Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Scheduling: when is my next application going to be?

All treatments are scheduled 5-7 weeks from the previous treatment. You will receive a courtesy call at least one day prior to every visit.

Why do you offer 6 treatments? Do I really need all of them?

Frequent, light applications of lawn fertilizer are better for the lawn. More frequent visits also allows us to inspect and prevent problems before they get out of hand.

What type of products are used and are they safe?

All products used by Miles of Green are registered and labeled by the EPA for use where adults, children and pets live, work and play.

How do I sign up to start my service?

There are several easy ways to sign up for Miles of Green Services. Just call (513) 460-1653 or visit our Contact us page.

What is included in the lawn care program?

Please visit our lawn care services page to learn about our local lawn care program.

How did you come up with my price?

Pricing is based on the size of your lawn.

How do I pay for my service? Do you offer prepayment options?

You can pay after each treatment is completed or prepay at a discounted rate. To inquire about our current prepay specials, please call our office at (513) 460-1653, or contact us through our contact us page.

What is a reasonable expectation from your service?

Our program is designed to improve the overall health and beauty of your lawn and landscape. Each treatment compliments the previous one while providing essential turf nutrients and controlling weeds. So receiving the full program is key in the success of the program. Also you lawn and landscape will need proper cultural practices such watering and mowing to get the best result. 

What makes your service/company different from others?

Here is a list of things we do differently than our competitors:

  • No price increase as long as you prepay by the end of the year
  • Courtesy call before every visit
  • Locally owned
  • Promise to knock on your door with every treatment
  • 48 hour free service call turnaround promise
  • Your lawn will be treated and cared for by a state licensed and nationally certified applicator

Caring For My Lawn

What are the benefits of having a dry application vs. a liquid one?

A dry application allows us to release essential nutrients in the lawn more evenly over time. A liquid based program gives a quick nutrient release without even nutrient uptake and therefore would take more applications to receive the same benefits.

How often should I water my lawn?

It is best to water infrequently for longer periods of time rather than daily light watering. It is always better to water during the morning hours. On very hot days, it is good to water the turf in the afternoon for 10- 15 minutes to provide cooling. To keep your lawn healthy and lush during periods of dry weather, it must receive 1 to 2 inches of water per week. Avoid watering at night unless you have no other choice.

How tall should I cut the grass?

Set the mower blade to no lower than 3.5 inches because the longer the grass blade, the longer the root. Mow frequently enough to avoid removing more than one-third of the grass blade. Be sure to always mow with a sharp blade. Avoid mowing during the hottest part of the day because the lawn can turn brown instantly. It is best to mow the lawn between early evening and dusk.

How long should the kids and pets stay off the lawn after treatment?

Depending on the products applied, the minimum requirements vary from immediate re-entry to waiting until the product dries OR a product may have to be watered in first. Your invoice will leave specific instructions after each application.

Is this safe for my kids and pets?

All products are registered and labeled by the EPA to be used where kids and pets live and play.

Will the rain wash away my application?

Most products applied work best when watered in, with the exception of broad leaf weed control. If weeds persist for more than 10 days after a treatment, please contact our office at (513) 460-1653 or visit our Contact us page for a free service call.

Why do I have so many dandelions?

Dandelions, and other broad leaf weeds, cannot be prevented; they can only be controlled when actively growing. Different weeds grow at different times of the year. Miles of Green includes weed control, as needed, with every treatment.

Do you have organic weed control?

Unfortunately, we have found that organic products are not effective in the control of weeds. Miles of Green will continue to research and test new products as they become available to the market.

Birds and skunks are digging up my lawn. Does that mean I have grubs?

Grubs are a favorite food of skunks and crows. They also feed on worms and other soil born insects. If an animal is digging in your lawn, it does not necessarily mean grubs are present, however, it is possible, and your lawn should be inspected as soon as possible by Miles of Green.

Why does my lawn look burnt after I mow?

Several factors can cause discoloration immediately after mowing. Mowing too short, mowing with a dull blade or mowing at the wrong time of the day can all contribute to shocking the plant into a drought-like appearance.

Why does my lawn have a reddish tint to it?

More often than not, red or pink discoloration is often caused by a disease called red thread. Red thread is common in late spring/early summer when temperatures are 75-85 degrees with excessive rainfall or humidity. Red thread will not cause long-term damage to the turf.

If I bag my clippings will I be removing the fertilizer?

Fertilizer binds very tightly to soil particles and cannot be removed by mowing the lawn. Some high-powered commercial mowers may suck up some of the fertilizer. To avoid this, wait 24 hours after an application before mowing.

Should I bag my clippings or mulch them into the lawn?

You should only bag the clippings when too much time has passed between mowing and clumping occurs. You should also remove the clipping if there is active disease in your lawn, otherwise it is always best to mulch the clippings into the lawn.

I have many Japanese beetles. Does that mean my lawn has grubs?

Japanese beetles are the adult stage of the common white grub. If a heavy beetle population is present, it is highly likely that grubs are soon to follow. Be sure your lawn is protected with our grub control services. You can also protect your trees and shrubs from the damage of the beetle with our tree and shrub program.

Should I dethatch my lawn?

It is rare that thatch build up becomes excessive enough that it requires dethatching. Our core lawn aeration helps reduce thatch, but also offers several other benefits to your lawn. Dethatching will cause damage to healthy roots, stems and grass blades. It will also increase the likelihood of weed germination.

Why can I not grow grass under my trees?

Cool season grasses require a large amount of sun to be healthy. Even shade tolerant grasses require at least 30% sun exposure per day. So trying to open up the tree’s canopy to let more light in will help.

Turf Tips

Watering and Mowing Tips

There are three main components to having a great lawn:

  1. Professional lawn care service from Miles of Green Lawn Care.
  2. Proper mowing practices.
  3. Proper watering practices.
Mowing Tips
  • Always mow high (3.5″-4″) to shade soil and crowd out weeds.

  • Sharpen your mower blade often.

  • Mulch the clippings if possible.

  • Leave the lawn longer during the summer months.
  • Never cut off more than one third of the grass blade.

  • Never mow when temperatures exceed 90 degrees.

Watering Tips
  • A healthy lawn needs about 1-2 inches of water per week.

  • Only water when it is necessary. Often, rain is sufficient.

  • Never water at night during humid weather.

  • Water deeply (about an hour per zone every three days).

  • Be diligent and inspect your lawn regularly for dry spots, Leaf Lesions, or turf damage.