Lawn Care

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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Spraying weeds

Tips for Dealing with Weeds in Your Lawn or Garden

While you’ll never be able to eliminate all the weeds in your lawn or garden, watch this video for some tips to help keep weeds under control including using mulch and amending soil.

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Molehill in a yard.

How to Deal with Moles in Your Yard

Moles can cause damage to lawns, but there are steps you can take to reduce the problem.

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Dog in yard

Dog-Proof Plants for Your Yard

Kim asks, “Are there any plants that are dog-proof? We have a large flower bed that keeps being killed by our dogs.”

While no plants are 100% dog-proof, read on for some suggestions and tips that can help.

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Man cutting lawn in front of house.

Tips for Mowing Your Lawn

To keep the grass in your yard healthy, set the mower blade height so it removes no more than 1/3 of the grass blade. Cutting higher and mowing more often helps grass to develop a better root system and resist drought. Watch this video to find out more.

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