Are fire ants a problem on your property

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Now is a great time to control the red imported fire ant according to NC State University. The red imported fire ant is native to southern Brazil, but as their name suggests they were accidentally imported to the United States around the year 1930.  Since then, they have moved from Mobile, AL to eleven different… Read more »

Plant Tulips now for a Beautiful Spring

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Late September through October is an excellent time to plant spring-flowering bulbs such as crocus, tulips, and daffodils into your landscape beds for a colorful pop next spring. These plants need to develop roots in the fall and must meet a chilling requirement over the winter to bloom in the spring. It is important to… Read more »

Two Factors for Seeding Success

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It’s been pretty dry in Carolina for the past six weeks, making watering your lawn much more important. And if we’ve seeded fescue grass, proper watering is even more important. We’ve prepared the soil with good aeration. We’ve applied a good starter fertilizer and an organic soil amendment. All you have to do is wait for… Read more »

Happy Labor Day

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I set out to write an inspiring blog today about the origins of Labor Day.  After researching the start of Labor Day, I learned it was not all that inspiring.  It is a holiday born out of strikes, clashes and even deaths in the late 1800’s.  Many of the traditions associated with Labor Day came… Read more »

Aphids on Crape Myrtles

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Written by Evie Baltzer, LawnAmerica Horticulturist Aphids are a big problem for Crape Myrtles every year and this year is no different. If you have a Crape Myrtle with wet, sticky leaves and tiny white to greenish yellow bugs all over the underside, then you probably have aphids. In this region, aphids primarily affect Crape… Read more »

The time to overseed your lawn is now

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The drive into the office took a bit longer this morning.  School buses took their rightful place in the morning traffic, picking kids up and dropping them off for the start of another school year.  This familiar sight is just another reminder that summer is winding down and fall is right around the corner. With… Read more »

Crape Myrtle Bark Scale

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We’ve seen a huge influx of Crape Myrtle Bark Scale this year and it’s becoming a big problem and you may want to know what it is and how it can be treated. Crape Myrtle Bark Scale is a fairly new insect problem in our area that’s just developed specifically on Crape Myrtles in the… Read more »

Hot Summer Lawn Care Tips

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Summer Lawn Tips

The sun is intense this time of year. We find ourselves slathering on sunscreen and grabbing extra water, but what about your lawn? With the scorching temperatures we’ve been seeing, your lawn may need some extra care. The experts at LawnAmerica want to help ensure that your lawn looks its best during these hot summer… Read more »