Tags: Lawn Care

What Is Grass Cycling?

In America, lawns are a big deal! It is estimated that the number of maintained home lawns are over 58 million. And, on the 58 million lawns, we spend over 30 billion dollars each year! Considering the huge number of lawns, individually, they average over 1/3 acre each and consume $517 in lawn products and…

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Mulch-What You Need To Know

Mulch-What You Need To Know

Why is the neighbor’s lawn so pristine? Where are the weeds? Why do the beds look almost professionally maintained? The likely answer to these questions is summed up in a word, MULCH. Great! If that’s all it takes, I’ll simply pile on the mulch and the job is done, the problem solved. But wait, not…

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Why You Should Mow Tall

Why You Should Mow Tall

Leaving on vacation; seven days of stress free fun and escape from the hum-drum duties we all face in maintaining our properties during the summer season. And, if you are like literally millions of other homeowners, one of your  thoughts may be, “Better set the mower down for a close cut before we go so…

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Time For Aeration & Overseeding

Time For Aeration & Overseeding

During the hottest and most stressful months of the growing season, your lawn can take a real beating.As dry, stressed grass thins out, sometimes even going completely dormant, weeds will invade, diseases run rampant, and bugs move in. Lawns that are being regularly watered will usually do good, but even then it’s likely the grass…

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Fall Weed Control

Fall Weed Control

Another summer is winding down. Unfortunately, it is not the end of weed season. With fall weather, broadleaf weeds of all sorts can continue to flourish and spread in your lawn.What many homeowners don’t know is that weeds can be effectively controlled in the fall. In fact, as long as the weed is actively growing,…

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The Secret To Seeding Success

The Secret To Seeding Success

When planting a bare-ground seeding or just over-seeding a thin lawn, following time-tested procedures can make the difference between seeding success or failure. Far too often, with the best intentions, homeowners make fundamental mistakes that can result in seeding failure and the need to go back to square one and start over without every understanding…

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Crabgrass In The Fall

Crabgrass In The Fall

Let’s face it, crabgrass is one tough challenge! It arrives in Spring and stares at us all summer long. Making matters worse, in the early Fall, you may notice the blades turning an unsightly purple.What to do? In the Fall, the simple answer is NOTHING! Crabgrass is an annual plant. That means, by definition, it…

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Tall Fescue vs. Bermuda Grass in the Carolinas

Tall Fescue vs. Bermuda Grass in the Carolinas

There are two broad categories of grasses in North Carolina and South Carolina: cool-season, cool-climate grasses and warm-season, warm-climate grasses. Each of these types of grasses responds differently to hot, dry periods. The cool-season, cool-climate grasses (such as Tall Fescue) grow best at temperatures between 60 and 75 degrees and have a difficult time adjusting…

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