Posts Tagged ‘lawn care tips’

Achieving ‘grow’-in-the-dark grass

Growing grass in shady sections of a yard is a problem almost every homeowner faces. In fact, about 20 to 25 percent of all grassy areas in the U.S. are at least partially shaded. Even the most tolerant turfgrass needs a minimum of four hours of sunlight daily to survive, but there are steps you…

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Overseeding is the anti-aging secret for cool-season lawns

Lawns may not wrinkle over time, but older turf can show its age by getting a little sparse. Here’s a practically foolproof anti-aging secret for cool-season lawns: overseeding. This one simple step – spreading seed over your existing lawn – can help restore your yard to a thicker, healthier state. How overseeding keeps your grass…

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There’s Still Time to Get a Jump on Next Year’s Weeds

  The days may be getting shorter but if your weeds are getting taller, take heart. Fall – specifically September – is the perfect time to start working toward having a weed-free lawn next spring. Many experts consider fall weed control to be more effective than waiting to tackle weeds in the spring for a…

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Grasscycling Your Lawn Can Save You Time (and Fertilizer)

It’s time to stop cleaning out your lawn mower’s grass catcher. Not only does it add time to your lawn mowing duties, but it may even be counterproductive to maintaining a healthy lawn. There’s even a fancy name for leaving grass clippings on the lawn: grasscycling. Grasscycling is good for your lawn and the environment.…

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Become Your Neighborhood’s Lawn-Watering Guru!

Lawn watering requires some finesse. Too little water can cause your yard to go dormant. And too much moisture can cause fungus and a shallow root system. Here’s how to simplify the process to hit that irrigation sweet spot. Beat the heat. The perfect time to shower the yard is early in the morning. It…

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Lawn mowing made easy

Some lawn pros might have you believe that lawn mowing is a complicated science. A few have even published lengthy explanations of how to do it correctly. In reality, the most difficult part of lawn mowing may be convincing your spouse or teenager to tear themselves away from whatever they’re doing to get it done.…

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Simple ways to weed your lawn and prevent future weeds

What’s worse than lawn weeds? Weeds that keep coming back, of course! Just one dandelion plant can produce as many as 15,000 seeds, each one capable of maturing into a full-grown plant. Here are some Do’s and Don’ts for winning the battle against lawn weeds once and for all. DO: Identify your weeds. No single…

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Fertilize your lawn like a pro

About now, your turf probably needs some extra nourishment to stay healthy. Fertilizer boosts your soil’s nutrients, ensuring your lawn has enough energy for the entire growing season. Fertilizer also reduces weeds, promotes new leaf and root growth, and helps your lawn recover from any pest damage or heavy foot traffic. Feed your hungry turf…

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