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Here are our Articles and Guides about lawn mowers, lawns, general articles about grass and other plants, about tools' categories and similar.

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How to Get Rid of Crabgrass Without Chemicals

crabgrass mHomeowners who take pride in keeping a beautiful garden are always concerned about weeds on their lawns. Weeds like crabgrass are very aggressive, and once they make their way into a lawn, they soon take over the entire area and even flower beds, making the garden look overgrown and unmaintained.

There are at least 30 different species of crabgrass. However, the most common species in North America are Hairy crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis) and smooth crabgrass (Digitaria ischaemum). Both species resemble each other, and control methods are the same.

Published: September 28, 2022.

Good or Bad: Watering Grass At Night Myth

watering grass at night mMany lawn owners water their lawn when they have time, often with a water hose and not sprinklers, making it some sort of therapy.

However, many people also wonder if there is a grass watering time that is better than the rest and if yes, what time is that.

Published: September 22, 2022.

Can I Throw Grass Clippings In The Garbage?

grass clippings mEven before lawn mowing starts, many lawn owners wonder what to do with the grass clippings after the mowing. For a long time, many lawn owners simply threw the grass clippings into the garbage, and this was legal.

However, times are changing, and throwing grass clippings in the garbage is not legal anymore in many states. Even in states where it is not forbidden, many municipalities and counties ban grass clippings in the garbage.

This leaves us with a question, what to do with the grass clippings after the mowing...

Published: September 17, 2022.

Quick Guide: What is a Brushless Lawn Mower?

makita xml03pt1 mElectric motors range in size from tiny toothbrush motors to gigantic electric motors providing propulsion to ocean liners, and as such, they are often used not only in electric lawn mowers but also in electric trimmers, chainsaws, blowers, etc.

While electric motors differ in many ways, one of their construction specifics is that they can be divided into brushed and brushless electric motors, with all their pros and cons.

Published: September 15, 2022.

Best Fertilizer for Bermuda Grass

bermuda grass mBermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon) is a warm-season grass and is popular among homeowners for making a great lawn. Not only it’s drought tolerant and non-fussy about the soil type, but also, it’s highly tolerant to traffic, including that of kids and pets, and feels good on one’s feet. It grows well in southern regions but does well also northward up to USDA hardiness zones 5 and 6.

This vining grass spreads fast from its roots and forms a uniform lawn. It starts growing in late spring and continues to grow actively all through the summer.

Its growth slows down in fall when temperatures drop down, and ultimately it goes dormant in the winter.

Published: September 1, 2022.

Lawn Care During the Drought

lawn during drought mDuring hot summer days, regardless of the lawn type, the grass is stressed due to the high temperatures, high moisture evaporation, and in the end, lack of moisture in the roots area.

Although regular watering of the lawn is more than enough to help the lawn endure until autumn, sometimes it is not possible due to various reasons.

Updated: August 23, 2022.

Top 9 Best Electric Motorized Wheelbarrows and Garden Carts for 2022

electric motorized wheelbarrow mMotorized wheelbarrows and garden carts may be of great help in any garden, yard, construction site, and in any similar situation. Electric motorized wheelbarrows and garden carts are low maintenance, easy to use units.

We bring you the list of the top electric motorized wheelbarrows and garden carts, with their short description and quick review.

Updated: June 6, 2022.

Zeon Zoysia vs Emerald Zoysia: What is the Difference Between Zeon Zoysia Grass and Emerald Zoysia Grass?

emerald zoysia mHaving a beautiful lawn in their garden is every homeowner’s dream. But growing a lush, green, dense lawn needs some effort and consideration. One’s area’s climatic conditions are an important consideration.

Whether one lives in a warm region or cold region, whether the area receives rain or frost, whether the soil is sandy, clay, well-draining or not well-draining, etc. has to be considered so as to choose the right variety of lawn grass that will grow into a beautiful lawn.

Published: May 30, 2022.

Lawn Leveling Rake: How to Level a Yard and Lawn

leveling rake mBumpy and uneven lawns and yards can look neat and decorative but leveled and even lawns and yards are much more aesthetically appealing.

A lawn leveling rake can be of great help when leveling both lawn-to-be and already established lawns regardless of the season or grass type.

Also, when leveling the yard using decorative stones, sand, or similar material, leveling rake can save plenty of time and effort.

Published: May 25, 2022.

Best Garden Electric Leaf Blowers, Vacuums, and Mulchers

best garden electric leaf 200pxLeaf blowers, vacuums, and mulchers are a great help in keeping the yard and garden clean and tidy.

And best of all, they are easy to use and low maintenance tools, which often come at very affordable prices. However, when choosing the best leaf blower, vacuum, and mulcher, there are a few things to consider.

Updated: May 17, 2022.

How Much Does a Pallet of Grass Sod Actually Weigh

sod roll w200px mMany people who want to purchase a pallet of grass sod become very surprised when they find out the actual weight of a single pallet of sod. Fortunately, many farms that offer pallets of sods also deliver their products to their customers directly.

The actual weight of sod pallets depends on the amount (thickness) of dirt, grass type, relative moisture, are the sods in the form of rolls or slabs, and similar ...

Published: May 9, 2022.

Top 10 Best Battery Powered Leaf Blowers

greenworks 24322 mBattery-powered leaf blowers are very useful tools for keeping the home garden and other areas around the home clean and tidy.

Cordless leaf blowers must feature the excellent air speed and volume required to do the cleaning task properly. Also, multi-function units combine several tools in one, like a garden leaf blower, mulcher, and vacuum (3-in-1) units, allowing the single tool to do different cleaning tasks, saving time, money, and effort.

Updated: May 7, 2022.

Bermuda Grass Mowing Height and Frequency

bermuda grass mBermuda grass (Cynodon dactylon [L.]) is popular as lawn grass for home and public lawns, athletic fields, golf courses, and other spaces. It occurs in the United States’ southern regions and transition zone (where both warm-season and cool-season grasses are adapted), and other regions including India, Australia, South America, and Africa, and grows well in almost all types of soils and is drought-resistant.

Its leaf texture ranges from very fine to coarse, and its growth habit is low and dense. Since it spreads both by above-ground stems (stolons) and below-ground stems (rhizomes), it’s very much dense and traffic-tolerant and competes well with most types of weeds, but its downside is that it’s very aggressive. Unless the gardener mows the Bermuda grass lawn regularly, it can creep into flower beds.

Bermuda grass has some specific mowing needs which the gardener should know and follow.

Published: April 23, 2022.

Lawn Mowers and Electric Tools Battery Types

dewalt dcb205 20v max xr lithium ion batteryRegardless if they are powered by an internal combustion engine or electric motor, lawn mowers and electric tools commonly have some sort of built-in battery. Such batteries can be used for cranking, for powering lights, remote controls, for holding BIOS charge of advanced microcontroller-based devices, for powering main motors, etc.

Knowing battery types, their strength and weaknesses can significantly help in prolonging their runtime, their operating lifetime, and can help to better unitize electric tools that use such batteries.

Updated: March 23, 2022.

Lawn Grass Seed Mats

grass seed mat mWhen a gardener faces a problem of bare spots on their lawn, or they want quickly to establish a lawn,  they’re advised to use lawn grass seed mats, also known as grass seed blankets, to deal with the problem.

How do lawn grass seed mats help gardeners?

Published: December 15, 2021.

Benefits of Compost for Lawns and Small Gardens

compost mEveryone wishes that their garden looks beautiful and has a few open spaces with a lovely lush green lawn where they can relax. But many gardeners think that this is almost impossible or needs a lot of effort. Well, certainly it needs some amount of effort; but it’s certainly not impossible, and not even difficult.

If one wants to make their dream of a beautiful small garden and lawns come true, composting is one of the easiest, cleanest, cheapest, most organic, and most effective ways to apply.

Published: July 19, 2021.

Garden Furniture Buying Guide

garden furniture guideWith selected garden furniture you can easily decorate a comfortable leisure corner on your terrace, garden or balcony. How to choose the right furniture considering the wide range of items that will satisfy your desire for long-lasting quality furniture that is also comfortable?

We have prepared a short shopping guide for you to help you choose the right garden tables, chairs, benches and other items.

Published: April 9, 2020.