Lawn Care Acworth, Ga – WEED ID – Crabgrass

Crabgrass is a common problem weed found in Acworth, Ga during the summer months. Prevention of this troublesome weed with a good lawn care program is the best way to be crabgrass free in Acworth, Ga.  Crabgrass will germinate when soil temperatures are a consistant 55 degrees.Lawn Care Acworth, Ga Crabgrass Control

Pre-Emergent Control

The best time to apply crabgrass pre-emergent is Mid march or earlier, since the seeds start to germinate when the soil temp’s warm up.  In Acworth, Ga this can be as soon as March or April.  Crabgrass is much harder to control once it starts to germinate.

Post Emergent Control

There are many different products available to control crabgrass that has already germinated, however these are generally more effective on the younger crabgrass, and the full grown crabgrass left to spread can be very hard to get rid of without damaging the turfgrass in the process.

The good News! 

So you procrastinated and missed your window for crabgrass pre-emergent?  The good news is the crabgrass will die out with the first frost in october, and you will get your chance to prevent it next year!

At Sharplawns Turf Care, we have a full 7 step lawn care program designed to prevent weeds of each season in Acworth, Ga.  Our spring treatments start in late January and are great at preventing crabgrass and many other spring weeds.  Give us a call today for a free quote, or request a free estimate online. Its never to early or to late to start thinking about lawn care in Acworth, Ga!

 

Mosquito Season is Here in Acworth, Ga!

Summer is here and so are the mosquitoes.  With the summer rains we are sure to see an increase in the mosquito population this year in Acworth, Ga.  The female mosquitoes will lay eggs in stagnant or standing water left behind after the rains, and these eggs will soon hatch into grown adult biting mosquitoes.  Larvicides applied to standing water that is difficult to eliminate from your property is a good way to prevent the larva from become active biting adults.

Mosquitoes are more than a nuisance.  They also carry such diseases as West Nile Virus and many different forms of encephalitis. These diseases can be transmitted to humans through a single bite from a mosquito.  Two common mosquitoes found in Acworth, Ga known to carry such diseases as West Nile Virus are  the Southern House Mosquito (Culex quinquefasciatus) and the Asian Tiger Mosquito, (Aedes albopictus).  Both of these these species are able to breed in very small containers, and usually stay relatively close to their breeding sites, The Southern House Mosquito is most active in the evening time, while the Asian Tiger Mosquito can be active during the day.

Prevention is a good form of source reduction of mosquitoes in Acworth, Ga.  Eliminating all standing water from your property is a good practice to help reduce the population of mosquitoes.  Keeping gutters cleaned and Removing debris around your property where standing water could provide a breeding site for mosquitoes are a few examples.

Using insect repellents containing deet are a good measure to take when heading outdoors when you may encounter mosquitoes and having a service treat monthly for mosquitoes is also a good way to keep the amount of adult mosquitoes down to a minimum on your property as well.