Lawn Care Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I use Liquid Lawn?
Liquid Lawn is a locally owned lawn care business that cares about every customer. Our number one goal is to keep our customers satisfied and along with that, for our customers to be able to have a friendly relationship with our lawn technicians and employees. Here at Liquid Lawn, we encourage our lawn technicians to talk to every customer after each application, to ensure that the customer knows what was done to their lawn. By doing this, our goal is to create a friendly atmosphere with our customer, which will ultimately keep them satisfied.
Do you have any kind of guarantee for your service?
Yes, at Liquid Lawn we guarantee our service. We will guarantee to kill ALL of your weeds. If you notice any weeds at any time, we will come back and treat for FREE. We have total confidence our technicians will treat your property as if it is their own, AND we guarantee that your lawn will look better than your neighbor’s!!
Why should I choose Liquid Lawn?
We are locally owned and you will deal with someone who cares about you and your lawn. We return phone calls. We guarantee to kill ALL your weeds. We will notify you before we come. We have no hassle credit card billing.
Will Liquid Lawn notify me when they come?
Yes, we will. No other company will take the effort to notify you when a chemical is being applied to your lawn, but we will!
Is there a contract to sign?
No, there is no contract to sign and you may cancel at any time. Liquid Lawn has an automated credit card billing program that keeps the hassle out of bill paying.
What is so unique about Liquid Lawn?
We only apply liquid applications with larger quantities of water than other lawn companies. Our method is safer and allows us more capability to treat your lawn than companies that do a granular fertilizer.
Why is fertilizer so important to my lawn?
The best defense to weeds is a lush thick healthy lawn.
If the products can be used safely why are there some people who still express serious concerns about their use?
Many people fear things that they know very little about. In fact people naturally have a tendency to fear anything that is man-made, especially chemicals. However, many people do not recognize that there are things that occur in nature, including natural chemicals, that can be just as toxic as or even more harmful than man-made substances. It is important to recognize that it is the dose that makes the poison. All substances can be toxic (including water) depending on the dose.
My lawn care company says that they are “organic based.” What does that mean?
Well, it usually means that they are trying to make you think that they are safer than other lawn care companies. It’s unfortunate, because it may be false advertising and attempting to lead you to believe that they don’t use synthetic chemical fertilizers and dangerous pesticides. Many lawn care companies use “Bridge” products that contain chemical sources of nitrogen and phosphorus combined with reconstituted sewer sludge (Biosolids) and call it “organic based.” Most of the time these companies also continue to use pesticides freely and with no concern for reduction.
How safe are your applications for my kids and pets?
Liquid Lawn’s liquid fertilizers are not considered hazardous materials. There is no record of human or pet injury resulting from a Liquid Lawn treatment. Our products are all registered for use on home lawns and contain many of the same active ingredients as the products you buy at the local nursery or garden store. Used by our licensed specialists, in strict compliance with labeled instructions, they do not represent any significant threat to your family or pets. While no lawn pest control material may legally be classified as ‘completely safe’, our weed and insect controls are termed ‘practically non-toxic’, the lowest pesticide toxicity classification.
What risk do my children and pets face after a weed control product has been applied?
Please follow your Liquid Lawn professional’s written instructions and remain off a treated lawn until it has dried – or, as an extra precaution, for 24 hours. This will reduce the potential for contact with the material to practically nothing. When the material is applied to a lawn, it dries very quickly to the target area. Once the product has dried on the surface of plants, it becomes practically impossible to remove any residues from the surfaces.
Why is important to put out a pre-emergent weed treatment in the early spring
In order to control crabgrass, the product must go down early in the season to create a barrier which stops crabgrass germination. We recommend applying a pre-emergent before May 15 for best results.
When can I let my dog out on the lawn?
As soon as the grass is dry. Usually, this is within an hour on a sunny day in Macon.
Why did the Liquid Lawn technician make the weed control application on a rainy day?
If the weed control was applied in a light rain, results should still be satisfactory. The weed control is foliar absorbed and applied with a material to help it stick to the leaf surface before being taken in through the pores of the leaf. As long as the material is not washed off the leaf, control will occur. If you do not see leaf curling in 10 days, please call our office for a free re-treatment.
It has been three days since my application was done. Why do I still have weeds?
Some broadleaf weeds will curl up and die almost immediately and some will take as much as two weeks to die. In any case, if there are still weeds present after two weeks, simply call us and we will come right out and reapply the weed control at no extra charge.
Why do I need more than one or two visits a year?
Unfortunately, lawn care is not like switching on a light and having the grass stay green all year. Just like people, lawns need continual feeding. There are fertilizers that feed over longer periods of time, but we’re accomplishing other things as well with our visits. For example, we want to see if there are any dry spots or weed problems that need to be kept in check. In addition, some weeds appear in the spring while other weeds show up in the fall, and we need to control them all.
Why won’t my weeds die?
Our liquid weed controls are the most effective available. The weeds begin to curl and disappear in 2-3 days, but it may take up to two weeks before they are completely gone. Unusually hot weather, a heavy rain within 12 hours of treatment, or mowing immediately after treatment can reduce control. The good news is that as a Liquid Lawn customer, you can simply give us a call and we will be out to retreat your lawn within 48 hours … at no extra cost to you!
How long should we stay off the lawn after treatment?
If your lawn only received a granular fertilizer application, you can begin lawn activity right away. However, if a liquid weed control or insect control was applied, please stay off the grass until the liquid has dried or the insect control is watered into the soil. Depending on the temperature, humidity and wind, this can take from one to several hours.
Can I mow the same day my lawn is treated?
For the best results, we advise 24 hours. If you are mowing high, you can technically mow the same day and still be okay, but waiting 24 hours is best. Find out more about best mowing practices or contact our sister company for a professional landscape maintenance service.
Should I bag or mulch my clippings? Will the clippings contribute to thatch?
If you can you should always mulch your clippings. Grass clippings hold tons of nutrients and moisture. They will not contribute to thatch.
Should I water after my lawn application?
Yes, watering your application is advised but not totally necessary since we put much more water down with our applications than other companies.
How can we keep our neighbor’s weeds from spreading into our lawn?
The best defense against weeds is thick dense turf. When sunlight is unable to reach the soil, weed seeds cannot germinate. At Liquid Lawn, our fertilizers are carefully chosen and applied at the correct time to improve turf density and to protect against weeds before they appear.
How many applications do I need for my lawn?
Our Standard Lawn program treats your lawn on average every 6-7 weeks. This provides the ideal protection for your lawn.
How often should I water my lawn?
In the extreme weather patterns in Macon Georgia you will need to adjust your irrigation throughout the year. We provide all of our clients with watering instructions to be sure that there irrigation is set correctly. We also send a weekly gardening tip video out each week that will typically advise our client when to adjust their irrigation system. Be sure to check our advise on watering your lawn.
What should I do if I see discoloration or strange spots in my yard?
You should call the office as soon as you can and let us know you might have a problem. You could have an insect or fungus problem and we can diagnose the problem and treat it.
Is there an extra charge for a fungicide or insecticide lawn care treatment?
Yes there is usually an extra charge for these lawn care treatments unless you are on our Proactive Lawn Treatment Program.
What is your proactive lawn treatment program?
This is a preventive lawn care plan with 12 applications that is designed to prevent fungus and insect damage to your lawn. Take a look at the details to the plan our “Lawn Programs” page.
Are the products you use the same I can buy myself in a store?
No, we only use professional highly effective lawn care materials for our treatments.
How can I keep my pet from damaging my lawn?
Many dog owners get frustrated by the spots their pets leave on the lawn by going to the bathroom there, but there aren’t many ways to avoid this other than training your dog to only go in one particular area of the lawn. The problem is that the high quantity of salt in the animal’s urine essentially burns the turf. If this problem really bothers you, veterinarians offer some medicines that reduce the amount of salt in animal’s urine and will at least minimize the problem.
Why do I get certain problems in the backyard and not the front yard or vice versa?
Just because a front yard and backyard are on the same property, there’s no guarantee they will have the same problems. And there can be any number of reasons for this. Perhaps the airflow isn’t as good in the backyard because there is a fence and a more significant landscape there. Maybe the grass in the front yard is different than what’s in the backyard, or the soils might even be different on various sides of the house. Any of these differences could lead to problems in one area but not the other.
Does a lawn care company need to be licensed?
Yes. Any lawn care company that applies pesticides must be licensed by the state in which they apply the pesticides. That is the law.
Why was my lawn technician here only five to ten minutes? Am I getting my money’s worth?
We have specific tasks we are doing on each visit. Our lawn care equipment is calibrated to provide the proper rate, our vehicle is fully loaded for our day’s work, and we are well-organized, resulting in an efficient use of our time. We will be many more times efficient than the average homeowner because of the above as well as the fact that we do this every day. When we are out on the lawn, we inspect the turf for potentially damaging insects, weeds, or diseases. We also note your cultural practices and leave information for your review. In addition to the inspections completed upon each visit, depending on location, a free mid-summer inspection is completed with a written report left for review by the homeowner. The value you are receiving is in the good results and information. Satisfaction guaranteed – and, hopefully, through good communication up front, a realistic expectation of the results has been presented to you.
How can you treat my whole property in such a short period of time?
It all comes down to really advanced equipment—and highly trained lawn care experts who really know how to use it. The correct walking speed for liquid applications is 2.8 mph (yes, we’re that precise about things); if our technicians walk too slowly, too much product is applied. Walking speed, along with factors like arm swing motion and spray pattern, allows our technicians to treat your lawn in a short amount of time.