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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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!

Horticultural oil and your lawn

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Spring is near and as the plants come out of winter hibernation so do the bugs. It’s time to adjust your winter lawn care routine and prepare for the warmer days. Horticultural oil, also known as dormant oil because it is used during the season of inactivity, can eliminate a range of pests at this very sensitive stage of plant development.

How does horticultural oil help you keep your garden healthy?

Cold weather is the best time to use pesticides based on oils because these substances might affect the plant adversely in heat. Lighter versions of products are created for summer months. However, the ideal conditions for this type of treatment to be most effective are cool air and young plants. Dormant oils work by suffocating the insects and their eggs. The pests which can be removed in this manner include mites, spider mites, aphids, leafhoppers, mealybug, caterpillar eggs, whiteflies and others. Remember to always strictly follow label instructions, as pesticides might also kill good bugs which are needed to help pollination.

Gentle transition from winter lawn care to early spring treatment

Trees and shrubs need to be treated proactively while considering the impact of weather changes. Having an annual schedule of various chemical treatments is a way to make sure your care routine follows the natural yearly cycle of plant life. In early spring Aeration of soil is necessary for grass to develop. Cut grass as soon as it becomes strong enough to be mown safely. Keep the blades lower to remove the leftovers and dead leaves. Water well and fertilize after the first cut. Applying pre-emergent can stop weeds from affecting the growth of new grass and keep the lawn looking nice and green for the months to come.

How to Test Soil pH

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Plant food and fertilizers are all made with their ingredients mixed in accurate proportions. However, the ground is not chemically inert and substances within it mix with the fertilizer and alter the composition of nutrients. This is why soil testing should be an essential part of your winter lawn care.

Ph level – the most important parameter to measure

The best Ph level for lawns is slightly acidic 5.8-6.5, just under the neutral 7. If it becomes too alkaline the absorption of iron, zinc, and manganese is affected, which may lead to iron chlorosis and other problems. If it is too acidic, these and other elements may be absorbed in excessive quantities and become toxic to the plant. Acid affects the transmutation of the main nutrient nitrogen into a form available to the root system, meaning a lot of fertilizer applied would be wasted.

Soil testing with or without equipment

There are multiple ways to test the Ph at home. You can dig a small hole in the ground, fill it with distilled water, and test with a commercial probe. If you don’t have probing equipment you can use vinegar and baking soda. Add vinegar to a sample. If it fizzles it is alkaline. If not, add water and baking soda to a new and clean soil sample. If the mixture fizzles now, it is acidic.

Professional assistance

An affordable and accurate solution is to have a sample tested by a professional who can help you with various aspects of winter lawn care. Simply Green provides analysis which also shows the levels of minerals important for maintaining correct chemical balance in the ground to ensure that your plants receive proper nutrition.

Gift Ideas for the Green Thumb on Your Gift List

Give the gift of a green thumb this holiday season!

When it comes to giving a gift, there are times when you may feel like you do not have any fresh and different ideas. You do not want to always give the same thing or give something that is really similar to what you have given to someone before. There are a lot of things that are new within a year that you could give, but it is always nice and refreshing to have a gift that no one else would really think of. It is always nice to be able to see the look on someone’s face when they have received a great gift they were not really expecting. Simply Green is here with some amazing gifts that you should explore and consider giving a gardener the next time you have the opportunity to do so.

When you think of someone that loves to be in the garden you want to be able to give them a great gift that you know they will use, that would be great for them to have and that they will be able to admire for a long time. There are some amazing things that gardeners would love to get that some may not initially think about.

• Deep-seat garden kneeler
• GSC potting bench
• 2’ x 8’ elevated cedar planter box
• Deluxe pyramid composter
• Gardener’s tool tote
• Potting cupboard
• Kneeling pad
• Gardener’s lifetime cultivator

There are so many great gift’s that you can give a gardener that you know they will be able to put to good use. Most gardeners will receive “general” gifts that are the normal gifts that most people get. So if you know someone that has a green thumb and loves being in the garden these are some great ideas for you to give them.