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DIY Lawn Fertilization: Benefits & Risks

Thinking of fertilizing your lawn on your own? The benefits and risks of DIY lawn fertilization are not always so clear, so we laid them all out in this post to help you decide if it’s right for you!

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Everything You Need To Know About Grassy Weeds

Grassy weeds are one of the most common problems facing homeowners in North Carolina. We all know how ugly weeds can be on a lawn, but they also cause serious damage to your grass and other plants if left unchecked. At RDS Lawn Care, we understand how tedious it can be to deal with these pesky weeds, not to mention how difficult it is to even identify them in the first place. Our lawn care experts have put together this guide so you can know everything there is to know about grassy weeds and how to prevent them!

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What Is Nutsedge?

Nutsedge is a unique perennial lawn weed that plagues many areas across the Carolinas. Unlike most grassy weeds, nutsedge does not belong to the grass family (Poaceae) because it is not technically a grass… or a weed! Though it is commonly referred to as a lawn weed, nutsedge is actually a member of the sedge family (Cyperaceae). With its invasive growth and aggressive water consumption, nutsedge is one of the most damaging plants that could invade your lawn.

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Watering Information

One of the most common questions we get is, “how much should I be watering?” And it’s a difficult question to answer. Hopefully, this post will help!

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Granular Fertilizer vs. Liquid Fertilizer

There are many different types of fertilizer on the market, and it can be difficult to decide which one is best for your lawn. Two of the most common types are granular fertilizer and liquid fertilizer. Both have their own unique benefits, so it can be tough to decide which one is right for you.

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Dangers Of Vinegar As Weed Killer

People are always looking for more eco-friendly weed killers to use in their yards, but vinegar is simply not the best option. In fact, using vinegar can be downright dangerous. This article will explore the dangers of using vinegar as a weed killer and why you should avoid it at all costs!

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What Is Red Thread?

Red Thread, also known scientifically as Laetisaria fuciformis, is a lawn disease that can cause significant damage to your turf. It is caused by a fungus that thrives in wet and humid environments. The good news is that Red Thread is not very common, and there are several things you can do to prevent it from appearing in your lawn. 

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What Is Leaf Spot?

Leaf Spot is a lawn disease that causes grass to become riddled with unsightly spots. It is a versatile disease that can be either fungal or bacterial, and it is notorious for ravaging lawns that are exposed to prolonged periods of moisture and humidity. As a lawn disease, Leaf Spot often comes from infected leaves spreading disease to healthy turfgrass.


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