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Who doesn’t want the perfect lawn? We’ve got fantastic care guides, product guides and loads of tips to help you get the yard you’ve always wanted.

how much is the average water bill in your state
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Simon Barker

How Much Is The Average Water Bill in Your State?

Whether you own your own home or are renting a house or an apartment, you’ll have to pay a water bill. Compared to other utilities such as electricity and gas, your water bill should be fairly inexpensive. However, it’s still a bill that you have to factor into your monthly

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when to use milorganite
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Simon Barker

When To Use Milorganite: Our Complete Guide

If you want a thick, lush lawn, you have to provide your grass with the necessary nutrients that it needs. As you probably know, all plants need adequate nutrients to grow to their full potential, and grass is no exception. However, not all fertilizers are alike. There are three primary

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ironite vs milorganite
Lawn Care
Simon Barker

Ironite vs Milorganite: What’s The Difference?

Are you considering whether to use Ironite or Milorganite on your lawn but you’re not sure what the difference is? Well, you’ve come to the right place because we’re going to break it down for you so that you understand exactly which product you should be using. To begin with,

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are lawn mower blades reverse thread
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Simon Barker

Are Lawn Mower Blades Reverse Thread? [Lawn Mower Help]

As is the case with most gardening tools, a lawn mower, whether electric, gas powered or cordless, will require some maintenance from time to time. And, nearly all lawn mowers will require their blades to be removed for either sharpening or replacing. A question we commonly get asked is “are

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best reel mower
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Simon Barker

Best Reel Mower: The Top 5 For 2021 [Get The Perfect Lawn]

Reel mowers are a great eco-friendly and user-friendly alternative to lawn mowers. They barely require any maintenance, don’t make noise, don’t release fumes and still keep your lawn looking good. For many, gardening is a way for them to relax. How relaxing is it really when you are pushing around

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are coffee grounds good for grass
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Simon Barker

Are Coffee Grounds Good For Grass? Find Out Here!

Coffee grounds are indeed very beneficial for your lawn. What’s more, they provide a natural fertilizer that is available to your grass over a longer period of time. There are many benefits to using coffee grounds as a lawn fertilizer. I’m going to discuss these with you, as well as

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Simon Barker

12 Easy Ways You Can Make a Drainage Ditch Look Good!

Drainage ditches are necessary in most gardens to take care of excess rainwater and avoid waterlogged lawns and garden beds. Depending on the amount of rainfall your garden gets, it’s important to direct that excess water away. The problem with any type of drainage ditch is that it’s not normally

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how much does a yard of topsoil weigh
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Simon Barker

How Much Does A Yard Of Topsoil Weigh?

When you’re preparing a plot of land for a new lawn or you need to renovate your existing lawn, you’ll most likely need to add some topsoil. For this you need to calculate how much soil you actually need for the project. Topsoil is mostly sold in cubic yards, so

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Lawn Care
Simon Barker

How To Make St Augustine Grass Spread Quickly

So, you’ve established a new lawn and you want to know how to make your St Augustine grass spread quickly to give you a lush, thick lawn. Because of its dense growth, this grass variety has a natural propensity to spread relatively quickly. But there are things you can do

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why does dog pee kill grass
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Simon Barker

Why Does Dog Pee Kill Grass? ..and How to Fix It!

Dog pee contains a lot of nitrogen, too much to be healthy for grass. The easy fix for this is spraying water on the area where your dog relieved themselves to dilute the nitrogen levels. Dogs have to go somewhere and a lawn is a natural choice. If you have

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how long does weed b gon take to dry
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Simon Barker

How Long Does Weed B Gon Take to Dry?

Ortho Weed-B-Gon, like most lawn herbicides, evaporate after approximately 3 days. However, the active agents might still be present in the soil. Weed-B-Gon is a very popular weedkiller since it tackles over 250 different kinds of weeds. It is also effective on crabgrass. The problem with using herbicide on your

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how fast does kentucky bluegrass spread
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Simon Barker

How Fast Does Kentucky Bluegrass Spread?

Once properly established, Kentucky bluegrass spreads relatively quickly because of its rhizomes. However, germination and growing into a full lush lawn takes a little longer, approximately 2 – 5 weeks. Kentucky bluegrass is one of the most popular grass types in the US, especially in the cooler northern states. Compared

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how long does milorganite take to work on your lawn
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Simon Barker

How Long Does Milorganite Take to Work On a Lawn?

Milorganite takes approximately 1 week to take effect, depending on the conditions. This slow-release organic fertilizer shows results in week 2 or 3 and stays effective for up to 10 weeks. This US-produced fertilizer is a great alternative to many synthetic fertilizers that have shorter effects. However, it does need

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how often should you apply starter fertilizer
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Simon Barker

How Often Should You Apply Starter Fertilizer?

If you’re planting out a new lawn, you may be asking how often to apply starter fertilizer.  This type of fertilizer is required to get your new grass off to a good start. It ensures that there are enough nutrients available to the young plants to encourage optimum growth. So,

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how to kill virginia creeper
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Simon Barker

How To Kill Virginia Creeper

Virginia Creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) is an invasive vine which will grow over just about anything including your prize ornamental shrubs and trees. If left to grow unhindered it will eventually kill the plants it’s growing on by depriving them of light and oxygen. Sometimes referred to as five-leaved ivy, like

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is there a law on mowing your lawn
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Simon Barker

Is There a Law on Mowing Your Lawn?

You may be surprised to learn that there are actual laws about mowing your lawn. It all depends on where you live, what city ordinance you come under and whether your suburb is governed by a Homeowners Association. Let’s look at these in more detail. Living Under The Rules of

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how long should fertilizer be down before it rains
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Simon

How Long Should Fertilizer Be Down Before It Rains?

A common question we get asked is “how long should fertilizer be down before it rains?” Now, there’s no easy answer to this question because it depends on various factors. Firstly, let’s talk about why you need to fertilize your lawn. Why Fertilize Your Lawn? All plants need nutrients to

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will grass seed germinate on top of soil
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Simon

Will Grass Seed Germinate On Top Of Soil?

A common question that we get asked is “will grass seed germinate on the surface of the soil?” The simple answer to this is yes. In fact, it’s important not to bury your seed because the young grass shoots cannot break through if there is too much soil on top

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how do i get rid of rust in my lawn
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Simon

How Do I Get Rid Of Rust In My Lawn?

Beautiful, bright green lawns are the envy of every neighborhood. Whether you’re looking to compete in the local best-kept lawns competition, or just like the look of a jewel-bright well-tended lawn, it’s worth putting in a little effort to tend your grass. When you first spot a few patches of

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what is the effect of dish soap on your lawn
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Simon

What Is the Effect of Dish Soap on Lawns?

Dish soap can be harmful to plants because it strips them of their natural oils, causing them to shrivel up and die. Although a mixture containing dish soap can be effective in killing insects and certain weeds on your lawn, it also damages your grass. So, despite the many gardening

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how long does it take for atrazine to work
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Simon

How Long Does It Take For Atrazine To Work?

Atrazine takes about 15 to 20 days to kill a weed. It takes so long for the weed killer to work because the toxin must first be absorbed through the roots into the leaves. Once it travels into the leaves, it can begin inhibiting photosynthesis, ultimately starving the plant to death. If

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does prodiamine need to be watered in
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Simon

Does Prodiamine Need to Be Watered In?

Prodiamine is a pre-emergent herbicide used on lawns that needs to be watered in. However, too wet soil or a rain shower can wash away some of the chemicals making it less effective. The recommended level of water is 0.5 inches but spread over 2 days or more. Learn more

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does lawn fertilizer go bad
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Simon

Does Lawn Fertilizer Go Bad?

Lawn fertilizer does go bad over time but it takes years for fertilizer to expire. When you store fertilizer properly, i.e. away from moisture and without getting frozen, it can last between 4 – 10 years. The only type of fertilizer that may expire sooner is fertilizer mixed with a

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how long does grass seed take to germinate
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Simon

How Long Does Grass Seed Take to Germinate?

How long grass seed takes to germinate depends on the type of grass, the planting method and the climate. Germination generally takes 5 – 10 days but with certain grass species it can take as long as 30 days. Growing grass from seeds is a longer process than when using

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should i bag my grass clippings if have weeds
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Simon

Should I Bag My Grass Clippings If I Have Weeds?

You should bag grass clippings if you have weeds, especially if there are seed heads growing. Although leaving grass clippings on the lawn, also known as mulching, is important for maintaining a healthy lawn, it has the opposite effect when there are weeds. So, how do you find a balance

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how long does it take for zoysia plugs to fill in
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Simon

How Long Does it Take for Zoysia Plugs to Fill in?

Zoysia plugs take up to two years to fill in depending on climate and lawn care. This is considerably longer compared to many other plant species but gardeners may still prefer Zoysia grass because it is more resilient and grows denser once it has properly spread. When starting a new

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how to store weed eater
Lawn Care
Simon

How To Store Your Weed Eater, Safely!

When it comes to storing your weed eater, you’ve got two options. Hanging it on a wall or laying it flat on the floor of your garage or shed. The best way to store your weed eater is to hang it, it’s safely out the way and won’t collect any

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