You know a healthy lawn when you see it: a smooth, lush green carpet, perfect for cartwheels and croquet. So why doesn't your lawn look like that? To get that perfect lawn you may have to change your mindset, says landscape designer Gary Alan (www.garyalan.com).
"You know how in golf they say 'Be the ball'? Well, you've got to be the grass. You've got to think about what it needs" Gary says. The basics, he says, are pretty simple: sun, water and fertilizer.
Once you get those down, everyone's happy - you and your lawn. Here's how to get started.
Planting a new lawn is like any good adventure: preparation and planning are key. No matter which planting method you plan to use, you need to prepare the area thoroughly to banish weeds.
From using leftover coffee beans to preventing dirt from getting underneath fingernails.
Master gardener Paul James shares his top 14 tips and shortcuts to make spring gardening a breeze.
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