lawn care

  1. 5 Tips to Winterize Your Home's Exterior

    Covered patio furniture protected from snow

    It’s time to get ready for cold weather! Before the first frost hits, prep your home's exterior with these simple projects. They’ll prevent damage to your home during the long winter months.

    Step 1: Clean and Repair Gutters

    In late fal

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  2. Fall Yard Cleanup & Lawn Maintenance

    Removing dead leaves from fall landscaping

    Summer is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your lawn and garden work ethic. If you want a vibrant and healthy lawn and garden in the spring, there is plenty of lawn maintenance left to do before winter arrives.

    Preparing you

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  3. How to Remove Dog Spots from Your Lawn

    Dog inspecting yellow spot on lawn

    The unsightly yellow or brown spots on your otherwise lush, green lawn often are the work of man’s best friend, whether it’s your dog or a neighbor’s. While it’s true that once you see the dog lawn spots, it’s too late to prevent that damage, you can t

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  4. How to Start a New Lawn

    Laying sod to start a new lawn

    A thriving, green lawn is a source of pride for homeowners. While we do what we can to keep our lawns lush and healthy, sometimes it's necessary to patch or re-do an existing lawn.

    You can do this in two different ways: plant sod or seed your

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  5. How to Prevent & Kill Weeds

    Digging up weeds from landscaping

    Weeds can be problematic for any homeowner, especially since there are thousands of weed species in existence and about 25-30 of them can be found even in well-maintained turf. As you survey your lawn and garden, look for dandelions, milkweed, chickweed,

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  6. 7 Tips to Prep Your House & Yard for Spring

    Spring flower bud sprouting from soil in early spring

    Now that winter has come and gone, it’s time to stop hibernating and start enjoying the outdoors again. Kick off the warm season by tackling some spring cleanup outside your house. Be sure to click on the Project Shopping List to stock up on everything y

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  7. 4 Tips for Organic Lawn Care

    Kids laying in healthy green grass

    Homeowners spend quite a bit of time and money in the quest for a beautiful, lush green lawn. While chemical fertilizers and pesticides are often the go-to products for greener pastures, using them too much can be detrimental to your soil and the surrounding

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  8. How to Install a Sprinkler System

    Sprinkler system watering lawn

    With the turn of a knob, an underground sprinkler system can efficiently and evenly water your lawn. It's not a project for inexperienced do-it-yourselfers, but installing a sprinkler system is something a handy homeowner can do to keep the lawn looking

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  9. How to Kill Crabgrass (And Keep It from Coming Back)

    Crabgrass growing in lawn

    Crabgrass is the bane of many lawn-loving homeowners. Not only does it muss the appearance of a perfect parcel of grass, it can also take it over, competing with grass for the water and nutrients it needs. Don’t give up your turf to this common invader.

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  10. 4 Types of Lawn Damage (And How to Fix Them)

    Dead spots in grass on damaged lawn

    Your lawn takes a beating, season to season, from winter-weather salt damage, insects, rodents and birds, family pets, weeds and thatch. While there's not much you can do to prevent damage once it's been done, you can make repairs to get your lawn looking

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  11. How to Fertilize Your Lawn

    Spreading fertilizer on healthy lawn

    If you don’t regularly fertilize your lawn, you should. Fertilizer keeps grass healthy and green, and helps prevent weed growth. And, a vibrant lawn makes the rest of your home’s exterior look more appealing.

    Choose a Fertilizer

    Adding

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  12. How to Dethatch and Aerate Your Lawn

    Dethatching lawn with thatching rake

    As fall fades into winter, it's time to combat two common lawn enemies: thatch and soil compaction. Thatch is the buildup of dead organic matter and, along with compacted soil, it can prevent your lawn's roots from getting enough water and air. Dethatching

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  13. How to Patch & Repair Bare Spots in Your Lawn

    Grass seed growing in lawn

    Whether your yard is bald and bare, or the grass looks thin, one thing is certain — patchy lawns look terrible. Until automatic, self-repairing lawns are invented, the next best thing is quick and easy bare spot repair. Keep reading to find out how t

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  14. How to Stripe Your Lawn Like a Pro

    Tidy lawn mower stripes

    You keep your lawn healthy and well-manicured but you can take it to the next level by mowing stripes into your yard. If you want your grass to have the professionally trimmed look of a baseball field or golf course, follow the steps below and make your

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  15. How to Water Your Lawn & Plants Effectively

    Garden hose spraying roses and landscaping

    You don’t have to be an expert gardener to know that plants require water to thrive and survive. But how do you know if you’re giving them too much or too little water, or even watering your plants properly? Different types of plants, whether grass, tre

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  16. Lawn Mowing 101: Tips to Do It Right

    Mowing tidy lawn and landscaping

    Mowing your yard correctly is the first step to a great-looking lawn. Even if you feel you’re handy with a mower, it doesn’t hurt to brush up on your skills. Here are some basic lawn care tips on how to mow and manicure a lush lawn that looks spectacular.

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  17. How to Reseed and Feed Your Lawn for Winter

    Lush lawn covered in frost

    After a long summer of hot weather your lawn can look tired and worn out. Heat, foot traffic, drought and pet damage take their toll. However, you can revive your lawn and prepare it for the coming cold months by fertilizing and reseeding. Come spring,

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  18. 5 Tips to Prep Your Lawn for Winter

    Trimming branches from trees in late fall

    Prep your lawn and outdoor areas for the coming cold months to ensure your grass is healthy, green and enjoyable come spring.

    Step 1: Keep Raking and Mowing

    Clean up fallen leaves before winter sets in. When left on your lawn, leaves

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