Fall gardening guidelines

Fall is just around the corner, and if you haven’t thought about fall gardening yet, this is the perfect time to start doing so. There are some vegetables perfect for planting in the fall and they will even survive a frost. However, there are also several challenges you will face with fall gardening. Here are some guidelines to consider when planning your autumn gardening this year.

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Tips to make fall cleanup easy

Summer is winding down and the fall season is quickly approaching. You know what that means: Fall cleanup. This generally includes falling leaves and preparation for the long winter ahead. Raking leaves is a dreaded fall chore, but there are some ways to make the job easier on you, saving you both time and frustration. Here’s to enjoying fall.

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Treat, prevent 3 major summer lawn diseases

Lawn diseases can be scary any time of the year, but summer lawn diseases can be especially damaging. The key is preventing these problems before they start by maintaining a healthy lawn throughout the year and understanding the situations that lead to these predicaments.

Combining awareness and prevention helps ensure these summer diseases don’t become a problem for your lawn.

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The why and how of sharpening your lawn mower blade

Silver lawn mower.You hit rocks, you mow over branches, maybe you run over a giant root you didn’t see that was hidden in the grass. With each cut your lawnmower makes, the blade is developing dings and nicks and getting duller. And that’s a very bad thing for your lawn.

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Tips for mowing a wet lawn

Mowing wet grass is normally a big no-no. It’s slippery to walk on, it clumps up, it can clog your mower and it could potentially spread fungi and bacteria.

So mowing a wet lawn isn’t recommended.

However, sometimes you don’t have much choice.

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Fixing a flooded lawn

Whether you take great pride in your lawn or simply don’t want it to look like a disaster, spring or summer flooding can be one of the most frustrating – and even dangerous – situations to deal with.

Constant rain and flooding can leave your lawn anywhere between a mucky mess and an all-out lake.

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A roadmap for taking care of your lawn this summer

Spring is about building a healthy and lush lawn.

Summer is about endurance: Enduring the hot sun and temperatures, enduring less rain, enduring having the kids and pets and family and friends trampling on it for three months.

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Gardening: The perfect hobby for children

Seriously, is there anything kids enjoy more than playing in the dirt? They love it, and it’s fun to watch … until you have to clean them up of course.

But more and more it’s tough to get kids outside. Between video games and iPods and … cable, kids have less motivation to get outdoors.

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Get that big league look with striping patterns

Admit it, every spring when baseball season starts you look at those beautifully striped diamonds and outfields and think, “that’s how I want my lawn to look.”

That perfectly mown grass with those sharp stripes and eye-catching designs have reached out and grabbed most of us. But if you think you need years of experience working on a Major League grounds crew in order to make your own lawn stripes, we’re going to let you in on a secret: You don’t.

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Cultivate a beautiful landscape on a dime

What thoughts go through your head when you drive by a beautifully landscaped home? It’s an image that shows pride in your home, your neighborhood while giving you a great sanctuary.

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