Lawn Care Acworth Ga - Fireweed

Weed ID – Fireweed

A common weed to see in the lawn in Acworth, Ga in mid to late spring is Fireweed.  Fireweed is a quick growing weed that may seem like a huge threat at first because it can pop up in a short amount

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Fireweed

of time and in great numbers, However this is a very easy to eliminate weed.   As a part of our Acworth, Ga lawn care program we monitor and treat as needed for Fireweed as well as other broadleaf type of weeds.  Unfortunately Fireweed is one of those weeds that the the Pre-Emergent applications applied in Fall and early spring normally will not usually prevent, due to the fact that Fireweed is able to grow above the pre-emergent barrier and in the thatch layer.   To help minimize Fireweed in the lawn we recommend mowing weekly during the growing season.   Fireweed is unable to root well in lawns.. Between regular weekly mowings and summer heat this weed is a short lived problem.  The summer heat usually will burn it out pretty quick.  For our current Acworth, Ga Lawn Care customers we monitor and treat for Fireweed and other broadleaf weeds with each visit.

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Watering Tips / Identifying Drought Stress

An important aspect of lawn care in acworth ga is making sure the lawn gets enough water throughout the year to maximize the results you will get from our lawn care program.  Its now mid may and after all the rain we have gotten earlier in the year (which at times was to much), we have once again hit a little dry spell.   In absence of rain we recomend atleast 1 inch of watering per week at the minimum to keep things healthy and protect the lawn against drought stress.  This one inch of watering per week may not be enough to get it looking really lush and green, but it will help out very much with the overall health of the lawn and protection from drought stress.

How to Identify Drought Stress in your lawn in Acworth Ga

  • The lawn has  a grayish / bluish color and has that dry look
  • Foot prints stay in the grass after you walk across it
  • Take a screwdriver and try to push it into the ground in various areas. if your having a hard time getting it into the ground, then you need more water.Lawn Care Acworth Ga

How often to Water your lawn in acworth ga

One longer watering per week is better than short waterings spaced out through the week.  short waterings promote a shallow root system and can make the lawn more susceptible to problems later on.  Deep watering is recommend to promote a deeper root system.

How much water at one time?

1 inch of water per watering per week is pretty standard in most cases, however more could be needed based on your location, grass type and time of year.  Using a rain gauge or can to collect and measure the water during irrigation is a good way to determine how much water your irrigation system is putting out in a set amount of time..  If you collect a 1/2 inch of water in 30 minutes then you know you need to water your lawn an hour to get down that one inch of water.

 

Watering Tips

  • Water in the early morning hours only.  The lawn may not get enough benefit out of a mid day watering, and besides…  watering mid day or in the evening can cause the lawn to stay damp over night which can make the lawn more susceptible to disease issues
  • Longer Infrequent waterings are better than short frequent waterings. You want to promote a deep healthy root system
  • Use a Rain Gauge.  You should also consider the amount of rain we get in a week when planning your watering schedule.  Keeping a rain gauge in the yard and checking periodically can help adjust your watering schedule to fit the needs of your turfgrass.
  • Avoid overwatering.  to much water can essentially drown the lawn.

 

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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.

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!

 

Weed ID – Virginia Buttonweed

Virginia Buttonweed is a low growing perennial weed that can be a hard to control weed in lawns in Acworth, Ga as well as many areas in the southeast.  It will tend to grow in damp areas and has a root system that grows very deep into the soil and can be very difficult to control with a lawn care program in Acworth, Ga. Pre-emergent applications are generally ineffective when preventing this difficult to control weed.

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Virginia Buttonweed in Acworth, Ga

Proper cultural practices can help minimize virginia buttonweed in the lawn. Watering deeply at 1 inch per week can help promote a deep root system of your lawn which can help the turf grass better compete with Virginia Buttonweed and many other problem weeds in your lawn in Acworth, Ga.  Frequent mowing would also be very helpful in minimizing this and other weeds in the lawn.  We recommend mowing within the recommended height for your turf type, and be sure to never remove more than 1/3 of the grass blade at a time with each mowing. Mowing your lawn every 2 weeks is a common mistake we see many of our customers make who are on lawn care programs in Acworth, Ga.   Use care when mowing so that you are not scalping areas of the lawn. These scalped areas of the lawn will be more prone to future weed infestations. Keeping a thick, healthy lawn will be the key to keeping weeds to a minimum.

There are many products out there for post emergent control of Virginia Buttonweed that have proven to keep buttonweed minimized by 80 to 90 percent. Proper care of the lawn with the correct cultural practices and a good year round fertilization and weed control program can greatly reduce the problem weeds in your lawn in Acworth, Ga

Lawn Care Acworth, Ga / Tree & Shrub Care Acworth, Ga – Sharplawns Turf Care, LLC

We find that Tree & Shrub care is an often overlooked aspect of the yard in Acworth, Ga.  In addition to our lawn care treatment program in Acworth, Ga we also offer a Tree & Shrub treatment program for preventive maintenance of Insect and Disease problems of your ornamental trees and shrubs.

Our comprehensive 7 application per year program will cover a Spring and Fall fertilization of your trees and shrubs, as well as 3 Preventative Insect & Disease control applications during the summer, and 2 dormant oil applications during the colder months to protect against damage from overwintering insects.

Looking to get those shrubs looking good, and healthy in acworth, ga? Give us a call or request an estimate online for an estimate on this important beneficial service which we find to be a great compliment to our Lawn Care program in Acworth, GA!.

Prevent Crabgrass Now!

Spring is here, summer will be here soon.. Crabgrass will be here even sooner!  We know that crabgrass is always a big issue in un-treated lawns in acworth, ga. If you haven’t had a crabgrass pre-emergent put down yet this year, i highly encourage you to do so now before its to late. Crabgrass will begin to germinate when soil temperatures at a 4-inch depth reach 53 to 58oF. This is why timing is critical to getting the best control of crabgrass with your lawn care plan in acworth, ga.  Once crabgrass is up its much more difficult to control.  We use quality products to get the best possible results with weed prevention. Give us a call or request an estimate online to get started with our lawn care treatment program, and get a head start on crabgrass prevention for the year!

Quality lawn care in Acworth, GA! Sharplawns Turf Care, LLC (678)497-5093

Is your lawn full of weeds, bare spots and not so green?  We offer a 7 application per year lawn care program that will keep the weeds minimized as well as prevent weeds throughout the year and keep your lawn healthy and green over the summer months. We take the time to do things the right way, as well as use quality products to achieve the best results possible.  We strive to offer the highest level of personalized service that is unmatched by many of the larger lawn care providers out there. We understand that there are alot of options out there today for services to take care of the fertilization and weed control aspect of your lawn care in acworth, GA, and encourage you to give us a call or request a free estimate online to get a quote, and see how we can help improve your lawn this year.