Handy Andy's Blog

Top 10 Reasons Why Mosquito Reduction Treatments

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Spring is in the air! And pretty soon mosquitos will be in the air, too.  Everyone can think of at least one good reason they don’t want mosquitos hanging around: The annoying, itchy bug bites.  But can you think of ten good reasons why you should banish these nuisances from your landscape? 


Signs You May Have Poor Drainage and How To Fix It

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Our unique weather pattern may bring lots of rain and help beautify our landscapes this Spring.  Or, it could be dry.  Either way, we need to fortify your landscape with the right amount of hydration leading up to the hot, dry days of summer.


Tips on Planting Your Spring Vegatable Garden

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Picking fresh vegetables from your garden is not only healthy – it’s a rewarding experience for the whole family to watch the daily progress of little seedlings grow into strong, productive plants. As the weather warms up, experienced gardening enthusiasts and novices alike are inspired to start planning their vegetable gardens.  Whether you’re planting in a pot or a plot, here are some handy tips for fostering your garden’s success. 


How to Attract Birds to Your Landscape in Spring

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Birders know that Spring is the best time of year for bird watching.  There are many ways you can make your landscape a more hospitable place for birds this time of year, further beautifying your surroundings with the addition of these fantastic little creatures.     


How to Make Your Landscape More Pet-Friendly

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A landscape should be designed to fit the family – including your furry family members. A thoughtful landscape design takes into consideration the reality of your pet’s habits, and will help ease frustration commonly associated with damage caused by playful romping.  Here are practical tips on how to create a beautiful and safe landscape for all your loved ones.


Top 3 Things to Consider When Selecting the Right Tree for your Landscape

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Everyone agrees that trees boost home values, although the estimates on just how much varies. In Fulton County, homes sold for nearly $105,000 more in neighborhoods with mature trees, according to a study by The University of Georgia.  Today, HGTV.com reports that mature trees in a well-landscaped yard can increase the value of a house by 7 to 19 percent.  


The Mailbox Makeover: An Affordable Way to Boost Curb Appeal

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Your mailbox is the landscaping feature closest to your curb, and a mailbox makeover is an easy way to quickly boost your curb appeal. Often overlooked by homeowners, your mailbox the first thing visitors see when looking for your house number.  And a mailbox makeover can go beyond the updating the mailbox itself – it is an opportunity to add color, style and polish to your landscape. 


Top Dressing Your Lawn

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Is it time for your lawn to get dressed?  Metro Atlanta is known for our lush, hilly topography - but an undulating landscape can also pose challenges.  Top dressing is a great solution for sloping lawns, as well as lumpy bumpy lawns. Top dressing simply describes the process of adding a thin layer of compost (or other materials) to your lawn in a way that’s beneficial on many levels.  


Aerate and Invigorate your Lawn this Spring

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Aeration is a great way for Georgia residents to invigorate their warm season turfgrass.  Georgia dirt contains a lot of clay, and it can become very compacted over time - especially if your lawn gets a lot of foot traffic.


Top 5 Ways to Prevent Brown Patch in Your Cool Season Turfgrass

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Dreaming of the perfect lawn but seeing spots?