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simple lawn care tips for greener healthier backyard lawns
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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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,...
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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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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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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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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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...
managing and controlling pests in home lawns
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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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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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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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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...
best lawn watering practices
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With water restriction being applied in many different regions now, and our growing awareness of the importance in taking good care of the overall environment we all live in, water conservation is...
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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,...
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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...