At Granulawn, we would like to ensure our customers can get the answers to their questions as quickly as possible. We have detailed below some of our most frequently asked questions and their answers for your convenience.
Q. My application was made yesterday morning and it rained last night, will my treatment still be effective?
A. Rain saves you from having to water in the fertilizer granules, however it can sometimes affect the weed control we apply. If you know there was at least a 3 hour window of time between your application and the rain, the weed control should have had plenty of time to penetrate and kill the weed. After two or three days, you will notice the weeds beginning to wilt and possibly the grass surrounding the weed yellow for a week or so. This is normal and means the weed control has been effective. If you do not see any change in your weeds after 7-10 days, please contact us and we will be happy to schedule a service call to come out and re-spray your weeds free of charge.
Q. There are yellow spots that appeared in my lawn after my application, what has happened?
A. Every scheduled application also includes control for weeds. Sometimes the area around the weed sprayed will yellow for a period of time after the application. This is common and will not result in permanent damage. Your lawn should recover after 1-2 mowings. If the spot does not return to normal within 14 days, please contact us and we will schedule a check-up for your lawn.
Q. How often and at what height should I mow my lawn?
A. It is very important for you to mow your lawn on a regular basis. Cutting off more than 1/3 of your lawn’s green leaf can cause stress to your turf and affect color and density, so we recommend that you should mow your lawn at least once a week. In addition, our hot Texas summers can be harsh on your turf, so we also recommend that you raise the height of your lawnmower during the hot summer season. Doing so will allow your soil to collect and hold more moisture and it also provides some natural shade to the ground beneath that tends to harden and crack in our, sometimes, blazing Texas heat.
Keep tall during winter months to act as insulation for the roots. Beginning in March (early Spring), the yard needs to be scalped, mowed low and bagged to remove old, dormant grass to encourage new growth.