Lawn Fertilizer Program FAQ’s

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What’s included with the Lawn Fertilizer Program?

The program consists of 6 annual visits and includes our soil amendment Holganix, fertilizer, weed control, and fall aeration/seeding (with fall visit).

What’s included with the Deluxe Lawn Fertilizer Program?

The program includes the standard program + spring aeration & seeding. The only difference between the two programs is the second aeration & seeding visit. We created the deluxe program after witnessing amazing results with our properties that aerate & seed twice per year. With the 4 seasons that we experience in our area it’s great to relieve compaction and apply seed in the spring as well as the fall. We have two “growth” seasons in our area and the two aeration & seeding visits are designed to capitalize on them.

What’s the goal of your lawn applications?

The cornerstone of our program is Holganix (  Holganix is a soil amendment designed to strengthen overall soil conditions, leading to a flush lawn.  It’s completely natural and organic too! We believe that you can’t create a healthy lawn by spraying lots of herbicides/pesticides on top of the grass.  Our goal is to strengthen soil conditions to the point where we can eliminate the use of herbicide/pesticides on your lawn over time.  Each application is formulated to include: Holganix Soil Amendment, Nitrogen, and Weed Control (some herbicides/pesticides are used during first applications to gain control of the weeds.  we “taper” off after that).

What materials are applied to my lawn?

See our article Materials Used.

Does the program include Grub Control?

Yes, our summer application (Holganix 11-0-0 Slow Release w/2% Merit) includes Grub Control. If this annual application is not enough to control grubs then we will add another grub treatment, at an additional charge.

How long until I see results?

Our initial spot treatments and nitrogen application will begin to show results almost immediately. Our program is designed to strengthen the overall soil health.  Our soil amendment will begin to show fantastic results after 1-2 seasons.  Consistent applications is the key to building proper soil conditions.

Are the lawn applications harmful to children or pets?

No, our program’s featured product is Holganix Soil Amendment ( and it’s safe for people, pets and watersheds. Building a strong turf/soil ecosystem with organic materials is how our program is focused.  Herbicides and Pesticides are the products that can be harmful to the environment/pets/children if not handled or applied appropriately.  We do use very small amounts for new customers because it takes time for the soil applications to take full effect and most customers prefer to “get on top of” the weeds early on and then let back-off as the program progresses. Even in the cases that we do use herbicides/pesticides we still use up to 80% less than most traditional programs. We can use NO herbicides/pesticides upon request, and it’s the overall long term goal of the program as well. If/when herbicides or pesticides are used we notify you to stay off of the lawn, other than quick animal potty breaks, for 24 hours after service is completed to let the application fully absorb.

*Child and Pet Safety is our number one priority when considering product selections and the main goal of our program is to create a strong turf/soil ecosystem without the use of synthetic chemicals. We LOVE Holganix and what their entire product line/belief system is all about. That’s why our program is built around their products.

Are you licensed to apply chemicals to the property?

Yes. While we don’t like to use herbicides/pesticides we are licensed through the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to apply those materials when needed (Commercial License #9497/Applicator Certificate #104143-C)

How often should I water my grass?

How do we know the service date?

We send email notifications with your scheduled job date soon after signup. You’ll then receive a second notification once your job has been Dispatched (usually within 24 hours of service). Once the service is completed we’ll send your post service notification.

Do you apply seed to bare areas?

Our team spot seeds during spring and fall visits. Summer temps are too hot for seed to germinate.

Is Compost Top-Dressing included?

No but you can easily add it to your program, just let us know 🙂

Is Lime Application Included?

As of 2019, Lime Application and Soil Tests are Addons for our Lawn Fertilizer Program and are not included with the program pricing. Most lawns don’t need Lime but once every 3 years so it did not make sense for us to apply it each year so we’ve set it up as an addon moving forward. Ask for more info if interested.

How Does Billing Work?

Please see our payment options page for more details.

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