Last-Minute Fall Lawn Care Tips

As we creep into November, most gardeners are rushing to finish any last-minute tasks they have not completed — including buttoning up the lawn for the year. This late in the year, you really only have two things to deal with in terms of your fall lawn care. By the end of October, according to…

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Assessing Winter Damage

April really is the cruelest month for gardeners in the North. It’s the time when we see all the damage that has occurred over winter. While brown spots on the lawn, snow mold and dead-looking branches on shrubs (not to mention nibbled branches) are disappointing, most winter damage is not permanent. Here’s a rundown on…

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What Your Lawn Needs This Fall

Fall is the prime time to do lawn maintenance: fertilizing, weed control, aerating, reseeding even. But what does your lawn really need this fall: Water! We recently came upon a University of Minnesota Extension press release about fall lawn maintenance. In it, extension turf grass guru Sam Bauer says: The lack of precipitation in August…

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