Lawn Maintenance Basics: Fertilizing

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.

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.

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.

Winter Pruning

Are we in Atlanta or in Chicago? We have had extreme windy days in the North West Atlanta area recently. As I listen to the wind push through the bare oak trees outside, I am reminded that there are still things to be done before spring. Many do not realize that winter is the best…