Services offered in Omaha, NE
Behind the scenes at CJ Lawnscapes
If you could mow any celebrity's lawn, whose would it be?
Have you ever rescued a lawn from certain death? How did you do it?
Yes we have. The lawn in question had a bad mole problem. We started with treating the lawn with a insecticide to help control the insects that the mole was feeding on. We then put down a granular that actually irritates the mole's skin and makes them want to leave your lawn. Next, their lawn was treated with a pre-emergent to help stop any weeds from germinating and becoming a issue. After the pre-emergent had been put down we applied a herbicide to knock out any existing weeds. Their lawn sat for 8 weeks, letting the applications do their work.
Now that the insects and weeds were taken out of the equation, we began the next step: aerating, seeding and fertilizing. We began by aerating the soil and roughing it up pretty good. Next, we overseeded and began applying our starter fertilizer. We then tested the ph in the soil, and it was a little low, so to help bring that up we applied pelletized lime. This will help raise the pH in the soil and help the seeds germinate.
The entire area was then roped off with a nice, little courteous sign asking everyone to please keep off the lawn & the customer was advised of a suggested watering schedule.
When our new grass became long enough to be mowable, we had the customer shut the sprinklers off for 24 hours, and we gave their new, rejuvenated lawn its first cut.
What advice do you think most people need to know about their lawns?
That they should not water their lawn during the heat of the day. They should opt to water their lawn between 4 and 8 a.m. for best results.
What's your biggest lawn care pet peeve?
My biggest pet peeve would be a customer that spends a great deal of money to get the lawn of their imagination, then won't water correctly.
What successes have you achieved from working in this industry?
This industry has now made me self employed & able to employ others. It has also introduced me to a lot of people that didn't have such beautiful lawns until our paths crossed. Above and beyond, it has helped keep me working outside & in pretty good physical shape.
Charles is excellent I would like.to have him do my lawn every time
Great job. This is the third treatment and the first time the weeds are actually dying.
Great work, quick, professional, and cleaned up after
The best my yard has ever looked. He went above and beyond and was personable, honest and diligent in his work.
Great work! Yard looks awesome. Thx for putting the trash cans away. You're the best :)
Awesome job! Went over and beyond. looks great