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October 10, 2016

Other Services

Aeration — Warm Season

Aeration is a mechanical process where holes are poked in your lawn with a core aerator. The process immediately reduces water runoff and puddling and long term benefits include enhanced heat and drought tolerance. It allows for oxygen, water and other nutrients to reach the root system. It reduces small amounts of thatch build up as well as relieving soil compaction often found in the clay soils of Georgia.

Aeration will help trap runoff water on slopes as the water has a place to go. Post aeration your turf will immediately be able to handle better water uptake and will have improved rooting within 2 to 3 weeks, as well as increased fertility uptake within 7 to 10 days. It is very beneficial and we recommend the process every year.

Aeration and Seeding — Cool Season

Aeration and Seeding is optimally performed each fall in the south. Pro Chem Management uses proven seed blends that are researched each year. We aerate the property then seed the Fescue into the existing lawn. Bare areas are then mulched lightly with wheat straw to help retain moisture and protect the seed. We start with Aerating.

The aeration process immediately reduces water runoff and puddling and long term benefits include enhanced heat and drought tolerance. Aeration also provides a protected place for the seed to germinate and helps retain moisture in the dark, damp hole. Aeration allows for oxygen, water and other nutrients to reach the root system. Aeration reduces small amounts of thatch build up as well as relieving soil compaction often found in the clay soils of Georgia. It also will help trap runoff water on slopes as the water has a place to go.

Post aeration, your turf will immediately be able to handle better water uptake and will have improved rooting within 2 to 3 weeks, as well as increased fertility uptake within 7 to 10 days. The seed will germinate within two to three weeds and continue to develop into the fall. You will want to wait until the new grass blades are 3 to 4 inches tall before your first mowing. Aeration is very beneficial and we recommend the process every year.

Fungicides — Warm and Cool Season

Turf grass may need fungicides throughout the year. These are an additional charge. Aeration is common for Fescue properties to get Large Brown Patch (Rhizoctonia Solani) and Bermuda properties to get Dollar Spot (Sclerotinia homoeocarpa) in the summer months. While both of these are common there are a number of other Fungus problems that we run into that can also be solved.

Fire Ant Control

The leading resource for information on fire ant control: www.nofireants.com We are a certified Top Choice Professional. We offer a 95% percent control of fire ants for one year with just one application of Top Choice. If your ants return, we will also return to eradicate them.

Kudzu Control

By using selective herbicides that specifically target Kudzu, we can eradicate Kudzu from your property. This is can accomplished while not disturbing other beneficial plants that also may aid in erosion control.

Topdressing

Top Dressing is the act of adding sand to the surface of your turf to enhance its quality and appearance. We top-dress properties with clean river sand and use this to level out the lawn as well as increase the health of the grass. Topdressing aids in leveling a lawn, helping to reduce thatch and increase drainage and relieve compaction when performed in conjunction with aeration.

Soil Testing

We send off soil samples to a private lab where we have them conduct a Soil Fertility Analyses or a Soil Characterization of samples. These tend to be more descriptive than the local extension soil samples but also tend to be more expensive. We also use the same firm to perform Plant Nutrient Analyses and Water Analyses.

Commercial Services

We presently spray for a number of other landscape companies in the North Georgia Area as well as spray number of commercial properties.

Exterior Pest Control

Pest in the landscape like Japanese Beetles, grubs, worms, and other insects can cause havoc on your property and we can help diagnose or analyze your property’s problems and come up with a cost effective solution.