FAQs About Chicago, IL Lawn Care

Q: What is the difference between the Green Program Plus and the Pure Organic Program?

A: The Pure Organic Program is performed using 100% organic materials and is designed to promote healthy lawn growth. Chem-Wise will not apply herbicides or pesticides. Weed and insect control is left to the discretion of the homeowner.

The Green Program Plus+ is a full service program that includes everything outlined in the Green Program but also includes weed control. Herbicides and pesticides are carefully applied in small amounts to eliminate weeds and insects, greatly enhancing the appearance of your lawn. Grubs and other insects can be treated for an additional charge.

Q: Are the materials used in the Green Program Plus+ harmful to my children or pets?

A: Chem-Wise strives to use the safest materials available and all are approved by the Environmental Protection Agency. Our application methods are designed with you and your family in mind.

Q: I have a vegetable garden in my back yard and flowerbeds in my front are any of the materials used harmful to them?

A: No matter which program you choose, flowerbeds and vegetable or fruit gardens will not be treated with any materials. Although herbicides and pesticides may be used in the Green Program Plus+, great care is given to our application methods.

Q: If I opt to purchase grub and insect control, will it also take care of the mosquitoes?

A: Targeted insects include grubs, ants, and other insects that will cause damage to your lawn. Our lawn care programs will not control the mosquitoes in your yard, however, Chem-Wise offers a separate program for mosquito control. Call our office for details!

Q: Do I need to purchase all 5 applications?

A: Yes! The key to a lush, green lawn is the use of slow release materials on a scheduled basis. Each visit is specifically designed to provide your lawn with the right amount of nutrients at the right time. Skipping visits will dramatically affect your results.

Q: Why do I need an application in the late fall?

A: The late fall application is essential to a beautiful lawn. It provides the proper materials to the soil that will promote healthy root growth and prepare it for the winter. Your lawn is an investment and should be winterized just like any other asset to your home.

Q: I have a scheduled treatment tomorrow, what should I do to prepare my yard?

A: A good rule of thumb is that all movable items such as toys, pet bowls, and lawn furniture should be removed from the lawn. Once a program is purchased, you will receive an information packet that will proved detailed instructions for yard preparation and what to expect.

Q: Will Chem-Wise mow my lawn also?

A: Our main focus is to promote and maintain the healthy growth of your lawn. We’ll leave the manicuring and landscaping to you!

If you have any additional questions that you weren’t able to find answers to here, fill out our Contact Us Form, or give us call. We would love to be able to help you with your Pest Control and Lawn Care needs!