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Backyard Lawn Treatments Turn Mess into Magnificent

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

Look out your window to your backyard. What do you see? If this area isn't the greenish wonderland that you imagine, it may be time to reclaim your landscape. There are a variety of simple lawn treatments that can move your backyard out of the shadows and into the sun for enjoyment season after season.

How would you like to improve your lawn?
  • Make it greener
  • Eliminate patches
  • Less weeds
  • Make it thicker
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What a Backyard Should Be

Lush, soft grass. Blooming flowers. Healthy shrubs. Backyards aren't just born, they're made. And all it may take a little bit of effort, some simple and inexpensive tools, and the right lawn treatment to make your backyard look like the pictures you see in gardening magazines.

Bugs, weeds, and disease are standing in your way. And they won't just go away either. Luckily for you, advancements in technology have created a family of lawn treatments that address your individual issues.

How Lawn Treatments Work

Lawn treatments are specially mixed chemicals that feed, strengthen, and protect your grass. They conform to federal agriculture standards for safety and effectiveness. If you have a lawn problem, there's a treatment ready to do battle.

  • Bugs. Insecticides are formulated to rid your backyard area of damaging insects that feed on healthy grass. Most chemicals are effective up to six months after application.
  • Weeds. Chemical sprays are preferred over the old method of squat and pull. Plus, lawn treatments that kill weeds can keep them at bay longer than simple pulling.
  • Nutrition. Sometimes all a worn out lawn needs is some nutrients. Lawn treatments that support growth are pH balanced and designed for specific grass types. Check with your local experts on the ideal treatment for your backyard area.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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