Tips on How to Help Your Landscape Survive the Summer Heat

Meteorologists at The Weather Channel predicted a “warmer than average” summer for the southeastern U.S., and so far they’ve been right! While we can take respite in the pool or air conditioning, your landscape has to endure the elements 24/7. Here are some interesting facts and handy tips on how to help your landscape survive the summer heat. Not…

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Dead Spots In Zoysia and Bermudagrass

What should you do if patches of dead, bleached-out grass appear in your zoysia or bermudagrass?  And the rest of your grass resumes healthy growth, accentuating the sharp contrast between the diseased area and the healthy area? Unfortunately those Dead Spots are very common in zoysia and bermudagrass in Georgia.  While we offer preventative measures with our warm season…

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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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Fall Aeration and Overseeding

To keep your lawn looking its best, we provide aeration and overseeding for all cool season turfgrass types every Fall. The best time for this treatment is September or October, after the weather has slightly cooled and the seeds have a few weeks to germinate before the first freezing temperatures. Common cool season turfgrass types here in Georgia include fescues,…

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When Armyworms Appear in Georgia

The end of summer means back to school, a break from hot weather on the horizon… and the occasional emergence of Armyworms here in Georgia.  Armyworms cannot survive freezing temperatures, and migrate from north to south in the late Summer and early Fall. The amount of rainfall and wind can affect Armyworm migration and reproduction, and the size of…

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Diseases Commonly Found in Warm Season Turfgrass in Georgia

Hot, humid and rainy weather is common during our Georgia summers. And while your landscape may welcome the rain, the combination of high temperatures and prolonged periods of moist soil may create ideal conditions for warm season turfgrass diseases. How can you help fortify your lawn against these threats? First, avoid watering your lawn in the evening so your turfgrass…

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Top Dressing Your Lawn

Is it time for your lawn to get dressed?  Metro Atlanta is known for our lush, hilly topography – but an undulating landscape can also pose challenges.  Top dressing is a great solution for sloping lawns, as well as lumpy bumpy lawns. Top dressing simply describes the process of adding a thin layer of compost (or other materials) to your…

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Aerate and Invigorate your Lawn this Spring

Aeration is a great way for Georgia residents to invigorate their warm season turfgrass.  Georgia dirt contains a lot of clay, and it can become very compacted over time – especially if your lawn gets a lot of foot traffic. Popular types of warm season turfgrass include Bermudagrass, Zoysiagrass, St. Augustinegrass and Centipedegrass.  Warm season grass grows best during…

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Top 5 Ways to Prevent Brown Patch in Your Cool Season Turfgrass

Dreaming of the perfect lawn but seeing spots? Brown Patch is the common name for a fungal disease that affects many cool-season grasses in the South such as tall fescue, ryegrass, bluegrass and bentgrass.  Symptoms of brown patch typically appear during periods of high humidity, warmer nighttime temperatures and/or extended periods of rain. Brown patch is the most common…

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