Frequently Asked Questions
Below you will find a list of the most common questions and answers about the services we provide.
Why should I use Perf-a-Lawn?
Perf-a-Lawn is a locally owned business that cares about every customer. Our number one goal is to keep our customers satisfied and along with that, for our customers to be able to have a friendly relationship with our lawn technicians and employees. Here at Perf-a-Lawn, we encourage our lawn technicians to talk to every customer after each application, to ensure that the customer knows what was done to their lawn. By doing this, our goal is to create a friendly atmosphere with our customer, which will ultimately keep them satisfied.
Do you have any kind of guarantee for your service?
Yes, at Perf-a-Lawn we guarantee our service. If you are not fully satisfied with every treatment simply let us know and we will immediately correct the problem. We will not stop working until you are satisfied.
Is there a contract to sign?
No, there is no contract to sign and you may cancel at any time. Perf-a-Lawn has several different payment options to choose from, including a “pay as you receive” plan and a discounted “pre-payment” plan.
My lawn care company says that they are "organic based." What does that mean?
Well, it usually means that they are trying to make you think that they are safer than chemical lawn care companies. It’s unfortunate, because it may be false advertising and attempting to lead you to believe that they don’t use synthetic chemical fertilizers and dangerous pesticides. Many lawn care companies use “Bridge” products that contain chemical sources of nitrogen and phosphorus combined with reconstituted sewer sludge (Biosolids) and call it “organic based.” Most of the time these companies also continue to use pesticides freely and with no concern for reduction.
How safe are your applications for my kids and pets?
Perf-a-Lawn’s granular fertilizers are not considered hazardous materials. There is no record of human or pet injury resulting from a Perf-a-Lawn fertilizer treatment. Our products are all registered for use on home lawns and contain many of the same active ingredients as the products you buy at the local nursery or garden store. Used by our licensed specialists, in strict compliance with labeled instructions, they do not represent any significant threat to your family or pets. While no lawn pest control material may legally be classified as ‘completely safe’, our weed and insect controls are termed ‘practically non-toxic’, the lowest pesticide toxicity classification.
Why did the Perf-a-Lawn technician make the weed control application on a rainy day?
If the weed control was applied in a light rain, results should still be satisfactory. The weed control is foliar absorbed and applied with a material to help it stick to the leaf surface before being taken in through the pores of the leaf. As long as the material is not washed off the leaf, control will occur. If you do not see leaf curling in 10 days, please call our office for a free re-treatment.
Why won't my weeds die?
Our liquid weed controls are the most effective available. The weeds begin to curl and disappear in 2-3 days, but it may take up to two weeks before they are completely gone. Unusually hot weather, a heavy rain within 12 hours of treatment, or mowing immediately after treatment can reduce control. The good news is that as a Perf-a-Lawn customer, you can simply give us a call and we will be out to retreat your lawn within 48 hours … at no extra cost to you!
How long should we stay off the lawn after treatment?
If your lawn only received a granular fertilizer application, you can begin lawn activity right away. However, if a liquid weed control or insect control was applied, please stay off the grass until the liquid has dried or the insect control is watered into the soil. Depending on the temperature, humidity and wind, this can take from one to several hours.
Can I mow the same day my lawn is treated?
If only our granular fertilizer was applied, you may mow immediately. However, if weed control was applied, do not mow your lawn for 24 hours. Your invoice has detailed information about what we applied. As always, do not hesitate to call our office if you have any questions.
Should I bag or mulch my clippings? Will the clippings contribute to thatch?
If you can you should always mulch your clippings. Grass clippings hold tons of nutrients and moisture. They will not contribute to thatch.
Should I water after my lawn application?
No, while a light rain should not effect the weed control treatment, it is best to leave the lawn treatment on the weeds until it is absorbed. This process usually requires less than 24 hours.
How can we keep our neighbor's weeds from spreading into our lawn?
The best defense against weeds is thick dense turf. When sunlight is unable to reach the soil, weed seeds cannot germinate. At Perf-a-Lawn, our fertilizers are carefully chosen and applied at the correct time to improve turf density and to protect against weeds before they appear.
I have beetles on my lawn and in the shrubs ... does this mean I will have grubs?
No, although the beetle is the adult stage of the grub, they do not always lay their eggs directly after feeding on your ornamentals or shrubs. If you are scheduled for our guaranteed grub control, your lawn will be protected. If not, give us a call. We can inspect your lawn and recommend the proper treatment.
Fleas can make our dog's life miserable in the summer. Can you help us?
Yes, we can treat your lawn in the summer as an optional service to control fleas and ticks that go after household pets.