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We've put together quite a bit of information throughout these pages collected from our experiences as well as the authority of Master gardeners and county extensions from across the U.S.A. to give you the best lawn care advice available. You'll also find some gardening tips only a salty old landscaper would know.

We're The Little Green Apple; A place for lawn and garden enthusiasts to find answers.


Lawn Care

Lawn care basics and top ten ways for a more beautiful lawn.


Mowing Techniques

As fundamental as mowing your lawn seems to be; this routine task, if done with a greater understanding of the science behind the scenes, can be the most vital way you can keep your turf healthy and fairway friendly.

Common Lawn Problems

Here's some of the most common symptoms to lawn health and the solutions to rehabilitate your lawn back to it's lushes look.

Weeding Solutions

This page provides you with some tools and tips to managing weeds whenever they come around. And they will come around.

Pest Control Pages

If you've had insects, pests or unwanted visitors invading your lawn or garden you'll find some solutions here. Aphids, leafminers, grubs, chinch bugs or even deer, we'll show you how to fight back.

Landscape Ideas

If you're looking for some layouts, designs or planting suggestions you might find a few ideas on this page. This is a new to the Apple and as we tighten up the graphics we'll be adding more hardiness zones...time and weather permitting. If it's nice, we're outside, of course.



The Highs & Lows of Grass Cutting...

Your lawn's height can make a huge difference in it's overall health and well-being. Cut it too short and your inviting trouble. Taller grass keeps weeds away by blocking weed propagating seeds from getting to your soil.

Good grass height also promotes deeper and stronger roots. The blade is proportional to the root. And it also helps to keep the sun from drying and damaging and compacting soil. Moist soil helps roots to breathe and clippings to decompose which produces nitrogen. About half of what your lawn needs in nutrition come from clippings. So, quit bagging it, start mulching it and you'll have a healthier lawn. Height is the key.

A better understanding for a great and healthy lawn. Grass Height Mowing Chart


Lawn & Gardening Articles for Spring 2014

Best Rated Lawn Mowers - A list contains self-propelled and push gas mowers, along with electric.

Maple Trees - the most desirable of deciduous trees for landscape purposes.

Spring Soil Preparation - Even spring soil preparation is also a way to approach fall and winter with strength.

Watering the Landscape - Some of the greatest care of your landscape.

Our approach to current discussions

Do Not Bag Grass Clippings

Popular Articles:

Watering The Landscape

A Brief Winter Reminder

Top Rate Lawn Mowers - A list for the best in 2013-2014

Armyworms; and what you need to know. - Choosing a Broadleaf Herbicide

Poison Ivy - Information you need to know

Pictures of Common Weeds - A photo sample of some common weeds.

Fertilizing Tips

synthetic, organic, organic fertilizer recipe and other fertilizing topics.

Fertilizing Lawns

Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs






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