Does your lawn start off green in the spring time, only to turn brown by the Fourth of July? Does it take hours of standing in one place with the hose or moving the sprinkler around to keep your lawn and gardens looking healthy? Perhaps your lawn looks "good enough" because you are afraid of…

The first in-ground lawn sprinkler systems were installed in the Lakes Region in the 1980s and '90s. These aging systems, once considered state-of-the art, are not nearly as efficient as the systems designed and installed today. If your irrigation system is five or more years old, it might b…

1. Water infrequently and deeply: Avoid daily, light watering, this promotes a lawn with shallow root depth and wasted water. Soaking the lawn infrequently with enough water to penetrate the entire root zone will promote grasses with strong, deep root systems. Most established grasses have a…

As winter thaws into spring, many homeowners are poised to take advantage of prime tree-planting season. Establishing new trees early can aid their growth throughout the year, and help them survive when hot weather arrives. But with so many tree species to choose from, how can homeowners kno…

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