Jan. 31, 2023 / Devon Phillips
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
Jan. 15, 2023 / Devon Phillips
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
Dec. 27, 2022 / Devon Phillips
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
Dec. 13, 2022 / Devon Phillips
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
Nov. 28, 2022 / Devon Phillips
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
Nov. 15, 2022 / Devon Phillips
Bermudagrass on Steroids
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
Nov. 01, 2022 / Devon Phillips
Tips for Dry, Stressed Lawns as Cold Weather Approaches
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.
Oct. 21, 2022 / Devon Phillips
A Peek Inside Legacy Turf Farms
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
Oct. 18, 2022 / Devon Phillips
How Much Water is Too Much? Know the Signs of Overwatering
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Feb. 23, 2022 / Devon Phillips
February: Prevent Weeds Before They Start Growing
When is the right time to apply a pre-emergent weed killer to your lawn? Look for two signals coming directly from nature: a budding dogwood tree, or a flowering forsythia bush. These two things give us a signal. They show that the soil is the right temperature for weeds to begin sprouting beneath the soil. The rule of thumb is
Oct. 06, 2021 / Devon Phillips
Fall Lawn Tips
Ah, fall. The start of school, football, and… shorter hours of sunlight. It’s always tough for us to adjust to those limited hours of sunlight as we come home from work and make dinner. But, the limited hours of sunlight affect our grass just as much — if not more so! Once we reach the point of less than 12 hours of sun in a day, this sends a signal to your warm-season sodded lawn to slow down its growth.
Nov. 06, 2020 / Devon Phillips
3 Ways to Protect Sod From Frost
When a temporary frost sweeps across your lawn, there are potential side effects that could take place. Here in Georgia, we don’t have too much to worry about in terms of hard frost and snow. But, freezing temperatures can still cause stress to your turf grass if not handled properly. Most damage can be avoided if you are conscious of these best practices.
Mar. 04, 2020 / Devon Phillips
How to Survive the Rainy Season
Many homeowners have seen front or back yards flooding, and many more yards are still soggy with standing water. What does all of this excess water mean for your beloved lawn? Well, it could make it more susceptible to disease, stress, or damage. To get you ahead of the curve, we’ve put together some of the most tried and true methods to make sure your lawn survives the rainy season.
Feb. 25, 2020 / Emma Johnson
Soil testing is a cheap and effective way to see if there is something you are missing. If you’ve fertilized, watered, and done all the right things, what could it be?
Jan. 27, 2020 / Emma Johnson
Can You Lay Dormant Sod?
You may be surprised to learn that some of your yard projects can be done during the cold, dead of winter, such as laying new turf. Bermudagrass is a sturdy choice to be harvested and installed in your yard no matter what the season.
Dec. 16, 2019 / Devon Phillips
See me rollin’…
It has been a great year at Legacy Turf Farms, and we want to thank you for your business. Legacy Turf Farms is bringing in the new Autostack Roll Harvester, called the Firefly R300 Automatix. We are excited about what this new machine means for our business. The new harvester will produce mini-rolls, which most of you are already familiar