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Is Vigoro Fertilizer As Good As Scotts?

By Matt Hagens / March 2, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Is Vigoro Fertilizer As Good As Scotts?Fertilizer and lawn care products is a multimillion dollar industry. There are several reputable companies producing products specifically designed to help maintain and beautify lawns and recreational areas. Two […]

How Long Can Grass Seed Be Stored?

By Matt Hagens / February 27, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us How Long Can Grass Seed Be Stored?Grass seed can last quite a long time, but the life expectancy of grass seed depends upon a variety of factors. In some cases, really good grass […]

How Much Grass Seed Do I Need Per Square Foot?

By Matt Hagens / February 27, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us How Much Grass Seed Do I Need Per Square Foot?Everyone wants a lawn that is beautiful and healthy. To achieve that, it takes effort, time, and the right amount of grass seed. Whether you […]

How To Keep Birds From Eating Grass Seed

By Matt Hagens / February 24, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us How To Keep Birds From Eating Grass SeedWhen you have spent hours researching, preparing  and spreading new grass seed, the last thing you want to see is pesky birds enjoying a feast of […]

When Should I Aerate And Overseed My Lawn?

By Matt Hagens / February 3, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us If you’re thinking of aerating your lawn, here’s some information that might come in handy. Aeration must be done at a specific time of year, depending on the type of soil and grass you […]

How To Connect Two Rain Barrels In Series

By Matt Hagens / February 3, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us How To Connect Two Rain Barrels In SeriesMany of you, whether you’re using one lone rain barrel or a gigantic poly tank, have come to the stage where the amount of available rainwater […]

How To Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Rain Barrels

By Matt Hagens / January 31, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us How To Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Rain BarrelsRain barrels play an important in providing water for gardens and lawns, while at the same time conserving water. An unfortunate consequence of saving standing water in […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Backyard Composting

By Matt Hagens / January 20, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Dos and Don’ts of Composting in Your BackyardComposting offers an excellent method of transforming your household’s organic waste into a valuable additive for your garden’s soil. Whether you have a green thumb or a […]

7 Steps to Easy Composting

By Matt Hagens / January 6, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us 7 Steps to Easy CompostingComposting has many benefits. It is a simple method of transforming organic waste into a rich soil additive for your garden. Your compost pile can be as simple or involved […]

Drop Spreader Vs Broadcast Spreader

By Matt Hagens / December 13, 2016

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Drop Spreader Vs Broadcast SpreaderSpreaders can run the gamut from small, handheld models to heavy duty models that must be pulled with a tractor or ATV. They are generally divided into two main categories: […]

3 Reasons To Buy an Electric Leaf Blower Vs. Gas

By Matt Hagens / September 27, 2016

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us 3 Reasons To Buy an Electric Leaf Blower Vs. GasIf you are in the market for a new leaf blower, you might have some questions about which type of blower is best for […]

Best Techniques For Using a Leaf Blower

By Matt Hagens / September 26, 2016

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Simple Techniques For Using a Leaf BlowerThe value of your home means more than simply how much money it’s worth. Aesthetics count, too. During fall, keeping the outside of your home attractive includes keeping the […]

Common Reasons Why a Leaf Blower Won’t Start

By Matt Hagens / September 24, 2016

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Common Reasons Why a Leaf Blower Won’t StartLet’s take a closer look into the reasons that prevent a leaf blower from starting. Gas powered leaf blowers consist of a small internal engine that generally […]

Kill The Crabgrass In Your Lawn For Good

By Matt Hagens / January 27, 2015

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Best Ways To Kill The Crabgrass In Your Lawn For GoodAre you tired of using one herbicide after another just to have the pernicious weed show up again and again? Do you feel like […]

Homemade (Organic) Lawn Fertilizer Recipes

By Matt Hagens / November 23, 2014

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Homemade (Organic) Lawn Fertilizer RecipesHomeowners take great pride in having well-maintained lawns. Some of the fertilizers (and other lawn chemicals) on the market are considered to be toxic and dangerous for pets and […]

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