Frequently Asked Questons

  • Q:

    Who is GREENKEEPER?

    A:

    We are a locally owned company, not a large corporation or franchise. We have been serving the Memphis area since 1986. We stress quality work to our employees, not dollars like a lot of our competitors.

  • Q:

    Do I have to sign a contract?

    A:

    No. Your word is plenty good for us. Should you need to cancel for any reason, please call and let us know.

  • Q:

    Do you guarantee your work?

    A:

    Absolutely! Under our eight-step treatment program if any application fails to deliver the proper results, we will come back free of charge. Please understand that it normally takes 2 to 3 treatments to get your weeds under control. Exclusions – we cannot guarantee elimination of nutsedge and wild violets. Also, our service does not include killing of undesirable fescue. There is a fee for spraying out undesirable fescue. Please let us know if you are interested in this service.

  • Q:

    What happens if it rains soon after your application?

    A:

    Fertilizer and pre-emergent need to be watered-in, so this is not a problem. When we treat existing weeds, we use a sticking agent that helps the herbicide adhere to the weed even if it rains. Allow the treatment 10 – 14 days to do its job.

  • Q:

    Weeds and their control?

    A:

    Weed control is the most difficult chore in lawn care. Weeds come into lawns in many ways. The best defense against weed invasion is a thick lawn. Our program specializes in the application of the nutrients your lawn needs to maintain peak health and appearance. Watering and mowing properly is a must to assure the lawn is a thick and healthy as possible. The pre-emergent will not control all weeds; therefore we are prepared to address weed problems during each visit. After each visit you need to allow 10 – 14 days for optimal weed control. The most effective weed controls work slowly to move completely through the weed to control the entire weed including the root zone.

  • Q:

    How high should I mow?

    A:

    Mow the lawn low and bag the clippings the first mowing each spring (we recommend late March). Gradually raise the mowing height through the summer, and do not cut any lower until the next spring. Keeping the height high during the summer helps the grass maintain moisture, and acts as an insulating blanket during the colder months.

  • Q:

    Are any of the materials harmful to humans or pets?

    A:

    All chemicals can be harmful in excessive quantities or when used improperly. To insure safety we always follow label instructions and state regulations. It is always best to allow 1 – 2 hours for the lawn to dry before walking on it. Safety is of the utmost importance and we will always use the most effective and safest materials available. Please call if you ever have a question concerning safety.