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Old 07-14-2010, 08:27 AM
 
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We live in Boiling Springs and have a medium-size lawn of Bermuda grass which has never really looked good since the house was built in 2004. We used TruGreen off and on for some years which kept the weeds at bay but the lawn has never been lush and green. We cancelled them, got the back yard completely resodded ($$) and the front cored, aerated, sanded. We've been trying to take care of it ourselves and not only is it too much work, but today I noticed big dark brown patches on the new sod and the front looks awful too! FUNGUS!!! I've been searching the internet all morning for a lawncare company for weed, disease, fungus control and fertilization but I'm just unsure. Not enough customer reviews. I'd also like to use eco-friendly, natural remedies instead of a bunch of chemicals that make the lawn chem-dependent. Am I being too hopeful? At this point though, watching the health of our new sod go downhill fast, not to mention the cost, I'm feeling desperate! Any recommendations?
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Old 07-14-2010, 01:28 PM
 
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We live in Boiling Springs and have a medium-size lawn of Bermuda grass which has never really looked good since the house was built in 2004. We used TruGreen off and on for some years which kept the weeds at bay but the lawn has never been lush and green. We cancelled them, got the back yard completely resodded ($$) and the front cored, aerated, sanded. We've been trying to take care of it ourselves and not only is it too much work, but today I noticed big dark brown patches on the new sod and the front looks awful too! FUNGUS!!! I've been searching the internet all morning for a lawncare company for weed, disease, fungus control and fertilization but I'm just unsure. Not enough customer reviews. I'd also like to use eco-friendly, natural remedies instead of a bunch of chemicals that make the lawn chem-dependent. Am I being too hopeful? At this point though, watching the health of our new sod go downhill fast, not to mention the cost, I'm feeling desperate! Any recommendations?
I feel your pain!! I don't use a lawn service (yet) but recommend that you use Angie's List to find a reputable contractor.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:13 PM
 
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I feel your pain!! I don't use a lawn service (yet) but recommend that you use Angie's List to find a reputable contractor.

Try TopTurf, they are really good - we have been getting ours treated by them for over a yr and many in our neighborhood have followed suit after seeing our grass...I think their site is www.topturfgreenville.com
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:32 PM
 
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Have you tested your pH? Pretty simple to do with a $10 kit from Lowe's. Grass usually needs lime. Those $35 a month services just through out fertilizer and weed killer from what I recall. If your pH is too low (acidic) from being a forest not so long ago, it needs lime to make it more "basic" or neutral.
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Old 07-15-2010, 08:06 PM
 
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(I hope I'm doing this right! This is the first time I've used city-data.) Can ya tell I like the smilies? Anyway...
Thank you for your responses to my problem. I have checked Angie's List as well as Service Magic but was unsure. Not enough customer reviews for the companies I was considering. However, I was quite interested in Top Turf of Greenville. The reason I hesitated was because the reviews for the one in Atlanta were awful and I couldn't find any for Greenville. I was hoping to hear something good about the one in Greenville. Thank you. Also, I WILL test the ph of our soil. I'm sure it's terrible, or way off, or whatever. My husband says our soil is "crap".
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