When is the Best Time to Seed Fescue?

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Every spring we have to try to convince folks not to seed fescue in spring, but rather wait until fall to overseed. Yes, fescue can germinate if one sows seed in spring in the Carolina area, assuming that a pre-emergent has not been applied earlier in the spring. It may come up and look fine… Read more »

The First Day of Spring!

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March 21st, the first full day of Spring, my favorite time of the year! Spring is coming on strong here in North Carolina, after a somewhat mild winter here. The lawns, landscapes, and trees are about a little ahead of schedule as to where they normally are in late March, and as long as we… Read more »

Spring Coming Soon

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  March 21st, the first day of Spring, my favorite time of the year! Spring is coming on strong here in North Carolina, after a somewhat mild winter here. The lawns, landscapes, and trees are about a little ahead of schedule as to where they normally are in late March, and as long as we… Read more »

Pruning Deciduous Shrubs

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Homeowners are eager to get out and do something in the landscape this time of year, especially when the weather is as nice as it’s been. One chore that can be taken care of during March is pruning certain shrubs and trees. Remember, not all shrubs need to be pruned, and certain shrubs that bloom… Read more »

Invasion of the Purple Flowers

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A sure sign that spring is here are the lawns that suddenly turn purple with an explosion of purple flowers in their lawn. This weed is a winter annual weed named Henbit, a member of the mint family. If you rub it in your fingers, you’ll notice the stems are square and with a minty… Read more »

Prepare Ornamental Grasses Now for Spring

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Ornamental grasses are becoming more popular in home and business landscapes every year, and we are right there also as big fans of them. They are very well adapted to Carolina weather and soil conditions, very low maintenance, and provide a beautiful contrast to shrubs, trees, and lawns. Some of our favorite varieties are Fountain… Read more »