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Fall into some new habits to extend your growing season

Anne Lundgren
October 15 2014

Is fall the new spring? Learn how to extend your growing period and beautify your yard and patio throughout your fall harvest season with these helpful tips.

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Low-maintenance plants for outdoor living areas

Karen Lawson
October 2 2013

Sturdy groundcover plants can withstand foot traffic, hold up against inclement climate conditions, and make your outdoor living areas stylish and appealing.

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Make Your Lawn "Greener" with Organic or Native Grass Seed

Marcia Passos Duffy
March 23 2011

Native and organic grass seed are great natural options for your lawn, whether you need to enhance your yard or start over.

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Best Grasses for Effective Erosion Control

Shannon Lee
October 22 2010
Erosion is the wicked bane of homeowners who have a sloping lawn....  More>>


Artificial Lawns a Good Alternative to Your Lawn

Joe Cooper
October 30 2010
When you think about your lawn--the maintenance, the cost, the endless cycle--do you ever think, "I'm over it." You're not alone....  More>>


Fall into some new habits to extend your growing season

Anne Lundgren
October 15 2014

Is fall the new spring? Learn how to extend your growing period and beautify your yard and patio throughout your fall harvest season with these helpful tips.

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Rock your garden: weed control with landscaping stones

Karen Lawson
May 8 2012

Worried about conserving water and sick of weeding flower beds? A rock garden provides visual and textural contrast to your lawn and requires little water or maintenance.

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Garden equipment 101: lawn mower blades

Dawn West
June 9 2011

If you tackle only one garden equipment maintenance task this spring, let it be to sharpen the lawn mower blades.

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Not All Line Trimmers Are Created Equal

Jeffrey Anderson
November 7 2010
Line trimmers are such an important lawn care tool, it's easy to forget they haven't been around that long; they've transformed what used to be a labor intensive and sweat inducing task into an almost enjoyable part of lawn and yard care....  More>>


4 steps to weed control using integrated pest management

Karen Lawson
April 27 2012

Nothing turns lawn care into a nightmare faster than encroaching crabgrass, weeds and pests. The U.S. National Arboretum recommends an integrated or combined approach for weed control, managing insects and diseases affecting your lawn.

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Lawn Weed Control to Prevent Weed Growth Before It Happens

Marcia Passos Duffy
March 14 2011

Don't let weeds take hold in your landscape. Here are tips to prevent weed growth before it happens.

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3 fall maintenance musts for gardening tools

Dawn West
October 13 2011

Some tool-maintenance tasks are optional, but there are a few that you can't skip. Here are three essential pre-winter prep tasks for your gardening tools.

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The 5 most essential gardening tools

Dawn West
August 22 2011

Don't be seduced into buying dozens of gardening tools only to have them clutter up your garage or shed. Learn which five pieces of gardening equipment allow you to tackle almost any job.

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Let your lawn breathe: 3 signs it's time to aerate

Dawn West
July 5 2011

When the soil under lawns is highly compacted, grass runs into trouble. Soil compaction happens to the best of lawns. These three tell-tale signs should tip you off to the fact that it's time to aerate.

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Avoid a Thatch Problem with Proper Watering

Shannon Lee
November 18 2010
Dethatching your lawn can be a difficult and expensive job. Avoid the thatch problem by taking care to properly water your lawn throughout the seasons....  More>>


Natural grass fertilizer: 2 types to try

Dawn West
July 26 2011

Natural lawn fertilizers may seem more mysterious than a perfectly labeled bag of chemical fertilizer, but they can also work wonders for your yard.

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3 natural lawn fertilizers to try now

Dawn West
June 21 2011

Give your lawn and garden the all-natural fertilizer it deserves. Then watch your pastures grow greener.

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Go Green by Adding a Tree to Your Landscaping This Fall

Jeffrey Anderson
November 20 2010
Fall is a good time for watching the leaves change, but it can also be a good time to add a tree to your landscaping. Find out what factors you should consider before heading out to the nursery or garden center....  More>>


Get a Green Lawn with Green Lawn Care

Shannon Lee
November 13 2010
Want a truly green lawn? Avoid the pesiticides and fertilizers that you thought were necessary and learn about earth-friendly methods to keep your lawn looking beautiful....  More>>


Rock your garden: weed control with landscaping stones

Karen Lawson
May 8 2012

Worried about conserving water and sick of weeding flower beds? A rock garden provides visual and textural contrast to your lawn and requires little water or maintenance.

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3 tips for working with a landscape designer

Dawn West
October 17 2011

Before you hire a consultant to design your yard space you need to do a little homework. Here are three pre-meeting steps to make things run smoothly.

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How to seed a lawn: 5 keys to success

Dawn West
September 28 2011

Planting a new lawn from seed can be tricky, but follow these five tips and you'll be well on your way to lush green grass.

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Why September is superb for planting grass seed

Dawn West
September 1 2011

If you live in a four-season climate, install a new lawn in the fall--September if possible. Here's why, along with tips for getting your lawn off to the best start.

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Fall into some new habits to extend your growing season

Anne Lundgren
October 15 2014

Is fall the new spring? Learn how to extend your growing period and beautify your yard and patio throughout your fall harvest season with these helpful tips.

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2 dos and 1 don't for summer weed control

Dawn West
July 28 2011

When the heat turns up, ridding the yard of weeds becomes more complicated. Use these three tips to keep a handle on weed growth.

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Watering new lawn sod

Dawn West
September 25 2011

How much water does your newly-sodded lawn need? These are some guidelines for watering--how much and for how long--plua a few other tips about laying sod.

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Lawn and garden sprinklers: 3 types to consider

Dawn West
August 29 2011

What type of sprinkling system is right for you? Here are three types of sprinkling systems you might consider, and the pros and cons of each.

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