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DIY Lawn Care – Is it really better to do it yourself?

Today I just want to look at and compare the cost of doing your own Lawn Care Fertilization and Weed Control Vs. Hiring a Professional.    I was out last week and was in one of the large retail stores and was glancing over the lawn care aisle and checking out many different products in stock.  I know many of us like to save money by doing this our self.  I believe that in most cases with the service we provide at Sharplawns that is typically the same cost to have us do it and in some cases even cheaper to just hire us.lawn care acworth ga - crabgrass pre-emergent

What do you need to do it yourself?

So, lets take a look at what you will need..  So its finally spring, you want to get down that pre-emergent and weed control treatment..   A bag of pre-emergent is going to be around $50 if you are going to be taking care of a lawn that is around 1/4 acre.  This does not even cover any weed control to control the weeds that are already up, so atleast $20 more if your gonna get something to spray out of the hose end sprayer.   Now, your gonna have to buy a spreader which can be up to another $50.  So, for a 1/4 yard your already up to $70 in the basic products alone.. and this doesn’t cover anything special to handle any difficult to control weeds.

Applying your products correctly

Now that you got what you need, your gonna have to check out the instructions on the bag.. Calibrate the equipment..  It may be a bit messy..  But, once your done, hopefully you put it down correctly. Timing everything is important as well.  When you hire a professional you know that the treatments are going down correctly and at the right time of year.

Does that come with a guarantee?

So, there is obviously no guarantee with any of the products you buy from the store to put on your lawn, its up to you to put them downLawn Care Acworth Ga correctly at the right time.   If the weeds don’t die, or something doesn’t go right and you aren’t getting the results you need.. you will either have to go back to the store to get more weed control, or end up having to call a service after all.  With Sharplawns turf care program we offer free service calls between every visit.   If a treatment isn’t working as it should, we will come back out and re-apply at no charge if it is needed.  That’s a guarantee you will not get with the products you will get at the store to put out yourself.

So, in conclusion…  if you want to save yourself some money, time and hassle.. Give Sharplawns a call for a free quote.  Click Here to fill out our online estimate request.

 

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Lawn Turn around of the Week – Acworth, GA

This is another transformation of one of our customers who signed up with our lawn care program in Acworth, Ga just this year.
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The Problem: We took on this lawn onto our lawn care program in late March of 2014.  As you can see from the above photo, there is very little grass, many weeds and what would appear to be little hope to improve the lawn without new sod.  A lawn like this can always be a problem if your in and HOA with strict guidelines on the appearance of the front of your property. Good thing the customer gave Sharplawns a call. We were able to make a big improvement in the lawn, in a rather reasonable amount of time. (See Above)

 

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The Solution: We started this lawn on our Acworth, Ga Lawn Care Program in late march 2014.  We started with post-emergent weed control, pre-emergent weed control and special blend of slow release high nitrogen fertilizer.  We made a grand total of 6 visits this year since they missed the first treatment. However, as you can see we where able to get it into reasonable shape in 7 months compared to the condition it was in when we started.  The customer above followed our watering and mowing instructions very well.. while the results aren’t perfect, we felt like it was a significant enough transition to share! And… The price for this transformation was under $300. Sounds alot better than paying thousands of dollars for a sod installation! (See Above)

How our Acworth, GA lawn care treatment works: We use a combination of Liquid treatments and Granular treatments to get the best of both worlds to get the best results possible.  We make it a point to use the latest and best products available to get the job done right.  We stress to all our customers starting up with us that the lawn treatments alone isn’t the only thing that will fix a lawn problem.. Proper maintenance and cultural practices go hand and hand with our program which in combination will get us the results we want to see.  With this being said, not only are we using good products and state of the art application techniques to get the products down correctly, we also use our knowledge and experience to keep our customers aware of the proper maintenance and cultural practices that they need to be doing on their end to get the best results from our treatments.  Once you start up with Sharplawns, we aren’t just there to show up to do the work and leave… We are always readily  available and can be reached at anytime if you have any questions or issues with the yard throughout the year.

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Lawn Care Acworth Ga – Turn Around of the Week.

From time to time we take on lawns that seem to have no hope for improvement without spending a substantial amount of money on new sod.   Many folks out there don’t realize that Bermuda Grass will spread and fill in rather quickly over the summer growing season with regular lawn treatment and guidance from a professional fertilization and weed control service.

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Early April 2014 – Before Sharplawns

The Problem: We took this lawn on in early april.  This lawn was very thin, compacted soil and had much winter injury still evident from our rather harsh winter we had early 2014.  Side effects of a lawn looking like this can be strange looks from the neighbors,  annoying threatening letters from your HOA,  your dog may run away in embarassment and it can be pretty rough on the eyes when pulling into the driveway after a long day at work. :)

 

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July 2014 – After Sharplawns Turf Care

The Solution: On April 19th, we started this lawn on the Sharplawns Turf Care 7 application  program.  It was a late start, but we got started with pre-emergent / post e-mergent weed control in an effort to prevent summer weeds while taking care the weeds that were already there. We also started with a special blend of high nitrogen  slow release granular fertilizer to  kickstart the growth and spreading of the bermuda. The customer was advised on the proper watering requirements as well as mowing requirements  going forward to help things along.  As you can see, with the combination of good maintenance and our lawn care program we were able to revive this lawn by the end of the summer the very same year.  Total cost for this transition was under $300 bucks, and it was a 4 month process to get things back in order with our lawn care program.

How our program works:   Our Lawn Treatments alone aren’t gonna always be the “be all, end all” solution  for every lawn care problem.  When we take on a new lawn, we assume the customer is ready to also commit to doing their part as well. We do our part by using High Quality products, applied with state of the art techniques to ensure enough products are going down at the right time to get the desired results we want.  It is the customers responsibility to keep the lawn watered regularly, especially in situations where the lawn is doing poorly and needs to be revived.  Regularly weekly mowing is always recommended as well.  (Even Mowing TWICE per week is sometiems recommended during the peak of the growing season).   We are honest, and all ways set forth expectations with the program, and will guide you along with the proper maintenance and cultural practices to get your lawn back into shape again.