GOLD Lawn Care Program FAQ
Organic Lawn Care Gold Program - FAQs
Q. What is included in the Gold lawn care program?
A. There are 4 applications total. 3 - One Earth Weed and Feeds (generally in May, Late June, and August) & 1 - Organic Fertilizer (October). The Gold One Earth program is 100% organic and will achieve a 60%-80% control rate on lawn weeds.
Q. Why isn't the pre-emergent weed control called Synergy included in the program?
A. The Gold lawn care program is designed for the customer that started late in the year, after April 15th, or the customer who has a very large lawn. Our pre-emergent weed control, Synergy, is most effective when applied before April 15th. It is also only effective if applied at 20 lbs/1000 sq feet and can be expensive for larger lawns. If you have a smaller lawn and missed the April 15th deadline for Synergy with corn gluten meal, we recommend the Gold Program. For those that want the Synergy but missed the spring weed control application we suggest upgrading to an Ultimate lawn care program the following year.
Q. If you signed up for the Gold Program last year because of a late start to the year do we recommend Ultimate lawn care program this year?
A. Yes, we recommend signing up for the Ultimate program. This program includes the product Synergy with corn gluten meal which reduces the amount of weeds that germinate in your lawn and the lawn will be greener and healthier without chemicals.
Q. If I missed the spring Synergy will it help to upgrade to the fall Synergy?
A. Yes, Synergy with corn gluten meal is a pre-emergent weed control and the lawn will have fewer weeds the following spring if it is applied in the fall. We highly recommend supplementing spring applications of Synergy by using Synergy as a winterizer in the fall. If you missed the Synergy deadline this year but plan to use it next year, applying in the fall will increase your pre-emergent weed control results.
Q. Is an aeration included in the Ultimate lawn care program?
A. Services like core aeration, Rain Maker, Humate, Avenger weed killer, top seeding packages, rock mulch spray, and deep root tree tree fertilization are considered additional services called upgrades and are not included in full season programs. We do recommend adding services like lawn aeration, sprinkler system audit, and humate soil conditioners as needed. Our full season programs are include organic fertilizer and organic weed controls.
Q. What lawn care service upgrades are most useful?
A. The two most useful lawn care service upgrades are core aeration and a sprinkler system audit. Due to very high clay content in the soil, lawn aeration is very important for areas in Longmont, Boulder, Fort Collins, Niwot, Loveland, basically all of Colorado. Sprinkler system audits are the most beneficial service we provide for the health of the lawn because most homeowners do not understand how to properly water a lawn in Colorado.
Q. What happens if I have a problem with my lawn?
A. If at any point throughout the season you have problems with the lawn, we will come out to take a look free of charge if you are on a program (a $59.50 value).
Q. Does the gold lawn care program include tree care?
A. The program does not include tree care, but this is an additional service that you can add to your service list. We recommend fertilization of young trees, struggling trees, oaks, ashes, birches, and maples, and especially trees that are new transplants.