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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.

 
Lawn Care

Mowing Techniques

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.

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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.

Here's a useful tool. Grass Height Mowing Chart

Fertilizing Tips

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

  • Fertilizing Lawn
  • Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs
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