Spring seems to be taking its time arriving this year, even here in the Mid-South. With below average temperatures lasting throughout March and April, as well as a number of late and sometimes unexpected frosts, many gardening plans have been put on hold. Although we did not have a particularly harsh winter, it does not take an arctic blast to injure plants and vegetation. The impact of winter damage can sometimes be hard to see, however, and can vary greatly even within a single landscape. Michael Hatcher & Associates has a few simple steps you can take this spring to check for signs of life, along with tips to help revive your landscape so it can look its best before the summer heat arrives!
With over thirteen inches of rain falling, this February set a new mark for the wettest on record in Memphis. This kind of heavy precipitation is a reminder that late winter and early spring are an especially good time to resolve any drainage or erosion issues you’ve been having with your property, particularly in the Mid-South, where our biggest severe weather season runs from March until May. Strong storms often dump copious amounts of rain on us in a relatively short period of time, which can worsen any existing problems and sometimes cause new ones.
Spring start-up and inspection services typically are performed starting in late March into early June, depending on the weather conditions for each year. Michael Hatcher and Associates will not only get your irrigation up and programed, but also can perform the following procedures to ensure your system is running efficiently.
Spring will be here before you know it, so the question is not if you will need pre-emergent weed control for your lawn, but when you’ll need it. For homeowners like you who truly love their lawn, it’s a matter of life or death when it comes to preventing the hostile takeover of your turfgrass by unsightly weeds. It’s hard to be proud of a lawn that is full of difficult-to-control weeds.
A green lawn adds both color and, therefore, curb appeal to your property. Don’t let patches of brown grass, caused by army worms, take that away.
The irritation of mosquitoes in your outdoor living space can end any summer barbeque much quicker than intended.
So how do you prevent these mosquitoes from wreaking havoc in your yard, allowing you to continue to celebrate the warm weather long into the evening hours?
An increase of dull brown leaves, decline of vibrant pine needles and a slight olive color could indicate bagworm infestation.
Thankfully, bagworms can be treated. But what do they look like? And how exactly are they treated?
A gardener’s fight against deer is both common and frustrating.
No one wants to spend their free time and hard-earned money to plant and maintain flower beds that simply won’t survive due to these beautiful, yet destructive, mammals.
Protect both your time and money by adding these 10 deer-resistant plants to your Memphis landscape.
Every successful project begins with a plan. And the more information you have to create your plan, the better.
When you begin planning your property’s landscape design, make sure to have all of your questions answered before breaking ground.
Are you not sure of what to ask before construction begins? Here are four questions you should discuss with your landscape designer before beginning the design process.
A green lawn and lush landscaping gives your property nice curb appeal. The dry, hot days of summer, however, can easily turn your space brown, cause your landscaping to wilt and, in turn, take away from the beauty of your property.
Yes, homeowners can move their sprinklers around their yard and water their landscaping by hand but, depending on the size of their property, these methods can be time consuming.
To enjoy your green space year-round, we suggest that you invest in installing an irrigation system.
Irrigation systems allow the right amount of water to be delivered to the right location and at the right time. In other words, irrigation systems will keep your lawn and landscaping beautiful and healthy, reduce the risk of disease and pests and leaves you more time to enjoy your property’s amenities with family and friends.
So how much does it cost to install an irrigation system?
Like so many other landscaping questions, the answer depends on several different factors.