Some days it doesn't feel like Summer over yet here is Johns Creek and Cumming, Georgia, but it may be time for you to start thinking about and considering what you need to do to get things tidied up and ready for the transition to Fall so you aren’t overloaded with work at the last minute.
Most homeowners want to have a good looking lawn. It might not have to be the perfect lawn for everyone, but most people just want a healthy, stress tolerant, and green looking turf that adds curb appeal to their own. Plus, having a good lawn is a great place for the kids and the pets to play. So how do you grow a lawn that is tough and resistant to stressors and can make it through the daily wear and tear of weather and traffic? Here are a few of the basic, best practice lawn care tips for doing just that.
This newer term might not be very familiar to you, although you may have seen it before or heard it thrown around by lawn professionals from time to time. So what is this mysterious process or technique that sounds so intense? We are here to answer some of the basic questions regarding hydroseeding, such as what even is it?
There are a lot of steps you can take to make your Marietta, Georgia lawn beautiful and lovely. You take the time to fertilize, pull weeds, mow and water it every week, but sometimes what you do may not be enough. This can be a sign that there may be other problems at hand. Have weeds begun to take over and spread throughout your lawn? Have you applied weed controls, pesticides, fungicides and still not seen an improvement? If you find that your lawn is still about 50 or 60 percent weeds after you have done everything you can, it may be time to use more drastic measures.
While Fall itself is a ways off, and the summer is still in swing, it can be a good time to take stock of how well your yard and garden are doing to give you an idea of what kind of work you are going to want to do in preparation for Fall. To help keep you thinking ahead and keep you on your toes, here are some end of summer and pre-Fall tips to keep your property looking lovely and nicely groomed.
When you really get down to it, growing a garden is a lot more work than people think. We may like to think that all we have to do is put some seeds in the ground, pull a few weeds, and make sure to water the plants enough, but anyone who has ever done some gardening knows that that isn’t always the case. In fact, that is rarely the case.
There are some diseases and some insects that only go for either warm-season grasses or cool-season grasses, and then there are some that don’t really have a preference and will take whatever they can get as long as the conditions are right. Pythium blight is one of those fungi that doesn’t particularly care. So what is this blight that can cause problems for you in your yard? Here are some tips to identifying it, preventing it, and controlling it.
The old wives’ tale is that fairies are dancing in your yard at night resting on mushrooms. They were even said to be good luck, but most homeowners that are dealing with fairy rings don’t feel particularly lucky. So what is really happening when you see a ring of mushrooms, darker green grass, or a dead looking ring of grass? Sadly, it doesn’t have anything to do with fairies or luck.
As if there aren’t enough bugs, diseases, and other problems to worry about when it comes to taking care of your lawn, but you have to remember to watch out for spittlebugs, too! What is a spittlebug you ask? A spittlebug starts out as a small nymph bug that is about 3mm long and cocoon themselves in their own spittle to protect themselves from the sun and other predators. The typically choose to cocoon themselves in the juncture or intersection where the stem and leaves or shoots branch off. They grow tougher and larger and begin to feast on plants if not taken care of.
With such a name, you know that these little pests are likely to be able to do some damage, and you would be right. Armyworms are tough little caterpillars that have incredible appetites. They feed on basically any plants they can get their mouths on from hay to crops, and you guessed it, your lawn.