When, How to Winterize Your Sprinkler System

Your grass likes a deep drink every week to 10 days in most climates. But the question of when to stop watering your lawn and winterize your sprinkler system is a little more complicated.  Most of the country will see at least one deep freeze during the cold season. Many more will see freezing temperatures […]

How to Avoid Fertilizer Burn on Lawns

Feeling the burn might good during a workout, but you don’t want to feel — or see — the burn after fertilizing your lawn. Have you noticed yellow or brown patches several days after applying fertilizer to your otherwise healthy lawn? If so, you may have fertilizer burn. Read on to learn how to avoid […]

How to Buy Your First Riding Lawn Mower

Buying your first riding mower is a lot like buying your first car. It has a motor, a steering wheel and a seat. And one more similarity: It’s a major investment. Where a push mower will set you back a few hundred dollars, a good low-end model or riding mower starts around $1,200. At the […]

Growing Drought-Tolerant Grasses

If you’re looking to conserve water, why not start with your lawn? Choosing drought-tolerant grass will save you money on your water bill. Not only do they need less water, these grass types also don’t need to be mowed or fertilized as often, which will save you time and even more money.  As the name […]

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 […]