How safe are the applications?
By far the most common question we are asked. While some chemicals are used in concentrated form, it is heavily diluted by the time we apply it to your lawn. Our applicators are trained and licensed through the Michigan Department of Agriculture in specific categories pertaining to the type of spraying and safety regulations. This licensing requires yearly updating and attending lectures on new regulations and procedures.
What can I expect after my first application?
Once Beck’s begins applications to your lawn, you’ll start noticing the effects within days. However, with our local weather, it’s hard to guarantee anything. Factors such as previous conditions of lawn, prior maintenance, and care given to area and even the surrounding area can make a difference in how effective applications can be. This is why we inspect each lawn individually before making applications so that each treatment can be custom tailored to your lawn’s needs.
I still have weeds after the application?
Some broadleaf weeds will begin to wither within a couple of days after application, others can take up to two weeks to die in some instances. In any case, we will always return to inspect the effectiveness of all our applications and adjust or respray as necessary.
When can my pets go back on the lawn?
Re-entry for treated areas varies from chemical to chemical and is determined by the label, Generally, we tell customers to hold off from letting pets onto treated areas until the lawn is dry. That can be dependent upon the time of year, weather and application itself. However, if a granular application is made, re-entry can be immediate.
When can I mow my lawn again?
Usually, we tell customers to wait at least 24 hours before mowing your lawn after an application.
What’s the right height to cut my lawn at?
Each lawn is different and is treated as such when it comes to mowing height, but a cutting height of 3″-4″ is a good rule of thumb. Cutting too short can lead to many problems, especially during hot summer months. Longer grass blades help retain more water and protect the fragile root system, allowing them to grow deeper and stronger.
Is rain good for the application?
Again, depending upon the type of application made, effects can differ. One thing for sure is the rain will help move fertilizer to the roots of the grass blades where it can be most effective. Some chemicals such as broadleaf weed control may have decreased effects usually if it’s raining at the time of application…which we try to avoid.
My lawn has been diagnosed with grubs…now what?
Depending on the time of year, treating for grubs can be done in a few different ways. Knowing their life cycle and what stage they are in is key to effectively treating infestations. This is why it is important to have a trained professional inspect your lawn and evaluate accordingly.