April…already???

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Can you believe it is April already? Winter is finally coming to an end (at least we hope!) Lawns are coming out of dormancy, trees are leafing out, and the vibrant colors of spring can be seen in flowers all around. With the warming temperatures, you can’t help but want to spend more time outside…. Read more »

Dandelions Mean it’s Time for Spring Cleaning

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We can tell Spring has officially sprung because we’re busy cleaning up dandelions for our customers. Isn’t that just dandy? Well dandelions certainly seem to think so! Dandelions can be a nuisance but they aren’t all bad. The entire plant is edible, they do pull nutrients from deep within the soil and deposit them back… Read more »

Liquid or Granular – Does it Matter?

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Nitrogen, the primary component of most fertilizers, has long been lauded as the element responsible for the dark green color that homeowners are hoping to achieve with fertilizer applications.  Numerous studies show that in fact, Nitrogen is only one component and that there are many other components that impact the color and overall health of… Read more »

Which is better, one pre-emergent or two?

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Comparing lawn care programs and pricing can be a lot like trying to understand the difference between the colors lime green and chartreuse.  So let’s see if we can shed some light on a common question; are two pre-emergent applications better than one? First of all, weed control products in their most basic forms break… Read more »

Prepare Your Lawn for Spring

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Springtime is just around the corner here in North Carolina.  Already, trees are budding out, and daffodils are blooming.  With the new flush of growth there a few things that you can do (or not do) now to help your lawn and landscape perform well. Don’t overwater. Too much water can be more detrimental than… Read more »

Crepe Myrtles

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By Evie Baltzer, Staff Horticulturist I’m sure many of you have heard the term, “Crepe murder,” so today I wanted to talk about how to trim Crepe Myrtles properly and how to avoid, “murdering,” them. The best time to trim back Crepe Myrtles is in February or March, when they are just coming out of… Read more »

A Christmas Feast for your Trees

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Your trees and shrubs represent a major investment in your property, but with everything going on around the holidays, coupled with spending more time inside because of colder temperatures, it is easy to overlook some beneficial opportunities to show them some love.  That’s why we are here to help. Deciduous trees and shrubs have all… Read more »

Late November and Still Mowing…

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Here it is late November, and still, we have high temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s.  While it has made the job of decorating homes with Christmas lights much more comfortable, it is not what we would like to see as far as turf and landscapes are concerned. I have been noticing many landscapes around… Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving

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If your house is anything like mine right now, the parades are on tv, and the turkey is in the oven.  The smell of pies, casseroles, and homemade rolls are filling the air.  There are still a few hours before the Thanksgiving meal begins, giving us plenty of time to browse the Black Friday ads… Read more »