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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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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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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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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All that walking and playing on your lawn can compact the soil, forcing out the air. If your turf has become so dense that the roots are starved for nourishment, it may be time to give it some breathing room by aerating your lawn. Aeration is when you punch holes all over your lawn, or…

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All of those leaves are all going to hit the ground eventually. It happens every fall. Here are some ideas that we like to call: The lazy person’s guide to leaf raking. Feel free to use any or all of these tips. They are in no particular order. Start by clearing the smallest area necessary.…

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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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Late August/early September is the best time to prepare your yard for spring. These easy steps will also give you and your family a good excuse to be outdoors enjoying the cool, crisp weather. Make sure your soil is fertile. Most home improvement centers carry soil tests. Adding amendments now will help your fertilizer work well…

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Lawn care advice often distinguishes between warm-season and cool-season grasses, with each group being named after its best growing season. Warm-season grasses thrive in high temperatures; cool-season grasses love cooler weather. There are several turf varieties within each group, so you have plenty of options depending on where you live, where you need sod and…

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