Weed management

Here in Gwinnett county Georgia  we have some really stubborn weeds. Using round up and weed be gone alone will not control some of our tuff weeds. However  there are a few steps you can do to control weeds and even keep them from coming up. The first step would begin in mid February putting…

Hardy Shrubs To Plant In Georgia

There are many trees and shrubs to choose from when going through you local nurseries here Gwinnett county. To pick plants that are hardy here it is always best to go for the ones native to your area. Here in Georgia some of our native shrubs are:   Sweet Shrub Calycanthus floridus Bloom Time: Late…

Drought tolerant plants

Here in Gwinnett county  many of us struggle with keeping our plants watered during the spring and summer. Using certain plants that are more drought tolerant will cut down on a lot of the worry and hassle. Some of the more drought tolerant plants are. Lantana miss huff Bloom Time – Late spring until frost Color –…

Water management

During a drought all plants suffer through a lot of stress here in Gwinnett if not watered properly. One of the main parts of a lawn and garden that is effected by a drought  is the grass. Trying to water your grass with hose end sprinklers and hand watering may keep it green but most…

Soil management

Soil management is very important for the health of your plants. Especially with the heat stress our plants go through here in Suwanee, GA. They rely on having deep roots to receive moisture during times of drought. Having healthy soil is key for that to happen.  Things like thatch, imbalanced PH levels, and soil texture…

Grass selection in Gerogia

When choosing what grass to put in your yard you have many options to choose from. Some would think  choosing which grass  to plant in your yard is a simple choice. However in gwinnett county having as broad of a range of temperatures as we do, this decisions should be well thought out. Here are…

Zosia grass

Zosia grass, when established, makes a beautiful lawn. Certain varieties like Zeon Zosia are said to be cold tolerant all the way up to Chicago. However being a warm season grass, it does best in warmer climates. If in the right amount sun, Zosia grass will make a great choice for you lawn here in…

Laying sod

Sod is turf that has been grown from seed by a farmer and then sliced under a thin layer of soil. After it is cut farmers will either  stack or roll the sod and then sell it. Installing  the sod as quickly as possible is recommended. If for some reason you need to wait a…

Groundcovers

Almost every garden has that bare ugly spot where nothing seems to grow well. Maybe the area dose not get enough sun. The soil maybe course and hard for plants to grow in. Maybe it’s on an incline where to much wind and water run off make the area unlivable for everyday plants. What ever…

Water Features

Adding a water feature to you landscape can completely change the feel  of your outdoor area. Turning your lifeless outdoor space into an area you can relax and entertain in.  Anything from adding a small fountain on the deck, to transforming your outdoor living space into a tropical paradise.  Any of the many different types…