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Oct. 04, 2022 / Devon Phillips

How to Prepare Your Yard for Sod

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
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Sep. 26, 2022 / Devon Phillips

Fall Lawn Care Tips

4 Fall Lawn Care Tips 1. Keep Watering No matter whether you have a cool-season or a warm-season lawn, keep watering! Ideally, your lawn should be getting 1/2 to 3/4 an inch of water every 2 to 3 days. Supplement with additional watering if your grass is showing signs of heat stress. Watering is especially important if your lawn is
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Sep. 12, 2022 / Devon Phillips

Heat Stress in Warm Season Lawns

Last month we talked about heat stress in cool season lawns. It’s to be expected that grasses meant to grow in cooler climates would struggle in the southern summer heat, but that doesn’t make it any less frustrating. Fescue grass and Kentucky Bluegrass can take a lot of time, attention, and money to keep healthy in hotter climates. During a
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Aug. 29, 2022 / Devon Phillips

Battling Heat Stress in Cool Season Lawns

The end of the summer is nearly here, but the temperatures haven’t come down yet. You (and your lawn) are probably feeling the heat right about now! If you have a cool-season turf, such as Kentucky Bluegrass, you may be able to see the signs of heat stress taking a toll on your yard.  No need to panic! Cool season
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Aug. 15, 2022 / Devon Phillips

The Benefits of Landscaping and Lawnscaping

A healthy green lawn can do more than just give you a sense of pride. Well-maintained lawns and landscaping can actually have a lot of other benefits, too. These benefits include cleaning the air, reducing temperatures around your home, preventing erosion, and more.  Read on to learn more about the benefits of lawnscaping and landscaping. The Benefits of Grass Lawns
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Jul. 20, 2022 / Devon Phillips

Geo Zoysia vs Zeon Zoysia What’s the Difference?

You’ve been searching high and low for the perfect, thin-blade or fine-blade zoysia for your lawn. You want it to look pretty, beautiful, luxurious – all the things that will make your family members swoon when they come home each day. You’re looking for a sod that can handle significant shade but can also thrive in the sunshine. Good news
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Jun. 13, 2022 / Devon Phillips

How Much Light Does My Lawn Need?

Sunlight is one of the most important growth factors for lawns. Plants need light to photosynthesize and produce energy to grow. They can do this even without direct sunshine, but often less efficiently, and some grass may not thrive in shady spots, such as Bermuda. So, how do you know how much it needs?  If you asked a fellow gardener
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Jun. 03, 2022 / Devon Phillips

How to Prevent and Control Weeds in Your Yard

What’s the one thing you fall behind on most in the yard or garden? If your answer is weeding, then you’re not alone! It’s the most time-consuming and effortful work there is when it comes to your beautiful lawn. Weeds are competitive and can establish by reseeding or spreading roots and stems more aggressively than other plants. Additionally, seeds are
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May. 26, 2022 / Devon Phillips

Keeping New Sod Hydrated

Keeping your new sod hydrated after installation is an essential step to keeping your new lawn green and healthy. New Sod Watering Tips  Touch the ground beneath your fresh sod by peeling back a corner. Water should have reached the new sod’s soil layer, and the ground should be moist/wet with a slight “give” when walked on. The idea is
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May. 05, 2022 / Devon Phillips

How to Keep Your Dog from Damaging the Lawn

Why does my dog’s pee kill my grass?  It is a common misconception that urine’s acid causes grass to turn yellow or brown. In fact, nitrogen and salt in pee are the primary culprits. When urine contacts grass, it draws moisture from the plant cells, creating a “burn” mark. Female dogs often do more harm to grass than male dogs
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