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Learn how to inspect the machine before it becomes yours
Our lawn tractor is 13-years old, and it’s starting to show its age. We bought it new, but maybe our next lawn tractor will be a used one. Ray Bohacz is the engine answer man for Successful...
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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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With these tips you don't need to plant an entirely new lawn.
There are some spots in my yard that have become so rough, my teeth rattle while I'm mowing.    Lawns can become rough and uneven over time, because the turfgrass compacts and thins...
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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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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...
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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.”...
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A new online resource for your farm and home.
  New GordonsUSA.com 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...
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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...
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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,...

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