Lawn Care

Learn the best ways to mow the lawn, take care of those pesky weeds and create the backyard of your dreams with these lawn care maintenance and repair tips.

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Homeowner’s Guide To No Mow Grass

Hate mowing your lawn? Plant a no mow lawn and reduce that chore to once or twice a year while conserving water and creating an inviting, lush lawn.

Key Differences Between Lilac Bushes and Lilac Trees

Lilacs are a beautiful, sweet-smelling sign of spring, whether in shrub or tree form. What differences between the two do...


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This Family Handman Approved Lawn Aerator Will Keep Your Yard Looking Great

To stimulate root growth, and keep your lawn healthy and looking great, check out the Family Handyman Approved Corona Yardbreather...


12 Best Rake Tips and Tricks

Rakes don't just clean up leaves. They can do lawn care and so much more.


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Get Your Hands On Some Family Handyman Approved Hestra Job Duratan Flex Work Gloves

When headed outdoors to work on your spring projects, the first essential tool to reach for...

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What Is Canada Thistle and How Do I Get Rid of It?

Canada thistle can be a real pain, figuratively and literally. Also known as creeping thistle or cursed thistle, it can...


13 Brilliant Fertilizing Tips and Tricks

Fertilizing is key to a luscious, healthy lawn and garden, and these tips will make a big difference.


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What Is Pigweed and How Do I Get Rid of It?

Pigweed, also known as amaranth, has multiple personalities and can even be eaten! If you want to get rid of...


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What Are Sod Webworms and How Do I Get Rid of Them?

Sod webworms are a common nuisance in residential lawns. Sometimes they're just pesky and can be easily ignored. But they...


The Worst Poisonous and Invasive Plants for Your Yard

Some plants may look pretty, but they're actually irritating to the skin or even poisonous. Avoid these toxic and invasive...


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11 Tips to Get Your Lawn Ready for Winter Right Now

Whether you have snow coverage or not, learn how to maintain your lawn this winter based on your location.


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How Late in the Year Can You Plant Grass Seed?

There is no better time to sow grass seed than late summer or early fall. But watch the calendar. Seeding...


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When Is the Best Time of Year To Lay Sod?

Take it from me, seeding a new lawn will almost always yield better results than sodding one. But there is...

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When and How to Fertilize Your Lawn in the Fall

Homeowners often lose interest in lawn care when summer wanes. Here's why you shouldn't skip that last fertilizer application of...


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If Your Leaves Aren’t Changing Colors This Fall, This Is What It Means

You've got a sturdy rake, a new leaf blower and big box of leaf collection bags, but the leaves aren't...


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How to Winterize a Sprinkler System

Sprinkler systems need to have all the water blown out of them before the winter freeze. If you have an...


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We Tried It: Worx Landroid Robotic Lawn Mower

Tired of mowing the lawn every week? Me, too. What if there was an easier way? The Worx Landroid promises...


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A Complete Lawn Maintenance Schedule for the Entire Year

A seasonal lawn care schedule helps you plan what to do and when to do it. Let's take a quick...


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How to Take Care of Winter Weeds

Not everything goes dormant in the wintertime. Winter weeds are thriving and will wreak havoc in your garden. Be sure...


Types of Grass That Can Be Planted in Fall and Winter

Know these types of grasses before planting or laying down sod this fall or winter.


What is Sphagnum Peat Moss and How Do I Use It?

Sphagnum peat moss is a popular material for many gardeners. But is it right for your garden?


13 Outdoor Games to Play with the Whole Family in the Snow

These outdoor games are perfect for winter and cold-weather fun. Grab a coat and get ready to play!

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Tips for Planting Grass Seed in Fall

You can plant grass seed anytime during the growing season, but doing so in fall takes advantage of cooler temperatures...


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What Happens To Grass During the Winter?

Does grass grow in winter? As the cold sets in, winter seeding puts green in the bank, to be enjoyed...


When to Cut Back Ornamental Grasses

Learn when ornamental grasses need to be cut back and how to divide them, along with growing tips to keep...


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What To Know About Cool-Season Grasses

If you live in the Northern or Central U.S. and want a green lawn for as long as possible, it's...


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When Should I Stop Watering My Lawn in the Fall?

Fall lawn care leads to healthier grass in the spring. Don’t stop watering too early — or too late.


How to Care for Your Lawn During a Drought

Droughts don't have to be a death sentence for your grass.