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Fill in those thin spots
I have a pretty expansive yard, and it seems there is always a spot or two where the turf looks a little thin. The best time to overseed a cool season lawn is in the fall, but sometimes you need to...
Jimmy Dunn shares some tips on how he saves valuable time with his lawn mower.
Jimmy Dunn credits the Toro company for a dependable machine that is “Built to work and take the punishment. If a tool won’t do that it’s not going to be much good to you.”...
A new online resource for your farm and home.
  New website helps property owners find solutions to lawn and pest problems around the farm and home. Information on products for lawn weed and insect control, pasture...
Our readers love to share their places in the country!
Do you think your place in the country is beautiful? Here are submissions from several years of Beautiful Places contests at Living the Country Life: Beautiful Places 1 Beautiful Places 2...
A small worm with a monster appetite may be destroying your grasses. Detect and control the fall armyworm before your pasture becomes its feeding ground.
Radio interview source: Kathy Flanders, Extension Entomologist, Auburn University Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   The fall armyworm feeds on foliage,...
When you have rough vegetation to mow, you want a machine that cuts quickly and efficiently. A rotary cutter will keep brush at bay where your lawn mower can't.
Radio interview source: Jack Harrington, Product Manager, Bush Hog Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below   For homeowners who are strugglingt o cut through brush...
Get rid of the caked-on grass underneath the mower deck
Radio interview source: Gregg Jameson, Factory Service Representative, John Deere In this edition of Maintenance Monday, we're answering a question from Andy in West Virginia. While he was...
Lots of acreage owners try organic lawn care, but soon they find that going all natural requires more work and expense than they can provide.
Don't mow, let them grow
Radio interview source: Mark Oja, wildlife biologist, Natural Resources Conservation Service Listen here to the radio story (mp3) or read below Fencerows and ditches aren't meant to look like a...
It looked great last spring, so what's going on?
It looked great last spring Your lawn area looked great last spring. It looked pretty good going into summer. Then all of a sudden, in August or early September, spots started appearing. Some...