FAQ

Mowing

  • Mow your lawn regularly at a minimum once per week

  • Height of grass should be 6.25 - 7.50 cm height or 2.5 – 3 inches

  • Keep your mower blade sharp

  • Never remove more than 1/3 of leaf blade

  • You can leave the grass clippings on the lawn if you are cutting on a regular basis and not leaving more than 1/3 of the leaf blade on the lawn

  • After an application, we recommend waiting until the following day before cutting. To get the benefits of your fertilizer, you should water it in before you cut.

Watering

  • Water your lawn 2.5 cm per week or 1 inch / 1 to 2 hours per area

  • Water in the early morning. It is best to avoid overnight watering

  • Increase frequency if you encounter dry periods

  • Deep weekly watering encourages deep rooting

  • After an application we recommend waiting 6 to 12 hours before watering to allow the treatment to take affect

What is core aeration?

The process of removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration. Benefits include: improved air exchange between soil and atmosphere, enhanced soil water uptake, improved fertilizer uptake, reduced water runoff and puddling, stronger turfgrass roots, reduced soil compaction, heat and drought stress tolerance and enhanced thatch breakdown. Recommended to be done once per year in either the spring or fall and it is best to leave the cores on the lawn to decompose and return nutrients back to the soil.

What is PHC and IPM?

Plant Health Care (PHC) is a managed approach focusing on preventative measures and good horticultural practices for urban landscapes. The basic components for turfgrass are: species selection, planting methods and maintenance. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is a decision making process that uses all necessary techniques to suppress pest effectively, economically and in an environmentally sound manner to sustain healthy landscapes.

Are you licensed and trained?

We are licensed, inspected and regulated by Alberta Environment. Our field staff are either licensed applicators or certified assistants and we have ongoing training and educational programs in place. We are Plant Health Care (PHC) Accredited which identifies our certification as an industry leader. Additionally, we are members of the Alberta Construction Safety Association and have achieved our Certificate of Recognition (COR) recognizing our commitment to health and safety.

Tell me about your products?

All the products we use are registered and approved for use by Health Canada and Alberta Environment. Any product applied to your property has been thoroughly tested, regulated and approved by the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). We custom blend our fertilizer and control products depending on the time of year, weather influences and property conditions to ensure that your property receives the right application at the right time.

How do the applications work?

For your lawn program, the applications are automatically scheduled every 5 to 7 weeks. At the time of application, we will leave a sign on your lawn and information in your mailbox as to what was done. We recommend people and pets stay off the lawn until dry (approx 1 to 2 hours) and then follow the instructions on your invoice as to watering and cutting. If weather conditions interfere (strong winds or heavy rain) then your application may be delayed until the next good day. After 7 to 10 days, you should start to see results of the application. If not, please give us a call and we will check back on your site.

What are fairy rings and what can I do?

Fairy rings are ribbons or complete rings of dark green grass with associated bare areas and often have mushrooms in the rings. It is a fungus that grows on organic matter in the soil and you will find a white mycelium layer with a musty odor under the ring when active. They may grow in any type of lawn and often start due to decaying wood or roots in the soil. There are no registered control methods, but the effects can be masked. Fertilization, aerating and watering heavily is recommended. Use a “poke and soak” method by punching lots of holes in the ring and keeping it moist.

Do you offer tree and shrub fertilization?

Yes, we offer a spring or fall root fertilization that is specially designed for the Edmonton area. The fertilizer is injected into the soil using a probe to ensure the fertilizer reaches the root zone. After an application it is recommended you give the trees and shrubs a good watering to assist with nutrient uptake.

Additional services?

We work with a number of contractors who provide spring cleanups, regular lawn maintenance, rough cutting, pruning, irrigation, tree spraying, landscape products, nursery stock and much more. Just call the office closest to you and we’ll be happy to give you the names of some contractors who can assist you.

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