Green Bee FAQ
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Green Bee Lawn Care proudly serves customers in Houston, Texas and the suburbs to the west, northwest, north, and south. If you are a little outside our highlighted service area, contact us to verify if we provide lawn care service in your area.
Green Bee’s 8-step lawn care program includes 8 different lawn treatments and weed control, performed throughout the year. These treatments are specifically designed based on the season, and are custom formulated to deliver the proper balance of nutrients necessary to keep your lawn green, healthy, and properly fed all season long.
Green Bee Lawn Care’s founding principles include a dedication to delivering quality lawn service and achieving complete customer satisfaction. Since 2011, we have grown our business by offering consistent service at the same affordable prices. Additionally, our organic-based fertilizer contains no unnecessary chemicals, making it safe for people and pets. With our quality products, and extra attention to achieving the best possible results, your satisfaction is guaranteed.
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Green Bee Lawn Care has been proudly serving customers in the Houston, Texas and surrounding areas since 2011.
Green Bee Lawn Care is a fully licensed and insured lawn care company. Additionally, our technicians are licensed by the state, so customers can rest assured knowing that they’re in great hands with Green Bee Lawn Care.
Most lawn diseases are caused by a fungus that lives off of your grass. It shows up as spots, circles, or dry patches in colors that range from yellow, brown, or red. Texas lawns are usually only affected by a few diseases, brown spot being the most common. Figuring out what symptoms your lawn is showing will help you and your lawn care professional diagnose the problem and find a cure!
Texas’ warm and humid climate makes for a longer than average mosquito season in this area. Mosquito season normally runs from late February through October, with April and September being the peak months.
Lawn aeration is a process that creates small holes in the soil, so oxygen, fertilizers, and water can penetrate deeper into the root system. This process makes grass stronger and more resistant to weeds and diseases.
Houston, Texas lawns are most at risk for insect infestation in the spring and summer. As part of our lawn care program, Green Bee Lawn Care treats insects both seasons to prevent infestations. Our insect treatments are effective because of our preventative approach to insect control, which eliminates potential issues before they arise.
Green Bee Lawn Care approaches sod webworm prevention differently. Rather than treating for sod webworms once the problem has already started, we work to prevent your lawn from getting infected in the first place. We use a high-tech, non-toxic insecticide that only needs to be applied twice per year, once in April and again in July. Our applications are safe for children and pets, and are guaranteed to last 90 days, leaving your lawn free from sod webworms all season long.
Most lawn diseases are caused by a fungus that lives off of your grass. Lawns in Texas are usually only affected by a few diseases, and figuring out what symptoms your lawn is showing will help you and your lawn care professional diagnose the problem. There’s no one reason disease and fungus develops, and there could be several causes such as overwatering, the type of fertilizer you’re using, or the height that your lawn is mowed.
Green Bee Lawn Care’s fire ant protection service allows you to enjoy your yard again. A licensed professional will visit your home, assess your lawn, identify the source of the fire ant infestation, and spot treat with a powder applied directly to any active fire ant mounds in your lawn.
Green Bee Lawn Care manages insects in your yard, so that you can enjoy your lawn worry-free. We preventatively apply insecticide during each round of our lawn care program at no extra charge to our valued customers. Our standard insect control treatments include granular insecticides applied by a spreader, and liquid insecticides jetted into the lawn. These applications begin in late spring and continue through the summer.
The key to weed control and prevention is to take care of your lawn’s overall health. A healthy lawn naturally prevents weed growth, because the thick grass root system helps kill unwanted weeds before they can grow. A strong root system, developed through proper fertilization and adequate watering, can dramatically limit the frequency and amount of weed development.
At Green Bee Lawn Care, we use In2Care® mosquito traps to combat mosquitoes around your home and lawn. Our mosquito traps effectively control mosquitos in an environmentally friendly way, without the use of excess chemicals. Our traps provide 24 hour-a-day protection, are safe for your pets, and do not target plants or beneficial insects such as bees or butterflies.
Aeration is necessary when the soil in your yard is overly compacted, blocking the normal transfer of water and nutrients to the roots of grass, shrubs, or trees. If your yard has patches of bare soil, or areas where vegetation struggles to grow, this is a sign that it’s time for an aeration treatment. How often you should aerate your yard depends on the soil conditions. Lawns with heavy, clay soil should consider aerating yearly, while lawns with sandier soils may only require aeration every other year.
Healthy grass requires light, air, water, and nutrients. Trees, tree roots, shrubs, and buildings that shade your yard can prevent your lawn from getting the necessary nutrients. Allow more light to reach your grass by trimming trees and shrubs. Increase mowing height to allow your grass to capture more sun, and to promote a stronger grass root system. Limit the amount of foot traffic in the problem area. Monitor the condition of your lawn closely, and adjust irrigation and fertilizer schedules as needed to help any trouble spots.
It’s best to water your lawn three times per week, in the morning time before it gets hot. Start by watering each zone for approximately 30 minutes, and adjust as needed depending on the soil condition of your lawn. The goal is to have the water soak into the soil and be absorbed, rather than evaporating in hot or windy conditions.
The products we apply are safe and effective. Our organic-based fertilizer prevents turf burn in the summer and contains no unnecessary chemicals, making it safe for people and pets. Our technicians find the weeds in your lawn and spray them with a selective herbicide that is safe for your grass but kills weeds within 7 to 10 days.
Trees and shrubs need nutrients, so by adding fertilizer to your landscape you can see a difference in flowering, size of leave and color. If you want a beautiful display of tree and shrubs, having Green Bee Lawn Care take care of that helps to make bigger, stronger, and prettier tree and shrubs.
Insect killer should be applied preventatively beginning in late spring and continue until mid-fall. Additionally, any time damaging insects are observed insecticides should be applied.
Fertilizers come in two varieties quick release and slow release quick release fertilizer release all the nutrients once applied. The lawn tends to run through this food source in a couple of weeks making it great for a quick green up but suboptimal for consistent health of the lawn. Slow release fertilizers continue to feed the lawn for a longer period of time as the nutrients are slowly released. This will feed the lawn for up to six weeks and provides a much healthier food source for the lawn.
Green Bee Lawn Care is open Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm. We are closed on Saturday and Sunday.
The holes from aeration provide a proper environment for seeds to germinate. You want all your grass seeds to germinate and seeding right after aeration can greatly improve your chances. This includes 24-48 hours.
The lawn is a living thing, so it needs to be fed on a regular basis. As such, lawns need fertilizer consistently throughout their growing season from late February until December before dormancy. During this time, a feeding schedule of every 6 weeks or so is optimal to promote a healthy lawn.