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What is aeration?
 
In lawn care, aeration (also known as core aeration) refers to the loosening of soil particles to enable air, water, and nutrients to penetrate through the root zone of the turfgrass, which contributes to healthier and thicker grass. Core aeration involves pulling small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn with a machine. This mechanical method of extracting cores aerates the soil instantaneously, and for Tall Fescue lawns, serves the additional benefit of…

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We. Pull. Weeds.
 
Yes, we do pull weeds. From the lawn. With our hands. All sorts of weeds in spring, summer, or fall.
 
Pulling weeds seems to be an unfamiliar practice these days, especially for a lawn treatment company. The goal of professional lawn treatment services tends to be to identify the most effective mixture of chemicals to kill everything in the lawn except the grass, and apply it multiple times…

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Signs of Moles in the Lawn
 

Moles can cause damage to a landscape, including turfgrass, small annual plants, and paver patios or walkways. They tunnel unseen through the top few inches of soil in search of prey, and leave a trail of damage behind them. In a lawn, the tunnels appear as narrow ridges that may have a small hole here or there where the mole popped its head out. In a lawn with a lot of mole activity, the surface may feel spongy as it is walked upon. These are tell-tale signs of…

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This frequently asked question often comes from a misconception that if the moss is gone then the grass will grow better.
 
In fact, the existence of moss is a clear indication of an environment that is optimum for growing moss and probably not good for growing turfgrass.
 
Moss is commonly thought to be a fungus or that it “chokes out” the grass. These are myths…

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Almost every Bermudagrass lawn that we encounter has areas where the grass is thin. What do these lawns have in common? Shade.
 
Bermudagrass Needs Sun (A lot of it!)
 
Bermudagrass needs a lot of sunlight to stay thick. If you have a Bermudagrass lawn, then you have probably noticed the phenomenon of having thin spots in your yard.
 
Your Bermudagrass lawn is most likely a hybrid. Builders of the new subdivisions in the Wake Forest/Rolesville area seem to prefer the hybrid Bermudagrasses to other types of grass. This is probably because they are…

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The controversy over the adverse health effects of Glyphosate, which is the main ingredient in Roundup, is well documented. It is also important to note that there may be even more toxic lawn chemicals than Glyphosate on the shelf at your garden center.
 
We at Crownover Green think there are good reasons to be cautious about spraying a toxic substance in areas where our loved ones (people and pets) relax and play. 
 
In general, we think it is a good idea to…

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Should I Bag My Clippings When I Mow?
 
It is usually (but not always) best to leave the clippings on the lawn.
 
Grass clippings decompose quickly and return nutrients to the soil. This can improve the appearance of your lawn without additional fertilizers. Mow as frequently as necessary to keep the clippings manageable by the natural decomposition process and your yard…

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We often talk with clients about watering lawns (especially this time of year when it’s HOT, HOT, HOT) and the most frequently asked questions related to watering are:
 
 1. How often should I water my grass?
 2. How long should I run my sprinklers?
 
How often should I water my grass?
 
The answer to this question is simple: Usually not more than twice per week unless you are establishing a new lawn with sod or seed. More frequent watering…
 

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Regardless of the type of turfgrass you have, one of the most important things you can do to help it grow healthy and green while minimizing weeds and fungal diseases is to mow it at its optimum height.
  
A common misconception exists among homeowners and some professional mowing services alike that the higher the grass is mowed, the healthier it will be. However, field studies indicate that there is an optimum mowing…

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Getting the Most Out of Your Fall Fescue Lawn Renovation
 
Tall Fescue lawns in the Wake Forest, Rolesville, and surrounding area can suffer damage during the summer from drought, heat, fungus, lawn equipment, pests, pets, and/or playtime. Fall is the only viable season in our transitional climate zone to fix the damage and…

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