Fescue lawns are looking fairly good right now. Brown Patch fungus can flare up on Tall Fescue and Zoysia from recent rains and humid nights. We apply preventative treatments in June and July.
Weeds are here! We call a weed anything that is growing where it is not wanted. This summer a bumper crop of warm season weeds such as clover, ground ivy, nut sedge, and spurge are in full view. Regular mowing (usually 36 weeks out of 52 weeks) helps stop the weed cycle, but we also follow a pre and post-emergent weed control schedule. More
Check out the summer edition of
NC State Extension Gardner Newsletter
for summer tips.
ng consistent schedules and keeping up with specific needs are key to summer landscape health. Click on the months below for specifics on turf care and weed control applications typically performed during the season. Crews visit sites every week or as contracted, but it is amazing how quickly a plant can become distressed in summer conditions. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to address any unusual issues.
- June - Fertilizer, Broad leaf weed control, Fungicide
- July- 3rd application of Fungicide if necessary
- Organic soil supplement with iron
- Fall Seeding (
aerate, overseed, fertilize)
The official birthday flower of June is the lovely rose. Roses are the most popular flowers in the world and although all roses symbolize love and appreciation, the color of the flower petals have very specific meanings.
July birthday flower is the Water Lily, which represents purity and majesty.
Other colorful suggestions for your summer landscape include:
angelonias, begonias, caladiums, coleus, cosmos, lantanas, periwinkles, marigolds, New Guinea impatiens, petunias, rudbeckias, sweet potato vines, and zinnias. Remember to include a few fragrant favorites.