Archive for the ‘Seasonal Planting’ Category
Warmer temperatures are finally within reach, which means your spring landscape is ready to reveal itself. How vibrant do you expect your landscape to be this spring? If you are concerned about the revival of your lawn after months of cold weather, there are things you can do. Here are six action steps you can take now to improve your chances for a healthy and beautiful landscape once spring officially arrives. continue reading
Do you put your landscape on hold until winter ends and spring arrives? We often assume that a bright, colorful landscape is only for warm weather months. However, since Georgia offers a relatively mild winter, we don’t always have to resort to a completely bleak and barren yard. While many trees and perennials will still enter their dormant state during the winter, there are also several flowers that can successfully bloom in your garden to brighten your landscape (and mood) despite the cold outside. continue reading
The fall season is closing in and winter is quickly approaching. Are you prepared? More specifically, is your landscape prepared? The fall is the perfect time to give your lawn some TLC while preparing it for dormant winter months. In fact, what you do for your plants and grass before cold temperatures set in can make a drastic difference in how your landscape revives in the spring. Don’t make the mistake of waiting or neglecting to prep your landscape for the winter.
Your lawn and irrigation should get a good tune-up and maintenance during the fall. This includes checking your irrigation and drainage in your yard. Due to the increased moisture during fall and the active stage of your lawn’s root system, this is a good time to maintain, renovate or replace turf. Thatching, aerating and fertilization should be considered before the winter makes an entrance. continue reading
Many homeowners enjoy living on land where deer and other wildlife are free to roam. However, when deer become frequent visitors to your yard, it can pose a real threat to your landscape vegetation. Spring flowers are a known snack for deer, rabbits and other critters. In fact, it can be especially frustrating to spend the money and time on planting bulbs, only to watch them get eaten away within hours or days after you see them bloom.
Do you have to sacrifice your colorful spring blooms to Bambi each year? Not necessarily, but it is important to choose the right spring flowers if you want to keep the wildlife away. The following are known as deer-resistant bulbs: continue reading
The autumn season brings pumpkin spice lattes, college football and many other fall favorites. While you may be relieved to trade in your flip flops for boots and let the colorful leaves fill your yard, don’t forget that the changing season also demands a few maintenance steps within your landscape. In fact, neglecting your outdoor space could sabotage the hard work you’ve done through the spring and summer if you are not careful.
As the temperatures start to fall, your landscape growth and nutrient demand will also decrease. However, that doesn’t mean that you can just leave it alone. In order to ensure your yard is protected through the winter and vibrant again in the spring, take the following maintenance measures sooner rather than later: continue reading