Verified Outdoor Services Blog

Lawn mower cutting newly laid sod in a residential yard, with visible green grass and mower tracks."

When To Mow New Sod

A Look at When You Can Start Mowing Your New Sod Freshly laid sod gives your yard an instant boost, but knowing when to mow it for the first time is important. Timing is key to ensuring your grass establishes strong, deep roots and stays healthy. Cutting too soon can damage the delicate root system

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Freshly installed sod being watered in a residential lawn, showing vibrant green grass

How To Care For Sod After Installation

How to Care for New Sod Installations Sod installation is a fast way to get a beautiful green yard. It’s like rolling out a fresh carpet of grass. But to keep it looking great, you need to give it proper care.  As a homeowner, you’ll want to know the best practices for your laid sod.

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Freshly installed sod in a residential backyard with green, healthy grass

What Is Sod Installation?

What Is Sod Installation? Sod installation is a quick way to get a lush, green lawn. This process involves laying pre-grown grass on your prepared soil. There’s no wait for seeds to sprout, and no patchy growth; just instant green beauty! If you’re a homeowner who wants a beautiful lawn quickly and without the hassle,

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Homeowner preparing soil for sod installation by raking and leveling the ground

How to Prepare for Sod Installation

How to Prep for Sod Installations Getting ready for sod installation is crucial for a lush, green lawn. Proper preparation ensures your new sod takes root and thrives. If you’re a homeowner tackling a DIY project or enlisting professional help, starting with the right steps is key. In this article, you’ll find a clear, step-by-step

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How To Get Fescue Grass To Thrive In Atlanta, Georgia.

Fescue grass is a cool-season grass that is not typically well-suited to the warm and humid climate of Atlanta, Georgia. However, with proper care and maintenance, it is possible to successfully grow fescue grass in Atlanta. In this blog, we will explore some tips for growing fescue grass in Atlanta, Georgia. 1.Choose the Right Fescue

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Lawn Care For Beginners – Basic Maintenance Tips

Who doesn’t love a beautiful lush green lawn? Well, although it seems simple to maintain a lawn, the entire maintenance process is something that can change the look of your yard. You can easily maintain a healthy lawn with a little effort. Some tips and suggestions can benefit people with little to no experience in

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5 Benefits Of Hiring A Professional Gardening Service

Hiring a professional gardening service to care for your lawn and landscape is one of the best decisions. You will see an immediate improvement in the health and beauty of your yard, but you’ll also simplify your life by giving yourself more time for the things that matter most. Here at Verified Outdoor Services, we

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When Is The Best Time To Prune My Trees?

When is the best time to prune? This is an important fact about your tree’s that many overlook. It’s important to prune your trees in the dormant season, which is late fall or winter. During this time, less sap is lost, and since they are dormant, insects and fungus are less likely to further damage

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The Power of Plants to Beautify your Home and Fortify your Soul!

Whether it’s enjoying garden-to-table meals or sharing great new plant finds, people are naturally drawn to plants. Besides beautifying our homes and gardens, plants play a vital role in our health and well-being. They elicit powerful positive emotions, revive neighborhoods, and influence everything from what we eat to life’s milestones. Some hot trends: “Pop-up” gardens.

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Professional sod installation services transforming a residential lawn into a lush oasis

Take Your Lawn from Green…to Greenest!

Whether they adorn homes or businesses, the condition of a lawn is often the thing that makes for a first impression. Patchiness, bare spots, browning, and weed invasion are hallmarks of a starving or struggling yard, and an unattractive one too. Grass needs nutrients to thrive, but many lawns are constantly malnourished and don’t look

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Brown Patch In My Beautiful Fescue Lawn

Are you noticing that now we are getting into summer your Fescue lawn is starting to change colors? Almost all Fescue lawns that grow in the southeast experience “Brown patch” which is a fungus that attacks turf when night time temperatures are sustained above 65 degrees and humidity is high. The good news about this

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Enhance the Look of Your Home’s Outdoor Spaces with Hardscaping

Hardscaping has seen a huge surge in popularity as people are looking for new ways to make their outdoor living spaces truly distinctive. Hardscaping simply means incorporating structural &/or architectural features to the exterior of your home in order to enhance the look of your front or backyard – such as concrete pavers, decks, pathways,

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How to spot dangerous trees

During the spring, many people want to know which trees are most susceptible to falling in their yards. Although any tree can fall with a powerful enough storm burst, here are a couple of things to look out for in your yard. Mushrooms around the base of the tree. Anytime you see mushrooms around the

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How to Make Your Home a Showplace? Start With Good Landscaping

The property around the exterior of your home should get the same amount of attention as the inside of your home. That’s where good landscaping comes in. It can enhance the appearance and add to the value of your home. It all starts with having a vision and some creativity. Not sure how to start?

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The Importance of Tree Care Around Your Home

Nothing makes a home more beautiful than the trees that surround it. But sometimes, problems crop up to threaten the very trees you love. They may grow too tall, threatening surrounding trees or electric wires in the vicinity; they may be prone to disease or succumb to the elements; they may even grow too close

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When is it time to Aerate and Seed my fescue lawn?

When is it time to Aerate and Seed my fescue lawn?

The best way to tell when it is time to aerate and seed your fescue lawn is by adding the high and low temperatures together. If the combined temperature is around 140 degrees (meaning 80 as the high and 60 as the low) then it is a perfect time to aerate and seed your fescue

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Rosette disease eliminating roses in Georgia

Rose bushes across the southeastern United States are contracting a disease called Rosette. The disease is transmitted by mites that can travel in the wind or by the gardener in your yard moving from one location to another. What can we do to prevent Rosette from getting on one of our favorite ornamental shrubs in

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