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May 29, 3:17 AM [GMT -5]

These are some great tips. I'll be trying out quite a bit of this this year - can't wait to see the results

March 08, 10:06 PM [GMT -5]

I like taking care of my lawn! if you want a green and thick grass. you cant take any short cuts.if you love your lawn it makes you want to take care of it.

September 11, 6:53 PM [GMT -5]

I find out the hard way that there is no short cut in taking care of your lawn. We have to power rake it and used the aeretor, and we have to treat it for weed and fertilize it. It takes more than watering once a day and movering once a week. In the spring of 2010, I fired my landscaper because of the bad economy (very nice guys who used do my lawn once a week). I could not afford the $1200 a year in maintaing the lawn , so a took some of that money and bought a lawn mover, a blower and a trimmer. I did a good job cutting the grass but then I notice the weed was growing all over the lawn and brown spot all over. I went from the most New york , long Island beutifull lawn on the block, to the worst. I will follow you advice on the family handyman on how to Revive grass. Can I purchase a aeretor and a power rake for myself and keep it in the garage , instead of having to go to the home center to rent it and pick it up if it too heavy, I have a bad back. ? HOw much are them? excuse my spelling

June 21, 9:42 PM [GMT -5]

Guess I will be the first to comment!. I have been "power raking" my yard every year for the last 4 or 5 years. Being from the Northeast snowplows, blowers, leave a lot of stone and sand in the lawn. I rent a power rake and use it backwards (pulling it) to remove all the stones etc. Then I treat it with a weed and feed. This year I dit a more indepth "lawn repair" like your previous artical "how to eliminate weeds" I did all that and some serious overseeding (in the fall)and limeing (in the spring). My lawn is outrageously thick, lush and almost weed free! So much so that my husband noticed and commented!

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