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Roundup (glyphosate) Weed Killer

When to Plant After Using Roundup Weed Killer

Ron asks, “How long do I have to wait to plant after spraying weeds with Roundup?”

While Roundup (glyphosate) weed killer breaks down quickly, you should wait a few days before planting. Read on to find out more.

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Danny Lipford wetting down completed concrete stone path.

DIY Improvement Projects for Your Yard

Watch this video for tips on how to landscape and maintain your yard, as well as three great DIY backyard improvement projects, including how to pour a concrete path, build forms and pour curbing, and install a garden arbor.

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Flowers on crabapple tree

Problem Growing Grass Under Crabapple Trees

Jean asks, “We’ve been having trouble getting grass to grow under our flowering crabapple tree. Is it emitting something that kills the grass?”

Crabapples aren’t known for emitting a chemical that kills grass, but it can be hard to grow grass under trees. Read on to find out more.

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Grass seedlings poking up through straw mulch.

Benefits of Spreading Straw or Mulch Over Grass Seed

Jack asks, “Why is new grass seed covered with straw? Can any kind of straw be used?”

Straw or other mulch over newly planted grass seed holds in moisture to keep the seeds from drying out. Read on to find out more.

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Holding a piece of wire grass

How to Control Wire Grass in Your Lawn

Our farm is infested with wire grass. Next to poison ivy, it’s probably the single most insidious weed we’ve got here. Wire grass has to be tracked down and completely killed or removed, and that’s likely to need doing more than once. Read on to find out how to deal with wire grass in your yard.

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Fescue grass lawn

How to Grow Fescue Grass in Your Yard

Fescue is a common lawn grass throughout much of the U.S. and Canada which is known for its year-round green color, drought resistance, and shade tolerance. Read on to find out what you need to know about growing fescue grass in your lawn.

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Green June beetle on leaf

Attack of the Green June Beetles

I headed out to my garden early to pick vegetables and had charged well into the tangle of tomato plants before I heard and saw hundreds of huge, green June beetles swarming and buzzing all around me! Read on to find out more.

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Lawn with dead spots from fungal disease.

How to Deal with Grass Fungal Diseases in Your Lawn

Grass fungal diseases can be challenging to deal with, but the right lawn care practices can go a long way toward prevention. Read on for some tips for preventing and treating fungal diseases in your lawn.

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