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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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Bermuda Grass 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 pleasing very low height. These characteristics make this Warm Season grass type highly suitable to many applications such as homes, parks and golf courses. While older strains of Bermuda Grass can be sown from seed, the newer and far...
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Buffalograss 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 all the native species, and is extremely drought tolerant. The leaf of Buffalograss is a curly, fine blue / gray color which grows quite long, often 12 inches in length, and if left to grow in a more natural state like in a Patriot Lawn...

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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White Grubs 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... Read more...
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Ants Invading The Home Lawn Ants can occasionally get out of control in home lawns when they swell to huge numbers with a multitude of nests which can spread through lawns and... Read more...
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Lawn Weeds

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Controlling Violets In Lawns Violets can become a nuisance weed in some home lawns, often preferring slightly shady conditions they quickly establish, take hold and spread, ruining our lush carpets...
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Recognizing Dandelions Dandelions are another of those common weeds which we all have to deal with when they enter our lawns and gardens and establish themselves. If left unchecked, Dandelions will...

Lawn Repair

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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,...
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Single Seed Varieties versus Seed Mixtures 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...
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Potassium Deficiency In Lawns 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...

Lawn Diseases

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Powdery Mildew Identification Powdery Mildew is a fungal disease which affects lawns and many different plant species. The disease is easily characterized... Read more...

Lawn Watering

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Drought Tolerant Lawns Many people wanting a lawn for their homes are faced with uncertainties around water restrictions, while some others want a low... 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 Cool Season Lawns requires a slightly different routine than fertilizing Warm Season Grasses, this is mainly due to the fact that the Cool... Read more...