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Beautiful Lawns
Lawns are a wonderful addition to our homes, the benefits they provide are immense, yet often go unnoticed without us even thinking about them. Yet, if we woke up one morning and all the lawns were gone we would suddenly realize the real treasure we had all along. We love lawns, and we've put this website together to discuss and share as much information about good lawn care as possible, and to be shared with as many people as those who want to have a beautiful lawn themselves. So if you love lawns as much as we do and you've found something useful on our site that you believe others might benefit from, please share our site with them.
Kids Love Lawns
A lawn is a wonderful place for children to play, sometimes it's a game of chase, an Easter Egg Hunt or it can be a perfect surface for playground equipment, sometimes the kids love to pitch the tent and spend the night camping out of doors in the safety of the home yard. Skipping ropes, touch football, blowing bubbles in the Spring, running under the sprinklers in the Summer, and chasing bugs and watching birds who come to visit, kids and lawns are the perfect match for each other, and a beautiful home lawn is guaranteed to provide the wonderful memories of childhood fun which can last a life-time of smiles.
Adults Love Lawns
A beautiful lawn is where a couple can relax in each others company in the Summer sun, it's where the lawns chairs can be brought out when visitors arrive to sit down for conversation and refreshments. It's the pride we feel when we're driving down the street and catch sight of our house, framed by a beautiful lush green lawn which welcomes us home to our own private castle. We may not realize it, but when we catch a glimpse of our children having fun in the yard and it puts a smile on our faces, we're really appreciating the environment we have created for them that allows these memories of childhood to happen, and that environment is our lawn.

Lawn Types

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Zoysia Grass is a high quality warm season turf grass which is commonly in use across the warmer regions of the United States. There are two commonly used cultivars, one was originally imported from Manilla and was known for many years by it's namesake and simply called Manilla Grass. The other variety, and the one most commonly in use today was imported from China in the late 1800's, know by it's botanical name of Zoysia japonica, which has...
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Perennial Ryegrass Perennial Ryegrass is a good turf type for use as lawns around the North and North Central regions. It has low aggressive properties, germinates quickly and has a deep dark green color. Perennial Ryegrass is a shade tolerant Cool Season grass type which grows in clumping or bunching form, for this reason it will not spread into surrounding areas. Mixing Perennial Ryegrass With Other Grasses Perennial Ryegrass mixes very well...
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Red Fescue Lawns Red Fescue grass is a member of a group of Fescues known as Fine Fescues. Along with all the Fine Fescue varieties, Red Fescue is an excellent grass for all the cooler Northern climates, it copes well with the cold weather and mixes very well with other Cool Season grass types to gain the greatest benefit for the area being turfed. As a native grass type in North America, Red Fescue is extremely well suited the North American...

General Lawn Care

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All Lawn Care begins with a few simple and basic rules as the foundation for beautiful lawns. These foundations are the Golden Rules of lawn care practices which should be the...
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Sunlight Requirements For Lawns All grasses require sunlight in order to live and thrive as the lawns we want them to be. It's a simple non-negotiable fact that without sunlight,...
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Lawn Pests

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Fire Ants Fire ants are a major cause of concern to everyone who experiences them in their yards, even worse are when these little nasties sting, creating an immense amount of... Read more...
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Mites In Home Lawns While there are many species of mites which live in lawns and gardens and cause no harm whatsoever, and with many which provide beneficial and natural control... Read more...
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Parasitic Nematodes To Control Pests In Home Lawns Parasitic Nematodes are small worms which can enter the bodies of many lawn pests, feeding on the pest from the inside until it... Read more...
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Lawn Weeds

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Barnyard Grass Barnyard grass is a nuisance weed to most homeowners when it grows into our lawns creating a weed presence which is both ugly, and if left untreated will continue spreading throughout...
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Crabgrass Crabgrass is a weed that most homeowners are well aware of, and a weed we all universally despise. It is an Annual grassy weed which proliferates very quickly once it becomes established in...

Lawn Repair

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What Is Thatch Thatch is the brown layer which lay at the base of the lawn, and above the soil. Thatch is a very generic term and the word does not describe a single part of the lawn. Instead, the word thatch...
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Preparing A Lawn For Winter Winter can put an enormous strain on our lawns, especially in the colder regions where the grass gets snowed over. The effects of Winter are most often seen in Spring when a lawn is...
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Reasons For Levelling A Lawn Lawns often develop indentations over time, these depressions on the lawns surface occur for many reasons, including normal wear and tear such as foot traffic, kids playing,...

Lawn Diseases

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Dollar Spot Disease Dollar Spot Lawn Disease is a fungal lawn disease which appears most often as multiple small brown patches which are usually the size... Read more...

Lawn Watering

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There are many factors which contribute to how much water a lawn needs at each watering, and also how often a lawn needs to be watered. These factors... Read more...

Lawn Mowing

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Benefits of Recycling Lawn Clippings There are so many benefits we gain from having lawns that there simply is no question as to their worth for all of... Read more...

Lawn Fertilizers

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Fertilizing St. Augustine Lawns St. Augustine is one of those grass types which can be very tricky to fertilize correctly for, it has very different... Read more...