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Why You Should Mulch Before Winter

  • 13 October 2019
Why You Should Mulch Before Winter Many times, we do things in and around our yard because we see others doing it. Keeping up with the Joneses is a real thing! Some of the monthly garden tasks that are being performed are generally more aesthetic and may not have much of a benefit to the

How to Make a Pumpkin Planter

How to Make a Pumpkin Planter Pumpkins can serve as a great fall decor piece! The options with pumpkins are limitless! These staple fall decorations can be stacked on porch stairs and carved to be used as a luminary. Pumpkins can even be used as a planter to hold beautiful fall annuals. Continue reading to

October Gardening Tips

October Gardening Tips Ah, yes, the beginning of fall. We North Carolinians love the fall season. For us, it means less humidity and less heat. Unfortunately, we will still experience, 80 degree days for several more weeks even though the rest of the country is “falling” into colorful leaves, pumpkins, flannels, and everything fall. Until

Landscaping with Grasses

  • 07 September 2019
Landscaping with Grasses Grasses are an excellent way to add depth, texture, and color to your landscape! In addition to adding several aesthetically pleasing aspects, landscaping with grasses is easy in our climate, as most are drought tolerant and thrive in full sun! Continue reading to explore the different varieties available to you! Blue Dune Grass

Insects on Crape Myrtles

  • 07 September 2019
Insects on Crape Myrtles It is that time of year again! Late summer is the peak time to see insects on plants! More specifically, you will see insects on crape myrtles. Continue reading to learn more about which insects may appear on your crape myrtles and how to recognize the signs of an insect infestation!

September Garden Tips

September Garden Tips Labor Day Weekend is the official end of summer. For some, this is a sad time, which involves leaving behind weekends at the beach full of the ocean, sun, and cookouts. And for others, Labor Day indicates that cooler temperatures, pumpkins, and fall plantings are right around the corner! If you are

August Garden Tips

August Garden Tips Unlike the past couple of months, August isn’t a chore-heavy month. August is more of a water and repeat month, with a couple of to-dos dabbled in the middle. The kids are getting ready to go back to school, which may (or may not) free up some time. To stay on top

How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles It is summer, and with the increased humidity and temperatures, new insects begin to emerge. Of the insects that we see in Fayetteville, NC, the Japanese Beetle can be the most frustrating. Showing up around June, these beetles have a voracious appetite for your crape myrtles, roses, camellias,