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POLLEN HAS ARRIVED

Spring is in the Air – Literally!

POLLEN HAS ARRIVED

As in many parts of the country the pollen has arrived here in the North Georgia Mountains.  Aside from the physical discomfort the mountain views have had that lazy yellow haze.  Experts are stating that the long harsh winter is likely to cause a harsh allergy season.  The freezing temperatures of the long winter may have delayed the blooming of the trees and now that the temperatures are finally warming the trees are blooming at the same time that the grasses are starting to bloom resulting  in a dramatic rise in pollen count.

Cosmetically, the cars, homes, windows and decks are covered in yellow.  We are busy scheduling window washing, pressure washing and pressure rinsing once the pollen has died down.  If you wish to be added to the list let us know.  Just so you know ,we are scheduling on a first come, first serve basis.

Have a wonderful spring and “gesundheit”!

Liriope

Liriope

Liriope is a great low, grass like plant from East Asia.  It can be called Lily turf or Monkey Grass.  It is not a grass nor a Lily.  It is used in the landscape for its evergreen foliage.  It can spread with runners, some varieties are more aggressive than others  so you want to make sure you take into consideration the placement of your Liriope.

It is a wonderful option for your landscape as it requires little care, has a grass like appearance yet does not need to be mowed.  It is however a good idea to cut it back in February to remove the yellowed tips from winter.  It blooms in July or August with lavender, purple or white spikes.  Clusters of blackish berry like fruit follow the flowers.

It can be used as a ground cover and mass planted or as an edging plant.  It is tough and can grow in either sun or shade.  SO, if you want that patch of grass without having to mow, consider LIRIOPE!