Worst Backyard Pests in Raleigh and How to Control Them

Many people move to Raleigh for the mild and short winters. These winters, combined with hot and humid conditions the rest of the year, create the perfect breeding ground for a number of insects. Backyard pests, including the ones that bite, can scare us out of our backyard and into the house. It’s even worse […]

18 Worst Weeds in Raleigh and How to Get Rid of Them

Small weeds indicate larger problems in your Raleigh lawn. The most effective prevention method is understanding the pesky weeds so you can eradicate them. Discover the 18 worst weeds in Raleigh and how to get rid of them.  Why Are Weeds Bad for Your Raleigh Lawn? Weeds drain nutrients from your lawn, signifying underlying problems […]

Raleigh, NC, Lawn Mowing and Maintenance

Homeowners in the Triangle know a thing or two about landscaping. Raleigh enjoys the nickname, “City of Oaks” thanks to the majestic trees that line the city streets and parks. Those oaks provide shade for many backyards here. Both front and back lawns are common gathering areas as homeowners enjoy all that the seasons have […]

Lawn Watering Restrictions in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Area

The amount of lawn watering restrictions you face in the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs depends on where you live.  While Minneapolis and St. Paul don’t have any restrictions at the moment, many suburbs in the metro do. The city of South St. Paul established a “heat-of-the-day”  sprinkling ban on Jan. 1, 2011. It prohibits […]

13 Native Plants for Raleigh, NC

Elevate your Raleigh landscape with native flowers, trees, and shrubs, and invite immense benefits into your landscape. Native plants are hardy, low-maintenance, and adapted to the City of Oaks. They invite beneficial pollinators to your garden, reduce chemical use, and promote a healthier North Carolina ecosystem. Read on to discover 13 native plants for Raleigh […]

Water Restrictions in Richmond, Virginia

Forget the glass-half-full comparison. Virginia went from a drought-stricken, “glass completely empty” state to lush and green in a matter of months, and the rain keeps coming.  Right now, there are no drought advisories in Richmond, or anywhere in Virginia. That means homeowners are free to water their lawns according to need, rather than a […]