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3 Important Tips to Prepare Your Lawn for Winter

The start of fall is the best time to prepare your lawn for the long winter ahead. Without help, most lawns will not survive snow, ice, and extreme cold intact, so when spring finally arrives, you may find that your

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Bring the Masters Home With These Lawn Golf Ideas

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It’s the beginning of April, meaning the Masters Tournament is in full swing. Like most golf fans, I enjoy a leisurely round of golf but don’t always have time to get to the course. I’ve found that the next best solution is to practice in my own backyard. There are many ways to incorporate a putting green into your landscape, and you don’t need acres of land to do it.

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What You Should Be Doing With Your Grass Clippings

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Grass recycling, commonly referred to as “grasscycling,” is the practice of not raking up or bagging your grass clippings after mowing. In addition to keeping grass clippings out of landfills, grass recycling has numerous other benefits. These clippings contain valuable nutrients that can be used in your garden, yard, or compost pile. When left on the lawn after mowing, grass clippings break down and release nitrogen back into the soil. This practice can also save you time, as you won’t have to rake or bag up your grass. It also saves you money on lawn fertilizer. There are many ways that we can reuse grass clippings.

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Your Rock Lawn Misconceptions

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Maintaining a well-manicured lawn can be costly and time-consuming, especially if you’re dealing with a lot of square footage. Many of us would prefer to skip lawn maintenance altogether. Creating a rock lawn is a unique and effective way to eliminate many common yard tasks while providing various other advantages. Instead of grass, a rock lawn incorporates rocks of all sizes, giving your property an earthy feel. Rock lawns are ideal for dry areas like the drought-stricken Southwest. While rock lawns can be beneficial in many climates, most people are not familiar with rocky landscaping compared to traditional turf, resulting in misconceptions. Let’s debunk these beliefs about rock lawns.

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New Backyard? Pick Your Lawn


Do you wish your backyard grass was greener, fuller, or plusher? Perhaps the existing grass on your property has bare spots of dirt or burned patches of grass caused by too much sunlight and not enough water. Whether you’re just moving into a new home or renovating your current one, take the time to choose grass that can thrive in your unique climate and handle abuse from children, pets, and backyard activities. Here’s a look at some of the most popular types of backyard grass available.

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Why You Need Low-Maintenance Grass

Low-maintenance grass is eco-friendly and drought-tolerant. ATTRIBUTION: Flickr - Ian T. McFarland

How would you like to only mow your grass once a month? With low-maintenance grass, it’s possible to mow and water less frequently, without sacrificing the fullness and greenness of your lawn. There are a number of new low-maintenance turf grasses currently on the market, including quality varieties like Kentucky bluegrass and UC Verde Buffalo Grass. Replacing your conventional grass with these eco-friendly, drought-tolerant alternatives can help save you both time and money, while benefiting the environment. Here’s a look at why you need low-maintenance grass.

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Lawn Mower Maintenance

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Regular lawn mower maintenance helps to lengthen the life of your lawn equipment and assists in trouble-free operation. Performing simple maintenance tasks at the beginning of the mowing season can also help prevent potentially costly problems later on. Not sure how to tackle lawn mower maintenance or repairs on your own? Don’t hesitate to call in a professional to get the job done right. For those do-it-yourselfers, the following maintenance tasks can help your mower continue working at maximum efficiency.

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Natural Weed Killers: How To Make Your Own

Controlling weeds without chemicals is not only beneficial to the environment, it also saves time and money. Many natural weed killers are just as effective at eradicating unwanted plants as their chemical counterparts, without the cost or the toxicity. By releasing fewer chemicals into the soil, you can also grow healthier flowers and produce. Natural weed killers are non-toxic, work quickly, and are not harmful to your family or pets. Best of all, the ingredients for many natural weed killers can be found in your kitchen. Here’s a look at some ingredients deemed effective at killing weeds.

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Warning Signs In Your Lawn


Winter conditions can cause significant damage to trees, shrubs, plants, and lawns. As spring approaches, it’s vitally important to thoroughly check the condition of your yard so that you can appropriately address any issues before they escalate. Here’s a look at some of the most common warning signs that could indicate a problem in your yard or garden areas.

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