Services

What services does Simply Lawn offer?

At Simply Lawn, we provide the following services: - Lawn Mowing - Aeration - Power Raking - Fertilization You may be asking, "why doesn't Simply Lawn offer more services?" Well, we used to offer all sorts of service, but we found that it becomes difficult to do things well when you're trying to do everything. So, because our goal is to provide the highest quality services, we have decided to focus solely on these four services at this time.

When do you start and stop mowing?

We start mowing after the snow has melted and the weather has warmed up a bit. This is typically around mid-April or the beginning of May. Our last mow of the season is usually the first of October or when the grass stops growing. *May 15th is the last day to sign-up for lawn mowing

What does your mowing include? And do you mow all lawns?

Lawn Mowing Our Lawn Mowing Includes: - Line Trim the perimeter of the lawn - Trim around trees and other obstacles - Remove grass clippings from all walkways & driveway Lawns we don't mow: We reserve the right to refuse mowing of a lawn that has been unmaintained to the extent it has grown out of control and no longer able to be mowed with standard residential equipment. Since poorly maintained or overgrown lawns require heavy equipment we are unable to mow these lawns. Furthermo...

How can I avoid drought stress on my lawn?

We recommend that your lawn gets 2" - 3" of water per week. You will usually need, at least, 20 minutes per zone per day. This will ensure continued growth and a healthy lawn. Aeration and power raking are also very helpful in avoiding a lawn that is stressed because they remove excess thatch and add aeration holes which allow more water to reach your grass roots.

Is there a fee for cancelling my mowing or other service?

If you contact us 24 hours before your scheduled service, there is no cancellation fee. However, because we have already locked in the route for our crew (and possibly already sent them out to your house) we need to charge full price for the service if given less than 24 hours notice.

Why do you mulch instead of bag grass clippings?

Whenever possible, we like to leave the grass clipping on the lawn. This is because they are vital to the growing cycle and return nutrients and organic matter to the soil. The only time we recommend bagging the clippings is when the lawn has gotten too tall between mowings to remove the clumps. This is another reason we do not offer bi-weekly mowings until the lawn has started to slow in the summer months.

Is there a deadline for signing up for your mowing service?

Yes, May 15th is the last day to sign up for our mowing services.

How long after my Fertilizer app can I start watering?

After we apply your lawn fertilizer with weed control, you can water your lawn in about an hour on a sunny day.

I had Fertilizer application applied. Why do I still have weeds?

Since broadleaf weed control is not a preventative, it is only effective when weeds have already germinated and are actively growing. Weed control is normally applied with your second and subsequent applications when the weather has warmed up enough to allow the broadleaf weed control to be effective.

When I can get my lawn Power Raked?

We Power Rake lawns two times per year. Once in the Spring and once in the Fall. The dates are below: April 15th - May 15th Sept 1st - Sept 30th

When do you apply fertilizer?

We apply fertilizer applications four times per year. They are scheduled as shown below: 1st Application: April 1st - April 30th 2nd Application: June 1st - June 30th 3rd Application: Aug 1st - Aug 31st 4th Application: Oct 1st - Oct 5th

When do you Aerate?

Our first aeration in the Spring starts in April and goes until the end of May. Our Fall Aerations start on the first of August and continue until the end of September.

Do I need to aerate my lawn?

Who needs Lawn Aeration? Actually, a lot of us do... Turns out that our lawns will deteriorate over time due to thatch formation and soil compaction. And so it's pretty darn important to Aerate to help manage this... What is Lawn Aeration? Aeration is basically drilling into the soil with small holes of about 1-6 inches deep and 1-2 inches apart to allow air, water, and nutrients to penetrate the grassroots. Aeration helps the roots grow deeper and produce a stronger and more healthy lawn...

Why is Fertilizer important for my lawn?

Just as you need the proper nutrition to grow healthy, look your best, and resist diseases, so does your lawn. Hence, the importance of quality fertilizing lawn care should not be overlooked. Below are the benefits of fertilizing your lawn: 1. Enhanced Growth Fertilizer gives the lawn the nutrients it needs for growth and promotes proper root development. Your lawn grows faster and thicker. 2. Gives Your Lawn a Vibrant Green Color Everyone admires a luscious green lawn. Fertilizing provides...

Can you tell me more about your Power Raking?

What is Power Raking? Power Raking is a 3 step process that includes Power Raking with a specialized power raking machine, hand raking, and then removing remaining debris with a mower. What does it do? Power raking removes thatch, a tight mat of dead rhizomes, stems, and roots, which builds up under the surface of a lawn. Some thatch is beneficial to lawns, but too much blocks water, air, and nutrients from reaching the soil.

Simply Lawn Service Area

Simply Lawn currently provides in the area shown below. Customers outside a 6-mile radius from 4800 Converse Ave may be subject to a travel fee.

One-time Mowing

We do not currently offer one-time mowing because we have found that limiting the number of one-time services performed has allowed us to deliver a more reliable and higher quality service.