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Tend your lawn like a pro. Read Pike Nurseries' helpful tips and advice, and learn to give your lawn that professional touch.
  • 7 Steps to Laying Sod

    Get the lush, green lawn that will be the envy of the neighborhood. There is some preparation that will need to be done before selecting the right sod for your yard based on sunlight and preference so plan accordingly to get the best results.   1. Clear Area & Treat for Weeds It’s [...] Read Full Article
  • Fertilize Your Lawn at the Right Time

    By Walter Reeves Taken from Pike Nurseries Inspirations Magazine Maybe you aren’t competing for “Lawn of the Month” but you do want your lawn to look as nice as your neighbors’.  Just as you can’t go long without eating, a lawn can’t thrive without proper fertilization. The amount of fertilizer to apply to your lawn should be determined [...] Read Full Article
  • Getting your Spring lawn ready

    You should be doing one of two things now to get a weed-free, green lawn: Applying Pike Crabgrass Preventer Reseeding/Re-Sodding Note: You cannot do both so you have to decide what your lawn needs more   Applying a Crabgrass Preventer: Early March is the time to apply a Pike Crabgrass Preventer  This will prevent annual summer weeds [...] Read Full Article
  • Zoysia Grass

    Zoysia is a warm-season turfgrass.  The popular varieties of Zoysia…El Toro and Zeon®. Benefits of Zoysia Grass El Toro Zoysia, forms an exceptionally dense carpet that is extremely wear-resistant.  It is often used in lawns and golf courses.  It has a bluish-green color and a medium blade texture.  El Toro Zoysia grows [...] Read Full Article
  • Fescue Grass

    Fescue is referred to as a cool-season grass. As the name implies, cool-season grasses can endure cold temperatures but decline in the summer’s heat in the South. There are numerous turf-type fescues available.  Turf-type fescues are improved fescue varieties that have finer blades and deeper, more vigorous root systems. Generally [...] Read Full Article
  • Bermuda Grass

    Bermuda grass is one of the best choices for a hot, sunny climate.   Benefits of Bermuda Grass Bermuda germinates quickly and grows vigorously to produce a fine-textured and dense lawn.  It’s a resilient, wear-resistant turf and is often planted in golf courses and athletic fields.  Bermuda spreads rapidly by surface and underground [...] Read Full Article
  • Planting Grass Seed

    To some the sheer number of choices to be made when seeding their lawn seems overwhelming. Pike Nurseries is here to take the guesswork out of seeding your lawn.   1. Prepare the area. The best seedbed allows for maximum contact between the seed and the soil. To establish a seedbed, rototill [...] Read Full Article
  • Centipede Grass

    Centipede grass is one of the easiest, nearly maintenance-free, grasses available.   Benefits of Centipede Grass Centipede “hugs” the ground and requires very little mowing. It develops into a dense, weed-resistant turf.  It performs best in acidic soils with low fertility, so you rarely need to apply lime or fertilizer to a Centipede [...] Read Full Article