Lawn Care

Grow greener grass and get a great looking yard with this lawn care guide and tips.

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  • Fall Lawn Care Guide

  • Surprisingly, fall is the season to develop a lusher, greener, healthier lawn. This is the time for aerating, the critical time for…

  • Lawn Care: How to Repair a Lawn

  • Grow lush grass, even if your lawn looks worn out and unhealthy. By using a combination of soil additives, fertilizers, and tender, loving care,…

  • Riding Lawn Mower Reviews

  • All riding lawn mowers fall into one of four classes. Use this review of features, drawbacks and prices to decide which type suits your needs…

  • Fix Lawn Spots

  • Improve your lawn's natural defenses and reduce future maintenance chores with these common sense cures for spots, thatch, fairy rings, grubs…

  • How to Fertilize Your Lawn

  • Fertilize your lawn the right way or your grass will be more susceptible to disease than it would be if you don’t do anything.…

  • Cures for a Patchy Lawn

  • Fall is a great time to thicken up patchy areas of your lawn, so you'll have thick, healthy grass in the spring. Start by aerating compacted…

  • Fixing Dead Spots in Your Lawn

  • You can easily restore healthy grass to areas killed by such contaminants as over-fertilization or doggy doo-doo by cleaning the soil first.

  • How to Achieve a Healthy Lawn

  • Keep your lawn healthy and looking good by proper cutting, watering, fertilizing and aerating. Good timing and techniques mean less time and…

  • Lawns: How to Reseed

  • If your lawn is weedy or your grass is in poor shape, establish a healthy new lawn by starting over. Follow all our steps for success.

  • Best Cordless Lawn Mower

  • Want to buy the best cordless lawn mower? Before you shell out your cash, check out these seven models, and see which one fits your needs.…

  • How to Grow Grass

  • The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Travis Larson, shows you the right way to reseed a bare spot in your lawn.

  • Sod vs. Seed

  • Can't decide whether to use sod or seed? If you're trying to green up a shady part of your lawn, seed is probably the way to go. Here's why.

  • How to Revive Grass: Thinning Lawn

  • Revitalize your lawn a weekend using just one or two tools. An aerator helps the soil breathe and a power rake gets it ready for seeding.

  • How to Grow Greener Grass

  • Our staff expert tells you the six secrets for growing greener grass. You'll keep your lawn healthier, greener and thicker with a lot less…

  • Growing Grass Under Trees

  • The key to growing grass under trees is to match shade-tolerant varieties with your local climate. Red and tall fescues work in cool-weather…

  • How to Correct Soil PH

  • The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Travis Larson, will show you how to test your soil's current PH level and correct it so your lawn will…

  • Mowing the Lawn to the Right Height

  • There is more to a healthy lawn than watering and fertilizing. The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Travis Larson, will show you how to determine…

  • How to Kill Weeds

  • The Family Handyman Senior Editor, Travis Larson, will show you how to apply concentrated broadleaf herbicide to eliminate weeds in your yard.…

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