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Lawn Care

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

  1. 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.

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  1. Best Cordless Lawn Mower

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    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. Here's a rundown of features, a comparison of popular models, and the answers to your biggest questions.

  2. How to Fertilize Your Lawn

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    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. Here’s how to save money, get greener grass and fewer weeds by avoiding the top four fertilizing mistakes.

  3. Riding Lawn Mower Reviews

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    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 and budget. Photo courtesy of Cub Cadet

  4. Lawns: How to Reseed

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    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.

  5. Growing Grass Under Trees

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    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 zones and St. Augustine grass works in warmer areas.

  6. How to Achieve a Healthy Lawn

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

  7. 6 Common Lawn Problems and How to Fix Them

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    Try these expert and homeowner-tested solutions to common backyard landscape problems—eroding slopes, a shady lawn, wet soil, bad soil, mushrooms and swampy areas. Photo courtesy of EnergyScapes

  8. Lawn Care: How to Repair a Lawn

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    Grow lush grass, even if your lawn looks worn out and unhealthy. By using a combination of soil additives, fertilizers, and tender, loving care, you can change your lawn from scraggly to golf-course green in one season.

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