Spotting & Treating Different Types of Fungal Disease

As most homeowners know, there is nothing better than having a perfectly lush, vibrantly green lawn throughout the summertime. And just as well as we know what we want in a lawn, we know how to spot something we don't – lawn disease.

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Controlling Early Summer Weeds in Your Lawn

One of the best parts of the summertime as a homeowner is watching your lawn grow in to its greenest potential. You've spent all winter and early spring waiting for your lawn to come out of its dormant, yellowish brown stage, only to see weeds sprout up instead. Even worse, seeing weeds sprout up that you either do not recognize or cannot get rid of can make for a frustrating summer.

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How Inconsistent Soil Temperatures Can Impact Your Lawn

If you're a Georgia native, you know how unpredictable the weather can be – and there's no better example of this than our latest spring temperature trends. You may head out to your vehicle in the morning to go to work feeling a cool, crispness to the air, only to head out in the afternoon to scorching summer-like heat. Not only will most Georgians pick up on this phenomenon, but your lawn will too. 

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Controlling Grubs in North American Lawns

Did you know that white grubs could be considered one of the most damaging turf insects in the United States? That's right, grubs are one of the single-worst insects that can do damage to your lawn's health. One of the reasons they are one of the hardest insects to treat is due to their many stages of life they cycle through, and how quickly they are able to reproduce and go into hiding.
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What to Know About Warm Season Core Aeration

When you think of your routine lawn care, what comes to mind first? Maybe you think of weekly mowing, or maybe even occasionally spreading fertilizer. While those are great ways to encourage healthy a healthy lawn, one of the often-overlooked aspects of your lawn's health is soil compaction. 

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Your Springtime Watering & Mowing Guide

With spring fully in bloom and summer right around the corner, you're probably gearing up for another year of lawn mowing and watering. This is the time to for your lawn to shine, your grass will be exiting its dormant period as the soil temperatures hold above 50 degrees and you'll begin to see the vibrant green color return to your lawn. 

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Prepping Your Lawn for Spring

It's that time of year where Georgians can enjoy mornings with frosty temperatures, and by mid-afternoon begin to see temperatures in the 60s and 70s. With today being the first official day of Spring, there is no better time to begin preparing your lawn to flourish once the growing season begins! 

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Soil Compaction 101

Oftentimes, when you think of your lawn's overall health, you might jump to aspects like the color, blade length, or even the presence of bare spots. Well, just like any other plant you have in your garden, the health of the soil underneath your grass plays a huge role in your lawn's health! 

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Dealing with Winter Injury to Your Plants

In January, we went over the range of effects that December's single-digit temperatures may have had on your lawn's health. The impact of these extreme temperatures doesn't stop at your lawn - you must also consider ways that your lawn's bushes and shrubs and your garden's plants have been affected. 

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Controlling Poa Annua in Warm Season Lawns

When you think of your lawn's more troublesome weeds, what do you think of? You might think of some wicked weeds that sprout on the sides of your home that have some seriously deep roots. You also might think of an annual grass, such as crabgrass that we discussed last month, but did you know there is another annual grass that can be giving you headaches? 

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Your Guide to Recovering From Freezing Temperatures

Here in Georgia, the weather can be, at times, unpredictable to say the least. Just before we rang in the new year, areas of Metro Atlanta and North Georgia were seeing temperatures in the low teens, with wind chill making it feel even colder. 

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Preventing the Arrival of Crabgrass

Weeds can be very troublesome in any yard, and when weed growth can blend in with the grass itself, you may feel unsure about what action you can really take. One weed that behaves in this way are known as annual grasses.
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Your 2023 Lawn Care Calendar

Caring for your lawn and garden involves so much more than just mowing and watering, and taking those extra steps to ensure root health and promote growth makes all the difference. Most of the time, actions you can take to improve your lawn's growth and color need to take place regularly, and before the growing season. 

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How Horticultural Oils Improve Plant Health

As we begin to enter the winter months here in Georgia, our lawns and gardens will begin to enter their dormant periods. The dormant period will definitely come with some advantages, the obvious being you can take a good, long break from mowing your lawn regularly. One other great way to take advantage of this dormant season experienced by your lawn and garden is by making use of horticultural oils, sometimes known as "dormant oils." 

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Pre-Winter Lawn Care Tips

You may have noticed that Georgia's fall was warmer than other autumns in the past, and this wasn't necessarily a surprise. Some months in the first half of 2022 were full of record-breaking heat for the metro-Atlanta area, and this should continue well into the early winter weeks. 

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Identifying Lawn Pests in the Fall

With those humid, summer months behind us, the days of pesky mosquitoes are beginning to fall behind us as well. The arrival of cooler days does not mean our lawns will be without pests. In fact, this time of the year brings several types of pests you may not see all year around. 

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Tackling Bare Spots in Your Fescue

One of the most frustrating things to see in your lawn is a bare spot. Patchy areas where the grass just doesn't seem to grow can happen for a couple of reasons, and fixing them isn't nearly as difficult as you may think. 

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3 Ways to Tackle Leaf Removal

Here in Georgia, we are surrounded by trees, which really just means that by mid-autumn, our lawns are covered in a blanket of crunchy brown and orange leaves. Now, as much as we love this scenery, people typically don't want their lawns, driveways, sidewalks, and streets covered in leaves for too long.

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Up to Date on Flea & Tick Treatments?

Your lawn can be a host to a number of pests and insects, and with the ever ranging and unpredictable Georgia climate, pests like fleas and ticks can be a nuisance all year long. Since their livelihood relies on having a warm-blooded host, these insects are technically parasites. Controlling their presence in your lawn is crucial in keeping your family and pets safe from irritation, bites, and even disease.

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Turf Painting 101

Oftentimes when people think of turf painting, they might think of the lines that workers paint on a football field or a baseball diamond before a game, but did you know turf painting actually can be a great way to beautify your lawn? 

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