Beating The It’s Almost Spring Blues

2013 was a rough winter for us in Gastonia, North Carolina. We experienced the polar vortex, the arctic blast, and thunder snow. Did a couple of those 60 degree and sunny days get you antsy for the arrival of spring? Not quite sure what type of landscaping tasks you can do to get a head … Read more

Fall Is Coming Soon – Time To Rejuvenate the Lawn !

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX – SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 In the northern hemisphere the autumnal equinox marks the beginning of fall. This year’s September equinox falls on the 22nd. We welcome fall for a variety of reasons in Gastonia, NC – vibrant fall foliage, a visit to the North Carolina mountains for breathtaking scenery, the harvest of locally … Read more

Step Into Our Garden – Marlis’ Favorite Hobbies

Today’s article is posted by guest blogger Marlis (Joe’s wife). CONTAINER HERB GARDENS Growing herbs has been a hobby of mine for about 20 years or so. I’m no gardening expert or chef, just a southern gal who enjoys the convenience of snipping fresh herbs and cooking. There is a decent variety of fresh herbs … Read more

Fire Ant Frenzy !

There is a fire ant frenzy popping out of the ground in Gastonia, NC ! During both the first week of May and the first week of June we were drenched with 5 inches of rain. Heat + rain = fire ant mounds ! INTRODUCTION Fire ants were accidentally imported into Mobile, Alabama about 1930. … Read more

Congratulations Joe !

Congratulations to owner Joe Morrison. Morrison Lawn & Landscape of Gastonia, NC is featured in the April 2013 issue of “Our Community Entrepreneurs” magazine (published in Charlotte). As a 12 year old boy growing up in Bessemer City, Joe bought a push mower and pulled it with his bicycle. He earned customers in several hometown … Read more

Mow Like A Pro This Spring !

As the days get warmer and we’ve made it to early spring, it’s time to get prepared for the mowing season. Spring lawn care has many of its own challenges……clean-up of winter leaves and tree debris, management of weeds, and dealing with an abundance of rain showers. Here are 7 mowing tips from Morrison Lawn … Read more

Magnificent Mulch – A Gardener’s Best Friend !

NOW IS THE TIME TO BEAUTIFY AND PROTECT ORNAMENTAL BEDS The most common organic types of mulch are pine needles; pine bark nuggets; and shredded pine, hardwood, and cypress mulch. Additionally, hardwood mulch is available in dyed colors such as chocolate brown. If you are one of the many homeowners in the Gastonia, North Carolina … Read more

Top 5 Spring Tasks

SPRING EQUINOX – MARCH 20, 2013 In the northern hemisphere the March equinox marks the start of spring and has long been celebrated as a time of nature’s renewal. This year’s March equinox falls on the 20th – less than 2 weeks away. We welcome spring’s increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flowers … Read more

The Ever-Changing Landscape of Pesticide Regulation

WHAT IS A PESTICIDE AND HOW DOES IT APPLY TO LAWN CARE AND LANDSCAPING ? A pesticide is a chemical used to prevent, destroy, or repel pests. Pests can be insects, animals, weeds, fungi, or microorganisms such as bacteria and viruses. Pesticides also are used to kill organisms that can cause diseases. Most pesticides contain … Read more