You've decided to free up some extra time in your busy week by hiring a lawn care service. Your first service visit is coming up and you're wondering what you might need to do to prepare your property for service. Here's a quick rundown on some things you should do to get your yard ready for your lawn service. Proper preparation will result in a smoother service experience for you and less frustration for your lawn crew. These are some general guidelines that you can use regardless of who your service provider is.
Proper irrigation is a vital part of keeping your lawn lush, green, and healthy. This is especially true here in Middle Georgia where we often experience extended dry periods with high temperatures during the summer. It is critical to keep your irrigation system performing at its best during these times. Having an annual inspection will make sure your system works like it is supposed to all summer long. The best part is, it can also save you money in several ways too! Keep reading to learn more about the importance of annual irrigation inspections and see how much they can save you.
Spring has sprung here in Middle Georgia! Your lawn should be waking up from dormancy if it hasn't greened up already. Springtime is very important in the turf management process. Many of us need something like coffee to help us wake up in the morning. You also have a better day when you get started out on the right foot. This is true for your lawn as well. It needs some help waking up in the spring; the equivalent of morning for turf. Having a good start in the spring helps your grass have a better season throughout the year. Today we're going to look at how you can give your lawn a strong start this spring.
It's springtime and with the warm daytime temperatures, you probably expect your lawn should be fully out of dormancy by now. However, we've been noticing a number of yards around Middle Georgia that haven't greened-up all the way yet. You may feel concerned if this is the case in your yard, but don't panic. It probably isn't anything to be concerned about. In this post, we're going to take a look at what could be keeping your lawn from fully exiting dormancy during this time of the year. We'll also discuss some things that you should be keeping an eye out for as your yard continues to wake up.
Spring is here and with warm season weather comes warm season weeds. If you are looking to keep weeds out of your lawn, professional weed control services are the way to go. You might be wondering if you can get a one time application made to kill the weeds and then be good for the rest of the season. After all, once the weeds are all dead, they can't produce more, right? It's actually a bit more complex than that. There is a reason why turf management and weed control is a science with entire labs and research teams dedicated specifically to studying it. In this post we are going to explore why one-time treatments may not be the best option to choose if you want the best results for your lawn.
Take-all patch disease is caused by a root-infecting, soil-borne fungus, Gaeumannomyces graminis f.sp. avenae. Take-all patch appears as a brown, circular patch in the turf. It can ruin the appearance of large areas of turf in a fairly short amount of time, if it is left untreated. On sports fields take-all patch can ruin the playability of the turf as well. This is especially true for golf courses. A small case of take-all patch on the greens can quickly become an out-of-control nightmare across the entire course. It can cover great distances, spreading rapidly on shoes, golf cart tires, golf balls, and other equipment as golfers play-through the course.
Sports fields aren't the only turf areas where take-all patch causes problems and creates an eyesore though. It's also a common and very frustrating issue that many homeowners deal with in their own yard. Understanding take-all patch is an important step in learning how to reduce the chances of your lawn becoming a victim.
By: William Adams
In 09/2018 William started at Real Turf working in the field having never done manual labor before. He wasn't expected to last the first day. Terry recognized ways William could benefit the company more, and after 5 months of working full-time on lawn service and enhancement crews, William was given a position doing digital marketing, IT, & quality control work.