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The Best Grass for Kids

January 22, 2021
The Best Grass for Kids

Having pets or kids may make you think you’ll never have a great lawn. But that’s not necessarily true. You can have a great lawn even with kids as long as you get the right grass for your lawn. Kids like doing all sorts of outdoor activities in the grass, such as practicing cartwheels, playing…

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Topdressing Your Lawn with Compost

January 15, 2021

Even when your lawn is looking its best, there may be conditions present that require proper topdressing. Topdressing your lawn with compost can help you keep the grass and soil healthy and hardy over the changing seasons and will go a long way towards supporting the soil underneath. This form of treatment dates back centuries,…

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Dormant vs. Dead Grass: How to Tell the Difference

January 7, 2021
Dormant vs Dead Grass

You may be worried to see that your grass has turned dull and brownish or yellow. It can be difficult to tell why your grass looks like that, but the options are only two: dead vs. dormant grass. The good news is that if the grass is merely dormant, it will get back to its…

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Zoysia Grass Types for a Lush Lawn

December 31, 2020
Zoysia Grass Types for a Lush Lawn

Zoysia grass originated in Japan, China, and other areas in Southeast Asia. Its first appearance in America was when it was brought from Manila by botanist C.V. Piper in 1911. However, it didn’t become mainstream until Zoysia Japonica came to the United States from the Manchurian province of China in 1985. It grows best during…

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How to Care for Centipede Grass

December 24, 2020
How to Care for Centipede Grass

It’s not surprising to find centipede grass on the lawns of many properties across the nation. It is a low-maintenance, coarse-leafed type of turfgrass that doesn’t require much mowing or fertilizing. It can also grow with just six hours of sunlight each day. But understanding how to care for centipede grass is still crucial if…

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Can Sod Be Laid in Winter?

December 15, 2020
Can Sod Be Laid in Winter

If you are not happy with your lawn, then you can always replace the sod. But can sod be laid in the winter? The answer is yes if you use the right type of grass and the proper techniques. In fact, laying sod in the winter is an excellent idea if you want your lawn…

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Yard Drainage Solutions for Your Lawn

December 7, 2020
Yard Drainage Solutions for Your Lawn

Every homeowner wants a yard that looks good and that has a drainage system that works effectively. However, drainage problems in your yard may be hindering you from achieving the perfect lawn that you so much desire. Before we look at some yard drainage solutions, here are some of the common problems that you may…

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Growing Grass in Sandy Soil

November 30, 2020
Growing Grass in Sandy Soil

Every home horticulturalist dreams of the perfect loamy soil. With its ideal mix of peat, clay, sand, and organic material, loam holds onto water and nutrients and drains at just the right speed. However, few of us are blessed with perfect loam. Most home lawns lean toward one type of soil, whether it’s clay or…

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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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