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Lawn Care Acworth, Ga – Prevention of Annual Bluegrass (Poa Annua)

Poa Annua is a light green colored grassy type of weed that produces white seedheads.  Its an agressively growing plant that can be hard to control once it emerges.  Poa annua will favor cool damp and shady areas of your lawn.

Prevention of Annual bluegrass (Poa) is an important step of our lawn care program each year in Acworth, Ga.  Poa Annua begins to germinate when soil tempatures dip below 70 degrees.  We apply a pre-emergent in early fall and in late fall for prevention of Poa Annua.

Poa Annua is very hard to control once it emerges, however it will die off each summer with warmer weather.  We recommended staying on a regular lawn treatment program year to year to minimize all weeds in your lawn in Acworth, Ga.

 

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Fescue Aeration and Overseeding Acworth, Ga

Fall will be here soon, and its getting close to time to consider Aeration and Seeding of your lawn if you have Fescue Turf in Acworth, Ga.  We take care of many fescue lawns with our lawn care program in the Acworth area and Its a good idea to have Aeration and Seeding each fall to repair your lawn from the stresses of the summer.

When does my lawn need overseeding?

For best results Fescue should be seeded when soil temperatures are between 50 and 60 degrees. This is why early fall is an ideal time to seed fescue.  We start with a good core aeration to break up soil compaction and increase seed to soil contact.  We use a top quality triple blend of fescue with excellent drought and disease resistance.  

Can i seed in the spring?

Fescue Lawn Care Acworth, Ga

A lawn we areated and overseeded in Acworth, Ga

Spring seedings are also a possibility but there are a few reasons why we feel that fall may be a better choice for overseeding.   In the spring time there is always the possibility that the seed will not mature in time to make it through the summer heat.  Also, you would be unable to put down a pre-emergent for weed prevention while the new seed germinates. This can make it tough to control weeds over the summer.  While spring seeding can certainly be done, we have found that we achieve the best results from overseeding fescue in Acworth in the early fall months.

 

Lawn Mowing Acworth, Ga – Should I mulch or bag my clippings?

Should i Bag my clippings or Mulch them?

This is a question we get alot from our lawn care customers in acworth, ga. When mowing  your lawn we always recommend to mulch the clippings back into the lawn to get the best results from our lawn care program.  Letting the clippings go back down is a great way to keep the lawn healthy and green because the clippings will recycle many important nutrients back into the lawn.  In addition to being good for the lawn, this can also be a real time saver because it cuts out the work involved in mowing the lawn.  Imagine the time you will save if you don’t have to worry about dumping the bag and moving the clippings somewhere?

Wont this contribute to thatch build up?

It has often been said that mulching can contribute to thatch build up which is not always true.  With frequent enough mowings where your not removing over 1/3 of the grass blade the clippings will break down quicker and not cause a thatch problem.  Infrequent mowings where you alot of the grass blade off at one time would be a different story.  We always recommend to mow your actively growing lawn atleast on a weekly

 

A lawn we "mulch" mow in dallas, ga

A lawn we “mulch” mow in dallas, ga