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Weed control
stop weeds before they start, kill the rest later
It's more effective to stop weeds before they start using pre-emergent herbicides than to try to control weeds that are established. Some weeds can ONLY be effectively controlled with pre-emergent treatments. A best practice to apply spring and fall pre-emergent's.
pest control
grubs, fire ants, mole crickets, and others
Most pests are much like weeds... they are best controlled before they become a problem. Treatments at the right the right time in the season, can be as narrow as a 2 week block, can have a drastic difference regarding the effects on the targeted pest.
Soil Treatments
fertilizer, lime, aeration, and de-thatching
Fertilizer alone won't meet most lawn's requirements. Proper Ph is key for turf to be able to take up nutrients, and compacted soil can create an environment where roots can't grow, or take up water. Thatch and organic matter in soil are another thing to consider... we can help.

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Pre-Emergent (Spring and Fall), Broad Leaf Weeds, and Sedges/Kyllingas.

Spring and Fall pre-emergent weed control is the key to minimizing the weed threat to your turf, and keeping the chemical requirements on your lawn to a minimum..

These can be treated effectively after they have germinated. Killing them early is more efficient (they don't have an opportunity to reproduce). Pre-emergent's are recommended, but you still get the occasional Dandelion from your neighbor.

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Grass like weed, typical pre-emergent herbicides and post emergent herbicides will not kill sedges. Sedges can be identified by the triangular shape of the stems, and their seed heads. Sedges typically grow in areas with excess moisture and poor sunlight.

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Ph, Fertility, Compaction, Thatch, Top Dressing, and Organic Matter.

What does your turf need? Some lawns need only a little fertilizer... over fertilize and you'll have disease and pest problems. Other turfs need to be fed every month in the summer. Ensure your lawn is fed correctly, use us.

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The Ph (acidity) of your soil is one of the least expensive and environmentally friendly ways to improve your turf. The acidity of the soil effects your turfs ability to take in nutrients (think digest food). To make this a bit of a challenge, different turf need different acidity to thrive. We can help!

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White and Japanese Beetle grubs (different species) both begin their life under ground. It is not uncommon to find 10 or more grubs per square foot feeding on grass roots. Heavily infested turf wilt or dies, often leaving the lawn feeling soft and spongy. Because of their underground feeding habits, grubs are more difficult to detect and control than pests that feed above ground. When grubs are detected, they can be controlled (through treatments applied at the appropriate time). If you have roses, a garden,or fruit trees, you definitely have Japanese Bette Grubs in the turf surrounding these areas. An added benefit to treating the grubs in your turf is that you should have fewer Japanese Beetles attacking your trees, roses, and garden next year.

Treating at the right time is key for both, diseases require special care.

The Tawny and Southern mole crickets are the number one turf pest of all turf properties in Eastern North Carolina. Mole crickets require advanced planning and appropriate pre infestation treatments. Unlike other insects that can be effectively controlled once observed, if damage is allowed to occur before control is begun, the battle has already been lost for that particular year.

Unsightly mounds... worse yet, it hurts when they "attack". The Red Imported Fire Ant is an invasive species and between 30% and 60% of people living in fire ant-infested areas are stung each year.

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Diseases in turf are no less prevalent than diseases in humans. Prevention of diseases is the key in your turf treatment plan. All warm season turfs are susceptible to disease (Dollar Spot and Large (or Brown) patch are the predominate diseases. Some diseases can be influences by Fertilization Treatments; others must be addressed as you would a human with "vaccinations".

Unsightly mounds... worse yet, it hurts when they "attack". The Red Imported Fire Ant is an invasive species and between 30% and 60% of people living in fire ant-infested areas are stung each year.

Treating
the yard instead of you
Warm Season Turfs are robust... but they can be killed if treated incorrectly. Home Supply Stores (Home Depot/Lowe's are two that come to mind) are GREAT... for new buildings!
The challenge is that these firms focus on a "National Level" versus an area specific treatment. Consequently the turf seeds may be perfect if you live in the temperate zone (which Eastern NC doesn't) and the chemical disease and weed control options are very similar [READ WRONG for our area].

We can take care of your chemical and soil treatment requirements, while you spend time with your family.
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We know
how to do the job right
Taking care of your yard is rewarding... but can be expensive if you make a mistake.

Weed and Feed is the best thing ever created... as far as our firm is concerned. "Feed Weeds and Kill Turf" is what it should be called (at least in Eastern NC). Apply Weed and Feed at the right time to control weeds, and the fertilizer doesn't help the turf.

If you want to take care of your own yard, we recommend Southern States (Lake Rim Feed/Southern Gin for Fayetteville NC) as firms to help! If you mess up, CONTACT US!
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Pre-emergent weed control is the most cost and environmentally effective treatment out there.
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Thinning turfs and weed infested yards can often be brought back with effective soil and pest treatments.
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It's less expensive and more effective to hydroseed than to sod a yard.
NC Hydroseeding
If you have a yard that is completely messed up, contact a professional to give you advice on how to proceed rather than launching into an expensive "GUESS"
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