Frequently Asked Questions
At Nature’s Select, we value your business and make your satisfaction a priority. For your convenience, we’ve answered a few questions that we frequently get about our lawn care programs. For more information, call us at (888) 786-9735 or request a free estimate now.
Everyone should stay off the lawn until it has completely dried. The sun and wind generally make this a quick process; however, the more time allowed before resuming use of the lawn, the better.
Allow 24 hours of drying before mowing. Remember not to bag or mulch the clippings after an application of Nature’s Select products.
During the growing season, mow your lawn at a minimum of three inches. Depending on the lawn, you may even want to set the blade a little higher. Keep in mind that mowing a cool season fescue lawn too low can cause damage. Warm-season lawns, however, thrive with a low mowing.
As a guideline, as you walk across the lawn after mowing, you should notice a slight imprint in the grass and then an immediate rebounding. If it lays flat and doesn’t spring back, you are mowing too high. If you can’t leave an imprint, you are mowing too low. Mow your lawn frequently enough so that you don’t remove more than one-third of the leaf blade. Remember to keep the blades sharp and change directions each time you mow. Late evening is the best time for mowing.
We don’t recommend bagging. We prefer that you mulch your clippings by leaving them on the grass because clippings are vital to the growing cycle and return nutrients and organic matter back to the soil. Simply wait for the clumps to dry and mow in the opposite direction, which will spread the clippings out. The only time we recommend bagging is when the lawn has gotten too tall to remove the clumps.
An in-ground irrigation system is the most effective way to thoroughly water your lawn. Set up the irrigation system so that you water two to three days per week, deeply and infrequently. An infrequent watering schedule means that you water two to three days apart to lessen the chance of developing leaf disease. The goal is between one and one and one-half inches of simulated rainfall per week.
If you don’t have an irrigation system, during a drought, water your lawn at least one inch per week to keep the grass plant alive. Follow the above advice of deep, infrequent watering to encourage deep root growth.
Grubs and insects are usually present in lawns every year. The amount of damage they inflict is based on weather conditions and population of the pests. We recommend grub control for all lawns and especially for lawns that are irrigated or have had grub damage in the past. Previous grub damage means that you have an 80% chance of another infestation if your lawn is not treated. Think of grub and insect control as an insurance policy. It is better to have it than not and wish you did.
The best compliment you can give us is a referral. Our business continues to grow and thrive because of our loyal customers. We continue to seek new opportunities to expand our business in many markets.
Through our referral program, you and the referred household will each receive a referral discount once the referred person becomes a customer. Please call our office at (336) 768-7999 for details. Once again, we greatly appreciate your business. Your satisfaction has always been one of our top priorities, and we would like to thank you in advance for any referrals you choose to send our way.