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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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Fertilizing Cool Season Lawns requires a slightly different routine than fertilizing warm season grasses, this is mainly due to the fact that the Cool Season Grasses are often subject to extremes of...
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St. Augustine is one of those grass types which can be very tricky to fertilize correctly for, it has very different nutrient needs when compared to other lawn types and any general patterns of...
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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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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 mandatory basis for all...
information about different lawn types
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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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Buffalograss is a native turf variety of the Great Plains of North America, It is a Warm Season grass with low invasive properties and is one of the most suitable lawn types for use in home lawns of...
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Bermuda Grass is a very popular and favorite lawn in the warmer Southern States. It is very fast growing, easy to repair itself from damage, holds a dark green color and prefers and thrives at an eye...
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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...
how to mow lawns correctly
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There are so many benefits we gain from having lawns that there simply is no question as to their worth for all of us. But good lawn care also includes regular lawn mowing routines to maintain our...
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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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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...
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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...
how to repair damaged home lawns
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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...
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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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Lawns often develop indentations over time, these depressions on the lawn's surface occur for many reasons, including normal wear and tear such as foot traffic, kids playing, walkways, cars or bikes...
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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...
managing and controlling pests in home lawns
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Ticks are without a doubt a major menace to both people and pets. The tick is responsible for the very effective spread of many highly dangerous diseases which in some cases can cause extreme illness...
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Billbugs are often known as a great problem for causing damage to both lawns and plants. It is when Billbugs are in their larval stage that they feed on the roots of the sod and create the greatest...
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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 of other pests, there are three main...
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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...
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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Collecting rainwater can seem like a natural, simple and easy thing to do for its use around our homes and gardens. After all, what can be more natural, and it does seem so much more friendly towards...
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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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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,...