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Lawn Care

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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New sod grass on a lawn

How to Keep Sod Lawns Alive After Planting

Shawn asks, “We’ve sodded our back yard four times now, and we can’t seem to keep our investment from turning into dirt. Can you offer any guidance about keeping sod alive?”

There are a number of steps you need to take to keep your new sod alive. Read on to find out more.

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Black walnuts on ground under tree

Why Won’t Anything Grow Under My Black Walnut Tree?

“I keep planting flowers around my black walnut tree, and they keep dying. What’s the problem?”

Black walnut is what’s known as an allelopathic plant, which means it contains a natural poison that interferes with the growth of nearby plants. Read on to find out more.

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