May #TurfTips

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Screen Shot 2014-05-29 at 5.29.07 PMThis May, make sure you are getting your lawn out of dormancy and getting it green and lush for the summer. You might need to do spot weed control on bermuda and zoysia lawns. If you have fescue, you will potentially have to treat your lawn with a spot treatment but make sure fertilize and consult the Simply Green team on how to prepare for the summer heat!

Below we have included the type of grass you might be challenged with and how to handle it:

Bermuda, Zoysia Lawn Program

Late Spring: Controlled release fertilization to bring your lawn out of dormancy. Spot weed control.

Summer: Controlled release fertilization to continue to keep your lawn Green. Spot weed control.

Fescue Lawn Program

Late Spring: Light feeding with controlled release products to help prepare your Fescue for summer. Spot treat any existing weeds if needed.

Summer: Bio-Stimulant with a micro-package to help your Fescue turf survive the hot summer. Spot treat any existing weeds if needed.

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Ambrosia Beetles on the Attack

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Ambrosia Beetle Attack

This spring/summer, keep an eye out for Ambrosia Beetles who are attacking the trunks of young and weekended trees and shrubs. This beetle can be deadly to a tree and shrub as they carry disease that can cause infection through the plant. The growth of their deadly fungi can weaken the tree or shrub to fall or kill it all together.

According to Will Hudson, UGA Extension Entomologist, the way to tell if an Ambrosia Beetle is attacking your tree/shrub is, “they push sawdust out through their entry hole. This sawdust can cling together forming short ‘toothpicks’ sticking from the infested stem. These toothpicks make it easy to identify ambrosia beetle attacks.”

How to get rid of them?

Our team at Simply Green Lawncare is here to help you tackle this pest. Contact us today and we can help you figure out what you need!

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April Tip: Control Weeds

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Currently most of the southeast is dealing with the spring warmth, pollen and weeds! If you are challenged by weeds growing at a rapid pace, we can help! Simply Green provides lawn care programs in Atlanta to provide year round beauty for your lawn! We use the finest products and procedures to ensure your lawn looks its best and we guarantee great results!

Below we have included the type of grass you might be challenged with and how to handle it:

Bermuda, Zoysia Lawn Program

Controlled release fertilization to bring your lawn out of dormancy. Spot weed control.

Fescue Lawn Program

Light feeding with controlled release products to help prepare your Fescue for summer. Spot treat any existing weeds if needed.

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Happy Earth Day!

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Wishing you a Happy Earth Day from the team at Simply Green Lawn Care! Be sure to follow along on Facebook and Twitter!

Why do Americans love their yards? (INFOGRAPHIC)

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As we celebrate Earth Day in the coming weeks, we are exciting about this informative and fun INFOGRAPHIC that highlights “Why Americans love their yards?”. We know the pride you put into your lawn looking good and Simply Green Lawn Care loves to make that happen.

In today’s post we are highlighting some of the key highlights of this graphic:

  • 81% of those with a yard say the upkeep and care of their landscape is important to the look of their home.
  • 88% of US adults have a yard or landscape. Just 12% said they do not.
  • 42% feel maintaining landscape shows pride in their home

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Spring Lawn #TurfTips

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Simply Green provides the following residential turf care programs in Atlanta to provide year round beauty for your lawn. Our specialists will visit your property every 4-8 weeks depending on the time of year to maintain turf care. We use the finest products and procedures to ensure your lawn looks its best and we guarantee great results. If you ever have a concern between visits, we will be happy to come back and retreat at no extra charge.

Here is what you need to expect in the coming weeks and how to maintain it. Can’t take it on yourself? Call us and we can help!

Bermuda, Zoysia Lawn Program:

Early Spring: 2nd Pre-emergent to help continue to prevent weeds and post-emergent for any existing weeds.  Fertilizer for building your roots.

Late Spring: Controlled release fertilization to bring your lawn out of dormancy. Spot weed control.

Fescue Lawn Program:

Early Spring: 2nd Pre- and post-emergent weed control. Fertilization including controlled release products.

Late Spring: Light feeding with controlled release products to help prepare your Fescue for summer. Spot treat any existing weeds if needed.

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Ground Bees Are Back!

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With Spring upon us and the Summer on the horizon, our lawns and gardens are getting buggy! We have many customers ask us about ground bees, also knows as solitary bees, which nest in the ground of lawns and gardens. Ground Bees create small mounds of excavated soil with a nest opening. With multiple nests it creates a “city-like” community. Damage to lawns and turf is usually minimal and control is often sought because the bees are perceived as a danger or annoyance.

As a recommendation from our team, we say ground bees are friends more than foes! Unless you are having a severe issue with ground bees we say leave them alone because they pollinate plants which help your lawn! If you feel they are becoming more of a pain we can treat the lawn with an insecticide which usually takes two treatments to control the bees. Call us if you need us to come out and help you!

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March Tip: Time To Start Scalping Your Lawn

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Happy Spring! With warmer weather on the horizon and sun shining through our windows, we are excited about spring! Today’s tip of the month, start scalping your lawn. Not sure what scalping your lawn entails? Scalping your lawn is the removal of dormant and dry turf. If you start scalping your lawn now it will help prevent weed problems during the coming months and get your grass growing greener and faster.

Before you begin scalping, make sure that all frost is gone and that you are working with warm season grass – Bermuda or Zoysia. Do not scalp cool season grasses – fescue or bluegrass. Once you assess your lawn, you can get started now as it’s the best time to begin getting your lawn in shape. To begin, make sure your mower blades are at the shortest setting. Depending on your mower and lawn, mowing more than once might be needed.

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Time To Start Your Winter Pruning!

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It’s March and you know what that means? Winter Pruning! If you are getting spring fever like many of us and are ready for spring to get here already, it’s time to make sure you have your lawn and garden prepared for spring! If you start pruning now it will promote faster regrowth in the spring. Many plants are dormant during the chilly months so it makes pruning easier because you can see the shape of the plant with the foliage gone.

Here are a few pruning tips from the Simply Green team:

  • Prune on a dry day, makes it easier to cut the branches.
  • When pruning, start by pruning out dead and diseased branches.
  • After pruning dead branches, remove the overgrown and smaller branches to increase light and air to the base of the plant.
  • Your goal is to keep the branches that develop or maintain the structure of the tree.
  • Cut branches at the node, the point at which one branch or twig attaches to another.

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Fun Facts About Simply Green

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Join us and learn a little more about the mission, services and company behind the Simply Green Lawncare. Since we began in 2004, our objective has remained the same: We strive to exceed your expectations at every opportunity. 

Ready to learn more?

  • From the sale to the service, throughout the year, we aim to provide only the best quality lawn care, and tree and shrub care services in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • We are locally owned and operated, keeping us accessible and attentive to your needs.
  • Smaller company, bigger service – we are the answer to corporate lawn care.
  • We come when you call. Our well-trained team is easy to work with and determined to exceed your expectations.
  • We simply use the finest products and procedures for homeowners who want their landscapes to stand out.
  • All our turf, tree and shrub specialists are Georgia Department of Agriculture Certified  and maintain their Category 24 applicators license.

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