Summertime Tips for Fescue Lawns

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We talked in our last blog about how to properly care for warm-season turf.  Today we want to look at the other side of the spectrum and talk about cool season grass, or more specifically about fescue. As you might suspect a grass such as fescue that is part of the cool-season family of grasses… Read more »

The Star-Spangled Banner

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I started out with all intentions of writing a moving blog full of historical facts and patriotism for the 4th of July.  But, sometimes the words have already been spoken and need no further elaboration.  Such is the case today. Though not born at the time of the signing of The Declaration of Independence in… Read more »

5 Ways to Celebrate the 4th of July With the Family This Year – North Carolina Style

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Every year families across the country gather together to watch fireworks light up the night sky in recognition of our great country’s founding on July 4, 1776, the day the United States laid down its claim to be a free and independent nation through the Declaration of Independence. North Carolina has an incredible fireworks selection… Read more »

Nutgrass Season Is Here

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This blog was originally posted a couple of years ago, but Brad Johnson did such a good job explaining everything, we decided to leave it alone and present it again. The reason they call it Nutgrass is not because it drives homeowners and lawn care operators nuts trying to control it, but rather the little… Read more »

Spring Dead Spot Strikes Again

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After spending almost 20 years in lawn care, you come to realize that there is rarely anything new under the sun.  While every season presents its own unique set of challenges, you can always count on weather to impact how quickly nature wakes up, lawns start to look good, and weeds begin to germinate. For… 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 »

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 »