How to Get Rid of Ants in Yard and Landscaping

 

Black ant crawling up a green leaf.

Is your lawn, landscaping and yard crawling with ants? Most ants are not harmful, but they can pose a problem if they are building large anthills or inviting other pests into your yard. Ants accumulate by the thousands once they decide to make your yard their home, and may eventually find a way into your…

Is Mowing Wet Grass Bad?

 

Grass mower and a sprinkler watering grass.

Finding the right time to mow can be difficult. You may only have limited time in your busy schedule to mow your lawn each week and you cannot control the weather. When it comes time to mow and your lawn is wet from rain or the last sprinkler cycle, should you still mow? Is mowing…

How Long for Grass Seed to Germinate?

 

Germinating grass

If you are planting a new lawn or turf on your property from seed, it can be a slow process. It is not as simple as spreading seed on the soil and waiting for your new grass to sprout. There are steps you need to take to ensure you achieve a thick, healthy lawn. Knowing…

What Is Sod and How Is It Installed?

 

A man installing new sod.

Are you tired of trying to bring your old lawn back to life or are you creating a new lawn from bare soil? If you want to skip the initial seeding and sowing phases of growing a new lawn, sod may be right for you. What is sod and how can it be installed on…

How and When to Mow New Sod

 

A person mowing new sod.

Installing new sod can give you a quick start to a gorgeous new lawn. You have the benefit of an immediate green carpet for your yard, but that new grass is far from established. The sod needs time and care to grow deep roots that will help it thrive for years to come. One of…

Best Time to Fertilize Lawn: Before or After Rain?

 

Patio with garden chairs and manicured lawn in rain.

Every living thing needs nutrients to thrive and that includes the grass in your lawn. Beyond water and sunshine, grass needs nutrients like potassium, nitrogen and phosphorus to grow strong, healthy roots and dazzling green blades. Fertilizer can provide a combination of nutrients to feed your lawn, but you need to know how and when…

What is Hydroseeding and How Does It Work?

 

A residential house with lush lawn in the backyard.

If you have ever tried to grow grass from seed, you know it is not as easy as it sounds. Sprinkling grass seed on soil is not all it takes to create a thick patch of grass, much less a full-size lawn, golf course or park. Hydroseeding for lawns is a type of grass planting…

How to Adjust Sprinkler Heads: Tips for Homeowners

 

A sprinkler watering flowers in the garden.

A sprinkler system is a wise investment to maintain a healthy, beautiful lawn at your home. The systems available now can help take the guesswork out of maintaining the right moisture levels for your lawn and gardens – many even measure soil moisture levels and have smart technology to adjust watering schedules. However, even smart…

What Is the Best Grass for Sandy Soil?

 

New grass growing on sandy soil.

There are many elements that impact the ability to grow a healthy, thick lawn. Choosing the right grass type is among those elements, but finding the best grass depends on your climate, shade/sun ratio, soil composition and more. If you have sandy soil, you need a grass that will grow well in this environment, as…

How Long Does It Take for Grass to Grow?

 

A man wondering how long does it take for grass to grow.

Are you planning to plant a new lawn or did you overseed an existing lawn? If you are wondering, “How long does it take for grass to grow?” the answer depends on a few different factors. The weather, soil type, grass type, season and many other elements can impact how fast your grass will grow…