Why Curb Lanes Look Bad….

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It's July now, "dog days" for most lawns and lawn care issues, and one about which we hear frequently is that of crab crass and other undesirables in "curb lanes" and the areas adjacent to sidewalks. "Why are there so many weeds, and why is the … [Read More]

That First Mowing…!

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Here's a few words on what's most imminent for anyone with grass.  Within just a few days that grass is going to need mowing. Fortunately for some, they can't wait to get out in the yard and renew acquaintances with the first looks and aromas of … [Read More]

A Postscript For Backyard Fruits…

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A couple of years ago we posted a blog about using fruit trees for landscaping accents...apples, peaches, and cherries. A good idea for many because most of these trees a lot of desirable attributes, including size and ease of management.  In … [Read More]

Good Mowing For Summer Heat…

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Even though the official start of summer has yet to exhibit summer heat as of this writing, it doesn't mean that hot weather is that far away. And where good lawn care and mowing is concerned just three "days" of hot weather can make a significant … [Read More]

The Importance Of A Sharp Blade…Now More Than Before

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From all appearances it would seem that we could have a pattern of wetter-than-normal June weather. This is far different from many normal Junes, and it carries with it both positives and negatives relative to the maintenance of your yard. The … [Read More]

Some Words On Dandelions…

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They're insufferable, and unavoidable.  We're talking about dandelions, of course, the yellow scourge of spring, currently in their full golden glory. Their fine, of course, if you're into that much yellow, but folks who value their lawns and … [Read More]