1. It’s Time to Get Our Yards Ready for Spring!

    February and March are the time to get our yards ready for Spring. According to Hunter Ivy of Ivy's Lawn & Garden Care, right now we are trimming monkey grass, ornamental grass, and other spent perennials.  We also provide late winter clean ups to include final leaf removals as well as shrub maintenance if needed. For long-term appearance, Crape Myrtles should be thinned, not topped.  We s…Read More

  2. Spring Is Coming! Is Your Landscaping Ready?

    Daniel Davidson at Alan Ivey Landscape has some must-do tips for spring: This is the time of year that most of us are looking forward to the weather beginning to warm back up, and gearing up for the growing season. There are several things you can do to prepare your landscape for the spring flush as I call it. In February  1. Begin cutting back monkey grass: Cutting back your monkey grass will re…Read More

  3. To Scalp or Not to Scalp?

    OK... So what is Scalping? Scalping means cutting your lawn at the lowest possible mower setting. While you lawn may look a little exposed at first, in the end you are getting last year's growth out of the way so the young Spring growth can make a strong début. One Important Note: if your lawn is fescue you should not scalp. Scalping fescue will seriously inhibit the growth and resilienc…Read More

  4. 5 Tips for Mowing When It’s Wet

    1. Clean Up! As you mow over wet grass, the clippings form a icky, sticky mess. Cleaning the mower deck and wheels (don’t forget those tiny crevices), will reduce rust damage and keep metal from corroding. If the clippings do not wash off easily you can take a putty knife and gently scrape them away. 2. Keep it Short. Mowing more often not only encourages a thick, healthy lawn but will also keep…Read More

  5. Choosing the Right Mower

    Types of mowers: there are three basic mower types; the reel, flail and rotary. Reel mowers are primarily used on professional game fields and golf courses. Reel mowers have horizontal blades attached to a rotating reel. As the reel rotates, the leaves are pulled towards the blades and are cut, which provides a close, consistent cut. Reel mowers cut the leaves cleanly, giving a soft, smooth appea…Read More

  6. Fungus and Diseases

    Your lawn can get “sick” just like any other organism. For turfgrass, this usually comes in the form of fungus, rust, or mold / mildew (yes, like you get in your shower). Some turf types are more susceptible to diseases than others, and watering improperly will add to turf susceptibility. Once you notice disease issues, you need to act quickly to stop the spread of the disease in order to mini…Read More

  7. 10 Reasons We Don’t Do Blue

    You can tell it’s almost spring. Some of the trees have started to bud out. A few buttercups have braved the cold to begin to bloom. And blue lawns have shown up all over town. What is this blue and why is your yard not blue? The blue marker dye was introduced in the lawn care market years ago to aid in training new technicians and to verify coverage in applications. On occasion, Personal La…Read More

  8. What to Do with an Icy Lawn

    When it begins snowing or sleeting in the Mid-South, we batten down the hatches. Roads are salted, schools are closed and that crucial run for bread and milk has been made. But do we think about our lawn and landscaping? Usually not until there are issues. Turf:  Sleet and freezing rain can lead to a coating of ice over your trees, shrubs and turf. Though it may seem counter intuitive, if you get…Read More

  9. This, Thatch, and the Other

    So, you hired a professional, they treated your lawn, but you still have weeds. Your lawn companies fault… maybe, but not necessarily. There may be lawn companies out there that perform low quality work, but the majority are professional in their treatment of your lawn. But there always seem to be these pesky weeds. So who’s fault is it? THATCH!! What is thatch? Thatch is a layer of debris …Read More