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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 […]

Using Barricade Pre-Emergent Herbicide in Your Lawn Care Program

By Matt Hagens / August 25, 2014

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Using Barricade Pre-Emergent Herbicide in Your Lawn Care ProgramIf you’re looking for an product that helps prevent weeds from coming up, Barricade pre emergent herbicide will help you keep your lawn looking great […]

Guide To The Best Weed Killer For Lawns

By Matt Hagens / August 18, 2014

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us When you’re working on developing the best possible lawn, there are few things as annoying as having weeds pop up. With deep root systems, hardy constitutions and other characteristics that make them difficult […]

5 Quick Tips to Aerating Your Lawn

By Matt Hagens / July 3, 2014

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us 5 Quick Tips to Aerating Your LawnAerating your lawn will keep it vibrant, green and growing strong during the summer months. There are several reasons why lawn aeration is important to good soil health. The […]

Guide To Renting A Lawn Aerator

By Matt Hagens / June 17, 2014

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Guide To Renting A Lawn AeratorThis brief article is meant to answer common questions about lawn aeration and aerator rental options including topics such as: where do I rent a lawn aerator? can […]

When And How To Use A Plug Aerator

By Matt Hagens / June 9, 2014

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us When And How To Use A Plug (Or Core) AeratorA plug aerator is one of several machines (but the one that I recommend you use) that can be used for soil aeration. Aeration is […]

Best Grass Seed For Shade

By Matt Hagens / April 8, 2014

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Best Grass Seed For ShadeA lawn would look pretty bare if it had no trees, shrubs or ornamentation. Lawns that have too many trees can block out the sun. providing precious little for […]

How Long Does Grass Seed Take To Grow?

By Matt Hagens / October 21, 2013

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us How Long Does Grass Seed Take To Grow?It seems like a simple question. Though a vague answer is fairly easy to come up with, let’s take a look at why grass seed takes different […]

Why Fall Planting of Grass Seed is a Good Idea

By Matt Hagens / October 17, 2013

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Why Fall Planting of Grass Seed is a Good IdeaYou’ve done your research and now it you just toss down a handful of seed and let it do its thing, right? Not necessarily. There are […]

The Heat is On – Selecting a Drought Resistant Grass

By Matt Hagens / October 17, 2013

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us The Heat is On – Selecting a Drought Resistant GrassThe heat and maybe even the humidity is bad enough during those dog days of summer, but maybe what really gets you down is […]

How To Kill Bermuda Grass

By Matt Hagens / September 15, 2013

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us How To Remove and Kill Bermuda GrassBermuda grass is one of those grasses that, depending on your location in the U.S., is either the best possible lawn grass in a very dry climate […]

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