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Is This Fall?

By Jennifer | Oct 19, 2016 |

Today is October 19th, and the local weather forecasters are calling for an afternoon high of 88.  That’s a record-breaking temperature for this date in Georgia, and if you add that to the extreme heat we’ve endured all summer, as well as the ongoing drought, well, that’s a recipe for disaster when it comes to…

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The Blame Game

By Jennifer | Jan 19, 2016 |

We’ve been in business for 20 years, and here’s the truth: sometimes accidents happen and things get broken. In our case damage manifests itself in the form of broken outdoor lighting, blown over Christmas decorations, or a cracked window pane. We’ve even gotten calls from people that aren’t our clients, but they just happened to…

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The Ins & Outs of Landscape Maintenance

By Jennifer | Oct 2, 2014 | Comments Off on The Ins & Outs of Landscape Maintenance

Check out my interview, The Ins and Outs of Landscape Maintenance on Georgia State Homes, one of the top sites for Georgia real estate. We always enjoy talking to people about what we do and why we do it!

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Winter Kill in Turf

By Jennifer | Jun 13, 2014 | Comments Off on Winter Kill in Turf

Many of our clients have experienced odd behavior in their lawns this year — areas not greening up; large, dead patches; thinning in shaded areas. More than likely what these properties are showcasing is something that we’re just not used to seeing so far south, and that is Winter Kill. Dr. Clint Waltz from the…

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The Importance of Erosion Control

By Jennifer | May 6, 2014 | Comments Off on The Importance of Erosion Control

One thing is for sure: prepping for a job is just as important as the job itself. So many times we’re contacted by people who are suffering the after effects of incorrect erosion control — either on their own property or a neighboring property. And what comes trickling down (literally) can carry with it so…

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Apples to Apples

By Jennifer | Jan 13, 2014 | Comments Off on Apples to Apples

So, here’s something that we hear a lot of from folks we’ve given an installation estimate to: “I got a quote from another company, and they’re a lot cheaper.” Huh.  Well, here’s something to consider: are the competing quotes literally based on the same job?   What I mean is this — unless a potential…

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A Family-Friendly Back Yard

By Jennifer | Jan 10, 2014 | Comments Off on A Family-Friendly Back Yard

Transforming an outdoor space takes a lot of work and a lot of time — and a lot of vision.  Amanda & Ben Persons wanted their back yard to be a place where their children could play and adults could gather.  They live in a beautiful, historic Marietta home, and they wanted to extend their…

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Show Your Fescue Lawn Some Love

By Jennifer | Sep 4, 2013 |

There is no doubt that Fescue lawns took a beating this summer.  At many properties too much rain led to Brown Patch, Dollar Spot, and extremely stressed turf.  Couple that with the fact that Fescue is a cool season grass and takes enough abuse from the Georgia heat, and aerating and overseeding become even more…

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East Side Elementary Outdoor Classroom

By Jennifer | Nov 1, 2012 |

Here are a few pics of the outdoor area before we broke ground on Monday: A bit of initial progress: And today, a few more plants were added and the bench installation began.     We’ve found homes within the classroom design for plants that were already a part of the landscape at East Side,…

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School Days, School Days . . .

By Jennifer | Oct 30, 2012 |

We are SO excited to be a part of a wonderful addition to East Side Elementary here in East Cobb — an Outdoor Classroom! Yesterday, initial construction began, and hopefully within the week the major transformation will take place. East Side’s wonderful administration, AMAZING PTA, Floralis Garden Design, & Team Turf have been working for…

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