Soil quality is vital to the growth of all plants. If your plants never seem to do as well as you think they should, it could be caused by poor soil quality. How do you determine what kind of soil you have? How can you improve the quality of your soil? We're going to share some simple, easy to use tips for testing and improving the soil in your landscape. Keep reading to learn more!
You've decided to free up some extra time in your busy week by hiring a lawn care service for your yard. Your first lawn care 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.
You've landed your first landscaping job with a professional landscape company. Awesome! So what now? What should you expect and how can you prepare for your first day at work as a landscaper? Is it any different from doing yard work around your own house? We're going to look at these questions and give you some tips about how you can prepare for your first day working as a landscaper.
Paver stone hardscapes make a beautiful addition to your property's landscape. Pavers come in many different shapes, patterns, and sizes. To make sure you enjoy your hardscapes and get the most out of them, here are a few tips for planning and caring for new a new paver stone hardscape.
Annual flowers fill your landscape with bright, vibrant, colors that liven up your property. There are annuals for the warm seasons and annuals for the cool seasons. We're going to share some tips for arranging your annual flower displays like a pro!
The Bagworm is a perennial insect that gets its name from the silken bag it constructs around itself for protection. Bagworms can strip a plant bare, killing entire trees. They can spread from one plant to another rapidly. If left untreated, bagworms will leave only a skeleton plant behind everywhere they go. They camouflage themselves to look like a part of the plant. Bagworms often prefer evergreen trees, and they can easily be mistaken for pine cones at a distance.
Fire ants are seriously aggravating pests. Aside from the regular annoyances that come with other kinds of ants, fire ants pack a painful bite that itches for days. Kids and pets often end up covered with these pesky insects after disturbing the colony's mound. Any damage to the mound results in hundreds or thousands of soldier ants rushing out to defend the colony. A hand, foot, or a pet's paw accidentally going into a fire ant mound for just a second will come out swarmed. Not to mention, those mounds they create stick out like a sore thumb. Even if you avoid disturbing any of them, the mounds are an eyesore rising out above the grass on your lawn. Thankfully there are ways you can control and reduce the number of fire ants on your property though. But first, it's important to understand that totally ridding a property of fire ants forever is an unrealistic goal, especially if the area has been a long-time habitat for them. You can definitely put a large dent in their numbers and make a very noticeable difference. Once you reduce the total population in your yard, long-term control becomes manageable. Keep reading to learn what you can do to combat fire ants in your yard!
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.