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Efficient Irrigation for Your Lawn

November 23, 2020
Efficient Irrigation for Your Lawn

Grassy lawns are notoriously thirsty. An emerald green lawn may be a traditional sign of American success, but the water Americans use to get there is pretty outrageous. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, landscape irrigation accounts for “nearly one-third of all residential water use, totaling nearly 9 billion gallons per day.” That is a…

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Why Mowing a Wet Lawn is Not a Good Idea

November 15, 2020
Why Mowing a Wet Lawn is Not a Good Idea

We all like to mow on our own schedules. While your lawn will set its own schedule to some extent—you need to mow before it gets too long—there are still more and less convenient times. But sometimes, the most convenient time for you just isn’t a good time to mow, especially if the lawn is…

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Growing a Great Lawn in Clayey Soil

November 7, 2020
Growing a Great Lawn in Clayey Soil

Growing a lawn in clayey soil can seem like an insurmountable challenge. The dense, hard soil can be difficult to work with and poorly suited to growing pretty much anything. But clayey soil is both a curse and a blessing. No one would dispute that growing a great lawn in clayey soil takes some extra…

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Are Pesticides Safe for Your Lawn?

October 31, 2020
Are Pesticides Safe for Your Lawn

There is a lot of conflicting information about whether pesticides are safe for your lawn. On the one hand, pesticides are sold in every garden store and even some big box stores that sell food and other goods. On the other hand, there is a long-standing argument against pesticides, and that movement is only growing.…

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Fall Fertilizing for Your Lawn: The Ultimate Guide

October 21, 2020
Fall Fertilizing for Your Lawn: The Ultimate Guide

As your lawn prepares for winter, now is your chance for one of the most important parts of your fall lawn maintenance plan. Many people don’t realize that you need to fertilize your lawn in the fall. In fact, it is one of the most important times to fertilize your lawn. Here’s the lowdown on…

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Do I Have to Rake the Leaves in My Yard This Fall?

October 15, 2020
Do I Have to Rake the Leaves in My Yard This Fall?

Autumn is here, and with it, the annual crunch of fallen leaves underfoot. If you live anywhere near a tree—or near many trees—you are likely inundated by gold, orange, and red leaves scattered across the ground. As the leaves pile up, one common question from homeowners is whether they have to rake the leaves in…

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Warm-Season Grass: 6 Tips for Fall Lawn Care

October 7, 2020
Warm-Season Grass: 6 Tips for Fall Lawn Care

Fall has arrived. Temperatures and leaves are dropping, and the long days and sweltering heat of summer are a thing of the past. As the season changes, the differences in cool-season and warm-season turfgrass varieties couldn’t be more pronounced. Cool-season grasses that have been dormant during the summer heat are beginning to green up and…

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Deep Watering Grass: The Science of Watering Mature Turf

September 30, 2020
Deep Watering Grass: The Science of Watering Mature Turf

There is only one substance that all known life forms cannot live without: water. Hot or cold, fresh or salty, plentiful or hardly any—all life needs water. And your turf is no different. Without water, your grass would shrivel up and die after just a few weeks. What allows more drought-tolerant varieties like TifTuf™ Bermudagrass…

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What is Organic Lawn Care?

September 24, 2020
What is Organic Lawn Care

If you browse around your local supermarket, you’ll notice more and more products advertising themselves as organic. Whether it’s healthier for you, better for the environment, or just a clever marketing gimmick, we all have a pretty good idea of what it means. Organic food products are produced without the use of chemical pesticides and…

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8 Ways to Keep Your Lawn Green

September 14, 2020
8 Ways to Keep Your Lawn Green

There’s nothing more satisfying than a uniformly green lawn. No spots, no dead patches, no thinning sections. It’s the goal of every home lawn enthusiast. But summer and early fall can be tough on your grass. Heat, drought, and heavy use can strain your turf, leaving some areas brown or nearly bare. But with the…

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