Get Off My Lawn! Winter Lawn Care that Will Save Your Grass

Winter in the Upper Midwest can be brutal, so it’s a small wonder that grass is able to survive the frigid conditions. The problem is, your lawn isn’t as resilient during the colder months of the year as it is during summer. Grass is more prone to damage when snow falls or there is a […]

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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 temperatures […]

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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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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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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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Lawn Care in August: Why It’s So Important

You might think of August as a time when lawn care responsibilities are winding down. After all, the summer is drawing to a close, so the lawn seems like less of a priority. It might be surprising to learn, but August is actually one of the most important months for lawn care. It is a […]

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Top Five Lawn Care Myths

If you’ve tried every trick in the book for lawn care, chances are you’ve run into a few myths along the way. It’s impossible to know when and where lawn myths originated, but like weeds, they sometimes spread out of control. If you want a healthy lawn, it’s important to know fact from fiction. We’re […]

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Early Spring Lawn Care Tips

We’ve had an unusually warm late winter/early spring, and that has many homeowners wondering what they can do to prepare for a green lawn. While it’s too early to mow, that doesn’t mean you should stay inside and hope your lawn blooms perfectly. The nice weather allows you to spend more time outdoors enjoying and […]

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The Effects of Frosty Grass

If you live in Minnesota, chances are you have experienced lawn frost at one time or another. When your lawn isn’t covered in snow, it’s bound to experience this frozen phenomenon at times during the winter. Frost typically occurs on clear nights when the grass is colder than the surrounding air. Below 32 degrees Fahrenheit, […]

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Ice Melt Tips That Won’t Hurt Your Lawn

In January, your driveway and walkways may resemble ice rinks. Understandably, many homeowners want to melt the frozen surfaces to prevent slips and falls. One easy way to accomplish this is by applying deicing salt (also known as ice melt) products. You can find many different formulas at big box home improvement stores. These ice […]

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