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Outdoor landscaping projects need to be done in a timely manner to increase curb appeal

What to Look for in a Professional Landscaping Company

Are you dreaming of a lush, vibrant garden or a beautifully landscaped outdoor space that’s the envy of your neighborhood? The key to turning your landscaping dreams into reality lies in choosing the right professionals for the job. Join our Wake Forest landscaping professionals from FortSmith Landscaping as we share the essential information you need…
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The best grass seed for North Carolina is typically a tall fescue or perennial ryegrass

How to Choose the Best Grass Seed for North Carolina

A lush, vibrant lawn is not only a source of pride but also a welcoming haven for families and friends to enjoy the great outdoors. However, achieving that picturesque lawn in North Carolina comes with its unique set of challenges. The Tar Heel State boasts a diverse climate, from the coastal regions to the mountainous…
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Wake Forest Hedge Trimming

When To Trim Hedges in North Carolina

A well-maintained outdoor space can do wonders for the curb appeal of your home. Hedges not only enhance your property’s aesthetic appeal but also provide local wildlife privacy, security, and shelter. However, knowing when and how to trim your hedges can be a bit tricky, especially in North Carolina’s diverse climate. That’s why our Wake…
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pine straw and shredded hardwood mulch are often the  popular choice for landscape beds

Pine Straw vs Mulch: Everything You Need To Know

Whether you’re a homeowner or business owner in North Carolina, landscaping plays a significant role in enhancing your property’s appeal and value. One of the most crucial decisions you’ll face when it comes to landscaping is choosing the right materials to accentuate your outdoor spaces. Our Wake Forest Landscaping professionals understand the age-old debate of…
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organic mulches improve soil moisture levels and prevent soil erosion

8 Benefits of Mulch in Your Garden

When it comes to nurturing a lush and vibrant garden in North Carolina, FortSmith Landscaping understands the unique challenges and opportunities presented by our region’s climate and soil conditions. In the heart of the Tar Heel State, where hot and humid summers are the norm, and where vibrant greenery thrives year-round, achieving and maintaining a…
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NC Lawn Care Tips

Beginner Lawn Care Tips for Your North Carolina Home

If you’re a new homeowner or a novice gardener in the Tar Heel State, you’ve come to the right place for beginner lawn car tips. Maintaining a lush, green lawn in North Carolina can be a rewarding endeavor, but it does come with its unique challenges and considerations due to the state’s diverse climate.  Whether…
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best timing for grass seed planting in NC

When Is The Best Time To Plant Grass Seed in NC?

Knowing the best time to plant grass seed in NC can be tricky for the average homeowner. If you don’t do it at the optimal time, you’re left with a lackluster lawn that costs you a lot of money. That’s where we come in. At FortSmith Landscaping, we want you to have the information you…
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how to overseed a lawn

Timing is Everything: When and How to Overseed Your Lawn for Best Results

At FortSmith Landscaping we have a proven track record of turning ordinary lawns into extraordinary landscapes that stand out in the neighborhood. Our team of lawn care experts is well-versed in the unique climate and conditions of Wake Forest, ensuring that your overseeding project will yield the best possible results.
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Plant Grass Seed in NC? Key Factors to Consider

Is It Too Late to Plant Grass Seed in NC? Key Factors to Consider

FortSmith Landscaping's experts in residential lawn care are sharing our secrets of timing in the planting of grass seeds, and the essential factors that should be considered to maintain a healthy, newly seeded lawn.
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Healthy lawn best watering time

Water Wisely: The Best Time to Water Your Lawn in NC for a Lush Green Landscape

Your watering routine can play a critical role in whether you have a lush, green landscape, or a brown, burned-out lawn. Knowing the best time to water your grass is one of the key components of keeping a healthy lawn. If you’re looking for a greener lawn, we have several good watering practices you’ll want…
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Defeating the Bermuda Grass

Defeating the Bermuda Grass Dollar Spot: Prevention and Treatment Strategies

When you look out at your lawn is it green and plush? If you’re noticing a brown patch or two or areas of tan coloring, your lawn may have some Bermuda grass Dollar Spot fungus. While it may not be what you want to hear, the good news is that it’s not only treatable but…
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Lawn Care Wake Forest

North Carolina Bermuda Grass 101: The Ultimate Guide to a Lush and Vibrant Yard

Bermuda grass is a warm-season grass, making it optimal in North Carolina and southern regions of the country. Bermuda lawns are known for their ability to tolerate difficult conditions like drought, heat, and plenty of foot traffic. It’s a favorite because it recovers from damage much quicker than other types of grass. To keep your…
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property line divider ideas

Creative Property Line Divider Ideas for Stunning Landscaping

When it comes to property line dividers, you don’t have to settle for your average fence. You can get creative when you want to distinguish where your property ends, and your neighbor’s begins. Besides fences and stone walls, landscaping property lines is a great way to distinguish what’s your property and add style to your…
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when to fertilize bermuda grass

When to Fertilize Bermuda Grass in NC: A Guide to Optimal Lawn Care

Bermuda grass is one of the most popular grasses that you’ll find in the South. It can withstand heat and drought conditions, making it a favorite in Wake Forest. One of the best ways to keep your Bermuda grass healthy and plush is to fertilize it. To help you obtain a plush lawn, our lawn…
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Fertilize Your Lawn in NC Guide

When to Fertilize Your Lawn in NC: A Guide for Optimal Growth

If you want to have a plush lawn, you have to make sure it’s not only mowed regularly but also has the proper nutrients. This is where fertilization comes into play. Whether you have a warm-season lawn or a cool-season lawn, knowing when and what to do in the fertilization department makes a big difference…
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How to get rid of clover

How to Get Rid of Clover in Your Lawn in NC: Effective Tips and Methods

Maintaining a lush and healthy lawn is a desire shared by many homeowners in North Carolina. However, one persistent challenge that often frustrates these aspirations is the unwelcome invasion of clover. With its distinctive three-leafed clusters and rapid spreading tendencies, clover can quickly take over your lawn, detracting from its aesthetic appeal and impeding the…
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Wake Forest Sod Installation

How Much Does Sod Cost in NC? A Comprehensive Guide to Sod Installation Expenses

Whether you’re looking to transform your yard into a lush green paradise or simply want to enhance the curb appeal of your property, sod installation can be a fantastic solution. However, before embarking on this journey, it’s crucial to understand the expenses involved and have a clear idea of what to expect.  Our experts in…
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how to kill ants in your yard

How to Kill Ants in Your Yard: Effective Lawn Care Ant Control Methods

Ants can be pesky little creatures that are not only annoying but can also wreak havoc on your lawn. This is why many people look for ways to get rid of ants and prevent ants from revisiting their property. While you may want to kill all the ants you see around your home, you also…
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Professional Lawn Maintenance in Wake Forest, NC

The Ultimate Lawn Care Schedule: Your Comprehensive Schedule for Healthy and Lush Grass

Are you looking for a lush, green lawn that makes your neighbors green with envy? Maintaining a healthy and beautiful lawn requires more than just mowing the grass and watering it occasionally. It takes a comprehensive approach to lawn care that includes regular maintenance, proper fertilization, and pest control. At FortSmith Landscaping, our North Carolina…
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Mosquito Lawn Treatment

Say Goodbye to Unwanted Insects with Mosquito Lawn Treatment

Are you tired of pesky mosquitoes ruining your time outdoors? Mosquitoes are a common problem in North Carolina lawns and gardens, and they can be more than just an annoyance. Controlling mosquito populations is important not only for our comfort but also for our health. Mosquitoes are carriers of diseases like West Nile virus, malaria,…
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When To Apply Pre-Emergent Herbicides: The Secret To A Weed-Free Lawn

What Are Pre-Emergent Herbicides and How Do They Work?

Maintaining a lush and healthy lawn requires more than just regular watering and mowing. One of the most common challenges faced by homeowners is dealing with weeds that can quickly overtake a lawn and ruin its appearance. While there are various methods to control weeds, pre-emergent herbicides are an effective and efficient solution that can…
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Get rid of weeds in nc

How to Get Rid of Weeds in Grass and Achieve a Healthy Lawn

A lush, green lawn is the pride of any homeowner, but pesky weeds can quickly take over and ruin its appearance. Weeds not only detract from the beauty of your lawn, but they can also compete with grass for nutrients and water, ultimately weakening and damaging your lawn.  If you’re struggling with weed control on…
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When to Apply Pre-Emergent Herbicide in NC

When to Apply Pre-Emergent Herbicide in NC for Effective Weed Control

Maintaining a lush, healthy lawn can be a challenge in North Carolina, especially when weeds threaten to invade and choke out the grass. One of the most effective ways to control weeds is by using pre-emergent herbicides. These specialized chemicals prevent weed seeds from germinating, ensuring that they never become a problem in the first…
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Lawn Diseases North Carolina

Lawn Diseases in North Carolina: How to Identify and Treat Common Grass Diseases

Maintaining a lush and healthy lawn requires proper care and attention. However, despite our best efforts, lawns can be vulnerable to various diseases that can damage or even destroy the grass. These diseases can be caused by various factors such as weather conditions, soil quality, and improper lawn care practices. Our North Carolina lawn care…
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Striped up grass from a commercial lawn mower in a customer's backyard.

2023 Beginners Guide to Lawn Aeration

 When you look out at your lawn, what do you see? If you don’t see a well-maintained lawn that gives your curb appeal a boost, it’s time to get to work. When you want a thick, plush lawn (and who doesn’t?) you have to give it the TLC it deserves. That goes well beyond…
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spring lawn preparation

9 Steps for Proper Spring Lawn Preparation

Living in the mixed climate of North Carolina, you are used to the sunny months of spring and summer when the grass, shrubs, flowers, and other plants in your yard grow. However, you are equally used to their dormant stage, during the cold winter months when snow and frost cover your turf and prohibit the…
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laying sod in winter

Pros and Cons Of Laying Sod In Winter

Considering Laying Sod In The Winter? When it comes to landscaping, some rules are universal. However, when it comes to the best time of year to lay sod, the first step to knowing when to start sod installation is to understand the climate where you live. Grass-growing systems are affected by freezing temperatures vs. warmer…
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Wake Forest spring aeration

Spring Aeration: How to Get the Most Out of Your Lawn

With North Carolina’s springtime quickly approaching, it’s time to start considering how to get your lawn looking its best. While waiting until the warm weather approaches in April or May is tempting, the best time to aerate your lawn is in the winter months. Fort Smith Landscaping has expert advice for how to best keep…
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Can You Plant Trees In The Winter

Can You Plant Trees In The Winter? Planting Trees In The Winter In North Carolina

When you think about planting and growing trees, you may automatically think of waiting until spring. But, think again. Planting trees in winter versus early spring has its benefits, depending on the types of trees you want to plant. What trees are best to plant during winter? We’re going to answer that question as well…
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Mulch for weed control

How To Use Mulch For Weed Control

When you have pesky weeds in your garden, they take away from the beauty of your flowers and can inhibit growth. If weeds have become public enemy number one in your garden, it’s time to look for ways to remove them. While there are several ways to go about weed suppression, many people turn to…
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what's a lawn care service package

What Is Included In Our Lawn Care Services Packages?

What Services Do Lawn Care Companies Provide? When you want your lawn to have curb appeal and even be the envy of the neighborhood, you need to take care of the grass and landscaping. But who wants to keep up with that in their spare time? That’s why a landscaping company can help. Lawn care…
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Should you bag your grass clippings

Should You Bag Your Grass Clippings?

To bag or not to bag, that is the question when it comes to your lawn clippings in your yard. You may not be sure if you should be bagging clippings or leaving clippings lying around. If you mow frequently, those grass clippings can add up. When you want your lawn to have that curb…
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mulching your grass

Does Mulching Your Lawn Spread Weeds?

To mulch or not to mulch your grass clippings. That is the question. While some people mulch grass clippings, others are afraid that doing so is going to make more weeds appear on their lawn. So, what do you do once your grass is cut and you have clippings lying around your yard? If you…
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Damaging Lawn Pests

Damaging Lawn Pests and How To Prevent Them

A well-maintained lawn is every homeowner’s dream. Your lawn gives off the first impression of your house. You want it to be nicely mowed, green, and full of life.  While the essentials of lawn care, such as watering, mowing, landscaping, and fertilizing, are relatively simple to manage, there is one component of lawn care that…
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residential lawn care

Complete Guide To Spring Lawn Care

The weather getting warmer indicates the need to embark on a spring lawn care journey. When spring comes along, it brings a breath of fresh air. You and your family are going to spend a lot of time outdoors, so why not get your lawn ready too? When it comes to sprucing up your lawn,…
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Best Time to Seed Your Lawn

When is the Best Time to Seed Your Lawn?

As you look out at your lawn, do you see plush, green grass? If you don’t, you may be tempted to throw grass seed down to make some magic happen. But, it’s not that easy. If you don’t seed your lawn at the right time, you could be wasting your efforts, and end up with…
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Professional Lawn Maintenance in Wake Forest, NC

Lawn Maintenance in Wake Forest, NC From Professionals

Our expert landscaping crew illustrates the importance of regular maintenance services in giving your home’s or business’ lawn the healthy appeal you desire.
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