For an award-winning lawn, trust Houseman Services for lawn care solutions customized for the needs of our Athens-area climate. Our expert lawn care specialists are highly experienced in treating all types of lawns and will identify the varieties of grasses, shrubs, and trees in your yard to administer the individual care they need. Trust your lawn to the number one lawn care professionals in the Athens, Georgia, area!
7-Steps to a Beautiful Lawn Program
Our Lawn Program consists of 7 basic treatments which are customized according to the needs of your specific lawn and the season. Our Lawn Care Program includes, but is not limited, to the following:
- Lawn and Ornamental Watering
- Mowing the Yard
- Brown Area Treatment
- Core Aeration
- Ornamental Treatment and Care
- Our Tree & Shrub Program
Round 1 January-February
Our first application of the season includes both pre-emergent weed controls and post-emergent weed controls to aid in the prevention of broadleaf weeds and annual crabgrass. We also apply high potassium fertilizer for root development. Grassy weed controls are applied as needed.
Round 2 February-March
Our application of high nitrogen fertilizer will help ensure a quicker green up. A second treatment of pre-emergent and post-emergent weed controls will be applied on this application.
Round 3 April-May
With the onset of warmer temperatures we will apply a granular slow-release fertilizer to enhance the color of your lawn. Grassy and broadleaf weed controls are applied as needed. This is a good time to core-aerate your lawn.
Round 4 May-June
To help all warm season lawns maintain color and growth, we apply another granular slow-release fertilizer. Grassy and broadleaf weed controls are applied as needed. Proper mowing and watering are the keys to maintaining a green, healthy lawn during this time of season
Round 5 July-August
Heading into the end of summer, we apply another granular slow-release fertilizer mixed to maintain the color and feed the roots of your turf. Grassy and broadleaf weed controls are applied as needed.
Round 6 September-October
This application consists of both pre-emergent and post-emergent weed controls to aid in the prevention of annual winter weeds. We also apply high potassium fertilizer designed to strengthen root systems. This treatment is also designed to help minimize the possibility of winter damage.
Round 7 November-December
This treatment will condition the soil and help balance the pH level so that your turf can use our fertilizer more efficiently. Grassy and broadleaf weed controls are applied as needed. Any lawn that did not receive pre-emergent on the Round 5 visit will receive it on this treatment in addition to the grass and broadleaf weed controls.
Lawn Management Tips & Information
Lawn & Ornamental Watering Assessment
When there is a lack of rainfall in the Athens area, your lawn and ornamentals need 1-2 inches of water per week. Let us help you decide the right amount of water required for your yard in each season.
Does your lawn need mowing? We can help you determine the time between mowing you need to keep your grass type looking its best. You see, different grass varieties require different lengths and mowing frequencies to stay healthy and thick.
Are you noticing brown areas each summer? Control that ugly fungus with our Houseman Services Lawn Care Program. When brown spots appear, contact Houseman to inspect your lawn, take the appropriate control measures, and advise you on what you can do to help.
Lawns need aeration; that is a fact. Houseman Lawn Care can handle the aeration annually for you and your yard. We aerate Bermuda and Zoysia lawns in hot weather and Fescue lawns in the fall. Let us take care of the core aeration of your property to help next season grow lush and robust.
Ornamental Treatment & Care
Here one day and gone the next? Pests can attack a bush and leave it bare in no time at all. But Houseman Lawn Care technicians know the bug that attacks your particular ornamentals and the season to treat them.
Tree & Shrub Program
For full-service tree and shrub care, Houseman Services Lawn Care Program has you covered. We will tend to your trees and shrubs with fertilization, insect and disease treatment, dormant oil applications, and more. Get on the schedule to help your trees and shrubs fill out and stand the test of time.
Why Do We Use Granular Fertilizers Instead of Liquid Sprays?
Unlike many liquid “one mix treats all” services, the dry granular fertilizer approach allows us to tailor our treatments to the specific needs of your lawn.
This same “golf course” method allows us to apply non-burning, controlled-release fertilizers which drop straight to the ground, where they belong – not “hung up” on the leaves. The results? A thick, green lawn for you and your family to enjoy!
Picture Perfect Lawn Care for Beautiful Athens, Georgia
When you participate in Houseman Services Lawn Care Program, your lawn can become thick and green with manicured ornamentals and perfectly trimmed trees—picture perfect! Take advantage of our FREE service visits. Any time you have questions or concerns between your regularly scheduled visits, call us at 706-769-7826. We will advise you on your lawn and landscape, and do whatever we need to help you.