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Easy-care ornamental grasses bring welcome contrast and year-round interest to a country landscape.
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Most of us have a few shady places in the yard where the grass refuses to grow. It may be possible to give those areas a fighting chance.
I’ve got a few spots in my yard where turf grass has a hard time growing. Most of them are under mature trees that have a thick canopy, which reduces sunlight penetration to the ground. John...
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Grow grass for profit
There’s a lot of home construction in my area, and a high demand for sod so the new owners can have an instant lawn. Owning a sod farm might be a profitable way to get in on a housing boom....
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Ohio landowner gets a new John Deere mower.
Samantha Horton (left) of Bolivar, Ohio, has won the Living the Country Life My Country Yard Sweepstakes. The grand prize is a John Deere Z915 B zero-turn mower with a 54-inch mower deck...
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As summer fades into fall it is time to help lawns recover from summer stress and prepare for the winter ahead.
Continue to mow your lawn as long as it continues to grow. Grow cool season grasses like bluegrass, fescue and ryegrass 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches tall.  Warm season grasses like bermudagrass,...
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Have a lot of grass to mow? Meet your machine.
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Too much shade and moisture can produce a bumper crop of moss
If the green in your lawn is moss and not grass, there's a problem. David Robson is a horticulture specialist at the University of Illinois. He says there are two conditions that make moss pop...
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Autumn is an ideal time to assess the health of your lawn. Follow this checklist to keep your grass growing green.
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Potty training the dog and adding extra water to the lawn will help
My neighbors have two small dogs that stay in the house most of the time. But just by looking at the rough patches in their yard, I know exactly where the dogs “go” when they’re let...
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Get your lawn off to the right start with tips from the pros.

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