FAQs

 

Lawn Doctor Questions

Select a lawn care question from this list of Lawn Doctor FAQs to jump to its answer:

Is Lawn Doctor owned locally or is the company a nationwide chain?

I do not know what is wrong with my lawn, but I do not like how it looks. Can Lawn Doctor help me?

Will Maintainer Care provide everything my lawn or my trees will require?

What results can I expect after I use Lawn Doctor?

What if there are still problems following a visit from Lawn Doctor?

How many times does Lawn Doctor have to visit to make sure my lawn and my trees stay healthy and my home stays pest-free?

Why is it necessary to keep my lawn well-maintained and healthy?

Does Lawn Doctor mow?

Does Lawn Doctor use dry granular or liquid materials?

Why should I use a professional lawn care company?


 

Is Lawn Doctor owned locally or is the company a nationwide chain?

Lawn Doctor is made up of locally-operated businesses that are supported by a national brand and equipment that is patented.

Each local Lawn Doctor franchise draws on local and regional expertise when customizing your lawn care. Our experts know the requirements and environmental conditions of your particular area and will leverage that knowledge to create successful lawn care programs.

As part of Lawn Doctor, Inc., every franchise has the backing of a national company that supports training and outreach efforts, while also providing a network of additional experts in lawn care as a resource for each yard’s solutions.

Lawn Doctor is the largest automated lawn care franchise in the nation, with around 500 franchises spread over 40 states and Puerto Rico.

I do not know what is wrong with my lawn, but I do not like how it looks. Can Lawn Doctor help me?

Yes! Lawn Doctor’s local lawn care professionals will begin by performing a FREE evaluation to gauge the current condition of your landscaping and lawn, as well as which services could help maintain and improve them.

Lawn Doctor offers services for lawns and trees and shrubs that help maintain and improve your lawn’s overall appearance and health. We also offer pest control. Our perimeter pest service will keep insects outside your home. Click here to find your local Lawn Doctor or call us at 1-800-845-0580.

Will Maintainer Care provide everything my lawn or my trees will require?

Maintainer Care is aimed at providing the essentials most lawns and trees require to stay healthy. For lawns, this includes fertilization, pre-emergent weed control, broadleaf weed control and integrated pest management. For shrubs and trees, Maintainer Care includes an inspection and evaluation, treatment applications for common diseases and insects, and micronutrient and fertilization application.

But some lawns and landscapes with serious health concerns need more services to restore their health, so Lawn Doctor also offers Custom Care services, which are available as they are needed, as opposed to being applied during routine visits for Maintainer Care.  It is not necessary to be a customer of Maintainer Care to place an order for Custom Care service.

What results can I expect after I use Lawn Doctor?

Your lawn service program is designed to deliver nutrients, insect and weed controls that produce optimal agronomic effectiveness, giving you a lush, thick and green lawn. You should observe improved flowering and density.  Your shrubs and trees should produce foliage that is greener.  Your home will be safe from pest invasions and infestations.

Between visits from Lawn Doctor, you can help your landscape and lawn stay healthy with our tips for mowing, watering, and pruning.

What if there are still problems following a visit from Lawn Doctor?

Lawn Doctor guarantees our Maintainer Care services.

For trees and lawns – if any of our applications of lawn care fail to achieve results that are satisfactory, just let us know. As your Lawn Doctor franchise that is locally operated, we will either come back and reapply the application at no extra charge or we will refund the entire cost of your previous application.

For pests – though you may observe the occasional pest between our service visits, the service’s residual action should prevent bugs from infesting your house. If you find that pest sightings are more than occasional, please call us at 1-800-845-0580. If a Lawn Doctor Perimeter Pest Control application fails to achieve results that are satisfactory, just let us know.  The Lawn Doctor in your area will either come back and reapply the application at no extra charge or we will refund the entire cost of your previous application.

If a new issue develops in your lawn or shrubs and trees before our next scheduled visit, get in touch with your local Lawn Doctor and ask them about an option for Custom Care.

How many times does Lawn Doctor have to visit to make sure my lawn and my trees stay healthy and my home stays pest-free?

Since services are aimed at fulfilling the requirements of your particular lawn there is no specific timeframe in which services have to be applied. We do not schedule lawn services using a basis of one-size-fits-all. But a lawn typically requires four to six applications each year.

Our proprietary Turf Tamer® equipment is very efficient. It can apply fertilizer and treat each inch of your yard. Also, you do not even need to be at home during our service. Rather than spend untold hours working in the yard, you can enjoy family time or participate in a favorite pastime.

Why is it necessary to keep my lawn well-maintained and healthy?

Healthy lawns are good for the environment because they help cleanse the water and air. Mowing regularly will help maintain both appearance and health of the lawn. In general, the more often you mow your lawn, the better. Removing bugs and weeds from a lawn will help improve overall health. If a lawn is in bad condition, it may require a heroic effort to restore. A healthy lawn requires less effort in order for it to be maintained.

Does Lawn Doctor mow?

We do not offer mowing services, though some locations offer lawn mower maintenance to help your equipment last longer and continue to benefit your lawn’s condition. Your local Lawn Doctor expert can provide a recommendation for a provider of mowing service.

Does Lawn Doctor use dry granular or liquid materials?

Lawn Doctor uses both dry granular and liquid to create the lawn quality you desire. Most materials used are granular, though liquids get used in situations where they achieve superior results. The application rates of each of them are controlled electronically by Lawn Doctor’s proprietary Turf Tamer® equipment. Turf Tamer’s ground metering system means that the application will always be even, no matter how slowly or quickly Turf Tamer moves.

Why should I use a professional lawn care company?

Your lawn is more than a place for relaxation and entertainment. It is an investment that raises your home’s value. A landscape that is well-maintained could add as much as 15% to the value of your home.

When you choose Lawn Doctor to take care of your lawn, you receive expertise and services. Lawn Doctor’s local experts know about more than simply grass, pests and trees – they know how a yard in your particular area performs and what threats it faces. As you can see from our Lawn Doctor FAQ, if you have a lawn care question, we can answer it at Lawn Doctor.

Selecting a licensed service such as Lawn Doctor will give you confidence that your lawn is in good hands.

And while Lawn Doctor takes good care of your lawn, you will gain free time for relaxing and enjoying your lawn.