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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.



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.


Give Your Landscape a Boost with Our Tree and Shrub Fertilization Program

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If your trees and shrubs aren't growing or blooming as much as you think they should, they may need a boost of nutritional fertilizer to thrive. The landscape professionals at Handy Andy Outdoors are current with the number of fertilization methods and products available on the market today, and we offer the best approach to applying the best nutrients at the ideal time for your woody plants.


Watering Recommendations for Fall

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The rate of evaporation, the amount of natural rainfall and our local watering restrictions are all factors that need to be taken into consideration when determining your watering schedule this Fall. However, the general rule stays the same - continue providing one inch of water every week to maintain a healthy lawn. 


Fall is the Best Time to Plant Trees and Shrubs

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Trees and shrubs are definitely the work horses of the landscape world, providing Trees go Dromant in Fall, Making it a Better Time to Transplantprivacy, shade, focal points and other valuable benefits.