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First Yard: 4 Tips to Prep for Spring Lawn Care

Winters in the Midwest are rough and can wreak havoc on lawns. Months of cold, and bouts of snowfall leaves grass weak and in need of rejuvenation. If you’re a new homeowner in the Midwest, you need to take the proper steps to get your lawn ready for warmer temperatures. Your yard has the chance to thrive in the spring, so it’s best to start thinking about lawn prep now. You may be asking yourself where to start. There are many things [...]


How to Care for Your Winter Damaged Lawn in the Spring

After a long, cold winter, your lawn will need plenty of work to begin the growing season without delay. As soon as you see that the snow has started to melt and patches of your lawn have become visible, you know it’s time to begin landscape maintenance. Once the temperature of the soil reaches between fifty-five and sixty degrees, weeds will begin to germinate and it will be much more difficult for you to control them. Keep reading to find out [...]


How to Prevent Snow Mold in your Lawn and Garden

You know how scary certain kinds of mold can be. But guess what — there’s a type of mold you may never have heard of, but one you need to guard against. One of the most important aspects of winter lawn care is preventing snow mold. Snow mold can ruin the beautiful look of your lawn over the winter months. You spend much of the year on lawn upkeep. Imagine how dismayed you’ll be next spring to discover that your [...]


4 Winter Yard Maintenance Tips for New Homeowners

Did you know a disease called snow mold can damage your lawn if it’s not properly tended before winter commences? And fungicides will only make matters worse. Your best option is in using preventative measures before winter even hits. Let’s take a look at winter yard maintenance tips for new homeowners. 1. Rake Your Leaves You’ve done an excellent job to maintain your yard throughout the fall. And now the cooler months are creeping in. But there’s still some straggling leaves falling on your lawn. Your first [...]


5 Essential Lawn Maintenance Tips for Fall

Fall is finally here. While that usually means lower temperatures for the Midwestern United States, this fall is expected to be much warmer than usual. For homeowners, that means more time to get your lawn ready for next spring. Keep reading for our top 5 lawn maintenance tips for fall! 1. Fertilize Your Lawn One of our top lawn maintenance tips for fall is to fertilize strategically. When it comes to fertilizing your lawn, timing is everything. The optimal time for you might vary depending [...]


How to Pick the Perfect Lawn Tractor for Your Home

Is your lawn just too big for a push mower? You’re going to want to look into a lawn tractor. Riding lawn tractors are ideal for yards that are over half an acre. These efficient tools take your landscaping from being a chore to being something you can look forward to. They help you know you’re giving your lawn the care it needs with ease. Here is everything you need to know to begin your search for the perfect tractor for your [...]


When to Fertilize Grass: 9 Tips for Healthy Lawns

Grass lawns are an integral part of American home ownership. In some areas, the grass grows easily and only needs occasional mowing. For other places, you need to know when to fertilize grass so that it can grow perfectly. Having a beautiful lawn serves several purposes: it makes your house look good. it raises the property value of your home. it is a good place for playing, relaxing, or having a picnic. it holds the soil together. Besides, a well-maintained lawn keeps you out of [...]


Summer Lawn Care Guide: 7 Tips to Save Money

Summertime is here! For many of us living in the Midwest, this is our favorite time of year. Summer is the season for picnics, barbecues, and outdoor parties – all of which can wreak havoc on your lawn. Hopefully you had the chance to seed, feed, and aerate your lawn during the springtime. Now that your lawn is primed for the summer months, how can you keep it looking healthy all the way until autumn? Read on for seven summer lawn [...]