Choosing The Best Grass For Southern California

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You’ve got the grill. You’ve got the lawn games. You’ve got the drinks with the colorful umbrellas. The only thing that’s missing is the lush, green lawn to enjoy that life on. Sand can be great at the beach, but being able to feel grass between your toes at home is just as important. In … Read more

How To Fix Dead Grass – Is It Dead Or Dormant?

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Whether you’ve had an intensely hot summer, left on vacation for a few weeks, or had a pet leave spots on your lawn, nobody likes to see yellowed or brown killed grass on their lawn. Your home’s curb appeal can tell a story to guests and neighbors, so it’s important to keep your lawn in … Read more

How To Loosen Compacted Soil And Improve Your Lawn

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Compacted soil is the slow-moving freight train accident of lawn problems. It doesn’t happen all at once, but it just gradually chugs along, spreading toxic chemicals around the train tracks and causing traffic snarls for miles around. Oh, wait. That’s a freight train accident. Compacted soil might not be quite that bad, but it’s still … Read more

How To Get Rid Of Dandelions From Your Lawn

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To many people, dandelions are a pretty yellow flower that turns into a fun toy for the kids to play with when they go to seed. But to those of us that spend hours and hours looking after our lawns, dandelions are horrible weeds break up that lovely green uniformity and should be removed at … Read more

17 Ways to Get Rid of Weeds in Your Lawn

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A beautiful lawn is truly a work of art that takes a lot of work to achieve. After all the hours you spent spreading seeds, watering the grass, and cuttingmore in it in the dead of summer you deserve a spotless, perfectly lush lawn. Unfortunately, weeds have other plans for your yard. Are you sick … Read more

Cutworms – How To Identify And Get Rid Of Them

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One of my worst gardening experiences entailed going out to what had been a healthy, vibrant garden, only to find those healthy plants literally cut through and lying on the ground. For the home gardener and the farmer alike, pests are one of the biggest impediments to healthy plants and high yields. There are countless … Read more

The Complete Guide To Mondo Grass

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Mondo Grass is an incredibly resilient type of plant that is both tough and durable. It will stand up to everything from shade to deer – all it needs is to survive is moisture. You’ll find that you maintaining this plant is quite easy and it doesn’t take a lot of effort to keep it … Read more

How To Get Rid Of Grubs

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Grub worms eat the roots of your lawn or yard. If left untreated, they will become adult beetles and will feast on your plants’ leaves. To treat grub worms in the garden, homeowners usually apply a readily available commercial grub killer to their lawn. So, when you have grubs in your lawn or garden can … Read more

Muddy Dog Yard Solutions: 6 Solutions Worth Considering

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Dog owners know their beloved dogs need outdoor exercise and fresh air. Beyond daily walks or weekly visits to the dog park, this exercise usually comes in the form of running and playing in a yard or dog run. Dogs of any size can eventually wear a path in a grassy yard or dog run … Read more

3 Ways To Provide Sun Protection For Plants

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Flowers and vegetables obviously need the sun to grow, but in the middle of summer, it is possible to get too much of a good thing. The most common mistake that new gardeners make is to fail to consider; what sun protection do I need for my plants? After all, too much sun is one … Read more

What Is Gorilla Hair Mulch and When Should You Use It?

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Gorilla hair mulch. No, it is not some poor worker’s job at the zoo to pick up the fallen hair from the gorillas. And no, they don’t pluck it directly off the gorilla itself. In fact, it is not actually gorilla hair (shocking I know!). Let’s take a look at what gorilla hair mulch (or … Read more

How to Use Diatomaceous Earth For Pest Control – Indoors and Outdoors

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What a lovely word – “diatomaceous”. It’s one of those words that roll off the tongue once you know how to pronounce it. But what the heck is it? Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a naturally-occurring silica compound made from the fossilized, skeletal remains of diatoms – minuscule aquatic organisms. Oh….I can hear you telling me “That … Read more

How To Identify And Treat Lawn Rust (Fungus On Grass)

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Do you have orange grass? Does your lawn look like it has a disease? Maybe it seems to be coated with orange-red or yellowish dust? Or perhaps your boots turn orange when mowing the lawn? Well it is likely that you have lawn rust (puccinia spp.), which is a type of lawn fungus. But don’t … Read more

Winterizer Fertilizer – What Is It and When To Apply

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Winter is one of the toughest times for our lawns, and ensuring that the grass gets through the colder months and has enough food to flourish in spring is important. Luckily, winterizer is designed to do just that. Knowing when to apply a winter fertilizer and what brands to choose are critical in ensuring the success … Read more

The Ultimate Garden Pond Guide

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Ponds add a unique aspect to your garden, improving the atmosphere of your outdoor spaces, providing a great habitat for wildlife and can even add value to your property! It doesn’t matter if you have limited space or resources. DIY Garden ponds can be designed to fit almost any backyard or budget. Before You Get … Read more

How To Spread Mulch Properly – Expert Tips

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Mulching your garden sounds simple, and generally, it is. But, if you do it incorrectly you may not get the full benefits that mulch can bestow on your garden! Mulch can help the soil conserve water, improve its quality, protect the roots from extreme temperatures, and slow down the growth of weeds. But it also … Read more

Lawn Mower Safety – Stay Safe When Mowing

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Lawn mowers are an essential tool for anyone who maintains a home or property. Most mowers are very easy to set up and use, however users need to be careful when using these power tools as they also can be very dangerous, not only to the users but also to anyone nearby. Whether you use … Read more