Maintaining lawns can be a nightmare…
but it doesn’t have to be.
We give you simple, step-by-step guides to squash weeds and grow healthy grass so you can be proud of owning the best yard on the block.
You can’t grow healthy and strong without the right nutrients – so why would you expect your lawn to be any different? Let’s face it – your lawn goes through a lot of wear and tear. From pests and weather to foot traffic and the infamous doggie potty spots, your lawn can start looking a […] More
If you’re planning to grow a healthy, lush-looking lawn, it’s crucial to ensure your lawn has all the water and oxygen it needs to produce strong, long, and healthy roots. While in many areas, natural rainfall can provide for your lawn’s basic watering needs, in other parts of the world, that’s simply not the case. […] More
What is Artificial Grass? Artificial grass was developed in the 1960s and quickly changed the world of professional sports before becoming popular in residential projects later on. It is made of plastic pellets which have been melted and combined with green colors and chemical stabilizers. This mixture is pressed through metal sheets with flat, rectangular […] More
In 1931 Dr. E. N. Fergus, a professor in the agricultural department at the University of Kentucky, traveled to Menifee County in the eastern part of the state to judge a sorghum syrup competition. While at the competition he was approached by a local man who asked if he was aware of a wondrous grass […] More
For decades, beginning in the late 1970s and persisting well into the 2000s, if you were to open your Sunday newspaper you’d find tucked somewhere inside it a glossy ad touting the benefits of zoysia. The advertisers were selling plugs of zoysia grass; plant them in a bare yard, you were told, and be patient, […] More
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out how to grow a beautiful lawn, but it does require some careful planning. Growing a verdant, healthy lawn starts with the right timing. Once you know the best time to plant grass seed, you’ll be able to maximize your time so you have to do as […] More
Clover is a plant with many identities. To some it is a weed, to others a desirable part of a home lawn, to others a feed crop and to still others a source of fascination, religious symbolism and perhaps, good luck. What is Clover? Clover is a commonly used name for the genus Trifolium, a […] More
Beloved by young children who enjoy blowing their seeds in the wind but despised by those who tend to their gardens and yard, dandelions are arguably the most well known weed on the planet. Ridding them from a home lawn is not difficult but requires an understanding of the plant and its somewhat unique growth […] More
It’s hard to find a homeowner that thinks weeds are a great addition to their landscape. There is no question that weeds are a constant battle, and finding a way to keep them in control, aside from having to pull them all by hand is quite important. Spending your summer on your hands and knees […] More
Few weeds provoke greater ire for those who tend to their lawns than crabgrass. Arriving in most areas in early to mid summer, crabgrass is acutely invasive and capable of taking over entire yards if left unchecked. Its pale, green color and low growing habit stand out and make it a particularly conspicuous eyesore in […] More
About 20 years ago, a handful of dime-sized insects spread their proverbial wings, hopped aboard a few shipping containers in China, and made their way to American shores. Known as emerald ash borers, these invasive insects have inflicted considerable harm on North American ash trees, placing the entire ash tree genus (Fraxinus) in danger of […] More
Unfortunately, pests and pathogens are simply a fact of life for apple farmers and homeowners who like to grow these pretty fruit-bearing trees. From apple maggots and coddling moths to rusts and fire blight, your beloved trees live in a state of nearly constant assault. But while these bugs and bacteria vary in prevalence and […] More