Horticultural Revolution in Boxwood Management

June 18, 2019 | Boxwood Blight

 With the change in climate and the presence of boxwood blight in the landscape, it is now more important than ever to change pruning philosophy and adapt old ideologies to accommodate current status. Opening up boxwoods to create oxygen flow diminishes micro climates responsible for the promotion of fungus and disease. Visual data suggests that the lack of oxygen availability contributes greatly to the acceleration process of Cps, ( boxwood blight ).

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How to Hire a Lawn Care Service

May 28, 2019 | Lawn Care

 Summertime is so close we can smell it. Weekday evenings and weekends are starting to fill up with plans of baseball games, cookouts, and time outdoors with family. But wait, when are you going to find the time to care for your lawn? If lawn care is starting to get in the way of your summertime fun, it may be time to consider a lawn care professional who can do the bulk of the work for you. That way, you can have your thick, green, lush lawn without missing out on precious warm weather fun. Now comes the hard part, how do you choose the right lawn care company? Our team at Nature’s Select Premium Turf Services, Inc. has put together a few tips on how to find a quality lawn care service.

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It All Starts with the Soil

April 27, 2019 | Fertilization

“If any single aspect of turf management ranks above the others, it’s soil”, says Dr. Nick Christians, an agronomy professor at Iowa State University’s Ames campus. And at Nature’s Select Premium Turf Services, we couldn’t agree more. As you prepare your lawn and plant beds for the spring and summertime, it’s important to start from the ground up, and that means caring for your soil.

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4 Spring Projects for a Healthy Lawn

March 25, 2019 | Fertilization

Homeowners across North Carolina are rejoicing because we’ve made it through another long, cold winter and warmer temperatures have arrived. Spring weather has a tendency to give us the project itch, so you’re probably ready to get your hands dirty. If so, it’s time to form a plan of attack! From fertilization to weeding to mowing, it’s essential to create a spring lawn care to-do list. At Nature’s Select Premium Turf Services, Inc., we are landscaping experts, so let us tackle some of those items on your list so you can enjoy as much of spring as possible!

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4 Tips to Keep Your Trees and Shrubs Healthy

February 11, 2019 | Fertilization

Trees and shrubs are a key elements of a beautiful lawn. They provide shade, places for kids to play, and their beauty continues to change throughout the year. Our team at Nature’s Select Premium Turf Services, Inc. knows you want to guard your investment in your lawn, and the best place to start is by caring for your trees. We’ve put together a list of tips to follow, so you can keep your trees and shrubs healthy all year long.

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3 Tips for Caring for Your Lawn during the Winter Months

January 29, 2019 | Lawn Care

Did you know that lawn care is not just for spring and summer? While it’s true that your lawn doesn’t require as much care in the winter, you definitely don’t want to ignore it completely. To ensure that it will be in good shape in the spring, you need to take a few steps in the winter. Our team at Nature’s Select Premium Turf Services, Inc. have put together a list of thing you can be doing now that will pay off when the weather gets warm.

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What’s Included in Our 5-Step Tree and Shrub Care Program?

December 22, 2018 | Fertilization

When you’ve taken the time to invest in a beautifully landscaped yard, you want to ensure that your investment is protected and nourished to remain at its healthiest. Nature’s Select Premium Turf Services, Inc. gives your plants the TLC they need with our year-long 5-step care program. Read below to find out how this thorough program protects from disease, nourishes the soil, and fertilizes your plants for maximum health.

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THE BENEFITS OF LAWN AERATION

September 1, 2017 | Aeration

Lawn advice usually runs toward applying, as in apply x pounds of nitrogen, apply herbicides for weeds or fungicide, or apply water at this rate for success. Well, our advice today is not about applying, it’s about aerating. By definition, to aerate is “to introduce air into (a material)”. In this case the material is the soil your lawn is growing in. Aeration also permits water and nutrients to better penetrate the soil, but aeroaquanutrification is an awfully long (and silly) word, even if it better describes the full effects. When air, water and nutrients can more easily reach the root zone, a series of very beneficial events begins that allow all the stuff you’re applying work even better. You may even need to do less applying in the long run if more of what you apply actually gets where it’s supposed to and does what it’s meant to. Let’s … Continued

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THE LIVING SOIL, PART 3: ORGANIC MATTER & HUMUS

April 21, 2017 | Lawn Care

The founding theory of the Select Program is that “Healthy Soil creates a Healthy Lawn”. But what is “healthy soil”? Let’s look at the factors that go into producing a healthy soil that benefits your grass and lets nature feed and protect your lawn. Note: The science of soil chemistry and makeup is complex. This is a very simple overview of the process. ORGANIC MATTER: THE RAW MATERIAL A compost pile shows the transformation of raw organic material into dark rich soil. A compost pile shows the transformation of raw organic material into dark rich soil. Organic matter is the raw material of good soil structure: grass clippings, leaf clippings, twigs, things that have died (plant or animal); essentially whatever is laying on top of the soil that isn’t alive but once was. It’s also anything that’s died below ground: plant roots, microorganisms, animals and insects. When you consider that … Continued

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THE LIVING SOIL, PART 2: EARTHWORMS

April 20, 2017 | Lawn Care

The founding theory of the Select Program is that “Healthy Soil creates a Healthy Lawn”. But what is “healthy soil”? Let’s look at the factors that go into producing a healthy soil that benefits your grass and lets nature feed and protect your lawn. EARTHWORMS: NATURE’S AERATORS One of the first things you’ll notice if you dig in healthy soil is that is full of living things: beetles, sowbugs, ants, centipedes, grubs and other small animals populate the soil. In a healthy acre of land it is estimated the weight of the organisms in the top 6” of soil is between 2500 and 5000 pounds! The most iconic and important of these soil-dwellers may be earthworms. Earthworms perform multiple functions that enrich and improve the soil. Their feeding activity pulls dead organic material from the soil surface into the soil. They also ingest soil particles that are used to grind … Continued

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