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Free Lawn Care Tips

Everyone wants to have a beautiful, lush, healthy green lawn.

Good lawn care practices are the essential key to healthy lawns, and while it can seem like a daunting task to learn everything involved in good lawn care management practices; the reality is quite different.

The basics of lawn care are simple enough to understand, and can be made even easier if we break down the different facets of lawn care into categories according to what we want to learn and to know about our specific lawns.

The American Lawn Guide has broken down the different areas of lawn care tips into these different categories, for easier understanding by the home lawn owner. So no matter what the lawn type, or whatever lawn problem we may have, or even if we just want to learn a little extra about good lawn mowing practices, we have it covered here on The American Lawn Guide.

We have chosen to specifically keep our lawn tips at all the basic levels for understanding, without going too deeply into the technical aspects, so we can all get the most out of our lawn care routines, without making anything too difficult for the majority of lawn care novices.

Good luck with your own lawns, and all the best for your lawn care.

care and maintenance of home lawns
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Nitrogen is one of the most important major nutrients for lawns, and many an avid gardener is aware of this. Nitrogen is the nutrient responsible for greening the leaf of the grass, and when we apply...
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Liquid Lawn Fertilizers are a lawn fertilizer product which is in a liquid form, most of these products are sold in a container which can be easily attached to a garden hose, The water from the hose...
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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, our lawns would...
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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 slow to recover,...
information about different 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...
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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...
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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...
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For the purposes of overseeding lawns we're either filling in bare patches, strengthening weak spots in the sod or preparing a lawn for Winter. Choosing the right lawn seed for our lawns becomes...
how to mow lawns correctly
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Mowing heights vary greatly depending on many factors, and in choosing the mowing height which is right for our own lawn it's important to remember that mowing our lawn at the correct height not only...
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Often we can come across an overgrown lawn which we are tasked to bring under control. There can be many reasons for this, perhaps we've started looking after the alwn for a neighbor or friend, or...
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People often consider mowing their lawns at a lower height for many reasons, for some it may be to try and create a smoother finish to their lawns to try and gain that "bowling green" effect, while...
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Mowing wet grass is never a nice thing to do, but sometimes it may be both necessary and unavoidable. So if mowing a wet lawn is absolutely necessary then it's best to do it in a way which is the...
how to repair damaged home lawns
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Potassium is a major nutrient component in all lawn fertilizers, and is essential to the health of all lawns and plants. While Potassium is naturally present in soils, we artificially boost these and...
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Aerating lawns is the process of creating holes throughout the lawn's surface for the purpose of breaking up soil compaction to allow the lawn and soil to receive more oxygen to the root zone. Lawn...
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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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Those familiar yellow spots on the lawn which often burn and kill the grass and are surrounded by a bright green ring are well known to dog owners. Many of us have learned to live with these spots...
managing and controlling pests in home lawns
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Army Worms which infest our lawns are in fact not a worm at all, but are instead the caterpillar of a moth. They are around 1 to 2 inches in length, and their life cycle involves feeding on grass...
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White grubs are a real problem in many lawns, they are capable of causing great damage as they feed on the roots of lawns during the peak growing season for turf grass. Some white grubs can be one of...
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Parasitic Nematodes are small worm type creatures which can enter the bodies of many lawn pests, feeding on the pest from the inside until it dies very quickly within a short period of time. Because...
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The Japanese Beetle is an introduced pest in North America which is now one of the greatest problem pests in both lawns and gardens, and creating an enormous amount of damage wherever it goes....
best lawn watering practices
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Watering our lawns is something which everybody realizes as a priority for maintaining any lawn, especially if we want a beautiful lawn, after all, water is life, and without it the lawn would very...
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Many people wanting a lawn for their homes are faced with uncertainties around water restrictions, while some others want a low maintenance and low cost lawn requiring the least amount of effort,...
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Determining whether a lawn requires an adjustment in irrigation is a very important factor in maintaining our lawns in the best health possible. Too much water can be equally as damaging to a lawn as...
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Graywater refers to the water which has already been used in the home for other purposes such as bathing, washing dishes, and washing clothes. Graywater reuse refers to a homeowner collecting some of...