We got started in our last blog post with understanding more about organic fertilizers and what they have to offer. For this second part in this blog series, we are going to focus more on chemical fertilizers and the pros and cons they have offer. Feel free to review the previous post to help you compare the differences between the two types of fertilizers and make the right choice for you and your needs.
There are a lot of different opinions on what types of fertilizers you should use, what their benefits are compared to one another, and the eco-friendly nature of the two. With all the huff and competing trains of thought on the topic, it can be hard to get to the base of the conflict and understand what exactly is going on.
Worms might not be the most fabulous looking creatures, but they do some important work for nature and for your Atlanta, Georgia lawn and garden. Maybe you don’t believe it yet, perhaps because all you can think of when you hear about worms is when your brother or cousin chased you around with them when you were younger, but check out some of the fascinating information about earthworms below and you will likely change your tune.
Spring is around the corner here in Alpharetta and Cumming and after a cold, rainy, and icy winter your lawn has taken a beating. The soil is compacted and the grass appears to have thined over the winter due to erosion. The best thing you can do for you lawn is a Core Aeration.
The pests that can really do a serious number on your plants in Alpharetta, Georgia, are slugs. These slimy little guys and gals chomp their way through your vegetable plants and your greenery with a steady gait that is to be admired by any food expert. Here is a quick guide to help you get to know some important things about slugs and how to get them out of your garden.
Warning : Wait to Scalp till After April 1st!!
There is Still a Risk of Frost that can Damage Your Lawn.
Most homeowners know a lot about mowing their lawn, some of it based on science, and some based on tradition. There are things that many people do in the Milton and Johns Creek area, that are not the best practice for lawn care, but they don’t see a reason to change. Other people want to know exactly the best practices so they can keep a rich, lovely lawn as often as possible.
Having a lawn is a great thing, but sometimes it can quickly eat up money when you have to water nearly the entirety of your property to keep it green throughout the hot summer days. We put together some of the best ways to reduce your water bill and your lawn costs this year in this two-part blog. Check out last week’s post if you haven’t already, and try out some of the tips below to start saving the big bucks!
While nature is an incredible thing to experience, with all its unique beauty, colors, and creations, there is always an element of danger when out taking in the sights, sounds, and smells of it. Not only do you have to worry about the danger of intense weather conditions and sudden natural phenomenons, but even some of the very plants pose a risk to those that venture out.
If you have a shady lawn in Alpharetta or Atlanta, Georgia, as in it doesn’t get a lot of sunshine, not that other kind of shady, it may be a challenge to get it whipped into shape. Many plants want or need a decent amount of sunshine in order to grow, be strong, and thrive where they are. When you are faced with large portions of your lawn being in shade more often than not, you may have many failed attempts to take control of your lawn and make it into a place you enjoy spending time. Here are some great ideas and tricks to help you make your shady property into a beautifully landscaped outdoor living space.
When it comes to designing your landscape and deciding on the best plants to include in your flower gardens and raised beds, it can be difficult to know exactly what to do. The good news is that professionals, researchers and even some scientists have done much of the work for you. In fact, there are lists and data backing up many plants as being great candidates for your Georgia lawn based on ease of care, water use, and climatization. If you are looking for plants that grow well and thrive in Georgia, you can count on the following to perform well for you! We found some of our favorites and thought we would share them with you as you think about creating a beautiful landscape for your home this year!