Environmental Insights

Reducing Fertilizer Costs

Posted by Tim Lake on Aug 23, 2022 5:50:00 PM

We all feel the increased cost of groceries lately, and analysts predict prices will continue to grow for the foreseeable future.  One of the significant factors driving this is an incredible rise in fertilizer costs, due to raw material scarcity and rising fuel costs.  In most cases, farmers have to make an economic decision to either reduce fertilization levels or skip an application altogether, resulting in lower yields.  It's a lose-lose proposition, but it doesn't have to be.

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Topics: Water Management, Environmental Services

Irrigation Audits Are Key to Successful Water Management

Posted by Tim Lake on Jul 5, 2022 10:39:00 AM

Irrigation systems are one of those things that people don’t think about while they’re working. It’s only when there’s trouble that people pay attention to them. But like virtually everything else in this world – our homes, our cars, even our relationships – in order to keep things working properly, they do need a little TLC.

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Topics: Water Management

A Poolscape Design for a Backyard Oasis

Posted by Tim Lake on Jun 14, 2022 10:43:00 AM

While most people install a pool with the intent to spend time in the water, the environment that surrounds the pool is just as important. With professional landscaping design and installation, this space can become a favorite family oasis.

This client called us to take their new pool project to the next level!

Our Landscape Designer Robert Arrington found that the reason the family trusted T. Lake with this project was simple. “They viewed us as a professional company rather than just people who cut grass,” he says.

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Topics: Landscape Construction, Landscape Design

New at T. Lake: Husqvarna Automowers

Posted by Tim Lake on May 30, 2022 12:34:00 PM

New technological advances never cease to amaze us. One of the best things about technology, however, is that sometimes the more it evolves, the simpler it becomes. That’s what we’re loving about the Husqvarna Automower. You’d think a robotic lawn mower would be complicated, but it only has three parts: the mower, the charging station, and a boundary wire. All play important roles in making robot mowing one of the easiest and safest ways to mow your lawn.

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Topics: Robot Mower

Weathermatic is your key to smart water management

Posted by Tim Lake on May 10, 2022 12:38:00 PM

Having a beautiful property is an investment in planning, planting, and maintaining it. Doing it right is a financial investment, but like any investment, if you manage it right, it will pay dividends for many years to come.

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Topics: Water Management

Automowers Aren’t Part of the Future, They’re Here Now

Posted by Tim Lake on Mar 3, 2022 4:24:25 PM

Sometimes it’s hard to be an employee. Occasionally, you just want to take a day off, even when you can’t. There’s the matter of lunch, and ample hydration for those hot summer days. Hot, sticky weather brings out all sorts of flying bugs and insects. Finally, sometimes the most beautiful landscapes can have the most difficult terrain, and that can be a challenge for even the most experienced landscapers on staff.

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The 5 Landscape Love Languages Explained

Posted by Tim Lake on Feb 7, 2022 9:46:09 AM

Have you ever heard of the concept of love languages? Simply put, a love language is a way that we give and receive love to each other. Each of us is unique in the type of love languages we prefer and use to express how we feel about someone, but they all provide a way to let someone know they are valued, appreciated, and, well, loved.

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Topics: Commercial Landscape Maintenance

t. Lake - Your one-stop-shop for landscape needs

Posted by Tim Lake on Jan 21, 2022 2:16:27 PM

2022 is a special year for T. Lake Environmental Design – it marks our 32nd birthday! One of the best things about three decades in business is just how we’ve truly become a comprehensive service provider to our clients.

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Topics: Commercial Landscape Maintenance

Shrub and Tree Protection in Macon and Dublin Georgia

Posted by Tim Lake on Dec 8, 2021 3:53:45 PM

Take a look at your azaleas. Go on, get close. Right up in there. Now do the same with your camellias, magnolias, privet, and dogwoods. See those? Bugs. There’s a reason these plants (and others) have struggled to flourish in central Georgia for the last few years. And that reason lives right under our noses. 

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Topics: Environmental Services

How to Prepare Your georgia Property for the Holidays

Posted by Tim Lake on Nov 9, 2021 10:16:35 AM

Well folks it’s that time of year. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas. It’s all coming toward us and it’s coming fast. This time of year is special. Families and friends come together to share stories, smiles, and seemingly endless plates of food. Like many of us during the holiday season, your friends at T. Lake like to put our best feet forward. Get the home and the landscape squared away and spic and span so the only thing we have to think about during the holidays are the loved ones we’ll share them with. 

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Topics: Commercial Landscape Maintenance

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