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Rose Society hosts pruning clinic

Rose Society hosts pruning clinic

The South Metro Rose Society (SMRS) recently held its annual rose pruning clinic at the Heritage Bank rose garden in Fayetteville. Each year the rose pruning clinic is open to the community and ARS Consulting Rosarians and other society members give hands-on pruning instruction and advice on other rose growing questions at no charge. 

SMRS is a local affiliate of the American Rose Society, headquartered at The American Rose Center and Gardens in Shreveport, LA. SMRS meets the 4th Monday of most months at Heritage Bank, 440 N. Jeff Davis Dr. in Fayetteville. Read More»

Teams race to Prudential Open Houses to win $15,000 down payment prize

Atlanta home buyers invited to play the HomeFinder.com Race for the Home, Saturday, May 14

Prudential Georgia Realty the leading real estate brokerage in Metro Atlanta and HomeFinder.com announced the second annual Race for the Home event. The event invites Metro Atlanta home buyers to participate in a one day, challenge-filled, location-based game on Saturday, May 14. Read More»

Leading 2010 Coldwell Banker Bullard Peachtree City office agents recognized by company and realtor board

Donna Lasseter was recognized recently as the 2010 Top Producing Agent for Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty’s Peachtree City/Fayette County office. Dianne Maney was the office’s No. 2 producer for the year, while Jim Qualls was No. 3.

The recognition came at the Coldwell Banker Bullard Realty organization’s annual awards event. Lasseter was also announced as the No. 4 producer companywide for 2010.

Several agents from Bullard’s Peachtree City/Fayette office also received recognition at the Fayette County Board of Realtors’ Annual Awards Luncheon for their performances in 2010.  Read More»

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»