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Seven Lakes

Add These 3 Winter Blooms to Your Garden

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During the spring and summer months, gardens around North Carolina thrive with colorful flowers and bright green vegetation. However, most, if not all, of these blooms hibernate in the winter, leaving your landscaping bare. While Nature’s Select Sandhills works on keeping your lawn healthy, you can add these vibrant winter blooms to your flowerbeds.

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Weeds

Weed Profile: Chickweeds

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Mouse-ear Chickweed Mouse-ear chickweed (Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare) showing hairy leaves & red-purple stems Mouse-ear chickweed is a winter annual weed with a vigorous, low-growing habit. The reddish stems may root at nodes when in contact with the soil. The flowers are small and white, with slightly notched petals. Seeds germinate in fall and grow […]

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Weeds

Grass Seed or Control Weeds in the Spring?

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We are asked frequently about when the best time is to reseed fescue lawns. The answer really depends on the current condition of your lawn and how you feel about weeds. Spring and fall are the best times to seed, simply because fescue prefers the cooler temperatures at those times of year to the scorching […]

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Care & Maintenance

Feed Your Cool-season Lawn For Thanksgiving!

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Apply fertilizer (and seed) in two passes. The perpendicular paths will reduce visible striping and skipped areas. For healthy growth and good color, cool season lawns need a minimum of two feedings a year, in spring and fall. Luckily, in the NC Piedmont the target dates for fertilizing your lawn in spring and fall land […]

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Care & Maintenance

Fall Lawn Seeding Guidelines

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By seeding to create or maintain thick, healthy turf, you will decrease the amount of weeds the following season as they are choked out by the lawn itself. Even fairly thick lawns can benefit from fall seeding- every year some of the grass in your lawn dies of “old age”. Having new young plants ready […]

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Care & Maintenance

Fairy Rings in the Lawn and How to Manage Them

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Fairy ring with mushrooms visible The overnight appearance of a mushroom “fairy ring” nestled in the grass may have enchanted you as a child, but as an adult homeowner with a lawn to care for you may have other feelings about this phenomenon. So how do you manage a fairy ring (notice we didn’t say […]

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Care & Maintenance

How Do I Green Up My Lawn in Summer?

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Relative availability of various nutrients at different pH levels. It’s July and your lawn looks dull and yellowish. What’s the harm in putting a few pounds of fertilizer down to green it up? Well, if you’re not careful about timing, quantity or fertilizer content, you could cause serious damage to your lawn. When to fertilize […]

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Weeds

Weed Profile: Annual Bluegrass (Poa Annua)

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Annual Bluegrass (Poa annua) is a cool-season weed grass that originated in Europe. It is distributed widely across the world and can be found on all 7 continents – it even grows in Antarctica. As one of the 5 most common plants on the planet, odds are it grows in your lawn also. Annual Bluegrass […]

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