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Andy Batcheller

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Make Your Outdoor Space Your Happy Place with an Entertainment Space, Fire Pit and Patio Heaters

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It’s a scientific fact: Spending time outside will make you happier.  


Fall is the Perfect Time to Revitalize Your Garden

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It’s Fall… and it’s a great time to refresh your garden! The top two ways you can breathe new life into your garden are (1) planting a Fall edible garden, and (2) ordering bulbs for your Spring garden.


Plan Now for Fall Landscape Enhancements

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What’s your favorite part of the Fall season? Whether it’s pumpkin-flavored anything or the upcoming holidays, we have a lot to be thankful for every autumn. And if you ask me, the weather here is ideal in Fall, and our team really enjoys being outside in temperate weather.

Fall Aeration and Overseeding

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To keep your lawn looking its best, we provide aeration and overseeding for all cool season turfgrass types every Fall. The best time for this treatment is September or October, after the weather has slightly cooled and the seeds have a few weeks to germinate before the first freezing temperatures.


Creating The Perfect Shaded Outdoor Seating Area

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There’s no doubt that summer is hot here in Georgia, but that doesn’t mean you should be stuck inside with the air conditioning. A shaded seated area is the perfect solution for enjoying the outdoors despite the hot summer sun.


When Armyworms Appear in Georgia

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The end of summer means back to school, a break from hot weather on the horizon… and the occasional emergence of Armyworms here in Georgia. 


Diseases Commonly Found in Warm Season Turfgrass in Georgia

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Hot, humid and rainy weather is common during our Georgia summers. And while your landscape may welcome the rain, the combination of high temperatures and prolonged periods of moist soil may create ideal conditions for warm season turfgrass diseases.



Your Ideal Outdoor Kitchen

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Whether you are hosting a party or cooking a routine weeknight meal, the kitchen is often the most popular gathering place in a home.  This summer, why not take it outside?  An outdoor kitchen is a wonderful addition to any home, and will make cooking something to look forward to every night.  

The team at Handy Andy Outdoors can design and build your ideal outdoor kitchen.  From simple to stunning, each outdoor kitchen is as unique as the landscape that surrounds it.  We offer customized designs that take into careful consideration factors such as:

  • Would you like room for everyone to sit together at one table, or a more casual seating area?

  • How many people will be using the area?

  • How much cooking prep work would you like to do outside?

  • What’s the best path for walking in and out of your house to the outdoor kitchen?

  • Do you need storage for outdoor cooking tools, or storage for seat cushions?

Grilling seasons is not limited to summertime here in Georgia, and we can also add features such as fireplaces and fire pits that will ensure you can enjoy your outdoor living area almost all year round. 


A Refresher on Local Water Restrictions in Georgia

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Summertime means sunshine and hot weather – and hopefully some rain to naturally hydrate the investment you’ve made in your landscape.  But nonetheless there will be hot, dry days when homeowners will need to water their turfgrass and ornamental plants.