What Sod is Right for You?

Installing high quality sod is the best solution to obtaining a beautiful lawn that requires low upkeep! Before you take this step, there’s a few questions you need to consider such as: climate conditions in your area and how much shade your yard receives. If you want to choose the right sod for your area, be sure to follow the guidelines below.

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How to Get Rid of a Lawn Full of Weeds

It seems like as soon as you spot one weed, they begin to multiply by the hour until they become a huge problem. While getting rid of them may seem like a daunting task, it will boost your turf’s health and make your landscape more appealing. The most effective way to get rid of weeds is to make sure your lawn is an environment that is difficult for them to thrive in. For example, grass that is low mowed, water deprived and compacted soil all promote the growth of weeds. So, avoiding these three issues is a great way to help keep the weeds away permanently.

If you are searching for steps on how to get rid of a lawn full of weeds, RiverView Turf is here to help. We know the frustration these plants can cause, but by following the below steps it will help you defeat weeds right in their tracks.

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Unique Ideas for Decorating with Pumpkins

Despite the current temperature, fall is officially here! While the weather still feels like a mid-July summer, October is knocking on the door and cooler days are on the horizon. Don’t let the lack of low fall temperatures put a damper on your holiday spirit! It’s time to head to the attic and snag all things Halloween and Thanksgiving decor. But, let’s be real… Is it really fall if you aren’t decorating with pumpkins? That’s a hard no! 

Head to your local farmers market to snag a few real pumpkins to throw in with your fall decor. If you’re in the Baldwin County area here’s a list of local farmer’s markets. On average, pumpkins that are kept in a cool area with plenty of circulation can last two to three months. Planning on carving a few? These bad boys can stick around for about two weeks as long as you put them in the fridge between uses.

Really wanting to kick your pumpkin decorating up a notch this fall? Here are a few of our favorite ideas for decorating with pumpkins!

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Your Guide to Low Maintenance Landscape Ideas

Landscaping and lawn maintenance are important factors that can play a huge role in improving your home or business’s aesthetic appeal. Many property owner’s invest a lot of time and money into redecorating the inside, but forget that curb appeal is just as attractive. The presentation of your lawn can play a vital role in first impressions and can increase your property’s value. But not everyone has the time to constantly maintain their yard, which is where low maintenance landscape comes in handy!

While caring for and maintaining your lawn is important, it can be a lot of work. Your climate and site conditions should be taken into consideration when choosing what to plant. It’s also important to choose flowers and shrubs that are fit to your lifestyle and schedule. If you are searching for a few low maintenance landscape ideas to improve your yard’s design, we have you covered!

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How to Correct Soil pH

When it comes to plant health, soil pH plays a vital role. If your soil is too acidic or too alkaline, your plants will be unable to absorb the nutrients they need properly — which means they won’t be able to grow. Measuring the degree of acidity and alkalinity in soil is based on a scale of 0-14. Soil with a pH of 7 is considered neutral, 0-7 is acidic and 7-14 is alkaline. In terms of lawn grass soil, the ideal pH is 6.5 and can be determined by a soil test. If you perform a soil test and the results show your soil could use some adjusting, here’s how to correct it.

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