P.O. Box 72320, Durham, NC 27722
Mon-Fri: 8:00 - 4:00
17 Sep 2018

September Newsletter

Proper Watering

One question we get so often this time of year is, "How much water does my lawn need since it has been seeded?" The proper amount of water to sustain yet not drown the fresh seed is 1" per week. Whether you have an irrigation system or water manually, it is vital your lawn receive the correct amount of water. The best way to measure the amount of water your lawn is receiving is by placing a rain gauge in your yard. This will measure any water your lawn is receiving, whether from rain or your irrigation system.

Sure We Can

So many conversations with customers start out by them asking "Can you" followed by whatever the specific question may be. You don't even have to finish the question; the answer is "Sure We Can!" Whatever the project may be that you have in mind for your landscape, we can handle it. Not only do we have years of experience in lawn maintenance and turf applications, our team has experience with hardscapes such as fire pits, outdoor kitchens, paver walkways and patios, and retaining walls. Water features, custom landscape design and installation, landscape lighting, tree and shrub applications, seeding and aeration, and winter weather care are all services we do and the list could go on! Suffice it to say, with the exception of high tree work, if it is in your yard, the answer is "Sure We Can!"

djs employees laying sod

Fall Veggies

Summer is winding down and fall is just around the corner, but the gardening opportunities aren't over yet. Fall is the prime time for getting many of your vegetables in the ground so they are ready to harvest and enjoy by the holiday season. A few veggies to plant this fall would be endive, kale, kohlrabi, leek, lettuce, mustard, onion, radish, and turnip. So whether you're just looking to exercise your green thumb or get something home-grown on the dinner plate, planting a fall vegetable garden is an enjoyable way to get outdoors this fall!

03 Sep 2018

September Plant of the Month

American Beautyberry

The American Beautyberry is a deciduous shrub that typically grows to about four feet though it can reach heights of eight feet. This plant enjoys the sun and its light lavender-pink flowers appear from June to August. The real beauty of this plant is seen during the fall. The green foliage turns to a beautiful shade of yellowy green and purple fruit ripens around the stem. The fruit ripens for an extended period of time and as it is eaten by the birds it is replaced by new berries, meaning that the beauty of this shrub lasts all through the fall. This is an excellent option to bring fall color into your landscape!