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Landscaping Basics – Resource Page

The Piedmont Yardstick Workbook outlines principles you can follow to keeping your yard beautiful while saving time and money and protecting North Carolina’s water resources. Here are additional resources that will help you maintain your Carolina Yard.

General Resources

Right Plant, Right Place


  • NC State Turf Files – a great resource page for information about your lawn. Check out lawn maintenance calendars, information about weeds and other pests, and more.
  • Carolina Lawns – a great publication covering the basics of establishing and managing your home lawn.
  • Lawn and Garden Publications from N.C. Cooperative Extension

Flowers, Trees, and Shrubs

Fruits and Vegetables

Container Gardening

Recycle and Water Efficiently

Fertilize Appropriately

Manage Yard Pests

Attract Wildlife