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The dethatching dilemma

Most consider dethatching a chore, but the payback can be enormous in improving the health of your lawn. Here are the answers to the five most commonly asked questions about dethatching your lawn.
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Easy fall lawn care checklist

Preparing your lawn for the winter season is a critical step toward achieving the healthy, green lawn every homeowner longs for. But it doesn’t have to be complicated.
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Keep Your Outdoor Space Lush & Green Without Over-Watering

Your lawn is really an extension of your living space – invaluable for play, family time and entertaining. It’s also the backdrop for your home, and contributes to your neighborhood’s overall appeal. Knowing how to keep it watered – without overdoing it or wasting water – is an important part of overall home maintenance.
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Five spring steps for a beautiful summer yard

Think ahead with a good yard-care routine this year so you’ll have a backyard oasis through the year.
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Give Weeds a One-Two Punch This Spring, In One EASY Step!

Crabgrass is best tackled before it emerges, whereas broadleaf weeds like dandelions and clover require post-emergent treatment.  Read on for a simple spring lawn care routine that requires only one application for both types of weed control.
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Summer care for a healthy lawn

A healthy lawn is a 24/7 filter for dirt, dust and impurities from the air. Like all plants it absorbs carbon dioxide and releases life giving-oxygen. These steps will assure your lawn has what it needs to provide those benefits this summer.
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Smoothing out holes and dips in the yard

Have you noticed the mower taking a few bounces as you go over the lawn? Steps can be taken to smooth out your travels across the yard.
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Water, water - when and where

Following watering basics will nurture the plants you’d hoped for while conserving an essential commodity. Monitor your plantings to determine how much supplemental water, if any, is needed.
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Is compacted soil hurting my lawn?

Soil compaction is a primary cause of an unhealthy lawn. Aerating can help relieve soil compaction.
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Start the clean-up as weather permits

You can take advantage of warm days to start your clean-up process, but don't rush things and cause damage. Give some thought to what you can and can't do according to weather and ground conditions.
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Prevent ice-melt damage to your lawn and gardens

Rock salt is the nost widely used melting agent. Learn how to prevent ice-melt damage to your lawn and gardens.
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Water conservation tips for the lawn

Fix bare spots and dead grass

Bare patches of grass are an open invitation for weeds. No-one can afford to let it go.
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Mow leaves to nourish landscapes and lawns

Accumulation of leaves on the lawn can smother it or invite pests. Want to leave them there? Mulch them.
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Tips for aerating the lawn this fall

Aeration is a process that helps the soil the grass grows in, and should be done at least every other fall.
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Healthy lawns start with fall fertilization

An application of fall fertilizer promotes root growth and prepares the lawn as it goes into winter. The benefits are most noticed the following spring.
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Tips for summer lawn care

While lawn may go dormant in summer, we turn our attention from fertilization to other lawn care needs.
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Numbers & Letters Key to Good Lawn Care

Those three numbers on the bag of fertilizer — how do they translate into better lawn care?
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Fertilizer facts

Grasp the fundamentals of fertilizers and select the right one for your lawn.
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Lawn Mowing

Learn lawn mowing tips for a top quality lawn.
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Watering the Lawn

Learn how to properly water the lawn.
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Prevent Thatch in Lawns

Learn how to control thatch which causes thinning and makes the lawn more susceptible to disease and weeds.
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Tips for Late Season Lawn Care

Lawn care tips that will protect the lawn after the growing season ends.
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Great Lawns Begin with Spring Care

Learn what to do in spring for a great lawn all season.
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Tips to Keep the Lawn Healthy

Lawn care tips to keep your lawn thick and healthy.
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Seed Bare Spots with Grass Seed in Spring and Fall

Step by step instruction in how to overseed a lawn for great results.
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Lawn feeding requirements

Major universities that do research in lawn care management recommends a fertilizer that supplies 1.5 lbs. of nitrogen be applied to the lawn in fall to follow the natural growth cycle of grass plants.
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Aerate the Lawn to Revitalize the Grass

As the lawn ages and soil is compacted, aeration is needed to revitalize the grass.
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