Fertilizing can be a daunting task without taking the time to study the subject. Between determining what fertilizer is best, how much to apply, when to apply it, calibrating your tools, and making sure that you don’t harm the environment, it is enough to make your head spin.
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Lawn Maintenance Basics: Watering
We all have heard of water as the molecule of life. All plant life needs water (in one way or the other) to survive and your lawn is not an exception. Georgia weather is always changing, one year we are having a drought and the next we live in a rainforest. These conditions make watering a science and an art. Like with any science or art for that matter, observation is critical.
Lawn Maintenance Basics: Mowing
Everybody wants a lush green lawn. Achieving a lawn that is envy worthy is nothing but the product of following the appropriate cultural practices, time, and a dedicated budget. If you selected the right grass cultivar for your site conditions and the site was prepared correctly, this series on lawn maintenance practices will help you attain the lawn of your dreams.
A Mulchtitude of Options
There are many options when it comes to choosing the best type of mulch for your garden. At TriGem, we have some tried and true types of mulches, aggregates, and pine straws that we like to use in different situations.
When Life Gives you Leaves, Make Mulch
Using a mulch mower to mulch your leaves is one way to add great organic matter to your lawns and beds. Adding leaf mulch to lawns and beds injects them with nutrients that not only improve your soil’s fertility but help Georgia’s clay soil to drain better.
Fall Planting, a Stress Relief for You and Your Garden
Plants gets stressed too, sadly we cannot give them medication to reduce their stress. We can however try to reduce the amount of stress we put them through when we are planting them in your garden. When we plant them in the fall, we provide better conditions to give them a better chance to thrive. That is why we love the fall.
Because It’s All About the Base, About the Base, or Trouble
When building a retaining wall, the layout, materials, elevation, and method of construction are all important. None of these are as important as preparing the base for the wall correctly. Most retaining walls fail due to two issues: poor base preparation and poor drainage.
1,000 sq. ft. Bermuda Sod Installation Offer
Professional installation of sod. Bermuda sod installation offer in Atlanta and its suburbs.
Irrigation Startup and Audit Offer
Why shall you get a spring startup and audit of your irrigation system? The response will always be the same. It is all about efficiency. An efficient system will allow your lawn and your plants to receive the hydration they need with minimal impact to your pocket. Tip: Your irrigation controller’s settings for the number…
Reasons Why Your Irrigation Zone Is Not Coming On
Troubleshooting why an irrigation zone is not coming on. TriGem Homes and Gardens, irrigation experts in the greater Atlanta area.
Fescue Aeration and Overseeding Offer
5,000 sq ft Fescue Aeration and Overseeding Offer from TriGem Homes and Gardens
Frost Damage – Fighting the Urge to Prune
Frost Damaged Plants. What not to do.