Two Brothers Landscaping LLC is family owned and operated, providing commercial and residential lawn and landscaping solutions to the greater Raleigh Durham Triangle area. Based out of Southern Wake County, our service area includes Raleigh,Cary, Morrisville, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay Varina and Willow Springs.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Eye appeal is buy appeal!!!

It's worth sprucing up the landscape if you are thinking about listing your home. You don't necessarily have to go overboard, but it pays off when you spend some on the overall look of the yard.

If the outside looks like a jungle....... what would the inside look like.

And just like that, this beauty is ready to go on the market.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Remember, less is best!

If you recently moved to a new home, and you have no time to garden and keep up with shrubs and beds. Sometimes, less is better. It's easier to mow grass than it is to maintain flower beds.

Life gets in the way, and time is of essence. Here are a few before and after photos for a young homeowner that had no clue where to start but all he wanted, was have a yard to entertain and enjoy for many years to come.

Zenith Zoysia

Zenith Zoysia is a medium leaf texture blade warm season grass. It's dense. Low maintenance and it can tolerate traffic and wear. Requires at least 5-6 hours of full sun.

Zeon Zoysia

Zeon Zoysia is a very soft fine bladed warm season grass that can tolerate some shade but should at least get 4 hours of direct sunlight.

Whether you would like to go with Fescue, any hybrid Bermuda, Centipede or Zoysia grasses, you should always always do the following:

* Document how much direct sunlight your yard gets.

* Check the time of the year prime for planting the type of grass you like.

* Amend the soil prior to laying any type of grass with a good compost high in organic matter. Don't cut corners !!!

and last but not least, enjoy your investment and protect it by fertilizing when it's time to do so and control weeds appropriately.
Irrigate the lawn, as any living organism needs water to survive and mow it at the right height and frequency.

How to keep mulched beds weed FREE

No matter how much glyphosate you use or don't use, you should ALWAYS keep your beds mulched at least ONCE a year.

Weed proof barriers are not always good at keeping mulched beds weed free 100%. It takes a little effort from your landscape contractor and you, as a homeowner as well.

Hand weeding is sometimes necessary. It's not always desired, but it's a MUST!!!

If you are having trouble keeping Bermuda grass out of your mulched beds, you should stay on top of it, every time you mow your lawn on a weekly basis, during the growing season.

Metal edging will help contain the mulch in place and away from the grass, but you have to keep an eye on the creepers that make their way into the beds. ALL warm season grasses creep whether we like it or not.