Information for Customers
Thank you for choosing TLC The Lawn Company for your 2021 Lawn Care needs. Below are the answers to common questions and what to expect from TLC this year.
Answers to Common Questions
What you can expect from TLC
We will apply fertilizer with each of your scheduled service visits. Allow seven to ten days for grass to green up. The fertilizer we use is granular, and for best results, should be watered in if there is no rainfall forecasted 3 to 5 days after your service.
We will treat broadleaf weeds starting in early spring to mid-fall. We can only treat broadleaf weeds when we see them, and when they are actively growing. After a weed control application allow 7-10 days for weeds to curl and die. Broad leaf type weeds will germinate at different times of the season, we will treat as we see them during your services. There are some problem type weeds that are difficult to control such as ground ivy and violets, these weeds will take a number of applications and an entire season to manage.
Crabgrass is an annual grassy weed, it germinates in mid to late May as temperatures start to rise. We will apply a pre-emergent crabgrass control with your first service. Our goal is to control 80-85% of crabgrass with this application. Crabgrass usually shows up on the edge of the driveway and thin areas in the lawn, as material “breaks down” due to excessive heat. We will spot treat these areas with your summer services. Allow 10-14 days for crabgrass plants to curl and die.
Insects: The two main types of insects that do the most damage to a lawn are grubs and chinch bugs. We highly recommend that you apply a preventative grub control if is not on your current program. We will treat for chinch bugs in the summer as needed.