Lawn Care

Lawn care is important in maintaining a beautiful home. Learn everything you need to know about lawn care, from sprinklers to composting to planting a lawn.

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Sandspurs are one of the most unpleasant weeds out there — if you've tangled with them, you won't soon forget it.

By Jesslyn Shields

Stop bagging those leaves and putting them curbside to be hauled off to the landfill. There's a better way — for your lawn and the environment.

By Patty Rasmussen

And what happens if your dog pees on it?

By Carrie Whitney, Ph.D.


You've probably never seen one, but it looks like a waterbed in your yard. And trust us, if you do see one, you'll have an impulse to pop it.

By John Perritano

Whether you like to pile them up and jump in with abandon or rue the time of year when they fall, leaves are at the center of a heated debate.

By Laurie L. Dove

Don't be alarmed if you find a few of these funky mushrooms popping up in your yard right when the weather turns cool and wet.

By Shaun Chavis

Are you landscaping methods hurting the environment? Keep reading to discover new tips and tricks on eco-friendly lawn care.

By Josh Briggs


Sure, a lush expanse of grassy turf is a pretty sight. But it requires a lot of water and harmful fertilizers. Is there a way to have a gorgeous lawn without all that needy grass?

By Clint Pumphrey

Unlike traditional surface irrigation techniques, drip irrigation provides water directly to the roots of plants. You can learn more about drip irrigation from this article.

By Contributors

It's autumn. The leaves are turning colors and falling, and it's time to start bagging those leaves! Learn how to make bagging autumn leaves easier in this article.

By Contributors

The sun is warm, the breeze is cool and the steady hum of lawnmowers fills the air. It's time to make your grass look picture perfect.

By Clint Pumphrey


Long a tool of professional landscaping companies, lawn and garden vacuums are slowly encroaching on leaf blowers as the yard cleanup tool of choice. How do these machines suck up your lawn's dead leaves?

By Tristin Hopper

You've mowed, weeded and raked your yard for hours -- but you're not done with your lawn just yet. If you don't pay attention to your lawn's edges, your yard will look a little sloppy. If you're still clueless, we'll show your how to edge your lawn -- or hire someone to do it for you.

By Stephanie Watson

When you want to get rid of the water bugs in your home, don't call a pest-control service. You can do it yourself.

By Austin Henderson

As people have become increasingly environmentally conscious, the eco-friendly reel mower has once again become popular. You can learn more about the reel mower from this article.

By Contributors


One of the chief benefits of using silt soil is that it’s able to be compacted easily. You can learn more about when you should use silt soil from reading this article.

By Contributors

You can use a variety of soils in your garden, but loam soil is the best. Learn more about why loam soil is the ideal choice for growing plants and sustainable farming in this article.

By Contributors

Certain chemical elements, including potassium, phosphorus and nitrogen, are needed by every plant. You can learn more about the chemical elements that are needed for plant growth from this article.

By Contributors

If you own a lawn and garden tractor, then you know how useful it is when you need to mow the grass. But by adding a few simple attachments to your tractor, you can accomplish practically anything.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler


Understeering -- or plowing as it's commonly known -- on a riding lawn mower can cause some serious turf damage. If a tire loses contact with the ground, the phenomenon could go from annoying to dangerous in seconds. Luckily, the Synchro-Steer system allows you to control your speed and stay upright.

By Josh Clark

Have a big lawn, but hate the awkward maneuvering that comes with driving a regular riding lawn mower? Zero-turn mowers could make life easier. So how does a mower operate without a steering wheel?

By Jessika Toothman

For many homeowners, a well-kept yard is the ultimate goal. And one of the most important tools a good landscaper can use is the lawn mower. But do you push a reel mower, or do you ride in style?

By Lawrence Schumacher

Are your lilies lackluster? Your daffodils a disaster? If you water your plants and ensure that they get enough sunlight, your garden's soil could be to blame. There's a lot more to dirt than you might think.

By Bambi Turner


Choosing and maintaining a lawn can be a little like falling in love. Compatibility is key, and it's easy to get seduced by a lush, green grass. But that expanse of grass may be a little more high-maintenance than you bargained for.

By Sara Elliott

Is too much of a good thing a bad thing? When it comes to fertilizing your lawn, yes. So what does the damage? And how can you make splendor from your grass?

By Josh Clark