Dry Conditions Present Opportunity to Save Water Outdoors

Press Release from GGIA, August 1, 2016

With much of Georgia mired in drought conditions, members of the Georgia Green Industry Association are focused on promoting efficient outdoor water use and encouraging Georgians to save water in the landscape. Water saving tips aren’t just for professionals and can go a long way towards reducing water usage outdoors.

Georgia’s Water Stewardship Act limits spray irrigation to the hours between 4pm and 10am. This common sense measure eliminates watering during the heat of the day and reduces water lost to evaporation. More efficient methods of watering like drip irrigation and hand watering are allowed at any time. New plantings or landscapes can be watered any time of day for 30 days following installation allowing plants to become established in the landscape.

Currently no utilities in Georgia have mandatory water restrictions in place as the state is
operating in a pre-drought status as planned well in advance through the Drought Management Rules of the Water Stewardship Act of 2012. Georgians have shown a commitment to this culture of conservation and have reduced per capita water usage. Utilities must petition Georgia EPD in advance of enacting any change to the state’s outdoor water use rules.

GGIA members are distributing a flier titled “Make Every Drop Count” to homeowners and customers. This complimentary information piece includes more tips to help save water including having irrigation systems checked by certified irrigation professionals. An irrigation system checkup can help identify broken heads, leaky pipes of other inefficiencies. A copy of the flier can be seen below and/or downloaded here.

Watering Tips for the Landscape


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GGIA and UGA Present: Academy of Crop Production

The Academy of Crop Production is a Southern-centric four day conference dedicated exclusively to sharing information on ADVANCED ornamental crop production and business management techniques for ornamental producers.

crop production

Hosted by the University of Georgia and the Georgia Green Industry Association, at the beautiful Indigo Hotel, Athens, GA. This is not a trade show, but rather a concentrated series of classes that focus on important current issues facing growers.

The event kicks off on June 12th with the GGIA Reception at the beautiful State Botanical Garden of Georgia featuring a keynote presentation from Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture at the historic Mount Vernon.

And you’ll want to stick around for the UGA Trial Gardens Industry Open House on Wednesday June 15th. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be enjoy  the classic city while learning from world class presenters!

For more info, go HERE.

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Product Highlight: NuPlay® Mulch

The Allied Department at our Grayson Location is excited to carry NuPlay® Mulch, a high quality playground mulch made from 100% recycled, non-toxic, environmentally friendly rubber products. It exceeds standards set by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission for playground mulch.

Unlike other rubber mulches, NuPlay® will not float when heavy rains move through. It stays put and doesn’t attract ants, termites, or other pests. It inhibits mold and fungi, limiting allergy risks. It’s also 99.9% wire-free and doesn’t create dust, so your children stay safe and clean!

NuPlay Mulch

We carry the NuPlay® Mulch in Earthtone in 1.5 cubic foot bags.

Click HERE for more details.

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Product Highlight: Green Living Fences

Buck Jones Nursery is the exclusive Atlanta wholesale distributor for an exciting new product called the Green Living Fence. These screens of ivy are perfect for tight spaces or where a screen or espalier screen is typically needed.

Green Living Fence jacuzzi

Think about locations like around hot tubs, under decks, to make a private sitting area on a patio, or even privacy for parking lots. They’re perfect for townhomes and even apartment patios.

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The Green Living Fence comes on a sturdy metal rack, completely covered with dark green English Ivy ‘Woerner’ (for exterior use) or Spanish Canary Ivy (for interior use). They are planted in a coco-coir trough and can be planted directly in the ground or placed in a container. Most units are 4’x4′ but some are larger, up to 6′ tall.

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These lovely fencing options are available at our Grayson and Woodstock stores. Please call for pricing and availability.


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Ready. Set. RUN!

Buck Jones Nursery is proud to sponsor the GGIA Spring Into Color 5k Dash again this year. It will be held on Saturday, April 23 from 9am – 11am at Town Center Park in Suwanee!

GGIA Spring Into Color 5k 2016

Experience some fun in the wildest 5K you’ve ever seen! This is your chance to support Georgia Green Industry Association (GGIA) and show your colors in this fun-filled event. Run, Walk, Crawl, Dance or Cartwheel your way through a bombardment of color and find yourself wearing a COLORFUL Dash of Spring Colors when you reach the finish line. You’re guaranteed to have a blast and benefit some awesome charities in the process! Make plans now to attend this colorful event.

To register or for more information, see the Spring Into Color 5k Dash website.


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