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Now that the sasanqua and camellia have finished flowering, it is a good time to lightly shape the plants. A hard pruning is never desirable. ... See MoreSee Less

7 days ago

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It is time to cut ground cover: Monkey grass, Liriope, Aztec grass, etc. It's important to cut it now before the Spring growth comes out. Otherwise, you're left with ugly brown ends for next year. ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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I get asked this question frequently. The truth is, there is no one "best type of grass". All types of grass have their strengths and weaknesses. It really
depends on the environment, how you are going use the grass and how much maintenance you want to put into it. Here are some of the main strengths and weaknesses of the different types of grass that grow in our area.

Strength: Low maintenance, requires little fertilizer.
Weakness: If maintained properly doesn't create a lush lawn. If over maintained with too much water and fertilizer, dies out eventually.

Strengths: The most shade tolerant of all warm season grasses.
Weaknesses: Chinch bugs and not traffic tolerant.

Strengths: Very durable, traffic and drought tolerant.
Weakness: Not shade tolerant, needs lots of sun.

Strength: Creates lush thick lawn that does a great job out competing weeds.

Weaknesses: Slow growing, slow to recover from problems. Invasive growth into surrounding planting beds.

Strengths: Low maintenance, drought tolerant.

Weaknesses: Doesn't grow very dense or create a lush lawn, mainly used as a pasture grass.

Is your lawn in decline and in need of a redo? Is your landscaping outdated, worn out and overgrown? I offer free landscape consultations! PM, call or text me 504-583-5655.
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1 month ago

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