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Hate raking leaves? Lawn sweepers can help you get your fall yardwork done in a fraction of the time.
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These holes in the yard are beneficial
Another summer has gone by and my yard looks tired from the wear and tear of the season. It’s brown in some places and is hard as concrete. In my area, heavy clay soils, compaction, and thatch...
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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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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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It's not ideal, but sometimes you have to
This is the rainy season in my neck of the woods. Getting out to mow before my lawn grows into a tall prairie sometimes requires cutting the grass when it’s wet, even though I know I shouldn...
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Create Memorable Moments This Summer – Design an Outdoor Room for All to Enjoy
No matter your budget, space or gardening experience, you can design an outdoor entertainment area for you, your family and friends to enjoy. Start by gathering ideas from magazines, the internet...
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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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How you can be more efficient when watering your lawn and garden in hot, dry conditions.
According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), total daily household water use in the United States is approximately 29 billion gallons of water. About 9 billion gallons, or 30...

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