What if it rains right after a treatment?
Fertilizer needs water to activate it. Weed control needs 15-20 minutes to dry on the plant. After that, the rain is actually beneficial. If you do not see weeds curling after 2 weeks, let us know. We'll reapply, at no cost to you. Weed control is guaranteed.

 

Do I need to water in my treatment?
AgroLawn uses slow release dry granular fertilizers which are activated by rain or watering. If you are unable to water your lawn the fertilizer granules will lie on the surface until it rains.

 

Do I need to be home when treatments are applied?
No. Most of our customers are at work when we perform treatments. We will leave you with an invoice on your front door detailing the work performed along with any other information you need regarding the visit.

 

How do I pay?
We will leave you with an invoice along with a return envelope after each treatment. Payment is due upon receipt. We accept personal checks. If you are interested in prepaying for the year, just call us, we do offer prepayment discounts. These discounts cannot be combined with other coupons or offers.

 

I saw the technician treat my front yard and leave, why wasn't my entire yard treated?
Many times we start our applications in the furthest corner or the back and move forward. If you were not looking out back when we started, you probably missed us. Also, we often have two technicians treating your lawn at the same time. You may have just seen one of them.

 

How was my treatment done so fast?
AgroLawn invests in the best professional equipment so that your lawn is treated with precision and efficiency. This equipment allows us to cover large areas of turf quickly and effectively. This does not mean that the treatment was rushed or performed poorly.

 

What if I need a reapplication or a service call?
Give us a call. Service calls are always free.

 

My aeration/seeding was done several weeks ago and I see little if any germination. Why?
New grass is very difficult to appreciate in its early stages. New seedlings are like fine needless and cannot be seen unless you get down on your hands and knees. The first sprouts you see will emerge from the aeration holes. Germination rates will vary depending on weather conditions and type of seed. Some seeds planted in the fall may not germinate until the following spring. It is important to wait for the entire germination period before being concerned. Try to be patient. Call us if you have any concerns.

 

My lawn was aerated and seeded a few days ago. Can I cut it?
Yes. Continue to cut your grass as usual. We always recommend that you cut the grass high and with a sharp blade. The aeration holes will protect the new seedlings and allow them to take root.

 

I had a treatment and I don't see much improvement yet. Why?
Building a healthy lawn takes time. The success of each treatment is connected to the previous treatment. Some really poor lawns may take longer to improve. Be patient, this can be a slow but worthwhile process.

 

What about next year?
Our service agreements automatically renew each year. You will receive written notice along with a pre-payment option at the beginning of each year. Please refer to your service agreement.

 

Why do we use pesticides?
Pesticides (the generic term for insecticides, herbicides and fungicides) control weeds, insect pests and fungal and other diseases. The benefit of pesticides lies in their ability to manage a pest (weed, insect or disease) problem that potentially could become out of control and could endanger your health or the health of your family, pets and plants, or threaten the quality of your home, lawn, school or business.

 

How safe are the pesticides used by professionals and homeowners?
If pesticides are handled and applied with care according to label directions, they do not represent an unreasonable risk to people, non-target organisms or the environment. Each pesticide has met the safety testing standards set by EPA.

 

What can I do to minimize any risks to me or to my family?
The simplest way to minimize risk is to read the entire product label and follow all instructions, especially protective clothing requirements. Be sure to store all pesticides securely and out of reach of children and pets. Regardless of whether you or a professional applies the pesticide, keep people and pets away from the treated area immediately following application.

If the product requires that you stay off or away from the treated area after application, it will be stated on the label. Although many products used on home lawns have no specific reentry recommendations prescribed by the product label, a good rule of thumb is to stay off a treated area until it has thoroughly dried or settled (for granular products) following pesticide application.

 

Do pesticide applications harm dogs and cats?
No, not if label instructions are followed. All pesticides are carefully tested before they can be registered by the EPA and are sold. Part of this testing includes determining possible effects on non-target organisms, such as pets.

 

When can pets return to pesticide-treated areas?
If there are any requirements regarding when pets can return to treated areas, these instructions will be on the label. Remember, some pesticides are developed and formulated for use on pets.

 

How do we know that these products aren't harmful to humans or wildlife?
The pesticide industry is one of the most highly regulated industries in the United States. Before a product is registered by the EPA, it must be rigorously tested for human health and environmental safety. This process can take up to 10 years and involve up to 120 different tests and studies. Today, manufacturers may invest as much as $150 to $185 million or more in product safety testing before a new pesticide ever comes to the market. These safety tests are required, designed and reviewed by EPA scientists and are conducted according to EPA standards.

 

How can an insecticide control insects and not be harmful to people and pets?
It is well-established medical and scientific principle that the amount of a substance used determines whether it is harmful. With pesticides, the amount of product needed to control insects is many orders of magnitude lower than an amount that would affect mammals, such as humans and pets. Remember, exposure alone does not equal risk or harm.

 


Who regulates pesticides and their uses?
EPA is the primary pesticide regulatory agency. Under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), all products that contain pesticides must be registered with EPA before they can be lawfully sold or distributed. EPA registration means that pesticide registrants have submitted required scientific research data concerning the risks associated with the use of the pesticide, that EPA has reviewed the data and that EPA finds the data acceptable. In fact, it is illegal for EPA to grant registration to any pesticide product until the Agency is satisfied, by scientific data, that the product can be used safely.

 

How extensively testes are pesticides?
Pesticide production is one of the most highly regulated industries in the United States. Before a product is registered by the EPA, it must be rigorously tested for potential human health and environmental effects. This process can take up to 10 years and involves up to 120 different tests and studies.

 

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