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About My Lawn Care Blog

My name is Sarah Jameson 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 and a full time lawn care blogger, I’ve learned a lot about modern lawn care best practices.

I’m not a professional, but I have over 15 years of hands-on 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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What Makes Lawn Chick Different From Other Lawn Care Blogs?

While Lawn Chick started out as a hobby, my blog is now read by over two million homeowners annually, and I’m regularly cited as an expert source of lawn care knowledge in publications you’ve probably heard of and read. You can visit my press page to learn more, but here are a few publications where you may have read my lawn care tips: Has Been Cited and Referenced on,,, and

I don’t take my readers for granted. I know that you’re counting on me for information that you’ll use to improve your property. As a result, I’ve started to take extra steps toward making my articles different from a lot of the information you’ll find published on the web.

  • I’ve created an expert panel, hiring credentialed horticulturists, Master Gardeners, and turfgrass specialists to read and review every article published on my website to ensure the accuracy of the information and guidance we share on this blog. 
  • I now work with a small team of talented editors to help ensure the articles I publish are clear, well-sourced, and easy-to-read.
  • We publish our own extensive research on topics of interest to our readers – in particular we focus on cutting through the marketing double-talk to allow our readers to make informed choices. Our article sharing data about TrueGreen cost and pricing is a good example.
  • Additionally, I have developed a new and robust review process, so we can provide the most accurate and impartial analysis of products and services that we test and evaluate for our readers.

These extra steps are taken with you, my readers, in mind. By combining my earned knowledge and hands-on experience caring for my own lawn with the knowledge and training of credentialed experts, I’m able to ensure my articles are accurate and clear in ways that many other blogs and publishers do not.

You can read more about Lawn Chick’s publishing standards on my editorial policy page.

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Popular Lawn Care Guides

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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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