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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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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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St. Augustine is one of those grass types which can be very tricky to fertilize correctly for, it has very different nutrient needs when compared to other lawn types and any general patterns of...
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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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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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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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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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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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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...
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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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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...
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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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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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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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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Mole Crickets really are one of those special types of creatures which are extremely unusual in their appearance. They are between 1 - 2 inches long and have what appear to be hands that look just...
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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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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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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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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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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...