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Repairing Summer Lawn Damage

Repairing Summer Lawn Damage

This has been one tough summer; especially if you have an American lawn. With temperature across the country over 90 degrees for extended periods and extremes in the South and West where daytime heat has reached into the triple digits, for your home lawn, there is nowhere to run, no place to hide! When you…

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Fall Lawn Care Reminders

Fall Lawn Care Reminders

With the end of summer, most folks are relieved and only too happy to put away the mower and rake and hunker down for a long winter season. Smart homeowners, on the other hand, take the opportunity to make the most of the fall season, at least where their lawns are concerned. In the fall,…

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To Rake or To Not Rake; That Is The Question.

To Rake or To Not Rake; That Is The Question.

As fall arrives and leaves turn from green to brown, red, and gold, many homeowners are not sure about raking them off the lawn. All sorts of “experts” have told us to either leave them on the lawn or don’t. So, which is correct? The facts are these: If a heavy layer of in-tact leaves…

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What Is Grass Cycling?

In America, lawns are a big deal! It is estimated that the number of maintained home lawns are over 58 million. And, on the 58 million lawns, we spend over 30 billion dollars each year! Considering the huge number of lawns, individually, they average over 1/3 acre each and consume $517 in lawn products and…

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Mulch-What You Need To Know

Mulch-What You Need To Know

Why is the neighbor’s lawn so pristine? Where are the weeds? Why do the beds look almost professionally maintained? The likely answer to these questions is summed up in a word, MULCH. Great! If that’s all it takes, I’ll simply pile on the mulch and the job is done, the problem solved. But wait, not…

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Why You Should Mow Tall

Why You Should Mow Tall

Leaving on vacation; seven days of stress free fun and escape from the hum-drum duties we all face in maintaining our properties during the summer season. And, if you are like literally millions of other homeowners, one of your  thoughts may be, “Better set the mower down for a close cut before we go so…

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