Lawn Care Guides
Find tips, tricks, and how-to guides for everything you need to know.
Find tips, tricks, and how-to guides for everything you need to know.
One of the beautiful scenes every autumn is watching the leaves change colors into vibrant shades of red, yellow, and orange. But by the end of the season, the beauty disappears as the leaves fall to the ground. Then we’re left with the dilemma of what to do with these leaves. Like many people with […]
Maintaining a yard with trees in it requires eco-conscious homeowners to learn how to dispose of green waste. While you’ve likely seen bags and piles of leaves by the curb before, you may be looking for the best way to pick up leaves while reducing your environmental impact. Your options for eco-friendly leaf disposal vary […]
Living in the city can have its drawbacks. If you love a protected sense of privacy, open backyards and crowded residential blocks can make central city life harder to enjoy. But there are workarounds. There are a plethora of thick, commonly used backyard plants that can serve as a fantastic barrier between you and your […]
Spending weekends working to create the “perfect lawn” can be exhausting. Mowing, weeding, and watering are time-consuming. Are you looking for a lawn substitute? Read on for 15 fabulous and cheap backyard ideas, no grass needed. Get ready to pack away your lawnmower and genuinely enjoy the outdoors. Don’t have a grassy backyard, but still […]
If your lawn has yellow patches, areas of stunted growth, or you just can’t get the rich green lawn you want, a lawn aerator might be something you need. Compact soil often kills well-tended lawns, leaving homeowners baffled when their lawn still looks under-watered after regular maintenance. There are a ton of yard aerators on […]
17 outdoor shade ideas to keep you cool in the summer heat 1. Sail shades Sail shades are ultra-versatile in both shapes and sizes. Attach them to trees, the side of your home, or posts with cables and screw hooks. Overlap the shades to create a more full area of coverage. Project Cost: $70 for […]
Did you have to cut down a tree from your yard due to a storm, natural disaster, root growth, or an infestation? The tree stumps left behind can be an eyesore. If you’ve got some free time and don’t mind flexing your muscles to get the job done, you can avoid costly stump removal services […]
If paying for a professional landscaping company doesn’t fit in your budget, don’t fret—it doesn’t mean that you can’t update your outdoors. We’ve compiled a list of 25 cheap landscaping ideas featuring affordable products and DIY ways to refresh and update your yard on a budget. Even if you’re new to yard work, DIY landscaping […]
If you’ve got an automatic sprinkler system installed in your yard, its probably been used at least weekly to keep your lawn green and hydrated. When summer turns into fall, you’ll need to winterize your sprinkler system along with other essential cold-weather tasks on your list. Before you know it, temperatures will drop to below […]
In the last several years, top dressing lawns has become a popular practice to improve lawn condition. What is top dressing and how is it beneficial to your lawn? What are some best practices for top dressing lawns? What products can make doing so easier and result in a more beautiful lawn? Let’s find out. […]
Moving into a new home is exciting, but what if your new lawn isn’t up to snuff? Or maybe you’re hoping to sell your house, and you know a nice lawn could add curb appeal and increase your sale price. If you need to revive a struggling yard, invest in quality fertilizer. We know there […]
If you have a large lawn or acreage, a riding lawn mower or lawn tractor can save you plenty of time and hassle. Finding the right machine for your needs starts with understanding the demands of your situation. Someone can tell you a machine is great, but if it’s more power than you need or […]
Whether moving into a new home or preparing your home to sell, laying sod to get that perfect-looking lawn doesn’t need to be difficult. Most people want lush, beautiful lawns, but getting there seems to elude many. Sod installation is one of the easiest and fastest ways to achieve this goal.
Depending on where you live in the United States, your yard can consist of any one of the more popular types of grass — from Bermuda to Bahia — all of which need proper maintenance and irrigation. Besides following some basic lawn fertilization tips, installing a sprinkler is essential to achieving that picture-perfect green grass you’ve been dreaming of.
If you’re a homeowner, you know that curb appeal means everything. Even if you aren’t in the process of selling your home, an appealing front yard presentation makes your guests feel welcome and gives you a sense of pride. For most homes, a plush, green lawn acts as a centerpiece for the front yard while […]
Learning how to sharpen mower blades is an essential skill if you regularly maintain your lawn. As mower blades get dull through regular use or hitting rocks or other objects, the blade will dull and develop spots that coarsely cut grass. If a blade of grass has a ragged cut, it can become more susceptible […]
A lush, beautiful lawn is easy to enjoy. When the grass is growing the way it should, the yard is a place you and your family want to be. Unfortunately, many people struggle to get the lawn of their dreams. One factor that can help significantly with the process of growing a beautiful lawn is […]
One of the top secrets to a lush and verdant lawn is proper watering. Accomplish this efficiently by using a lawn sprinkler system. Many homeowners choose to hire a contractor to install a sprinkler system, as constructing a DIY sprinkler system can be a challenging project for someone to complete on their own. However, with […]
Spring is the ideal time of year to get outside and work on your flowerbeds. Pulling out weeds and planting new flowers can make a big difference in the look of your landscape. But if you really want to upgrade your flowerbed and give it a finished look, lay new mulch.
If you’re seeking that perfect green grass, you’ll likely need to invest in lawn fertilizer at some point. Trying to figure out how often and when to fertilize your lawn can be tricky. Despite their best efforts, many people find themselves struggling to get their lawns to sprout while their neighbors have grass that’s full and verdant.
Home gardening, especially among millennials, is more popular than ever. Between 2008 and 2013, there was a 63% rise in millennial gardening. Now that most of the nation is staying home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, it could be the perfect time to start a home garden (as long as you don’t violate […]
Different types of grass do better in different climates, and knowing these factors can help you build a healthy lawn that your family can enjoy. That starts with knowing what kind of varieties grow well in your climate and area. It might sound daunting to make a decision, but it’s easy to narrow down a […]
Stubborn weeds can halt progress in your garden and ruin your lawn’s appeal. Fortunately, using the best weed killer can rid your yard of intrusive plants. Learn about the best weed killers of 2020 for your specific lawn needs. Whether you’re a gardener, a pet owner, or need to treat a whole yard, there are […]
Lawn care experts and green-thumb DIYers often use weed & feed to produce beautiful lawns and flower beds. Whether you’re keeping your lawn lush or needing to revive some of that emerald green color, using this product is a must. So what is it, and how is weed & feed used to create lush, beautiful […]