Lawn Care – Frequently Asked Questions

Homeowners ask these questions all the time. But if your question isn’t listed here, please call 334.466.0600, email, or visit Request Estimate to get a free analysis and estimate.

How much does lawn care cost?

With four lawn treatment program options and a variety of beneficial services for lawns and ornamental trees and shrubs, we’ve got a plan for every budget. While most companies do seven or eight lawn fertilizer applications, our lawn care (included in every program) fertilizes turf and controls common weeds with just six applications, saving you money without sacrificing quality. Our cost per treatment is based on the square footage of your yard and the plan you choose.

Once you are a customer, we offer a 5% discount on your yearly plan when you pre-pay for the year!

What weeds, funguses, and diseases do you treat?

At Southern Lawns we treat all the weeds, funguses and pests found in a typical yard in the South. Those spotted most frequently in Alabama and Georgia are:


  1. Crabgrass
  2. Dallisgrass
  3. Virginia Buttonweed
  4. Nutsedge
  5. Torpedo Grass
  6. Broomsedge
  7. Doveweed
  8. Kyllinga
  9. Lespedeza 


  1. Brown Patch
  2. Zoysia Patch
  3. Ornamental Disease


  1. Mosquitos
  2. Fire Ants
  3. Grubs
  4. Armyworms
  5. Spittlebugs
  6. Mole Crickets

How often will you treat my lawn, trees and shrubs?

We can provide all the basics for a beautiful lawn in only six lawn treatments. You’ll get the same quantity of products and the same quality of lawn care fertilizer service as the competition, but you’ll save because our lawn programs are based on fewer applications. With only six treatments compared to seven or eight, you’ll have a thick, green, healthy lawn for a lower annual cost.

To learn about our beneficial services, check out our program options. Mosquito Control and Fire Ant Control are also available during their active seasons without enrollment in a lawn care program.

When do you apply fertilizer to a lawn?

For all the warm-season grasses we treat, including Bermuda, Zoysia and St. Augustine, we apply a liquid fertilizer during application #2 (March – May), a slow-release nitrogen fertilizer during applications #3 and #4 (May – September) and potassium fertilizer during application #6 (November – December).

What other services do you offer?

In addition to our standard treatments, we offer an array of beneficial services to meet your property’s specific needs, including:

What areas do you serve?

We were one of Alabama’s first local lawn treatment companies. Still locally owned and operated, we are proud to serve these Alabama and Georgia communities:

Alexander City, AL – Auburn, AL – Cataula, GA – Columbus, GA – Dadeville, AL – Fortson, GA – Jackson’s Gap, AL –  Millbrook, AL – Ft. Mitchell, AL – Hamilton, GA – Lagrange, GA – Lake Martin, AL – Lanett, AL – Midland, GA – Montgomery, AL – Opelika, AL – Phenix City, AL – Pike Road, AL – Pine Mountain, GA – Prattville, AL – Salem, AL – Seale, AL – Smiths Station, AL – Valley, AL – West Point, GA – Wetumpka, AL

What kind of training do your technicians have?

Each of our staff members has ten or more years of experience in the lawn care industry, and many of them also hold state certifications. We require that all of our Lawn Care Professionals review training in driving safety and pesticide safety yearly.

Do you offer free service calls if I notice a problem between scheduled visits?

Yes. Give us a call at 334.466.0600, and we’ll stop by to assess the situation. It’s especially helpful if you can also email us a photo of the problem area at

What sets your company apart from its competitors?

Our tagline says it all: Call us for your lawn care. Keep us for our people.

Southern Lawns is a third-generation lawn treatment company founded in 1978 by Auburn University agriculture graduates. We were one of Alabama’s first local lawn treatment companies and are still locally owned and operated.

You’ve never met a local lawn treatment team like ours (unless you are already a happy client!). From management to technicians, you’ll appreciate working with a down-to-earth group of people who genuinely care about you, your lawn, your specific needs, and even your pets. Our knowledge and dedication to customer satisfaction set us apart from the competition. Our employees love what they do, and it shows.