What to Expect with All Turf Lawn Care Services
Welcome to the All Turf family! We hope that you find what you are looking for with our services.
As with many things in life, the element of time is a necessary component of success. Depending on the time of the year that you enter our lawn care program, the results may seem quick or they may take longer than you first expected. Sometimes you might even feel that your lawn is taking a step backward even after we begin. Please realize that we do not simply apply products or perform a service. We are executing a program that, in its totality, is proven to deliver good results.
Communication and Customer Tools
At All Turf, we pride ourselves on holding a high standard for customer service and communication. There are no call centers and we are the faces and personalities on the other end of the phones – and here to help!
- Contact us via phone or text during business hours at 770-554-5478 for quick and easy communication.
- You will have a direct line of communication with your specific branch team members whenever you have questions or concerns
- Set up and access your online customer portal to view and manage your account all in one place. You will need your Customer Account Number to log in for the first time.
- Check out our lawn care tips blog to learn more about specific lawn care topics that are specific to our Atlanta region and turf types.
- After each visit, we email your invoice and service summary with personalized notes, conditions, and progress updates, from your lawn technician.
- Take advantage of our Referral Program to save on your lawn care service along the way. Every neighbor or friend who signs up from your recommendation will earn you a free application (up to $50 value). Just have them mention your name at sign-up!
Timing is the Key to Successful Weed Control
All Turf applies weed prevention during 2 seasons of the year (early Spring/early Winter). Weed prevention is only feasible for a brief period of time. Pre-emergent needs to be applied to a lawn prior to soil temperatures warming up or cooling down. Once the soil warms, the weed seeds germinate. Once weeds germinate, they are not preventable. Slowly over time, they will begin to grow out of the soil and become noticeable, perhaps even after several treatments have gone by.
If you start the All Turf program after the 1st week of March…. You may or may not likely see some crabgrass begin to emerge throughout the summer. Weed prevention is a HUGE part of our program because it is far too costly to play catch up to weeds! Spring seems like the perfect time to start a program like ours, but, in reality, we work our “magic” from early fall through late winter in the form of weed prevention. When starting a lawn care program later than mid-march, it’s important to prepare yourself for a bit of an uphill battle.
What to Expect in Your First Few Months
In the first few months with All Turf, you can expect that we are doing everything we can to get your lawn on track. Weed germination doesn’t happen all at once, so a late pre-emergent isn’t a wasted effort. We will prevent the weeds we can, and be as aggressive as possible with our weed control efforts throughout the season. Our program is built with fertilizers and nutrients to improve the overall health of your turf and yield a lush green lawn. And along the way, we will provide you with great tips and information to get the most out of your lawn and our service.
Just know that not all weeds are created equal and that total eradication forever is impossible. Some weeds are not preventable and can only be killed while they are actively growing. So, the presence of weeds at a given moment is not always the best indicator of the success of a program, especially in spring. Some weeds are so difficult to kill that they may require multiple seasons to get control of and some may even require such aggressive products to deal with that there is a risk of damaging your turf. Your tech will provide information on weed types and expectations for their eradication.
How to Get the Most Benefit out of your Lawn Care Services
So you’ve called in the professionals at All Turf to handle your weed control and fertilization… what’s next? A beautiful lush lawn takes teamwork. Nutrients and weed control are half the battle in reaching your lawn’s full potential. The other half comes with how the lawn is maintained in between each visit.
Mowing & Watering Practices
- Alternate Mowing Direction: Changing your mowing direction keeps your lawn from growing directionally and avoids mowing tracks from your machine.
- Always Mow with Sharp Blades: For a typical homeowner, every couple of months the blade will need sharpening, or perhaps once a month if you mow more than once a week.
- Mowing Height: Warm season turf (Bermuda/Zoysia) It is best to mow every 5-7 days to maintain a height of 2- 2.5 inches with a rotary mower during the growing season. During the Summer, it is best to let Fescue lawns grow higher than normal, around 3.5-4 inches.
- Watering: All lawns grow best with at least 1 inch of water per week. If using irrigation, heavy watering once per week is ideal. Short watering cycles do not allow the water to soak deeply into the root system.
- Post-App Watering: We recommend watering in every application if rain doesn’t take care of it for you. However, during hot Atlanta summers, watering in fertilizer on your lawn is crucial to avoiding stress and discoloration in your lawn!
Other Spring Lawn Care Prep with All Turf
- Aeration: Core aeration is crucial every spring for warm-season lawns to help expand the root systems and alleviate compaction. Annual aeration in spring will better allow the fertilizers, water, and oxygen to get where it needs to go – the roots!
- Scalping Your Lawn: By the end of March, it is a great idea to scalp and bag your warm-season turf. Removing excess thatch is a very beneficial practice to help your lawn come out of dormancy.
- Growth Regulator Program: All Turf offers a Growth Regulator Program for 5 applications (May-Sept) for the same price as your lawn care applications. Growth Regulators can help alleviate compaction with fewer grass clippings, improve disease resistance and improve recovery time from stress.