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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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...
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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...
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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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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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...
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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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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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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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...
managing and controlling pests in home lawns
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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 pain and swelling in their...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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...