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Start and Maintain a Lawn

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A beautiful lawn starts with preparation and selecting the right grass. Proper maintenance keeps it growing and looking its best.

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Cool-Season and Warm-Season Grasses

Your location determines the types of grasses that will work best. The area in the middle of the country is the transition zone. Mixtures of cool- and warm-season grasses are often necessary there, but cool-season varieties are the most successful.

Map of Cool-Season Grasses, Transitional Grasses and Warm-Season Grasses.

Popular cool-season grasses:

  • Bluegrass
  • Perennial ryegrass
  • Tall fescue
  • Fine fescue

Popular warm-season grasses:

  • Bahia
  • Common Bermuda
  • Hybrid Bermuda
  • Centipede
  • Zoysia

 These articles will help you choose the right grass for your area and establish and care for your lawn.

When to Seed and Fertilize Cool-Season Lawns

Cool-season grasses do best in the northern parts of the United States, where winter temperatures drop below freezing.

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When to Seed and Fertilize Warm-Season Lawns

Warm-season grasses grow best in the southern regions of the United States, thriving on hot summers and mild winters.

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Test and Improve Your Soil

Learn how to test and enrich your soil to make your lawn or garden grow its best.

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Choose the Right Grass for Your Lawn

Find the best grass type for your region based on soil, sun and climate.

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Seed Your Lawn

A well-manicured lawn is one of the first things people notice about your house. A good lawn starts with proper seeding.

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Fertilize Your Lawn

A lush, inviting lawn is the goal of many homeowners, but your lawn needs help from you to look its best.

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Mow Your Lawn Correctly

Learn when to mow, get mower performance pointers and more.

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8 Easy Tips for the Perfect Lawn

Find simple advice for establishing a soft, green lawn.

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