Frequently Asked Questions
FAQ’s are always a good way for a potential or current client to learn more.
Is Luv-A-Lawn and Pest Control A National Company?
No, Luv-A-Lawn and Pest Control is privately owned and operated company. See the “About Us” section on the home page of this site.
Are there any discounts available?
Yes! From the home page of this site you can download our seasonal offers. Additionally, we offer a 5% discount if you elect to pay annually for your services. If you are retired or active from the Police Department, Fire Department, or Military Services you will receive an additional 5% discount off of your services.
Is there a customer referral program?
Yes there is! The best compliment we could ever receive from one of our current customers is the referral of a friend, family member, or neighbor. Our “Mission Statement” was written and adopted with this very thought in mind. “Our Mission Statement” “To provide our Customers with the best services possible, and grow our company as a result of satisfied customers”. For every customer you refer to us who agrees to any annual service, you will receive a $15.00 prepaid Visa gift card.
Is Luv-A-Lawn and Pest Control licensed and insured?
Yes, Luv-A-Lawn Pest Management is fully licensed and insured in the state of Florida. We carry General Liability, Vehicle and Workers Comp Insurance as required by the law. We are licensed to perform Lawn and Ornamental applications, General House-hold Pest Control Applications, and Termite applications. All of our applicators are registered with the state and carry ID cards issued by the state.
How often will Luv-A-Lawn visit my property?
We will be on your property a minimum of 6 times per year and if you elect to have our Lawn and Shrub Care program, we will be there once a month or 12 times every year. Our Lawn and Shrub Care programs run in opposite months of each other, therefore placing us on your property every month. This allows our trained applicators the opportunity to proactively inspect and treat any problems in your landscape should they exist during our visit regardless of which service is scheduled that day. In other words, if we are there for your regular scheduled “Lawn Service”, and you also have our Shrub Care Program, our applicators are trained to inspect your shrubs at that time and treat any problems if they exist in addition to performing the regular scheduled Lawn Service.
Are the treatments pre-mixed?
No, every landscape has different requirements and therefore, Luv-A-Lawn vehicles were designed to custom mix for a particular landscapes needs. Our applicators are trained and equipped to mix and treat for just about any situation they run into in the field; maybe chinch bugs, fire ants, fleas, or some fertilization requirements, whatever the case might be, our vehicles and staff will custom mix and your property will be treated with the proper application for the best results. Unfortunately for consumers, most of our competitors spray the same mixture on every property, even though they know “each property needs different products and nutrients”.
How long should I wait before my children and/or pets may safely walk on the lawn?
Luv-A-Lawn recommends that you keep your pets & children off the lawn about one hour after the application has been watered in. This is why we recommend watering in our application the same day or evening it is applied. The law allows you 48 hours to water in our application, even if it is not your watering day. After your application has been watered in, your children & pets can return to the lawn without any precautions.
What is the best time to water my lawn?
We suggest you water between the early morning hours and sunrise. You want your irrigation system turning off just before the sun rises, therefore not prolonging the “Natural Dew Period” which will help prevent weed and fungus problems. Additionally, in the early morning hours the wind is usually down and very little water will be lost to evaporation by the sun.
What is the proper mowing height for St. Augustine turf and how often should I mow?
We recommend that our customers keep their lawn mowed between 3 ½ to 4 inches. It is important to mow St. Augustine turf often, at least once a week during the growing period and twice a month during the cooler months. The key is to never remove more than 1/3 of the leave blades while mowing. Doing so can stress the turf and make it susceptible to weed and insect problems. Additionally, be sure to sharpen your blades often as dull blades will tear the grass and also place un-wanted stress on the turf.
Should I apply a Fungicide to my new grass? YES!
As with any growing plant that’s been transplanted, sod cut out of the field and laid in your yard will experience stress. When stressed sod is more susceptible to fungus. During this time you are also going to be giving your sod more water than it is used to. The added moisture is another reason your new lawn can be prone to disease. Because of this we recommend putting down a good quality dual-action fungicide within a week of the sod being laid. Luv-A-Lawn has the required Fungicides for your new sod.
When should Fertilizer be applied to my new sod?
In many cases, a small amount of Pot-Ash can be applied to your new sod at the same time as a fungicide helping the new sod with rooting.
Once sod is established, usually 3-4 weeks, then it is safe to apply a full analysis fertilizer appropriate for your type of grass. Luv-A-Lawn personal are experts knowing when and what to apply to your new sod.
Can Herbicide Applications be applied to your new sod?
It is typically not recommended to use herbicide on new grass until after it has rooted. Usually 3-4 weeks.
When should Insecticide Applications be made to your new sod?
Treat your new turf frequently after it has rooted. Usually rooting takes 3-4 weeks. Then, arrange to have your new turf treated on a Monthly or Every Other Month schedule.
How often should I water my new sod?
Watering will be key to establishing your new sod. General guidelines during establishment are to water 1/2″ to 3/4″ daily for the first four weeks then every other day for the next four weeks then get on your regular watering schedule. This is a guideline only and will vary depending on time of year, weather, soil, amount of shade and other variables.
When should I mow my new sod?
New installations are often uneven and care should be taken not to scalp high spots
Mow new grass once sod is rooted, usually after about 3 weeks
Bag clippings only if grass is clumping and shading new grass
Once established, follow Ongoing Maintenance guidelines for mowing. Usually weekly in the Summer and every two weeks in the Fall.
How safe are your indoor pest control treatments for my pets and children?
Luv-A-Lawn and Pest Control will utilize “state of the art technology”, and the most up-to-date safe pesticides available on the market.
These pesticides are designed to be safe, the least toxic, and effective.
Our pest control products are placed strategically in areas that are inaccessible to children and pets.
We recommend staying off recently treated areas until they have had time to dry.
Should you have any other questions or concerns, our technicians and office staff are trained to help you.