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Trimming Shrubs: When is the right time?

When is the right time to trim shrubs

“I want to trim the scrubbery.” A customer requested. We looked at the foundation plants along the front of their building and “scrubbery” was a good description. Small wiry bushes that were out of control. Whether you have “scrubbery” or shrubbery, today we are going to talk about what time of year is the best…

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Mowing Tips for Tall Fescue

Mowing Tall Fescue

Among the many facets of managing Tall Fescue in our climate, mowing practices play a role in Tall Fescue success. Below are some simple mowing tips to help Charlotte’s most popular turf grass, Tall Fescue, do it’s best here in the Charlotte area. Mowing Height Generally speaking, set your mower blade height as high as…

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Weed Barriers in Landscape Beds

Charlotte Weed Barriers

Weed Barriers in Landscape Beds To barrier, or not to barrier, that is the question! Weeds can be the most annoying problem when it comes to maintaining landscape beds! One of the biggest questions in regards to controlling weeds in mulched landscape beds is “Should I put down a weed barrier fabric?”. It’s not a…

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Mulch Ado About Nothing

Charlotte Mulch Company

When it comes to maintaining healthy landscape beds, mulch can be your number one friend! As in most landscape practices, mulching serves both an aesthetic purpose and horticultural purpose. While the aesthetic aspect is pretty straight forward (nice, neat, clean looking landscape beds), the horticultural reasons may not be as well understood. And when it…

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Going Bananas over Monkey Grass – Liriope

“Lih-rye-oh-pee”, “Lih-ree-ope”, or just plain old “Monkey Grass”. Whatever you call it, many of us have, and appreciate, this ornamental plant in our landscape. A hardy plant that is more closely related to asparagus than grass, it tolerates sun or shade, and a variety of soil conditions. In the Charlotte Metro Area, this ornamental plant…

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