Handy Andy's Blog

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.


Tips on Selecting the Right Fountain for your Landscape

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Recirculating fountains are a manageable, eco-friendly way to add a water feature to your landscape. Whether it’s a fountain or an urn, these welcoming water features can nestle into small or large areas and make an impactful focal point.


10 Tips on Creating the Perfect Outdoor Kitchen

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Outdoor rooms are one of the hottest trends in landscaping, and for good reasons. Outdoor rooms designed for a specific purpose maximize your outdoor space and increase the value of your home.  Are you ready to take meal prep and entertaining outside, but not sure where to start?  Here are handy tips on how to design the perfect outdoor kitchen. 


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.


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.