Quick FAQs

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Why do I need a professional lawn care company?
When you hire Greco Landscaping, you are hiring lawn care experts that not only diagnose the problems in your lawn, but can also recommend the best way to fix it. Your property is an investment, family and work constraints can affect the time you have to care for your property correctly. Not having the knowledge or time to see an issue and correct it before it turns into a major problem can cost you more money in the long run and damage your investment.

Should the clippings be removed when mowing?
Generally speaking clippings should remain in the lawn as they decay they provide valuable nutrients and organic matter to the lawn.

Are you Licensed and insured?
Yes we are fully Licensed and insured NJHIC 13VH02480100 NJDEP 95577A

How much water does my lawn need?
Cool season turf, which is the dominant turf grass in Northern New Jersey, requires approximately 1″ of water from your sprinkler, irrigation system or Mother Nature or a combination per week. It is important not to water your lawn late in the evening so that it does not lay on top of the soil where humidity can lead to fungus growth.

How much should I water my newly seeded or new sod  lawn?
Download our seed instructions for detailed information: Greco Seed instructions
Download our sod instructions for detailed information. Greco Sod instructions

How do I care for my newly installed plantings?
Download our instructions for newly planted shrubs and trees for detailed information. Greco New Planting Care Instructions

Why should I have mulch on my property?
Mulch has many benefits for planting when done correctly: For shrubs and ornamental trees, a mulch base of 3″-4″ is recommended. It helps to keep weeds in check, retains moisture in the soil and adds organic matter to the soil as it decays. Mulch also helps protect root systems during the winter months.

When should my shrubs be pruned? 
Pruning is important for the health of your plant as well as the curb appeal of your property.  Most flowering shrubs and ornamental trees, should be pruned after blooming and before the next year’s buds set. See Ricks Blog on pruning for more information. Prune whenever possible for plant health and to keep the natural shape of the plant. Some ornamentals and vines require dormant pruning in late winter.

How long until our pets/children can go out on the lawn after pesticide treatments?
We say 24 hours is ideal for both liquid and granular applications, but it will generally be safe when the liquid is dry.  Granular applications will be up to the customer – typically 24 hours is fine but the fertilizer should be watered in before reentering the lawn.

Are these products safe?
Our products, when applied by our technicians are very safe. Using an educated technician improves the safety of these products.  In fact, the benefits from these products far outweigh any concerns associated with their use.

It seems like the technician finishes my lawn treatment very quickly. Am I getting a good application if he’s walking or riding fast?
Our technicians are trained to apply the products at the proper rate. The spreaders and sprayers are all calibrated to apply the units according to your technician’s walking speed.

When is the best time to aerate our lawn? Spring or Fall?
Fall

Why do you apply a treatment in the summer when it’s so hot and dry? What good does it do?
Summer is a stressful time for lawns. Nutrients need to be replenished. Also, many turf damaging insects and summer weeds encroach. Our technician needs to be on your lawn at 6-8 week intervals, to guarantee your lawn doesn’t suffer from potential damage that could occur in his absence.