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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The Importance of Raking Leaves

Fall certainly lives up to its name. We admire the striking red and gold leaves, but soon enough they’ll descend onto our lawns. How does that affect the grass below? Well, it depends. Here are some reasons to take care of those leaves that you may have never considered: Dead leaves aren’t necessarily bad for lawns. […]

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September Lawn Care Check List

September is definitely a turning point for Minnesota weather. The first week is a guaranteed scorcher (it has to be the for the State Fair!), and the rest of the month sees temperature fluctuations of +/- 40 °F, overnight frosts, and rained out weekends. Whether tomorrow calls for rain or sunshine, there are a few […]

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Overseeding Your Minnesota Lawn this Fall Season

While you may sometimes hear spring discussed as an ideal time to overseed, Minnesota homeowners can actually benefit from carrying out the task preceding fall, or at the very start of it. Simply stated: Overseeding involves laying seeds over an existing lawn – something that helps reinvigorate the grass when your lawn is beginning to […]

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Minnesota Fall Lawn Care Tips

  Preparing your lawn for the upcoming season begins with research and planning; it really is the best way to protect your lawn for future climate changes. Today, we look forward to Autumn 2015 and have called upon The Old Farmer’s Almanac to forecast future weather conditions. August is predicted to be sunny, hot, and […]

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Rake Smarter, Not More

Raking does more than make your lawn look nice.  Raking prevents your grass from being smothered over winter and spring, and it also lowers the risk of mold growing under the snow and prevents small creatures from making homes in or on your lawn. Make raking this fall more productive and less of a hassle […]

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Preparing Your Lawn For the Upcoming Seasons

Even though we still have some summer days left, the warm days are dwindling and it’s time to start thinking about preparing your lawn for autumn and winter.  In order to keep your lawn healthy for the warmer seasons, there are numerous ways you can maintain your lawn even when you can’t see it. Your […]

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