GrassRoots Tree and Turf Care Opens New Service Location in Jackson Mississippi

GrassRoots presents new location in Jackson Mississippi

GrassRoots Tree and Turf Care Opens New Service Location in Jackson Mississippi

GrassRoots Tree and Turf Care, a family-owned popular expert lawn care, fertilization, weed control service, & core aeration is pleased to announce that it has expanded its services by opening a new office in Jackson, Mississippi. With this grand opening, the firm will now be able to offer its high-in-demand lawn care and maintenance services to a wider range of clients, including businesses and individuals in Mississippi.

GrassRoots Tree and Turf Care is a premier family-owned lawn care service provider. They offer services that include, Weed control, Mosquito control, Liquid aeration, Tree and Shrub Care. These services are being carried out by their highly trained and experienced team that is ever ready to offer top-notch services to clients.

“As a family-owned and operated business, we offer a wide range of services, all at pocket-friendly prices. Now that we are in Jackson, Mississippi. We look forward to serving both individuals and businesses with the utmost professionalism.” said Mitchell O’Banion, the CEO of the company. "From this new office, we will offer localized services in Jackson, as we usually do in all of our locations."

For the people that find it difficult to keep their lawns well maintained in Jackson, the firm offers its fine-tuned services that take care of all the nitty-gritties. The company has a highly experienced team with expertise in pest control, landscape design, lawn care, lawn fertilization and more. Beyond this, the firm is a one-stop-shop for all services related to lawn care and maintenance, therefore, individuals and business in Jackson that has any needs concerning lawn care and maintenance will experience exceptional customer service.

Jackson residents will like the friendly and highly trained personal of the company. These are individuals that are well trained to provide the best lawn care and maintenance services in a very short turnaround time.

Contact GrassRoots Tree and Turf Care on 2253013002 for your personalized Lawn Treatment Plan and Weed Control Service. They have made a promise that individuals and businesses in Jackson, Mississippi will be able to receive faster and cost-effective services with the same professionalism and meticulousness that has been driving their operations.

Grassroots Trees & Turf Owner, Pete Henrikson, Exclusive Interview with the Weather Channel

Grassroots interviewed by the Weather Channel

Grassroots Trees & Turf Owner, Pete Henrikson, Exclusive Interview with the Weather Channel

In the interview, Pete advised on how to properly perk up your yard this spring.

Weather Channel Interviews Grassroots

Pete Henrikson, who was recently interviewed on the Weather Channel, gave professional advice on how to better care for the lawns as more people spend time outside in their yard enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. Since 2002, Pete and his team of passionate lawn care experts have worked hard to earn their reputation in the lawn care industry, coupled with their passion for excellent customer service.

Excerpts from the interview are:

What should people be doing or looking for to tackle weed control?  

For all lawns across the United States, springtime is a great time to put down a pre-emergent herbicide. This will help the lawns reduce weed pressure into those hot summer months.

While in the South, and up along the Atlantic Coast, it's a great time to get those early spring weeds cleaned up with a post-emergent herbicide. Then start to feed the lawn as it enters the strong-growing season with a well-balanced nitrogen-rich fertilizer to get it greened up and looking great.


What should we be doing about the trees and shrubs?

The message is simple. Homeowners should start with an inventory of the trees and shrubs they have on their property and make sure to trim their plants at the right time of year. Many of the shrubs in your yard can be trimmed in the springtime. Some of them needed to be trimmed in the fall. Ensure you’re trimming them at the right time of the year so you won’t be trimming off the flowering buds, or any of the new shoots.

Also, it is a great time to fertilize the trees and shrubs to give them the nutrition they need to bloom beautifully in the springtime. It gives them the ability to grow the heavy branches and leaves and get them healthy, as the weather warms up, and the heavy rains come.

Rounding off the interview, Pete commented on the need to ensure a safer environment. “As professionals, and also as homeowners, we need to take responsibility to ensure we know what we're putting down in our lawns and think about the ecological systems that we're working within. We need to think about Mother Nature first, and do our part. One house at a time makes a huge difference across the United States.”

To watch the interview on YouTube, visit

Spotlight on the Sassafras Tree

Sassafras Leaves

Spotlight on the Sassafras Tree

Though the Sassafras tree is native to North America, many people consider it quite the novelty. The tree has 3 distinctive leaf patterns on the same plant: Oval, mitten and 3-pronged.

This hardy tree, which shows yellow leaves in the spring, green in the summer and yellow to fiery orange in the fall, has been used for many purposes throughout time. Native Americans used its leaves and roots for medicinal and aromatic purposes. Tea is often made from its roots and is the main ingredient that flavors Root Beer. Sassafras leaves are also used in Creole cuisine to add a licorice-like flavor.

If you are considering planting a Sassafras tree, find a space that is sunny to partial shade. This area should accommodate a tree that could reach 30 feet in height with a 20-foot spread.

You can grow from seed by planting in cool soil in the fall. It will stay dormant until the spring when its tap root will begin to form. For those less who are less patient, start with a sapling in a container from a garden center. Successfully transplanting a Sassafras tree is difficult due to the tree’s long tap root.

Winter Lawn Care

Winter Lawn Care

While you get a break from mowing this time of year, there are things that will help ensure your turf and your property will stay in tip-top condition:

Avoid excessive traffic on the lawn during the harsher winter months.
Remove leaves, pine straw and debris from your lawn so that it can get the most from applications and receive the sunlight and moisture that it needs to thrive.

Because winter is usually a rainy season in our area, it’s a great time to check to see if you have any drainage issues that need to be solved.

Be on the lookout for opportunistic weeds that thrive in the winter. If you see them, call us and we’ll come out and re-treat.
Examine the trees and shrubs in your yard periodically for problems. Issues are easiest to solve before they get too far along. Looking ahead, February is a good time to begin pruning.

When is the Best Time to Mow Your Lawn in Georgia


The Best Time to Mow Your Lawn in Georgia

Lawn mowing might seem like a mindless task, but since our Georgia lawn is a living organism, it actually does need careful attention in order to thrive.

Just how and when you mow your grass is a pretty important detail in your lawn care regimen. So when is the best time of day to mow your lawn?

The perfect time of day for lawn mowing generally depends on the area you live in. Any part of the country that isn’t in an arid climate experiences morning dew. Because of this phenomenon, mornings generally are not a good time to cut your grass. The dew causes the lawn shoot to clog and the blades will be duller with wet grass clinging to them. So keep your mornings for other gardening tasks and leave the lawn mower alone.

The afternoon seems like an ideal time since the sun is up and the grass has had time to dry. However, if you mow your lawn in the afternoon, the grass will experience double stress. The sun is already a lawn stressor, especially if the grass has grown too high. Cutting the tops of the blades will allow the sun to be exposed upon vulnerable parts of the grass. Additionally, lawn mowing is in itself causing stress to your lawn. Lawns that are stressed will be noticeable. So although afternoon might seem like a good time to get out the lawnmower, keep it parked for just a bit longer.

Evenings are a time when you want to wind down and relax. But once or twice a week you might need to sacrifice your downtime after work and bring out the mower. The evening is the perfect time for cutting grass because the sun is not as hot, the grass is dry and after the stress of being mowed, it will have time to heal overnight without additional stress from heat.
Don’t take mowing your lawn lightly. For optimal results, give your lawn the TLC it deserves. Get GrassRootsTurf and Tree Care a try if you need the help. That's what we are here for.

Planting a Live Christmas Tree

Planting a Live Christmas Tree

Perhaps you’re looking to start a new family tradition for the holidays by planting a live Christmas tree in your yard. Though many of the varieties we think of as ‘Christmas Trees’ grow better in areas to the north of us, there are some that will fare better than others in our Georgia climate. With some careful care and attention, you can have a living tree grow successfully in your yard.

It’s best to start with a tree that can tolerate Georgia’s temperatures. Though many people prefer the trees woodpecker 996685 1280of their childhood Christmas memories, Fir, Scotch Pine, and Spruce trees have a hard time surviving Georgia’s hot summers. The trees that grow best in Georgia include:

  • Sand Pine, White Pine, Virginia Pine
  • Red Cedar
  • Arizona Cyprus, Leyland Cyprus, Murray Cyprus
  • Canadian Hemlock, Carolina Hemlock

If you are also using the tree as your inside tree for the season, keep in mind that the tree will do best if not kept inside for more than 2 weeks. It’s best to buy the tree as close to Christmas as possible and be sure not to place it near heating vents. You will need to water it slowly and thoroughly from the top of the root ball every day that it is indoors. Before planting, let it sit in the garage for a day or so to get re-acclimated to the outside temperature.

When deciding where to plant your live Christmas tree, remember that many of these trees can grow very large. Avoid planting them too close to your home or too close to other trees. Location of power lines should also be something you consider. Different trees will require different amounts of shaping and shearing. It’s best to do some research on the type of tree that lends itself to your schedule and skill set before you choose.

When you’re ready to plant, choose an area that drains well. Dig a hole 6-feet wide and approximately 1 foot deep, backfill, water well, then mulch. And remember, the tree will need to be watered weekly until the spring. With the right care, the tree can be a festive part of your landscape year-round for years to come!

Managing Fall Leaves

Fall Leaves

Managing Fall Leaves

What’s there not to love about the fall? The colors are beautiful, the air is crisp, football games are plentiful and there’s a pumpkin spice version of just about anything you can think of.

With the summer months behind us, the mowing that used to take up so much time on the weekends is on hold until the spring.
But by late October and into November, your lawn will need a little TLC again. The leaves that were so beautiful on the trees when they started changing colors aren’t as beautiful accumulating in your yard. And unfortunately, leaving them there isn’t healthy for your lawn either.

When the leaves pile up, they come between your lawn and the nutrients, sunlight, moisture, and airflow that it needs to stay healthy. Additionally leaves on a lawn that stays wet invite disease and fungus.

While jumping into freshly raked piles of leaves was fun as a kid, as a homeowner, raking can feel like a never-ending, time-consuming chore. Since leaves fall in stages, it may require you clear them weekly until the large majority of them have fallen for the season.

One of the easiest ways you can manage leaves if you don’t want to rake or blow and then bag them is to mulch them with your mower. If you don’t have a mulching mower, your regular mower will suffice but may take a few passes to get the leaves to the desired size.
To do this successfully, raise the blade to its highest level and remove the bag from your mower. Next, proceed to go over your lawn like you regularly do until the pieces of leaves are the size of a dime or smaller. In addition to being a much easier way to deal with leaves, mulching them adds valuable nutrients to the lawn as they decompose resulting in a turf that’s better able to withstand winter conditions and greens up nicely in the spring.

Lawn Treatment Franchise Now Available

GrassRoots Turf Franchise Direct

GrassRoots Tree and Turf Care Introduces Franchising

Opportunities in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina

Personalized lawn care service company looking to expand its operations GrassRoots Turf Care, based in Acworth, Georgia, has announced plans to become a franchisor to select turf treatment professionals. GrassRoots currently services clients in eleven cities and the company is looking to establish more service locations in order to meet growing customer demand for exceptional lawn and tree care.

“I’m excited to help individuals become successful and make the dream of owning their own business come true. Our lawn care service model puts customer satisfaction at the center of our business and our unique billing gives franchise owners peace of mind with monthly cash flow.

As we expand our lawn care services throughout the Southeast, we are looking forward to growing the GrassRoots family with local franchisees, “ said founder and owner Josh Wise. GrassRoots Turf Care distinguishes themselves from their competition through a thoroughly attentive approach to individual customer needs. From providing their Weed Free® guarantee and comprehensive lawn maintenance plan, to treating pesky mosquitos throughout the hot summer months, and implementing care for trees and shrubs in landscapes for commercial and individual customers, the goal is to establish a lasting partnership and to compete on far more than an affordable price.

With a strategy currently underway to franchise their business model, GrassRoots Turf Care can offer valuable guidance to help achieve your long-term success. For more information, please visit or follow @GrassRootsFranchise on Facebook.

Home & Lawn Maintenance To Dos for Spring

Lawn Maintenance for Spring

Home & Lawn Maintenance To Dos for Spring

Now that the time change has extended our daylight hours and everything outside is covered in pollen, it’s safe to declare that spring has sprung. Though you may have a few weeks before you’re back on a regular mowing schedule, there are some things you can do now to make the transition into the summer months much easier:

  • Be sure to get your mower blades sharpened. Sharp blades cut rather than tear the grass keeping it healthier and making it less susceptible to disease
  • Change the fluids and filters in your small equipment
  • Turn your irrigation system on and make sure it’s working properly
  • Check to be sure any hoses that you stored for the winter are in good condition
  • Prune overgrown shrubs that need to be resized
  • Schedule your core aeration for Bermuda and Zoysia lawns
  • Change your air conditioner filters
  • Change the batteries in your smoke detectors
  • Check to make sure your grill is ready for those backyard barbecues coming up
  • Clean outdoor furniture and replace cushions if necessary
  • When the pollen is clear, pressure wash your home and driveway for a fresh look that will go along beautifully with your healthy, green lawn
    Though your mowing schedule is about to start back, the good news is it won’t be long before you’re enjoying yourself poolside, at the lake or grilling out on the deck too!

Fall Bulb Planting

Fall Bulb Planting

Fall Bulb Planting

When it comes to landscaping, knowing when to plant is critical. Though they won’t bring immediate gratification, planting bulbs in the fall will bring beautiful blooming color come daff smaller next spring. It’s definitely one of those cases where your patience will be greatly rewarded.

Some of the bulbs that must be planted in the fall to produce these Georgia favorites include Bluebell, Crocus, Daffodil, Grape Hyacinth, Iris, Ornamental Onion, Star of Bethlehem and Tulips.
The process for planting bulbs isn’t super technical and your chances for success are pretty good if you follow a few general guidelines. The good news is, with a little supervision, kids can have fun with this too.

  • Choose areas that receive lots of sun and are well-drained
  • Purchase more bulbs than you think you’ll need and plant generously. It’s a given that despite your best efforts, some bulbs will not sprout
  • The guideline for digging holes for your bulbs should be depth equals 3 times the width of the bulb
  • Apply fertilizer and water right after planting to give the bulbs a healthy start
  • Mulch will help keep weeds out and help the ground retain needed moisture