A big misconception is that Moles only feed on Grubs, when their diet actually consists of mainly earth worms. Neither Grub Control nor Insect Control will help get rid of Moles. There is a product that you can purchase called TALPIRID that can help with the moles. You can also purchase online Gopherhawk Traps. Unfortunately Carefree Lawn does not perform this service.
All brown spots in your lawn should be inspected for turf damaging insects by a licensed technician. Don't wait for your next visit call our office for a free evaluation right away.
We recommend no shorter than 3 1/2 inches. But the hotter the weather, the higher you should mow. Higher mowing promotes deeper roots, prevents water loss by shading the soil, and reduces weeds by preventing sunlight from warming weed seeds. Taller grass also cools the soil and reduces heat stress.
Keep mower blades sharp. Dull mower blades can rip and shred the tips of your grass blades, turning them a bleached, tan color and leaving the whole lawn looking brown. For best results, sharpen mower blades several times per year. if you have a large lawn, sharpen them once a month during the mowing season.
Mow often enough but be sure that no more than one-third of the total grass blade is removed in any one mowing, Mowing too short removes too much of the green part of the plant, leaving stalk-looking crowns and stems. This gives the lawn a brown, scalped look and weakens the grass. Recovering from even a single "scalping" sets the lawn's growth back many weeks.
We recommend waiting at least 24 hours before mowing after an application.
Product labels state waiting for products to dry before allowing children or pets back out onto the lawn. However, to be safe, we recommend waiting 24 hours.
Keeping your lawn thick, green and healthy means doing several things right. One of the most important is making sure there's enough moisture to maintain growth.
Your lawn will need watering if any one of the following occur:
Nature's rainfall schedule is not dependable. Some additional watering is almost always necessary, at least during the hotter and drier parts of the year, to avoid turf stress. Lawns turn brown, thin out, and run into more disease and insect problems when under stress. A thin, stressed lawn also creates room for weeds to invade. So whether you use underground or portable sprinklers, there are a few basic guidelines to follow to avoid these problems and maintain good lawn health.
Before 10am in hot, dry weather.
TIP: Timing Makes A Difference! One basic rule is: Water your lawn when it will be most effective.
TIP: Soak Those Roots!