Spring is for planting most things, but not grass!

 

Photo by Tim Horton

We get a lot of calls from people in the spring. They say they’re ready for their new lawn, so can we start seeding soon?

The answer is no. There are other things we can do to prep your lawn to be a better place to grow, but you don’t want to plant grass in the spring. For one thing, new grass won’t be able to keep up with emerging weeds.

Summer weeds (like crabgrass) will grow more rapidly than new grass, and that will make it much harder for new grass to “take.” If you seed in the fall, any weeds that sprout will quickly fade away as temperatures drop, while grass will continue to grow and develop roots far into the fall and even winter.

For another thing, new grass can’t take our brutal summer heat. It doesn’t have time to mature and harden before disease and drought pressures hit. Seed planted in the fall has three quarters of a year to mature before summer. Big difference!

We’ll apply an eco-friendly material to address pre-emergent weeds, and we’ll continue to monitor your lawn throughout the spring and summer. If there are weeds, we’ll take care of them.

Come late summer and fall, we’ll plant your grass seeds.

In the meantime, please call us for an estimate! 757.229.9668. We’d love to be your lawn service people.

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Bed Transformation!

Once again I am very pleased with the excellent work H&G did on my property.  They turned a section of my ugly front yard with invasive Bermuda grass into a beautiful and simple flower bed with mulch and many small bushes.  This striking transformation adds greatly to the house’s curb appeal.  I look forward to them coming back out this fall and replacing the rest of the front yard with sod and removing all the undesirable Bermuda grass.  Brian was easy and pleasant to work and plan with.  He always responded to my questions immediately.  Jon and his crew were likewise very nice, efficient, and perfectionists in planting my new yard.  Many thanks and accolades to H&G once again!

Sandy Hall

So thankful to be a customer!

when i returned to williamsburg in 2022, it was a real challenge to find a company willing to take on “yet one more customer” – i was ignored and turned down by others… but hertzler and george came to my rescue and i could not be happier – wonderful staff, professional and so friendly, i completely trust them to service my yard!  merry christmas and happy new year to everyone and H&G!

Kae

Drainage Help

I would like to let you know how happy we are with the service we received recently.
We had a drainage issue in our yard and did some research, learned your company was highly recommended and decided to see what your company could do.
From the first contact, we had a great experience as the lady that answered the phone was very nice. She put us in contact with Brian Kemp who we also liked from the start, and we made an appt for him to come and take a look. He was right on time, very thorough, and just a very nice fella who we both liked right away and had confidence in. We really liked how he gave us options and listened to what we wanted. We scheduled the work, it was done right on time, and it looks great! Brian was even nice enough to do a video walk through for us afterwards as we weren’t in town. Just great service from start to finish! Thank you Brian

We will definitely be back with more projects in the future.

T.M. - Ford's Colony

Thank You

Just a short note to thank you for all the help you gave us with our garden this year. Jonathon again did a wonderful job doing the bed detailing this summer, as did the mulching crew in the spring. I don’t know the name of the woman who supervised the mulching crew, but I want to let you know how professional she was. In fact, the entire crew was pleasant to work with, especially to experience the care that they took with their work.

Thanks also for being so flexible with the changes we requested for our mowing schedule.

E.L. - Ford's Colony

Always Helpful

Brian came out last week to try to assess a problem we are having in our yard.  He arrived on time, was extremely courteous and took a considerable amount of time analyzing our situation.  While he was unable to reach a solution, he did take the time to research and recommend another business that might be able to help us.  That kind of customer service will make us more likely to call on Hertzler & George if other issues arise.  Thanks, Brian!

JA