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Is Full-Service Lawn & Landscape Maintenance Right For Me?

Is Full-Service Lawn & Landscape Maintenance Right For Me?

Full-service maintenance plans save money, time, and effort.

When it comes to lawn and landscaping care, there are two schools of thought: the “pick and choose” approach or full-service maintenance plans. Full-service maintenance includes a regular mowing schedule, annual color, yard cleanups, leaf removal, trimming, and more.

Learn why opting for full-service lawn and landscaping can be better for you and your property in the long run. Residential and commercial property owners in Morehead City, Newport, Atlantic Beach, and nearby North Carolina communities can benefit from comprehensive landscaping management.

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A regular maintenance crew gets to know your property.

Every property is unique, and having a full-service maintenance plan means that the same crew will visit your property regularly. They will get to know the nuances of your plants and grass and how they respond to different services and treatments.

Having the same crew working on your lawn and landscaping also means they quickly learn what to work on and what to leave alone. They will quickly learn focal points and what is most important to you and your property.

Because they see your landscaping elements so frequently, they also spot signs of trouble before they get out of hand and harder to control, like lawn disease, insect/pest problems, and more.

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Combining multiple lawn and landscape services can save money.

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Patio Materials: Pavers vs. Flagstone

Patio Materials: Pavers vs. Flagstone

Putting in a new patio at your residential or commercial property is a great investment, as it can increase your property's value and also adds functional, beautiful space to your yard.

Making this choice, though, comes with other decisions that must be made before the patio is installed, such as what size and shape to make it, if you want to include other elements, or what material to use for the patio. At Wood Lawn & Landscaping, we skillfully create custom patios using pavers and flagstone. Learn more about these and which one could be an excellent choice for your property in Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Newport, and surrounding areas of North Carolina.

Flagstone will be more expensive than pavers.

Flagstone patio construction with seating in Atlantic Beach, NC.

If budget is a concern for your new project, then you may want to consider using concrete pavers, as they are the most economical choice and still create gorgeous patios. They will be cheaper per square foot than flagstone will be.

If, however, you are looking for the most natural looking option, then flagstone is a great option. It will be more expensive, but that is because the pieces do not come cut and our hardscape experts will have to spend more time shaping the stones and doing work to get the pieces of stone to fit.

Both concrete pavers and flagstone offer diverse design options.

We can create any kind of look and feel with your new patio and we can do it with either concrete pavers or flagstone. Concrete pavers can come in any size or shape...

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Why Your Lawn May Need Spring Restoration Services

Why Your Lawn May Need Spring Restoration Services

Whether your lawn is recovering from a harsh winter or has simply been neglected for a long period of time, you may require professional spring restoration services.

Our lawn restoration team is available to residential and commercial clients in Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, Newport, and nearby cities.

Check out some of the major reasons why your lawn may need spring restoration services.

Your Bermuda grass may have fallen victim to dollar patch.

Dollar patch is a lawn disease that occurs from early spring until fall. It takes the appearance of tan-colored, coin-sized spots.

Because this disease begins to show up in early spring, you should include its treatment as part of your spring lawn restoration services. Even though it thrives best in more humid conditions, it's never too early to address this issue.

If you aren't sure if the brown patches on your lawn are dollar patch or just a few bare spots, call our team today. We can diagnose the issue and come up with an effective treatment plan to restore the condition of your residential or commercial lawn.

Moles may burrow through your yard during the winter.

A mole in a garden in Morehead City, NC.

According to a study published by North Carolina University, moles eat anywhere from 70-100% of their body weight per day. They tend to hunt for their food in cool soil, which means your yard may be a jackpot for these pests during the winter season.

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4 Reasons to Plant Spring Annual Flowers

4 Reasons to Plant Spring Annual Flowers

With the spring season coming into view, you are likely thinking about renewing your landscape beds. Once you have decided to install new softscape, the debate between annual and perennial flowers may come up. Some people think that perennials offer better value because of their longer lifespan. However, it really comes down to your preferences.

Here at Wood Lawn & Landscaping, we install both annual and perennial flowers for residential and commercial properties located in and around Atlantic Beach, Newport, and Morehead City, NC.

While perennial flowers definitely add aesthetic value to your lawn, we want to encourage you to plant some annual flowers during this upcoming spring season. Check out these four reasons to plant spring annual flowers.

1. Annual flowers grow quickly and bloom for a longer period of time.

Annuals, as their name implies, only last for one year. They must complete all of the stages of life in a shorter period of time compared to perennials. In one year, annuals need to:

  • Germinate
  • Grow
  • Bloom
  • Seed
  • Die

Because of this rapid process, annuals are efficient growers. They often stay in bloom all season long, so you will have a bright and vibrant garden year-round.

Perennials will only bloom for a few weeks before they need to focus their energy on preparing for the next season.

2. Plant spring annual flowers if you want a low-maintenance landscape bed.

By planting spring annual flowers, you will be...

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Ways to Ensure Your Lawn & Landscaping Is Ready for Winter

Ways to Ensure Your Lawn & Landscaping Is Ready for Winter

Lawns and landscaping need to endure all manners of weather, including rain, wind, and snow. Winter weather can be particularly harsh on grass and landscape plants, and even routine snowfall can have a detrimental effect.

When ice forms on grass, it can make the blades brittle and all too easy to break—the same is true of other plant life. Routine lawn and landscape maintenance ensures your grass and plants will be vibrant and resilient enough to weather the winter months. That’s why it’s important to ready your lawn and landscaping for winter—a process known as winterization—which includes trimming plants, proper lawn mowing, and winter mulching, among other practices.

Here are some key reasons to ensure your lawn and landscaping is ready for winter in Morehead City, Newport, Atlantic Beach, and nearby cities in North Carolina.

1. Services such as proper lawn mowing, fertilization, and weed control help keep your lawn in optimal condition.

Hand pulling weeds in a landscaping bed in Morehead City, NC.

Since weakened grass is more susceptible to cold weather damage, it’s critical to maintain a healthy lawn year-round. Proper and consistent lawn mowing, fertilizing your grass at the proper intervals, and routine weed control—in addition to proper watering—all contribute to the overall health and optimal condition of your lawn. The stronger you keep your lawn throughout the year, the better prepared it will be come winter.

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Landscape Bed Renovation in Newport, NC

Landscape Bed Renovation in Newport, NC

Installing and renovating landscape beds is one of our specialties here at Wood Lawn & Landscaping, so when we got the call to install and renovate landscaping for a homeowner in Newport, NC, we were excited to begin.

This homeowner had quite a few areas of landscaping that needed to be redone, so our team sat down, came up with a design, and got to work installing their new landscape plants and ground cover.

Check out some more information and photos from this recent project below. We install and design landscaping for properties in Morehead City, Newport, Atlantic Beach, and the nearby areas in North Carolina.

Tearing Out Existing Landscaping & Removing Pine Straw Piles

Landscaping bed before and after in Newport, NC.

At one time, their existing landscaping was full of life and looked vibrant. But over the years, nature began to take its toll and the homeowners had been left with shabby-looking trees and shrubs, as well as piles of old pine straw. We went in, tore out what was there, save for some majestic palm trees they had out front, and removed the pine straw as well. Doing this allowed us to start our renovation with a clean slate.

Adding New Native Plants & Ornamental Grasses to Complement the Exterior

The outside of the home is a nice tan color, so we opted to choose plants that would complement the exterior and also give off a coastal North Carolina vibe. We kept their existing palm trees and installed new plants around them, along with some gorgeous ornamental grasses. Some...

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How Fire Pits & Fireplaces Extend Your Outdoor Living Space

How Fire Pits & Fireplaces Extend Your Outdoor Living Space

Adding custom elements that extend outdoor living is a popular trend right now as more people are desiring to spend less time indoors and spend more time outdoors. There are many ways you can extend your outdoor living space. One way is to add a custom fire pit or fireplace to your yard. A custom fire feature creates a gathering point for guests, extends the amount of time you can enjoy the outdoors, and provides ample entertainment opportunities.

Here are some ways fire pits and fireplaces extend your outdoor living in Morehead City, Newport, Atlantic Beach, and the surrounding areas.

A Fire Pit or Fireplace Creates a Focal Point and Enhances the Outdoor Environment

An outdoor fire pit that perfectly enhances its surrounding environment.

These days, more homeowners are trying new ways to extend their time outdoors and spend less time indoors. Adding a fire pit or fireplace to your home helps achieve this by drawing people outside to enjoy the ambiance created from a custom fire feature. Fire pits and fireplaces create a beautiful gathering space for friends and family to gather outdoors and creates a central focal point for your outdoor living areas. Whether you choose a gas or wood-burning feature, a circular or square one, fire pits and fireplaces complement your home’s architecture and enhance its surroundings.

Outdoor Fire Features Extend the Livability and Comfort of Outdoor Spaces

When the weather grows cold and it gets dark outside, your outdoor spaces become unusable. An outdoor fire feature...

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Why You Should Add a Custom Paver Patio to Your Outdoor Living Space

Why You Should Add a Custom Paver Patio to Your Outdoor Living Space

A custom patio is a great way to add curb appeal and valuable outdoor living space to your home and offers great ROI. An attractive, well-built patio makes it easier to enjoy your outdoor space and provides many long-lasting benefits. Choosing what material to build your patio is an important decision and greatly affects the durability and value of the patio you decide to add to your property.

Pavers are a great material to use when building a custom patio. They are highly durable, low maintenance, low-cost, and offer several possibilities to reflect your creativity while perfectly matching your home. Here are some reasons why you should add a custom paver patio to your outdoor living space in Morehead City, Newport, Atlantic Beach, and the surrounding areas.

A Paver Patio Is More Durable Than Other Patios

In comparison to other common materials used to build patios, pavers are superior and at the top of the durability scale. Pavers are sturdy, stable, and can stand up to the wear and tear of weather without needing maintenance. They are particularly great for homes that have a lot of foot traffic, as they don’t crack or deteriorate. Pavers are incredibly strong and long-lasting.

Pavers are perfect for outdoor living spaces in our areas of NC, where the weather and humidity can vary greatly because they are able to easily expand and contract without cracking. If you have a home with a pool, pavers are a great option as they are...

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Why Your Yard Needs Custom Landscaping

Why Your Yard Needs Custom Landscaping

Owning your own home is a big investment, probably one of the biggest investments you’ll ever make in your life. So it makes sense that you’d want to do everything you can to protect that investment and make sure it’s worth as much as possible, right?

One way you can increase your home value is to consider installing custom landscaping at your home. There are many other benefits to adding custom landscaping to your property in Morehead City, Newport, Atlantic Beach, and surrounding North Carolina areas.

Custom Landscaping Complements Your Home

Custom landscaping at this Newport property looks great with the home.

When we design and install custom landscaping at Wood Lawn & Landscaping, we create a design that beautifully complements the architecture and decor of your home. This landscaping will also be made up of plants that are known to survive well in our climate.

We back our plants up with a warranty too, so you know we believe in the ones we choose. Our plants come with a one-year warranty if you decide to also install irrigation and a two-year warranty when you sign a maintenance contract with us.

Adding in Custom Landscaping Increases Your Home Value

The outside of your home is the first thing that visitors will see. It’s important to make a good impression right off the bat. If your yard doesn’t look great and healthy, then they may not have a good impression of your home. This is especially important to consider if you are thinking about putting your house on the market. A nice...

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