Georgia is home to many different species of ants, and while most types may be known for searching for something sweet at your next backyard BBQ, one of the most detrimental to your lawn, family, and pets are Fire Ants.
Georgia's climate is home to many different grass types, all of which have their own special look, feel, and types of care. Knowing which type of grass you have is vital to year-round lawn health amidst Georgia's heat, humidity, and everything in between. We've broken down the different types of grass in Georgia to help you best understand how to let your lawn prosper!
Summer is the time of year where your lawn can really take the center stage as your home's primary social space. Between grills, bonfires, parties, Slip 'n' Slides, and more, your lawn can really take a beating from all of the use it's getting. On top of that, summer is unfortunately the preferred time for many pests, too. We've put together a short guide on lawn care during the summer to help you to keep your lawn strong and green throughout the hottest months of the year!
Here at AgroPro, we take mowing very seriously. Mowing may be one of the most basic types of maintenance you can perform on grass, but its importance cannot be understated. The way you mow, the frequency with which you do it, and other factors can have a tremendous impact on the overall appearance and health of your lawn. With all that said, here are a few interesting tidbits of knowledge about lawn mowing you may not have known!
If your home has a lawn, it's probably safe to say that the green space was one of the deciding factors that led you to purchase that particular home. Other than the appearance of the home itself, your lawn makes up a huge portion of your property's curb appeal – but did you know there are additional benefits to having a well-maintained lawn? A well-maintained lawn can help to provide a healthier, more pleasant environment for you, your family and your community. Here are some interesting facts about lawns that you may not be aware of:
This spring has been exceptionally mild so far, and some of us might start to see that as an opportunity to take the cover off of the grill and having those long-awaited evening barbecues again. Unfortunately, as weather warms up and rain becomes more frequent, our friends might not be the only creatures paying a visit to those cookouts. In warm weather, it's important to keep a look out for bloodthirsty mosquitoes. In addition to inflicting a painful bite, mosquitoes can transmit diseases. But rest easy – AgroPro has some tips to help you stave off these flying pests this spring!
Georgia's groundhog Beauregard Lee did not see his shadow this year – meaning that he has predicted an early beginning to spring. Whether or not you subscribe to the predictions of these fluffy Nostradamuses, it might be a good time to start thinking about your lawn's springtime needs. We've put together a list of 5 important things to focus on before spring takes hold:
We're officially in the full swing of winter. Morning temperatures are low, frosts are common, and some areas of Georgia are preparing for snowy weather. At this time of year, your grass is likely dormant, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't need care. In fact, getting ahead of lawn care during the winter months is a great way to make sure your lawn is healthy and green come springtime.
Lawn care is much more than simply mowing every week and making sure to water – as your grass goes through its natural life cycle, it's important to adjust your treatment plans to conform to that life cycle. As we usher in the start of the new year, we've put together a Lawn Care New Year's Resolution plan to help you keep your lawn healthy and fighting for every year of the month!
Every lawn in Georgia, new or established, is susceptible to a variety of disease. Promoting healthy growth is the best way to prevent a severe disease outbreak. Most common lawn diseases can be avoided by optimizing mowing and watering practices. Stressed grass is much more susceptible to disease than healthy grass.
Anyone who's experienced a Georgia fall knows just how beautiful the landscape is when leaves start changing colors and the temperature begins to cool. But of course, there's no such thing as a free lunch, and once those leaves have finished their show, they will begin to fall down around us. Before we know it, it's time to start raking again.
During the fall months, the focus on lawn care can shift away from frequent mowing as the rate of your lawn's growth slows down. While your grass is preparing to go dormant for the winter months, it is essential to focus on preventative care to keep your lawn pest-free and capable of receiving as much sunlight as possible. Pests can wreak havoc on a lawn if left to their own devices, making it harder for your grass to come back as vibrant and green as it was before winter came. Here are just a few of the pests you may encounter while protecting your lawn this fall, and how the damage they cause can be mitigated:
The fall months are the perfect time for seeding a lawn, due to the low air temperature but warm soil. That said, there are a few best practices to keep in mind when seeding your lawn for the winter. There are several ways to approach seeding depending on how big and how thin the areas are that need to be seeded, but there are three very important rules to follow no matter what kind of seeding you need.
As the weather begins to cool and leaves start to fall from the trees, you may notice that your grass growth is slowing before your lawn becomes dormant through the winter months. While things may be progressing slowly on the growth side, it's still important to keep up with your lawn so that it will continue to flourish in those high-growth months. Here are a few tips for taking care of your lawn as it begins to cool:
In the Southeast, warm-season grasses (Bermuda and Zoysia) enter dormancy when temperatures begin to drop below 50 degrees, typically in the late fall, and remain dormant until temperatures warm up again. While warm-season lawns are dormant, they lose their green color and turn yellowish-brown. If you are tired of the dull appearance of your dormant lawn, we have a solution! The Agropro team is excited to offer turf painting to make your lawn look great through the holidays and into the new year.
Dogs are said to be man's best friend, and understandably so. However, the love we have for animals doesn't eliminate the frustration that can come from early wake-up calls, the constant begging for food, overall maintenance, and the dreaded urine spots on your lawn. Now don't forget, your pup can't help it – it's just how they were made. We also understand that spots on your lawn might not be ideal, so keep reading for some tips on how to fix and prevent urine spots, with a few tips for your pup too!
Every lawn in Georgia, whether new or established, is susceptible to a variety of lawn diseases because of our environmental conditions. Even if a disease-causing pathogen is present, infection will not occur unless the environmental conditions are conducive to disease development. If left untreated, your lawn is likely to undergo major damage that could take months to recover from.
If your grass is green, what does it matter if it's a combination of grass and weeds that look like grass? No harm, no foul – right? Not quite. Weeds compete for air, water, and nutrients, giving the good grass less of a chance to thrive and opening it up to disease and insect infestation. Though it may be just a few weeds to start with, they quickly take over your lawn and kill off your desirable grass before you know it. That's why it's important to know about the different types of weeds that find their way into your yard and disguise themselves as grass.