Lawns

Create a Lawn Mower Maze

Create a Lawn Mower Maze

I have trouble believing that there is anyone that would actually want to do this, but I digress. Lawn mowing can be an art form. For those of you inclined to challenge yourself the next time you’re looking for blades of glory, Popular Mechanics has come up with 7 brilliant […]

Lawn Mower Modifications: Power = Fun

Lawn Mower Modifications: Power = Fun

Sit-on mowers are becoming increasingly popular and manufacturers are responding by adding more bells and whistles which have also brought costs up in some models to that of a small car. But a few inspired people have modified their mowers in ways that won’t help them mow the lawn any […]

Make Mowing Easy with a Flagstone Edging Strip

Make Mowing Easy with a Flagstone Edging Strip

It’s the classic dilemma. You have a beautiful border garden around your patio or foundation. Bright blooms and neatly mulched beds compliment your lush green lawn. All is right with the world. But there is one major problem involving that narrow space where the garden meets the lawn. A space […]

Rider Lawn Mowers Go Upscale

Rider Lawn Mowers Go Upscale

If you’ve got a big enough lawn that requires a riding mower then the time is now to shop for some great new offerings. Manufacturers are now realizing the strength of the market and have developed some lawn mowers that have features once reserved only for autos. You can pay […]

Green Weed Killers

Green Weed Killers

Ah, spring. When everything starts to bloom, even those pesky weeds. Let’s kill them with kindness via CasaSugar’s eco-friendly tips: 1.Take a pitcher of hot water and pour it all over the plants you want to kill, which results in boiling them to their death. (Does anyone know if this […]

Tending To Backyard Trees

Tending To Backyard Trees

Even if you’re not a tree hugger, there’s a lot to love about having trees in the yard. But hey, rot happens. And so do overgrown branches. And pests. When it’s time to look for a professional to tend to your tree needs, go through this check list from the […]

Build Your Own Backyard Putting Green

Build Your Own Backyard Putting Green

The Masters begins play this week and besides all of the Tiger talk, it’s nice to think of the golf season starting again. If we had a bit more room and I valued my short game more, setting up a putting green in the back yard would be a fun […]

Weedy Situation

Weedy Situation

I took a recent trip over to the L.A. Times home blog where Emily Green, author of The Dry Garden column, takes on a nasty topic: weeds. The topic of weeds reminds me of summer vacations and getting “punished” for who-knows-what. I can never remember why I’d get in trouble […]

Water Logged? 5 Steps to Proper Lawn Drainage

Water Logged? 5 Steps to Proper Lawn Drainage

Is your yard full of puddles, soggy and squishy? Do your kids and dog like to splash around on the grass after a rainstorm? Chances are that you have lawn drainage issues. Better fix them fast or else you could lose your grass, damage your gardens and even risk water […]

Starting a Lawn? Think Low-Water & Weed Resistant

3 Easy Lawn Care Tips

3 Easy Lawn Care Tips

Our interview with Kelly Giard of Clean Air Lawn Care was eye-opening and he left us with 3 invaluable lawn care tips that we wanted to highlight again. His primary mantra sounds like common sense but is more difficult to achieve than you realize and that is to, fight weeds […]

Kelly Giard – Clean Air Lawn Care

Kelly Giard – Clean Air Lawn Care

We’re always inspired by entrepreneurs who see an opportunity that aligns with their passion and dive right in. Kelly Giard of Clean Air Lawn Care fits that description and has been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine as a finalist in their Emerging Entrepreneur of 2009 contest. Launched in 2006, Clean Air […]

Maintain a Green Lawn or the Grass Nazi Will Get You

We caught this week’s episode of Penn & Teller: Bullshit! in which they dive into the American fascination with lawns. We thought it appropriate to share this with you since we recently highlighted artificial lawns (which Penn & Teller show aren’t totally maintenance free). Beyond the ridiculous HOA restrictions that […]

The Time is Now for Artificial Lawn

The Time is Now for Artificial Lawn

We love the smell of fresh cut grass like the next person and taking pride in a well manicured lawn is an accomplishment, but in the current age of water conservation there are alternatives to natural lawns that outweigh the real stuff in every aspect (except being alive). Recently we […]

Gettin’ Dirty in the Yard

Gettin’ Dirty in the Yard

+ Sprinkler System Install + Laying Sod + Shear Willpower + Love the Golden Barrel Cactus + Water Saving Gadgets for Your Garden

Nothing Runs Like a John Deere Giveaway

Nothing Runs Like a John Deere Giveaway

This week we’re giving away TWO baseball caps from John Deere! Modeled above by Laura Dahl, these caps are mean and green and look great on a boy or girl in the country or city. To win just leave a comment below stating if you do your own landscaping and […]

Dog Urine and Your Lawn

Dog Urine and Your Lawn

We love dogs. In fact it’s tough to imagine life without the furry creatures. But there are a few drawbacks, specifically to your outside landscape. Beyond the bad habits of digging, scratching, and chewing, all dogs must pee and hopefully they do it outside. Unfortunately the nitrogen rich urine will […]

Lawn Care Tips from John Deere

Lawn Care Tips from John Deere

As much as maintaining the yard and landscape can be a joy, sometimes there’s stress involved…and I’m talking about the lawn. When dealing with summer lawn maintenance there are a few things that must be kept in mind such as mower deck height, watering and fertilizing. Here are some lawn […]

Solar-Powered Lawn Mower

Solar-Powered Lawn Mower

It’s lawn week here and we’ve got a weekend project from Lifehacker that will help you transform your lawn mower from a gas guzzling, loud, and eco-impacting machine to one that is powered by the sun.

3-Steps to a Healthy Lawn

3-Steps to a Healthy Lawn

There is more to maintaining a lawn then just mowing it with an eco-friendly mower. Having lush and healthy grass isn’t just pretty; it’s good for the environment. Grass filters rainwater to prevent flooding, sponges up dust and soot, and helps to cool the area surrounding your house on a […]

Consider Electric over Gas Powered Lawn Mowers

Consider Electric over Gas Powered Lawn Mowers

Tis the season to–mow the lawn. Though we may all be glad to see the gloomy days of winter go bye-bye, we also know its time to tend to the lawn. Popular money expert David Bach offers a way to save some money – and the environment – while you […]