You're serious about outdoing the neighbor's lawn, so you signed up for turf treatment services. Now your first visit is scheduled. What do you need to do to get ready for a lawn treatment application? Is there anything you should be aware of? Today, we're going to talk about what should be done to prepare your lawn for a treatment application service visit.
Clearing your lawn of obstacles and debris is the main thing you need to do before every lawn treatment application. Objects and debris will block the chemical, fertilizer, or whatever is being applied from reaching the turf. If the treatment can't get to the soil, it won't be effective.
This includes leaves, which can be especially problematic in the fall and winter. Even a light layer of fallen leaves can greatly reduce the effectiveness of a treatment. If you do not have a lawn service to clean up the leaves for you, you'll need to get the leaves off the lawn before the day of the scheduled treatment. Many companies will not make an application if the lawn has a significant amount of leaves covering it. The application will be rescheduled once the lawn is clear.
It is easier to spot any lawn weeds in your yard if they aren't recently mowed. This is why lawn treatment companies often request that you do not mow the yard right before the visit. Even with regular treatment, a few weeds will always manage to pop up here and there, which is why ongoing treatment is vital to the weed control process.
The treatment technician will walk the lawn and spot treat any weeds that have popped up on each visit. If they are able to see the weeds more easily, it's less likely that any weeds will be missed.
Communicate with Other Services
If you have two companies providing different services, like one company for lawn care and another for weed control, make sure there's no conflicts. We've had times when we've arrived at a yard only to find that a lawn crew is cutting the yard. This can cause the service to be delayed and require rescheduling.
Follow Service Provider Instructions
Your treatment service provider will usually email you when a visit is scheduled and provide you with instructions. Make sure to read these notices carefully and follow instructions from your service provider.
If you don't understand something in the instructions or have questions about your service, reach out to them before your service date. This will help everything go smoothly and provide you with the best results from your service visit!
If you're in the Middle Georgia area around Macon and Warner Robins and looking for a professional weed control service for your yard, Real Turf Solutions is here for you! We provide free service estimates and customize a treatment plan tailored to your lawn's needs. Request a free estimate online or contact us today to get started improving your turf!
By: William Adams
In 09/2018 William started at Real Turf working in the field having never done manual labor before. He wasn't expected to last the first day. Terry recognized ways William could benefit the company more, and after 5 months of working full-time on lawn service and enhancement crews, William was given a position doing digital marketing, IT, & quality control work.