More Handy Tips for Protecting your Trees and Plants from Cold Weather

As we continue to experience cold weather snaps, it’s a reminder that winter can be tough on landscapes. However, there are many preventative measures you can take to protect your landscape during cold weather. The best tip: Utilize native plants in your landscape design, as native plants are best acclimated to the climate here in the southeastern U.S. Here…

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How to Help Your Landscape Survive the Extreme Cold Temperatures

Atlanta has experienced very cold weather recently, with temperatures well below average this time of year. But you can help your favorite landscape features survive the cold.  Here are the top three ways to protect your valuable trees and plants from the extreme weather: Water Your Plants and Trees BEFORE it Drops Below Freezing: This tip surprises many people, but…

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The Best Time to Plant Spring Bulbs

The weather outside is frightful, but it’s the BEST time of year to plant spring bulbs. The rule of thumb for Spring-flowering bulbs is to plant after the first freeze. Technically, bulbs should be planted in soil that has cooled to approximately 55 degrees Fahrenheit, although in greater Atlanta, bulbs can be planted anytime in the early Winter until…

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Late Winter is Ideal Time to Prune Trees in Your Landscape

An important part of winter landscape maintenance is tree pruning, including the ever-popular ornamental flowering trees such as dogwoods and crape myrtles here in northern Atlanta. Late winter is the ideal time to prune the trees in your landscape because the trees are dormant this time of year, and pruning now will help stimulate new growth in Spring.  Pruning…

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How to Prepare Your Landscape for Winter and Beyond

It’s November, and the change of seasons is on everyone’s minds. It’s time to pack away your summer clothes and prepare yourself – and your landscape – for the colder weather. Here is a handy checklist on preparing your landscape for winter: Check your mulch levels:   Anytime there is a change of season there are big temperature fluctuations.  A…

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Why It’s Smart to Winterize Your Irrigation System

Experts predict a cold, wet winter for the metro Atlanta area, thanks to El Nino and other weather patterns.  Hopefully the heavy cloud cover predicted to hang over Atlanta will protect us from lots of snow and ice this year, but the temperature is predicted to drop below freezing and the cold weather may linger into Spring. How can you prepare…

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How to Care for Ornamental Plants in Winter

As the temperature regularly dips below freezing this time of year, many homeowners worry whether their ornamental trees, shrubs and plants will make it through the winter.  The good news is that most healthy plants gradually prepare themselves for winter through a process called “cold acclimation,” which is naturally triggered by the cooler temperatures and shorter days of Fall. …

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