Category: Landscaping

Types of Edging for Your Lawn - Shefter, Stuart - Paint Covered Overalls - Durham NC
Types of Edging for your Lawn There are plenty of types of edging as ways to elevate the curb appeal of your home. One of the easiest is to add definition to your flower beds with landscape edging. It adds a sense of organization to a home’s exterior. In practical terms, it also keeps mulch […]
Quick Tips to Boost Curb Appeal - Paint Covered Overalls - Shefter, Stuart
Whether you’re thinking of selling, or simply want your home to match that spectacular lawn you have, good curb appeal can instill a sense of pride for a homeowner. Here are a few projects to boost curb appeal over a single weekend. Trimming / Edging Your Lawn If you want to go the extra mile […]
Your Guide to Building a Fence - Shefter, Stuart - Paint Covered Overalls
Cookouts, fire pits, outdoor dining, and gardening – all great reasons to spend some time in your backyard. Sometimes you want a little privacy to go along with your outdoor activities. The easiest way to add that privacy is to build a fence. Fencing also comes along with a few added benefits – like keeping […]
Core Landscaping Tools
If you’re going to be doing any amount of landscaping in your yard, there are a few core tools you will need. There are many specialized tools too, but we’re only going to discuss your starter package. Mower If your lawn has grass, or grass-like plants, you need a mower of some sort. There is […]
Carpenter Bee - Author Schwen, Daniel - From Wikipedia Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License
What to Do About Carpenter Bees Spring has sprung when birds begin to sing, flowers bloom, trees bud, and butterflies make an appearance. Another, mostly unwanted, sign of the season is the incessant buzzing and boring of carpenter bees. Getting Rid of Carpenter Bees Without Pesticides There are many ways to control or eradicate carpenter […]
7 Steps to a Green Lawn - Shefter, Stuart, Paint Covered Overalls
With the dog days of Summer just around the corner, it’s now or never to set your lawn on the right track for the Summer. Once your grass has started it’s seasonal growth and you’ve had to mow it a 3 or 4 times, it’s time to prep your grass to be center stage. All […]
Species of Grass - Shefter, Stuart
There are over 12,000 species of grass. Wait, what!? That’s a LOT to choose from. Lucky for you, we’ve narrowed them down to the best types for our region of North Carolina. There are a few factors to consider when choosing exactly which is right for your yard. We’ll get to those later. For now, […]
Fertilizer Nutrient Ratios - Shefter, Stuart - Paint Covered Overalls
There are few things more satisfying than having the greenest lawn on the block (or even neighborhood). However that green lawn is no accident, and takes more than casual watering and regular mowing. Applying fertilizer year-round is key to keeping it the envy of your neighborhood. With so many types and brands on the lawn […]