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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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Step-By-Step Guide For A Perfect Lawn In North Carolina

Whenever we are asked how we get lawns to look so green and vibrant, it is oftentimes a difficult question to answer. The truth is, there is no quick or easy way to achieve a great-looking lawn. A perfect lawn takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and time, and it often requires the assistance of professionals. Still, we know there are many “do-it-yourselfers” out there who want to take on the challenge of creating the perfect lawn themselves, which is why we have assembled a step-by-step guide for you to do just that!

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Best Practices For New Lawn Seeding

Opening your door to see a struggling lawn with many bare and dying patches can be quite discouraging. Many homeowners and lawn care enthusiasts know how frustrating it can be to spend long hours trying to fertilize and nourish a lawn and never see any progress. If this sounds familiar to you, then new lawn seeding may be the way to go! 


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