You already know the amazing benefits of aerating your lawn. Maybe you’ve decided that now is the time to start this process on your property. But what kind of aeration will you do? After all, there are several options: you can aerate with a spike aerator, or with a plug aerator (often called a core aerator). In this article I’ll compare spike vs plug aerator options.Read More
Some homeowners who want to save time while overseeding will choose to rent a slice seeder instead of dethatching, aerating, and overseeding their lawns (which is more work and more expensive). In this article, we will explore how slice seeders work, the best practices for their use, how much you can expect to pay to rent a slice seeder, and tips for success when seeding your lawn with a slice seeder or slit seeder.Read More
For many, curb appeal is a key ingredient in the pride of homeownership. And caring for your lawn is a big part of helping your property stand out and look great to neighbors and friends. While different products can be used for your lawn, investing in a good fertilizer spreader to apply those products is something almost every homeowner will want to do. And if you’re in the market for the best drop spreader, then I’m here to help you choose a reliable model that will match your budget, and hold up to regular use.Read More
Whether you’re a new homeowner or are tackling a more involved and specialized lawn renovation project, you might be thinking of renting lawn care equipment. But there’s a lot to know about what types of equipment you can (and should) rent, and how you might be able to save some money on your lawn equipment rental.
I’ll cover everything you need to know in this article, including what to rent, what to skip, and how to save some of your hard earned cash.Read More
Fertilizing your lawn is an important ritual for every homeowner that takes pride in a lush, green, and healthy landscape. It gives your lawn the boost of nutrients to help it thicken up early in the season, suppress weeds, and stay green through the dog days of summer. However, there are a lot of differences in what fertilizers offer. They have different mixes in nutrients and chemicals that do different things for your yard. That’s why it’s so important to use a lawn soil test kit to know what your lawn needs and to ensure you’re amending soil with the right products (and not overdoing it and throwing money away).Read More
Knowing your exact lawn size will mean you know exactly how much grass seed, fertilizer, pre-emergent, lime, and other products you need to spread in each section of your lawn. That saves you money by giving your lawn all the nutrients it needs without wasting anything. Measuring your lawn may sound confusing or complicated, but there are ways to measure lawn size online that will simplify the task and help you ensure you’re using the correct amount of product to keep your lawn healthy and green.Read More
If you hate raking up leaves in the autumn and grass clippings in the spring and summer, think about investing in a push lawn sweeper. A good push lawn sweeper will help you gather and clean up all the leaves, grass cuttings, and acorns on your lawn in short order. However, all sweepers are not created equal. In this article, I’ll explain how to best use a lawn sweeper on your property, and what to look for when buying one.Read More