1. Hire Kemko to put your lawn on the right path!
This will not only make sure your lawn is getting the right nutrients and weed control, but you will also have someone who can help you identify and solve problems. We also have the best customer service in the
2. Mow regularly.
The bare minimum should be every other week, which is what many customers do. Keep in mind that sometimes your grass will grow too quickly in that time, so to avoid mower burn we advise you to squeeze in extra mowings when needed. Mower burn is the number 1 cause of lawn damage! Weekly mowing is better because it helps to avoid mower burn but also reduces your weeds. Tall weeds make seeds! Some of our customers will even mow every 4 days for that manicured look. Different turf types have different mowing recommendations based on season. Learn about what is best for your turf type
3. Water regularly.
At the very least, water when needed. Your grass likes water more than anything else. If your lawn is off-color, watering and mowing properly are the 1st things you should look to. In a heat or drought stress situation, your grass will not even uptake nutrients and may even go into a dormant state if you are not watering. Hot Spots in your lawn will require extra watering during hot months to avoid heat stress damage.
4. Communicate with us, We love to hear from you!
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Most problems are solvable either through treatment or education. We excel at customer service but we only see your lawn 8 days out of the 365. Lots of things can happen in the 6-8 weeks between services.
5. Watch for problems.
If you see unusual things, let us know. Your lawn is a team effort. Some insects and diseases spread quickly.
6. Be patient.
Some problems have an easy solution while others can take weeks, months, even longer. For example: Even with treatments, a new account may get a new wave of weeds every season until they are “cycled out”. Many weed types are even immune to pre-emergence. We can’t kill it until it pops up. Beautiful lawns don’t usually happen after a service or two, but we will put you on that path!
7. Eliminate exposed soil areas.
Some mulch and edging between the lawn and your trees or beds gives your lawn a defined look and reduces erosion, which leads to weeds. Tree roots and shade can prevent grass from growing. Talk to your tech before you start cutting off limbs, it may be the roots causing the problem.
8. Remove weeds.
Keep your garden and beds clear of weeds, they will seed into the lawn, causing even more weeds!