Zoysia varieties

Choosing the Best Zoysia Grass

If you long for a lush, soft lawn, where you can walk barefoot and the kids can roll around and play, Zoysia offers a great choice. This dense grass thrives in warm Southern temperatures and requires less maintenance than most other varieties. Several Zoysia hybrids have been cultivated for enhanced performance and aesthetics. Read more to explore the options and choose the best grass for your dream lawn.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.