Extinguishing Fire Ants

Thanks to Mother Nature, people moving to the Southern or Southeastern United States are receiving a warm welcome. A very warm welcome. With temperatures in the triple digits most of the summer, most transplants expect to ditch the winter coats. But most don’t expect the baptism of fire they get while walking barefoot through their […]

How to Grow Grass

Starting a lawn from seed can be a daunting task, but one that is well worth it. Once you establish a new lawn — or fill in bare spots — the lush, green grass is a reward in and of itself. Here is how to grow grass. When To Seed The “when” of how to […]

How to Build a Backyard Putting Green

So your golf game isn’t up to par, and you need to practice, practice, practice! But who has time to go to the driving range to practice their chipping? Hit the green any time you want without ever getting in your car by putting a putting green in your backyard. Adding your own putting green […]

Grass Around Pools

Just picture it: getting out of the pool and walking around on soft, green grass instead of hard, hot pavement. It seems like a good idea — but there are some things to think about when it comes to poolside grass. Will the pool water affect the grass? How do I keep grass clippings out […]

8 Grass Alternatives to Consider

From prehistoric romps on the savannah to aristocratic strolls in the 17th century, humans have always had a romance with a grass lawn. When it comes to landscapes, the turfgrass yard is as American as apple pie. But times are changing. Between mowing, watering, and fertilizing, the American dream that includes a picture-perfect lawn has […]

Protecting Your Sprinkler Heads

Your sprinkler heads are easily the most vulnerable part of your sprinkler system — prone to sprinkler head damage from lawnmowers, your trimmer, freezing cold air and anything else that hits this part of the sprinkler that sits above ground. Here is what you need to know about protecting your sprinkler heads. Sprinkler donuts sound like […]