Lawn Care

Learn the best ways to mow the lawn, take care of those pesky weeds and create the backyard of your dreams with these lawn care maintenance and repair tips.

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This is the Most Efficient Way to Mow the Grass

You want your lawn to look good, but you don't want to spend a lot of time mowing. When it comes to lawn care, there is a right and wrong way to mow the grass.


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What Is Pigweed and How Do I Get Rid of It?

Pigweed, also known as amaranth, has multiple personalities and can even be eaten! If you want to get rid of...


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What Are Sod Webworms and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

Sod webworms are a common nuisance in residential lawns. Sometimes they're just pesky and can be easily ignored. But they...


The Worst Poisonous and Invasive Plants for Your Yard

Some plants may look pretty, but they're actually irritating to the skin or even poisonous. Avoid these toxic and invasive...

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11 Winter Lawn Care ​Tips

Whether you have snow coverage or not, learn how to maintain your lawn this winter based on your location.


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How Late in the Year Can You Plant Grass Seed?

There is no better time to sow grass seed than late summer or early fall. But watch the calendar. Seeding...

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When Is the Best Time of Year To Lay Sod?

Take it from me, seeding a new lawn will almost always yield better results than sodding one. But there is...


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When and How to Fertilize Your Lawn in the Fall

Homeowners often lose interest in lawn care when summer wanes. Here's why you shouldn't skip that last fertilizer application of...


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If Your Leaves Aren’t Changing Colors This Fall, This Is What It Means

You've got a sturdy rake, a new leaf blower and big box of leaf collection bags, but the leaves aren't...


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How to Winterize a Sprinkler System

Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before the winter freeze. If you have an...

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We Tried It: Worx Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower

Tired of mowing the lawn every week? Me, too. What if there was an easier way? The Worx Landroid promises...


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Seasonal Lawn Care Schedule

A seasonal lawn care schedule helps you plan what to do and when to do it. Let's take a quick...


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How to Take Care of Winter Weeds

Not everything goes dormant in the wintertime. Winter weeds are thriving and will wreak havoc in your garden. Be sure...


4 Types of Grass That Can Be Planted in Fall and Winter

Know these types of grasses before planting or laying down sod this fall or winter.


What is Sphagnum Peat Moss and How Do I Use It?

Sphagnum peat moss is a popular material for many gardeners. But is it right for your garden?

13 Outdoor Games to Play with the Whole Family in the Snow

These outdoor games are perfect for winter and cold-weather fun. Grab a coat and get ready to play!


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Tips for Planting Grass Seed in Fall

You can plant grass seed anytime during the growing season, but doing so in fall takes advantage of cooler temperatures...


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What Happens To Grass During the Winter?

Does grass grow in winter? As the cold sets in, winter seeding puts green in the bank, to be enjoyed...


When to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

Learn when ornamental grasses need to be cut back and how to divide them, along with growing tips to keep...


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What To Know About Cool-Season Grasses

If you live in the Northern or Central U.S. and want a green lawn for as long as possible, it's...


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When To Stop Watering the Lawn in Fall

Fall lawn care leads to healthier grass in the spring. Don’t stop watering too early — or too late.


How Droughts Affect Lawn Care

Droughts don't have to be a death sentence for your grass.


Should You Rake Leaves or Just Leave Them?

Is raking up your leaves and taking them to the dump really the best course of action?

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Lawn Sprayers: What To Know Before You Buy

Planning to apply liquid lawn care products to your yard? Make the job easier with the right lawn sprayer.


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What Gauge String Trimmer Line To Use

String trimmers quickly trim and edge your lawn, cut weeds and clear brush. Using the right size and type line...


8 Lawn Mower Brands To Consider

Here are some of the most trusted brands of lawnmowers for DIYers, whether you have your first home with a...


6 Best Patio Awning Ideas

Make your patio more fun and functional by adding an awning. The protection and privacy make your patio everyone's favorite...


How to Repair a Garden Hose

Fix leaky garden hoses quickly and cheaply.


7 Versatile Weed Wacker Parts and Attachments

Turn your string trimmer into an entirely different tool with these game-changing attachments.