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About My Lawn Care Blog

My name is Sarah and on this website I share my lawn care knowledge and experience so you can maintain a yard that you’ll use, enjoy, and be proud of without breaking the bank or constantly feeling behind on lawn projects.

Mowing the lawn, edging, and looking after the garden beds were all part of my weekly chores as a kid. Now, as a homeowner, I’ve spent the past decade learning everything I could about modern lawn care best practices.

I’m not a professional, but I have a lot of experience caring for my lawn and property. On this site I share what I know. 

There’s something for readers of every skill and experience level here:

  • Traditional lawn care tips
  • Lawn renovation how-to guides
  • Weed identification and eradication plans
  • Turfgrass, xeroscape & pollinator-friendly yard tutorials

On this site I present your best options for both organic lawn care and lawn maintenance practices for those who don’t mind using some herbicides or pesticides (but want to do so in a responsible way).

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Core Practices to Achieve Success with Your Lawn

Lawn Care Principle 1 - Apply Pre-Emergent & Fertilizer at the Right Times
  • Apply pre-emergent herbicide (either organic or chemical) before annual weed seeds germinate in the spring.
  • Fertilize your lawn at the right times and with the right product (NPK ratio) to support your lawn’s health all season.
Lawn Care Principle - Maintain Your Mower and Mow at the Right Height and Frequency
  • Make time each year for seasonal maintenance to your mower to extend its life.
  • Mow high to encourage deep root growth and prevent weeds.
  • Cut no more than 1/3 of the length of your grass blades when you mow.
Lawn Care Principle 3 - Ensure Your Lawn Gets 1" of Water Weekly. Water Deeply and Infrequently to Stimulate Deep Root Growth.
  • Most lawns require 1 inch of rainfall or irrigation each week to thrive. Use a gauge or app to monitor rainfall and supplement when needed.
  • Water deeply and infrequently to encourage deep root growth and grow a more resilient lawn.

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