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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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Expert Advice You Can Trust

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: 

LawnChick.com Has Been Cited and Referenced on Livingetc.com, HomesAndGardens.com, HouseDigest.com, and FamilyHandyman.com

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.

At Lawn Chick we adhere to a comprehensive editorial policy and publishing standards to make sure that every article is written with care, expertise, and a commitment to accuracy. We invite you to learn more about the team behind the Lawn Chick blog:

Editorial Team

Sarah, the "Lawn Chick" of LawnChick.com

Sarah Jameson
Founder & Owner

Sarah’s blog, Lawn Chick, is read by over 2 million homeowners each year and she is regularly cited as an expert source of lawn care knowledge by major publications. She has been a full-time lawn care blogger since 2019, and has over a decade of hands-on experience caring for her lawn.

Joe H., MFA - Managing Editor & Head of Brand Partnerships, LawnChick.com

Joe Hessert, M.F.A.
Managing Editor & Head of Brand Partnerships

As the managing editor of Lawn Chick, Joe brings nearly 20 years of experience in digital publishing to the team. He earned his M.F.A from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa and is a passionate gardener and member of the American Horticultural Society.

Samantha Lord, M.A. - Sr. Editor, LawnChick.com

Samantha Lord, M.A.
Senior Editor

Samantha is a professional copywriter, proofreader and editor with more than 11 years of experience. With a M.A. in English from the University of Windsor, Samantha’s sharp editorial helps ensure every article we publish is grammatically correct, free of factual errors, appropriately sourced, and easy to read.

Our Expert Panel

Every article we publish on LawnChick.com is reviewed by a member of our expert panel. These folks are paid for their expertise and help to ensure we present information that aligns with industry best-practices.

Nicole Forsyth, M.S.

Nicole Forsyth, M.S.
Certified Landscape Design Professional, Horticulturist & Arborist

Nicole Forsyth is a passionate Instructor of Plant Science at an agricultural vocational high school, and a certified landscape design professional, certified horticulturist, certified arborist, and the CEO of NF Landscape Design and Horticultural Consulting.

Dustin Stoll

Dustin Stoll, B.S.

Dustin Stoll is the owner of a horticulture design and consulting company, Stoll Design. He has done planting design work on many commercial and residential projects. Before starting his own company, Dustin was Director of Horticulture at Tulsa Botanic Garden, where he worked for over eight years.

Arthur Davidson

Arthur Davidson, A.S.

Arthur Davidson is a seasoned horticulturist with over five decades of hands-on experience. Holding an A.S. in Horticulture, Arthur’s expertise spans landscape design, organic gardening, soil science, and more. A former ISA Arborist and Master Gardener, Arthur maintains a gardening blog of his own.

Expert Perspectives - Lawn Chick Editorial SeriesAt Lawn Chick, we are committed to helping our readers gain a comprehensive understanding of landscaping and lawn care. With this goal in mind, we recognize that sharing the opinions and viewpoints of a single person is, by nature, limiting in certain ways.

That’s why in 2024 we have introduced a unique editorial series we call ‘Expert Perspectives.’

Each article published in this series is distinct from the content you’ll find elsewhere on the site. It is not authored by Sarah Jameson, Lawn Chick’s founder, but rather by a diverse and experienced group of professionals we hand-pick and invite to contribute.

By inviting contributions from a broad spectrum of experts across the industry, our goal is to enrich our site with varied viewpoints, innovative techniques, and the sort of in-depth, earned knowledge that only comes with experience. 

Explore The Latest Articles in This Series >

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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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