Lawn Care Questions
Your lawn must receive 1 ½ – 2 inches of water per week through natural rainfall and/or irrigation. It is best to water deeply and infrequently rather than daily, light watering.
The optimal height for a cool-season grass is 2 ½ – 3 inches. And at each mowing, you should only be removing about the top 1/3 of the grass blade. Only mow with a sharp blade when the grass is dry. It’s best to avoid mowing during the hottest part of the day.
Using the right mowing techniques, you can improve the health of your lawn and prevent burnt-looking spots that appear after mowing. One common cause of burnt spots in lawns is dull lawn mower blades. If the blades of grass in your lawn look jagged and torn after mowing, it is time to sharpen your mower blades. Mowing during the hottest times of day can also cause your lawn to turn brown. We recommend mowing later in the afternoon or early evening.
Red thread is a common cause of patches of discolored grass during wet summers and in autumn. Red thread will rarely kill the grass, and the patches will recover once weather conditions return to normal.
You must wait two to four hours, or until the grass is dry. It’s best to wait even if you leave grass clippings on the lawn, because mowing too soon can disturb the fertilizer.
It is highly recommended to leave the clippings on the lawn. Clippings break down quickly and return valuable nutrients to your lawn.
You will not pick up the fertilizer, but the clippings you pick up have nutrients in them, so you lose those nutrients.
Contrary to what some believe about rainwater washing product away, the truth is that rain helps activate granular material in the soil. Even if it pours, very little product (if any) will be lost to runoff since the tiny granules dissolve before they can be washed away.
Poor drainage/wet soils: Moss grows well in wet, compacted soils. A lawn does not grow well in compacted soils because of the lack of air, water and nutrients moving through the soil to the roots. Soil compaction also prevents good drainage, allowing a favorable spot for moss to grow instead of grass.
Usually triggered by frost or when daylight hours grow short, the flowers of the dandelion—each head a cluster of tiny flowers—dry to become the familiar white “puff ball.” Hundreds of fine hairs each hold a seed that carries readily in the wind, a single plant capable of spreading seeds over hundreds of yards. Dandelions and other broadleaf weeds cannot be prevented. They can only be controlled once they are actively growing. It is not uncommon for you to see dandelions in your lawn in the spring. Our timely dandelion treatments will control them.
We only recommend dethatching when a serious thatch buildup exists, in excess of ¾”. Dethatching removes healthy roots and grass and should only be done when absolutely necessary. Our turf professionals will check the thatch layer and advise you if dethatching is necessary.
Pest Control Questions
It is a common myth that moles feed on grubs, and by controlling grubs you can eliminate the moles. In reality, the primary food source of moles is earthworms. Moles are best controlled with baits and traps.
Skunks and birds feeding in your lawn are certainly a good indicator that you may have a grub problem. Another sign of affected areas is wilted or brown grass, because grubs like to feed on lawn roots. Our expert professionals can inspect your lawn to determine if there is grub activity.
Japanese beetles lay grubs that eat the roots of your lawn. Grubs turn into beetles that eat your garden. Yes, two of the most hated garden pests are one and the same! Japanese beetles lay eggs in your lawn that turn into lawn grubs in late July or early August.
To check, lift a dead piece of your turf. If Grubs are the culprit, the dead patch will roll up like a carpet, or you’ll be able to pull up the grass and see that it has no roots. Irregularly shaped dead patches appear in your well-irrigated lawn in late summer or early fall when grubs are present. Birds and other small animals picking at your grass are also indicators of grub life. Call us immediately if you suspect grub activity.
Since grubs are usually not found until they have already caused damage, we highly recommend a preventative grub control treatment. Once grubs are active, curative measures are necessary.
We use industry-standard best practices when applying mosquito and tick treatments.
We apply our mosquito and tick control by building a barrier around the perimeter of your property, the perimeter of your house, inside shrub beds and mulch beds and wet areas where water sits.
Product Safety Questions
All the products we use have been through rigorous testing by the EPA and have been registered for use where people and pets live, work and play. When used according to label directions, they pose little to no risk.
We only use products registered for use by the EPA. Our experts are trained in the proper use of these products. When used according to label directions, these products pose little to no risk. Post application instructions are always left to ensure the best and safest results.
We are always researching the safest and most effective ways to control weeds. Currently, there are no effective organic herbicides for controlling weeds.
We apply the appropriate rates and types of fertilizer to prevent leaching and/or runoff. Our fertilizers primarily stay within the root profile of your lawn and are used by the lawn.
When we apply fertilizer near a body of water, we use professional practices and are extremely careful in ensuring no fertilizer gets into the water.
About Us & Our Services
We promise results with The Green Guarantee! Our guarantee states that if you are not satisfied with the results of our lawn care services, we will give you your money back. (Not a fan of this guarantee? Can we discuss?)
Treatments are every 4 – 6 weeks apart.
Timing of fertilizer application has a significant effect on your lawn. Proper timing of the fertilizer application increases yields, reduces nutrient losses, increases nutrient use efficiency and prevents damage to the environment.
Prices depend on the treatable turf square footage.
You can pay for your services online or by calling our office at (973) 366-8754.
The Green Guarantee from All Wet promises 100% satisfaction with our services and products or your money back, and if for some reason you are not satisfied, we will go above and beyond to make sure you are. (Again, let’s discuss this. Your guarantee contradicts itself. Do you give money back or fix the problem?)
- An Experienced Business – We’ve been in business for over 30 years.
- Licensed & Insured – This is important to protect you.
- Well-Reviewed – Check out our reviews for more details.
- Friendly – We show you courtesy and consideration on the phone and in person.
All our lawn care technicians are licensed by the state of New Jersey DEP to operate and apply fertilizer, herbicide and all lawn care products and equipment for your lawn with expert training.
Call us at (973) 366–8754.