Questions about our lawn care service

Got questions about our lawn care service? We've provided answers to those most frequently asked. If you have a question not found here, please call us at 914-667-4474. We would be happy to answer them.

How long does it take for the ChemTurf technicians to service an average lawn?

It should take no more than 15-20 minutes to do an average 4,000 sq. ft. lawn. However, every lawn is different from the next and the length of time it takes to complete the application will depend upon the grade, the number of obstructions, etc. as well as size.

How long does it take for seed to germinate?

The germination of seed requires relatively warm days (consistently 60 degrees or better), cool nights and normal soil moisture. Under ideal conditions, permanent grasses, such as Kentucky Blue Grass, take 3-5 weeks to grow, if colder temperatures persist it could take 2-3 weeks longer. Quick growing grasses such as Rye Grass can germinate in less than 2 weeks, however these are not permanent grasses.

What about weeds? How quickly will they be killed and how soon will the lawn be free of them?

Weed control is a year-long proposition and is only be effective on weed plants, not on the seeds that have not germinated. Therefore, each time an application is completed, weed control will get rid of the existing crop and through multiple application throughout the year the lawn will GRADUALLY rid the lawn of a majority of weeds. Through our program, your lawn thicken and will also prevent weeds from taking root.

Do shady lawn areas require any special treatment?

Yes, grass in shade areas is always weaker than in sunny areas. In most cases, that area will not be disturbed by heavy machinery. Instead our materials will be gently done by hand so as to not disturb the grasses growing there. It is advisable for the homeowner to also stay off these areas with ant heavy machinery and constant traffic. Trimming of tree limbs and branches to allow more sunlight will help as well.

What causes brown spots on lawn?

There are many causes for brown spots, typically caused by fungus, lack of water, physical damage or disease. Our lawn care technicians will determine the cause and advise the customer of the problem and remedies.

Does our lawn have to be racked or de-thatched?

A ChemTurf serviced lawn never has to be raked or de-thatched. We aerate the soil twice a year, which allow all the dead matter to disintegrate back into the lawn as a natural fertilizer which helps to enrich the soil.

Got a question about your lawn care? Call Westchester and Fairfield Counties' top lawn care company at 914-667-4474

ChemTurf is a trusted provider of customized lawn and tree care for both residential and commercial properties in Westchester and Fairfield counties.

Call us at 914-667-4474 for a free lawn care evaluation, which includes:

  • Overall lawn health evaluation
  • Identification of your lawn's grass types
  • Classification of weeds, insects and diseases affecting your lawn
  • Personalized program for creating a green, healthy lawn for your home
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