Lawns – Grass

How To Treat for Weeds at the end of the Summer

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    http://kanelandscapes.com/wp-content/uploads/crabgrass-200x200.jpgThe Summer is almost over and the temperatures in the daytime are starting to come down. Taking care of the garden and your lawn is less of a chore and it almost seems nice to get outside for a while.

    If you are like most of us you have been battling weeds. My home abuts a large field that is full of weeds and lucky for me the wind normally blows from that direction bringing an …

    How To – Waiting for the Rain before Applying Granular Garden Products

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      For most people with moderate to large size lawns the choice of granular based products for fertilizer and weed killers is an important way to save money and get the best performance.

      Early in the spring is the best time to apply pre-emergent crab grass killer and fertilizer but for the best results you want to wait until a day or two before it rains that way the product can dissolve and get to root …

      How To – Tree Stump Removal Methods and Costs

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        Not every tree stump needs to be removed but if you are cutting down a tree in your front yard, in a high traffic area where kids will play or where you will picnic then it makes sense to have the stump removed.

        For small trees with trunks under 10 inches wide you can normally dig around the base of the tree and remove the stump with a chainsaw by cutting back the roots. Unfortunately …

        How To – Benefits and Costs of using Sod to establish your Lawn

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          While almost every new home has it’s lawn established by seeding there are benefits of using Sod Grass in certain situations.

          If you watch remodeling or flipping shows on television you will see them use Sod for any job that needs a new lawn because the time required to grow new grass is not within their taping schedule. However if you are flipping homes in real life the cost of sodding an entire lawn will …

          How To – Leaf Blower Buying and Use Guide

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            Leaf blowers are great tools in your garden and can really help you reduce the time needed to clean up around your yard from Spring to Fall.

            Although they are great for their named use .. collecting leafs in your yard . most home owners like to use them to blow grass debris after cutting their lawn and general cleanup of dirt or other debris on patios, sidewalks and driveways.

            There are a variety of different …

            How To – Mowing Your Lawn and Getting that Professional Look

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              Other then the color of your house the size of your lawn and if it is maintained properly really has impact on how your property looks. With just a few tips you can get your lawn looking like you pay hundreds of dollars a month and it will only take you a couple hours a week if that.

              The most important thing that you have to remember when taking care of your lawn is that …

              How To – What To Expect From Lawn Care Fertilizer Companies

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                Every Spring or for that matter throughout the summer and fall you are likely to get a visit from your local lawn care company. Although many full service companies that also cut your grass can perform fertilizing and weed maintenance there are a number of specialty companies that will tell you they can restore your lawn and get rid of your weeds if you sign up for their year long maintenance program.

                Although there are …

                Buying Guide – Riding Lawn Mowers Models And Accessories

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                  If you have a relatively large lawn to cut then you are probably thinking about purchasing a Riding Lawn Tractor.

                  When choosing a Lawn Tractor you should decide up front what jobs you expect it to perform and take into account the terrain of your yard and obstacles you will need to get around.

                  As for the basic shape of riding mowers you will find a high profile version that can perform many duties other then just cutting your grass and a …

                  How To – Building A Solar Lawn Mower

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                    We came across this website with a howto by Jeremy James at Humboldt State University on how to build a solar lawn mower.

                    We thought this project was kind of interesting because it was someone taking a stab at alternative fuels in their own life. In the past we have seen people trying to build portable generators from gas powered lawn mowers by mounting a car alternator and inverter on them which …

                    Watering your lawn and garden

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                      There are many watering devices that can help you maintain your plants but there are also many ways to reduce your water usage.

                      Depending on where you live and how you get your water the amount you use could add up costing you a lot of money by the end of the growing season.

                      Proper care in design and plant choice will lower your water costs but also the time you …