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Commercial Lawn Maintenance Program
Elmgren's Services has everything to maintain a healthy yard that stays disease and insect free. Maintaining a perfect lawn is a top priority and the right maintenance program results in long-lasting, lush grass. To protect against or identify lawn problems, call 912-756-6726.
WHY SHOULD YOU USE PRE-EMERGENT?
Pre-Emergent eliminates weeds at the early stages of growth. Several key factors will go into play in order for the weed killer to work effectively. The results will not be instant and maintenance will have to be reoccurring, in some situations it requires two or more applications per year. A pre-emergent is NOT effective once the weeds are showing, the chemical must be situated in place prior to the weed seed starting to germinate.
Main Types of Sod in the Coastal Georgia Region
For Georgia homeowners, peaches and peanuts aren't the only plant that grows well in the hot summers and mild winters of the Southern State. Georgia has the perfect climate to keep a beautiful lawn year round. The key to a beautiful lawn is the correct maintenance to avoid disease and fungus.
Bermuda sod is a dark green, dense grass with medium blades. This grass is very durable and is typically used on sports fields, golf courses, and families with young children and pets.
Saint Augustine sod is a wide blade, coarse grass with a low cold tolerance. This grass grows best in warm particle shaded areas with moist soil.
Centipede sod is a medium textured, slow growing, low maintenance grass, that requires less frequent mowing than other grasses.
Common Insects and Disease
Mole Crickets cause a lot of damage in yards by feeding on grass roots and tunneling under the surface of the grass. These damages causes the grass to dry out and die. Some signs of mole cricket infection are small, brown soil mounds, and patches of brown dying grass.
These bugs can be a frequent pest in lawns. These bugs love open, sunny areas with large populations of around 100 to 250 insects per square foot. The damage from the bugs is less noticeable during the spring and early summer. Damage looks like large patches of brown, dead grass.
Dollar Spot Disease
Dollar spot disease is a lawn disease that effects most types of warm-and-cool-season grasses from late spring to late fall. This disease causes light tan, circular patches all over the lawn. This disease thrives in dry soil conditions with moist air.
Turf Fertilization Schedule
|February||Week 2:||Pre-emergent (0,0,7) Pre-M Stonewall Dimension|
|March||Week 3:||Weed & Feed (20,0,20) Atrazine|
|April||Week 2:||Insecticide (0,0,7) Allectus Crosscheck|
|May||Week 1:||Fertilizer/Pre-emergent (19,0,6) Stonewall|
|July||Week 1:||Fertilizer/Insect Control (19,0,6) Crosscheck|
|October||Week 1:||Fall Fertilizer (5,0,20)||October||Week 1:||Pre-emergent/Weed Killer (0,0,7) Atranzine||April||Shrubs|