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Environmental Landscape Management (ELM) supports all of those willing to landscape their homes. Implementing good landscaping ideas creates a more enjoyable environment in our neighborhoods, a wonderful world in which our children can grow, and helps our area's economy through strengthening property values.

The following landscape information and lawn care ideas collection is growing. Please check back often for more tips and resources. On to the landscape info!


Water Restrictions

From the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division: The Georgia Water Stewardship Act went into effect statewide on June 2, 2010. It allows daily outdoor watering for purposes of planting, growing, managing, or maintaining ground cover, trees, shrubs, or other plants only between the hours of 4 p.m. and 10 a.m. by anyone whose water is supplied by a water system permitted by the Environmental Protection Division.

For more information, please check out the GDNR, EPD site.


Soil Analysis and Georgia-Specific Landscaping Information

The University of Georgia (UGA) Cooperative Extension supports Georgia residents by helping them manage the landscape in their specific areas. They will even analyze your soil and let you know what can grow in it. Before you plant grass, you should send them a soil sample to see what kind you should grow. They also provide lawn care tips such as when you should use certain mowing heights for your turf.

Walter Reeves is the Georgia Gardener. His web site is full of tips for those living and gardening in Georgia.


General Botanical Information

The United States Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service maintains a comprehensive database of plants and their associated information. Check out their Plant Database.

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens is a Georgia attraction where flora from around the globe can be viewed in an artistic setting.


Landscaping Ideas

The following are some online resources that share some great landscaping ideas:


Landscaping Magazines

  • Turf Landscape & Hardscape Design Magazine

  • Green Business Associations

    Environmental Landscape Management (ELM) is a green company. We have to be. It is our purpose to make sure the health of our non-built environment is preserved. The following associations support our green mission:


    Landscaping Tools

    Check out the latest tools of the landscaping trade at the GIE + Expo


    Landscaping & Lawn Care Tips

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    • When planting container plants, make the hole 3 times as big as the pot, don't plant too deep & water thoroughly.
    • Fall is the perfect time for planting. When using soil amendment, amend the entire root zone.
    • March is the ideal time for Pre-Emergent Weed Control.
    • April is the time to start removing dead growth from warm season turf grasses.
    • For proper tree mulching techniques, be sure to eliminate any turf or weeds under the tree canopy. Then mulch the area with 4" or less using the mulch of your choice.
    • The ideal overnight temps should be in the 40 to 70 degree range, when seeding with Fescue in the fall!
    • Leaf litter makes a valuable addition to a compost pile, which in turn, is a great way to recycle mother nature's materials.

    Landscaping Company Resources

    Pro Garden Biz is an excellent resource to get insight into how a good landscaping company operates. We feel that the best client is an educated client.

    ELM partners with Robert Scott for well services. Contact Robert Scott at (706) 402-2465, if you require such services.