Landscape Maintenance

Oasis Landscapes & Irrigation provides complete lawn maintenance for metro Atlanta residents. We employ fully-trained, qualified technicians to evaluate and maintain the health of your plants, trees and turf areas to create a consistently beautiful property. Contact us today to see how we can create a custom maintenance program for your yard. Our maintenance services include:

  • Weekly lawn maintenance (mowing, edging and trimming)
  • Lawn fertilization
  • Pruning of trees and shrubs
  • Weed control for bed areas
  • Seasonal floral displays
  • Sod installation
  • Plant installation
  • Tree removal and stump grinding
  • General lawn/property cleanups

We are expanding our landscape maintenance department!

Lawn maintenance is crucial during the summer months. Despite the frequent and often unbearable seasonal humidity, July and August tend to be the driest and hottest months of the year. That combination can be lethal to even the most resilient summer grasses and lushest lawns. Our regular maintenance keeps your lawns healthy and also treats fungal diseases and dry patches. Heat and humidity won’t just affect your grass. Gray-white fuzzy mildew can form on shrubs like crape myrtles and Euonymous. If you notice brownish patches, mildew or other problems across your yard, please contact our maintenance team to schedule treatment right away. As we approach the heat of summer, now is the time to check, install or upgrade your irrigation systems. During the hottest day of the year, trees, shrubs and grass need about one inch of water per week. Metro counties restrict watering to three times per week. If you have a sprinkler or home irrigation system installed, make sure it is functioning properly and lines, spigots and spouts are not blocked. If you don’t yet have an irrigation or watering system, we have many option from low-tech sprinklers to high-tech zoning systems. Contact us today to learn more!

How to care for your fescue lawn
Rich, continually green fescue is a favorite grass for lawns in much of the USA, including Georgia and other southern states. Fescue is a cool-season grass, meaning it can endure cold winter temperatures, but experiences a decline during the heat of the summer. When fall weather arrives, it’s time to take some necessary steps to keep your fescue lawn healthy. Here are a few tips to ensure your fescue lawn looks great this winter and next spring:
Mowing
During the winter season, mowing can be kept to a minimum. A fescue lawn is best cut at 2 1/2 to 3 inches. It is important not to trim the growth too short, and to use a quality lawnmower with sharp blades. Remove no more than the top third of the blade with each mowing. With fescue, you don’t need to worry about picking up the clippings. They return moisture and nutrients to the turf, and don’t cause thatch to build up.
Feeding
In Georgia, fescue is pretty much fried by the hot sun by mid-summer. But come September, it starts growing again. That’s why it’s important to feed this grass during the fall and winter. You can apply fertilizer several times between September and May. This is also a good time to add lime to sweeten your soil. A soil test can help you determine what nutrients are necessary for your lawn. If you can’t test, apply a nitrogen-phosphorus-potassium mix fertilizer in either a 12-4-8 or 16-4-8 proportion. A granular fertilizer mix makes it easy to see how much you have applied to the lawn, and just needs to be watered in after application.
Weeds, disease and pest control
Like every other grass variety, fescue can be attacked by weeds, disease and insects. The best way to deal with weeds is by preventing their growth in the first place. To do this, apply crabgrass pre-emergent in early spring to help keep away summer weeds like foxtail grass, poa annua and crabgrass. A broadleaf herbicide can be applied at any time, either as spot treatment for individual weeds or broadcast over the entire lawn. After a summer of hot weather, fescue has been stressed and is susceptible to disease and insect damage. In this case, it’s best to seek help from a professional lawn care company to identify and treat the problem. A professional will have more tools for treatment in his arsenal, as well as the knowledge to apply them safely.
Aeration
Aeration is another important aspect of fall care for fescue lawns. Aeration opens up the heavy clay soil that may have become compacted during the year, and allows nutrients and water to get to the roots of the turf. This aids in root development and helps new grass seed germinate.
Sowing new seed
Unlike warm-season grasses, fescue doesn’t spread, which is why your fescue lawn may be a bit patchy by the end of summer. September through October is the perfect time to reseed fescue. As long as the seed is kept moist with daily watering for several weeks, it will germinate freely. It is, however, important you don’t over seed, as this will be detrimental to the health of the grass in the long run. Be sure to remove as many fallen leaves as possible from your lawn before putting seed down. Too many fallen leaves will smother fescue seedlings. Avoid raking leaves, as this would disturb the emerging fescue. The proper caring for your fescue grass will result in a gorgeous, healthy lawn all year long. Just like many other things, it is all a matter of timing. And for fescue, there is no better time than right now.