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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have questions about any of our services?  Click on the service below to see our most frequently asked questions

LAWN CARE

  • +   LAWN MOWING

    How often does your crew show up?

    Our most common Mowing Schedule is once per week.

     

    What happens if my lawn does not need to be mowed?

    If you call or email our office 24 hours before your mowing day, you can cancel the service, and you are not charged for it.

     

    What day will my yard be mowed?

    Your welcome to contact our office to inquire,  We use routes based on geographic areas, similar to your trash pick up service.  Once you are designated to a specific day of the week, we keep you on that same day.

     

    I'm having a party on Saturday,  Can I have my lawn Mowed on the Friday Before?

    We do take requests for a one time, lawn reschedule, for events like family parties.  However, that is based upon having openings with our schedule.   Our advise is to contact us 10 days prior so that we can ensure we can complete your request.

     

    What is included with basic mowing?

    Basic Mowing includes, cutting of the lawn, fine line trimming around all obstacles and boarders, and blowing grass clippings from paved surfaces.  Our lawn mower blades are kept sharp, and your mowing pattern will be alternated every week to ensure you have a fresh cut lawn.

     

    Do you pull weeds when you come to mow?

    Our basic service does not include weed pulling, however, many of our customers have us add weed pulling on.

     

    Do you trim bushes when you come to mow?

    Our basic service does not include bush trimming, however, we do offer bush trimming as a separate service which can be completed when we come to cut the grass.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE LAWN MOWING SERVICES FOR?

    Our weekly lawn mowing service areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

  • +   LAWN HEALTH

    Do you use liquid or dry granular product?

    We use a combination of liquid and granular products to produce the best results.  Often fertilizers are best applied in a granular form, and weed control is best applied in a liquid form.

     

    How often do you apply a treatment?

    Time frame between service treatments may vary based on the weather, however, most are 4-6 weeks apart.

     

    How long does it take to see results?

    To a trained eye, results can be seen with in 48 hours.  The average homeowner will begin noticing results 5-7 days after a treatment in most cases.

     

    Will you treat when it gets too hot or dry?

    No, we will never perform a service that doesn't need to be done, or complete a service in weather conditions that could burn your lawn.   We watch the weather daily, so you will never see us treat in conditions that are not optimal.   We factor wind, rain, and temperature to determine what services are best to be postponed to another day.

     

    What do I need to do after the treatment has been applied to my lawn?

    Every application is different.  Although our products will not need any of your assistance to work, there are things you can do to increase the results that you see.  We will email you with a set of instructions.  Most commonly they will advise to apply water, or do not apply water for a period of time.

     

    What precautions do I need to take with my kids and pets?

    Once a property is treated we recommend keeping kids and pets off until any liquid products are dry which is normally 2 hours.   After, you should minimize their presence on the lawn for 24 hours, using supervision to allow your dogs out and then back in.   Exact directions will be emailed to you with the treatment care details.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE LAWN health SERVICES FOR?

    Our lawn health service areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

  • +   CORE AERATION

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE core aeration SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

  • +   DE-THATCHING

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE DETHATCHING SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

  • +   WEEKLY LEAF REMOVAL

    WHAT DOES THE LEAF BAGGING SERVICE INCLUDE?

    When you sign up for leaf bagging, the crew will arrive and use lawn mowers to collect all the leaves on your grass.  The mowers shred the leaves which reduces them in volume, and the crew simply counts how many cans that they have picked up off your home. The cost is $6 per industrial sized can, and that includes both the additional labor and disposal fee. This is normally only a 4 - 5 week process and most homeowners have told us that its similar to what they would pay a neighborhood kid to rake the leafs.

     

    WHEN IS LEAF SEASON?

    We will start leaf bagging with normally scheduled mowing routes the week of October 8th. It will continue through the end of our mowing season, which is usually the week of Thanksgiving.

     

    HOW ARE DISPOSAL COSTS CALCULATED?

    As leaves from the property are collected with the mowers, they will be emptied into an industrial sized can (55 gallons).  Upon completion our crews will count the cans and you will be charged the $6 per can.  If a can is only half full, you will only be charged $3 for that half can.  This fee includes labor and disposal.

     

    WHAT CAN I EXPECT MY COSTS TO BE?

    Leaf bagging is billed at a rate of $6 per can of debris, in addition to your weekly mowing rate.

     

    While we cannot say how many cans of debris you will have, we can tell you that you should expect more cans while the majority of leaves are falling until mid season.  After most of the leaves have fallen from the trees, you should start to notice less debris.  We’ve heard from our clients that the weekly cost of leaf bagging is comparable to what a neighborhood kid raking the leaves would charge.

     

    By bagging the leaves weekly we are able to save you time on your final fall clean up at the end of the season, which will reduce its cost.

     

    Large lawns or properties with very large trees, should contact us, as some situations may have other methods which might be better for you.

     

    CAN YOU BAG THE LEAVES AND PUT THEM IN MY BAGS OR LEAVE THEM BY THE CURB?

    Yes, we can. However that would then carry an hourly labor charge to gather and bag the leaves and relocate them to the curb. Our $6 per can cost includes the labor and disposal charges and is much more cost effective for us to just haul them away for you.

     

    IS THERE ANOTHER MEANS/METHOD THAT CAN BE USED?

    While our leaf bagging service benefits most lawns less than 15k square feet in size with standard to medium sized trees, you may have a larger lawn or a lawn that has more mature trees than normal. In these scenarios we would offer a different approach that may include blowing the leaves to a nearby wooded area or mulched.

     

    WHAT HAPPENS IF I DON'T HAVE MY LEAVES BAGGED?

    Our crew will still mow a single pass of the lawn and existing leaves would remain on property.  Keep in mind that when our crews arrive they are expecting your property to already have the leaves raked and sticks picked up.  If for any reason there are too many leaves that hinder our equipment from mowing, our crews would choose to skip your property for the week and we'd have to schedule a clean up before mowing resumed.

     

    WILL LEAVING THE LEAVES ON THE GROUND DURING THE WINTER HARM MY GRASS?

    It is important to note that leaves are acidic and leaving leaves on the ground during winter months will kill the grass underneath.  Fallen leaves covering the grass will prevent the sun from providing the grass nutrients and could result in your lawn having mold and/or turf disease.  Also, if you choose to leave them on the ground during the winter you can expect to need them cleaned up in the spring.  You should know that after the winter when the snow has melted all of that moisture is trapped in the leaves, making them heavier and harder to clean up which would result in a longer hourly spring clean up and possibly a higher cost.

     

    WHAT ABOUT LEAFS IN MY FLOWER BEDS?

    The weekly leaf bagging service that is performed in addition to the mowing only includes leaves in the turf.  Leaves in the beds are not included in this weekly service but will be removed during your final fall clean up, if you add that service.

     

    WHAT IF I’M NOT ON YOUR MOWING ROUTE?

    You can always call us to get scheduled for a clean up at our hourly labor rate plus disposal.  You are likely to need several small clean ups throughout the fall season or you can expect one large clean up at the end of the season.

     

    WHEN IS THE FINAL CLEAN UP?

    This can vary depending on the season and when the leaves stop falling, however, normally the final fall clean up takes place the last two weeks of November.  If you notice all the leaves have fallen off your trees sooner and would like your clean up to be scheduled, simply give our office a call.

     

  • +   OVER SEEDING

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE OVER SEEDING SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

MAINTENANCE

  • +   SPRING CLEAN UP

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE SPRING CLEAN UP SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

  • +   BUSH TRIMMING

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE BUSH TRIMMING SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

  • +   BED EDGING

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE BED EDGING SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

  • +   MULCH INSTALLATION

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE MULCH INSTALLATION SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

  • +   WEED PULLING

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE WEED PULLING SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

  • +   FALL CLEAN UP

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE FALL CLEAN UP SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

LANDSCAPING

  • +   3D CAD DESIGN

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE 3D CAD DESIGN SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

  • +   PATIOS & RETAINING WALLS

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE PATIOS & RETAINING WALLS SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

  • +   TREES & PLANTS

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE TREES & PLANS SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

  • +   OUTDOOR LIGHTING

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE OUTDOOR LIGHTING SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

  • +   SOD & GRASS INSTALLATION

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE SOD & GRASS INSTALLATION SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

SNOW REMOVAL

  • +   COMMERCIAL SNOW REMOVAL

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE COMMERCIAL SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

  • +   RESIDENTIAL SNOW REMOVAL

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE RESIDENTIAL SNOW REMOVAL SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

OTHER SERVICES

  • +   HOLIDAY DECORATIONS

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE HOLIDAY DECORATIONS SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

  • +   PRESSURE WASHING

    Do I have to sign a contract with your company?

    You do not have to sign a contact for our basic maintenance services, your free to cancel at any time.

     

    Do I have to sign up for a full seasonal package with many services?

    No, you are able to pick and choose exactly what services that you need.

     

    Will your crew be sure to close my fence gate?

    Yes we train our teams to close fence gates after every visit to your property

     

    What happens if it rains?

    We will reschedule your job for another day and send you an email notification of the change.

     

    WHAT AREAS DO YOU PROVIDE PRESSURE WASHING SERVICES FOR?

    Our core aeration areas include

    • Crystal Lake, IL 60014
    • Lake In The Hills, IL 60156
    • Algonquin, IL 60102
    • Huntley, IL 60142
    • Cary, IL 60013

     

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