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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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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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Spring Checklist for Your Lawn Mower

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Spring is a great time to take stock of your mower’s maintenance needs and get them taken care of before the growing season. Follow our 6 Step Spring Checklist for Your Lawn Mower to make sure your mower is in top shape for the new cutting season.

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When is the Best Time to Aerate Your Lawn?

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Aeration can help your lawn be healthier and more beautiful. Read more to learn when it’s the best time to aerate your lawn and what to do after aeration.

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Setting the Right Mowing Height

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Setting the proper mower cut height varies depending on turf species, time of year, and climate conditions. Here’s everything you need to know to get it right.

10 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Battery Powered Yard Tool

10 Things to Know When Purchasing Battery-Powered Yard Tools

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So, what do you really need to care about when comparing tools? Make sure you’re buying the right tool for the job by understanding the 10 basic aspects of battery-powered tool power and performance.

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How to Select the Right Leaf Blower & Vacuum for You

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In this ultimate buyer’s guide, we walk you through everything you need to know when selecting the right leaf blower and vacuum for your yard.