- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Aerate the lawn to revitalize the grass »
As the lawn ages and soil is compacted, aeration is needed to revitalize the grass.
- Fertilizer facts »Grasp the fundamentals of fertilizers and select the right one for your 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.
- Great lawns begin with spring care »
Learn what to do in spring for a great lawn all season.
- 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.
- 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.
- Lawn mowing »
Learn lawn mowing tips for a top quality lawn.
- 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.
- Numbers & letters key to good lawn care »
Those three numbers on the bag of fertilizer — how do they translate into better lawn care?
- Preventing thatch in lawns »
Learn how to control thatch which causes thinning and makes the lawn more susceptible to disease and weeds.
- Seed bare spots with grass seed in spring and fall »
Step by step instruction in how to overseed a lawn for great results.
- 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.
- Tips to keep the lawn healthy »
Lawn care tips to keep your lawn thick and healthy.
- Tips for late season lawn care »
Lawn care tips that will protect the lawn after the growing season ends.
- Tips for summer lawn care »
While lawn may go dormant in summer, we turn our attention from fertilization to other lawn care needs.
- Watering the lawn »
Learn how to properly water the lawn.
- Water conservation tips for the lawn »
- 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.
- 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.
- Is compacted soil hurting my lawn? »
Soil compaction is a primary cause of an unhealthy lawn. Aerating can help relieve soil compaction.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.