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Growing Green: Easy Lawn Care Tips

A healthy lawn isn’t just a pretty, restful swath of green: Lawns serve a lot of functions. Lawns make the perfect contrasting frame for...

Think Like a Landscaper

Landscapers make their living by planting and maintaining beautiful gardens. It’s their job to make sure that trees are planted properly, shrubs are pruned...

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Curb Appeal: First Impressions Count

Whether your home is on the market or you’ve lived in the same place for years, you only have a few seconds to make a good impression. To set your home apart...

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Hose Shopping 101

Spring’s back, which means you’re back in the aisles shopping for yet another new hose. You’re pinching, you’re lifting, you’re bending, but do you really know what you’re looking for? You may...

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Repair or Replace: Get Your Watering Gear Ready for Spring

With warmer weather just over the horizon, it’s time to unearth your lawn and garden tools and take stock of what you’ve got. Buying...

Water Smarter: The Best Tool for Your Needs

A lush yard and garden requires consistent watering—but that doesn’t mean you have to spend every weekend standing in front of your plants with...

How to House Your Hose: Maintaining and Repairing for Longer Life

In a perfect world, each time you water your lawn or wash your car your hose performs perfectly—no leaks, no kinks, no splits. With...

Grass Seed 101: Filling in the Bare Spots

Growing grass from seed is easy and economical, but it requires a commitment at the start. To achieve the desired effect—a pretty and healthy...

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The Myth of the Bargain Hose

A good garden hose is a long-term investment, used day after day all over your yard. From gardening to lawn care, it is the key piece of equipment for all your outdoor...

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Never Too Late for a Lush Lawn

Never Too Late for a Lush Lawn No matter how well summer treats you, it’ll always put your lawn through a bit of a beating with obstacles like dry spells, heat, wildlife...

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Lawn Invaders!

Grass looking less than stellar? You might need some critter control. Follow these tips if you think your lush lawn may be at risk.

Sod vs. Seed: Which is Best?

Gardening can be a tricky business: There are lots of questions, but the answers can be elusive. Often, there is really no right or...

Growing Grass in a Drought

Summer’s here—and so is that higher possibility of a drought. Have you ever noticed that even when faced with the same weather conditions and...

A Lesson in Lawn Watering

Even if the idea of watering your lawn sounds like a no-brainer, that doesn’t mean we don’t run into the occasional “oops” along the...

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How to Grow a Healthy Lawn

Healthy lawns never have serious problems. If you’re taking proper care of your turf, it will tolerate drought, resist pests and weeds and survive extreme weather. Water for Better Lawn Health Good...

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Watering the Right Way in Sun or Shade

If you take a look around your yard, chances are you’ll see many patterns of sun and shade. Between the shadows cast by your house and the shade from the trees, you’ll...

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Water Right for Fall

There’s an art to lawn watering, and there’s more to it than just keeping the grass going through the heat of summer. Watering in...

Ultimate Guide to Cool Season Grasses

Wondering how you can maintain a beautiful green yard all year long? Need a grass that tolerates a bit of shade? Looking for a...

How to Make Your Grass Flourish in the Shade

When you imagine your dream yard, lush grass and towering trees are likely part of the picture. Yet you may be surprised to discover...

Grass Rx: Fix Summer Lawn Damage

Throughout the summer your lawn plays host to backyard barbecues and birthday parties. Friends and family mingle in the yard while children play on...

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Fall Lawn Myths: Busted

As we say goodbye to sun hats and hello to sweaters, it can feel like the rules for fall lawn care change as quickly as the autumn leaves. But how do you...

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Legendary Lawns: Tips Inspired by Experts

From elegant parks to uniform baseball diamonds, grass gurus and groundskeepers make lawn maintenance look easy—but anyone who has spent a long spring Saturday out in the yard knows striking the perfect...

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Hose IQ: What You Didn’t Know about Your Hose

A good hose is an important—and hard-working—garden tool, but choosing the best one can be confusing. At a garden shop, you’ll find dozens of...

Your Top Lawn Questions, Answered

Maintaining lush, healthy grass is no easy feat. Every lawn brings with it a unique set of challenges, but there are some key tips...

Eco-Friendly Alternatives to a Grassy Lawn

Americans have a love affair with sprawling green lawns. Although originally created by European aristocrats in the 17th century as status symbols, today’s lawns...

Does Your Lawn Need Winter Watering?

There’s an easy way to tell whether you need to water your lawn during the winter months. As long as you’re still mowing—and your...

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6 Lawn Myths Busted

It’s lawn care season. Now is a good time to take a close look at some of the myths and misunderstandings surrounding the horticulture — and culture — of trim, green lawns.

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Transform Your Backyard into an Entertainment Oasis

Backyards sometimes take a backseat to kitchens and family rooms as the center of home entertaining. But by freshening up the look of your outdoor space with the right kind of greenery,...

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7 Spring Lawn Care Tips for the DIY Gardener

It’s great to get out to the garden in spring. Birds are singing, flowers are coming into bloom, and the soft, sparkling light makes...

5 Benefits of Overseeding Your Lawn

Winter weather, foraging critters, and general wear and tear can take a toll on a lawn that, only a few months before, was wonderfully...

Preventing and Managing Soil Erosion in Your Yard

When you take a little bit of time to protect soil and manage erosion in your yard there are big returns. Not only will...

Revive Dead or Dormant Grass with These Easy Steps

When heat and drought set in, lawns may turn brown and appear lifeless. However, they may not be dead, but conserving resources until conditions...

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Landscaping 101: 7 Basic Landscaping Tips for Beginners

When it comes to deciding how to design your outdoor space, there are a few basic principles to keep in mind. At the heart of these principles is the foundational concept that...

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Warm Season Grasses & When to Use Them

Ensure your lawn has every advantage for success by choosing the right grass for your region. Grow a type of grass that naturally flourishes in your climate and conditions. Turf grasses, those...

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3 Fall Lawn Care Tips in Preparation for Winter

Give your lawn a little extra care in fall to help it weather the winter and rebound the following spring. Fertilize as needed, cut...

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