Category Archives: Lawn Care

Rescue and Renovate Your Cool-Season Lawn

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Cool-season lawns need “cool” temperatures at night for them to recover from the high daytime temps. When we don’t get cool nights and rain, the lawns suffer (get diseases & weeds) and they won’t recover until the cool nights return. By Glennon Kraemer (This article first appeared in The Gateway Gardener September 2014 issue) Cool-season lawns need “cool” temperatures at

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The Secret to a Lush Lawn Next Spring: Top Dressing This Fall

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by Patrick Geraty (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener October 2010 issue) Want the secret to a lush spring lawn?  It’s autumn top dressing!  Fall might mean your harvest is slowing down, but it is prime time for lawn and garden care that reaps bountiful benefits next planting season.  Top dressing with a nutritious diet of compost

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Spring Lawn Prep

By Glennon Kraemer (This article was first published in The Gateway Gardener March 2010 issue.) Any successful business, weight loss program or retirement account requires planning. It’s the sound execution of that plan that brings the most reward. Your lawn is no different. There are no “magic pills” for your lawn (only Magic Mix, but I digress). If you take

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