1. Why Core Aeration?

    Core aeration removes plugs of soil from the lawn allowing oxygen, water, and nutrients to penetrate into the soil. Core aeration breaks up the compaction of soil, which can result from heavy traffic such as kids playing on the lawn, pets being active on the lawn, or from your heavy mower packing down the soil each time you mow. Turf that is not core-aerated once a year may also be crowned with a …Read More

  2. Caring for Your Lawn

    Spring will be here before you know it, and nothing will make your neighbors more envious than seeing your green and weed free lawn. However, this cannot happen on its own. With preparation and routine maintenance your lawn will become the talk of the neighborhood. In a good way of course! The majority of lawns in our area are warm season grasses including Bermuda and Zoysia turf types. If you are…Read More

  3. Nutsedge in Newnan, Georgia

    In Newnan, Georgia a common weed we fight in the lawn during the summer is Nutsedge.  This grassy weed can infest a lawn very quickly.  While Nutsedge is a grass it does not resemble the common Bermuda and Zoysia lawns we have in Newnan, Georgia.  Especially since it grows much faster than these varieties of turf.  Typically Nutsedge rises above the height of the turf grasses very quickly maki…Read More

  4. Nutsegde in Newnan, Georgia

    Nutsedge in Newnan, Georgia is a persistent perennial weed often times found growing under moist conditions.  Nutsegde more often than not develops due to poor drainage and thrives in moist environment.   However, once established they will thrive in dry soil.  Nutsegde, commonly known as nutgrass, is not technically a grass at all but a sedge.  A sedge is a grass like plant with a triangular…Read More

  5. Newnan, Georgia Dollar Spot Disease

    In Newnan, Georgia dollar spot disease is caused by the fungal pathogen sclerotina homoeocarpa.  Dollar Spot is a foliar disease, meaning it affects the leaf tissues but does not affect the grass roots or crowns.  Dollar spot usually occurs in the spring when daytime temperatures are warm and humid followed by cool nights.  This type of lawn disease affects both warm season and cool season gras…Read More

  6. Newnan, Georgia Fairy Ring

    In Newnan, Georgia Fairy Ring, a ring of mushrooms, is a natural occurring lawn disease caused by mycelium, a fungus that feeds on organic material beneath the soil surface.  The mycelium fungus grows underground in the soil as a mass of elongated, branching, thread like webs.  As the mycelium feeds on organic material, nutrients are released back into the soil which creates a deep green or brow…Read More

  7. Thatch buildup in Newnan, Georgia

    It is a common misconception that grass clippings left behind after mowing contribute to thatch build up in Newnan, Georgia.  This is simply not true!  Leaving behind grass clippings is actually healthy practice that aids in preventing thatch since grass leaves decompose without difficulty.  Thatch is a layer of dead and living grass stems and roots that develops between the soil surface and th…Read More

  8. Diagnosing Billbug Damage in Newnan, Georgia

    Diagnosing hunting billbug damage in Newnan, Georgia, is more often than not misdiagnosed as disease and drought damage or delayed spring green up.  Damage brought on by hunting billbugs first appears as small yellow patches only a few inches in diameter.  As the billbugs continue to feed the patches increase in size and turn a dark brown or straw color.  Heavy infestations may result in comple…Read More

  9. Newnan, Georgia Wild Onion

    In Newnan Georgia, Wild onion is a very common, winter perennial lawn weed.  With such a distinct odor, wild onions are easily identifiable in your desired turf stand.  This type of weed emerges in the fall and continues to grow and mature into the winter until spring, where it dies back and remains dormant underneath the soil until the following fall.  Growing in clumps from white bulbs, wild …Read More

  10. Lawn Diseases in Newnan, Georgia

    Rhizoctonia Large Patch, or more commonly known as Zoysia patch is one of the most significant and infections lawn diseases in Newnan, Georgia.  Rhizoctonia Large Patch is closely related to pathogen causing brown patch in Fescue lawns.  However, the rhizoctonia pathogen only infects zoysia turf stands.  Lawns are more susceptible to zoysia patch when entering into and emerging from winter dorm…Read More