Aeration and Overseeding in the Fall

Why Do We Aerate Lawns? Aeration reduces soil compaction.  Our soils are of lackluster quality.  Dense clay does not allow for water percolation easily.  Aeration pulls cores of soil out of the ground to allow for deeper water percolation.  This also allows for air to reach the root zone resulting in denser root clusters for each individual plant.   Aeration … Read More

Five Easy Tips to Increase Curb Appeal

When it comes to selling your home, curb appeal is the name of the game.  The more appealing you can make your house from the road, the more likely you’ll attract visitors through your doors.  There are several little things that do not cost much and can be accomplished relatively quickly that offer wonders for curb appeal.  Follow these five easy … Read More

Lawn Insects and Pests

Yikes! It’s hot outside! Sad news is, there are some critters out there that are having the time of their life – the dreaded lawn insects and pests of turfgrasses and ornamentals. So the questions are, what do I look for? What do they do? and what do I do about them? You can easily find these lawn insects and pests if … Read More

The Heat is On: Summer Lawn Care Nightmare

It’s not only a Glenn Frey song, but also our living breathing reality! I know everyone enjoys, as much as I do, sweating instantaneously. Unfortunately though, I’m here to talk about summer lawn care. So grab a big bottle of water, crank up the AC, and come along for the ride (free ride)! So whats happening to the lawn right … Read More

Trees and Shrubs | Outdoor Designs

Our Tree and Shrub Program for Knoxville covers 6 rounds of service.  We utilize horticultural oil sprays, root zone fertilizer and micronutrient drenches, a comprehensive  insect and disease control prorams, and a fall root zone drench fertilization. Trees and Shrubs – Horticultural Oil This treatment smothers insects and insect eggs.  It is a natural product that minimizes environmental impact while still … Read More

Mowing Grass Makes A Difference

HOW YOU MOW GRASS CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN YOUR LAWN’S QUALITY Lawn mowing sounds like a simple enough thing. You just gas up the mower, yank the cord, walk or ride around in rectangles for awhile, and the deed is done. Ah, but the lawn connoisseur knows there’s a lot more to it than that. How you mow, when … Read More

When Do I Aerate My Lawn

When do I Aerate My Lawn? Soil compaction in Knoxville is a primary cause of an unhealthy lawn. Aerating can help relieve soil compaction, and spring is an excellent time to do it. Aerating your lawn achieves several things: It reduces compaction from regular mowing and traffic such as lawn games. It opens up space to allow air to get … Read More

How Long Should I Water My Yard

Oh how the weather has shifted indeed! Our once vibrant green fescue lawns growing 2″ per week have wilted and dried up.  Our once cool nights and mild days have turned into near scorchers and zero rain to boot! What do we do?! 1) Say a prayer.  (Haha, it’s a good thing to practice) 2) Irrigate But how do I … Read More