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Lawn-Care Essentials

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If the hot summer weather is taking a toll on your lawn, the folks at your local Southern States retailer can help. Weeds and insects are your yard’s worst nightmares during the summer months, but never fear. Southern States has the products and expert advice you need to bring your lawn back to that spring-fresh appearance.

How to Choose the Best Grass Seed

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Choosing the best grass seed can be time consuming and expensive. Southern States Lawn Experts help you save time & money with lawn advice for your local area.

Lawn Care - Core Aeration Benefits

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The number one enemy of healthy lawns is compacted soil. Air gets compressed out of the top layer of soil by children's play, heavy rains, foot traffic, parked cars, mowing and construction equipment. It is vital that the soil be opened up so air can enter it. Core aeration can remedy soil compaction issues.

Fertilizing Your Lawn In The Fall

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It’s natural to fertilize your lawn in the spring, but don’t let the cooler temperatures of autumn fool you. Fall is the best time to fertilize the grass, even better than springtime. After the summer’s heat and humidity, grass regains its strength before winter with a good fall fertilizing. It also helps grass develop a thick and deep root system, so it can survive next summer’s heat.

Choosing The Best Lawn Fertilizer

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A balanced application of good lawn fertilizer four times a year helps, but first you need to determine the best lawn fertilizer for your grass & area. Here are some tips and resources for additional lawn care information.

Grub Control for Lawns

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White grubs are major insect pests that feed on the roots of some turf. Quick detection, regular watering and treatment prevent extensive lawn damage.

Solutions for Common Late Summer & Fall Lawn Problems

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Late summer and fall are the perfect times to take action to help your lawn compete successfully with weeds in the spring and emerge from the winter looking its best. The healthier your lawn is, the less chance there is that weeds are able to compete successfully with your grass. Basic, easy and relatively inexpensive lawn management practices can help overcome late summer and fall lawn problems.

Controlling Fire Ants | Getting Rid of Fire Ants

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Fire ants are a costly and sometimes painful pest, to farmers, especially so, as fire ants make pastures difficult or even impossible to use and fields a danger for anyone working there. Research is ongoing but there are products available now that you might want to consider that may keep the fire ants at bay.

Controlling Moles, Voles and Shrews in the Lawn

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Moles, voles and shrews can wreak havoc on lawns causing damage to the root system of your grass and ruining the look of your lawn. Their tunneling may cause destruction to your flowers, vegetables and shrubbery. Once they have arrived, what do you do? The experts at Southern States can show you how to identify which burrowing creatures have invaded your yard and how to get rid of them.

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