Celebrate Arbor Day with Our Annual Treatment Services

arbor dayEverything we love about spring falls into the beautiful month of April – National Lawn Care Month, Earth Day, and Arbor Day are just a few reasons to celebrate! But, you may not know the details of Arbor Day or its importance.

So, take a few minutes to discover its history and how you can celebrate:

The History of Arbor Day

Nearly 150 years ago, Julius Morton migrated to Nebraska with his wife. He was a lover of plants and nature but was disappointed that Nebraska was very bare. He petitioned to the local authorities that one day is set aside to plant trees. Julius knew his community could benefit from the shade, fuel, and building material that the trees offered. The authorities agreed and turned it into a contest! They challenged all of the communities around them to plant trees and other plants on one specific day. Through everyone’s efforts, over one million trees were planted on the first Arbor Day! Since then, Arbor Day has spread worldwide. In every corner of the world, citizens plant trees and celebrate nature on the last Friday of April each year.

How You Can Celebrate Arbor Day

On April 27th, you can celebrate Arbor Day by caring for the nature that is in your yard. Every season requires a different approach and treatment to ensure your plants thrive. When you choose Simply Green Lawn Care to care for your trees, shrubs, and other plants, we will give nature the boost it needs to flourish through the hot summer months. Or, if you don’t have trees and plants to care for, plant some today! Trees help their environment by cleaning the air, conserving energy, and providing shade.

Contact us today to request Simply Green Lawn Care service!

Celebrate National Lawn Care Month

April means so many things, not least of which is the return of spring weather–hopefully for good this time! In keeping with the spirit of spring, April is National Lawn Care Month and a perfect time to get a head start on caring for your lawn with appropriate services from Simply Green!

  • Fertilization. Plants are ready to grow! The right type of fertilizer will help them produce vibrant, healthy growth, and the experts at Simply Green know what the right types are.
  • Weed Control. This is especially important if you neglected your yard a little bit in the fall and winter. Spring produces an explosion of plant growth, and that means weeds as well as plants you actually want! If left unchecked, weeds can choke out beneficial plants.
  • Core Aeration. Your warm-season grasses like bahiagrass, bermudagrass and zoysiagrass will need to be aerated right now so they will be ready to accept water, oxygen, and nutrients. Cool season grasses had this treatment in the fall.

Residential landscaping isn’t just good for your home’s aesthetics. A healthy, beautiful lawn increases the time your family will spend outside and increases your quality of life. Residential lawns act to cool the environment (grass is up to 40 degrees cooler than asphalt, and 20 degrees cooler than bare dirt), cleanse the air, and can even prevent dangerous runoff into water sources if properly managed.

Contact Simply Green Lawn Care to schedule the services your lawn needs to be healthy and beautiful this spring, summer, and beyond!

These Are A Few of our Favorite Things…About Spring!

Spring is finally here! This is one of our favorite times of year at Simply Green Lawn Care, and we are so excited to get outdoors and celebrate. Why are we so excited that winter is finally over?

3. The flowers are blooming! Atlanta is sometimes called a “city in a forest” because of all the greenery, and it’s hard to deny that it’s absolutely beautiful in the spring. Whether wisteria draped over an awning, hydrangea bushes carefully cultivated in a yard, or wildflowers on the side of the road, we love all kinds of flowers. The pollen isn’t even as bad this year as it has been in the past (or at least it isn’t yet).

2. Birds and animals are coming back! Ducks and geese are returning to residential lakes and ponds, cardinals and brown thrashers are nesting in trees, and birdsong fills the air. Did you know that North Georgia, and even metro Atlanta, is a great place to go birdwatching?

And finally…

1. The sun is shining! The days are getting longer and the weather is warming up, but isn’t too hot yet. Since we work mostly outdoors, this is definitely our favorite part of the spring.

If you’re also excited about spring, don’t delay! It will be over before you know it. Call Simply Green Lawn Care–we have all the services you need to keep your lawn in great shape. Let us know how we can help you enjoy your outdoor space and the benefits of this beautiful season.

Observe World Water Day with Simply Green

It’s something we use every day of our lives, but we don’t often think that deeply about: our water. Where does it come from? Where does it go? We may not even think about how much of it we use until it’s time to pay the bill every month. That’s why March 22nd is World Water Day–a day to focus on one of the most precious resources we have on earth. At Simply Green Lawn Care we’re using this day to spread awareness of how to conserve water here at home. 

It can seem like conserving water and keeping a lush, beautiful lawn are at odds, but they don’t have to be. With the Simply Green water management system, you can have both! We use a revolutionary moisture manager called Hydretain, which essentially captures water vapor evaporating from the soil and turns it back into water that plants can use. It also helps soil more readily accept moisture. This system cuts your watering needs by up to half, minimizes the impact of drought on your soil, and reduces the chances of overwatering. It has even been shown to help improve nutrient uptake, so it can make your fertilizer more effective as well as your watering. It’s good for lawns, ornamental shrubs, and more!

Just like all the services we offer at Simply Green, we take pride in offering water management with Hydretain at competitive prices with convenient online billing options. Contact us today and get your lawn efficiently hydrated for World Water Day!

Is Your Lawn Ready for Spring?

Spring will be here before you know it! Have you been taking care of your lawn? Yard maintenance may fall by the wayside during the cold months, especially since most people are not spending much time outside. Take a look at this list of winter lawn care from Simply Green and see what you ought to be doing.

First of all, gather your tools. Did you loan your lawn mower to a neighbor, or borrow theirs? Time to return, unpack, find, and sort out all your lawn care gear. Once you’ve gathered everything, make sure it’s all in good working order. Sharpen your lawn mower blades, clean and oil everything, replace or fix what needs replacing or fixing, and put it all in an easily-accessible location that’s safe from kids.

Next, look at the state of your lawn. When was the last time you raked? Leaves, twigs, and general debris need to be removed before they mildew and encourage disease. Plus, your grass needs to be raked to prevent matting. If you’ve been neglecting this, now’s the time!

Check on your soil, both the compaction and the pH. If you have warm season turf, you should be scheduling core aeration with Simply Green. Your soil should be at a neutral pH; if not, call us and we’ll work on correcting that.

Following these steps will put you well on the way to a healthy, beautiful spring lawn, but don’t forget the final step: contact us to schedule your professional winter lawn care with Simply Green Lawn Care!

Late Winter Lawn Care from Simply Green

It’s still winter time, but there are already things we’re doing at Simply Green Lawn Care to ensure all our customers have healthy, beautiful lawns when spring rolls around. Here are the services we’re performing this month and next! Are your lawn and shrubs in need of these?lawn mower snow

First of all, let’s look at your lawn. Both your warm season turf, such as Bermuda and Zoysia grasses, and your cool season turf, such as tall fescue, need a lot of similar care right now. All your grass needs pre-emergents to prevent crabgrass and other spring/summer annual weeds, post-emergents to address any existing winter weeds in the lawn, and potassium fertilizer to promote winter hardiness. Your cool season turf will also need a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer to promote green growth.

Don’t forget about ornamental trees and shrubs! Right now we’re focused mostly on roots, where most growth happens during the winter. Simply Green is working on deep root feeding with a custom slow-release balanced fertilizer for spring growth and season-long feeding, plus an organic biostimulant with micronutrients for healthy roots and top growth. To keep your trees and shrubs free of insects, we’re offering a systemic insecticide root drench which is absorbed by the roots of the plants. On top of that, we offer a soil wetting agent to help all these products be well and truly absorbed by the plant’s roots.

The key to a beautiful landscape in the spring is good preparation now. Call Simply Green to take advantage of our winter services!

Good Landscaping: It Just Makes Good Business Sense

Your business is more than your job: it’s also your dream and your life’s ambition. You put so much time and effort into creating the best atmosphere for your business, but have you neglected one of the most important parts? It may not seem obvious, but proper lawn maintenance can impact your business in a big way!

Your customers will see your landscaping before they ever set foot inside your business, try your products, or even speak to an employee. It’s true what your mom always said: first impressions are important. Just like you want your employees and your interior to make a lasting, positive impression, you want customers to feel happy and impressed before they walk in. A manicured lawn and landscape makes your business look professional and well put together, and gives you an edge over the competition. It will also make work more pleasant for you and your employees! Don’t you deserve to spend your time somewhere beautiful?

Owning and managing a business requires a lot of focus and energy, so don’t think you need to add one more thing to the list. Let Simply Green Lawn Care handle the greenery. We’ll take care of everything so you don’t have to worry about your landscaping, giving you more time to focus on the tasks that need your particular care and attention. You’ll worry about your company, and we’ll worry about the curb appeal! Check out our specials and contact us for a free estimate. We’ll put together a customized plan that works best for your needs and your budget.

Make 2018 the Year of the Perfect Lawn

beautiful lawnIf a luscious, green lawn is one of your New Year’s resolutions, Simply Green Lawn Care can help you achieve that goal without you having to lift a finger (except to reach for your phone and dial our number!)

In addition to creating and maintaining your beautiful lawn, Simply Green lawn service will help save you:

Countless Hours

A healthy lawn requires nutrient applications and special treatments throughout the year from a professional lawn care service. And that can take up a lot of time. You have more important things to do (like making memories with your family)! Instead of trying to find time for lawn maintenance, let us spend our time and energy nourishing your lawn.

Thousands of Dollars

If you add up all of the equipment and products needed to maintain your lawn, the cost is thousands of dollars. But if you choose Simply Green Lawn Care, you’re saving that much money! And your first service is just $25 when you sign up for our lawn care program of 7 to 8 applications throughout the year!

Product & Process Research

Don’t spend your time researching how much and how often you need to care for your lawn. Leave it to the professionals! Our employees have extensive experience and knowledge concerning lawn care. We know exactly how much of everything needs to be applied to create the perfect lawn.

Are you ready to have the most beautiful lawn this year? Sign up for our Lawn Care Program and turn a dull lawn into a vibrant landscape that will turn heads in your neighborhood.

New Year’s Lawn Care Resolutions

Are you busy making your New Year’s resolutions? Don’t forget about your lawn while you’re planning for 2018! Simply Green Lawn Care has a couple of suggestions for lawn care resolutions. Take care of your yard and it will provide you with plenty of beauty and enjoyment!

  • Watch for Weeds. Stay on top of weeds early so they don’t overwhelm you. Simply Green offers weed control among our other services–we can identify weeds, keep your wanted plants safe, and help your lawn and garden stay beautiful.
  • Mowing. Determine the best mowing schedule for your type of grass and stick to it! Is your grass cool season or warm season? How much do you need to mow, and when? Check out our seasonal tips for good advice, and don’t hesitate to ask your technician for their tips.
  • Constant Vigilance. Take some time to look over your lawn regularly. If you notice brown spots or patches, don’t put off dealing with them! Call Simply Green to take care of this issue before it spreads.
  • Watering Smarter. Water in the early hours so your lawn has time to soak up all the moisture before it gets warmer in the afternoon and your water evaporates before it has a chance to do any good. Of course, this is mostly a springtime tip: in the winter you shouldn’t be watering much at all.

No matter what your lawn care resolutions, Simply Green is here to be your partner in creating a beautiful yard for you and your family. Contact us today and let’s get started!

Lawn Care in a Winter Wonderland

Winter is here, and that means that your lawn care gets much easier. There are some things you should remember this season, though. Check out these winter lawn tips from Simply Green Lawn Care to ensure a healthy spring lawn!

    • Keep off the Grass! Winter is a sensitive time for grass. Reduce foot traffic on your lawn as much as you can, especially if you have recently reseeded. Otherwise, you can injure the tender blades.
    • Call Simply Green. We offer a number of services you’ll want for the health of your lawn this winter. The trained professionals on our staff can handle appropriate fertilization so that your roots will grow strong and healthy, as well as the application of pre-emergent or post-emergent to prevent or treat weeds.
    • Keep it Dry. Avoid the temptation to water too much in the winter. In cold climates where there’s danger of freezing, you really don’t need to water at all. Heavy ice is not good for your grass, after all! Even if it doesn’t freeze where you live, reduce the frequency of watering in the winter.
    • Build Compost. Between fall leaves and the extra time before planting, this is a great time to check out our tips for composting and mulching.

With a little extra TLC now, your lawn will be healthy and ready to grow strong in the spring. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to give Simply Green Lawn Care a call! We can put together the best care plan for your lawn.