Lawncare

Do Weeds Die in Winter?

Do Weeds Die in the Winter? What You Should Know

So, what exactly are weeds? Well, in the simplest of terms, a weed is a plant that’s growing where it’s not wanted. Some people say it’s an “undesirable” plant. I like the thorny weeds out front because they make lovely fluted blue blooms that some of the hummingbirds like. But otherwise, yeah… they’re still weeds…

How to Fix a Gravel Driveway Overgrown by Grass

How to Fix a Gravel Driveway Overgrown with Grass

I think one of my least favorite things to deal with while owning a home was the fight with grass over my gravel driveway. Also, the fight with grass over my gravel or rock-strewn landscaping. Or what’s going on right this minute in my backyard: the fight with grass over the firepit area. So, how…

10 Ways You're Ruining Your Lawn

10 Ways You’re Ruining Your Lawn (Beginner’s Guide)

Homeowners often battle to maintain a green, healthy lawn for their home and there is a lot of information that is wrong. An example of this is the question: Does watering grass in the sun burn it? Watering your grass in the heat of the day under a bright sun will not burn it. The…

What is Scalping?

What Is Scalping and When Should I Do It? (Explained)

People scalp grass in their yard accidentally, all the time. But did you know that there were times when you may want to scalp your yard on purpose?  Scalping your yard is when you cut the grass blades to the right above the crowns of the grass, usually by lowering your mower to the lowest…

What is Thatch? What Should I Do About It?

What is Thatch & What Should I Do About It?

You may not have noticed it, but there is actually a layer of organic material that rests between the grass blades in your yard and  Thatch is that thick layer of organic material between the blades of grass and the soil. As long as this layer is around 1 inch thick, that’s fine. If the…

Should I Water the Lawn in Winter?

Should I water my lawn in winter? (Answered)

That’s a really good question. It can be tricky to answer because it really depends upon your climate, the kind of grass you’ve got, and the situation with your grass.  The rule of thumb is, that if you live in an area where the climate remains over 40°F/ 4°C or where the air rarely gets…

Aerating Your Lawn for Success

Aerating Your Lawn for Success (Lawncare Guide)

You can get aerating shoes for $21.99. You can get a manual lawn aerator for around $79. You can buy a motorized aerator for around $169 – $200. You can even rent an aerator or hire someone to do it for you. So, should you? And if you are, what should you know about the…

What are Grass Burrs?

Grass Burrs – What Are They and How to Get Rid of Them

It’s one of the worst things that can happen to your lawn. Picture it. You’re outside, enjoying a nice summer day. The breeze is blowing, and you’ve just finished watering some plants. You turn to walk back in and suddenly pain shoots up from your toe. You look down and see wedged between the strap…

How to get Healthy Soil

How To Get Healthy Soil (A Beginner’s DIY Guide to Soil)

You need healthy soil in your yard, not only if you are gardening. You need it to maintain your landscape plants and your grass. Not to mention, it helps keep trouble plant pests out. The ideal soil is loamy soil – that perfect mix of sand, silt, and clay. However, we don’t always inherit this…