Protecting Grass During Drought

Rarely do we get through a summer without a dry spell or two. Many parts of our region are currently experiencing dry to abnormally dry weather, especially areas northwest and southeast of Atlanta. Since your grass is more susceptible to damage when it’s dry, follow these tips to keep your lawn green and healthy, even during drought.

wilting sunflowers

Wilted Leaves May Not Need Water

Summer’s heat has settled in, and the afternoon sun can be brutal. Our trees, shrubs and grass often respond by wilting. But step away from the sprinkler! Some wilting does not call for water, and watering in the afternoon may do more harm than good.

raccoon in flower bush

Control Racoons, Armadillos, Squirrels and Other Critters

When you think about sharing your home, people and pets come to mind, but we also share our outdoor spaces with a variety of wildlife, including racoons, armadillos, opossums, moles, voles, squirrels and chipmunks. Occasionally this wildlife interrupts our enjoyment of human habitats — spilling trash cans, clashing with pets, and even damaging our lawns. Here are some easy tips to minimize critter conflict.

Dollar Spot Prevention and Control

Dollar spot is one of the most prevalent diseases affecting turfgrasses in our region. And it’s a costly blight as well. Landscapers, golf course superintendents and other turfgrass professionals spend more money on chemicals to control dollar spot than any other disease.

On the Farm: Aaron McWhorter on 35 Years of Sod Success

We’re marking a milestone anniversary, here at NG Turf. Thirty-five years ago, our founder and CEO Aaron McWhorter planted the first seeds that would become not only a thriving sod business, but also a trusted source of information for homeowners and turfgrass pros. Beginning with a small tract of Bermuda grass, NG Turf has grown to become a leading sod producer in the Southeast by focusing on premium product and stellar service.

bee pollinating flower

Save the Bees!

June 22–28 has been designated National Pollinator Week, a time to learn more about the important role of pollinators in our world and to discover ways to protect them. Bees are the most productive, but flies, wasps, ants, butterflies, moths and bats are also pollinators. Together they help about 75% of all flowering plants move pollen necessary for fertilization, including plants that bear some of our favorite fruits, vegetables and nuts. Unfortunately, pesticides, habitat loss, pollution and other factors have put our pollinators at serious risk.