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    The Best Lawn Dethatchers and How To Use Them

    Looking for the definitive guide to the best lawn dethatchers? You’ve come to the right place. A lawn dethatcher is a machine that has spiked wheels that roll over the lawn to remove dead grass and leaves. These machines have many benefits for people who want their property to be maintained in an aesthetically pleasing […] More

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    The Best Soil Test Kits and How to Use Them

    If you’re a gardener and have ever wondered if your soil is acidic, alkaline, or somewhere in between, then this article is for you. Soil testing can be done with kits that are available at most garden centers and local hardware stores (or online).  A good soil test can evaluate just about everything that’s going […] More

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    Cercospora Leaf Spot Guide: How to Identify and Treat

    Cercospora leaf spot is the name applied to a variety of plant and tree diseases caused by fungi in the genus Cercospora. A diverse and speciose clade, scientists have formerly described more than 80 species, and there are undoubtedly just as many that await proper identification. The fungi infect a similarly impressive list of plant […] More

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    Septoria Leaf Spot Guide: How to Identify and Treat

    When most people hear the term “fungi,” they envision mushrooms quietly growing in the forest, while consuming dead wood and other organic debris. But some fungi are actually pathogens, who not only feed on living organisms but cause serious health problems too.  Today, we’re going to examine one particularly interesting and noteworthy fungus, which goes […] More

  • Dying Ash tree from Emerald Ash Borer
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    How to Treat Ash Trees for Emerald Ash Borer Damage

    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

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    Apple Scab Treatment: How to Get Rid of the Disease

    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

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    How to Install Artificial Grass [DIY Guide]

    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

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    3 Steps to Get Rid of Clover [DIY How To]

    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

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    3 Steps to Get Rid of Dandelions [DIY How To]

    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

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    How to Plant Grass Seed [7 Steps]

    If you want a lawn that’s worthy of your neighbors’ envy, it’s no question you need to put in the time and effort to cultivate it. A thick, lush lawn doesn’t happen overnight. Instead, it requires some careful planning and attention to see results. Grass grows the best when your regional climate matches the specific type […] More

  • How to get rid of crabgrass
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    3 Steps To Get Rid of Crabgrass [DIY How To]

    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

  • How to aerate your lawn
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    6 Steps to Aerate Your Lawn [DIY How To]

    Whether you’re an avid gardener or just looking to renovate your own lawn, you may have heard of aerating your soil. It’s an easy, simple, and quick process that can reap your garden or lawn massive benefits in a comparatively short amount of time. Aerating your soil involves perforating it with small holes in order […] More