Fescue FAQ

Fescue grass is a great choice for a lawn–it’s low maintenance and will save you time and money on lawncare. It even works in the Georgia climate, though the hot summers can really do a number on your lawn. But how do you care for fescue lawns? At Simply Green Lawn Care we’re the experts on Atlanta-area lawn care, and we’ve put together a quick primer on fescue care.

  • Brown Spots in your lawn are usually caused by a fungus called Rhizoctonilawn carea. Simply Green lawn care can help treat and prevent this and other common problems.
  • Core Aeration and Reseeding. Now is the time to plant your lawn for next year! Services start back up in September. You’ll want to start preparing for aeration and reseeding three to four days in advance. Cut your lawn short–about 1.5 inches–and then water it every day until you are able to easily insert your finger about one inch into the soil.
  • Be Gentle! Since your grass will be young and tender in the fall, be gentle with it. Don’t step on it much or mow it for the first three weeks, and water twice a day. After that you can mow your lawn, but use the highest setting and be especially careful when turning the mower. 

Remember, fall is the time to plant your fescue lawn for next year, since it doesn’t regerminate on its own. The longer nights and cooler temperatures coming up are a great time to rejuvenate your existing lawn. Get in touch with Simply Green Lawn Care now to schedule your fescue services, and keep your lawn looking great all year long.

3 Common Weeds & How to Control Them

weedsIs your lawn plagued by common weeds? Fortunately, we can help! It’s true that a healthy lawn is the best weed deterrent there is. That’s why our weed control service is here to keep your lawn healthy, fight off those unwanted weeds, and ensure your lawn continues to look fantastic.

Check out three of the most common weeds and how to prevent them from spreading.

Crabgrass

This frustrating weed is all too common in the South. It grows between cracks and in grass. If you don’t take care of crabgrass immediately, the weed will spread and become more difficult to eliminate. If you have crabgrass, a pre-emergent herbicide can kill this weed. However, if you’re planning to seed or re-seed your yard, you must wait at least two months after you’ve sprayed the herbicide.

Dandelion

Most everyone loved spotting dandelions as a child, plucking them from the ground, and making a wish while blowing the seeds away. However, these wish-makers are actually weeds. If you choose to pull them up, make sure you get their deep roots so they don’t grow back.

White Clover

When your soil is full of nutrients, that’s a good sign of a healthy lawn. Unfortunately, the white clover loves rich soil too. This weed has three lobed leaves with white flowers sprouting from the center. If you see them in your lawn, remove them as soon as possible. You can do this by raking them, then mowing.

If your lawn is overrun by common weeds and you don’t know what to do, contact Simply Green lawn care and we’ll send a specialist to your home!

Beat The Summer Heat

The extreme summer heat can be brutal. It can kill your lawn if you’re not careful. Luckily for you, Simply Green Lawn Care is here to offer you some advice: don’t let the weather control your lawn’s future. Grab hold of the future and make your lawn as green and healthy as ever.

Green, Hydrated Grass

Green, Hydrated Grass

Cut At The Right Height

Cutting your lawn at the right height is crucial to it staying healthy. Here is why: if you cut your grass too low, you are exposing the roots of the blades of grass. When you do this they are exposed to the extreme heat of the sun. Instead, cut off only the top third of your grass. You can adjust your lawn mower blade to mow at the right height. This will keep your grass from looking too long, without damaging the health of your lawn.

Water Correctly

Watering your lawn can be tricky. This is the key to keeping your yard healthy. The most important consideration is the time of day that you are watering. Many people say that watering during the hottest part of the day kills your grass. That isn’t strictly true. What really happens when you water on a hot day is that the water evaporates a lot quicker. This leaves your grass dehydrated. Water in the early morning hours before the sun heats up. This allows the water time to soak deep into the root system. By the time the sun heats up, the water will have already reached the roots. From there the sun will serve its important role in the growth of your grass.

There are many more tips to having a healthy lawn. Call Simply Green lawn care for a free estimate. We’ll tell you exactly what is needed to keep your lawn healthy this summer.

Save Money With This Lawn Care Secret

What if we told you there was a way you could save up to 50% on your water output for your lawn? With summer just weeks away, you’d probably say, “Tell me how!” At Simply Green Lawn Care we have a product that can do just that. Include Hydretain in your lawn’s summer water management program. Why will you love Hydretain?

grass with water droplets

Saves You Money

In Florida, we know that keeping lawns green in the summer can be a losing battle. While there is a good amount of rainfall in Florida throughout the summer season, there’s the heat to contend with. Homeowners still spend too much money watering their lawns. Hydretain is designed to control and eliminate dry spots in your lawn. When the soil becomes compacted, the roots of your grass don’t receive enough water to keep the lawn healthy. Applying Hydretain to your lawn provides water to the deepest roots of the grass, keeping it hydrated even in the driest times of the year. This reduces the amount of water required to hydrate your lawn, which saves money.

Better Looking Lawn

Between the grass blades and the soil, a layer of thatch often builds in your lawn. Thatch consists of dirty, almost dead looking grass, roots, and organic debris. While it may not be visually attractive, some amounts of thatch are healthy and good for your grass. Hydretain helps keep the thatch layer properly moisturized. It’s also true that you can overwater your lawn, which damages your grass. When there is too much water, fungus and algae grow. Hydretain helps prevent this to promote the overall health of your lawn.

Environmentally Friendly

In a world where we’re making strides to better our environment, Simply Green does our best to use green landscaping practices. Hydretain is an environmentally friendly product. It is 100% biodegradable and contains no toxins that are harmful to the environment.

For information on how to get Hydretain for your lawn, please contact Simply Green. It’s time to take the next step towards a healthier and better looking lawn.

Landscape Service For Your Business

Businesses excel for many reasons. For some, it is the quality of what they are offering. For others, it is their customer service that wins them clients. But we have always been about first impressions. How can you expect to get people in the doors if they have to fight through tall grass, questionable sidewalk edges and low hanging limbs? In our opinion this is the first impression that matters most. At Simply Green we know that this first impression could lead to an even better face-to-face first impression.

lawn care

We are offering you a world-class lawn care service to make sure your business is the most attractive business in Atlanta Georgia. The first step to lawn recovery is requesting help from us. We offer your business a free estimate and lawn analysis!

If lawn care is what you want, lawn care is what you’ll get. However, if you want to know more, we can offer you much more. We strive to teach our clients exactly what is hindering perfect growth in their lawn, as well as ways to avoid further problems.

It is our guarantee that our lawn care service will never leave you needing more. We will set up a schedule with you so we never inconvenience you or your business schedule.

To read more about our commercial lawn care service offerings, please visit our website. Enter your information and we will be sure to contact you about doing business with you. We will make your lawn so attractive, new clients will come in for a visit just because of their incredible first impression of your business.

Summer Seasonal Specials

Simply Green Lawn Care is a company that promises and provides only the best lawns in the Atlanta, GA area. We offer many different services from lawn care, tree and shrub care, as well as prevention from fire ants and other ways your yard can be harmed. That being said, we have a couple of seasonal deals available right now that make having the most beautiful lawn even more affordable.

Lawn in the sun

Refer-A-Friend

After using Simply Green Lawn Care Plus, we are certain you will call us back to set up more appointments. We are offering a seasonal deal right now that will save you and a friend money on your next application! If you refer a friend, you will both receive $25 off your next lawn care session!

New Customers

If you visit our site you will see that we offer many different yearly plans that give different numbers of lawn applications per year. If you sign up to receive 7 to 8 lawn care application per year, you will receive your first application for only $25! To sign up for these deals, visit our seasonal specials page!

If you are curious about whether or not you should use our lawn care service, take a look at our services page and see all the ways we can help.  We offer advice and tips that you can use to test the health of your lawn and soil.

As the heat rolls in and the summer season rapidly approaches, prepare your lawn with help from Simply Green Lawn Care. With our help, you can make your lawn as healthy as ever, and ready for any summer activities.