You know it’s September when kids are back in school and holiday decorations are already in all the stores. It’s also a critical month for cool-season grasses. This is the perfect time to fertilize cool-season grasses such as Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue. Sixty to seventy-five percent of all nitrogen applied to cool-season lawns should…

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As the temperature starts to drop, it’s more pleasant to spend time outdoors. And while you’re enjoying the change of seasons, there are a few ways you can also help your lawn make the transition.Autumn’s cooler temperatures and spotty rainfall are actually great conditions for your lawn to absorb energy, moisture and nutrients before it…

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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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Lush, green lawns are a welcome part of summer. Despite what some lawn-shamers might say, by maintaining your yards, you and your neighbors are actually doing something environmentally friendly. In fact, eight average front lawns have the same air cooling effect as about 70 tons of air conditioning*. But there may still be times when…

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Your grass’ roots are like Olympic swimmers. They do most of the work under the surface but need to come up for air to keep going. Aerating warm-season grasses such as Bermuda, Buffalo or St. Augustine lets that happen. Aeration is the process of perforating your soil to get rid of compaction and enable proper…

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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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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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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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