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When to Aerate Your Lawn

In many parts of the country, the lawn is simply frozen tundra right now. Or perhaps you’re lucky enough to skip snow and enjoy a frost-free winter. Wherever you live and whatever the current state of your lawn, it’s never too early to think about when to aerate it. Now, there seem to be two…

The Dos and Don’ts of Winter Lawn Maintenance

Do you view winter as your time off from lawn care and maintenance? Don’t worry, winter is the time of year most people want to write their lawn off for a few months, especially when it’s cold and covered in snow and ice. The thing is that lawn maintenance is something you have to practice…

When Can You Cut Your Lawn: Winter Edition

Are you chomping at the bit to get back out on that fancy lawnmower and cut your grass? Well, you need to slow your roll! Winter is the time of year that your lawn is dormant, so there’s no need to get out there and do any trimming. In fact, you could do some serious…

How to Get a Greener Lawn

When you think of a healthy lawn, your mind probably goes straight to the color green. A lush, green lawn is a healthy one – or at least it’s the ideal lawn ‘round these here parts. If you’ve been trying to get just the right shade to make your neighbors green with envy, then there…

When You Should Not Mow Your Lawn (And Other Mowing Mistakes)

There are a lot of really great things you can do for your lawn. But there are also a lot of really terrible things you can do – things that can result in a very unattractive lawn. Why would you want to do that? Americans spend billions of dollars and countless hours on their lawns…

How to Get Green Grass in Spring

Growing a healthy, green lawn is a labor of love. Well, that, and maybe just a bit of social pressure – but we’ll focus on the love part. A healthy lawn takes time but the pride you feel when it’s looking great always makes the effort worth it. Here are a few tips to help…

What Type of Lawn Do You Have?

It’s not a philosophical question, but a practical one: What type of lawn do you have? You may be under the impression that there’s only one type of lawn out there, but that’s not true. If you’re looking to get to know your lawn a bit better, then you need to follow these simple steps…

Why Does Your Lawn Have Brown Patches?

Freckles on little kids? Adorable. Brown spots on puppies? Cute. Brown patches on your otherwise emerald green lawn? Not adorable or cute. You can be doing everything right when it comes to your lawn and still – brown patches appear. Before you drive yourself crazy trying to fix them, you first need to understand how…

What Type of Lawn Fertilizer Do You Need?

It’s that time of year again – time to fertilize your lawn to help it come back healthy and green in the spring. Fertilizing your lawn is a relatively straightforward process. The biggest obstacle you face is to understand what type of fertilizer to use on your lawn, which — spoiler alert — is largely…

Your October Lawn and Garden To-Do List

If you live in USDA hardiness zones 3 to 10 (which is an overwhelming majority of you), then you have some work to do this month! Sure, some of your summer annuals may still be blooming, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need to start getting things ready for winter – spring will be here…