One of the first signs of your yard shaking off the cloak of winter is the sudden burst of growth from your grass. Warmer weather and rain make grass blades shoot up so fast that you can almost watch your lawn grow. When you experience this vigorous new growth, it’s a good time to give your lawn a scalping. That time would be right now in Columbus Georgia with the rising temperatures that we are[...]
Getting the Best of Broadleaf Weeds In Columbus Ga.
Your grass needs food. A proper mix of minerals and nutrients will keep your grass vigorous and green all season. Timing and quantity are important. Too much can burn your grass. Too little and it turns yellow and sickly. Applying fertilizer in the heat and dryness of late summer stresses the grass and your irrigation system.
Pre-emergent herbicide must be applied before the weeds appear. It doesn't matter if your grass is brown and dormant--weeds don't follow the same growth pattern as your grass. It is far easier to prevent the weeds than remove them after they appear.
Aside from appearance, keeping leaves off your grass helps prevent disease and lets your lawn absorb that first bit of sunlight it can [...]
Leaf removal is not only essential from an aesthetic perspective, but also for agronomic reasons. Although turf grass growth slows or ceases during this time of year, the plant will continue to photosynthesize (create nutrients/energy). This energy is stored to be used the following year. When leaves are left on Fescue grass, this reduces the ability to photosynthesize by shading available light. [...]
Mulch is the first choice of ground cover around shrubs and flower beds where grass is not desirable. A proper layer of mulch will hold moisture and prevent weed growth by shading the soil. And it looks good.
Mulch should be renewed regularly. It will decompose over time and fade. New mulch can be added over the old, adding color and texture again.
Here is an example of one of our [...]
All lawns need water in order to remain green and healthy. This can come from two different sources, either natural rain fall or man-made irrigation.
Everyone prefers to allow nature to take its course and water the lawn, but this cannot be counted on. So watering a Bermuda lawn will become a necessity. Ascertaining whether or not a Bermuda grass lawn is in need of water is possible, if you know [...]
Extreme Turf Lawn Care was founded in February of 2013 by veteran Charles Bentley. After serving for six years in the United States Air Force, Bentley decided to turn his hobby and passion of lawn care into a business. Currently residing in Midland, Georgia, Bentley, a Georgia-native, is familiar with the types of grass, climate and common problems many Columbus lawns deal with on an annual basis.