Archive for the ‘Landscaping Maintenance’ Category
Most of us learn from a young age about the dangers of touching poison ivy, as it can quickly quarantine you with bottle of pink calamine lotion to ease the discomfort from the itchy rash it causes. Think your exempt from the poison ivy rash? It’s not likely. According to the American Skin Association, about 85 percent of the population is allergic to poison ivy, poison sumac or poison oak. Unfortunately, there are several myths and folklore surrounding poison ivy. To ensure you stay protected from the disruptive poison ivy rash, we’ve busted the following common myths: continue reading
Shrubs, bushes and hedges are often overlooked and undervalued compared to the colorful plants and flowers in your landscape. However, your trees and shrubs offer numerous benefits. They can enhance your home’s curb appeal, provide natural privacy screens, and be an attractive complement to lawns, gardens and hardscapes.
Trees and shrubs, however, must be maintained. This is done through trimming or pruning services. Unfortunately, when trees and shrubs becomes overgrown and misshapen, there is a notable negative impact on the appearance and value of your home. continue reading
A swimming pool in your backyard can provide hours of enjoyment for your family. However, many pool owners are concerned about the effects of chlorinated water on their surrounding landscape. After all, kids frequently splash water outside the pool and onto your grass and sometimes it is necessary to drain the pool to undergo repairs. Does chlorine affect the health of your turf?
The concern of pool water on your landscape is a valid one. Chlorine is a strong chemical that could disrupt the soil’s healthy chemical balance. Pool water also contains antimicrobials that have a rather high pH level. If your pool water regularly soaks your grass, can this acidic environment prevent optimal plant growth? continue reading
It won’t be long until the summer heat kicks in and your landscaping worries begin. The Georgia summers can certainly take toll on grasses, plants and flowers. However, you don’t have to settle for a faded and lackluster garden just because the temperatures got hot.
Here are some tips to ensure your garden remains cool, vibrant and lush during the heat of summer:
Giving your garden water is not something you want to miss during the hottest days of summer. In fact, you will likely need to increase the frequency and duration of your watering methods, whether this means dragging out the hose more often or adjusting the timer on your irrigation system. Keep in mind that watering in the early morning is the best way to drench dry roots before the sun evaporates your efforts. continue reading
Countless Georgia yards are covered in Zoysia grass. Zoysia is a highly durable grass that looks full and attractive as well. Unfortunately, no grass is perfect. Zoysia is known having a harmful and unsightly disease called Zoysia Brown Patch. This is especially common in the late spring after a wet winter or when damp, overcast weather frequently occurs. You’ll confirm Zoysia Brown Patch when you notice that some areas of your turf are not greening up like the rest of your yard during the spring. continue reading