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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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Fertilization of warm season grasses can be continued throughout the year and through all seasons in many areas. This allows us to more easily manage the nutrients which go onto our lawns to achieve...
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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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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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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...
information about different lawn types
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Bluegrass sends out masses of seed heads usually around May and June each year. Bluegrass seed heads have a tough green stalk topped by a red set of the seeds themselves. Many people who see these...
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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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Zoysia Compadre is a very popular variety of Zoysia grass which continues its rise in popularity, this is due to many sought after features including its excellent color, ease of lawn care...
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Centipede grass can be an excellent choice of grass type for homeowners in the warmer Southern regions, requiring low maintenance and providing a turf with minimum disease and pest problems to worry...
how to mow lawns correctly
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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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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 lawns to many people seems like little more than a tedious chore which is constantly needing attention, the grass is getting out of control, which makes the home look messy, and it's just...
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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...
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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There are 2 purposes why we need to overseed our lawns. Lawns are overseeded in cooler climates in order to repair damaged sod and to rejuvenate the lawn area with new growth, this can be done in...
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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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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...
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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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....
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Cutworms can be a very similar problem to Army Worm, both are caterpillars of a moth, which feed on our lawns leaf, and both leave a trail of destruction that can be devastating for the homeowner or...
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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...
best lawn watering practices
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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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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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Another major problem with watering lawns and which is often overlooked by many people is if lawns are being watered too much, or too frequently. The problem of over-watering lawns can cause major...
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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...