Unused nitrogen from the fertilizer is stored over the winter and will help your lawn look greener.
Yes. Our mosquito guards are powerful enough to kill mosquitoes and other pests at the source while safe and non-toxic for pets and children.
After we have finished treating your property, we leave a minimal wait time for it to dry. The drying time is usually 15-30 minutes.
Unlike other repellents, lotions, and other sprays, our mosquito guard solutions have minimal odour and won’t cause irritations.
The odour of our all-natural spray is mild to the human nose and should be completely unnoticeable within hours.
Average rain should not impact the effectiveness of our service as long as the lawn has dried and bound to the plants after the treatment has been applied.
Mosquito yard spray effectively creates a shield on foliage and grass that repels insects and bugs. This solution offers protection for up to a month, which is why our Mosquito Guard services are repeated monthly to continue repelling mosquitoes and unwanted pests from your yard.
Professional mosquito spray is applied with a backpack sprayer and can cover more ground than the general yard spray bottles you find at the store. Furthermore, some ingredients in generic mosquito sprays can be toxic, harmful to humans and pets, and dangerous for beneficial insects like honeybees.
When you choose a professional mosquito spray service in Calgary like ours at Greener Grass, you can rest assured that the solution is safe, effective, and won’t harm your yard.
Our Mosquito Guard program begins in early spring when mosquitoes start breeding and laying eggs. Mosquitoes breed quickly and can turn your yard into a nesting ground. We want to prevent this so you can start enjoying the warm summer months in your outdoor space as soon as possible.
You have unlimited service calls with the package. If mosquitos and other pests are still prevalent, call us and we can schedule a service call.
Residential Lawn Care
During winter, the grass typically needs to grow more to necessitate frequent mowing. However, if occasional warm spells promote growth, it is advisable to trim the lawn in a higher setting. It is essential to avoid mowing saturated or frozen lawns.
In the spring, services like power raking, aeration, fertilization, and weed control are commonly performed to kickstart healthy growth.
Regular maintenance practices such as mowing, watering, and weed control are necessary during the summer.
In the fall, tasks like leaf removal, aeration (if not done in the spring), overseeding, and fertilization prepare the lawn for the dormant winter.
The suitability of our services depends entirely on your specific property.
While our Fertilizer and Weed Control Programs are frequently requested, we understand that each property has unique needs. Therefore, we can customize a program by incorporating additional services such as Power Raking, Aeration, Over Seeding, or Vegetation Control. This allows us to create a personalized plan that addresses your specific requirements and ensures your lawn receives the care it deserves!
Commercial Lawn Care
Greener Grass lawn care services can be used on all types and sizes of commercial properties. Our liquid fertilizer and weed control applications are recommended for our commercial clients, and we are happy to provide a quote for your property.
We can provide a beautiful, green and weed-free lawn for your place of business, condominium complexes, apartments, schools, and so much more. We also offer vegetation control service for your non-grass areas to keep these areas growth free.
Yes, our liquid fertilizer and weed control applications are recommended for your commercial needs. Call us for an estimate at 403-271-2111.
The general guideline is to avoid cutting more than one-third of the total height of the grass at any given time. This rule emphasizes the importance of maintaining an optimal height for your lawn. When the grass undergoes rapid growth in the spring, it is recommended to trim it to a height of 3 inches initially.
This initial mowing sets the standard for the rest of the season. Once the spring growth has slowed and the first mow is done, a weekly mowing schedule will suffice to keep your lawn in good shape.
It is advisable to water your lawn only during periods of drought when it truly needs hydration. Signs indicating the need for watering include folded blades of grass that attempt to conserve water and visible footprints remaining on the lawn after stepping on it.
If your lawn exhibits these signs, it is recommended to water deeply once or twice a week, aiming for a maximum of one inch of water. This typically translates to approximately 15-30 minutes of watering time.
This service is for eliminating all unwanted vegetation. It can control growth in parking areas, pathways, patios, and many others. Pricing of Vegetation Control starts from $100.00 + GS.
Acreage Lawn Care
Liquid fertilizer and weed control are offered to our larger acreage properties. We use the same method and attention to detail on our acreage properties as we do with our residential clients. All applications are applied with a truck-mounted hose to ensure a proper and even application.
Fertilizer and Weed Control are essential to maintaining a beautiful, green, weed-free lawn. Hiring a lawn fertilizer company is a wise choice to ensure proper application at appropriate times to achieve the desired results.
The Greener Grass Liquid Fertilizer and Weed Control Applications will provide your lawn with the nutrients it requires to promote growth and eliminate unwanted weeds. The number of applications each season is up to you, but our four-application program is recommended for the best results.
Book and pay for a full-season program and save the GST!
Pricing of Vegetation Control from $100 + GST
Our lawn care programs are designed to provide the proper applications are done at the appropriate time of the season to give you optimal results.
Our four application programs are designed to apply an application at approximately 5-6 week intervals throughout the growing season.
Our trained technicians will apply the fertilizer with truck-mounted hoses.All weed control is liquid + included at each application.
Lawn fertilizer is an essential part of your lawn care. Applied properly and at appropriate times, fertilizer will stimulate and maintain growth and colour, resulting in a thicker lawn. Fertilizer also helps to encourage deep roots and strong blades, making the lawn disease and weed resistant.
We offer organic, slow-release, and liquid programs. These are timed to natural growth cycles to give you the desired health and look of your grass. Our granular fertilizer is slowly released, so your lawn stays greener for longer.
We are also happy to provide an organic treatment for environmentally-minded customers. Our organic treatment uses natural compounds in the process and even provides a few extra nutrients in the process.
Greener Grass technicians are trained to maximize these cycles for the best results, and within 5-6 weeks of applications, your lawn will be the envy of the neighbourhood.
Greener Grass liquid treatment is a process applied via a hose. The liquid is a great cost-effective option whose process also helps control weeds.
Our granular fertilizer is slowly released, so your lawn stays greener for longer. We are also happy to provide an organic treatment for environmentally-minded customers. Our organic treatment uses natural compounds in the process and even provides a few extra nutrients in the process.
Greener Grass’ lawn fertilizer program is designed to stimulate lush growth and give healthy colour to your lawn. Our technicians work at scheduled intervals during the growing season to ensure the development of deep roots and strong blades of grass.
Applied correctly, a fertilizer program helps make grass disease resistant and much less prone to weeds.
Greener Grass provides three packages – Premium, Standard & Organic
- Premium – Starts from $259.95 + GST
- Standard – Starts from $229.95 + GST
- Organic – Starts from $269.95 + GST
Weed treatments are applied on a spot basis, only when and where needed. It is designed to give you a weed-free lawn all season long by controlling the broadleaf weeds in the Calgary Area.
Weed Control treatments are included in all of our fertilizing programs. We can also offer weed control in non-lawn areas (back lane, parking area, sidewalks, patios) with our Vegetation Control option.
See all of our fertilizer packages.
Generally, we recommend keeping kids and pets off the lawn for 12 hours after treatments. It’s best to wait until the product has been absorbed and the lawn is dry.
The time it takes to observe results may vary based on the type of weeds and prevailing weather conditions, typically ranging from 10-14 days. Initially, the weeds start to wilt and turn brown along the edges.
The optimal times to utilize weed killer are in the spring and fall. In spring, weed killer effectively targets weeds before they enter their growth season, preventing them from sprouting. Similarly, weeds are particularly vulnerable in the fall, ahead of winter, making it another suitable time for weed control measures.
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