Thinking about Starting your own Garden?

Starting your own garden can offer you and your family many benefits.  Fresh fruits and vegetables hold more nutrients than their store bought counter parts.  By planting your own garden you can control how much money you spend, the chemicals that are used, and what you grow and eat.  Not to mention the benefits of exercise and being in the fresh air which offers numerous benefits both physically and mentally.  A fresh home-grown garden can be a sense of pride for its owner.  After all, it does take hard work and dedication.

Tips for creating a healthy, successful garden:

  • Use compost for soil.  Use clippings from the garden mixed with kitchen scraps to create a compost.  One common rule of thought is to use one part organic matter to two or three parts garden soil.
  • Gardens require at least six hours of sunlight a day.  Make sure your garden is planted in a well lit area of your yard for the most efficient growth.
  • Plant garden beds at least six feet apart.  This encourages air flow between plants and keeps from overcrowding.
  • Use a soaker hose to ensure that your plants are being watered sufficiently without wasting.  It is better to water deeply with a soaker a couple of times a week rather than using a regular hose everyday.  Everday hoses do not go as deep into the plant and can often waste water.
  • By building your plant beds above the ground a bit can help save water from running off and wasting.
  • If you are a beginner or don’t have the time for a big, elaborate garden, you can purchase the plants already blooming from your local garden center.
  • Beginning gardeners may want to start with herbs, tomatoes, or peppers, as these are less maintenance.  Beginners should choose a few plants to grow in a small area rather than taking on too much, too soon.
  • Blueberries are also known to be an easy fruit to grow. 

Remember that growing your own garden can offer you many benefits.  Although it can be lots of work, it can be well worth it.

Northwest Exterminating
830 Kennesaw Ave MariettaGA30060 USA 
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8 Steps to a Healthier Lawn

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We’ve been talking a lot lately about the approaching spring and getting your lawn growing and healthy.  After the harsh winter we had, lawns are looking dull and dry.  Now is the perfect time to bring them back to life. 

Northwest’s Lawn Care Program is an 8 step program that will keep your lawn growing and healthy throughout the year.  The program is based on a year round schedule that will ensure that your lawn is constantly getting what it needs.  Because the program is customized specifically for your lawn, together, you and Northwest, will establish a watering and mowing schedule for maximum impact.  The result will be a thicker, healthier and greener lawn.

8 Steps:

Jan: Post & pre-emergent broadleaf and grassy weed control

Feb-Mar: Post & pre-emergent broadleaf and grassy weed control

Apr-May: Fertilizer and crabgrass pre-emergent weed control

Jun: Fertilizer and post-emergent weed control

Jul: Fertilizer and post-emergent weed control

Aug-Sept: Fertilizer and post-emergent weed control.  Aeration and overseeding for Fescue lawns in late August.

Oct: Pre-emergent weed control for winter weeds and potash to support strong roots; Fertilize Fescue lawns that have been overseeded

Nov-Dec: Lime; Pre-emergent weed control for winter weeds and potash to support strong roots; Fertilize Fescue lawns that have been overseeded

 

When to Use Pre/Post Emergent Weed Control

Among the biggest roadblocks to a healthy looking lawn are the dreaded weeds.    Weeds can be troublesome during the development stage, however, it is essential to the successful development of your lawn to withhold using post and pre-emergent herbicides (weed control).  The sight of weeds in your lawn may be a nuisance, but during the development stage, it is more important to concentrate on the successful establishment of your lawn.

However, if the lawn is established and no visible sod lines are present, a post and pre-emergent treatment during the appropriate weather and temperature conditions will be applied.  If your lawn is established, post and pre emergent treatments should start now!  Pre-emergent is a treatment that controls weeds before they germinate, while post-emergent treatment kills any existing weeds.  These treatments are usually completed 6-7 times per year with 6-8 weeks in between each treatment.  Starting this process now maximizes your chances of a weed-free lawn during the growing season of spring and summer.

A professional lawn care service will ensure that your lawn is evaluated and treated with the proper amounts of fertilizer and weed control products.  Call Northwest today to set up your FREE lawn care analysis.  888.466.7849

 

Why is a Lawn Care Analysis so Important?

Each lawn is different.  What works for one lawn may not work for another.  That’s why having your lawn care professionals complete an analysis for your lawn is important.  By completing an analysis, specific needs and challenges can be identified.  Through an analysis, a trained professional can gain thorough understanding of your lawn, including the overall health, grass and soil type, turf density, disease, weed problems, and pet or insect damage.  Based on the findings a detailed, customized plan is put into place to ensure that you have a healthy lawn year round.

Once you have a plan in place…you’re on your way to a fuller, healthier looking lawn.

Northwest Exterminating offers a FREE comprehensive analysis of your lawn.  Call today for your FREE analysis at 888.466.7849 or click HERE.

 

All Lawns Are NOT Created Equal!

Every lawn is different.  What works for one lawn may not work for another.  That’s why having your lawn care professionals complete an analysis is important.  By completing an analysis on your lawn, specific needs and challenges can be identified.  Through an analysis, a trained professional can gain thorough understanding of your lawn, including the overall health, grass and soil type, turf density, disease, weed problems, and pet or insect damage.  Based on the findings a detailed, customized plan is put into place to ensure that you have a healthy lawn year round.

Once you have a plan in place…you’re on your way to a fuller, healthier looking lawn.

Northwest Exterminating offers a FREE comprehensive analysis of your lawn.  Call today for your FREE analysis at 888.466.7849 or click HERE.

 

Why Use a Professional Lawn Care Service?

We all want our yards to be the envy of all the neighbors.  Lawns generate pride in your home and add curb appeal to your property.  But maintaining a healthy lawn can be a lot of work and a year round responsibility.  Analysis, treatment and timing are critical in achieving your desired results.  Not all homeowners have the time, effort or expertise to keep their lawn growing, green and healthy.  Maybe a professional lawn care service is what you need.

A professional lawn care service will ensure that your lawn is evaluated and treated with the proper amounts of fertilizer and weed control products.  Often times, it is less expensive to use a professional lawn care service because their equipment and knowledge can reduce waste.

To ensure that your lawn is looking its best come springtime…now is the best time to start treating your lawn!  Maybe you’re not up for the task…but Northwest is!  If you’re interested in a free analysis call us today at 888.466.7849 or click HERE!

 

Introduction of Northwest's LAWN CARE

Northwest Exterminating is proud to announce its Lawn Care division! Just as our pest control technicians are highly trained, so are our lawn care technicians. Our program is based on a year round schedule to ensure that your lawn is constantly getting what it needs. Because our program is customized specifically for your lawn, together we will establish a watering and mowing schedule for maximum impact. The result will be a thicker, healthier, and greener lawn.

We offer a comprehensive analysis of your lawn at no charge. This is important for us to identify the specific needs and challenges for your lawn. Based on our findings, we will develop a detailed, customized solution for your lawn. We also offer a four season tree and shrub program. Our experts will evaluate the trees and shrubs in and around your yard and develop a program to nourish, strengthen and defend against diseases like rot and fungus, as well as control insect populations before they are allowed to cause damage.

In addition to professional lawn care, Northwest offers solutions that will enhance the health of your home and allow you to spend more time enjoying your yard.

Call Northwest today. Soon you’ll have a beautiful, lush, green lawn and…even better…a lot more time to do the things you love!