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Winter Trimming?

Winter can be a great time to do some pruning. Trees and shrubs need pruning throughout the year to encourage proper growth and increased number of blooms. Crapemyrtles are a perfect choice for this time of year. They have dropped all their leaves and are easy to work with. Opinions vary as to the proper technique when it comes to Crapes. I prefer to cut the branches from the last season back to the “nuckle”. The “nuckle” is the bulge at the end of the lead or main branches of the tree.   Crapemyrtles flower on “new wood”. Pruning back to these nuckles will stimulate lots of new growth without weakening the tree.  The right timing and technique now will pay off big time in mid-summer!

Outer Banks Childrens Museum Opening Soon!

When I first heard the term “childrens museum”, I didnt know what to think. I pictured myself trying to drag my kids through “what I think of when I hear the word museum”,  old relics, plaques with lots of historical facts, and maybe even the odd wax figure. Not a pretty site.  Turns out I had it all wrong. These creative play spaces allow you and your child to learn through play. What a great concept!

Here on the Outer Banks, “Children at Play” is not just a street sign on the side of the road….its a great place to hang out with your kids. The new museum takes math, science, health, and all kinds of other important subjects and mixes them into creative play areas, or “exhibits”. They also offer activities such as art and music on specific days. And, I hear rumors of a new Carolina flair fishing boat, complete with a fighting chair, coming in February.

Children at Play was flooded by hurricane Sandy, but will reopen this month in a bigger and better spot next to Captain Franks in Kitty Hawk. What a combo, legendary hot dogs, ice cream, toy stores, and a childrens museum all in one location. Sounds like good times in more ways than one. See you there.

 

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Think Spring!

Winter is here. Its almost the middle of January on the Outer Banks, and beleive it or not its time to start thinking about Spring. March 1st is really the time to start tackling those landscaping items at  your home or rental property. That means its time to find the right landscaping company for the job. Why not Green incorporated? We have over 18 years of experience in lawn care and landscaping. We also provide Organic Mosquito Control, Fence Construction, and more! We offer several discounts too. First month free for new lawn care customers and 10% off other services as well. So, give us a call for a free, no hassle consultation today.  252-207-9460