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The Truth about Controlling POA

Poa Annua or Annual Bluegrass is a ugly,  difficult to control, winter annual weed in your Atlanta dormant bermuda lawn. This weed spreads millions for seeds each year that can infest a lawn if not treated. That being said, lawn care companies for years could never get good control of this weed no matter what we did, because the weed controls available did next to nothing to control them. Over the past 10 years weed controls have improved and we typically get 6 months worth of pre-emergent control. Now you might say that is pretty good, right?

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We have been getting a lot of questions about warm season grasses like bermuda and zoysia, being dead or not greening up in Milton, Johns Creek, and Alpharetta, Georgia.

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Even though we have had a few warm days lately in Cumming, Georgia be cautious about scalping your lawn too early. We can still get a heavy frost until April. Scalping your lawn too early could damage the turf if we get a freeze.

Scalping your lawn is the process of removing all the old brown winter foliage. Scalping is relatively easy, but messy. 

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When will my Bermuda grass "Green Up"?

We have been getting a lot of questions about warm season grasses like bermuda and zoysia, being dead or not greening up in Alpharetta, Georgia.

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Pulling weeds can feel good and feel very productive the first few times you get out there and get your hands dirty, but it is a chore that gets old rather quickly. The best way to get rid of weeds is to prevent them from taking hold in your lawn and garden. Saves you time, money, and effort if you an limit how many start growing in the first place. There are a few tricks and tips to follow that can help you minimize weeds’ ability to take over your lawn, get started with the following suggestions!

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Warning : Wait to Scalp till After April 1st!!

There is Still a Risk of Frost that can Damage  Your Lawn. 

 

 

Most homeowners know a lot about mowing their lawn, some of it based on science, and some based on tradition. There are things that many people do in the Alpharetta and Johns Creek, Georgia area, that are not the best practice for lawn care, but they don’t see a reason to change. Other people want to know exactly the best practices so they can keep a rich, lovely lawn as often as possible.

 

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A common question we get this time of year is; Why is my fescue turning yellow? During the winter months we get periods of cold weather and freezing temperatures. These cold snaps can cause the grass to turn yellow.  Fescue is a cool season turf, that grows best when temperatures are between 65-80 degrees F, this is why they do most of their growing in the spring and fall.

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Organic Vs. Chemical Fertilizers (Pt. 2)

We got started in our last blog post with understanding more about organic fertilizers and what they have to offer. For this second part in this blog series, we are going to focus more on chemical fertilizers and the pros and cons they have offer. Feel free to review the previous post to help you compare the differences between the two types of fertilizers and make the right choice for you and your needs.

 

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Organic Vs. Chemical Fertilizers (Pt. 1)

There are a lot of different opinions on what types of fertilizers you should use, what their benefits are compared to one another, and the eco-friendly nature of the two. With all the huff and competing trains of thought on the topic, it can be hard to get to the base of the conflict and understand what exactly is going on.

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