1. Lawn Care Tips: Winter Care for Memphis Lawns

    Do you need to tend to your lawn during winter? Absolutely! Caring for your lawn during the winter is actually a good preparation for greening up in the spring. The best way to know how to maintain your lawn during this time of year is to have your soil analyzed. A soil analysis determines the nutrients available to your grass – the quantity of these nutrients will determine the amount of fertil…Read More

  2. Common Lawn Diseases During Fall In Memphis

    Fall is almost over and winter is just around the corner – what’s the status of your lawn care? There are common lawn diseases to look out for that might start during the fall and continue through winter into early spring. One variable that allows these diseases to occur is the type of grass that you have. There are two main types of grasses that we use for our turf: cool season grasses and wa…Read More

  3. Different Types of Turf

    Caring for your lawn begins with knowing your turf type One of the first things you need to know in order to have the yard-of-the-month lawn we all crave is the type of turf you have. There are three main turf types common to the mid-south: Bermuda, Zoysia and Fescue. Some other turf types found in the mid-south include St. Augustine and Centipede. These turf types are more commonly found along th…Read More

  4. Going Beyond The Green

    When you think fertilizer you probably think green, but any master gardener will tell you that fertilizer goes far beyond the green. By applying the right ratio of fertilizer components at the right time, you can keep that beautiful neighbor-envying green later into the fall, have earlier and stronger green-up in the spring, and reduce the chance of summer turf diseases. Look at any fertilizer bag…Read More

  5. Top 5 Things to Know About Scalping Your Lawn

    Scalping your lawn is the practice of cutting your lawn extremely short during certain times of the year. Scalping removes the standing dead stems and leaves that are left over from the last growing season. This dead material (especially the stems) can contribute to thatch buildup. Too much thatch can: increase fungal infections; harbor overwintering insects that want to attack your lawn; keep wat…Read More

  6. Do my shrubs need dormant oil?

    After the beautiful colors of fall have passed, and winter settles in, you may think that you can take a break from gardening. But what you do during the cold winter months can greatly impact your gardening success If your landscaping has struggled with insect damage, dormant oil is a must. When plants are actively growing and flowers blooming, there are a number of insecticide options. But you al…Read More

  7. The 411 on Dormant Oil

    If you're looking for an effective, safe, environmentally friendly way to manage insects on your trees and shrubs, dormant oil may be for you. Heres what you need to know... 1. Dormant oil is a highly refined paraffin or waxy-type oil, similar to baby oil. 2 It is considered one of the safest contact-type insecticides 3. It is chemical free and less toxic to beneficial insects 4. The oil works by …Read More

  8. Maximize Your Investment by Liming

    As a homeowner you take pride in your real estate investment. From mowing to flowerbeds to Christmas lights, you put a lot of time, effort and, most importantly, money into your outdoor living space. There is one aspect of your landscape plan that you may have overlooked... liming. Maintaining proper soil pH will not only provide the best growing environment for your turf, but it will also ensure …Read More

  9. Why Lime?

    Everyone is looking for a "leg up" on their neighbors when it comes to the best looking lawn. But sometimes you have to go beyond fertilizer and proper watering to get that lush green turf you want. Turf grass is actually quite sensitive when it comes to soil conditions. There has to be an appropriate balance of organic matter, minerals and pH (acidity). If you are having a high school chemistry b…Read More