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The best partners for Weed Man professionals are knowledgeable customers. For this reason, we provide more than just top quality lawn care services - we give you the information you need to keep your lawn healthy in between our scheduled visits. The true value of Weed Man’s service is often realized only when both the company and the customer are doing their part. Weed Man makes it a priority to provide each and every customer with post-treatment instructions as well as valuable information about proper mowing and watering practices. Many of our customers who continue to use our services year after year have discovered that their lush, green lawn is achieved as a result of their continuous partnership with Weed Man.

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Most Common Questions

Every weed is different; some will take longer than others to disappear. You can expect to see results within 14 days following an application. As for the trickier weeds, multiple visits may be necessary to combat them. For desired results, it is important to continue a year-round program to ensure your lawn will be weed-free for the entire year.

Your lawn needs 1 to 1-1/2 (3-4cm)" of water weekly. Mother Nature provides water, but she sometimes needs help. To determine the need for supplemental water, look for these telltale signs of oncoming drought stress:

  • Areas of the lawn especially near concrete or asphalt (sidewalks and driveways), under large trees and on slopes, take on a dark, silvery or smoky blue-green haze. In extreme cases the lawn appears yellowish.
  • Footprints or lawnmower wheel marks don't spring back shortly after they are made.
If your lawn shows symptoms of drought, water it immediately regardless of the time of day. Under normal circumstances, early morning is the best time to water your lawn so that the leaves can dry slowly and naturally without too much evaporation, and with most of the water penetrating the soil. Regular, deep watering is better than daily light sprinklings. Deep watering and allowing the lawn to dry out between watering will force the roots to penetrate deeper in search of moisture.

Yes! Even if you don’t see any active weeds in your lawn at the time of your scheduled weed control application, it’s still very important to continue with your service. We’ll apply pre-emergent herbicide to stop troublesome weeds before they have a chance to germinate in your lawn. This is the key to keeping your lawn weed-free long-term.

Grass clippings should be left on the lawn when mowing. "Grass-cycling" is a natural and environmentally beneficial practice. Grass clippings are about 90 percent water by weight. Because they are high in protein, they should be left on the lawn to decompose and add nutrients to the soil. Grasscycling reduces waste and conserves landfill space. Removing lawn clippings is only necessary if they are long and will smother the lawn.

One major reason is that you're hiring an expert who can diagnose problems. We can tell you whether the issue on your lawn is a disease, an insect, or simply a result of lack of water. Diagnosing these types of issues can be challenging for you, the homeowner, to do on your own. In addition, when you hire Weed Man, you're buying guaranteed results,, and that's not always the case when you're purchasing DIY products off the shelf. We can offer our customers this type of commitment because we know we're applying the right amount of the right products at the right time, and do-it-yourselfers can't be sure of that. We'll keep coming out until the lawn meets your satisfaction. Plus, putting down the right product at the right rate and at the right time is especially important for many lawn problems, including crabgrass, and in some areas of the country, you may have to apply a herbicide twice to get control. We'll make sure that happens.

We have specific tasks we are doing during each visit to your property. Our equipment is calibrated to provide the proper rate, our vehicle is fully loaded for our day’s work, and we are well organized, resulting in a more efficient use of our time. We will be many times more efficient than the average homeowner because of the above (not to mention the fact that we do this every day!).  When we are out on the lawn, we inspect the turf for potentially damaging insects, weeds, or diseases. We also note your cultural practices and leave information for your review. In addition to the inspections completed upon each visit, depending on location, a free mid-summer inspection is completed with a written report left for review by the homeowner. The value you are receiving is in the results and information. Satisfaction is guaranteed – and, hopefully, through good communication up front, a realistic expectation of the results has been presented to you

Before Service

No! Although we love to see our customers, it is not necessary for someone to be present on the day of service. If you properly prepare for the service the morning of, there should be no problems. If you are unable to be home for our visit, we’ll send out a service summary through email or via text, indicating details about the service we performed.

We ask that if you have a gate, be sure that it is accessible for our technicians to get through (i.e., unlocked! If you have any pets, we kindly ask that you keep them inside for the day of service so that our techs are able to perform the service without interruption and in a timely manner.

After Service

We advise that you wait 1-4 hours until the product is completely dry before kids and pets return to the serviced area. This time frame may change depending on your location. Consult your local Weed Man professional for more information.

Typically, you should wait a minimum of 24 hours before mowing or watering your lawn. This will allow the application to set into your grass and not wash away immediately after servicing. It is always important to follow what your lawn technician suggests for your specific lawn.

General Questions

Your lawn will benefit greatly from receiving a year-round lawn program, this will help achieve that healthy, weed-free lawn that you may be looking for. Just like anything else, this process takes time. Depending on the condition of your lawn, it may take several more applications to get the results you desire. The more applications you receive, the better your lawn will look. Usually, it can take 2-3 weeks for the weeds to disappear, but it all depends on the state of your lawn.

Proper watering and mowing will have a significant impact on your lawn. You will need to mow at least once a week during growth periods. When mowing, sharp mower blades are extremely important. Rusty or dull blades rip the grass instead of performing a smooth, clean cut, creating opportunities for lawn disease to set in. As for irrigation, you don't want to overwater, as that will set the grass up for disease problems as well. At the same time, underwatering places stress on the turf and creates opportunities for weeds to grow. Be sure that your sprinkler system covers the lawn well and irrigates deeply to encourage deep root growth and make the turf less susceptible to drought. Lastly, as your landscape develops, keep an eye on trees and shrubs and make sure they remain properly pruned or thinned to allow sufficient light to reach the lawn.

Weed Man has a comprehensive list of services that we provide to ensure a healthy lawn. Each of our locations is locally owned and operated, which means that the services offered are up to the owner. Select your location  here and find out what services are available in your local area.

Your lawn should be mowed regularly at the proper height for your grass type. This means that your lawn may require mowing more than once a week during peak growth and only once every two weeks during periods of slow growth. Since the root system of a grass plant grows proportionally to the above-ground parts of the plant, a longer cutting height results in a stronger, deeper root system.


Cool Season Grasses
  • Kentucky Bluegrass 2.5 to 3 inches (60 - 75 mm)
  • Perennial Ryegrass 2.5 to 3 inches (60 - 75 mm)
  • Tall Rescue 2.5 to 4 inches (60 - 100 mm)
Warm Season Grasses
  • Common Bermuda 0.75 to 1.25 inches (20 - 30 mm)
  • Hybrid Bermuda 0.5 to 1.0 inches (12 - 25 mm)
  • St Augustine 2.0 to 4 inches (50 - 100 mm)
  • Zoysiagrass 1.0 to 2.5 inches (25 - 60 mm)
  • Centipedegrass 1.0 to 2.0 inches (25 - 50 mm)
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