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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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
North Carolina clay soil, due to its makeup, creates conditions that make growing a healthy lawn and plants a bit more difficult.
However, amending clay soil in Raleigh, North Carolina helps to solve some of these problems by improving soil structure and the overall health of your lawn.
One regular task of a green thumb is knowing when and how long to turn on the hose-end sprinkler or irrigation system. Water is a critical input to taking care of the grass on your North Carolina lawn. Understanding when the best time to water lawn areas in North Carolina is one of the top lawn care inputs in keeping a healthy lawn.
While people are quick to identify the obvious plants in their landscapes, they sometimes forget the hundreds of millions of tiny plants that need water nearby in their lawn.
For many homeowners, a fuller, green lawn is a symbol of pride and provides a nice place to relax or play. But maintaining a green lawn requires watering it on a regular basis. Homeowners – especially those in warmer climates like North Carolina – frequently want to know, “how often should I water my lawn?”
Learn more about how long and often you should water your lawn and different methods for effectively watering your lawn... More
The hot, dry summer weather, pest and disease damage, backyard parties, pets and children all take a significant toll on your lawn. By the end of the summer, it’s not uncommon to see lawns that look worn, thin and brown. While there’s no quick fix to achieving a beautiful, healthy lawn, you can help bring your lawn back to life with aeration and overseeding.
Aeration and overseeding is one of the most important tasks involved in growing a healthy fescue lawn. In North Carolina, the fall provides ideal conditions for aerating and overseeding cool-season grass such as fescue.
Read on to learn more about the different ways to approach lawn care for fescue grass as well as the eight steps for fall seeding... More