Here in Georgia, we do lawn care differently. Our unique warm-season climate places us in an area of the United States called the transition zone. The transition zone is the area where cooler climates of the north meet the warm climates of the south. It can be difficult to establish beautiful lawns in this area because neither warm-season grasses nor cool-season grasses grow particularly well.
At Turf Shield we know the challenges of maintaining a yard in Duluth. With our lawn care package, we offer customized programs that are tailor-made for your yard. Most lawns in Duluth are made up of warm-season grasses or a mixture of warm and cool-season grasses.
The most common lawn grasses in Duluth are:
Our eight-step lawn care program was designed around these three grass types and targets three main areas.
Since winter temperatures are too cold for warm-season grasses and too hot for cool-season grasses. Properly timed fertilization applications are important in maintaining a healthy lawn. At Turf Shield, we know that a healthy and thick lawn can naturally fend off weeds and make your grass more resistant to pests and lawn diseases.
Keeping weeds under control is a daunting and exhausting task. Being able to identify weeds takes time and experience. At Turf Shield we know the key to weed control is killing weeds early. That’s why our weed control services start early in the spring before weeds begin to germinate. We continue the program with follow-up applications throughout the season to target weeds such as:
Here in Duluth, our lawns get a lot of use from cookouts to parties. After a while, our lawns can start to show signs of fatigue. When our lawns start to look thin and weak it could be a sign of compact soil. The signs of soil compaction include:
If you love the outdoors then you probably use your outdoor spaces a lot. Our year-round weather allows us to use our yards comfortably for most of the year. This means that our lawns deal with a lot more wear and tear. Over time, this can cause soil to become hard and compacted. When this happens it can deprive your grass and plants of water and nutrients they need.
Signs of Compacted Soil Include:
Lawn aeration is a lawn care service we provide to rejuvenate your lawn like never before. Aeration can immediately alleviate years worth of compacted soil and thatch buildup. The results are almost immediate as water and nutrients return to your grass.
Benefits of Lawn Aeration Include:
One of the most important investments in your property is your trees and ornamentals. At Turf Shield we know how to take care of trees and shrubs so that they can last a lifetime or longer.
Dormant oil, also known as horticultural oil, is an important tool in defending your trees and ornamentals from common tree pests. Dormant oil works by killing exposed insects and their eggs. The oil is applied directly to the bark and is completely safe for the tree. Dormant oil is a great way to curb the insect population on your property and boost your trees’ resistance to diseases.
Common Tree Insects in Duluth include:
One of the best ways to improve the health of your tree is with deep root feeding. This is a process that uses high pressure to inject liquid fertilizer into the root zone of your tree. Expect to see clear results as the fertilizer gets absorbed at a faster rate than surface fertilizers.
Aphids may look small and harmless but in large numbers, they can do a lot of damage. Aphids feed on stems and leaves and suck the water out of them. When they defecate, they produce a sticky substance called honeydew which attracts ants and fungus. t.
Here in Duluth, our soils tend to be more on the acidic side. Soil pH is measured on a scale from 1 to 14, with 7 considered ideal. Anything below a 7 is considered acidic or while anything above a 7 is considered alkaline. Most plants prefer a pH balance between 6 and 7.5. When our soils become too acidic it can attract weeds and mosses that can crowd out your grass. With our lime application program, we can get your pH levels back to ideal levels so your lawn can get the most out of fertilizers so it can grow thick and lush.
Unfortunately, our hot and humid climate makes our lawns prone to lawn diseases and fungi. Lawn diseases can spread to other parts of your lawns and cause massive amounts of damage that could take months to repair. Luckily, we have the tools needed to spot and stop these diseases from ruining your grass.
Common lawn diseases in Duluth include:
If you are ready to take the weight of lawn care off of your shoulders this year, then call the pros at Turf Shield and sign up for one of our amazing lawn care programs.
Turf Shield offers customized treatment programs tailored to the unique needs of our customers and their lawns. No matter what grass type you have, we know exactly how to treat it and restore your yard to what it once was.
Every yard faces different problems, and we treat each yard on a case-by-case basis. That’s why we offer many more ways to keep your lawn protected from pests and disease and keep it performing at its best.
We are dedicated to proving ourselves by providing the people of Gwinnett County the best quality lawn care in Northeast Atlanta.