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Plant sale and garden tour this weekend

If you’ve got any plans for this weekend, and they’re not for the Fayette County Master Gardener tour and plant sale, then cancel them. This is probably the one and only chance you’ll have to see some of the most spectacular gardens in Fayette County. Start your day early—there are many unique plants to buy at the sale and six glorious gardens to visit. The plant sale begins at 8:00 and the garden tour begins at 10:00 and lasts until 4:00 p.m.

Believe me; you’ll need every minute to do it all. (This article presupposes everyone has a GPS or a map). Read More»

Super Sand Professional Topdressing makes healthy lawns

Meyers Zoysia grass installed on 1/2 inch of Super Sand soil amendments and topdressed twice last summer at 1/4 inch. Sod was installed May 2010. The turf has six inch deep roots or better and is 100 percent green and out of dormancy as of The first week of March 2011. The turf shown requires 10 minutes of watering per week during the summer months. Photo/Special.

Super Sand Professional Topdressing is the only full service topdressing service provider on the south side of Atlanta. They started topdressing as an add on service five years ago to a full service landscape company. Since then, they have turned their focus to professional topdressing.

“After 12 years in the landscaping industry, I noticed a lack of attention to soil conditions,” said owner Matthew Robinson. “We decided to concentrate on helping customers revitalize the health of their soil and turfgrass.” Read More»

Add color to your yard with Carol’s Green Thumb

Spring is here! Celebrate by splashing your yard with color surrounded by a lush green lawn. 

You do not have to spend a lot of money to have your spring and summer in color.

Behind any successful small business is an extraordinary person and Carol’s Green Thumb is no exception. Carol Gilbert has a proven ability with 27 years in the landscaping business. Read More»

Stephan Curcio named 2011 REALTOR of the Year

Above, Stephan Curcio, R,  receives REALTOR of the Year Award from 2010 REALTOR of the Year, Martin Wise. Photo/Special.

Stephan Curcio, of Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty, was named the Fayette County Board of REALTORS, 2011 REALTOR of the Year. The award was presented at the Board’s annual Spring Luncheon held Thursday, March 24 at Glendalough Manor in Tyrone.

The prestigious and highly regarded award is presented annually to the REALTOR member representing “the best of us.” Read More»

Students use math to prepare for spring planting

From left, School Superintendent Dr. Jeff Bearden, Hayden Long (behind planter), Kevin Khadkhodaian and Wright Hood. Photo/Special.

A bright sunny day and some math was all it took to get the garden behind Rising Starr Middle ready for spring planting.

Exceptional students in Holly Monahan’s class have been maintaining the garden for several years, growing both vegetables and flowers. This year they got some help with soil preparation from Natalie Fields’ math students. The students calculated the area of each planter box to determine the proper amount of fertilizer needed before planting. Read More»

How do you know if your tree is diseased?

The Leigh family, Brandi, Jackson and Jeremy. Jeremy is the owner of Southern Scapes Tree and Outdoor Services. Photo/Special.

As the owner and operator of Southern Scapes Tree & Outdoor Services I am here to help you figure out what could possibly be a diseased and dangerous tree in your yard or even over your house.

There are five indicators to help you diagnose your tree. Dead wood would be an obvious indicator. It will look dry and lifeless but most importantly it breaks very easily which makes it a safety hazard. Read More»

Made in America by Americans

Newnan Home Improvement has been serving homes in Coweta and Fayette County for 50 years. Mike Hayes carries on the tradition of quality customer service that his father started in 1961. Newnan Home Improvement is proud to use Simonton Windows, ranked number one by J.D. Power and Associates in their 2010 Builder and Remodeler Residential Window and Patio Door Satisfaction Study as well as in their 2010 Consumer Window and Patio Door Satisfaction Study. Read More»

Home grown success

From left are Adam Jackson and Phil Jackson, Jr. Photo/Special.

When Phil Jackson started his business, Nature’s Landscape Services, in 1977 in a small house off Georgia Highway 85, he never anticipated that 34 years later, he would be running the same business with his two grown sons.

Phil will be the first to tell you that it has not been easy. He sacrificed time away from his family while his boys were younger to create the business that his two sons are involved in now. Read More»

Master gardeners identify trees at Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary

Master Gardeners Rich Cocos (L) and Al Baird show off two of the small signs they created to identify large specimen trees at Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary as part of their advanced training in Urban Forestry. Photo/Special.

On a recent warm February afternoon, master gardeners Al Baird and Rich Cocos walked the trail at Sams Lake Bird Sanctuary and posted small signs identifying various trees in the nature preserve.

Visitors to the preserve will now benefit from their work and be able to know what trees are growing in this wetland habitat.

Al and Rich have just completed an in-depth five-day training seminar on Urban Forestry conducted by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension to receive a Gold Star for advanced training in Urban Forestry and Ecology. Read More»

Fix foggy window problems in your home

Bill Wincapaw, owner of Capitol Glass, Inc. Photo/Special.

Capitol Glass, Inc. can help clear things up

Do you have a problem with foggy windows?

Foggy windows are caused by excess moisture between window panes in insulated glass units (IGUs). If the air in your double pane window contains moisture, this will result in condensation between the panes of glass, especially in the damp cold weather when the windows contract more and pull moisture through the failed glass seal. Read More»

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