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Andy Batcheller

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Top Gardening Trends for 2018

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The first hints of Spring are in the air, and many of us like to dream up new ideas for our landscapes.  Looking for inspiration?  Here are some top gardening trends for 2018:

More Handy Tips for Protecting your Trees and Plants from Cold Weather

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As we continue to experience cold weather snaps, it’s a reminder that winter can be tough on landscapes. However, there are many preventative measures you can take to protect your landscape during cold weather.

How to Help Your Landscape Survive the Extreme Cold Temperatures

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Atlanta has experienced very cold weather recently, with temperatures well below average this time of year. But you can help your favorite landscape features survive the cold.  Here are the top three ways to protect your valuable trees and plants from the extreme weather:

The Best Time to Plant Spring Bulbs

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The weather outside is frightful, but it’s the BEST time of year to plant spring bulbs. The rule of thumb for Spring-flowering bulbs is to plant after the first freeze.

5 Tips for Creating the Perfect Seasonal Front Entryway

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The holiday season is about to ramp up in a big way – is your front entryway ready?

Tech Gadgets for your Garden

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If you want to become a better gardener through better information - or if you want technology that makes it easier to care for your landscape - it may be time to add some of these gadgets to your holiday wish list.

Can Good Landscaping Lower Your Power Bill?

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When it comes to a good landscape, your return on investment can go beyond curb appeal. A good landscape can also help reduce your power bills throughout the year. In fact, the U.S. Department of Energy reports shade trees can save an average household between $100 and $250 in energy costs annually.

Water Restrictions in Atlanta Reduced to Drought Level 1

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Good news! Water restrictions in metro Atlanta counties have been reduced from Drought Level 2 to Drought Level 1 – just in time for planting, aeration and overseeding season.

Tips on How to Help Your Landscape Survive the Summer Heat

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Meteorologists at The Weather Channel predicted a “warmer than average” summer for the southeastern U.S., and so far they’ve been right! While we can take respite in the pool or air conditioning, your landscape has to endure the elements 24/7. Here are some interesting facts and handy tips on how to help your landscape survive the summer heat.