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A guide to adding value to your home, inside and out

Your home is the most valuable thing that you own. It only makes sense that you would want to find plenty of ways to add value to it. 

Best Pruning Practices in North Carolina
January 29, 2020

Everything you need to know about how and when to prune, including what mistakes to avoid!

What Can I Do With My Yard Debris?

Effective ways to manage leaves in the fall and grass clippings in the growing season on your property.

Thinking about selling your home?
August 16, 2019

Don’t leave money on the table by ignoring this key factor.

Beyond Pollmageddon 2019
April 16, 2019

We’ve all seen it, but what the heck is pollen anyway, why is it EVERYWHERE, and what does it even do?

Maintaining An Eco Friendly Lawn
May 15, 2018

Are you interested in maintaining an eco friendly lawn? Taking the earth into account when managing your lawn or hiring a lawn care company is important, read on to learn why.

Five Tips That Will Have You Pruning Like a Pro This Season!
March 12, 2018

From timing to technique, learn the important keys to your successful pruning plan this year.

Does Tree And Shrub Fertilizer Work?
March 17, 2018

Tree and shrub fertilizer is designed to provide additional nutrients to the soil surrounding your ornamental trees and shrubs, allowing them to flourish. Here’s how it works…

Warm Season Grasses Return From Dormancy
March 24, 2016

One of the most common questions that we get from customers during the early spring is “why is my grass brown and not green?”

When should I start cutting the grass?
February 20, 2018

Once winter weather has subsided and temps begin to rise, you may ask yourself “is it time to mow the lawn again?”

How effective are mosquito control services?
February 13, 2018

You see a lot of companies that offer mosquito control, but how does it work, and is it really effective?

Pro Tips: Early Spring Lawn Care
March 14, 2018

From pre-emergent weed control to fertilization to help your turf wake up for the spring, we’ve got the inside track to a healthy lawn for you.

10 Tips For Spring Lawn Care
February 1, 2018

Who’s ready for spring? There is something so refreshing about this time of year. It is the perfect time for a fresh start and to focus on spring lawn care.

Why Leaf Removal Throughout The Winter Matters
January 23, 2018

Many trees hang onto their dead leaves well into the winter season. As the leaves continue to fall, it is essential to your lawn’s health that you stay on top of them.

Pro Tips : Late Winter Lawn Care
January 13, 2018

It is true, late winter seems like an undesirable time to do anything with the yard. In fact, there are some critical lawn care items to take care of this time of year.

When To Prune Crepe Myrtle
January 17, 2018

The best time to prune crepe myrtle is in the late winter into the very early spring, depending on your region and temperate zone.

Add Curb Appeal With Winter Landscaping
January 10, 2018

Is your winter landscape looking a little drab? There are some basic winter landscaping tips that you can implement on your property to add curb appeal.

What Is Rejuvenation Pruning?
January 2, 2018

Shrubs are a staple feature in many home landscapes, and with good reason; not only do shrubs provide aesthetic enhancement but they also serve as privacy barriers.

Winter Landscape Clean Up
December 20, 2017

When the winter season begins to set in, it is the ideal time to start thinking about landscape clean up and bed maintenance.

When To Install Winter Mulch
December 14, 2017

Winter is a surprisingly good time to lay down a fresh layer of mulch!

Christmas Decorations and Curb Appeal
December 12, 2017

No matter what kind of holiday decorations that you choose, it is always fun to add a little Christmas curb appeal to your home.

Can Frost Damage Your Lawn?
December 7, 2017

It is common knowledge that frost damage can make many plants and flower varieties meet an unfortunate demise. But what about grass?

Fire Ant Quarantine In North Carolina
December 4, 2017

What is the quarantine, how does it affect your family, and what you can do about it.

Winter Pruning
December 1, 2017

Winter is an excellent time to take care of some of the pruning in your landscape. Many shrubs can be pruned just about any time of the year if you are pruning correctively.

How should I mow and maintain my lawn in the fall and winter?
September 12, 2018

It spends on a number of factors, including your grass type, leaf coverage, and more.

What types of mulch are there?
January 14, 2019

Mulch is a popular addition to any landscape, it not only freshens up the color, but it can also be highly beneficial to plants and soil.

Weed and Feed vs. Grass Fertilization
November 14, 2017

What is the difference between “weed and feed” and “weed control”?

When To Plant Spring Bulbs
February 11, 2017

April showers bring May flowers. Isn't that how the saying goes? Well, aside from April showers, if you want to see spring flowers, you definitely need to know when to plant bulbs.

Lawn Care Prep For Winter
November 1, 2018

The familiar chill in the air signals that it is time to prepare your lawn for winter.

Flower Planting Tips & Tricks
October 30, 2017

Many Canopy Lawn Care customers choose to have flowers installed during both the spring and fall seasons. This ensures that their beds always look fresh and full of life!

When Should You Shut Off Irrigation?
October 18, 2017

Irrigation systems can be a great benefit to your lawn and we all know that lawns need regular watering to stay healthy.

How To Get Rid Of Moles And Voles
October 13, 2017

Moles, voles, holes, and everything you need to know to identify, plan for, and deal with these critters.

Fall Lawn Mowing Tips
October 10, 2017

Fall is an important season for lawn maintenance and mowing is no exception. Before you put the mower up for the season, check out our fall lawn mowing tips.

Fall Landscaping Tips
October 6, 2017

The fall season is a great time to be outside. Both the temperatures and leaves begin to fall and yard work can be an enjoyable outdoor activity.

4 Ways To Decorate A Pumpkin Without Carving
October 5, 2017

There’s more than one way to skin a cat, or in this case, decorate a pumpkin! We’re sharing four ideas that don’t involve carving your pumpkin this year!

Overseeding - Seed Quality Matters
September 27, 2017

Are you planning to aerate and overseed your cool season lawn this fall? Be sure to ask your lawn care provider about the quality of seed that they will be using.

Johnny Appleseed Day
September 25, 2018

Who was Johnny Appleseed and just what did he do to earn that moniker?

What should I do to care for my lawn in the fall?
September 23, 2018

Fall is the perfect time to begin to prepare your lawn for winter as well as spring!

Why Are Leaves Dropping So Early?
September 14, 2017

The transition from season to season brings a welcome change. As temperatures begin to cool down, the change in colors on the trees above is a sure sign of fall.

The Canopy Core Aeration Experience
September 12, 2018

Core aeration is a type of cultivation which extracts a plug of turf, thatch, and soil and deposits the plug on the lawn. Did you know? Not all lawn aeration service is equal.

How To Care For Your Lawn After Aeration & Seeding
August 29, 2017

Aeration and seeding is one of the most beneficial lawn care services that you can offer your grass this year, but what you do after your service is just as important.

Fall Flowers That Will Add Color To Your Landscape
August 25, 2017

As temperatures cool down it’s a great time to get out and do a little fall planting & yard cleanup. Even the simplest touches can go a long way towards improving your curb appeal.

Natural Weed Control For Your Lawn
August 22, 2018

Many products on the market claim to be “natural” weed control for your lawn.

Easy Ways To Add Curb Appeal This Fall
August 18, 2017

Curb appeal does more than simply just add a pleasant aesthetic. It can actually increase your home’s value.

Why You Should Aerate and Seed Your Fescue Lawn
August 16, 2018

Homeowners that have a cool season lawn may look out their window this time of year and be a little disappointed with what they see.

What Is Wrong With My Shrub? Summer Heat Stress On Plants
August 11, 2018

There is so much to love about the summer season! Your plants and grass love summer too; but as the days get longer and the temperatures rise, plant life can begin to struggle.

Benefits of cool season aeration and seeding
August 8, 2017

Aeration and overseeding is one of the most important things you can do to improve the health of your grass and yard.

How To Treat Crabgrass
July 31, 2017

Crabgrass is a pesky and persistent weed and can be quite invasive. One of the main reasons that crabgrass spreads so easily is that it is not properly managed.

Summer Maintenance Pruning
July 19, 2017

Learn how to know what to prune and the proper pruning techniques for the summer season.

Avoid Heat Stress and Over Watering Your Lawn
July 14, 2017

Mid-summer is a great time of year. Days are longer and seem to call us to have fun with family and friends, grilling out or cooling off by the pool. What about your lawn though?

5 DIY Grass Projects
July 13, 2017

This may come as no surprise to you, but here at Canopy Lawn Care, we love grass!

How to Water Your Lawn for Best Results
June 29, 2017

Today, we want to help you water your lawn for the best results and in turn prevent brown, dying grass.

Warm Season Lawn Aeration
June 16, 2017

Lawn aeration is beneficial for all types of turf. However, in order to be successful, lawn aeration should be completed during the correct season.

Mowing Matters! Tips and Tricks For Proper Lawn Mowing
June 9, 2017

Most people do not think much about it, but the way that your lawn is mowed makes a big difference in your overall lawn health.

Soil Amendments and How They Help Your Lawn
June 8, 2017

Learn how you can increase or decrease pH levels to help your plants thrive!

5 Tips To Keep Your Lawn Healthy This Summer
June 2, 2017

As the days get longer and the summer heat begins to kick in, it is important to pay attention to your lawn care.

How To Dethatch Your Lawn
May 24, 2017

Many people know about the benefits of aeration, but are you familiar with the process of dethatching your lawn? If not, you are in the right place! Let’s start with the basics…

Is Slime Mold Bad?
May 24, 2017

Have you noticed a “fungus” growing on your mulch beds recently that resembles dog vomit? You are not alone!

Does My Warm Season Grass Need Aeration?
May 11, 2017

We’re going to cut to the chase- yes, yes it does. All grasses typically benefit from being aerated.

How To Identify, Prevent, And Treat Fire Ants
May 11, 2017

Learn how to identify, treat, and prevent these invasive ants in your yard.

How Do You Prune Knock Out Roses?
May 14, 2018

Learn how to prune and get the most out of this popular southern flower.

3 Lawn Care Tips For New Homeowners
May 1, 2017

Have you recently purchased a home? Congratulations! Being a homeowner is one of the most rewarding milestones in life. It can also be one of the scariest!

How Can I Get My Ornamental Trees and Shrubs to Bloom?
April 24, 2017

Ornamental trees and shrubs can add a lovely pop of color to any landscape. But how can you ensure that your plants bloom each season and offer the best color?

Why are there weeds in my yard?
April 3, 2017

You’re doing everything right, and yet weeds are still making an unwelcome appearance in your lawn. Find out why and out you can do about it.

Do Mosquito Treatments Work?
March 23, 2017

There is nothing worse than enjoying the tranquility of your backyard when you hear that familiar buzzing sound in your ear. Oh, no! Is it that time already? Mosquitoes are back.

Why is my neighbor's lawn green and mine is not? 
March 15, 2017

You may be surprised at how often this question comes up this time of year...

Freshen Up Your Landscape With These Spring Annuals
March 10, 2017

Annual flowers are usually a cost-effective way to enhance your landscape with seasonal colors. They are great enhancements to any mulch or pine straw bed!

North Carolina Weed Control Alert!
March 2, 2017

It seems as though the warmer weather is here to stay in North Carolina, signaling an early spring.

Pruning Crepe Myrtles
February 3, 2017

The Crepe Myrtle is a signature tree in the Carolinas. Learn how to properly prune these Southern staples!

Pruning Ornamental Trees and Shrubs
December 8, 2016

At Canopy, our Full Service customers enjoy professional pruning services as part of their regular service.

Split Application For Pre-Emergent Weed Control
November 30, 2016

Split application means that instead of applying herbicide in one visit, we do two visits where the pre-emergent herbicide is applied.

Applying Weed Control To Warm Season Grass
October 12, 2016

Are you wondering when you should apply pre-emergent weed control to your lawn? Or perhaps you are asking – “what is pre-emergent weed control and is it necessary?”

5 Fall Lawn Care Tips You Need To Know
September 23, 2016

Temperatures are cooling down and the smell of pumpkin spice is filling the air. In fact, you should go grab yourself a latte or muffin while you read up on these tips!

When is the best time to seed your lawn?
September 24, 2016

The best time to seed your lawn largely depends on which climate zone that you live in and what type of turfgrass you may have.

What You Need To Know About Pruning
September 14, 2016

Pruning your ornamental trees and shrubs can greatly enhance your home’s curb appeal. It can also improve the health of your plants when done properly.

What Is Wrong With My Fescue Grass?
September 14, 2018

If you have fescue or cool season grass, your turf is likely not at its best and perhaps even browning out.

Cool Weather Planting
August 31, 2016

The temperatures are still warm, but it’s time to start thinking about fall.

Fall Armyworms - What To Do About Them
August 26, 2016

Fall armyworms are a serious pest to turfgrasses throughout the southeastern United States, including North Carolina.

5 DIY Pallet Projects For Your Lawn & Garden
August 26, 2016

Wood pallet projects are very popular right now, and why not? They are usually free, have character & are readily available. They are also a great medium for landscaping projects.

Common Lawn Weeds: Nutsedge
July 28, 2016

One of the most common weeds that we are seeing popping up in our customers’ lawns right now is called nutsedge.

Composting For Your Lawn
July 27, 2016

Want to start composting, but not sure where to begin? Whether you own several acres of land or a small yard in the city, you can compost.

Your Lawn And The Environment
July 19, 2016

Are you aware of your lawn’s benefit to the environment? When we think about lawn care and the environment, our minds often immediately jump to topics like water & chemical usage.

Japanese Beetles and Grub Control
July 13, 2016

Grubs can quickly cause serious damage to your lawn. Learn how to spot problems before they start!

How to properly water your lawn
June 15, 2018

Watering your lawn is an important aspect of your lawn care during summer months.

Brown Patch And Your Lawn
June 15, 2016

Brown patch is often confused with burn spots or perhaps pet waste damage in lawns. In fact, the disease is caused by a species of fungus called Rhizoctonia.

Top 6 Questions About Mosquito Treatments
May 27, 2016

If you have lived in southeastern united states for more than six months, you know, we have A LOT of mosquitos.

Should I Use Mulch or Pine Straw?
May 14, 2016

Now is the time to freshen up your beds to keep them looking nice. If you are reading this, you are likely trying to determine what type of material you want to use in your beds.

10 Tips For Preventing and Controlling Crabgrass
March 24, 2016

Read the low down on how to get ahead of your crabgrass this season!

Can Your Landscaping Help You Sell Your Home?
March 15, 2016

Real estate in Raleigh-Durham and throughout the Triangle is booming, learn how landscaping and maintenance can help you sell your home faster!

Bringing Better Value To Home Maintenance
March 3, 2016

Life is busy. You have work commitments, children to care for, friends and family to spend time with …it seems like the calendar fills up each month faster than the one before.

Zika Virus and Your Lawn
February 3, 2016

As you have likely seen in the news in recent weeks, Zika virus has reached the United States. Learn how to protect yourself and your family.

8 Ways To Stay Safe During Snow and Ice
January 21, 2016

Snow and Ice can be both a danger and a nuisance on a variety of levels. By planning ahead, you can eliminate some of the risks to yourself and your home.

Lawn Care in the Fall and Winter
September 14, 2017

Lawn care is typically a bigger topic during the spring and summer months, when homeowners are worried about mowing and keeping lawns green for outdoor activities.

Watering Your Newly Aerated Lawn
September 4, 2015

Your new lawn has carefully been seeded and needs proper ongoing maintenance. Particularly in the next several weeks to ensure the success of seed germination and establishment.

Why Your Lawn Needs Aeration
August 12, 2015

Have you ever wondered in lawn aeration is really beneficial? We break down the ins and outs of aeration and why it may make sense for your lawn.

What kind of grass do I have?
June 25, 2015

It’s nothing to be ashamed of if you don’t know your turf type, many people don’t and there are quite a few to choose from!

Tips for Watering Your Lawn
May 27, 2015

Watering your lawn involves more than just putting a sprinkler in the middle of your lawn and turning on the hose.

Pest Control Treatments
May 20, 2015

We all know how horrible it is to walk into your home at night, flip on the light and scream at the sight of a massive brown roach running across the counter!

Pressure Washing: Luxury or Necessity?
May 11, 2015

Have you ever had to convince someone to try something new that you knew would be better for them if they just gave it a shot?

5 Reasons Why Your Lawn is Brown and Not Green
May 4, 2015

Is your lawn looking a little more brown than green these days? There are many reasons you could be experiencing poor lawn health, but here are the top five.

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Jonathan H., Cary, North Carolina