Frequently asked questions

What are Season Long packages?


All our Season Long packages include weed control and fertilizer services applied every 4 to 6 weeks throughout the growing season. Starting in the Spring and ending in the Fall this will result in at least 4 applications to your lawn. If you sign up in the Summer this may result in fewer applications.




What is our Guarantee?


Our Season Long packages are all guaranteed to give results along with your regular lawn maintenance and watering. If our services are not providing results by mid Summer, please contact us immediately and we will return at no charge.




How long are the season services?


Our season long services start in the Spring depending on when the local weather decides to cooperate. We will continue to treat your lawn every 4 to 6 weeks through the Summer and into the Fall up until the growing season ends or the weather no longer allows it.




Are the products kid and pet safe?


All our products are Health Canada approved a do not pose a health risk to your children and pets, including your pet Gator!




How long till I can use my lawn after?


We recommend waiting a couple hours after our visit to give the products time to fully dry and maximize their effect.




What should I do before we visit?


We will treat all exposed areas of your lawn, so remove any leaves, debris, toys, tools and furniture from the lawn. Have your lawn mowed 1-4 days before treatment day.




How long does each application take?


Our team of trained professionals and our specialized equipment allows us to treat your lawn in just a few minutes with the perfect amount of product every time. If your lawn is larger it may take a little longer, but we will do our best to make each visit as efficient and hassle free as possible.




My weeds are not dying.


If some of those pesky weeds are still showing signs of life in your lawn after 4 weeks, and you have been following our watering instructions give us a call and we’ll come back for an an service call free of charge. A booster application may not get rid of all your weeds in one application. This is why it is so important to get an all season package where we can keep those pesky weeds at bay.




When can I mow my lawn?


After the products have had a few hours to dry and you've watered your lawn at least once, you may proceed with mowing your lawn as usual. It is best to water your lawn in the evening or the next morning after our visit, you can then mow your lawn once the grass has dried.




What if it rains?


Bring on the water! Your grass will do better with a combination of our fertilizer and some water. In fact, we recommend watering your lawn the evening or the next morning after our visits to maximize the effect of each application. If you feel the rain has prevented the product from working effectively, contact us and we will provide a free follow up visit once the rain stops.




Watering Instructions for Best Results. When and How much?


3x per week, early in the morning Avoid watering in the afternoon because a large percentage of the water is lost to evaporation. 1 inch takes much longer than you think, 15 mins :) Increase watering frequency during hot periods. JULY/AUGUST To maintain a lush lawn and to keep those weeds away, during the hot periods of the summer more frequent applications are required. Days with +25 degree everyone at Grass Gators will run the sprinklers once in the morning and once at night. Let the kids or pets run through and watch them have fun! Rain - Calgary is a very dry climate and 75% of our rain evaporates so don't use Mother Nautre to keep your lawn hydradrated. Follow our watering instructions to keep your lawn lush! Empty Tuna Can method - use and empty tuna fish can to measure the amount you have watered. Just place it in the path of your sprinkler. Once its full, move your can and sprinkler to a new location. You will be suprised it will take 20 mins to fill that little can.




How often should I have my lawn Aerated?


An yearly core aeration either in Spring or Fall is highly recommended to help ensure a thick and healthy lawn.




Does my irrigation system need to be marked?


Yes! Prior to your core aeration you must mark your irrigation heads with small flags, or something that can identify where the irrigation heads are. The irrigation pipe is buried deep enought so it doesn't need to be marked.




Will Overseeding fill in the large bare and damaged areas?


Overseeding will fill in thin areas in your lawn but this service is not designed to repair large bare areas.




Is it a good idea to have Overseeding done at the same time as Aeration?


Yes, this is highly recommended. The open holes allow for seed to fall into and the new seed will quickly fill them in.




Where does Vegetation Control go?


Add Vegetation Control to any of our packages to keep your Walkways, Driveways, and alleyways free from grass and weeds all season long. (Since Vegetation Control works so well it is not intended to be used in gardens or flower beds.)




I have steps going up/down to my lawn, can you carry the Aerator to the grass?


No, we can not carry or drag the machine over rocks, up steps, down steps nor can we use ramps or wood or other devices to get the machine into your yard.




Will the one-time application cover my lawn for the whole season?


No, the one-time application is to help you get a jump start on your weeds but it will not keep you weed free for the whole summer like our all season package. It is an economical way to help you manage your weeds.




Why mow my lawn every week?


Grass hates it when you give it a haricut every 7 days, it will start to grow sideways and lushier with weekly trimming. Keep gving that lawn a trim but not too short.




Bare spots and what to do?


Getting a seasonal weed/fertilizer is a great start along with weekly mowing. - With bare patches scrape away the dead grass vigorously, rough up the dirt . - put down grass seed, any kind. - put dirt on top. This will keep the birds from eating the seeds and will give the seeds a nice dark place to start to germinate. -water, water, water. Keep the dirt moist!




How to get rid of thistle in my lawn


Thistle are the hardies of the weeds but have no fear we can help you get rid of them. Mow your lawn every 7 days, water 3x a week and get on your weed control program early - May. Weed control and growing the lawn around you will choke tose pesky pointy weeds out. Remeber they hate water and they don't like a weekly haircut.





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