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Andy Batcheller

Owner of Handy Andy Outdoors
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Water Restrictions Update for North Atlanta

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As the weather heats up and flowers start to bloom, many of our clients start asking themselves…. “Should I be watering my lawn and garden??”

Handy Outdoor Fireplace, Fire Pit Safety Tips

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Fall is in the air, and many of us are looking forward to gathering around an outdoor fire feature with friends and family. Whether you’re roasting marshmallows or simply star gazing, outdoor fire places and fire pits spark great memories. 

Landscape Lighting with LEDs

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LEDs have revolutionized how we light the inside of our homes – and the practicality and energy savings associated with this preferred light source can benefit your landscape, too!  Here are the top three benefits of using LED lights in your landscape:

Trends to Watch: WiFi-Enabled Irrigation

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Want to water with your WiFi? A hot landscaping tech trend to watch is irrigation systems you can control remotely from your smartphone, tablet or computer.  These systems offer features such as local weather updates, so you can adjust your water schedule accordingly. 

What’s eating your plants?

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Have you ever stared at your garden and wondered, “What’s eating my plants??” Unfortunately, the downside of Georgia’s wonderful ecosystem is the number of critters that view your landscape as a buffet.  Here are some handy tips on identifying what might be chewing on your landscape, and how to prevent further damage.

Do’s and Don’ts for Creating Walkways and Garden Paths

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Not only are walkways and garden paths convenient, pathways can highlight certain landscape features while diverting attention away from imperfections.

How to Attract the RIGHT Wildlife to Your Landscape

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Like it or not, you’re not the only one living at your address. From songbirds to snakes, landscapes are also home to a variety of local wildlife.  Here are tips to ensure you’re attracting the right kind of wildlife into your surroundings – and discouraging the kind that may be harmful.

Why Landscape with Native Plants in Georgia

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The heat and humidity we experience every summer can be intense – for us, our clients and the landscapes we nurture. But do you want an insiders tip on how to create a healthy landscape that can easily withstand Georgia’s summers?  The answer: landscape with plants native to this region. 

10 Tips on Easy,Fun Outdoor Entertaining

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Summertime means a more relaxed attitude about entertaining.  As the party moves outside there is less worry about crumbs, spills and stains. 

The Best Time to Treat for White Grubs is June and July

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In Georgia, white grubs can be spotted in early Spring – however that’s not the best time to treat for this pest. If you have a white grub infestation, treatment should be applied in June or July.  Here is some handy information about these pests, including how to identify and treat these grubs.