Tired of Traditional Turf? Try a Grass Alternative

Traditional lawns are part of the American dream — an ocean of green covering nearly 2% of our nation’s area. But at what cost? Americans view the hassle of mowing, fertilizing, irrigation, and pest control our lawns demand as the price we pay for flawless turfgrass. The net effect is a bit grim. Cristina Milesi, […]

How to Edge a Lawn

Proper lawn care is more of an art than a chore. Nowhere is that more evident than in lawn edging. Your neighbor’s perfect lawn and crisp edges might make you jealous, but with a few simple tools, a little patience, and a lot of practice, you can achieve the clean lines of perfect edging. Here […]

How Many Calories Does Lawn Mowing Burn?

Not everyone is lucky enough to have a Hank Hill-level love affair with lawn mowing. But those with the habits of the “King Of The Hill” will probably enjoy a longer, healthier life than their sedentary pals. While circling the yard in a riding mower burns fewer calories than pushing a reel mower, either method […]

Benefits of Xeriscaping Your Lawn

Keeping a lawn healthy and green through the height of a hot summer, is hard enough. It gets even harder if you live in a drought-prone area such as Colorado, Arizona, Nevada, or Texas. That’s why xeriscape landscaping is so popular in those areas. Xeriscaping doesn’t mean you have to fill your yard with cacti; […]

Lawn Mower Oil: How to Pick the Right Type

When you take the lawn mower out of the garage after its winter break, does it seem like it’s not running as smoothly as last year? If you can’t remember when you last changed the oil, it’s probably overdue. But what type of oil does your lawn mower take? That depends on the lawn mower […]

How to Repair a Vole-Damaged Lawn

Got voles? Your first clue is likely vole tunnels and lawn damage in the form of snake-like ribbons of dead grass. Here’s how to repair a vole-damaged lawn. Identifying the Problem  Voles are small rodents, also known as meadow mice or meadow voles. They’re about 4-8 inches long, and their fur is grey or brown. […]