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The Green Thumb

The latest landscaping news, tips, trends, and more from your friends at All Terrain Landscaping

Fertilization Schedule For a Perfect Lawn

At times it feels like your lawn is a high-maintenance significant other that you’re tempted to have the “it’s not you, it’s me” chat with. Yes, a lovely lawn does require some time and energy, but in the end it’s worth it. To keep your lawn happy, make plans to follow an effective fertilization schedule. Here is what we recommend: Spring The first time that you should fertilize during the year is in the April to May timeframe. Be cautious when fertilizing in spring, though, because too much nitrogen from

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How to Get Rid of Weeds…For Good

Montagues versus Capulets. Hatfields versus McCoys. Nicki versus Mariah. Every time you hear about these famous feuds, you wonder why “Me versus The Weeds” hasn’t made its way into a classic novel or mainstream media. No matter what measures you take to rid your landscape of those pesky weeds, that once-perfect mulch bed still becomes a small jungle of thistles, dandelions and who knows what else. Sure, you can spend hours on your hands and knees in the sweltering summer sun yanking them out, but this is more of a

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Grow Your Own Wheat Grass | DIY Project

Have we got a fun – not to mention super easy – planting project to share with you! First off, we’d just like to say that if you happen to be a gardening whiz, congratulations and we applaud you heavily. However, if you consider yourself to be the polar opposite of the “green thumb club,” we’ve got some good news. Growing wheat grass is an incredibly fast, inexpensive and virtually foolproof project that you can complete within days. Here’s how it’s done. What You Need and Where to Get It:

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What is Ascochyta Leaf Blight of Turf?

Just like people, your lawn gets sick every now and then. What would be a summer flu to humans is Ascochyta leaf blight to grass. Because you can’t very well uproot your lawn and take it in to its family physician, we’re going to strap on the stethoscope and be the landscaping doctors for a few minutes. This is what we can tell you about Ascochyta and what you can do about it: Typical Patients Ascochyta affects Kentucky bluegrass and sometimes tall rescue and perennial ryegrass during the summer. The

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3 Easy and Affordable Steps to Fix Dead Grass Spots

It’s usually around this time in the summer that the luscious, green grass of May has transformed into a not-so-luscious, only somewhat green ghost of its prime. You’re not alone if you silently groan looking at the dead grass spots littering your lawn. Fortunately, we have three easy steps to fix those dry patches and return your lawn to its natural beauty: 1. Rake It Using a rake, gather up the thatch, or dead grass. Thatch often layers so thick that it creates a barrier that blocks new grass from

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Lawn Mower Maintenance Tips

As much as you dread mowing the lawn, your lawn mower has it worse. At about this point in the summer, your lawn mower has come in contact with a boatload of grass, rough weather and other elements that are continually diminishing its productivity. Check out these tips to make sure your lawn mower is in topnotch condition: Sharpen Its Blade If you’re feeling really confident in your mower maintenance skills, you can try sharpening your mower blade on your own using a metal file, but we’d recommend having a

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