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Lawn Alert: Understanding Lawn Care For Mosquitoes

Imagine, for a moment, that you’re standing on your beautiful lawn in Georgia when you feel a sudden temptation to itch your arm or your leg. There’s a little red bump there, and it quickly becomes obvious that you’ve been bitten by a mosquito. These unwanted pests are rather common throughout the southern United States, including Georgia. Mosquitoes don’t just enjoy our warm and humid climate—they thrive in it.  If…

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Flea and Tick Control for Yards: What to Do

If the words “flea” and “tick” send a shiver down your spine, you’re not alone! These nasty pests don’t belong on your beloved pets, much less on your lawn. In this blog post, we’ll share what we know about fleas and ticks, including how to control fleas in yard areas, what to do to prevent ticks, and how you can reach Arbor-Nomics if you’d like our help with reliable lawn…

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Most Common Southern Lawn Weeds to Watch For

Living in the South has many advantages, including a warm climate that makes it possible to enjoy the lush landscape of your lawn year-round. But as any attentive lawn owner knows, some specific weeds can be a real challenge to eradicate, and some are native only to this region. If maintaining a healthy lawn is a point of pride for you, be aware of the following common Southern lawn weeds…

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Fall Lawn Alert: The Best Time to Aerate Fescue Lawns In Georgia

Many homeowners throughout the United States—Georgia included—make the wise decision to embrace fescue lawns. The roots of fescue grass can reach impressive depths of up to three feet, firmly anchoring it into the soil and making it ideal for home lawns. Although fescue grass does not thrive in every climate, it thrives in many areas throughout the United States, making it one of the most common types of grass in…

Virginia Buttonweed Control: What to Do

One of the most common weeds that grows in and around Atlanta, Georgia, is the broadleaf Virginia buttonweed. Alongside dandelions, crabgrass, chickweed, clovers, and other frustrating weeds that thrive in the warm Atlanta-area climate, Virginia buttonweed can negatively impact the appearance—and overall health—of your lawn. Our team at Arbor-Nomics understands the importance of taking a proactive approach when it comes to eradicating this stubborn and invasive weed.  The Growing Challenge:…

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How to Care for a Drought Stressed Lawn

Hot, dry weather can wreak havoc on your lawn, particularly as the summer season reaches its peak. Understanding and implementing vital measures early can help reduce the risk of a drought-stressed lawn and the strenuous efforts required to repair drought damage. This article delves into the crucial aspects of a drought-stressed lawn – how to identify it, how to repair a drought-damaged lawn, as well as preventive strategies for future…

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Grass Germination Temperature: Understanding the Threshold for Growth

A beautiful and healthy lawn is the dream of every homeowner. However, fluctuating temperatures can significantly impact Zoysia and Bermuda grass growth rates, posing challenges for lawn maintenance. Temperature plays a crucial role in determining the speed and quality of grass germination and growth, which varies according to the seasons. This comprehensive guide will explore the grass germination temperature, answer the question, “What temperature does grass stop growing in the…

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Best Time to Water a Lawn in Hot Weather

Maintaining a healthy lawn during the summer months can be challenging if you live in a warmer climate. That said, keeping your grass watered and healthy is key. It helps your grass survive and flourish while promoting root growth and resilience. However, you must water the lawn at specific times during hot summer weather to achieve the best results. In this article, we’ll detail the best times to water a …

Choosing the Right Tools for the Job

There’s a lot to consider when it comes to spring lawn care. Believe it or not, choosing the right tools is just as important as choosing the right lawn care company. If you’ve recently visited the lawn care aisle of any gardening or do-it-yourself store, you’ve seen an overwhelming selection of tools that leaves you wondering where to start. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered. You’ve come to know us as the authority who…