Lawn Care

Learn the best ways to mow the lawn, take care of those pesky weeds and create the backyard of your dreams with these lawn care maintenance and repair tips.

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    This is the Most Efficient Way to Mow the Grass

    You want your lawn to look good, but you don't want to spend a lot of time mowing. When it comes to lawn care, there is a right and wrong way to mow the grass.

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    When To Stop Watering the Lawn in Fall

    Fall lawn care leads to healthier grass in the spring. Don’t stop watering too early — or too late.

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    When Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

    The more you know, the more your grass will grow. Here are the best ways to maximize your lawn fertilization...

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    15 Best Lawn Care Products for 2020

    Get your yard looking great with help from these top-rated lawn care products.

    20 Things to Consider When Buying a Lawn Mower

    There's lots to consider when it comes time to buy a lawn mower

    Should You Consider Hydroseeding for Your Lawn?

    If your lawn needs a little love—whether you have bare spots or are starting a lawn from scratch—you have options....

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    12 Types of Grass and Garden Weeds (and How to Remove Them)

    Grab your sprayers or herbicides, or be ready to tackle by hand some of the peskiest and most persistent lawn...

    12 Tricked-Out Lawn Mowers You Need to See

    Whether you want your machine to go faster or have more style, these tips for tricking out your lawn mower...

    40 Best Lawn Care Products You Need This Spring

    Get you lawn in shape this spring with the best lawn tools available. Check out 40 of the best lawn...

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    10 Common Things a Homeowner Can Be Fined For

    Here's a look at things that can lead to sometimes hefty fines, depending on local laws and covenants, along with...

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    7 Best Lawn Aerators

    For serious lawn care aficionados, an aerator is the ace up their sleeve. If you're ready to get serious, check...

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    Family Handyman’s Vintage Projects and Tips From the ’60s

    Family Handyman has always taken great pride in teaching readers to DIY through the use of step-by-step projects. To celebrate...

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    Here’s Why Burning Leaves Is a Bad Idea

    Burning leaves might be the most convenient way to get rid of fallen leaves from your lawn. But that doesn't...

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    How to Winterize a Chainsaw

    Keep your chainsaw in tip-top shape during the winter off-season

    Fall Is the Best Season for Reseeding Your Lawn

    No matter where you live in the U.S., learn the best time to reseed your lawn and how to do...

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    When You Can Officially Stop Cutting Your Lawn

    Learn when the proper time is for you to quit mowing your lawn. It might be later than you think....

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    What Plants Should Gardeners Water Before Winter?

    Protect your perennials, trees and shrubs from winter damage and dehydration with these expert gardening tips.

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    7 Ways to Prepare Your Lawn for the Fall

    Learn the best ways to prep your lawn for fall.

    14 Quick and Simple Yard Maintenance Things to Do in October

    Tackle these outdoor tasks in October so you don't get behind with fall yard maintenance.

    12 Ways to Prep Your Lawn and Garden for Fall

    Make your life easier in the spring by being proactive in the fall. Check out these tips for getting your...

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    How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

    It's easy when you know what you're doing!

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    8 Leaf Blowers We Love

    Shopping for a leaf blower? Here's a list of great picks for every need, including something for every budget.

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    How to Build a Backyard Ring Toss Game

    Your whole family will love this fun yard game.

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    Leaf Blower Buying Guide for 2020

    If the idea of spending your weekend raking leaves and sweeping grass clippings sounds like a chore, it may be...

    50 Crucial Fall Maintenance Tasks You Should Never Forget

    You'll definitely regret skipping over any of these important home maintenance tasks this fall.

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    6 Best Lawn Fertilizers for Any Type of Grass

    There are many lawn fertilizers out there to choose from and it can get confusing. Want to sift through the...

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    What Is Grass Rust and How Do I Get Rid of It?

    Have you noticed a yellowish-orange patina overtaking your lawn during these late days of summer? It's most likely common grass...

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    The Best Grass Seed for Any Lawn

    Learn how to choose the right type of grass seed, plus some top options for all kinds of lawns.

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    When Is the Best Time to Water My Grass?

    Tired of unclear answers to your straightforward questions? Here's some straight talk that will get you the most perfectly watered...