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

Fall Lawn Care Tips

White cottage with leaves on the ground

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More

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 … Read More