1. Why is organic lawn care better? Conventional lawn chemicals can pollute our water, harm wildlife and have adverse health effects on people and pets. Using pesticides to tackle weeds and pests can actually damage your lawn, too. They kill good organisms that help produce the nutrients plants need to grow, weakening the grass, fostering thatch, and encouraging diseases.
2. Should I have my soil tested? Yes. Testing the soil is the important first step in lawn care. Lawn care professions use either UCONN or CT Government both have soil testing programs. When sending in the samples, note that you want recommendations for amounts of organic (natural) fertilizers.
3. Why is healthy soil so important? Healthy soil contains high organic content and is teeming with biological life. It supports the development of healthy grass that is naturally resistant to weeds and pests. In a healthy, fertile and well-maintained lawn, diseases and pest problems are rare.
4. When should a water my lawn? The best time to water lawns is in the early morning hours, from midnight to 9 am. Watering in the morning allows the grass and soil surface to dry off through out the day; watering at night when dew has already settled may promote the occurrence of fungal disease, which are often related to excess moisture
5. How much, how often? Lawns and turf need one inch of water per week, and rainfall often meets that need. Use a rain gauge, a small bucket or a coffee can to measure rainfall. If watering is necessary, set the water heavily once a week, not lightly every day. Light watering promotes shallow root growth and weak turf.
6. Do you offer discounts, I am on a budget? Check out the special offer page for the most up-to-date discounts. We do offer discounts for referrals. We love referrals!
7. Do you mow, provide leaf cleanup and/or landscape services? We do not provide these services at this time. However, we can refer you to mowing contractors, landscapers and other service providers that we found to do quality work. If you want one contact for all of your lawn care needs, we do work with several companies to provide this “one stop shop”.
8. How effective is the Deer & Rabbit Repellent spray ? Our Spray is 99.5% effective. Remember, deer and rabbits are like children, you need to teach them there is nothing on your property for them to eat. Our repellents are taste/smell deterrents. Although humans usually will not find the smell offensive, deer and rabbits will not like the smell or taste
9. Will I still see deer? Yes. One of the many benefits of our spray is that we deter the deer from eating your plants. This spray mix is designed to keep deer from foraging on your plants while not interfering with their normal routine.
10. How long should I wait after an application before my children or I can be on the lawn? You may walk on the lawn (with shoes) immediately, since most of our applications are granular. If it's a liquid application, remain off the lawn until it is dry, normally 30-60 minutes. All treatments are safe after they are watered in.
11. Are the applications safe for my pets? It is very rare that any of our applications will have an ill affect on your pets. In fact, the product we use to control ticks and fleas is the same product the veterinary, used to control fleas on pets. However, your pets should remain off the lawn until any applied products are dry.
12. How will I know you've visited my property? You will see the invoice on your door or in your mail slot. Your Turning Green Pro will also post one of our lawn signs in your yard near the street.
13. What is Plant Health Care? Plant Health Care (PHC) is a holistic approach to tree care which focuses on preventing pest problems by encouraging healthy plants. The objective of PHC is to maintain or improve the landscape’s appearance, vitality, and safety, using the most cost-effective and environmentally sensitive practices available.