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What is Lawn Aeration? – When And Why It Is Done
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What is Lawn Aeration? – When And Why It Is Done

Lawn aeration “opens up” the turf to create passageways allowing air, water and nutrients to reach the grasses root system, plus it reduces thatch buildup and gives moss control.It severs some of the roots deep in the soil, breaks apart tangled roots and encourages the growth of new roots. It could be called “grass root pruning.

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How To Get Rid Of Crabgrass… The Easy Way?

Crabgrass can be a nuisance in the lawn and garden as it takes away nutrients and water from your precious plants.But don’t give up and let the crabgrass overpower you and your yard. There is actually a relatively easy way to get rid of crabgrass. This post helps you to recognize crabgrass and to remove it.
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Growing Zoysia Grass – Maintenance Care Fertilizer and More

Question: Is maintaining Zoysia difficult? It is such a nice looking grass, we have been thinking about replacing our St Augustine turf with Zoysia? Does it need a special fertilizer? Martin, Jacksonville, FloridaAnswer: Martin, Zoysia has been in the United States for decades.Many people now have zoysia lawns or the start of one and many more homeowners are seriously thinking of replacing their current grass with this “different” type lawn grass.
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Garden Lime: For The Landscape And Lime For Lawns Too!

Lime for the lawn, landscape and garden is an important tool. You may ask why… what does lime do for a garden?The answer is: In sections where the soil is acidic, the proper use of lime may provide the key to better plant growth.Therefore, it is important for homeowners and gardeners in such areas to understand how to use garden lime and how much they should apply to the garden soil.
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5 Tips For Late Summer Lawn Care

Most lawn owners are struggling with forces beyond their knowledge. Many lawn experts talk over the heads of “Mr. and Mrs. Homeowner” who have not been trained in the ways of soils, plants, fertilizers, machinery and chemicals.It does not seem feasible to develop a time-table for lawn management, because, Nature and water companies being what they are, one never can be quite sure of being able to stick to a pre-arranged program.
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Crabgrass Control the Dry Way

The use of dry chemical formulations has long been one of the most effective ways to control crabgrass in turf. The popularity of this method has been due to the ease with which dry materials may be applied and the effectiveness of only one or two applications.The reason that chemical sprays have been unpopular with the home owner is the need for three to six applications for effective control.
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Tips On Lawn Watering and Irrigation

Summary: Lawn Watering and Irrigation – it is a subject with much discussion. In this article we’ll break the lawn watering topic into smaller bit size pieces to help you develop a watering program for your lawn that works.Lawn watering, it’s the subject of lots of questions. It should come as no surprise.
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What is Lawn Aeration? – When And Why It Is Done

Lawn aeration “opens up” the turf to create passageways allowing air, water and nutrients to reach the grasses root system, plus it reduces thatch buildup and gives moss control.It severs some of the roots deep in the soil, breaks apart tangled roots and encourages the growth of new roots. It could be called “grass root pruning.
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Lawn Care Advice – Tips For Healthy Grass Year Round

Keeping a lawn beautiful all season long does not need to be complicated – keep grass lawn care and maintenance simple with this quick and easy primer.So much of caring for a lawn and plants in the landscape comes down to knowing what needs to be done and when to do it.Timing can make a big difference.
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Leaf Blowers – Selecting the Right Type

Question: I’m looking to buy my first leaf blower… We finally moved into our first house and after raking leaves and sweeping for what seems like forever I’m ready to add some type of blower – gas, handheld, backpack or electric to my growing set of tools. Which kind of leaf blower should I buy? Sam Atlanta, GeorgiaAnswer: Sam, leaf blowers make the task of cleaning leaves, grass clippings, and debris from driveways, sidewalks, patios, decks, porches even flower beds extremely efficient.
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Acidic Lawn: Applying Lawn Lime To Acid Soil (Low pH)

Summary: Put lime on lawns with acid soil is a corrective action to help neutralize lawns. When soil is excessive acidity it hinders the growth of lawns and are subjected to more frequent attacks by fungus diseases since fungal generally thrive in an acid medium.Question: We have heard that an application will help grass grow plus help improve the health and texture of our lawn.
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Problems of Growing Grass in Shade

Summary: Growing grass in shade can be a major lawn problem for homeowners. Even with excellent grass seed germination, sowing grass seed does not solve this problem. In this article we will begin looking at the issue of grass in the shade.Question: In parts of our yard where the trees shade much of the grass the lawn is very thin and does not do well.
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Lawn Care – Questions & Answers

Summary: This post is series of lawn care questions and answers we’ve put together from various emails sent in.Question: What is a good lawn?Answer: A good lawn is one that provides a good uniform appearance throughout the entire year. A good and beautiful lawn must be resistant to wear if it is going to be used in high traffic areas.
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8 Worst Things You Can Do to Your Lawn

One of the most important aspects of your home is not the interior design, but rather the landscaping of your front and back yard.But like any living organism, homeowners should be mindful of potential damage that they may be causing to their lawn.Having a well-kept lawn makes a great impression and can increase the actual monetary value of your home.
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Spring Lawn Care: How To Tips For A Great Looking Yard

Summary: Spring lawn care maintenance is key to a great looking green yard in the summer. Applying lawn fertilizer, reseeding, watering, mowing, killing weeds and promoting optimum growing conditions pay off in the coming months. Get started today on your spring lawn care plan.Question: To have a lush looking beautiful healthy lawn in tip-top shape what steps should we take in our Spring lawn care maintenance plan?
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St Augustine Grass Care and Lawn Maintenance Schedule

St Augustine grass (Stenotaphrum secundatum) is a fast growing, widely-adapted, warm season grass.It grows in a wide variety of soils and pH levels, comes in several cultivars and is the most common turf grass plants grown and used throughout the state of Florida.It is also used throughout the southeastern United States.
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Learn Tips on The Best Fertilizer For St Augustine Grass

Fertilizer and St Augustine grass make a great combo.When good cultural practices are combined with proper fertilization applications through the entire growing season, the end result is a healthy, vigorous carpet of grass.To sustain a healthy lawn, one that can handle environmental stresses like drought, plus compete with grass fungus and disease, gray leaf spots, brown patches, root rot lawn weeds & pests, insects like the southern chinch bug and sod webworm attacks, proper fertilization practices and fertilizer amounts play a dominant role.
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Lawn Grubs & Other Enemies Of The Lawn Underground

Summary: Above ground a lawn can look beautiful but down below the can be a war going on in which lawn grubs and other enemies are fighting it out!Question: Our lawn, in general, looks pretty healthy, green with not many weeds to worry about. However, it seems that all of a sudden there will be patches which get a very unhealthy looking gray-green.
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Tips On Identification And Treatment Of Grass Fungus

Summary: Lawn fungus identification and treatment causes many homeowners to look for grass fungus controls and cures for possible lawn diseases using chemicals which may not help because of an incorrect grass fungus diagnosis.Question: We think our yard has a lawn fungus cause we have lots of brown patches and not sure exactly what we should do.
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