Winter can wreak havoc on lawns, particularly in regions of the country that experience snow and ice. If you live in a cool or cold winter climate, take these steps to protect your plants, trees, and shrubs from snow, ice, winds, and winter temperatures. Prepare Your Lawn For a Longer Winter’s Nap Rake leaves and […]

Alternatives to Bagging Your Leaves

As the leaves begin to fall, your love-hate relationship with your rake returns. If you find yourself dreading bagging all those leaves, there’s an alternative disposal method that might be a good solution for you, according to LocalHarvest. When you throw away fallen leaves, you are also tossing out vital nutrients that your garden, lawn, and […]

7 Things Your Lawn May Be Trying to Tell You

“I’m Thirsty!” If you can see your footprints in the lawn after you’ve walked through the grass, that’s a sign your grass is starting to wilt. Translation: It needs water. This is most likely to happen in the dog days of summer when the heat takes a serious toll on turfgrass. So drag out those sprinklers, […]

8 Steps On How To Fertilize Lawn Perfectly

Have you ever wanted to start mending your lawn but feel overload with too much information? Dreaded by many homeowners, this task as keeping grass healthy and beautiful involves several factors. But fear not, knowing the most basic tips can surely make a big difference on your journey to a greener lawn. Things you will […]

How to Compost Fallen Leaves

With a little assistance, fallen leaves can be transformed into wonderful free compost for the garden. All you need is a simple compost bin. TOOLS circular saw staple gun pitchfork MATERIALS 2×2 pressure-treated boards leaves chicken wire INTRODUCTION Learn About Leaf Mold Fallen leaves make wonderful free compost. Composted leaves contain leaf mold, which has […]


With the changing of every season, proper lawn care changes as well. While your lawn will continue to grow throughout the fall, you also need to prepare it for the colder months. While different regions require different approaches to lawn care, in the end, there are a number of simple steps you can take to […]

Fall Care for a Healthier, Better Looking Lawn

Quick Tips Fertilize northern and southern grasses around Labor Day. Shred the fall leaves and allow them to remain on the lawn. Overseeding your lawn in the fall helps increase thickness and improves the overall health and appearance of the lawn. As summer fades into fall it is time to help lawns recover from summer […]

Do One Thing This Fall to Improve Your Lawn

Lawns serve a variety of functions in the landscape. They provide unity, continuity, pathways, and play areas. Plus they keep our feet from getting muddy when it rains.  Lawns also keep our environment cooler, remove dust and pollutants from the air and reduce stormwater runoff into our storm sewers and waterways. And just like all plants, […]

How To Prepare Lawn For Fall

The end of summer doesn’t mean the end of lawn care. Take these simple steps with your grass now and you’ll have a head start on a healthy lawn for next spring. With autumn nearly upon us and winter rapidly approaching, you’re probably not spending much time thinking about your lawn. But autumn, with its […]

Does Your Lawn Need Lime?

In many parts of the country, adding lime to your lawn is as essential as mowing it. Without lime, lawn grasses may be unable to benefit from the nutrients in your soil, including those you add through fertilizers. By understanding how lime helps lawns and why you may need lime, you can help your lawn […]