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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!


What services do you provide?

We provide residential lawn care, commercial lawn care, acreage lawn care, fertilizer, weed control, mosquito guard, aerating, power raking, vegetation control, and overseeding.

How frequent are seasonal services?

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.

How do I book your services?

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.

Do you have a cancellation policy?

Yes, you can cancel your lawn care services anytime.

How long does each of your services take?

Most residential services take less than 15 minutes (larger properties will take longer).

If I don’t like your services, will you refund my amount?

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.

Do you offer environmentally friendly options for your services?

Yes, we offer organic fertilizer services with optional spot treatment of weed control. Please note that weed control is not organic.

When should I water after my application?

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.

When can I let my pets out?

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.

When can my kids go out to play?

Keep kids off the lawn until it has been watered in thoroughly (as per watering instructions)

How long will it take for weeds to die?

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.

How do I fix dog spots?

Often the damage done by dog urine is permanent.  It is best to replant the affected areas with new seed or sod.

How do I repair mouse damage in the spring?

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

The lawn in my backyard is full of weeds. Can you help?

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.

What weeds are controlled with your service?

Our weed control services can control the broadleaf weeds found in the Calgary area.

How long should I keep children and pets off the lawn after weed control services?

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.

How much do you charge for lawn weed control?

We offer three tiers for weed control and fertilizer packages, see pricing here.

How long will it take for weeds to die?

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

What lawn care techniques do you recommend?

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.

Will you dispose of grass and other debris?

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.

How often and when should my lawn be fertilized?

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.

What types of residential lawn care packages do you provide?

We have three types of residential lawn care packages – premium, standard, and organic.

What residential lawn care services are available?

We provide weed control and fertilization packages along with customizable options such as aeration, power raking, vegetation control, and overseeding.

What types of commercial lawn care packages do you provide?

We have two types of commercial lawn care packages – liquid fertilizer & weed control and vegetation control.

What types of commercial lawn care packages do you provide?

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.

When can I mow the lawn?

You should wait to mow the lawn until the application has been watered in thoroughly (as per watering instructions).

Lawn Power Raking

When should I power rake my lawn?

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.

How do I get the best results from power raking?

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.

Does every lawn require power raking?

No. We recommend power raking if thatch is more than ½” thick.

Is power raking good for my lawn?

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.

How deep does a power rake go?

A power rake should only be done when thatch has grown more than ½” deep.

Is power raking necessary every year?

No, it depends on how much thatch has grown.

Can you seed after power raking?

Yes, after power raking is a great time to seed.

How much do you charge for power raking?

Please see our power raking page for more information and pricing.

Winter Lawn Care

What is the first thing to do to your lawn after winter?

Pick up branches and other debris. Rake lightly, if needed. Rake your lawn thoroughly if you notice a lot of dead grass after winter snow has melted. Too much dead, matted grass will prevent your lawn from breathing and taking in important nutrients.

How do I take care of my lawn before winter?

Mow grass to a height of 2-1/2 inches and leave clippings on the lawn. This simple step returns at least 25% of the turf’s nitrogen back to the soil. Lawns should be put to bed over winter at the same height they are maintained over summer. Taller grass ensures a deeper root.

What is the best length for grass in winter?

If your grass is too long, it’s at risk for disease. The ideal grass height for winter is between 2 inches and 2.5 inches. This keeps grass short enough to resist disease spread, but not so short that it becomes overly stressed by cold temperatures.

Should I fertilize my lawn before winter begins?

Absolutely! In fact, the fall season is the most crucial time to fertilize your lawn. As the fall season comes to an end and colder days begin to trickle in, your lawn will slow its top growth and begin to store nutrients and sugars in preparation for the wintertime. As long as your grass is still green, this storing process will still be taking place.

Weed Man’s fertilizer contains nitrogen and potassium which are essential elements of the lawn’s reserve, allowing it to maintain its health and determine the quality of the lawn come springtime.

Do I need to aerate my lawn before winter begins?

Weed Man strongly recommends that all homeowners aerate their lawn at the end of the fall season. During the aeration process, one of Weed Man’s professional lawn care experts will pull cores from the ground to reduce soil compaction, remove excessive thatch, and provide a top dressing for the lawn. This allows for the infiltration of fertilizer nutrients, sunlight, and air down into the soil, which stimulates root growth and ultimately prepares your lawn for a higher stress tolerance in the spring and summertime.

What do I need to know about raking before the winter?

Chances are, if you rake your lawn now, any large quantities of debris will not break down fast enough to be mulched back into the lawn with your lawn mower, which will result in a suffocated lawn. Be sure to remove any large quantities of debris to ensure a healthy lawn come springtime!

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