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Synlawn Artificial Grass Upgrades Our Backyard

Synlawn Artificial Grass Upgrades Our Backyard

If you’ve got a problem lawn, consider Synlawn artificial grass from Lowe’s which will save you time and money on your lawn.

Five Steps to Your Own Backyard Meadow

Five Steps to Your Own Backyard Meadow

Let the weeds go wild and enjoy a colorful meadow in your own backyard

Scraping Topsoil: Why Your Lawn and Garden Won’t Grow

Scraping Topsoil: Why Your Lawn and Garden Won’t Grow

For years developers have been scraping the topsoil (8-12 inches) from properties and selling it to sod farms. It’s another way that land can be monetized and topsoil is a valuable commodity that contains minerals and nutrients from years of plant and animal decomposition. Nutrient rich topsoil can make or […]

Fixing a Spotty Lawn with 1 Step Complete

Fixing a Spotty Lawn with 1 Step Complete

A couple months ago I checked out the NexGen grass seed lab and the Pennington Seed factory in Oregon and received some valuable information on lawn care as well as a hands-on look at their 1 Step Complete combo mulch seed fertilizer product. I couldn’t wait to get home to […]

Seed For Yourself: A Visit to the Grass Seed Capital of the World

Seed For Yourself: A Visit to the Grass Seed Capital of the World

I knew very little about grass seed before my visit last week to NexGen Turf Research. I’ve recently laid sod and tried my best to keep it alive and green but unfortunately it has decided not to cooperate and has gone spotty and brown in some areas. After receiving the […]

Spring Giveaway: Black & Decker Rechargeable Mower

Spring Giveaway: Black & Decker Rechargeable Mower

Spring has officially arrived and it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll care for your lawn. Should you stick with your loud and dirty gas-powered mower or would you considered a cleaner alternative? This weeks Giveaway is a Black & Decker Cordless Rechargeable Mower that is a smart, no-mess, […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pesticide Alternatives

Pesticide Alternatives

Lawn pesticides are toxic and are immediately dangerous to children and animals who often don’t heed warnings and roll around in the poison. Here are some alternatives to ridding your lawn of weeds without harming guys little guys like this (read on at your own discretion).

Repair Lawn Burn

Repair Lawn Burn

Lawn burn is characterized by unsightly brown patches of grass and is typically caused by dog urine and over-fertilization. Once your lawn is “burned” you’ll have to replace the grass but there are measures you can take to prevent this from happening again. You may have to confine your dogs […]