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Fall Lawn Care Schedule for Beginners

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We want to make sure you get the most out of your lawn so we created this Fall Lawn Care Schedule for you to follow throughout early, mid and late fall.

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How to Maintain Grass in Extreme Heat

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We suggest the following tips and tricks in order to maintain a healthy, intact lawn during the extreme heat of the summer.

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The Benefits of Sharp Mower Blades

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Your mower will cut faster and deliver a better quality of cut with sharp blades. Read more about the benefits of sharp mower blades and how to sharpen them yourself.

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Ways to Save Water in the Summer Heat Wave

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Throughout much of the country, the end of summer typically triggers the biggest heat wave of the year. At the height of a heat wave, everything can be impacted in some way − the air we breathe, the plants we grow, and the grass we walk on. Even our moods are affected. And, everywhere you turn, you’re told to mind your water usage. This only makes the extreme heat even…

Buyer’s Guide: The Zero-Turn Mower for Large Yards

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Zero-turn mowers offer the ability to cut tight contours, meaning less time on foot with a hand trimmer or push mower. They also offer improved visibility and faster cutting speeds, so you can spend less time maintaining the lawn and more time enjoying it. Discover the top things to look for when buying a zero turn mower.

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A Cut Above: When and How to Mow Your Yard

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Learn when to mow and how much to cut for both cool-season and warm-season grasses. Plus recommended mowing heights by each grass type.

Buying Guide for Self-Propelled Walk Behind Mowers

Buyers Guide: How to Choose a Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

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Review this Buyer’s Guide for Self-Propelled Walk-Behind Mowers where we share the top features to look for when shopping for your new mower.

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How to Properly Water Your Lawn

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Here’s your guide to staying water-wise with your lawn all season long.

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Ways to Save Water: Best Practices for Watering Trees

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When it comes to trees, how do you balance saving water and keeping trees irrigated and healthy? Understanding the needs your tree will have based on its current life stage is the best place to start. Watering Newly Planted Trees When a tree is first planted, most of its roots are still located inside the original root ball. The tree should be watered in a way that encourages the roots…

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When and How to Fertilize Your Lawn in the Spring

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Winter has come and gone and the sun is finally shining. That can only mean one thing. It’s time to show a little love to your lawn. But how do you know exactly when to fertilize in the spring? It comes down to science — and practice. Don’t worry! All you need to do is follow some simple steps. Start with the Soil A healthy, green lawn always starts with…