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If you’re looking for a professional and affordable Marietta lawn care service, look no further, WinLAWN offers everything you need to have a lush, green, weed-free lawn. People sometimes forget that a lawn is a living thing. We cut it, trim it, water it, and fertilize it, often forgetting that it needs to be taken care of. Ignore taking care of your lawn in Marietta, GA, and it’s pretty much guaranteed that weeds will take over your lawn and your home will lose a lot of value. Essentially the forest takes over your lawn. If you’re considering hiring a Marietta lawn care service, we are here to help with both professional and affordable lawn care services.
Our most popular lawn care plan is our Standard Plan that will keep your lawn healthy, green, and weed-free. WinLAWN will work to maximize its beauty, giving it a lush, green appearance and healthy root system. We are able to do this with just eight lawn treatments during the course of the year that creates great value for our customers.
Your lawn needs a combination of weed control and fertilization to keep it beautiful and healthy. Our weed control treatments target both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control that is designed to eliminate the existing weeds and prevent new weeds from taking root. The fertilization process will nourish your lawn through a combination of liquid and granular fertilizer and soil conditioners. The eight lawn treatments are scheduled at key agronomic stages that will maximize the health and vitality of your lawn and root system and will eliminate and prevent the broadest spectrum of weeds.
The Standard Plan lawn treatment cycle is ideal for Bermuda, zoysia, and fescue lawns. But no matter what type of grass you have, you will see a thicker, greener, and healthier lawn as our treatments work throughout the year to give your lawn the nutrients and protection it needs. In Georgia, if you want to have a weed-free lawn, you either need to be a very, very committed homeowner or you need to hire a Marietta lawn care service. You can depend on our professionals to do more than just applying weed killer and fertilizer. Our lawn care technicians take a personal interest in your lawn and are on a quest to rid weeds on all the lawns on their route. Whether it is just asking a question or taking the extra minute to make sure everything is just right, our Marietta lawn care technicians are professionals in the truest sense of the word, thoroughly trained and very knowledgeable.
Contact us today to discover how our eight treatment Standard Plan will make a difference in the health and appearance of your lawn. And remember to ask about our Premium plan that includes ornamental tree and shrub care.
“Our lawn was awful and with just 3 treatments it already looks so much better. Thanks so much!” – Ginny B – Marietta Lawn Care Customer
Lawn Care Maintenance Is A Science
Because a lawn is a living thing, lots can go wrong regarding its health and vitality. Especially in a state like Georgia where the heat, humidity, flood like rains at times can batter a lawn. We are experts regarding all aspects of lawn health, how the elements can impact the lawns we manage, and how lawn treatments need to be adjusted accordingly.
We don’t want to get too technically involved here because many homeowners just want a lawn care plan that works. But we do want our customers and future customers to be educated about the most important aspects of your lawn’s health and to give you some more information on what we do. So here is a rundown of the core elements of a successful Marietta lawn care plan.
A lawn’s biggest problem is weeds. There are many types of weeds that are classified as either broadleaf or grassy weeds, but the one common qualities they all have is they drain the essential nutrients from your lawn, leaving it to die because it gets crowded out. To prevent weeds from sucking the life out of your lawn, a quality weed control plan needs to be in place.
When talking about weed control, there are a few terms you should be familiar with, not only to know how weed killers and pre-emergents work but also to know why a long term approach is the best way to keep weeds under control.
The first pair of terms is monocot and dicot. Grass is usually a monocot (the good guys) while weeds are generally dicots (the bad guys). The simplest way to know the difference between the two is that the leafy veins in a monocot are parallel, while in a dicot they usually branch out from a major vein. Another pair of terms is pre-emergent versus post-emergent. The post-emergent weed type is the one you can see because they have grown leaves and sprouted. The pre-emergent weed is in the ground lurking to come up, but the weed or seedling is not yet visible. Different pre and post-emergent weed control products target these different stages of a weeds life.
When a weed control product is used to kill weeds, the herbicide will often inhibit or disrupt the growth of the weed. The “killing” often comes into play when the chemical prevents photosynthesis from taking place or another critical biological process is interrupted. Photosynthesis is an essential process that goes on in every green plant that converts sunlight into food for the plant. If this process is interrupted, the plant/weed will not have any way of feeding itself, even if it’s exposed to sunlight, and eventually dies. This interruption of biological processes in weeds can be accomplished with both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed control.
So as long as there is sunlight (even the little that gets through the clouds on a cloudy day) the potential for weed growth exists. This is one reason to have an annual lawn care service in place to prevent weeds from unexpectedly dominating your lawn.
Here is a short list of some of the most common types of herbicides that target dicots and leave the monocots alone:
dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (post-emergent)
Dicamba (pre- and post-emergent)
A balanced diet to a human is what fertilization, sunlight, and water are for your lawn. We believe that lawn fertilization is an art. Our Marietta lawn care service technicians are true professionals in the art of lawn fertilization. Here are some of the most common ways to fertilize a lawn.
Liquid Fertilization – One of the most significant advantages to liquid fertilization is that the nutrients get quickly absorbed into the lawn. One of the most significant disadvantages is that liquid fertilization is much more likely to burn up a lawn than a granular application. Liquid applications can get messy because you may have to mix a powder with water to create the solution.
Granular Fertilization – The most significant advantage to apply a granular fertilizer is that it can be slow release or time released and can feed your lawn for many months. It will have to rain, or you will have to spray your lawn with water to activate the granules. Unlike liquid fertilization, it can take several days for the lawn to get a complete feeding. There are granular fertilizers that are time released for specific periods of time. Using this method during dry summer months is often recommended.
Nitrogen Based Fertilization – The effectiveness of this type of fertilization can be as changing as the weather – because it is directly affected by the weather. Hot days – over 100 degrees – and freezing temperatures will not produce very effective results using nitrogen-based fertilization. But if the nitrogen is put in a solution and sprayed directly on to the lawn, there is an almost immediate improvement in your lawn’s health and appearance. This fertilization method is very successful, with the downside being that it is also shorter lived. It is a great way to get your lawn looking its best for special occasions on short notice. Use slow released granular nitrogen-based fertilizer that will slowly release nitrogen into the soil.
Organic Fertilization – The all-natural or organic method of fertilization has a lot to offer, especially for those who are very environmentally conscious, and those who simply prefer avoiding putting chemicals on their lawn. Local residents are very demanding of Marietta lawn care services. They expect safe products. Consider this fact from the U.S. National Wildlife Federation: More than 70 million tons of fertilizer and pesticides are used on residential lawns and gardens every year. The use of organic fertilization places emphasis on taking care of the ecosystem that lives unseen in the soil. WinLAWN loves natural organic fertilizers, and we are always looking to use them.
There are two other fertilizer-related topics worth mentioning at the end here, both which add to the health of the grass and the soil.
Lime Applications – Adding lime to your fertilizer is applied to keep the pH balance in your lawn at an optimum level. Lime helps your lawn absorb fertilization is an excellent soil conditioner.
Lawn Aeration – Your soil needs air to circulate through it to keep nutrients flowing and to help your grass roots grow deeper. Lawn aeration is simply punching small holes in your lawn to allow air, water, and fertilizers to flow through the soil.
About the Soil
What cannot be overlooked is the importance of the soil that the grass lives in and the importance of the unseen ecosystem within. The type and condition of your soil underneath your lawn is an important consideration when treating your lawn. Weed killing and fertilization are essential steps in maintaining a healthy lawn, but there are living organisms in the soil that contribute to the overall health of the lawn. Our Marietta lawn care service makes a point of being very careful to maintain the underlying ecosystem while maximizing your lawn’s beauty and health.
Currently looking for a reputable Marietta lawn care service to take care of your lawn? Look no further than the professionals at WinLAWN! We have a wide range of plans and services that are designed to give your lawn the care it needs. As professionals, we know the importance that a green, healthy-looking lawn has to the overall appearance of your home and neighborhood. We take a personal interest in you and your lawn. Contact us today!
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