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    How to Plant a Lawn

    A lawn can be grown from seed or it can be started by setting out grass plugs or laying down sod. The way you choose to start your lawn depends on a few factors—the grass you want to grow, the site and climate, and the money you want to spend. Preparing to plant a lawn […] More

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    Lawn Grass Basics: Which Grass for Your Lawn

    The ideal lawn grass is disease-free, shade tolerant, drought-tolerant, and wear-resistant. That lawn grass does not exist. There is no one all-purpose grass. Nearly all lawns are mixtures of four or five grasses or varieties. Lawn seed mixtures allow for variations in season and temperature as the year progresses. While one, two, or three grass […] More

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    How to Fertilize a Lawn

    Most lawns should be fertilized at least twice a year with a mild, nonburning fertilizer. Drab color and slow growth are typical symptoms of under-fertilized lawns. The best time to fertilize your lawn is when it is actively growing. Apply fertilizers just before rain whenever possible, or water thoroughly after application to wash the fertilizer […] More

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    How to Water a Lawn

    Water your lawn to encourage deep root growth. A deep-rooted lawn is a healthy lawn. A healthy lawn can stave off most weeds, pests, and diseases. A healthy lawn will be drought tolerant. As a rule, most lawns need 1 inch (2.5cm) of water per week. In hot, dry weather a lawn may need 1½ […] More

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    How to Mow a Lawn

    Many lawn problems are the result of cutting grass too short. Grass cut too short will be stressed and susceptible to injury. Never remove more than one-third the leaf surface each time you mow. How often to mow is directly related to how warm the weather is, how much water the lawn has received, and […] More