Handy Andy's Blog

Dead Spots In Zoysia and Bermudagrass

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What should you do if patches of dead, bleached-out grass appear in your zoysia or bermudagrass?  And the rest of your grass resumes healthy growth, accentuating the sharp contrast between the diseased area and the healthy area?


Our Recommendation for a WiFi-Enabled Irrigation System

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Considering a “smart” WiFi-enabled irrigation system?  All WiFi irrigation systems promise some level of convenience, efficiency and cost-savings.  But if you’re overwhelmed by the choices, don’t worry!  We’ve already done the research, and our recommendation for the best option currently on the market for our clients in north Atlanta is the Hydrawise system by Hunter. 


Enjoy the Outdoors More with Mosquito Reduction Treatments

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Ready to enjoy the warm outdoors without pesky mosquitos?  Last year, we were very lucky that the Zika outbreak in Florida did not migrate into Georgia.  However, scientists at University of Georgia recently revealed that more mosquitos in Georgia are capable of spreading the virus than originally thought.   


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??”


The Best Time to Install Warm Season Turf Grass

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There are many different types of turfgrass, but in general, a turfgrass is considered either warm season or cool season depending on its most active growing season. The two most popular types of warm season grass here in central Georgia are Bermuda and Zoysia. 


Tips on Controlling Crabgrass

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When it comes to controlling crabgrass, the keys are prevention and early intervention. By controlling crabgrass in the Spring, you can prevent a bigger crabgrass problem from arising in the summer.  Here are some handy tips on what this tenacious weed is all about, how to prevent and control it. 


A Healthy Landscape Offers Physical and Mental Health Benefits

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We’ve talked about the ROI of landscape investments yielding up to 20% in the value of your home, but since Earth Day and Arbor Day are approaching, let’s take a moment to appreciate everything a healthy landscape has to offer - including the emotional and physical health benefits.


Choosing Concrete or Pavers for your Outdoor Space

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When creating an inviting outdoor space, hardscaping with concrete or pavers will help define the place and make it easier to use. From paths to patios, hardscaping provides a durable foundation that you can enjoy for years to come.  But how do you choose between pavers and poured concrete?  Both are great options, although there are some things to consider, ranging from your personal style to how the area will be used.  Here’s a handy guide to help walk you through the decision process.


Common Pests and Popular Trees, Plants in Georgia

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The best defense is a good offense when it comes to landscape pests. According to UGA’s Extension, an effective pest control program begins with proper plant selection.  When creating a new landscape design, or when you are replacing plants in your existing landscape, it is a great opportunity to select plants that are less prone to insect problems.


Three Ways to Add Spring Color to Your Landscape

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Adding Spring color to is a great opportunity to give your surroundings personality. Do you like bold, cheerful colors, or softer hues?  Monochrome plantings can be striking, or you can select a palette of contrasting colors that work in harmony.  When selecting seasonal color for your landscape, think about your personal style and the emotions you’d like to inspire in your outdoor space.