2) What is "crab-grass", and what does it look like?
Crab Grass is commonly confused with a popular fill grass called Fescue. Fescue is a sturdy grass that became popular in the 1950's as a durable fill grass because it grows fast and full. Crab Grass is more of a problem as it can choke out healthy grasses and lead to bare and patchy spots in your yard.
ENVY LAWN offers lawn treatments to stifle the growth of harmful plants that damage your healthy grass. Ask a technician or call us today to see what's right for your yard.
5) Is there a difference between liquid and granular fertilizer?
The simple answer is no. Both liquid and granular fertilizers are designed with the same purpose- help keep your yard healthy. Both offer the same nutrients and chemicals to improve growth and fend off weeds and pests. It is usually at the discretion of our lawn technicians as to which type of application to use and when. They are on your team, sharing your goal of a beautiful, healthy lawn and will do what will best accomplish that goal. Regardless of whether you can see the application or not, if fertilizer has been applied we encourage our clients to stay off the treated areas for 24 hours. This would include children and pets.
(left) Here is an image of snow mold damage to the front yard of a home. Snow mold is treatable and ENVY LAWN can help!
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6) What does "snow mold" look like and is it a threat to the health of my yard?
Snow mold is a fairly common, treatable disease that can effect your lawn's health. Snow Mold occurs when yard debris such as thatch or fallen tree leaves remain on top of the grass during snow covering months. As temperatures fluctuate in spring the moisture generated from snow melt creates an ideal setting for the fungus Typhula incarnata to grow. The fungus prevents new spring growth from forming resulting in patchy "dead" looking areas of your yard. The best way to prevent snow mold from forming is taking advantage our Fall Clean Up services. A yard free from fall debris will help prevent snow mold from damaging your yard come spring. Ask us today how we can help!
4) Why can't I see the fertilizer in my yard after some applications?
Fertilizer is medicine for your yard. Therfore, it is built like medicine with a clay capsule surrounding the fertilizer allowing it to fall to the base of the plant upon application. Liquid fertilizer is sprayed on and would therefore be hard to detect. Regardless of whether you can see the application or not, if fertilizer has been applied we encourage our clients to stay off the treated areas for 24 hours. This would include children and pets.
Crab-Grass (left image)
1) To maintain a healthy yard, to what height should my grass be cut?
This may be our most asked question with a fairly simple answer. The proper height of cut grass simply depends on the type of grass you have in your yard. Most Indiana yards contain a variety of grasses with the primary grass being Fescue. Fescue grasses should be maintained at approximately 3" height. Maintaining the proper height for the type of grass present in your yard also helps prevent unsightly weeds and low-level grasses from setting up camp in your yard. Ask one of our service professionals ways we can assist you in making your yard GREEN with Envy.
3) Will the weight of your mowing equipment damage my yard?
Not at all. Our equipment is built and balanced to distribute weight equally. Besides, grass is a very durable plant. Thatch in your yard helps support and protect your yard as we mow.
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Healthy Fescue (right image)