New sod grass is very vulnerable immediately after it has been laid. Caring for your new sod properly over the next couple of weeks and beyond is vital to protecting the investment you made in it and the long-term health of your sod. Following the care instructions in this guide will help give your sod the best start possible so that it will grow lush and green for years to come! This is especially important in the summer here in the Macon, Warner Robins, and Perry area of Middle Georgia.
Remember, if you have any questions or concerns about your new sod, we're always happy to help, even if we weren't the ones who laid it. Keep reading to learn how to take care of your new sod!
How to Improve Soil Quality
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!
How to Get Rid of Weeds in Your Grass
You've probably seen a lawn in your neighborhood and wondered why their grass looks so good. It looks like a perfect green carpet across the yard. If you look close you'll probably find there are little to no weeds in their grass. They are using some type of weed control to get rid of weeds in their grass.
Weed control is one of the most important parts of getting your lawn to look that good. Why does weed control matter and how can you get rid of weeds in your grass? Keep reading to find out.
Preparing for a Turf Treatment
You're serious about outdoing the neighbor's lawn, so you signed up for turf treatment services. Now your first visit is scheduled. What do you need to do to get ready for a lawn treatment application? Is there anything you should be aware of? Today, we're going to talk about what should be done to prepare your lawn for a treatment application service visit.
This year has been one of the worst in Middle Georgia for armyworm infestations. We have seen multiple yards get hit by armyworms this year. It is important to be on the lookout for sign of these pests. They can infest your lawn and ruin your grass almost overnight. They come in large numbers, hence the name armyworms. This army of mouths is always hungry and will devour turf very quickly. They reproduce rapidly, so a case of armyworms in one yard can quickly spread throughout the entire neighborhood. In this post, we'll look at some signs of armyworms to keep your eyes out for and what to do if you spot them.
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 Tips to Kickstart Your Lawn
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.
Why Your Lawn hasn't Greened-Up Yet
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.
Turf Diseases - Take All Patch
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.