Lawn Care Questions

Metro Orlando FL | Kissimmee - Sanford - Leesburg

Heron Home & Outdoor provides exceptional lawn care and pest control services in central Florida.How soon can I water after my property is treated?

With the fall granular fertilization application, watering immediately after the application is recommended. However, if any weed control was applied, wait at least one hour before watering.

If it rains after my lawn application, should I call and have the technician come back and retreat?

If you are concerned that the application may not have been effective due to it getting washed off or mowed too soon, we will set a follow up to check if the weeds are declining. Our weed control must be allowed to sit undisturbed for 1 to 2 hours. If it rains or grass gets mowed within that timeframe, call us and we will set a follow up to check on it in a couple of weeks to make sure the treatment was effective.

An additional application of some herbicides too soon after a previous treatment may cause injury to your turf grass, which is why we cannot set the follow up treatment too early. Our fall granular fertilizer application is the only exception, which can be watered in immediately after being applied.

How soon can I mow my lawn after treatment?

The lawn should be left undisturbed for 1-2 hours after treatment. If granular fertilizer is applied, it should be watered in before mowing.

How soon can I let my pets and children on the lawn after treatment?

Our liquid application should be allowed to completely dry which typically takes 1-2 hours.

How long does it take for the weeds to die?

Some weeds die faster than others. Weaker weeds may begin to wither in as little as 3-5 days. However, the more difficult to control weeds may take up to 4 weeks to be fully controlled. Depending on severity of the weed infestation, our technicians will set additional follow up treatments as needed.

How safe are your indoor pest control treatments for my pets and children?

We use state of the art technology pesticides, which are not only more effective but also least toxic.
Our pest control products are placed strategically in areas that are inaccessible to children and pets.

How long after lawn treatment can I water?

Wait at least 24 hours after lawn treatment before watering. This allows the applied chemicals to be absorbed and take effect. Following this timeframe helps ensure the effectiveness of the treatment without diluting or washing away the applied substances prematurely.

How long to stay off grass after fertilizing? 

Stay off the fertilized grass for at least 24 to 48 hours after application. This allows the fertilizer to be absorbed and minimizes the risk of it being transferred to unintended areas. Following these guidelines promotes a healthy and effective fertilization process.

How soon can I mow after granular fertilizer? 

Wait 2 to 4 days before mowing after applying granular fertilizer. This gives the fertilizer enough time to settle into the soil and be absorbed by the grass, ensuring optimal nutrient uptake without disrupting the effectiveness of the fertilizer application.

How long does weed killer take to dry?

The drying time for weed killer varies based on factors such as the product, weather conditions, and application rate. Typically, it takes 1 to 2 hours for most weed killers to dry completely, but it’s essential to follow the specific instructions on the product label or from your lawn care service provider for accurate information.

How to care for bermuda grass lawn? 

Water bermuda grass deeply and infrequently, providing 1-1.5 inches of water weekly. Fertilize in spring and summer with a balanced fertilizer. Mow regularly, keeping the height between 1.5 to 2 inches. Aerate annually and control weeds promptly. Ensure proper sunlight and drainage for optimal Bermuda grass lawn care.

How long before pets can go on treated lawn?

The time pets can return to a treated lawn depends on the specific product used. Follow the instructions on the herbicide or pesticide label, but as a general guideline, it’s often recommended to wait until the treated area is dry before allowing pets back, typically 24 to 48 hours.

How to take care of your lawn in fall?

In fall, aerate the lawn to improve soil compaction, overseed to fill in bare patches, fertilize with a high-phosphorus mix, and continue mowing until the grass stops growing. Remove leaves promptly, and consider applying a winterizing fertilizer for cold protection.

Does organic lawn care work?

Organic lawn care can be effective, relying on natural processes and materials. It enhances soil health, encourages microbial activity, and promotes sustainable growth. While results may take longer than synthetic methods, organic approaches can create a healthier and more resilient lawn over time.

When to start lawn care after winter?

Start lawn care after winter when soil is no longer frozen and the grass begins to grow. Typically, early spring is the ideal time. Tasks include raking to remove debris, fertilizing, and overseeding. Contact your local Heron Home and Outdoor team for further advice! 

How to care for a lawn in winter?

In winter, mow the lawn at a lower height, around 1.5 to 2 inches, to prevent disease. Remove debris to avoid snow mold. Avoid walking on frozen grass. Consider applying a winter fertilizer in late fall. Adjust practices based on your specific climate and grass type.

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