Lawn Care

Most lawns take a bit of TLC to look and feel healthy and lush. We’re talking about how to distinguish between crabgrass and quack-grass, controlling chickweed and even what to do about stubborn fairy rings.

Dandelions in the lawn

The common dandelion (botanical name: Taraxacum officinale) is found in temperate regions all over the world. It is a tap-rooted biennial or perennial plant and is entirely edible in fact dandelion leaves are high in vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium,…
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How to get rid of crabgrass and quackgrass

What’s the difference between crabgrass and quackgrass? To effectively get rid of weed grasses from the lawn it helps to understand their life cycle; this is a brief look at two common weed grasses. Crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis) is the annoying…
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Mushrooms in lawn

Fairy rings in the lawn

What are fairy rings? Fairy rings, also known as fairy circles or pixie rings in lawns and pastures may be caused by one of many species of fungi present in the soil but the mushroom fungus (specifically Maramius oreades) is…
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How to control Chickweed

What is Chickweed? To get rid of chickweed it helps to understand the plant and its life cycle. This is a brief description of Common Chickweed (Stellaria media), how it grows and a few suggested methods of keeping it out of…
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Ladybugs are beneficial in the garden

Why is there moss on the lawn?

Moss grows best in shady moist conditions and can be a symptom of poorly drained areas of the lawn. Moss may appear in places where mower blades have scalped the lawn and where there’s no grass to compete, the moss…
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