We receive many questions about our lawn service company from clients and prospective clients alike. We’ve put together this list of the most frequently asked lawn care questions that we receive at Aggieland Green. If your questions aren’t answered below, please feel free to fill out a contact form, call us at 979-272-6866, or to email kersten@aggielandgreen.com.

Q: What all is included in the Lawn Health Program?

  1. 7 rounds per season year for St. Augustine lawns, 6 rounds per season for Bermuda &
    Zoysia lawns. There may be less, depending on the time of the year in which you sign
    up.
  2. Extended-release, custom-blended Aggieland Green fertilizer.
  3. Guaranteed weed control of broadleaf weeds.
  4. Guaranteed weed control of grassy annual weeds (except bluestem and bahia, and
    Dallisgrass, which requires special attention upon individual assessment).
  5. Guaranteed weed control of nutsedge (“nutgrass”);
  6. Chinch bug and grub worm prevention;
  7. Prevention and suppression of fall brown patch fungus and other disease issues and
    spot treatment available throughout the year (available as a premium service for St.
    Augustine and Zoysia lawns only);
  8. Access to our watering guidelines and real-time watering recommendations throughout
    the year; and
  9. Free service calls for weeds or any other concerns

Q: What is considered an “add-on” service apart from the Lawn Health Program?

  1. Lawn Aeration (1x/year, late May or June);
  2. Guaranteed No Fire Ant Treatment (1x application, lasts all year long with free service
    calls if necessary);
  3. Mosquito Barrier Service (21-28 days apart, March-November, with free service calls if
    necessary);
  4. Flower bed pre-emergent weed control program (3x per year, granular application, no
    spraying);
  5. Flower bed fertilization (3x per year, granular);
  6. Flower bed grubworm treatment (as needed)
  7. Borer treatment, Systemic Insect Treatment to prevent aphids and scale, Deep Root
    Fertilization of shade trees (DRF in November-January only);
  8. Armyworm treatment (Only a threat to Bermuda grass);
  9. Fungicide treatment for take-all root rot; and
  10. Bahiagrass treatment
  11. Sulfur Soil Amendment
  12. Gypsum Soil Amendment

Q: What if I want to meet with a technician to look at my yard?

Once you receive your estimate and accept it, we will get your first service scheduled. As part
of the on-boarding process, you have the option to meet with a technician to assess your yard
and provide you with any additional recommendations as necessary. Although it is not required
to meet with him, if you have specific questions this is a great opportunity to walk your yard
with him and assess your starting point. We are confident that whatever issues you are
experiencing we will be able to address. Adhering to our watering guidelines, preventing pests
and disease, and proper fertilization and weed control can bring your lawn a long way. If you
have any questions after your first treatment, please contact our office and we will be happy to
help!

Q: How often are treatments scheduled for the lawn health program?

Depending on the time of year, the condition of the lawn, and when you sign up to begin
services, treatments will occur between 1-2 months apart. This is how we guarantee our weed
control. Programs include 6-7 treatments per year, so we will never charge you for more than
what you sign up for unless an add on service is explicitly authorized by you.

Q: How do I schedule services? How do I know when you are coming?

We will automatically schedule your service based on when your next visit is due. We service
lawns neighborhood-by-neighborhood for efficiency. We will notify you of our visit via email or
text the day before your planned service. If you have to reschedule, we will try our best to get
you back on schedule ASAP; however, because we schedule by neighborhood it is difficult to
guarantee a specific reschedule date. If you are notified that we are planning to visit but it is
not a good day, please let us know what is going on and we are usually able to work around it.
It is imperative that we keep you on track with your neighbors the best we possibly can, so
please reschedule only if it is absolutely necessary.

Q: Do I need to be home in order for a technician to treat my lawn?

You do not need to be home at the time of service. Please be sure you leave your gate
unlocked and pets are left indoors if you know we are planning to visit. If you have specific
questions about anything going on in your lawn, please contact our office prior to your service
so that we can best address these concerns during your planned visit. Please reference your
after-service email for feedback on your lawn regularly.

Q: Am I locked into a contract once I sign up for your services?

We do not require contracts; however, we do not perform one-time services or function as
an as-needed service. Our timing is intentional and based on 10+ years experience with
common turf-related issues for our area. We want to show you the value in our lawn program
and for you to be happy. Turning an unhealthy lawn around takes several months or more in
some cases. Please have patience with your lawn and it’s progress if it has a long way to go. If
you are less-than-satisfied, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can discuss and
make things right. If you move or decide you would like to cancel, we ask that you notify us in
writing as the services are set to renew from season to season for your convenience.

Q: How can I pay for my services?

We off a few easy payment options:

  • Credit card autopay after each service is performed;
  • Equal monthly installments billed to your credit card on the first of each month. (If you
    sign up before the 15th, we will factor in the current month to the total instalments);
  • We offer a 4% discount for prepaying for 2020 services upfront; or
  • We can automatically draft from your checking account via ACH transfer

Q: Do you offer?

  1. Bed weed spraying? No, just granular pre-emergent treatments.
  2. Tree and shrub spraying for insects? No, only our systemic insect treatment.
  3. Irrigation services? No, but we are happy to give you a referral.
  4. Treatment for Borers? Yes.
  5. Treatment for diseases on trees/shrubs? No.
  6. Tree consulting? No.

Q: Does Aggieland Green perform one-time service?

We do not offer one-time lawn treatment services. Our lawn care services are a culmination
of a comprehensive lawn management program that is designed to maintain a healthy lawn
free of damaging insects, weeds, and diseases. One-time services do not yield long-lasting
results because weeds are constantly germinating and lawn damaging pests are active
throughout most of the year in Texas.

Q: Do you have to do all 6 or 7 treatments, or do you have anything with less visits?

We offer a budget program that includes 4 treatments per year. It includes less fertilization
visits for the year, basic weed control, which only includes broadleaf weeds, and 1 treatment
during the summer for chinch bug suppression. You don’t get any disease control (brown patch
treatment), the full chinch bug protection that we recommend, grub control, nutgrass control,
or grassy weed control. Since we’re not providing our full program, we don’t guarantee weed
control or protection from damaging insects, nor do we include the benefit of free service calls
with the partial program. Our full program is much more comprehensive and the results are
much better.

Q: Is it safe for my children and animals to be in the yard after a treatment?

The safety of family and pets is of the utmost importance to us! We will always send a
trained professional to your lawn and use only the safest products we are able to source. By
applying them correctly, we eliminate the possibility of overusing or misusing any pesticides or
weed control products. This is one of the biggest benefits of using our service! For best results,
we ask you to allow the treatment 1-2 hours without disturbances to be sure that the weed
control can dry. After that, it is perfectly fine to go about normal routine in the yard! Our
technicians leave behind a door hanger with the time of your treatment listed and it is also
indicated in your after-service email.

Q: I have had a couple of treatments but I still have weeds. What’s going on?

Weeds are germinating throughout the year and become strong and flourish in the
summertime and hardy and woody in the winter, which can be difficult to eradicate. Our goal is
to minimize weeds as much as possible using strategically timed pre-emergent treatments.
Broadleaf weeds are the most common weeds and easiest to control, grassy weeds tend to be
stronger and more resilient and may require extra attention, and nutsedge has no preventative,
so it is a weed that can only be sprayed once emerged from the soil. We are happy to set up a
service call to treat the weeds at no additional charge as long as you are on a full program, 2
weeks from your most recent service. We may ask for a picture of these weeds in order to
identify and target them specifically. If weeds are a major concern for you, please delay mowing
1-2 days following your service or service call to allow that product as much time as possible to
treat weeds.

Q: How does mowing fit into all of this? What if my mowers are scheduled to come? I don’t want this treatment to go to waste!

Aggieland Green does NOT perform mowing services. If you are in need of a mowing
company, please let us know and we are happy to refer someone. If you have a mowing service,
please let us know if they come on a certain day and we will note that on your account. This
does NOT guarantee that your service will not be scheduled that day, but if we are aware of the
mowing day, we are able to accommodate so that the lawn is mowed before we treat it or we
will reschedule.

  • Mowing is an essential task that greatly affects the health of the lawn. During the
    growing season, it is imperative that your lawn is mowed on a consistent (weekly or
    bi-weekly) basis. Neglecting to mow on a consistent basis allows weeds to become
    strong and difficult to control, and negatively affects the health of the turf. An example
    of this is the buildup of thatch that occurs when the lawn is not mowed on a regular
    basis. In St. Augustine lawns, this behavior can lead to fungal issues that otherwise may
    not exist. Regardless of your grass type, heavy grass clippings are never ideal and can
    cause areas to die back.
  • For all treatments, it is perfectly fine for the lawn to be mowed before we visit unless
    your specific concern is nutgrass control, as nutgrass can be particularly difficult to spot
    in freshly mowed grass.
  • After our treatment, we recommend holding off 1-2 days before mowing for best results
    with weed control.

    • This is not always possible, and we understand that. If your mowers are
      scheduled to come and we have recently treated, water in your treatment prior
      to mowing.
  • If your mowers come unexpectedly after our visit and they leave the grass clippings on
    the lawn, your treatment was not wasted! Water in the treatment ASAP to work the
    product down into the thatch layer.

    • If your lawn is mowed before the treatment can be watered in, simply monitor
      your lawn and contact us after 2 weeks if you feel like a follow-up weed treatment is necessary.