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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Utility tractors can perform many tasks, including digging post holes, tilling soil and spreading manure. You can learn more about utility tractors from reading this article.

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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.

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Hydroponics is an innovative plant-growing technique that doesn’t use soil. You can learn more about hydroponics from this article.

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You can use compost in virtually any kind of garden and expect to see improved plant growth as a result. You can learn more about when to use compost soil from this article.

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You can use a variety of soils in your garden. Learn more about why loam soil is the ideal medium for growing plants in this article.

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Pesticides are used to eliminate a variety of agricultural and domestic pests. Learn more about organophosphates like chlorpyrifos in this article.

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Surface irrigation is probably the least complex way to get water to your soil. You can learn more about surface irrigation from this article.

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Overhead irrigation systems are especially effective for use on large areas of land. You can learn more about how an overhead irrigation system works from this article.

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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.

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As people began to move to the suburbs after World War II, they moved into homes with larger lawns, which needed the power of a rotary mower in order to be properly maintained. You can learn more about rotary mowers from this article.

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Is it safe to mow your lawn? There are various aspects of lawn mowing to consider. Learn more about lawn-mower safety in this article.

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If you're keeping up with the green movement, you've probably spent some time around the house looking for ways to save energy and reduce waste. But greening your home doesn't stop at the front door. How many of these tips can you use in your yard?

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.

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Tractors aren't just for use on large farms and ranches. In fact, even if you only have a few acres to care for, a utility tractor might make your life a whole lot easier.

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If grass grows in your yard, sooner or later, you'll have to consider how to keep it trimmed and tidy. For those who don't mind a little manual labor, the answer is mowing it. How do you pick the best mower?

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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.

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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

Don't bag your grass cuttings for the garbage man. Bags of grass grow our landfills when those clippings could be growing a healthy lawn. How do lawn clippings act as fertilizer?

By Cristen Conger

What was once your manicured front yard is now an unruly jungle, home to various creatures and an eyesore for neighbors. The time has come to mow the lawn.

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Eventually, you may find reel mowers sitting between treadmills and free weights at your gym. After all, these old-school, environmentally friendly gardening tools rely on human power to mow your lawn.

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A wide open expanse of bright green grass is harder to create than it may look. We'll show you not only how to get started and choose the right seeds, but also how to plan for movement and accents on your lawn.

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