Growing for a sustainable tomorrow.

Smartplanters,  a simple to the point approach for quick reference on questions pertaining to your growing needs.  For the DIY Home owner or commercial contractor. Lawn Care, Landscape, Garden, irrigation and equipment.

lawn turf diseases/fungus is always an issue come late Spring/Summer. (Usually starting around mid May here in eastern TN). Basically due to extended periods of humid weather and heat.

Avoid adding any additional nitrogen as that will exacerbate the issue. Also, only water when needed. Followed by watering early morning to allow the grass to dry during the day. Mow with sharp blades and raise the mower deck to a higher setting.

Although the issue can’t be controlled, a good fungicide will help to manage the disease/fungus. A good fungicide isn’t cheap. Yet if you’re wanting to maintain a decent looking turf it’s a good start.

Likely “Brown Patch”


Simple compact Dutch Bucket build for my indoor grow tent. Using this design temporary until I can move their system outdoors after the frost date.

Visit garden/hydroponic page for how I built this simple Dutch Bucket System.  Will later add to this design to accommodate additional buckets.

Today I want to talk to you about my top 4 recommended medicinal herbs for you and your garden. The ones that I have included here are highly useful for all types of situations. These plants address several major health issues that people look to botanical medicine for help. Top 4 Medicinal Herbs for the Garden  Written by: Danna Sharp from Wisteria Herbs.

Sharpen your blades

A great way to learn more about plants is by attending and participating in a plant swap meet. Look for such venues in your area.   Some folks are happy to give away plants so they don’t have to take them back home and plant them.  Also check out your local college extensions for events.

Have plans to start a page dedicated to hydroponics.  It’s a fascinating science!

“In the lawn care business: It’s not how many clients you can get. It’s about keeping the ones you already have.”

A healthy lawn requires work and knowing when to act.  Smartplanters Lawn & Landscape page  covers some of the  basics of maintaining a healthy lawn.  You’ll find lawn tips on aeration, watering, fertilizing, mowing, and much more.

Eventually your turf will require some additional attention.  On the  turf-products page you’ll find definitions for pesticides.  Also have several common products to help manage your lawn and landscape.