Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take for me to see the results I’m really looking for?
You will see improvement with each treatment, but we ask you give it a year for your lawn to receive the benefit of our full program. It can take up to 14-21 days for the weeds to start yellowing and wilting after treatments.
Why is my yard not as green as my neighbor’s yard?
There are several factors that could determine why your lawn isn’t as green as your neighbors. You may have Bermuda grass while your neighbor has Zoysia. You could even both have Bermuda, but different types. Watering and mowing habits play a very important role in the color of your lawn. Lawn treatments and how long you’ve been receiving them also contribute to the greenness of the turf.
How often, how much, and what time of the day should I water my lawn?
You should evenly water in about an inch and a half per week. We don’t recommend watering every day or at night, as it could promote weed and fungus growth in the lawn. Watering for longer periods, fewer days of the week, and between 4-10 AM will give you the best results.
How frequently should I mow and how much of the grass blade should I take off?
You never want to take off more than a third of the blade of grass. If you want your grass to be 2” tall, mow when it gets to 2 ¾” tall. That could be every few days or every other week depending on weather. St. Augustine, however, should be maintained no lower than 3 inches. We recommend waiting at least 24-48 hours after treatments to mow the lawn as well. If you do not have proper mowing habits, it can not only cause stress and damage to the turf, but it can also slow the progression of a weed free lawn.
Should I bag my clippings?
Yes and no. If it’s your first mow of the year, you should scalp and bag Bermuda after the last frost to help remove dormant turf. Never scalp Zoysia or St. Augustine. After the first cut, follow recommended mowing habits. Also, if your lawn has majority weeds, you would want to bag to help prevent spreading more weeds. If your lawn is actively growing and healthy, it’s better to not bag it because the clippings recycle our nutrients back into the soil and helps the lawn by adding organic matter.
What are some of the causes for brown spots in the lawn?
There are many reasons you may have brown spots in the lawn. It could be from a lack of water, it could be from a fungus, or it could be from an insect eating the root system or the actual blade of grass. Discoloring of the lawn could also be from dog urine, chemical or gas leaks, or if something is sitting directly on top of the surface of the turf. If you notice discoloration in the lawn, please give us a call. Do not try to self-diagnose what may be the cause of the issue.
Top Notch Turf Services
What is your Central AR Service area?
TNT Arkansas serves:
- Bald Knob
- Hot Springs
- Little Rock
- North Little Rock
- Pine Bluff
- White Hall
What is your Houston Service area?
TNT Houston serves:
- Cinco Ranch
- Jersey Village
- Missouri City
- Mont Belvieu
- New Caney
- River Oaks
- Sienna Plantation
- The Woodlands
Will you spray the weeds in my flower beds also?
We do not spray flower beds. Weed control and pre-emergents can be detrimental to the other plants in the flower beds as well as to those that you may plan on planting in those areas in the future. We suggest keeping fresh mulch in your beds and hand pulling weeds after a rain shower to help safely keep them under control.
What is the difference between the Pest Control and the Flea & Tick program?
They are both quarterly programs, but the Pest Control is to protect the home against insects whereas the Flea & Tick program is to protect the lawn. We spray 5 feet up and out from the home and around doors and windows for the Pest Control program. The Flea & Tick program is done on the turf and beds. We can also treat for fleas and ticks inside your home for an additional fee.
Other than the Mosquito program, what can I do to help control mosquitoes?
You can rid your property of any bird baths or empty pots that hold water. You can try to reduce the amount of standing water, high grass, and underbrush. You could also let us install a Dynatrap!
How long does my pet need to stay off the turf after treatments?
We recommend keeping the pets off the turf while the product is still wet, just as a precaution to those that may have sensitive skin.
Why does my dog still have fleas even though I get the Flea & Tick treatments?
We suggest your pets are treated by your vet with flea & tick preventatives to help protect them against the insects along with the services that we provide.
Why do you treat in the winter months when the grass and shrubs are dormant?
The treatments we do on the lawn during dormancy, starting in the fall, actually prevent weeds from germinating in the soil. We treat the ornamentals during the winter to protect them from overwintering insects and their eggs.
What if it rains right after the treatment?
All our treatments need to be watered in. We add a surfactant to all our herbicides to ensure that the product stays on the weeds even in the event of rain.
Payment and Discounts
Do you give discounts for military or for paying in advance?
We give a 5% discount for military and give a 5% discount for prepaying.
Do you have to sign a contract?
We do not do contracts at all. You are free to cancel your services with us anytime. We do recommend taking the entire program for Lawn, Horticulture, Pest, Mosquito and Flea & Tick treatments. Each service is needed to produce the desired results. We do not offer one-time treatments for the Lawn, Horticulture, or Pest programs.
Do you give referral credits?
Refer a friend, neighbor, coworker, or family member and we are more than happy to give you $30 off your next application. There is no limit to the amount of referral credits you can get either!
How can I pay my bills?
You can call the office and pay with a card, you can mail in a check, you can go to our Online Bill Pay and make your payment, you can prepay for a 5% discount, or you can enroll in Auto Pay anytime during service.