Lawns

John Deere 1026R Sub-Compact Tractor Review

John Deere 1026R Sub-Compact Tractor Review

Our tour of the John Deere manufacturing facility in Augusta, GA was amazing and testing the latest tractors and riding mowers was definitely the highlight. Our photos and videos from the event have been getting a lot of attention so we wanted to share a bit more detail regarding some […]

John Deere 1023E Sub-Compact Tractor Review

John Deere 1023E Sub-Compact Tractor Review

We’ve had a ton of interest in our John Deere tractor articles so we thought we should provide even more detail on their newest utility tractors. We’ll start with the base model from their new 1-series the 1023E sub-compact tractor. Features The 1023E is built for the homeowner but that […]

New John Deere Utility Tractors

New John Deere Utility Tractors

The highlight of our John Deere factory tour was the introduction of a new lineup of sub-compact utility tractors that will replace their current 2305 model. The new series 1 tractors include the 1023E and 1026R. Functionality and versatility are the same on both tractors but the 1026R has more […]

Craftsman Lawn Tractor Does Cut Corners

Craftsman Lawn Tractor Does Cut Corners

At the Builders Show Craftsman introduced a technology breakthrough in lawn tractors. While this doesn’t sound that exciting, keep reading. One of the most difficult tasks when mowing a lawn on a sit-down tractor is cutting into tight spaces. If you can’t make the turn you have to go wide […]

Plant Seeds Now For A New Lawn By Spring

Plant Seeds Now For A New Lawn By Spring

Fall is beginning its chilled, colorful sweep across the country. And even though gardening may be moving to the bottom on your list of priorities, this is actually the prime time of year to focus on how you want to improve your lawn and plant the seeds that will add […]

Solve Your Landscaping Woes With Goats

Solve Your Landscaping Woes With Goats

During the dog days of summer, one of the last things you want to do on a regular basis is tend to your lawn. Yet if your yard is truly out of control, here’s an idea from the Wall Street Journal about how to keep those unruly grasses and weeds […]

From Fescue to St. Augustine, Which Lawn Grass is Best for You?

From Fescue to St. Augustine, Which Lawn Grass is Best for You?

The OC Register has listed the pros and cons of various lawn types. Use these descriptions to help you choose the best lawn for your weather and use. Fescue: also known as Marathon, the ubiquitous lawn grass for Southern California landscapes. Like all plants it has a dormant season, which […]

Cool Dog Mows the Lawn

Cool Dog Mows the Lawn

Dog’s are super smart so the next logical step is to train them to help us with yard work. This German Shepherd mows the lawn and looks good doing it. We like the side glance to the camera then it’s back to work.

4 Tips to Protect Your Lawn From the Heat

4 Tips to Protect Your Lawn From the Heat

With August around the corner, temperatures are scorching throughout the country. Just this month New York City, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. broke records on the east coast. National heat waves are not only wrecking havoc on power grids and exacerbating drought conditions, but they are challenging our lawns as well. […]

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 […]