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February 12, 2019

We’re entering the optimal period for pruning many of the ornamental trees and shrubs that are popular in our region. Pruning will make it easier for air and sunlight to reach the plant and allows…

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January 17, 2019

If you’re like most people, lawn care slides down the to-do list as we enter the winter months. Though there’s definitely less work to be done, it’s important to attend to some tasks to make…

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December 7, 2018

As the holidays approach, many of us are thinking about which plants would look best with our holiday décor. Here are some interesting facts about familiar traditions related to the plants we use during the…

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November 9, 2018

When most of us consider lawn care during the fall, our first thoughts are of leaves changing color and then falling. This is the most obvious sign of plants slowing their metabolisms to stay alive…

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October 15, 2018

As Halloween approaches, you may be among the many who welcome trick-or-treaters with seasonally appropriate outdoor decorations. It’s easy to forget the damage these pieces can do to your yard. Not to mention the feet…

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September 27, 2018

In this part of the country, we associate lawns and lawn care with summer. Until the heat gets intolerable, we’ll spend as much time outside as we can, visiting with friends and family or working…

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August 21, 2018

One of the less appealing constants of life in the southeast is the threat that weeds pose to lawns. As they relentlessly test their environment for chances to take root and spread, they can sometimes…

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July 16, 2018

There are plenty of reasons to celebrate summer, but unfortunately it’s also the season when funguses threaten our lawns. Two of the most common, brown patch and dollar spot, spread quickly and can cause significant…

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June 4, 2018

If shrubs and ornamental trees are important parts of your landscape, you already know how vulnerable they can be to a range of diseases and pests. Health problems can spread with surprising speed. Your best…

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April 30, 2018

This year, spring and summer are expected to be rainier than usual across Southern Lawns’ service area. This means that on clear days when you’re ready to head outside, plenty of mosquitoes will be ready…

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