Q. What is pre-emergent?
A. It is a water based or granular substance that when broadcast on your lawn or granite stops seeds from germinating. We use water based pre-emergent for better control.
Q. What is a post-emergent?
A. Post-emergents are used to kill existing weeds. It is a systemic material and is absorbed into the leaves, stems, and eventually the roots of the plant to kill it.
Q. When should I do pre-emergent applications?
A. If you haven’t had one done in the past nine months, the answer is now! It is a myth that the best time is in the spring. We are a year round business and can attest that weeds grow every month of the year. Just because you may not have weeds now doesn’t mean you don’t have seeds just waiting to germinate. Contact a weed control specialist today!
Q. Why should I fertilize my lawn?
A. To stay green and lush your lawn needs a balanced fertilizer with nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium to keep it healthy and strong. Most of the time these elements are present but over time the hungry lawn eats them up and turf can be a very hungry plant during its major growing season.
Usually one glance can tell you if your lawn is starving. The leaves aren’t as green and healthy looking or you may see brown tinges or spots. The proper balance of all the nutrients is the key to a healthy beautiful lawn.
Some experts say that fertilization should occur every month. Others state four times a year. If you’ve never fertilized your lawn, contact us, you’ll be amazed at how lush, green and healthy it can look.
Q. Do I have to spray my olive trees every year?
A. Yes. There is a window of time in the spring when olive trees can be effectively treated to inhibit fruit production. This window of opportunity begins at the end of January / the beginning of February and ends in March.
Unfortunately, once the bud becomes a flower and the flower falls off the tree, (with a tiny olive taking its place) the window of opportunity is over and you’ll have to wait until next year.
Contact us in early November to get your olive trees on the schedule in February.
Estimates and Consultations
1985 brought incorporation and a change in direction.
Starting to spray olive trees led to expanding into weed control with the purchase of a close friend’s spray business when he wanted to move back to his hometown. The sale of our landscape installation and maintenance business soon followed in order to concentrate on weed control.
We continue to grow with the goal to maintain the family contact and service. We never want to lose the fact that we treat all of our clients as if they were members of our family. Our clients are our best advertisement. Our clients recommended us to friends and neighbors long before we offered a referral credit.