As summer kicks into full gear, it’s the best time to step outside and take in the glories of nature. Spending time engulfed in your home’s outdoor oasis is even better when the garden is full of beautiful flowers and foliage to enhance our enjoyment. If your garden is full of plants that attract butterflies and hummingbirds, you already know who magical that can be. But, did you know how important it is to attract more pollinators to your garden? In fact, strategically planting flowers and plants that attract pollinators […]
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Some customers get worried when they see little seedheads covering their lawns, usually starting around the middle of May when sunlight reaches 12 hours a day. It is a natural process of the grass to produce seed, and fertilizing and proper mowing practices will help keep the lawn healthy. The seedheads are forming on tiny stalks that the grass plant sends up. Depending on its abundance, the seedheads can make the lawn look pale. Once the stalks are mowed, which don’t cut as easily as grass blades, they may shred […]
We are getting reports of Large Patch and Spring Dead Spot showing in lawns throughout the South and Southeast regions. These diseases were formerly called Brown Patch, a disease that affects cool-season grasses in the middle of the summer. These diseases begin to infect turf in the fall and the symptoms show in the late spring to early summer as the lawns come out of winter dormancy. Brown Patch on cool-season grasses begins to infect the turf during periods of high heat and humidity and the symptoms immediately show on […]
Trees are a quintessential part of our global ecosystem and our own community environments for so many reasons! On Arbor Day each year, we celebrate and promote the importance of trees in our lives, but here at Spring-Green, we think about and celebrate trees all year round. In fact, we’ve made it our business, literally, to help home and business owners create the perfect landscapes full of trees to enhance all of our lives. And, we don’t stop there, tree care is important to protect that environment and your investment […]
A general concern that comes up every year is if the pesticides we use are safe for pets and children. The majority of the pesticide products Spring-Green uses are considered “General Use” and can be purchased and used by homeowners. Spring-Green will post every treated lawn and leave instructions to stay off the lawn until the application has dried. While the drying time is influenced by weather, in most cases, keeping pets and children off the treated area for 2 hours after the application is a good practice and recommended. […]
Over the past ten years, Spring-Green has worked with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant over 100,000 trees across the country. This year, the donation of trees will go to Georgia’s upper Altamaha watershed. Spring-Green Lawn Care has been donating to Arbor Day Foundation for the planting of trees, totaling over 100,000 trees to date being planted. Since 2010, the donations were allocated by Arbor Day Foundation towards the planting of trees in forests across the country such as Florence County State Forest, Pere Marquette State Forest, Shawnee National Forest, […]
It’s April. It’s spring. The temps are rising, the birds are chirping and it’s National Lawn Care Month! At Spring-Green, we love April for all these reasons, and we want to spread our love of the lawn with you with some fun facts and interesting tips to celebrate. In Honor of National Lawn Care Month: 3 Ways Our Lawns Make Our Lives Better 1. They protect us from ticks, mosquitoes, fleas and fire ants. A lawn treated with safe and environmentally-friendly pest control products will protect your family’s health. If […]
The fire ant is the name lovingly given to several species of ants in the genus Solenopsis. These Solenopsis a.k.a. fire ants are stinging (thus burdensome) ants that are most commonly found in the Southeast and Southcentral regions of the United States. The painful stings caused by red ants are more than an annoyance. For those suffering with an allergy to red ants or young children who are more susceptible to stumbling into a nest of red ants, the minor annoyance. In addition, fire ants have a negative impact on […]
Like many things in life timing matters. If you want a healthy, vibrant lawn year-round, it’s just as important to understand what it needs as well as to understand when it needs it. A foundational link to your lawn’s health is providing protection from the weeds that can threaten its very existence. Weed killers, weed and feed and the timing of it all, however, can be mystifying to homeowners seeking answers. Not to worry though, you’ve got a neighborhood lawn expert at your disposal! Spring-Green has the basics of weed […]
If you’re like most homeowners, you have a few pressing questions about warm season grasses that need to be answered ASAP! Before we dive into the most commonly asked questions about your dormant grass and its best care recommendations, let’s get on the same page. First-things-first, let’s make sure we understand what warm season grasses are. Warm season grasses, as the name implies, thrive in temperatures that are consistently over 75 degrees. These warm-weather loving grasses are best used in warm regions such as the south, southeast, and southwest of […]