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Sep. 15, 2023 / Devon Phillips

Fall Armyworms and How to Prevent Them

What are Fall Armyworms? Lush, green lawns are always delightful to behold. However, maintaining these healthy expanses of greenery requires diligence from the onset of selection, installation, and care, which includes dealing with an array of potential pests. One such pest that Georgia homeowners and turf managers commonly grapple with is the fall armyworm.   Armyworms are destructive pests known
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Jul. 30, 2023 / Devon Phillips

How Much Should You Water Your Lawn In The Summer?

Summer season can be a challenging time for homeowners and landscapers alike when it comes to maintaining lush, green lawns. Providing the right amount of water remains an ongoing quest for most. But in the heat of the summer, exactly how much should you water your lawn? This post will guide you through ideal watering practices for different types of
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Jul. 15, 2023 / Devon Phillips

How To Repair Patches And Bare Spots In Your Lawn

Maintaining a perfect lawn isn’t just about proper mowing; it’s about addressing issues promptly. If you’ve observed patches or bare spots in your lawn, this guide will provide you with insights on how to restore your lawn to its lush green glory. Our Legacy Turf Farms has all the resources you need to rehabilitate your lawn, starting from our Sod
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Jun. 30, 2023 / Devon Phillips

Should You Overseed a Sod Lawn?

Overseeding a lawn is a common practice that often stirs up a lot of questions among homeowners. One of the most frequent questions is, “Should you overseed a sod lawn?” The answer to this question is nuanced, and the decision will depend on the specific circumstances and needs of your lawn. We want to help you understand when you should
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Jun. 15, 2023 / Devon Phillips

The Benefits of Sod vs Grass Seed for Establishing a Lawn

Establishing a lush, vibrant lawn is a cherished goal for many homeowners and landscape enthusiasts. This achievement, however, often invites a crucial question: Should one opt for sod or grass seed? Each approach has its advantages, but understanding your specific requirements, timelines, and aesthetic goals will guide you to the optimal choice. Let’s dive into the advantages of both methods,
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May. 15, 2023 / Devon Phillips

Types Of Zoysia Grass

Zoysia grass is a popular choice for homeowners due to its ability to withstand heat, drought, and heavy foot traffic. It’s also known for its lush, carpet-like appearance. However, not all Zoysia grasses are created equal. There are several different types of Zoysia grass, each with its own unique characteristics and care requirements. In this article, we’ll explore some of
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Apr. 14, 2023 / Devon Phillips

Mowing Height Matters!

Maintaining a healthy, lush lawn is a point of pride for many homeowners. However, achieving and maintaining a beautiful lawn requires proper care and attention. One of the most important aspects of lawn care is mowing your grass to the right height. In this article, we’ll explore why mowing your grass to the right height is so important and why
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Mar. 28, 2023 / Devon Phillips

How to Measure Your Yard for Sod

Measuring your yard’s square footage is an essential step when buying sod. It helps you to determine the amount of sod required for your lawn, which in turn helps you to calculate the cost of sod and the quantity of soil, fertilizer, and other materials that you may need. In this blog post, we will explain the process of how
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Mar. 13, 2023 / Devon Phillips

Identifying and Treating Lawn Fungus

Maintaining a beautiful, lush lawn requires regular care and attention, including watering, fertilizing, and mowing. However, even with proper maintenance, your lawn may be susceptible to various fungal diseases. Lawn grass fungus can cause unsightly brown patches, thinning grass, and even death of the grass blades. In this article, we will discuss how to identify some of the most common
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Feb. 22, 2023 / Devon Phillips

When & Why to Fertilize Your Lawn

Are You Feeding the Weeds, or Feeding Your Lawn? You’re excited for spring. You’re gearing up for warmer weather — though it may be a few weeks away, yet. You’ve planned ahead and you’re treating the lawn with a head-start fertilizer, making sure it will have enough nutrients for a healthy start.    But wait! Early spring is actually too
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Feb. 14, 2023 / Devon Phillips

Controlling Weeds in the Spring

Do you find yourself picking weeds while you chat with your neighbor outside? Do you find you want to call TruGreen or some other treatment company on Saturday night after you’ve spent all day spraying, whacking, and pulling weeds?  If you are in this situation, you’re probably hoping to find an herbicide to take care of your weed problem. Rather
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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.
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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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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Feb. 25, 2020 / Emma Johnson

Soil Testing

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?
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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.
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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
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