Whether you’re a commercial landscaper or a home gardener, chances are you’ve probably worked with mulch at some point. While placing mulch for landscaping or gardening may seem like a simple task, it’s anything but. Mulching can be quite the art and, if you don’t know what you’re doing, you could be using it in a way that’s... Read More

Let’s talk termites. 

At American Property Experts, we often get asked if using mulch will attract termites to a home, garden, or business when used in landscaping. The short answer: Nope! Watch the video here.

Termites are small ant-like pests that feed on wood and can wreak havoc on structures if they become infested. However,...

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While there are plenty of insects that are good for your garden, there are also plenty of “bad” bugs that can do harm to your plants! If you don't avoid them, they could cause your plants to become sick or even die. Check out these seven bugs you never want to see in your garden and learn how you can get rid of them in the future!

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Wilmington Company American Property Experts (APE) to be featured in upcoming documentary

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April 1, 2021 Wilmington, NC — Netflix Studios and Wilmington-based American Property Experts (APE) announce an upcoming feature documentary on saving our nation’s... Read More
Whether you’re a home gardener, a commercial landscaper, or take care of your own business’s landscaping needs, you want the best for your plants. In North Carolina, we’re no stranger to the high winds, extreme rain, and flooding that hurricane season brings with it. Unfortunately, there’s no stopping the destruction a hurricane... Read More
Spring is a beautiful time of year that brings with it warm weather, flowers, and plenty of rain. Unfortunately, as much as we need the rain to keep our ecosystems healthy, it can do some damage to certain color-enriched products, including mulch. Check out the information below to learn more about how you can protect your color-enriched landscaping... Read More
Did you know that great landscaping is a wonderful way to improve your customer’s experience with your business?

Of course, you make sure your building is clean and well kept, but what about the exterior of your business? It may seem trivial at first, but landscaping can go a long way toward improving your business, whether it be for your customers,... Read More
At American Property Experts, we cherish the environment and the health of our planet. We demonstrate this every day in our work, as we reuse and recycle a variety of vegetative material to make brand new soil and mulch.

This holiday season, why not take on your own recycling project? Each year, millions of pounds of Christmas trees and holiday decorations... Read More
There are tons of advantages of using mulch in your garden and as part of your landscaping. For example, it can help keep your plants moist and protected, plus it looks great! However, there is such a thing as too much mulch. In fact, an excess of mulch can actually cause serious problems for plants and trees. In order to avoid these risks, let’s... Read More
Just because summer is coming to an end doesn’t mean it’s time to neglect your yard and garden. Landscaping and lawn care is a year-round task, and fall is your opportunity to prepare your yard for the unexpected weather that winter can bring with it.

As the trees begin to lose their leaves and the summer heat dies down, make sure you’re... Read More
Curb appeal is the impression that the exterior of a property gives off. In the real estate world, it’s one of the most important factors in determining whether or not a prospective buyer will want to look at a home, let alone purchase it. Good curb appeal can help a home sell in a matter of days given the right market, but bad curb appeal has... Read More
Bugs tend to give many of us the heeby jeebies and, while plenty of them can be creepy and even harmful, most bugs have important jobs to do. In fact, there are plenty of bugs that can be helpful to us humans, especially those of us who enjoy gardening. Many of them even play a role in getting rid of a wide variety of pests So if you're a gardener... Read More
Gardening is a wonderful hobby. It keeps you busy nearly all year long and can be a wonderful source of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs for you and your family. Unfortunately, some of us live in climates where gardening isn’t always easy.

Elevation, soil type, and PH balance can all be problematic in the gardening world, but can usually... Read More
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the very first Earth Day! As an environmentally friendly company, we try to treat every day like Earth Day. Even so, we think this very special anniversary deserves to be recognized with a special blog about how the history of Earth Day and how you can help make a difference in your local environment!

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Gardening is one of those things that sounds easy at first but proves to be trickier than you originally thought. Once you get into the planning process you begin to realize there’s more to it than choosing plants you think are pretty. In fact, there are many considerations to make when learning how to plan a garden, from the size shape, and color... Read More
At American Property Experts, we provide bulk mulch and bulk soil to businesses and commercial properties all over Wilmington, NC. But we also work with plenty of home gardeners who are looking for the high-quality soil or mulch they need to help their gardens grow and thrive. That's why we wanted to offer some of our top tips, not only for becoming...
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The tradition of using evergreens as decorations started many centuries ago. It actually has its roots with the Ancient Egyptians, who would use evergreen branches to decorate homes and temples for the winter solstice. By the 16th century, the German people began the religious practice of cutting down trees, bringing them into the house, and decorating... Read More
As North Carolinians, we’re used to seeing piles of pine needles from the lush, green forests that cover our state from the beach to the mountains. But in Autumn we’re treated to a spectrum of colors as the leaves turn and fall to the ground; signaling the end of hot, humid summers and the beginning of a cool, Southern winter.

Regardless... Read More
Historically speaking, the first frost in North Carolina can happen anywhere between September and November, depending on which part of the state you live in. The first frost in Wilmington, NC typically doesn’t happen until November, but has been known to occur as early as October.

Regardless of where in North Carolina you live, it’s... Read More
Hurricane season in North Carolina has a history of leaving some pretty serious damage in its wake. Not only can hurricanes total cars, rip roofs off buildings, and destroy homes, but they also throw debris from these structures all over the yards of local residents and property owners. 

Dealing with the aftermath of a hurricane can be quite... Read More
If you’ve ever gardened or cleared land in North Carolina, you may have come across a poisonous plant or two. In fact, it’s likely that you have considering that our state has over 600 different species of poisonous plants. While some of these plants are more common than others, all of them have the potential to be dangerous to animals and... Read More
Good landscaping can accentuate the style of your house, increase its curb appeal, and even make you more excited to come home each day.

Unfortunately, landscaping can be costly and time-consuming. While some people choose to hire a landscaping company to do the hard work for them, others neglect it entirely.

What few people realize is DIY landscaping... Read More

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