Cumming Lawn Care Treatments Info and FAQ

1. How Long Have They Been In Business?

This question is not to say that a brand new company can not perform the same as a 30 year company, it is just something to consider when looking at companies to hire. For example a brand new company may have never been through drought conditions like a more seasoned company has. If you do decide to choose a brand new company just make sure that the tech that they send out has the necessary knowledge to handle your specific situation or a manager who can assist the tech.

Georgia Lawn has been operating in the Cumming and Alpharetta areas for over 7 years and counting. We attend ongoing educational classes to keep our chemical knowledge and safety to its highest standard.

2. What Type Of Chemicals Do They Use?

There are many types of chemicals that can be used on a lawn to achieve the near same desired result. In the end you will want the company that uses the safest chemical for you and your family, not just the cheapest one. There are certain situations where there is only one or two chemical choices and it is at that point a decision needs to be made whether or not the weed is really an issue or not.

 We at Georgia lawn try in every instance to only use chemicals that are classified in the “caution” section of chemical safety ratings. This is the safest class of chemical for both you and your family and pets and the lawn care technician.

What Type Of Fertilizer Do They Use?

There are three major fertilizer components when it comes to giving your grass what it needs. Using those three nutrients in the correct ratios at the right time is vital to the success of your lawn. Just as you wouldn’t drink coffee to go to sleep certain nutrients are only applied at certain times and for specific reasons.
Whether the fertilizer is organic or synthetic, Georgia Lawn only uses the right nutrients for the right job.


Frequently Asked Questions We Get When Treating Lawns in Cumming:

  • Can You Get Rid Of All Of The Weeds In My Yard?

  • This depends greatly on the types of weeds that are in your lawn to begin with. If it is filled with mostly annuals like crabgrass or burnweed then yes we should overtime be able to get your lawn looking great. If, on the other hand your lawn is full of Dallis Grass, Broomsedge or Purple Nutsedge this will be a much longer and more expensive process than simply spraying a little weed and feed killer on the lawn. These types of weeds are very hard to rid of perennial type weeds that come back year after year, even if you dig them up. Often in most cases the only way to keep them out is to continually pull them up or multiple seasons of roundup. How clean we can keep your lawn year after year is greatly dependent on the type of grass that you have. For example chamberbitter in fescue grass is a hard to control weed because it pops up later on in the year and if weed stopper (pre-emergent) is applied it interferes with fescue planting time in the fall resulting in spotty if any fescue sprouting. It is for this reason we can only spray the chamberbitter weed when it has popped up and is visible to the eye. This is sometimes frustrating to homeowners wanting a completely weed free lawn 100% of the time. Unfortunately this will be an issue with your lawn year after year if you continue to have fescue.
  • How Long Will It Take For My Yard To Look Good?

  • This greatly depends on the things that you or your landscaper do in between the times that we come spray and fertilize your Cumming home. Fertilizing and weed control are only a portion of the pie when it comes to having a great looking lawn. Correct mowing practices and watering practices greatly influence how your lawn looks.
  • Is Your Program 100% Organic?

  • No, we use organic methods and products whenever possible but it is almost impossible to obtain a completely weed free lawn using all organic products. There are some companies out there who will tell you they are using all organic products but most are putting out organic fertilizer and using chemical spot spraying weed control applications.
  • What Types Of Payment Do You Take?

  • Our program is setup to run your credit card the day of service. The only time that we will accept check as a form of payment is for a non refundable prepay of 8 treatments.
  • Do You Offer Any Discounts?

  • We offer a 10% discount for the non refundable 8 treatment prepay option.

 


Common Types Of Hard To Control Weeds Around Cumming:

  1.  Wild Violets:

    This perennial is a hard to control species in cool season grasses like fescue, ryegrass, and Kentucky bluegrass. This problem weed is easy to control in warm season grasses like zoysia and bermuda.

  2. Virginia Button Weed:

    Another perennial that is hard to contain in cool season grasses but is much easier to control in warm season grass types.

  3. Broomsedge:

    There is no selective control of this perennial on the market and the only option is to continually dig up or continually spray a non selective chemical like round up on it.

  4. Dallis Grass:

    This perennial grassy weed resists chemical applications as well as digging up. You can achieve short term success with digging but the plant will resume growth next season.

  5. Chamberbitter:

    This late germinating annual is a problem is fescue but not as near as bad in bermuda and zoysia.

  6. Creeping Oxalis (yellow woodsorrel):

    This perennial that is often mistaken as clover is hard to contain in both warm season and cool season grass types.

  7. kyllinga species:

  8. This class of weeds contains both perennial and annual weeds. Most of which reside near poor draining areas of your lawn such as air conditioning
Grass Type
Cumming Lawn Treatment
Bermuda Grass Lawn
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Zoysia Grass Lawn
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Centipede Grass Lawn
Fescue grass lawn in Marietta
Fescue Grass Lawn
Wild Violets: Perennial weed with purple and white flowers.Easy to controlEasy to controlEasy to controlHard to control. Will continue to regenerate after treatment. Even if glyhposate is used.
Dallis GrassCan not be controlled except with Glyphosate.Can not be controlled except with Glyphosate.Can not be controlled except with Glyphosate.Can not be controlled except with Glyphosate.
BroomsedgeCan not be controlled except with Glyphosate.Can not be controlled except with Glyphosate.Can not be controlled except with Glyphosate.Can not be controlled except with Glyphosate.
ChamberbitterEasy to controlEasy to controlEasy to controlHard to control due to late summer germination interfering with fescue seeding.

 


Lawn fertilization and weed control is one of those things that anyone can do, it’s how and what you apply that separates the kids from the Grownups. Knowing when to apply and when not to is crucial in how your lawn looks. Also just as important is applying the correct type of chemical and or fertilizer to take care of the problem at hand, not just chunk junk at it and hope it works. If you decide not to go with Georgia Lawn at least make sure the company that you go with knows what a soil test is and how to read one properly, Also make sure they can tell you what herbicide they are putting down and more importantly WHY. With all that said here’s our general guidelines for our program and another form to fill out.


Cities We Serve:

Cumming,Ball Ground,Dawsonville,Canton,Alpharetta,Nelson,Marble Hill,Buford,Tate,Suwanee,Gainesville,Oakwood,Flowery Branch,Duluth

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