In Atlanta, lawn care services are important. Boasting some of the loveliest and most gracious homes in the state, this is a place where people take great pride in the appearance of their lawn, whether they live in a grand mansion or a cheerful family home. A beautiful lawn, immaculately cared for, sets off your trees, flower beds, shrubs, and of course your home itself, in a way that nothing else can. On the other hand, a weed infested, neglected patch of thin and dusty grass makes even the most attractive home look second rate. Your neighbors probably won’t think highly of you because your lawn hurts the overall appearance of the neighborhood. Yet there’s no need to despair – help is at hand from the Atlanta lawn care service leaders at WinLAWN!
When you live a busy life, the kind of care that a truly first class lawn needs and deserves can be hard to supply. Most people aren’t really experts when it comes to keeping grass vibrant, thick, and healthy looking all year round. It takes a professional to understand the exact balance between lawn fertilization, weed control, and soil conditioning specific to lawns around Atlanta that will make the difference between an emerald velvet delight and a patch of dirt with a few sadly wilting bits of tired looking grass.
That’s where WinLAWN comes in. We are Atlanta lawn care service leaders for a reason. We understand all the elements of turf care – grass varieties, the soil, the climate, those pesky fungus problems which are typical in Atlanta. We know how to coax the very best out of your lawn so that you can feel proud of the way your grass looks, every single day of the year.
Our Standard Lawn Care Plan provides 8 visits to your property each year from our Atlanta lawn care service technicians. We don’t mow lawns but we do take care of all the weed control, lawn fertilization, and soil conditioning your lawn will need at very reasonable pricing. The weed control aspects of our plan will control and kill weeds, both before they poke their heads up, and after, if any dare to show up! We’ll apply carefully balanced and nourishing fertilizers and lime, taking particular care to use the exact quantity your lawn needs. Our lawn treatments are especially effective for Bermuda, zoysia, and fescue lawns.
WinLAWN offers lawn treatments that are designed specifically for each grass type and apply them at key times during the year to ensure the best results. By knowing what to apply and when allows us to keep your grass flourishing, healthy and deliciously green – a beautiful complement to your home that will never give you a moment’s worry.
You can also opt for some of our other lawn care services available in Atlanta, such as aeration, to really wake up your lawn at the beginning of the season, tree and shrub services to complement your lawn’s good looks, anti-fungal lawn care – fungus being an ever present problem in this part of the world – and even pest control to get rid of ants, fleas, ticks and other irritating and unwanted lawn visitors.
The Science and Art Of Turf Care
A visitor once asked one of the landscapers at an English stately home the secret of the magnificent lawns he tended. “Well sir,” he said, taking off his flat cap and scratching his bald head, “You aerate it, weed it, fertilize it, cut it, and water it regularly. And you do that for one hundred years.”
Most of us aren’t working to that kind of time scale, but the advice holds true. Remember that grass is a plant, and just as you might prune, fertilize, apply treatments for disease and generally fuss with your roses, grass needs the same kind of care.
Dealing with Weeds
The number one enemy of most lawns are weeds. Weeds spoil the appearance of your lawn by out-competing the grass, creating patches of odd textures and colors which just look ugly. A neglected lawn can become a weed patch in the space of a few months.
Among the most difficult to treat are the weeds that resemble real grass – like crabgrass, Bahia grass, dallis grass and bluegrass. Broadleaf menaces are spurge, chickweed and wild lettuce. Each family of weeds needs to be treated in a slightly different way. Just nuking the grass with poison is not the most environmentally friend or even effective way to deal with weeds. That’s why the Atlanta lawn care experts at WinLAWN use a double headed strategy for weed control.
First, we use a pre-emergents at key times of the year which prevents weed seedlings from emerging. Then we follow up if needs be with a herbicide to put an end to those ugly intruders. On every visit, we’ll inspect your lawn to make sure the weeds are being kept at bay, and can even hand-cannon hard to treat weeds with selective weed control products.
Optimum Lawn Fertilization
Like any plant, grass needs balanced feeding if it’s going to grow and thrive. We are experts regarding all lawn types in Georgia and what lawn fertilization they need. A balanced plan consisting of nitrogen based fertilizers and organic fertilizers – not too much, not too little – over a period of time will result in a lawn which will be the envy of your neighborhood. WinLAWN uses both liquid and granular fertilization timed perfectly throughout the year. We make sure your lawn gets a balanced feed, and we apply that feed at the exact point in the annual cycle when it will do the most good.
There are a whole range of fertilizers available, in liquid form, granular, slow or fast release, most based on nitrogen or other organic matter. Nitrogen based fertilizers are known for brightening your lawn and making it a more vibrant green. Organic fertilizers, which are both kind to the earth and effective on your lawn, can help give the lawn a darker richer green look. Lawn fertilization is as much an art as it is a science and WinLAWN has the experience and passion to get the job done.
PH Balancing with Lime
Something which is often overlooked is the importance of lime. Without lime, you can’t have healthy soil, and healthy soil is the bedrock of a beautiful lawn. Lime conditions and sweetens the earth, and enables other nutrients to be accessed by your grass. It also creates a balanced environment which encourages the presence of helpful micro-organisms and insects. The WinLAWN plan is based around the idea that if you build the soil, all else follows. Within a very short space of time, you’ll be able to see the difference that healthy soil makes to a lawn which may previously have been struggling.
Your Lawn Needs Sunlight
Another frequently forgotten factor in having a great lawn is sunlight. If you have a lot of shade trees, then grass, which is by its nature a sun loving plant, might struggle. WinLAWN can advise on opening up your lawn to the sun, using judicious pruning of shade trees, and can suggest the kinds of grass which will thrive even in what looks like pretty unpromising shade conditions.
Lawn Aeration Lets Your Soil and Turf Breath
Another important item on the lawn care menu is aeration. Lawns, in particular those which carry a heavy burden of traffic, get compacted over the years. Aeration opens up the soil just enough for roots to stretch and breath, and for the actual texture of the soil to improve and become even more beneficial for healthy lawn growth.
Altogether, when it comes to Atlanta lawn care services, WinLAWN is upping the game in every possible way. Whether you need complete lawn care or a simple aeration, we have the knowledge, the expertise and above all the deep down love of all things lawn to deliver you the services you need. This means you’ll have and keep a lawn that you can be proud of, and your neighbors will be envious of, from January 1st to December 31st, every year.