Grass Rooted

Archive for August, 2011

Let’s say you think clover is a weed. In that case, you’d be outraged to find clover mixed in with your grass seed. After all, killing clover can be tricky. But let’s say you’re part of the retro breed that sees clover as a healthy addition to lawn grass. If that’s the case, you can actually buy clover seed to overseed your lawn with. So who is right? Here are what the voices from each camp are ... Read the rest of this story

Napa, California has a new “Cash for Grass” program–the city is offering $500 to local residents willing to swap their thirsty lawns for succulents, cacti or other low-water plants. If a city is willing to pay citizens to jettison their lawns, that means lawn irrigation is a real water conservation problem, right? For the sake of the environment, should you rip out your lawn too? The answer is, it depends. Here are a couple of important ... Read the rest of this story

There’s nothing quite like the beauty of a baseball field. The deep green grass with those amazing stripes, the red dirt of the infield, and the pristine white baselines–for a lover of lawns, the field alone is worth the price of admission. So, let’s say you want to get that ball field look at home. A lush, healthy lawn is the first step, but then you need to get familiar with how to mow in stripes. ... Read the rest of this story

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