Sweet City Landscapes
Healthy, sustainable, and enjoyable turf.
For most people the majority of their landscape consist of some type of grass, but the grass is often the most neglected part of the landscape. It’s very simple to sort through all the confusion and have a stunning greener area at your own home.
Chemical application has its place, and is often a needed and valuable option. There are also simple steps you can take to creating a culture that promotes healthy turf grass and can prevent the need of putting chemicals in your yard. Here are a few things you can do to make sure your grass stays healthy and to avoid pest.
- Water properly. This step gets missed the most. Either the homeowner isn’t properly informed, there isn’t an irrigation system in place, or the current irrigation system isn’t being used properly. Knowing how much water is needed, when the water is most beneficial, and how much water each nozzle is putting out are all key factors in making sure the turf is getting what it needs.
- Sun light and air flow. Proper tree and shrub maintenance actually play a role in the health of your lawn. Trees and shrubs should be pruned to allow airflow and sunlight to penetrate to the ground. If a new landscape is being installed these factors should be considered before plant selection and location are determined.
- We are advocates for the natural approach of mulching the grass clipping and leaves back into the soil to act as compost. There is nothing better than being able to use the resources that you already have provided to you in an effective way. There are still times when a regular fertilization program in place will drastically change the appearance, feel, and overall well being of not only the lawn, but the trees and shrubs as well. Everything in your yard is competing for the resources that the ground is providing, adding the correct amount and type of nutrients is always a huge plus when done right.
- Weed Control. If you are fortunate enough to have a weed free lawn you can keep a handle on any unwanted plant life by hand. If it has gotten out of control a chemical application may be a better alternative. Having a licensed and knowledgeable professional to guide you in the amount and types of chemicals to put in your yard are crucial. Once the weeds are gone you will be amazed at how much it frees the grass up to thrive.
- Pest Control. From mole crickets to mites and 1,000 bugs and fungus’s in between knowing how to stop a problem before it destroys a yard is invaluable. There are natural and synthetic approaches to pest control available, having the knowledge to choose what’s best is paramount in saving time and money.
The key is keeping the environment conducive to letting the grass and plants thrive, but not weeds and pest. Everything from grass height to watering frequency plays a role. We offer professional help in irrigation, landscape maintenance, landscape design, and chemical application. Every home and yard is unique just like every solution and plan are unique. If you have any questions please call so we can set up an appointment.
Specials this month:
10% irrigation install
20$ Off chemical application
1 free month maintenance with yearly agreement
Thanks in advance,
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Toombs-Montgomery Chamber of Commerce
2805 East First Street
Vidalia, GA 30474
912.537.4466 FAX 912.537.1805
Julio Jones Signed Football – Football signed by wide receiver Julio Jones of the 2016 NFC Champions – Atlanta Falcons.
Includes case and Certificate of Authenticity.
Greg Allman Signed LP – Classic Southern Rock at its best. Allman Brothers Framed LP
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Eric Clapton Guitar – Every collector will envy this guitar signed by one of the world’s greatest musicians. Includes Certificate of Authenticity.
Stephen Malkoff – UGA X Signed and Numbered Limited Edition Print by American artist Stephen Malkoff. Malkoff is one of our nation’s leading pencil artists. His work is featured in Southern Living, County Living, and Guidepost. The print includes museum quality custom framing, is on 100% acid-free Strathmore paper, and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. The print is signed and numbered by the artist and UGA.
UGA’s Paw Print is authentic and was provided by the Seiler family.
4 Night Stay for 6 People at Crimson Bear Mountain Cabin in Mineral Bluff, GA—Blue Ridge Mountains
Newly remodeled cabin features 3 bedrooms with queen beds and 3 full baths. Large dining room, fully furnished kitchen, 7-foot pool table, foosball, hot tub, outdoor fire pit, flat panel TV w/ satellite programming, DVD player, CD & MP3 player and much more. Within minutes of downtown Blue Ridge and the Ocoee and Toccoa Rivers. Based on availability. Holiday blackouts apply. $80 cleaning fee required at checkout. Expires April 30, 2018.
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GAME PREVIEW DAY
Get Ready to Raise Your Company’s Leadership Lid.
The Leadership Game is a fun yet challenging experience designed to help you and your team better understand core leadership principles and values.
At no charge to you, your company is invited to send one or two employees to participate in our Game Preview Day. Each participant will get to experience the game first hand and fully understand how the leadership principles, practices and discussions can begin to strengthen our teams.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
Choose one time slot: 10:00-11:30am or 12:30-2:00pm
Maximum of two per company
Cost – free
Limited to 12 participants per time slot.
Registration is required by calling Carmela at (912) 293-8566 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Leadership Toombs-Montgomery Steering Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2017/2018 class.
If you’d like to nomination someone, please complete the attached nomination form and return it to the Chamber.
Deadline is May 15th.
Click HERE for the nomination form.
NANCY BRANDON ANNOUNCES PUBLICATION OF “SHOW ME A KINDNESS”
Local author Nancy Brandon announces the publication of her second novel, “Show Me a Kindness” (Lake Union).
The story, set in Vidalia when the namesake onion was discovered during the Great Depression, follows Marthanne Hendrix as she realizes another personality, Oma, inhabits her body and as she desperately hides her mental illness to avoid confinement to an asylum.
Brandon will celebrate the book’s release and its connection to the onion with two events. A book signing will be held during the Vidalia Onion Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Apr. 29 at the Vidalia Onion Museum, 100 Vidalia Sweet Onion Dr. A book talk, “Vidalia: Making a Place in Popular Fiction,” and a reading will be held at 5:30 p.m. on May 18 at the Vidalia-Toombs County Library, 610 Jackson St.
Her inspiration for “Show Me a Kindness” was Heisman Trophy winner Herschel Walker’s autobiography, “Breaking Free: My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder,” which describes his life with the condition formerly known as multiple personality disorder.
Brandon’s first novel, Amazon Kindle bestseller “Dunaway’s Crossing” (Lake Union) was the finalist for the 2013 Georgia Author of the Year Award. Set in rural Georgia in 1918 during the Spanish influenza pandemic, the plot draws on Brandon’s great-grandparents’ move from Hawkinsville to the country to avoid contagion.
A graduate of the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in English education, Brandon received a master’s degree in English from Georgia Southern University and returned to the University of Georgia to earn a Ph.D in English education. She has taught English at Armstrong State University for 24 years.
Brandon is a frequent contributor to Savannah magazine. She has served as a judge for the Georgia High School Association’s state literacy competition and is an advocate for DEEP Center, a nonprofit that supports young writers. She was awarded the Arthur M. Gignilliat, Jr. Professorship at Armstrong State University in 2004 for her proposal to enhance teaching and learning at the university and to enhance Armstrong’s connection to the community. The university’s Student Government Association presented her with the H. Dean Propst Outstanding Faculty Award for 2005-06 and she was named Teacher of the Year in 2006 by the Georgia Council of Teachers of English. She has written guest blogs for The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing and for romance novelist Mimi Barbour. Brandon is a member of the Georgia Council of Teachers of English, the Georgia Writers Association and the Indie Book Collective.
Paperback, audio and Kindle versions of “Show Me a Kindness” are available on Amazon.com.
For more information, visit NancyBrandon.com.
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