Is Your Landscape a Feast for Insects?

You may not see the pests through the trees, but their damage can wreak havoc on your landscape. By the time insect infestations become apparent, the pests have already done significant damage to your property. Keep your landscape pest-free this summer with integrated pest management services from Simply Green Atlanta lawn care.

What Is Integrated Pest Management?

Do you wish there were a green pest management solution in Atlanta? There is! Simply Green uses eco-friendly landscaping practices to keep your plants healthy and pest-free. How does integrated pest management work?

  • ladybug on leafWe examine your landscape and surrounding structures to identify which pests are present on your property
  • By identifying Georgia pests infesting your yard, we can strategize removal of insects that may damage your plants, landscape, home, or other structures
  • We manage your pest problem using green landscaping practices like habitat management, biological control (introducing new plants and beneficial insects that are the natural enemies of the pests present), introducing physical barriers, and utilizing non-toxic pesticides like TopChoice to eliminate insects in their nests
  • Our team integrates a long term pest control program to prevent infestations in the future

Because integrated pest management focuses primarily on prevention, it’s more effective than spraying chemicals. We use pesticides as a last resort, utilizing other methods to remove unwanted pests and make the landscape inhospitable to them so they won’t return. Our services minimize the risks to people, animals, and plants, giving homeowners natural pest removal that works.

Reclaim your landscape. Call Simply Green for eco-friendly pest control in Atlanta.

Don’t Get Stung By Fire Ant Infestations

The moment summer arrives, fire ants start multiplying like red dirt tracked onto the carpet. And unlike many seasonal pests, fire ants can pack a painful sting if you get too close. Protect your family and pets this summer with Atlanta fire ant control courtesy of Simply Green Lawn Care.

Why Get Professional Fire Ant Control?

fire ant closeupWhen you see red mounds popping up across your yard, it’s tempting to head to the hardware store and empty a can of pesticide onto the ant hill. But if you fight the urge, you can get much more effective fire ant control. Professional lawn services have access to products that aren’t readily available to homeowners. At Simply Green we use Top Choice because of its proven long-lasting results when it comes to controlling fire ant populations. What are the benefits of Top Choice fire ant control?

  • It’s safe. Unlike many pest control chemicals, Top Choice is selectively toxic, meaning that when applied correctly, it affects pests and nothing else.
  • It controls secondary pests. In addition to targeting fire ants, this product helps control mole cricket, nuisance ant, flea, and tick populations.
  • Apply it anytime. Fire ants are easier to eliminate in the fall, when cooler temperatures drive them towards the surface. But what about summer infestations? When we apply Top Choice during the spring and summer months, it’s stored in the soil until ants wander near the surface due to cool weather or rainfall.
  • It lasts. When you schedule fire ant control with Simply Green, we use Top Choice to kill existing colonies and control the formation of new ones for up to a year.

Call Simply Green to take the sting out of your summer fire ant problem.

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.

Bringing Your Lawn Out Of Dormancy

Healthy and brown grassApril is here and that means that it’s time to start fertilizing your lawn! Fertilizing your lawn will assist with waking up your lawn after a long winter, weed control and insect control for your trees and shrubs. Take a look at just a few of the reasons to give the Simply Green Lawn Care Plus team a call this spring.

  • Free lawn analysis and first lawn treatment for only $25!*
    • *Discounted for new customers with lawns up to 6,000 SQ. ft.
    • *Discount cannot be combined with any other discount.
  • Are you a current Simply Green Lawn Care Plus customer? Refer all of your friends because we have referral discounts!
  • Pre-pay discounts
  • Auto-pay discounts
  • Our lawn care includes custom fertilization and weed control programs.
  • Our tree and shrub care include fertilization, disease, and insect control.
  • No contract is required! You call and we come!

 

These are just a few of the reasons to choose Simply Green Lawn Care as your lawn care provider this spring. Our team will make sure that your lawn stays in tip-top shape all year round.
For more information about our services at Simply Green Lawn Care Plus, visit our website or give us a call at 770-923-0387. Are you a current Simply Green Lawn Care Plus customer? Rate and share your experience with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

The Importance of Core Aeration

healthy grassWhat Is Core Aeration?

Core Aeration is a type of lawn aeration whereby a machine (a lawn aerator) with hollow tines mechanically removes plugs or “cores” of soil and thatch from a lawn.

 

What Does Core Aeration do?

This process reduces soil compaction, creating a channel through which oxygen, water, and nutrients can penetrate into the soil.

 

Why Your Lawn Needs Core Aeration.

  • Compacted Georgia clay soils impede the movement of air, water
    and nutrients to the grassroots.
  • Roots require oxygen to grow and to absorb nutrients and water.
  • When compacted, soil contributes to the accumulation of thatch
    because restricted oxygen levels impair the activity of earthworms
    and other thatch-decomposing organisms.
  • Thatch accumulates faster on compacted soils and heavy clay soils
    than on well-verified soils.
  • When thatch depth exceeds 1/2” it becomes a problem, reducing
    water movement and encouraging shallow, weak root systems.
    Thick thatch also can become a home for insects and disease.
  • Many people complain about moss growing in their lawns. Lawns
    that drain poorly due to soil compaction are displaying a “Moss
    Welcome” sign.

 

How Core Aeration Works

Core aeration involves the removal of small soil plugs or cores out of
the lawn. Known as a core aerator, the machine extracts 1/2 to 3/4
inch diameter cores of soil and deposits them on your lawn. Aeration
holes are typically 1-3 inches deep and 2-6 inches apart.

 

The Best Time to Core Aerate

The best time to aerate your warm-season lawn (Bermuda, Zoysia,
Centipede, St. Augustine) is spring and early summer, while the best time to aerate your Tall Fescue lawn is in the fall, in conjunction with fall reseeding.
For more information about our services at Simply Green Lawn Care Plus, visit our website or give us a call at 770-923-0387. Are you a current Simply Green Lawn Care Plus customer? Rate and share your experience with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

Preventing Crabgrass

crab grassIt is that time of year again, spring! Our green-thumbed friends are busy restoring their gardens and lawns from the winter damage, but soon, crabgrass will be an issue. Between mid-summer and early fall, plants produce thousands of seeds. When the first frost comes, it kills the plants, and those seeds will remain dormant through the winter. When the ground temperature warms up, the seeds begin to grow. This is what causes crabgrass to rapidly grow during the warm summer months. The Simply Green Lawn Care Plus team has put together a short guide to help you prevent crabgrass from spreading, below. Check it out!

  • Mow your lawn often to keep the grass a fairly consistent length.
  • Crabgrass requires plenty of light to germinate, so keep the grass as thick and long as possible to create shade near the soil surface.
  • Cut no more than one-third of the grass blade at one time when mowing.
  • For established lawns, water frequently for long periods of time.
  • Watering on an irregular schedule and only when needed promotes deeper root growth that is essential to healthy turfgrass.
  • Fertilize your grass at least once a year, following the package instructions.

For more information about our services at Simply Green Lawn Care Plus, visit our website or give us a call at 770-923-0387. Are you a current Simply Green Lawn Care Plus customer? Rate and share your experience with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

Buckle up, Spring is here and it’s time to spray

grassSpring is finally here and that means that it’s time to access your plants and fertilize them. Due to the lack of cold this winter, unfortunately, we are anticipating lots of harmful insects this season, so at Simply Green Lawn Care Plus, we’re applying a custom slow release fertilizer and systemic insecticide.

Using Integrated pest management (IPM), we inspect your plants for potential damaging insects and disease. We only treat plants that require treatment which minimize use. Don’t wait until the last minute to have your plants treated. Give us a call for your free estimate today!

What is IPM?

Integrated pest management, or IPM, is defined as a process used to solve pest problems while minimizing risks to people and the environment. This method can be used to manage all kinds of pests anywhere—in urban, agricultural, and wildland or natural areas.

What’s a custom slow release fertilizer?

Slow release fertilizers include products in which the nutrients contained within the product are either slowly soluble, slowly released, or held in a natural organic form (which require mineralization and nitrification in the soil).

What’s so great about systemic insecticide?

When systemic pesticides are applied to the soil, beneficial insects, birds and even pets and people are much less likely to encounter the pesticide in the form of residues or spray drift.
For more information about our services at Simply Green Lawn Care Plus, visit our website or give us a call at 770-923-0387. Are you a current Simply Green Lawn Care Plus customer? Rate and share your experience with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!