Manage Japanese Beetles

Controlling Japanese beetles

With iridescent bodies that resemble flying jewels, Japanese beetles are one of the more attractive garden pests in Georgia. However, the damage they cause isn’t so pretty. Left unchecked, an infestation of this non-native species can wreak havoc on flowers, shrubs and vegetables, leaving behind the skeletal remains of your once-thriving garden. In this blog […]

Armyworms: The Marching Menace

It’s summertime in Georgia, which means two things: heat and humidity. With heat and humidity come insects and pests, and one of the most destructive among them are armyworms. Armyworms will feed on vegetables and other plants, but their favorite food source is turf grass. That’s right: armyworms are eating your lawn. Heavy infestations of […]

Plant Ideas for Your Pool

You’ve chosen to install a pool. After hours spent laboring over numerous design choices – size, shape, location and materials – you and your contractor have finally settled on a plan. But an equally important construction aspect can transform your pool from a concrete jungle into a cool, relaxing and visually pleasing paradise: landscape design.  […]

Common Causes of Drainage Problems and How to Fix Them

Drainage problems are common in landscapes, especially during rainy seasons. Improperly graded landscapes, clogged gutters and downspouts, certain soil types, and improper drainage systems can all lead to water accumulation and the subsequent formation of puddles, mud holes, erosion, and flooded basements. In this article, we will discuss some of the most common causes of […]

Is Your Lawn Being Attacked by Fungus or Grubs?

Sometimes even the best maintenance practices will not prevent fungus or grubs on your lawn. There are 6 common types of lawn ailments that stem from environmental factors. Brown Patch Brown patches can start appearing on your lawn during the summer. This is indeed a fungus called Rhizoctonia (or blight) that attacks cool-season grasses such […]

Spring Flowerbeds

The Best Plants to Use in Spring Flowerbeds You’ve heard the saying, “Out with the old and in with the new.” After 3 to 4 months of cold weather, here in the South we’re ready for Spring. Bring new life to your flowerbeds and gardens with our short guide on the best choices of Spring […]

Rose Rosette – The Bane of the Garden Rose

What rose rosette is, how to identify it, and how to best protect your garden from this virus. Gardening is a popular pastime, enjoyed by many for the beauty and serenity it brings to our lives. However, one of the most common pests in gardens is the rose rosette virus. This insidious virus can quickly […]

Stop the (Crape) Murder! How To Properly Prune Crape Myrtles

Crape Myrtles are a staple in the South, and for good reason. You can find them sprinkled throughout Georgia mainly because of their gorgeous showy flowers and smooth trunks. In fact, their flowers are so beautiful, their name is inspired by flowy crepe fabric. Oasis President Kevin Paulen calls them “one of the most vibrant […]

Winter Beauty in the Southern Garden

20 Plants to Keep Your Landscape Beautiful in the Winter Winter is here! Although the temperatures are dropping along with the last leaves, your winter landscape does not have to be barren. There are still plenty of evergreens and perennials to enhance your landscape this winter season. With careful planning, you can enjoy a beautiful […]