Grass Rooted

Archive for November, 2009

Trying to find the perfect new lawn mower for your perfect lawn? Last time, I highlighted four important lawn mower features to consider before making your purchase. But wait, there’s more! You’ll spend at least $200 (and up, up, up) for most lawn mowers this year, so it’s worth doing some research and avoiding a completely impulsive decision based on how cool the mower looks. Here are four more features to keep in mind as you’re choosing ... Read the rest of this story

One of suburban America’s most iconic images features a huge expanse of lawn, accompanied by the lawn mower that helps to make it beautiful. A classic movie scene from “She’s Having a Baby” even features suburban husbands dancing in perfectly choreographed unison to the samba. Genius. If you’ve never seen the movie, rent it for that scene alone. If you’ve got a lawn, you need a lawn mower. The technology and features available on today’s mowers have ... Read the rest of this story

Xeriscaping isn’t just a potentially high-scoring word in Scrabble. The practice of landscaping using low-water-use strategies has become more and more common, especially in western areas of the U.S. enduring years of drought. Here’s an ingenious idea offered by professional landscape architects, college botany professors, and other xeriscaping experts for achieving a low-water lawn–use less grass. Less grass means less water. Hey, why didn’t I think of that one? Okay, the idea of shrinking your grass area may ... Read the rest of this story

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