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FAQ'S

For your convenience we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions that we have received over the years and listed them below. If you are unable to find the answer you are looking for please use the "Ask An Expert" Form provided on this page.

  1. When will I start seeing my yard look better?
  2. What can I expect from Robinson Services?
  3. Why do I still have weeds after the first treatment?
  4. Why are all of the weeds not dying?
  5. I have been on the program for months and I still see weed outbreaks!
  6. I have moss growing in my yard, what can be done about it?
  7. Why is my Bermuda thin in shady spots of my yard?
  8. Why are there bare spots in my lawn?
  9. How long will an application take to administer?
  10. I have kids/animals, how long should I wait before letting them onto the lawn after an application?
  11. What if I am not home when you arrive at my property?
  12. Should I wait to cut the grass or water after you have done a lawn treatment?
  13. What about water restrictions?
  14. Should my lawn be receiving fertilizer in a drought?
  15. Why do you treat lawns during the winter when my grass is dormant?
  16. Will the fertilizer burn my turf if there is no water applied?
  17. Will the same technician be at my property every treatment?
  18. Will my lawn be problem free during your program?
  19. Why are all of the weeds not dying?

When will I start seeing my yard look better?
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Your yard may begin to look better after one, two, three, or more treatments.  The condition your yard is in when we start, it what will determine how quickly you will see results. Make sure to water and mow your lawn as suggested.

What can I expect from Robinson Services?
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The Robinson Services program is designed make your lawn look its best and be as healthy and lush as possible. There will be 8 applications, per year, applied to your lawn that will keep it in tip top shape. You can always expect courteous, dependable technicians and quality service. We strive to make our customers happy and lawns looking their absolute best!

Why do I still have weeds after the first treatment?
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Weeds germinate at different times during the year.  Some weeds are winter weeds, some are summer weeds, etc.  It is important to wait until after at least 4 treatments, to expect most weeds to be gone.  If you skip treatments, it will be hard to control the weeds that may germinate after your skipped treatment.  To keep all weeds controlled successfully, you must stay on the program and receive all 8 treatments.

Why are all of the weeds not dying?
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Some weeds require several treatments before they will disappear.  If you start treatments after some weeds have already germinated it is hard to control that particular weed.  You have to have weed pre-emergent for the weeds to not come up.

I have been on the program for months and I still see weed outbreaks!
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Some weeds have a long life cycle and some pre-emergents just don’t kill certain weeds. We will get rid of these weeds when they occur.  Remember, if you start seeing lots of new weeds, just give us a call! Remember, it takes up to 4 treatments to get your weeds controlled.  Also, if there is too much rain right after a pre-emergent application, this will cause the emergent not to last as long as it should.

I have moss growing in my yard, what can be done about it?
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Moss is most often in yards with poor drainage or in lots of shade.  Moss is caused by continuous moisture in your yard.  In areas of lots of shade, be sure to trim the trees to allow sunlight though to the lawn.

Why is my Bermuda thin in shady spots of my yard?
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Bermuda grows best in lots of sunlight.  If there are areas of thick trees, we suggest thinning the trees or cutting out some limbs to allow sunlight through the trees and onto the lawn.

Why are there bare spots in my lawn?
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Bermuda lawns can go through drought stress, in periods of drought.  Make sure you are watering correctly.  Check with your local water authority to be sure of how to water in times of drought.  Aerating the ground can also help with bare spots in your lawn.

How long will an application take to administer?
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We should only be on your property between 20-30 minutes at most, depending upon the size of your yard.

I have kids/animals, how long should I wait before letting them onto the lawn after an application?
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We will put a sign in your yard, signifying that we have been there and put an application down on your turf.  Please make sure that after a liquid application is administered, that you wait until the chemicals have dried.  This usually takes 20-30 minutes.  Granular applications don’t need to dry.

What if I am not home when you arrive at my property?
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We are used to our customers not being home when we apply.  It is fine if you are not home.  If you need to speak with us about your lawn just give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.

Should I wait to cut the grass or water after you have done a lawn treatment?
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Yes, you need to wait 24 hours before mowing the lawn and 2 hours before watering to ensure that the application seeps into the grass.

What about water restrictions?
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Most areas in the Metro Atlanta area are allowed to water within twenty-four hours from the time a certified lawn care company applies and application to the turf.  We will put a flag in your yard and an invoice in your door. Please make sure you check with your local water authorities before watering.

Should my lawn be receiving fertilizer in a drought?
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Your lawn needs water and food to survive, just like any other living thing. If you stop fertilizing you lawn it will only speed up the decline and eventually cost even more money to repair later. If you stop feeding your lawn, when the drought is over, the lawn will not be strong enough to come back to its lush state.

Why do you treat lawns during the winter when my grass is dormant?
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During the summer heat we apply a granular fertilizer.  Granular fertilizer is not activated until it is watered in.  This ensures that if the fertilizer remains on the turf for several days with no water, there is little chance of any burning effects.  During the winter months liquids are used, so burning the lawn is less of a concern.

Will the fertilizer burn my turf if there is no water applied?
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During the summer heat we apply a granular fertilizer.  Granular fertilizer is not activated until it is watered in.  This ensures that if the fertilizer remains on the turf for several days with no water, there is little chance of any burning effects.  During the winter months liquids are used, so burning the lawn is less of a concern.

Will the same technician be at my property every treatment?
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Will my lawn be problem free during your program?
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Unfortunately, we cannot prevent all problems with your lawn. We will try our best to prevent and control problems in your yard.  You may feel free to call us when you experience a problem with your turf.

Why are all of the weeds not dying?
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Some weeds require several treatments before they will disappear. If you start treatments after some weeds have already germinated it is hard to control that particular weed. You have to have weed pre-emergent for the weeds to not come up.