What is Lawn Aeration? 

Lawn aeration is an important lawn maintenance process that can help promote good yard health. Core aeration is the most common aeration practice, and it’s one that Legacy Turf Farms recommends for our customers here in Georgia! A core aeration machine mechanically removes plugs or “cores” of soil from a lawn. This allows for air and water to permeate further … Read More

Can You Install Sod in the Winter?

Whether or not you can install sod in the winter depends on a few different factors. While sod is an easy way to transform your yard into a beautiful and green landscape, there are risks to installing in the winter that you should take into consideration. Depending on where you live, winter weather can be harsh. It’s important to consider … Read More

5 Winter Lawn Care Tips

During the spring and summer, our lawns are often on our minds. These are the times of year that we want to be outside enjoying them, so they get a lot of attention. But if you want that beautiful lawn in May and June there is a lot you can do to help in December and January! Here are some … Read More

Why Buying Certified Sod Matters

Did you know that there is a difference between certified and uncertified turf grass? It’s more than just a fancy title! The Georgia Crop Improvement Association (GCIA) is a non-profit organization. They are an agency dedicated to preserving the overall wellness of the green industry in the state of Georgia! GCIA turf inspectors are trained to identify noxious weeds, off-type … Read More

Improving Your Lawn’s Drainage

The Atlanta area gets more than 40 inches of annual rainfall… how well does your lawn stand up against the rainy Georgia weather? If your lawn is a muddy mess during the rainy season, you’re not alone. It may feel like an uphill battle (especially if your lawn isn’t graded properly) but there are things you can do to prevent … Read More

Bermudagrass on Steroids

local football friend with new sod

Bermudagrass on Steroids: John Clintsman & the Tahoma 31 Renovation at Ensworth School   Excerpts from the Making the Turn podcast interview:   To listen to the entire podcast, CLICK HERE   Thinking of switching out your turf to Tahoma 31? In  May 2020, Head of Grounds John Clintsman oversaw the renovation of the football field at Ensworth School. The … Read More

Tips for Dry, Stressed Lawns as Cold Weather Approaches

Before and after of a newly sodded lawn

  Insufficient production and storage of photosynthates during the fall transition into dormancy can translate to issues during spring green-up.  Drought stressed turfgrass in August 2016 (Left) was able to recover prior to dormancy following appreciable rainfall (Right). However, we are seeing drought-stressed turfgrass in September of 2019 and the dormancy transition is quickly approaching.  Photo by Clint Waltz, UGA. … Read More

A Peek Inside Legacy Turf Farms

Legacy Turf Farms Where Good Land Begins

A peek inside… Legacy Turf Farms   “Legacy Turf Farms is proud of our history dating back over a century. We believe our land is a special part of the Cartersville community and the turfgrass industry.” ~ Lee Shaw, CEO of Legacy Turf Farms     The Shaw family has been well known in the Northwest Georgia corridor for over … Read More

How Much Water is Too Much? Know the Signs of Overwatering

Grass with water droplets

The three main ingredients for a healthy lawn are fertilizer, sunlight, and plenty of water. However, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing! Overwatering your lawn can lead to fungal growth, insect infestations, and an overgrowth of weeds. Here are some of the most common signs that your lawn is getting too much water.   1. … Read More

How to Prepare Your Yard for Sod

Man installing sod on a lawn

The hardest part of laying sod actually happens before you even receive your order. Preparing your land is by far the most labor-intensive part of the process… and there’s nothing worse than doing it the wrong way. You want to make sure that you’re doing it properly so you don’t have to redo it, or worse, have your sod die … Read More