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6 Lawn Care Mistakes to Avoid
General Lawn Care, Water

6 Lawn Care Mistakes to Avoid

As temperatures warm up and lawns grow again, folks across the country dust off their lawn mowers, head to the backyard and start this year’s lawn care regimen. But many will be making some common mistakes that can keep those lawns from doing their best. Steve Pettis Jr., an agriculture […]

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Los Angeles

Pros and Cons of DIY Lawn Care in Los Angeles

The sunshine and pleasant weather in the greater Los Angeles area creates the perfect conditions for your plants. It can be hard to balance family and work life and maintain your lawn during the height of the growing season. Deciding whether to mow your own grass and trim your shrubs […]

Grass pollen allergies, commonly called hay fever, hit each spring
General Lawn Care, Grass Seed

Achoo! It’s Grass Pollen Allergy Season

About 40 million Americans suffer from pollen allergies, and grass pollen allergies are among the leading causes of these seasonal sneezes. Doctors call it seasonal allergic rhinitis, but its common name is hay fever. Many types of irritants can trigger allergic reactions, including flecks of pet skin and dust mites. Hay fever is distinct from food allergies or […]

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Chicago, Illinois

Creating A Dog-Friendly Yard in Chicago

From the suburbs to downtown, Chicago is definitely a dog-friendly city. Our four-legged friends provide companionship and encourage us to get outdoors for daily walks. We need to return the favor by making sure they have a safe outdoor space for them. Check out these tips on creating a dog-friendly […]

A Guide to Organic Lawn Care
Gardening, General Lawn Care, Home and Garden

A Guide to Organic Lawn Care

Do you know your Peruvian bat guano from your liquid kelp? If so, chances are you are a fan of organic lawn care. Advocates for this more-natural set of lawn and gardening practices argue that if you rely on synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, your green lawn isn’t environmentally green. “I think synthetic fertilizers have run their […]

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Chicago, Illinois

Plants that Repel Mosquitoes in Chicago

Thanks to our proximity to the Great Lakes, the Windy City can often be the skeeter city. Summer is prime time for those hungry female mosquitoes that love to feed at daybreak and dusk. Enjoying your backyard can be nearly impossible when the critters are waiting for their next feast. […]