Outsmarting the deer

Simply Flowers

Deer eat EVERYTHING. And when the property backs up to the Chattahoochee Nature Preserve, the flowers don’t stand a chance. We tried netting. The deer sliced it open with their hooves and continued to eat. We built wire hoops and put two layers of netting. A large buck mistook it for a fashion accessory. He…

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Atlanta’s welcome mat

Simply Flowers

Matching container gardens for shade bring elegance to the main entry doors at the International Check-In. Cordyline, Boston Ferns, mixed caladiums, Dragonwing Begonias, Torenia, and Creeping Plectranthus bring color and texture where there is very little light. Colorful displays greet visitors. Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport is the busiest airport in the world.  It is…

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Tying spaces together

Ed Castro Landscape

Our company was invited to assist with the homeowners’ pool project. They already had teamed with a pool contractor but wanted us to help finalize the design of the pool and create a beautiful garden environment to tie the entire space together. Our team designed the pool and the surrounding environment to include the pool…

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Maintenance Crew Leader

The Maintenance Crew Leader is the leader and preferably the driver of their assigned crew, consisting of one to two other individuals. The Crew Leader is responsible for filling out daily route sheets, being the liaison between Supervisors and Crew Members, and completing all regular crew member tasks including, but not limited to: mowing, edging,…

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UAC Lunch & Learn: Spring Landscape & Turfgrass Webinar Series!

Join us for this webinar series, featuring UGA and industry landscape and turfgrass professionals!* Each session will be a “live” presentation with time for Q&A”. 11:30 am – 12:30 pm GA Cat 24 – 1 hour credit each session approved! $10 registration fee per session for 1-hour GA Cat 24 credit Free if no credit…

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2021 Annual Georgia Sod Producers Inventory Report

The Georgia Urban Ag Council conducted their twenty-sixth survey of sod producers. The purpose of the survey was to determine the status of inventory levels and projected price changes for spring 2021. Due to an insufficient sampling size of the industry, there was not a 2020 sod survey. This year’s results will be compared to 2019 responses. In 2020,…

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Bright spots in the shade

Floralis Garden Design

The landscape at the residence is simple, clean-lined, and mainly evergreen.  The container plantings are meant to accent the landscape, add seasonal color and interest, bring brightness to shade-filled areas of the landscape, and highlight areas of interest throughout the property. This Seasonal Container project is not only managed and maintained by our firm, but…

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Creating a neighborhood green space

Ed Castro Landscape

After purchasing the undeveloped 2.8 acre lot adjacent to their home to avoid over development in their neighborhood, our client wanted to restore the environmental health of the overgrown property while providing an inviting space for the entire neighborhood to enjoy. With thorough removal of invasive species, re-grading to reduce erosion, development of trails, orchards…

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Benevolent Discrimination is Still Discrimination – Stanton Law LLC

Amid national and local headlines about protests, social injustice and police reform, employers have grappled with whether to make public statements or otherwise take action. Consider internal as well as external ramifications before taking any stand, making a statement or encouraging employee action, wrote Todd Stanton and Amanda Farahany of Barrett & Farahany in a July 10 Fulton…

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Managing Employees’ Need for Leave As Schools Reopen

From Stanton Law LLC: August 1, 2020:  Summer is almost over, and the jury is still out on whether kids are heading back to “in-person” school or remaining virtual. In Georgia, some counties are still undecided. DeKalb County just sent out a survey to parents to decide the official plan. Other counties are implementing a…

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