Alabama Lawn FAQ's

  • How long should I wait before mowing the lawn after a treatment?

    Please wait at least 24 hours before mowing the lawn after a treatment. Mulching is fine, but do not collect clippings if the application has not been watered thoroughly (30 minutes - 1 hour irrigation).

  • How do you handle billing?

    Invoices will be left at the front door, unless directed to mail the invoice.  We request payment within 30 days.  After 30 days, late fees may be applied.  We only accept cash, checks, Bill Pay, or money order.  There is a $25.00 fee for returned checks.

  • Do you require contracts?

    For your convenience, all of our services are performed on a continual basis. If a change in service is needed, please mail a letter, send an email, or call the office so the request can be granted.

  • How long should I stay off the grass after a treatment?

    We just ask that you stay off the lawn until the treatment is dry. Typically, that takes an hour or less.

  • What if it rains right after you treat my lawn?

    Rain after a treatment is almost always a good thing. It can activate the pre-emergent and can help the root zone absorb the fertilizer and organic materials. However, if there is heavy rainfall immediately following a treatment, it could have a negative impact on the weed control product. If the weeds do not begin to curl within 2 weeks, let us know. We may need to re-treat your lawn at no charge to you.

  • What are your irrigation recommendations?

    Having an irrigation system is a huge advantage, but it can potentially cause more harm than good. Each system must be properly calibrated to apply the correct amount of water at the proper time. The rule of thumb is to provide your lawn with 1 inch of water per week with as few watering sessions as possible. We recommend 1-3 times per week only during the early morning hours. If you decide to water twice a week, you’ll need to make sure each zone in your lawn is receiving 1/2 inch of water each time the irrigation runs. The only way to know how long each zone should run is to scatter empty (tuna) cans throughout the zone and to let the system run until the proper amount of water is in each can. This process takes some effort, but it assures your system is properly calibrated. We strongly discouraged daily watering and evening irrigation.  Both can promote diseases, like Brown Patch. No matter how good your irrigation system is, nothing beats a slow, steady rain.