Whether you live in Atlanta, Augusta or any other city in Georgia, you know the summers can be hot and dry. Is it possible to have a beautiful yard that can withstand the southern sun? Yes, with these tips from Southern States®, you will be well on your way to having a beautiful lawn year-round.
Georgia is situated in the southeastern region of the United States. Warm-weather grasses in southern lawns can tolerate the heat up to a point. Choosing the right grass seed variety for this region of the country is vital. Some warm season grasses include: bermuda grass, centipede grass and zoysia grass. If you are unsure which is best for your yard, ask a Southern States lawn expert for grass seed advice.
According to the University of Georgia’s Cooperative Extension, most Georgia soils are low in pH and and one or more essential nutrients. Soils can vary greatly state-wide and the need for lime and fertilizer will depend on the homeowner’s soil requirements. For best results, conduct a soil test to check the pH and acidity levels before you buy your grass seed and fertilizer. A soil test is the best way to determine the amount of lime and fertilizer needed for your lawn.
Our goal is to help you maintain your home and lawn in the best condition possible. The above schedule will aid in making that possible and equates to around 39-43 lawn services per year, this number will depend on the weather, how much rain we receive and other factors. We will not charge you if your lawn is not serviced.
In order to keep your lawn looking great during the winter months we offer the following services from December through February.
Leave removal from beds, paved walkways, driveways, and the lawn.
Winter service is only completed twice a month for weekly customers during December, January, and February.For Biweekly customers once a month during December, January, and February.
When will my lawn be serviced?
When you sign up we will assign you to a specific day for service. While we try our best to arrive at the same time each week, due to various reasons we are not able to provide an exact time of service.
What if I have a dog?
We love dogs! We have one Labrador , Charger. However, it is the customers responsibility to insure that pets are put away prior to service. Your lawn crew will be careful with shutting gates but we make no guarantees regarding pets. Also, if you have an aggressive animal and we are not able to mow your back yard, we will not return on a later date to service the yard.
What about my gate?
If you have a gate, please be sure to have it unlocked on your service date or provide us with a combination to unlock the gate. We will not be able to return at a later time to service a locked back yard.
What if I want to cancel service or am unsatisfied?
If you wish to cancel your service you can do so anytime after the 4 cut minimum with a 24 hour notice. If you have not met the 4 cut minimum your credit card will be charged at a rate of per cut that was given or you will be charged the price of the 4 cut minimum (whichever of the two is less). If you are unsatisfied with your service please contact us within 24 hours and we will take any necessary steps to insure your satisfaction!
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Lawn Care Services
- Mow, Trim, Edge and Blow
- Bed Edging
- Landscape Maintenance
- Lawn Seeding
- Tree and Bush Pruning
- Spring and Fall Cleanup
- Leaf Removal
Mow Trim Edge and Blow We pay meticulous attention to detail when mowing your lawn. Mowing begins the first week of April and ends the last week of October. Our seasonal lawn packages include one mow, edge, weedeating and blow. Our expert Lawn Care Team use state of the art floating deck commercial mowers that flow with the contour of your yard perfectly which prevents scalping, increases the health of your lawn, and gives it that golf course manicured look.
**Bonus- Unlike many of our competitors who usually only edge once a month, we edge your sidewalks, drives, and beds every time we mow! We do not bag any grass clippings as it is much better for the lawn. When necessary, grass clippings and leaves are bagged and removed from the property.
Mulching- Mulching is one of the most important ways to maintain healthy plants. We have a variety of mulch options that vary in color and size. Some benefits of mulching are prevention of water loss by reducing evaporation of water from soil. This saves you money on your water bill! In additional, mulching also prevents soil splashing which reduces disease to plants. Last but not least, it creates curb appeal by making your flower and plant beds look neat and well kept. For maximum benefits, it is best to mulch twice a year preferably around end of April and end of September. Save even more money with a whole season mulch package.
Aeration- Core aeration (also known as cultivation) is essential to getting you the most out of your other lawn care services. It reduces thatch in your lawn while it opens the way for air, water and fertilizer to reach the root zone of the turf. Our state of the art Core aerating machines do this by removing plugs of grass and soil. Lawn aeration is the secret to getting the most out of your other lawn care services. The goal of aeration is to get air into the soil by loosening up clay and compaction. Ga soil has a high clay content so aeration is an important service that should be considered. Aeration will also improve drainage and bioactivity, and will bring about improved soil structure. The final result will be deeper-rooted healthier, greener lawn that will be far more resistant to heat, disease, and drought.
Bed Edging- We edge beds around your flowers, shrubs, and trees. Having freshly edged beds certainly adds to curb appeal giving you yard a crisp clean look.
Spring and Fall Cleanup- Spring and Fall cleanup encompasses clearing leaves, sticks, dead plants and other debris from the bushes and beds. Cleaning the leaves, sticks, and other debris from the lawn.
Leaf Removal- Increase your homes curb appeal and give your yard that clean crisp look by keeping it free of leaves. We can dispose of leaves in a variety of ways depending on the preference of the homeowner.
To service our customers in a more time efficient manner Cant Stop Lawn Care places our customer on a routine cut schedule for when our crews are scheduled to service there areas. This helps on saving fuel cost, labor hours, time, maintenance, and also allows us to give our customers the lowest lawn care rate possible.If a customer does need a cut on or at a special time give our office a call @ 770-899-7432 and we can schedule a special cut. (ALL CUT DATES AND TIMES SELECTED ARE NOT GUARANTEED DO TO SERVICES ARE RENDERED BASED UPON CREWS STARTING AREA AND WORK LOCATION OF THE SERVICE DAY. OUR CREWS START THERE SHIFTS BY WORKING THERE WAY OUT BACK IN AND THE ONLY GUARANTEED DATES ARE SPECIAL SCHEDULED SERVICES.
A lawn that is watered properly will grow longer, deeper roots and will be more drought tolerant. The best time to water your lawn is in the morning. You want the grass to dry before nightfall in order to reduce the possibility of disease. Lawns need about one inch of water per week to thrive. For best results, your grass should get a good soaking weekly and then have a chance to dry between waterings.
Ongoing lawn care that includes using a weed control product will create a healthy lawn that can withstand the hot summer heat. For a specific weed-control plan for your lawn, you need to know what type of turfgrass you have and what type of weed you have. If you are unsure, check with your local Southern States lawn expert.
Never remove more than one-third of the height of the grass blade in a single cutting. In the hottest part of summer, mow 0.5 to 1.0 inch higher than the suggested lawn height to shade the soil and keep the roots cool. See suggested mowing heights for lawn grasses in Georgia.
Your Southern States expert in your Georgia hometown can help with all of your lawn questions. Find what you need inyour local store or shop online to find the supplies and equipment to keep your southern lawn beautiful all year long.