Posts Tagged ‘lawn care tips’

Are you ready to prepare your lawn for spring?

It’s almost time to wake up your lawn from its winter slumber. Spring is actually one of the most important lawn maintenance seasons. The steps you take during the next few weeks may help to prevent your beautiful lawn from being overtaken by weeds, insects and diseases. Start with an inspection. This is a great…

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What’s the best cool season grass?

If you live in the northern two-thirds of the country, cool season grass is your best turf option. Cool season grasses thrive when the temperature is between 60 and 75 degrees. You’ve got your choice of four common varieties: Kentucky bluegrass, tall fescue, fine fescue and ryegrass. Each has its benefits. Keep in mind that…

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First aid for winter lawn damage

Spring can bring unwelcome surprises if you live in a frigid climate. As the ice and snow thaw, damage may be revealed. Lawns can die from freeze-thaw-freeze conditions. Snow mold and deicing (road) salt can also cause injuries. Here’s how to diagnose these common winter stressors, and some first aid steps that may help your…

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Learn to prune like a pro

February is the best time to prune most shrubs and trees. Selectively removing dead, diseased or damaged branches and shoots now will give you healthier plants in the spring. Pruning also enables you to shape trees and plants for safety and aesthetic reasons. It’s like giving your plants a gym membership   Pruning benefits plants’…

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Get started early for a beautiful lawn

This winter has been anything but normal. While some of us are clearing away damage from heavy rains and floods, others are already seeing weeds popping up due to unusually warm temperatures. Here are a few things you can do in the next few weeks to have a beautiful lawn and yard during the growing…

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Four last-minute steps for winterizing your lawn

Forecasters say we’re headed into another unseasonable cold winter. But it’s not here yet, so there is still time to winterize your cool season lawn and prepare to store your mower until spring. Here’s how to give your turf some TLC before it’s exposed to frigid temperatures. Four ways to prepare for winter Fertilize. While…

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Put the Freeze on Gray Snow Mold

Prolonged snow cover may cause more than cabin fever. It can also hide conditions that may lead to gray snow mold. Luckily, there are precautions you can take now to limit or even prevent its appearance when the snow starts melting. Gray snow mold is a fungal disease    Gray snow mold is a fungus…

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Transform your yard into a healthy ecosystem

Nurturing your outdoor space does more than create a pleasant family environment. It also helps maintain the health of our planet. Everything from beneficial insects to birds, butterflies and other wildlife depends on one another. Your turf plays an important part in this healthy ecosystem. Plus, staying in sync with nature will actually make gardening…

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Early fall is the perfect time to overseed cool season lawns

September marks the start of football season, and also the best time to overseed cool season lawns such as fescue and bluegrass. The soil is still warm and there’s usually plenty of rain. This gives newly planted seeds a good opportunity to establish the strong root system that they will need to survive the winter.…

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4 Lawn Care Resolutions for the New Year

Helpful Advice from Buck’s Backyard Steps You Can Take Now to Improve Your Lawn & Enhance Your Landscaping   Just like the holidays come and go, Spring will be here before you know it. By following the four tips below, you’ll be sure to have a greener, happier New Year! 1) Irrigation Now is the…

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