Avoid Overwatering
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Avoid Overwatering

Give your lawn the water it needs but no more.  This moderate approach conserves an important resource, saves money, and helps prevent grass diseases.  How much water your lawn needs dep… Read more »

When to mow and what height
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When to Mow & How Much to Cut

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Cut cool-season grasses… Read more » when they reach heights of 3 to 3-½ inches, typically once a week.  If the lawn grows too high for you to cut off one-third of the height and have an acceptable len

Fertilizer Basics
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Fertilizer Basics

Grasses require at least 16 different essential elements in their diets, most of which are provided by the grass’s surrounding environment.  However, even with a low-maintenance lawn,… Read more »

Fertilizer Guidelines
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Fertilizer Guidelines

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The optimal time to apply fertilizers is when the grass roots and blades are actively growing.  Apply fast-release fertilizers… Read more » at a rate of 1 pound of nitrogen per 1,000 squar

Tools for a good lawn care program
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Tools For a Good Lawn Care Program

Lawn tools fall into three categories: Basic Tools to Own, Specialty Tools to Rent or Own (if you have the budget and space), and Tools to Rent (seldom used or take up a lot of space).  The recomm… Read more »

Cultural Measures Count
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Cultural Measures Count

In addition to promoting healthier grass, mowing to the right height… Read more » is helpful in preventing weeds because keeping your turf longer helps block sunlight from weed seeds waiting to germinat