Does Roots Turf and Ornamental require contracts?

No, however, we are a continuing service, providing weed control and fertilization, as well as outdoor pest control. We will service your property regularly throughout the year (average of 7 applications) unless requested by the home owner to discontinue treatments.

How long before my kids/family and pets can safely return to the grass?

Most of our products are safe to the touch once dry (usually an hour or so). Our technicians will give you a heads up if any special care is needed after an application. Law requires that we use posting signs after each application, and they remain on the property for 24 hours.

Why do certain areas of my lawn/landscape seem to be more problematic?

There are a number of reasons why and listed below are a few.

  1. Soil conditions (compaction, thatch)(sand, clay)
  2. Air flow (fences, retaining walls, planted screens)
  3. Pet/urine damage
  4. Water retention (low spots, high spots)
How often should I mow/water my lawn?

Lawns in our area typically require 1-1.5” of water per week and need to be maintained at 1-1.5” tall (with the exception of St. Augustine grass that needs to be 3-5” tall). Do NOT remove more than 1/3 of grass blade per mowing.

Are sharp mower blades important and should I bag or remove clippings?

A sharp mower blade will result in a clean cut and will not leave grass blades ragged around the edges. This alone will help resist disease and other pests. Grass clippings should be left on the lawn when turf is maintained properly. It is only necessary to remove clippings if they are long and run the risk of smothering the turf beneath.

Why was the technician only here for 5-10 minutes?

Each truck/technician is equipped with the most up to date tools and equipment needed to service your lawn in a timely manner. It is not uncommon for us to be on your property for short amounts of time.

What is the recommended mowing height for my grass?

Instead of mowing according to a preset schedule each week, mow based on the actual height of the turf. Do not remove more than 1/3 of the grass blade upon each mowing.

We recommend the following mowing heights based on the type of grass:

  • Bermuda Grass: 1 ½ to 2 inches
  • Centipede Grass: 1 ½ to 2 inches
  • St. Augustine Grass: 3 to 5 inches
  • Zoysia Grass: ¾ to 1 ½ inches
How often should I water my lawn?

We recommend 1 ½ to 2 inches per week divided into 2 to 3 days. Our sprinkler system installations can be set specific to your yard so your lawn gets the right amount of water throughout the year.