Can Good Landscaping Lower Your Power Bill?

When it comes to a good landscape, your return on investment can go beyond curb appeal. A good landscape can also help reduce your power bills throughout the year. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy reports shade trees can save an average household between $100 and $250 in energy costs annually. Atlanta is in a temperate region, which means…

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Water Restrictions in Atlanta Reduced to Drought Level 1

Good news! Water restrictions in metro Atlanta counties have been reduced from Drought Level 2 to Drought Level 1 – just in time for planting, aeration and overseeding season. The following activities are permitted during the current Drought Level 1 restrictions now in effect for DeKalb, Fulton and Cobb counties ANYTIME during the day: Hand watering with a hose…

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Why Landscape with Native Plants in Georgia

The heat and humidity we experience every summer can be intense – for us, our clients and the landscapes we nurture. But do you want an insiders tip on how to create a healthy landscape that can easily withstand Georgia’s summers?  The answer: landscape with plants native to this region.  The benefits of using native plants within your landscape range…

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The Best Time to Install Warm Season Turf Grass

There are many different types of turfgrass, but in general, a turfgrass is considered either warm season or cool season depending on its most active growing season. The two most popular types of warm season grass here in central Georgia are Bermuda and Zoysia.  Of course, warm season turfgrass can be grown from seed, but installing sod provides instant…

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Tips on Controlling Crabgrass

When it comes to controlling crabgrass, the keys are prevention and early intervention. By controlling crabgrass in the Spring, you can prevent a bigger crabgrass problem from arising in the summer.  Here are some handy tips on what this tenacious weed is all about, how to prevent and control it.  What is Crabgrass? Aptly named because it “crawls” across…

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Tips on Planting Your Spring Vegetable Garden

Picking fresh vegetables from your garden is not only healthy – it’s a rewarding experience for the whole family to watch the daily progress of little seedlings grow into strong, productive plants. As the weather warms up, experienced gardening enthusiasts and novices alike are inspired to start planning their vegetable gardens.  Whether you’re planting in a pot or a…

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Creating The Perfect Shaded Outdoor Seating Area

There’s no doubt that summer is hot here in Georgia, but that doesn’t mean you should be stuck inside with the air conditioning. A shaded seated area is the perfect solution for enjoying the outdoors despite the hot summer sun. A shaded seating area offers a break from direct sun, cooler temperatures and the opportunity to add creature comforts such…

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