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Clean Tools Make Beautiful Yards

You may not think it matters if you clean your tools. If they are sharp, they should work, right? However, cleaning your lawn tools not only keeps them functional for a longer amount of time, but it improves the health of your lawn.

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Choosing mulch in Marietta, GA

A perfectly-edged garden does not look finished until mulch is added, but there are many types of mulch, and it can be difficult to choose one. There are many colors and textures, and if you don’t like it, it’s difficult to change. Therefore, it is worth doing a little research before you go out and buy a load of mulch for your gardens.

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Boxwood Blight is in Georgia

Most boxwood shrubs in Georgia exist near the Atlanta area because there are more formal, estate gardens there. However, boxwoods are very popular hedges all over the United States because they are easily shaped into living fences and borders, and they are evergreen. Unfortunately, many boxwoods are dying from boxwood blight.

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High-traffic Lawn Alternatives

If you have dogs running back and forth all day along the same path in your grass, or you have children dragging feet under their play structure, you have bare spots in your lawn. It’s understandable, and growing grass in those areas is nearly impossible because the soil has become so compacted. There are high-traffic grasses that may work for some of these areas, but high-traffic doesn’t begin to describe these situations. When all else fails, it might be time to look at high-traffic lawn alternatives.

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Modern Lawn Décor

Once you get your lawn situated and growing thick and soft in the right soil conditions, it’s time to have a little fun by adding some yard décor! This does not mean you need to add pinwheels or that iconic couple bent over in the garden with their derrieres hanging out. Lawn décor can be modern and tasteful.

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Pre-emergent herbicide time has come and gone, and if you have weeds showing their ugly little faces, the time has come for post-emergent weed control.

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Sundial

It may be a bit of an error to say that sundials measure or monitor the elements. They do use the elements to measure time, so it’s in the list. Sundials use shadows that change as the Earth rotates and the sun appears to cross the sky. The shadow lands on a number, and that’s how you tell what time it is. Sundials are not an uncommon thing to see in yards, and that is because they have become very artistic. Much like bird baths, sundials are as much about design as they are function, and they make beautiful lawn ornaments.

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How to Repair a Dead Spot in Your Lawn

Grass dies for so many reasons that it is difficult to predict why it would happen to yours. However, when it does happen, there is a proper way to fix it, so you don’t have a recurrence. If you choose to sod a damaged spot in your grass, it can look as good as new in one day…if you do it right. Whether you seed or sod, repairing a dead spot in your yard is something you can do on your own or with the help of a professional lawn care service.

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How do I know if my yard needs lime?

If you don’t know what lime soil amendments are, you may be missing out on an essential way to have a healthy lawn…maybe. It all depends on the pH of your soil. Lime comes from limestone and is ground up into a powder that can be added to your soil. Lime contains calcium carbonate (the same stuff in antacids) and magnesium carbonate, and it will increase the pH of your soil, so it is less acidic. It is not a fertilizer but instead changes the growing conditions of your lawn so your lawn can use nutrients available in a better fashion.

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Germination: What Grass Needs to Grow

Planting a lawn from scratch is a rewarding process. You prep the lawn and decide exactly where borders will be. You prep gardens and sidewalks for the perfect framing. Then, you plant seeds and wait…for what seems like a long time. Then one day, you see one blade of grass. Then you see fifty. Your lawn explodes, and before you know it, it’s time to mow.

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