rake leaves in lawn

Why Rake Leaves?

The truth is, you don’t have to rake leaves. But before you get too excited, you also can’t just leave them lying on your lawn. If you have kids, definitely get out the rake and create some piles for fall-tastic jumping and playing, but once the fun’s over, you will need to decide what to do with all those leaves.

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Brown patches on lawn

What Causes Brown Patches on Lawns?

Your grass was beautiful all summer long, but once the mercury began to fall, brown patches appeared on your lawn. It’s a common story. Environmental conditions such as dense shade, poor drainage, poor airflow and overwatering can invite disease like brown patch, large patch or dollar spot any time of year. But even the best kept lawns in our area are susceptible to fungal attack in the fall and spring, when the temperatures tend to be moderate and moisture levels higher.

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Man on knees installing sod

How to Successfully Install Sod in the Fall

Most people think of spring for installing a new lawn, but in the South, there’s no need to wait. Sod can be laid practically any time of year. In fact, fall is actually better for certain grass varieties. Let’s take a look at some of the considerations for successful sod installation in the fall.

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Marvelous Mountain Retreat Renovation

Homeowner Spotlight: Marvelous Mountain Retreat Lawn Renovation

Anthony Prosser, an Englishman turned Floridian, purchased a 60-year-old cabin in the woods of Highlands, North Carolina as a vacation home. Measuring just under three-quarters of an acre, the entire lot was forest. Prosser declared that the first order of business was to clear out some of the mature trees and open up the canopy to allow grass to grow.

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Growing Grass in All Soil Types

Growing Grass in All Soil Types

Soil can be friend or foe to your lawn, either encouraging or hampering grass health. You can do everything right at the surface—watering, mowing, fertilizing—but the soil underneath could be thwarting your efforts. Fall is a good time to learn more about your yard’s soil and how it may be affecting your lawn’s health.

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