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The Few, But Important Winter Lawn Care Tasks for NC Lawns

Wondering how to care for your lawn in the winter? Here are some winter lawn care tips!... Read More about The Few, But Important Winter Lawn Care Tasks for NC Lawns

The Best Time of Year to Treat Weeds in Your North Carolina Lawn

Weeds are present on just about every lawn, you will occasionally see the weed free lawn, but that doesn’t make them any less frustrating to deal with. What’s frustrating is spending time treating weeds, just to see new ones pop up after the weeds you treated go away.

If you’re like many homeowners, you’re probably wondering the best time of year to treat weeds in your lawn. There are many different types of weeds, and they can be categorized into three different groups, spring , summer and winter. Before treating weeds on your lawn, it’s important to identify the weed and what steps you can take to eliminate them.

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Soil pH and Limestone for My North Carolina Lawn: Does it Really Matter?

Soil pH is one of the most important factors of growing a healthy lawn in North Carolina, but too often, homeowners don’t understand the condition of their soil or how to improve it.

 

Clay soil is prevalent in the Raleigh area, and it tends to be acidic. When soil is in the acidic range, grass plants struggle to absorb the nutrients that are necessary for a healthy lawn. By adding soil amendments, such as lime, you can, over time, raise the soil’s pH to a more favorable level that creates a healthier lawn.

 
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What You Need to Know About Poa Annua Control for North Carolina Lawns

Close your eyes and think about spring. Imagine the spring-flowering trees on your property, the bulbs emerging, bursting with color, and the little whitish grass seedheads scattered all over your lawn—wait, what?

 
Those whitish, flower-like grass seedheads that pop up in your lawn each spring are the seedheads of a grassy weed, Poa Annua (Annual Bluegrass). ... Read More about What You Need to Know About Poa Annua Control for North Carolina Lawns

8 Things You May Be Doing that Lead to More Weed Control Problems

Weeds are one of the biggest frustrations when it comes to lawn care – especially when you put forth so much effort into eliminating weeds.

Taking care of your lawn and controlling weeds is a huge undertaking. You may be doing things that are counterproductive to controlling weeds.

If you’re experiencing weed control problems, it could be due to some of these common mistakes.

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How to Get Rid of Armyworms in Your North Carolina Lawn

The fall armyworm is a chronic pest in many areas of the Southeast, including some parts of North Carolina. Although they look like a harmless caterpillar, armyworms in North Carolina unchecked and untreated can infest lawns and destroy your lawn.

 
Dealing with an infestation is frustrating for homeowners, especially if you don’t notice the activity right way. To control armyworms, it’s important to first understand the signs of an infestation, what armyworms look like, and when they’re most active.... Read More about How to Get Rid of Armyworms in Your North Carolina Lawn

Your Guide to Grub Control for North Carolina Lawns

If you’ve noticed any dry, brown patches on your lawn, it’s easy to assume that it’s due to the summer heat or dryness, and that you just need to water your grass more. While this may be the case, it could also be due to a more serious problem—grubs.

 

Learn more about grub control for lawns, the signs of grub feeding and when to apply grub control in North Carolina.

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Here's How to Get Rid of Fire Ants in North Carolina

When it comes to frustrating pests, fire ants are at the top of many peoples’ list. Red and black fire ants are an invasive species in North Carolina. More than just a nuisance, fire ants inflict painful bites that injure humans, pets, livestock and wildlife. Fire ant mounds are not only unsightly, they also damage lawn mowers and other equipment. 

If you’re like many homeowners, you’re probably wondering how to get rid of fire ants on your North Carolina property. Here, we explore the fire ant problem in North Carolina along with ways to treat fire ants in your yard.

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