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Is Your Dog Destroying Your Lawn?

Our four-legged friends steal our hearts, but they sure can wreak havoc on a yard and outdoor living space. Fortunately, there are solutions that don’t involve keeping your rambunctious pup indoors.

Fall is for Feeding

Fall is my favorite time to putter in the garden - adding plants, rearranging the ones I already have - but there are also tasks that really need to be done now.  And I'm not just talking about raking, though…

In Sun or Shade, try Carex instead of Turfgrass

"Less Lawn" is the shorthand for a new trend in gardening that started in the arid West and is coming East, fast.  (Lord knows the Lawn Reform Coalition is doing everything it can to spread the word.) And one of…

Now is the time to improve your lawn and here’s how

Horticulturist Carol Allen knows about lawns - in a former job she had to deal with millions of visitors trampling the National Mall, which fortunately none of us have to contend with.  And NOW is the best time to fertilize…

Espoma Organic Lawn Fall

Time to feed your lawn!

Between now and the end of October is the best time to feed your lawn - which needs a yearly application of Nitrogen or it'll keep getting thinner and weedier.  (Why? Because turfgrasses are not sustainable plants, y'all!  They're one…

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Earth-Friendly Lawn Care Throughout the Year

As we’re all increasingly concerned that our gardening practices might harm the environment, lawns are coming under attack. But the good news is that not only is it possible to have a good-looking lawn without harming the environment; it’s actually…

Earth-Friendly Lawn Care Basics

Lawns CAN be grown in an environmentally sensitive way, and this article will explain how. It summarizes the products and lawn care practices that we recommend, based on the very best research from academia, government (federal and state environmental agencies), plus…

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Lawn Care – How to Overseed your Lawn

Why Overseed Most homeowners plant grass seed once and wonder why their lawn gets thinner and weedier every year. That's because even with proper fertilization, turf grass reproduction naturally slows down over the years and lawns simply need more seeds…

Dog In Lawn

Lawn Care – Repairing Bare Spots in your Lawn

Bare spots happen. They're unsightly and discouraging, but fixable. When The best time, just like for starting a new lawn, is from August 20 to October 15. The second best time is in the spring. How Remove plant debris with…

How To Prevent Weeds

Weeds – How to Remove them or even better, Prevent Them

What Are Weeds? Any plant we don’t want, at least where they’re growing. There are annual, biennial and perennial weeds. Some of them produce unbelievable amounts of seed from single plants - 15,000 for ragweed, 52,000 for purslane, and so…

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