Believe it or not, a healthy lawn requires more than just "cuttin' the grass".
Below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from our clientel.
When should I water?
Water when the grass is dry...morning, noon, or night. Realistically, early mornings are the best, the grass will have the best chance of drying quickly (reduces chance of disease invasion), and since there will be minimal water lost to evaporation. However, if noon arrives and the grass has turned dry, better water then. Waiting could cause serious damage.
How much should I water?
Water when the grass is dry...morning, noon, or night. Realistically, early mornings are the best because the grass will have the best chance of drying quickly (reduces chance of disease invasion), and there will be minimal water lost to evaporation. However, if noon arrives and the grass has turned dry, water as quickly as possible based on the laws in your city. Waiting could cause serious damage.
How often should I fertilize?
Four annual fertilizations are recommended: late March, late May, mid-to-late July, and mid-September. This will yield a yard as lush and green.
What are the benefits of mulching?
Mulch preserves moisture, eliminates weeds and keeps the soil surface cooler which benefits earthworms, microorganisms and plant roots. The best mulch in the world is shredded native tree trimmings from local trees. Shredded hardwood bark is the second best mulch, partially completed compost is next. Pine bark is the worst choice. It breaks down into a mucky material, if it stays in place - a rarity; it usually washes and blows out. Nature doesn't allow bare soil and neither should we. 2-4 inches of mulch is recommended in all bed / bold earth areas.
Should I scalp my lawn in the spring?
Serious lawn care professionals no longer recommend this practice. The antiquated procedure of scalping, bagging the clipping, placing them at the curb to be taken to the landfill is a waste of time, a waste of money and poor horticulture on any home yard. Scalping also removes valuable organic matter, which is the best fertilizer of all. As an alternative, we recommend your first mowing be done at its regular height and bagging as a winter clean up. This removes the top layer of dead winter debris while leaving lower level organic material. We then mow with a mulching mower for the remainder of the season (not bagging it).
What can I expect from Gotta Mow It?
We are not responsible for sprinkler hoses left in yard, drip or soaker hoses. Septic/irrigation equipment not at grade level are not good for our mowers and our mowers aren't good for them.
Service - Mow, Edge, Line Trim and Blow Front, back and sides. 21 inch Recycle Mowers. Zero-Turn mowers used on lots 1 acre and up.
Communication - Phones answered 8 to 3 weekdays. If you call and we don't answer, your call will be returned promptly either that day or the next day if after hours.
Schedule - Mow times can vary depending upon what crew is assigned.
Season - Mid March to Mid November, continuing from year to year until you cancel.
Damage - Please notify us within 24 hours of service date and photos are helpful when resolving damage claims. 972-564-0101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Size of Lawn - See pricing table on "Home" page and in service agreement.
Complaints - Contact us within 24 hours of your service for redo requests. Courteous correspondence is required.
Gates and Pets - We do NOT guarantee that pets will not escape. Our crews will be as diligent as possible. FREE combo locks installed for customers to ensure access to a backyard on your mow day.
Wet Lawns - If lawn is too wet to mow, we will continue service the following week. Company not responsible for damage done to wet lawns.
Trees - Please visit Landscaping page.
Winter Work - Available in most areas on a "call-in" basis.
More Details - All new customers will receive a detailed copy of our company policies or call the office for questions.
Do you accept credit cards?
Yes we accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. We do not take cash or checks. We take your credit/debit card information and after service is completed, we debit the account your authorize. We will contact you should your card be declined for any reason. If we cannot get in touch with you within 48 hours, we will cancel future mowings.