Compost vs. Fertilizer: The Differences Explained

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Nothing grows up big and healthy without eating well. Whether you’re growing tomatoes, tulips, turf, or toddlers, they don’t grow unless you feed them, and what you feed them matters. And understanding how compost and fertilizer function differently will help you grow green grass, tasty tomatoes, abundant alliums, and squash the size of a small … Read more

Composting weeds – How To Do It The Right Way

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The only three guarantees in the life of a gardener are birth, death, and weeds. If you’re a compulsive composter like me, you can’t stand the idea of stuffing all that free green material into a plastic bag and sending it to a landfill. The problem is that if you compost weeds incorrectly you’ll plant … Read more

Why Is My Dog Digging Holes In The Artificial Grass?

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Artificial grass looks great and can make owning a pet much easier. No more muddy yard problems, less mess, and more time to enjoy time with your dog. But what about when your favorite pet decides that it’s time to dig up that lovely-looking artificial lawn? Let’s take a look at why your dog might … Read more

15 Types of Mulch For The Garden and Landscaping

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If you’re new to gardening or landscaping you may be tempted to omit a mulch layer, but the longer you grow plants outdoors the more obvious the benefits of mulch become. Whether your aim is to make your growing area prettier, healthier, or lower maintenance, mulch is the solution.  The enormous variety of types of … Read more

13 Lawn Care Gifts Ideas – For Dad And Lawncare Enthusiasts

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Whether it’s Father’s Day, Christmas, or a birthday, lawn care gifts are always appreciated by those with yards to take care of. We’ve reviewed hundreds of yard care products through the years and know exactly which ones make the best gifts. Like, a robotic lawn mower that takes all the effort out of keeping your … Read more

Best Grass Seed for Ohio – The Complete Guide To a Great Ohio Lawn

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Growing a perfect lawn is never easy, but it is possible as long as you choose the right type of grass and understand its maintenance requirements.  So, what is the best grass seed for Ohio? Cool-season grass varieties like the Kentucky Bluegrass and Perennial Ryegrass are suitable for Ohio’s soil and weather conditions. Of course, … Read more

How to Keep Dogs from Pooping In Your Yard

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There is something particularly violating about finding dog poop on your front lawn. The sight immediately breeds feelings of disgust and discontent. In most cases, the act isn’t personal, but it can be hard not to feel like it is, which only worsens the situation. Luckily, whether you are dealing with a malicious pooper or … Read more

How to Clean and Sterilize Pruning Shears

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Pruning shears are tough and made to last. But, just like with any gardening tool, regularly cleaning them can keep its blades sharp, prevent rust, and make pruning fast and effortless rather than an exhausting and numbing grip workout. It can also save your plants from deadly cross-contamination because your pruners are free from bacteria, … Read more

Lava Rock vs Fire Glass – Which Is Better For a Fire Pit?

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Lava rock vs fire glass is not just a battle of aesthetics. There are other factors that come into play when choosing between these two popular fire media for an outdoor firepit.  Both are good conductors of heat, but fire glass can generally produce and retain warmth more efficiently. However, lava rock prices are typically … Read more

The Best Mosquito Yard Spray – Our Top Picks

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Mosquitoes are annoying, irritating, and, as it turns out, the most deadly animal in the world.  According to the World Mosquito Project, these little bloodsuckers are responsible for over one million human deaths per year. That’s more than lions, tigers, and hippos combined! If you have a high number of mosquitoes living in your yard, … Read more

4 Ways to Enhance Your Home & Garden Before Summer is Over

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When your home or garden doesn’t fill you with joy because it lacks a few things or needs some TLC, you may not be able to enjoy summer to the fullest. In which case, isn’t it time you did something about it? Here are four ways to enhance your home and garden before summer is … Read more

What is Fire Glass or Fire Pit Glass Rocks?

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Not everyone wants to be inhaling fumes from burning wood and cleaning the ashes after a long night of wine and drinks. Well, have you ever heard of fire glass? Introduced in the mid-2000’s, these colorful tempered glass pebbles have become a massive hit for both homeowners and designers. They offer two staple things that … Read more

The Best Battery Powered Weed Eater – Cordless String Trimmers

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As we’ve said before, Cordless Battery-Powered Tools are the way of the future. Not only does modern battery technology now rival traditional gas-powered motors, but they’re superior in many other ways. But some models of cordless weed eaters are also far inferior to their gas powered counterparts. That’s why choosing the right brand and model … Read more

17 Easy Ways to Make a Homemade Fire Starter

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Just imagine coming off a long trail only to spend hours on end trying to start a fire. By the time you’re done, it’s already nightfall, and you’re shivering your bones off, trying to keep warm.  That’s why creating your homemade fire starters are essential. These not only alleviate the unnecessary stress and effort of … Read more

Sunday Lawn Care Review – A Hands On Test

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Sunday Lawn Care Overview Sunday Lawn Care promises two things: natural products that won’t harm the environment and highly customized plans that require almost zero thought from you. I had the chance to put these claims to the test by trying out this one-year service on my own lawn. Two months in, and so far … Read more

How To Put Out a Charcoal Grill – With or Without a Lid

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Everyone loves food cooked on a charcoal grill – but do you know how to put the charcoal out when the cooking is over? There are numerous ways to put out a charcoal grill. Some will allow you to use the charcoal again for your next barbeque session, others are more wasteful. It all depends … Read more

How to Grow Grass Fast – The Simple Guide

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We all want a great-looking lawn. And we want it now! Unfortunately, there is no magic product out there that will give you a lush lawn overnight. But there are a few things you can do to assure the work you put into your new lawn will bring stunning results in as little time as … Read more

Best Organic Lawn Fertilizer – Top 7 Reviews of 2021

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If you’re interested in a more environmentally and family-friendly approach to lawn care, our choice for the best organic lawn fertilizer should be in your cart. Not only do they carry dozens of different fertilizer packs, they even use satellite imagery and regional information to give you a custom lawn plan. Neat, right?  We’ve also … Read more

The Best Cordless Leaf Blower – Our Top 8 Battery Models

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Cordless, battery-powered leaf blowers make cleaning up all the fallen foliage in your yard a breeze. A quality cordless blower is easier to use than a gas-powered unit and is certainly less work than raking. But with so many choices and brands available, it can be hard to discern quality from something you’ll be disappointed … Read more