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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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For most of us, when it's time to fertilize our lawns we head off to the local lawn care and garden shop and begin looking at all the different fertilizer types. While browsing the bags and looking...
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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...
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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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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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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...
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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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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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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...
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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...
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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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...
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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...
managing and controlling pests in home lawns
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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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Moles can become a terrible nuisance to the homeowner when their beautiful sod is suddenly and quickly torn up by Moles. The Moles will most often dig many tunnels under the lawn and to the surface...
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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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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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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...
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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 include temperature, wind, the grass type, how...
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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,...