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Monday, January 30, 2017 @ 02:01 PM
posted by Brad Pannone

Cumming GA LandscapersIn Georgia, we certainly don’t see our landscape covered in white very often. Therefore, we don’t have to worry much with snow mold or other serious lawn conditions caused by weeks of deep snow. However, Georgia residents do typically get a fun “snow day” at least once or twice during the winter. While you may be strictly thinking about getting your milk and bread and building a fire, there are some good and bad effects on your lawn that you should consider. Here’s what you need to know: continue reading

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015 @ 01:07 PM
posted by Brad Pannone

Lawn Care Services in Cumming GARegardless of its size, your backyard can be a place that you love to enjoy. The right landscaping design is often all that is needed to transform a small, never-used space into a backyard that meets your needs. Here is a guideline of steps to follow to get more out of your small yard.

#1 Clean Up: Homeowners are often amazed at how much bigger their yard really is after a good yard clean up. Trimming your existing shrubs and trees, edging your lawn and cleaning out unwanted brush, leaves, stones and debris can instantly create the illusion of a bigger yard. This is particularly important if you do not plan on clearing out existing trees or bushes.

#2 Think About Your Purpose: Before you begin your landscape design, consider how you want your backyard to be used. Will it be a place for entertaining, a recreation area for the kids, a relaxing oasis or an area to garden?

#3 Work From the Outside In: It is a good idea to work from the borders of your yard to the interior space. Consider your fencing options and whether or not you want a built fence or a natural fencing option. If you are planting trees or shrubs to border your lawn, be sure to select those that are proportionate and not too overwhelming. Your interior can be considered next, which includes any plans for a patio or other hardscape.

#4 Add Flowers: Flowers are an excellent addition to a small space. They do not have to be elaborate. Even a few flowers or hanging baskets can do wonders for the aesthetics of your small space and they provide a colorful, welcoming environment.

To discover the possibilities of your small backyard, it is best to call a professional. You may not be considering the landscape design ideas that could truly transform your space. Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping offers excellent design tips as well as yard cleaning services at an affordable rate.

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Monday, September 22, 2014 @ 12:09 PM
posted by Brad Pannone

Yard Cleanup Service in Cumming GAHas your backyard become overgrown or out of control during the summer months? Not only will your neighbors welcome a yard clean up, but you can also start taking advantage of a more functional yard after a little lawn maintenance and pruning. Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping is a full service landscaping company that can not only design your dream backyard but they can provide a quality yard clean up service as well. A professional yard cleaning can include redefining your bed lines, heavy pruning of bushes and hedges and much more.

Choosing a one-time yard cleanup service to begin the Fall season offers a big return on a small investment. The most obvious advantage is clearly the aesthetic improvement of a more defined, functional and appreciated backyard. By letting a landscaping professional handle the heavy pruning and cleaning, it also makes it much easier for homeowners to maintain their landscape throughout the season. Many bushes and plants need proper pruning to be able to grow and thrive best. You can give your landscape the boost it needs to produce the appealing Fall foliage you had hoped for.

While cleaning up your yard, a landscaping expert can also identify problem areas in your landscape that may need attention. Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping are equipped to provide a full range of services including drainage solutions, mulch installation, irrigation services and more to customers who want to give their yard the best opportunity for success this Fall. How does your yard look now? Could it use a clean-up?

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Monday, June 23, 2014 @ 09:06 PM
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Drainage Solutions in Cumming GADo you wish you could enjoy your lush green yard this summer, yet find yourself focusing on the circular patches of brown grass instead? If you have brown patches in your lawn, the first step to is to determine whether or not they are symptoms of lawn disease. ‘Brown patch” is a common lawn disease that will require fungicide treatment before you can be at ease looking at your landscape again.

How can you tell if it is disease?

Not all brown patches are fungus. Brown spots can be a result of several environmental factors as well. Yards with poor drainage can cause root rot in specific areas, which may produce spots of dead grass. Also, hard soil or soil that is compacted beneath new sod will also lead to brownish patches on the grass surface. Lastly, your brown circles of grass may simply be a result of the urinating habits of your neighbor’s dog.

There are, however, some telltale signs of brown patches related to disease. True symptoms of brown patch spots are usually small to begin with. However, in warm weather they tend to enlarge quickly. The diseased patch will look like a doughnut – a ring of light brown grass with a small patch of green grass in the center. Individual grass blades will be brown down to the crown, yet the crown will remain green. Additionally, you may notice a white fungal web at the edge of your brown patch during early summer mornings when it is damp and hot.

What can you do?

Although the fungus itself that causes brown patch can never be completely eliminated, there are ways you can control brown patches and strengthen your lawn to make it less susceptible to the disease.

Water: It is important to water at the right time. Since brown patch needs 14-16 hours of wet leaf surface to reproduce itself, water only after the dew has dried in the morning.

Fertilize: You can help keep the grass strong by fertilizing only when the grass needs it: during the cool months for fescue and during the warm months for bermuda grass.

Apply Fungicide: Your lawn disease can be controlled with fungicides. Several are labeled for brown patch control. It is important to make sure you have a positive identification on what is truly causing your brown spots. Professionals, such as Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping can help determine the true cause of your problem before you invest in lawn treatments. Curing brown patch in a lawn may require an application of fungicide every 14 days. On average a lawn fungicide will cost you up to $20 per 1000 square feet per application.

Healthy green grass often depends on your awareness of areas that are struggling to thrive or that appear brown or dull. Even a small brown circle in your yard might be the result of a lawn disease that needs prompt and professional attention before it’s too late.

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Monday, February 24, 2014 @ 09:02 PM
posted by Brad Pannone

If you live in Georgia, you likely experienced the surprise of a recent snow and ice storm this winter. Considering that most schools, businesses and roads were not prepared, it is assumed that most lawns were not prepared for the snow storm as well. However, the winter is not over, and now is the time for homeowners to be aware of ways they can prevent damage to plants from snow and ice. It is important to note that in most cases, a few inches of natural or windblown snow is nothing to worry about in your landscape. In fact, snow can act as the perfect insulator as it blankets your mulch. As the snow melts, it provides needed moisture and water to dry winter plants. However, if a winter storm is coming your way and ice is predicted, plant and tree damage are at stake. Ice accumulation can cause bent or broken tree limbs and be devastating for your garden. Here is what you need to know to prepare your yard for snow and ice:

Move the Movable Under Cover: This is perhaps the most obvious, but all of your container plants should be moved to a shed or porch for proper protection.

Tie Up Limbs: Use plant netting to tie up the branches of soft plants and conifers that are easily broken or bent by the weight of a snowfall.

Keep Off Grass: This may be difficult if you have children who want to run and play in the snow covered grass right away. However, be warned that grass is fragile, easily uprooted and even susceptible to fungal disease when it is beneath inches of snow.

Avoid Salt: Safety is first for your cars on your driveway. However, it is important to note that if the salt runs off your driveway, it can damage your lawn. Instead, use kitty litter or sand as a way to improve traction on your driveways and walkways.

If you need help protecting your lawn from winter weather or if you have questions regarding specific winter landscape maintenance, it is recommended that you contact a professional landscaping company. Pannone’s Lawn Pros & Landscaping has the necessary skills and experience to properly protect your grass, plants and trees from a winter storm. If you notice limb damage after ice or snow, be careful not to try and remove the ice immediately, which could lead to further damage and broken limbs. Waiting until the ice melts, and sometimes waiting until Spring approaches, is the best action plan to ensure your landscape is restored best.

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