We’re about a month into spring, now, and we’re seeing all the telltale signs—azaleas in bloom, beautiful sunny days, and lush green lawns! In order to help keep our communities looking their best and really showcasing what a beautiful North Carolina spring is all about, here are some helpful lawn care tips:
Mowing – Cutting your grass every 5-7 days during the growing season (April-October) with a lawnmower is the best way to keep it healthy and attractive. A good height for grass is between 3-4 inches. Even if your grass is dormant during the hotter months, weeds continue to grow, and mowing helps keep them at bay. And don’t forget about that little strip of grass between the sidewalk and street. It’s called a devil’s strip, and it’s all yours!
Edging – Use an edging tool or weed whacker along all hard surfaces (driveways, sidewalks and curbing) at least once a month during the growing season.
Trimming – You can also use a weed whacker around your mailbox and house foundation when you mow.
Weed Control – If you notice any weeds popping up in your landscaping beds, you can purchase weed control spray from a local garden store. You can also pull weeds by hand to remove them. Either way is a great option to keep your landscaping beds looking great all season long.
Pine Straw/Mulch – Pine straw and mulch aren’t just decorative. While they do keep landscaping beds looking nice, they also protect the soil and root systems of the plants in the beds. It’s important to replenish your chosen ground covering at least once every year.
Most towns/cities in the Triangle area offer yard waste pickup. You can visit our Helpful Links section to find a link to your municipality for more information on the rules regarding yard waste pickup and disposal.