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How to Plant Winter Ryegrass for a Green Lawn All Year Long

Winter ryegrass is easy to plant and, in some climates, will stay green throughout the winter. Here's how to plant hardy winter ryegrass for an enviable green lawn year round.


Should You Upgrade to a Battery-Powered Lawn Mower?

Tired of the fumes, noise and fuel that accompanies a gas-powered lawn mower? A battery-powered mower might be for you. It is always best to make an informed decision.


Why Are Mushrooms Growing in My Yard?

Some articles caution homeowners against letting mushrooms live in their yard. This is not one of them. Mushrooms indicate a healthy lawn and are more beneficial than detrimental. Read on to find out how to keep them under control.


Mother Nature Grows Grass Better Than We Do

Grass has been growing long before we were around to spray, plow and fertilize it. Let's take a step back to watch nature take its course, and see what happens.


How to Install a DIY PEX Pop-Up Lawn and Garden Sprinkler System

An underground sprinkler system is a great way to help lawns and gardens grow lush and green. Using buried PEX is a cheap and easy way to make watering easier.


Top 5 Central Florida Lawn Pests and Tips

A guide to help central Florida homeowners with lawn pest infestations. Insect damage can quickly give a green lawn unsightly brown spots. Learn to detect pests and treat your lawn.


How to Multi-Zone a Robotic Lawnmower

Many cheaper robotic lawnmowers are limited to single zoning a lawn (boundary wire). I briefly explain single zoning and its limitations and give a step-by-step guide with photos to a simple and inexpensive method for multi-zoning your lawn by using a 2-way switch to create 2 circuits.


How to Dethatch Your Lawn

Dethatching or removing thatch buildup from your lawn is a simple process. An improved appearance and healthier lawn is the result!


Characteristics of a Healthy Lawn

Homeowners frequently take pride in a good-looking lawn and for good reason. A healthy lawn doesn’t occur without effort, but it doesn’t need to be as labor intensive as some people make it out to be.


Black & Decker LST540 Brushless String Trimmer Review

I wanted to replace my elderly Yardworks grass trimmer. Black & Decker’s LST540, which comes equipped with a 40V Max battery, appeared to be the best candidate.


How to Care for a Bahiagrass Lawn

A complete guide for the homeowner with a bahiagrass lawn. When properly cared for, this low-maintenance grass creates a lush ground covering that will look good for many years.


Caring for Ohio Lawn Grass

Mowing, weeding, and fertilizing ushers in lush, green grass to yards and landscapes. In Ohio, lawn grass needs constant care to keep turf healthy.


How to Care for St. Augustine Grass

A guide for Southern homeowners who choose St. Augustine grass as a ground cover. Includes an easy-to-follow lawn care schedule.


How to Kill Crabgrass in Your Lawn Naturally

Most people hate crabgrass. Advertisers teach us to when they promote their many products for killing it. Although it has benefits and farmers love it, homeowners would much rather be rid of it.


How to Grow Green Grass Successfully

Most lawn grasses in the U.S. come from Europe, but weather in the U.S. is different. How do we grow grass lawns in our country to make them lush and attractive year round?


Lawn Care Maintenance: 7 Tasks for Fall

In maintaining a healthy lawn, there are certain tasks that are seasonal—like planting new grass in the spring, not the fall. Here are seven lawn maintenance tasks to carry out in the fall for a healthy lawn.


Troubleshooting a John Deere 445 Garden Tractor

This article is about my personal experience with troubleshooting a John Deere lawn mower.


Review of the Black & Decker CM2043C Cordless Lawn Mower

This article focuses on the CM2040, CM2043 and CM2045 Lithium Cordless Mowers.


Best 4 String Trimmers 2021: Electric, Gas, and Brush Cutter

String trimmers are necessary for dealing with the areas around gardens, trees, fences, and other obstacles, as well as areas of thick brush that can't be dealt with any other way. Here are the best.


Comparison of Echo and Stihl String Trimmers

Find out how the top string trimmers match up in power, weight, and amenities. If you use or are buying a string trimmer, this comparison will help you know which string trimmer to buy.


Review of Our Mtd Riding Lawn Mower

Our MTD riding lawn mower has transformed our farm. It has enabled us to get more work done in less time without killing ourselves through overwork. For us, it was one of our best investments.


How to Diagnose and Treat a Lawn Mower That Won't Start

If you have a lawn mower that won't start, this guide will help you diagnose and fix the problem.


My Lawn Mower Won't Start? Basic Troubleshooting Tips for Small Engines

A quick 10 tip checklist to follow if you can't get your stubborn lawn mower, snow blower or tiller to start. Learn how to start an engine properly and check the oil level.


How to Kill Moss in Lawns in 3 Easy Steps

Moss in a lawn competes with grass, looks unsightly and can make mowing more difficult. Fortunately it is easy to get rid of, and measures can be taken to prevent it


Top 3 Best Electric Start Lawn Mowers

An electric start feature makes mowing so much easier and convenient. Here is my top 3 list regarding the best electric start lawn mowers currently available.


John Deere 318: JD's Best Lawn Tractor Ever?

A brief overview of the John Deere 318 lawn tractor, including: a review, information about attachments for it, where to find one for sale and what kind of price tag you'd be looking at.


GreenWorks 20" Twin Force Cordless Mower: Pros and Cons From an Owner

I've owned a GreenWorks 25302 G-Max Twin Force Mower for over a year now, so I think I'm fairly qualified to write about its faults plus its good points too.


What's the Best Cordless String Trimmer/Weed Eater? 4 Reviews

Looking for a top-notch cordless garden trimmer or weed whacker? Here are my honest reviews of my top recommendations.


Echo SRM-225 Gas-Powered Trimmer Review

This piece of equipment is worth the price; both the professional and serious lawn care person will find it to be a great tool for just about every job, and one that will last a long time. And considering how much of lawn care is about trimming, the innovative twist-head line-feed is very helpful.


String Trimmer (Strimmer) Won't Work: 2-Stroke Engine and Carburetor Troubleshooting

String trimmers, also known as line trimmers, weed eaters, weed whackers, and strimmers, can be troublesome garden tools. Difficulty in starting is often due to an issue with the carburetor.


Lawn Mower Cord Stuck? Here's How to Fix It!

Lawn mower repair doesn't have to be difficult. This article provides simple steps to repair the starter and pull cord.


How to Fix a Lawn Mower Handle Yourself

This article outlines a cheap yet durable method for repairing the handle on your lawn mower.


Troubleshooting Sprinkler Systems

This is a basic sprinkler system troubleshooting and repair guide for the homeowner. Follow these easy step-by-step diagnostic instructions to simplify most common irrigation system problems.


How to Use a String Trimmer Without Breaking the Line!

Does your trimmer line get tangled, snap off and wind you up? Read on for tips on how to wind the spool properly and use a trimmer like a pro.


How to Change Lawn Mower Oil: No Fancy Tools Needed!

Changing the oil in your mower helps to reduce wear and prolongs the life of the engine. Anyone with a small amount of technical aptitude can learn to do this, and few tools are required.


How to Winterize a Lawn Mower

Winterizing a lawn mower isn't difficult or time-consuming and only requires a few basic tools. Follow these simple DIY tips for winterizing a lawn mower, and your mower will start more easily next spring.


10 Reasons to Replace Your Front Lawn With a Garden

Looking for ways to be more environmentally conscious or how to attract wildlife to your yard? Here are ten benefits of replacing your front lawn with a front yard garden.


How to Mow With a Scythe

This article shares info about scythes and explains why I like mowing with one, and why you might like it, too.


Buying a Lawn Mower: Which Is Best? Electric, Gas, or Battery?

This guide provides some tips on what to look out for when buying walk behind push lawn mowers. It covers topics such as lawnmower type, horsepower, width of cut and deck type


How to Sharpen and Balance Lawn Mower Blades

Keeping your lawn mower and its blades well-maintained is the key to having a great looking lawn. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to do that.


What Is the Best Electric Lawn Mower for the Money?

Searching for the best electric lawn mower for the money is a chore. You can make your search a lot easier by reading this review on push mowers for the home.


Alternatives to Gas-Powered Leaf Blowers

Cities across the nation are passing ordinances that make gas-powered leaf blowers illegal to use. This is a boon for those of us who work from home, but what are the alternatives for gardeners?


Review of Husqvarna Evolution Reel Gas-Free Lawn Mower

If you are looking to save money and help save the environment, think about mowing your grass with a reel mower like the Husqvarna Evolution.


The Zen of Lawn Mowing

Few people realize what kind of opportunity lawn cutting presents for those who wish to meditate. The actual zen and being "in the moment" for this is a semi-spiritual treat that we get to engage in any time the grass gets too long.


DR Lawn and Leaf Vacuum Review

To summarize my review of the DR Lawn and Leaf Vacuum, I would have to give it an A. I think it is built very well and will last a very long time. It is easy to use and is a huge time saver! Read my review to learn more.


How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

DIY step-by-step instructions with photos for how to sharpen your lawn mower blade. Save money by sharpening it yourself.


How to Fix a Lawn Mower That Won't Start

Learn about starting a mower properly, solving fuel, oil and ignition system problems, carburetor fault finding and lots more troubleshooting tips.


Reviews of Hustler, Scag, and John Deere Zero-Turn Mowers

Find out how three of the best commercial zero-turn mowers fare when compared to each other. These zero-radius mowers offer some of the best that the commercial zero-turn market has to offer.


Lawn Too High? How to Cut an Overgrown Lawn

When you inherit a lawn after it has been left unattended for some time, it is often necessary to deal with an overgrown mess. This article will detail how you can restore your grass to its rightful glory.


5 Reasons to Not Over-Fertilize Your Lawn

There are some excellent reasons to avoid using too much fertilizer on your lawn. Here, you'll find a discussion of optimum lawn care and practical environmental stewardship.