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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…

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How to Avoid Over-Watering Your Lawn

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Learn how you can avoid overwatering your lawn so you can conserve water, save money and prevent grass diseases.

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What Kind of Oil Should I Use in My Lawn Mower?

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What Kind of Oil Should I Use in My Lawn Mower? The safest bet when it comes to oil will always be to use the kind of oil your lawn mower manufacturer recommends in the operator or engine manual for your particular mower. While SAE 30 motor oil is commonly recommended for lawn mower engines, each engine manufacturer’s recommendation may be unique and might include recommendations based on your local climate. For these reasons, it is best to follow the…

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Guide to Watering Your Lawn Wisely

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

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How to Maintain Your Lawn During Heavy Spring Rain

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Make the most of the spring rain cycle! Here are 3 steps you can take to improve the appearance of your lawn during heavy spring rains.

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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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When to Start Mowing in Spring

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You might be tempted to pull out the mower and start cutting down that new spring growth as soon as it appears. However, it’s best to step back and take a look at lawn conditions before you begin. The burst of healthy grass activity in spring will help keep your lawn lush and vibrant for the rest of the year. Use it wisely! By timing your mowing and seeding schedule…

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Fertilizer Basics for Reducing Lawn Maintenance

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Reduce your lawn maintenance by understanding these fertilizer basics: Top essential elements, how to read a fertilizer bag and the differences and benefits between fast-release vs slow-release fertilizer.

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Spring Lawn Care Checklist

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As your lawn wakes up from its winter slumber, here is your Spring Lawn Care Checklist to help your lawn be more beautiful and weed-free this season!

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8 Things to Look For When Buying A Zero Turn Mower

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Zero-urn 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 8 Things to Look for When Buying a Zero Turn Mower.