Southern Lawn Care Tips for Our Greater Atlanta Neighbors
A beautiful lawn is not only delightful to look at, but can be a source of great pride in yourself and your Atlanta home. There are many factors that go into having a beautiful lawn including maintenance, proper nutrients, water intake, and even sunlight. For homeowners in the greater Atlanta area, it’s important to know all the tips to southern lawn care and maintaining a healthy lawn.
The first important tip for ensuring you have a beautiful, healthy lawn is making sure the turf is receiving the right nutrients. The type of fertilizer or chemical application depends on numerous factors such as temperature, turf type, among other things. Fertilizers are made for specific turf types, with specific ratios of minerals to aid with specific issues. Different fertilizers come with specific instructions as to how they need to be applied. Great care should be taken to ensure the fertilizer you will be applying will helpful rather than harmful. Proper aftercare, such as watering, is crucial for the best results.
In the south, especially here in Atlanta, temperatures can quickly rise. Turfgrasses can only retain water for up to 48 hours. Couple this with sweltering temperatures and your lawn can quickly become a brown, crunchy eyesore if lacking water. It’s recommended during the summer lawns receive at least ¼ an inch of water every other day. This comes to daily watering for roughly 20 minutes or so, depending on the size of your lawn. Burn marks or drought stress can be repaired over time with plenty of water and regular mowing.
Lastly, there are factors that contribute to the health of the lawn that can be quite hard to combat on your own. Some conditions may even require professional help. Environmental factors such as shade or drainage can cause issues on your lawn and sometimes even disease. Additionally, some stubborn weeds can’t be prevented and need to be attacked more aggressively at certain times of the year. Plantlife, such as large tree roots, can also draw all the nutrients from the soil creating bare areas that are extremely difficult to fill in due to the low level of germination that can occur.
All of this can be a lot to take in, so where do you begin? Hire the pros at All Turf Lawn Care and let us handle it for you! Our monthly lawn care program includes all the pre and post-emergent applications, fertilizers and specialty treatments needed to get and keep a healthy, beautiful lawn. Our program is tailored by turf type and season to not only ensure the lawn looks great. We also work with a vast network of landscapers all over the Metro Atlanta area to make sure all your needs are handled.