How to Winterize Your Lawn Before Winter

After a long year of lawn care, November marks the beginning of the end for vibrant green grass. But just because your lawn is entering dormancy doesn’t mean you should. There are still a few end-of season steps to take that will help ensure a healthy bloom next spring. Since we have already experienced freezing […]

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Lawn Mower Racing: The Truest Form of Sport

Somewhere in the world, a child named Bryce is being forced to mow the lawn. What he’s not expecting is the feeling of exhilaration that will take over his entire being as soon as he turns the keys of the riding mower. The future Michael Jordan of lawn mower racing is about to discover his […]

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Greener on the Other Side of Winter: The Grass Growing Cycle

If spending an entire winter outdoors in Minnesota sounds challenging, it just goes to show how impressive the yearly grass growing cycle really is.  Over a long winter period, grass in the northern part of the country enters dormancy — a fascinating process that allows it to withstand hard freezes and heavy snowfall. Winter isn’t […]

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Lawn Care with Dogs: What to Know

There might only be a single-letter difference between pets and pests, but you probably think of each quite differently. Unfortunately, if you have a dog, he or she can damage the grass as extensively as insects or rodents. Dog lovers shouldn’t have to choose between their lawn and their furry companions, and with the right […]

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How to Prepare a Lawn for Winter

In the Upper Midwest, winter doesn’t come easy. For as long as homeowners have cultivated lawns in the region, there have been tricks they’ve used to help their lawns withstand the brutal cold. Grass goes into dormancy in late fall, and while it requires fewer nutrients in this state, it is still susceptible to damage, […]

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Garage Organization Ideas for Lawn Care Tools

  As the weather gets colder, we begin to shift our attention away from the lawn and towards our home interiors. When you can’t feel your toes, there’s simply no reason to spend very much time in your yard. In fact, your best option is to stay off the grass during the winter. Walking on […]

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How Worms in Soil Affect Your Lawn

For such simple organisms, worms tend to generate a wide range of reactions from lawn care aficionados. Nobody denies that worms can be beneficial for a lawn – the real question is, at what point do they become too much of a good thing? If you go to a home improvement store, you won’t see […]

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Fall Lawn Care Tips for the Upper Midwest

It might be called fall, but it’s a time to rise to the occasion when it comes to your lawn. It’s important to remember that cool season grasses thrive in – perhaps not surprisingly – cooler temperatures. In the fall, cool season grasses grow at a faster rate than they would during the dog days […]

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Troubleshooting Lawn Problems

The only thing worse than noticing an imperfection in your lawn, and not knowing the cause. There are endless things that could be going on, and the key to a fast repair is understanding the signs of common problems. The Upper Midwest’s climate only supports cool season grasses. These types of lawns have vulnerabilities you […]

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A Checklist of Important Tools for the Lawn

  You can tell a lot about someone’s lawn by the things they keep in their garage or storage shed. Some people have an area set aside for a collection of lawn care equipment, while others only have a lawn mower stowed away in a corner. There’s no “correct” amount of lawn care tools to […]

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