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Lawn Care Guides consists of blogs focused on lawn care subject matters. From mowing to soil management, this Sod University category covers all of the major questions homeowners frequently ask.

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Transforming Your Lawn with Santee Centipede Grass – Your Low-Maintenance Lawn Solution
If you’re looking for the perfect, hassle-free lawn, look no further than ...
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How to Read a Grass Seed Label
Just as the right blueprints lead to a sturdy, beautiful home, understanding ...
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10 Fun Summer Backyard Ideas
Summer is the perfect season to enjoy the great outdoors, especially in ...
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How to Grow a Centipede Lawn
Centipede grass is a popular choice for lawns in warmer climates, thanks ...
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The Best Centipede Grass Seed for Home Lawns
Home lawns throughout the southern two-thirds of the United States are filled ...
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Spring Lawn Care Tips
Spring Lawn Care Tips
With the first day of spring approaching, warmer weather signals plants to ...
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Spring Care Tips for Your Zoysia Lawn
Spring is almost here! The birds are chirping, bees are buzzing and ...
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Spring Care Tips for Your St. Augustine Lawn
With the arrival of spring comes colorful, blooming flowers, singing birds and ...
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Spring Care Tips for Your Bermuda Grass Lawn
Spring is almost here! The birds are chirping, bees are buzzing and ...
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Spring Care Tips for Your Centipede Grass Lawn
Spring is almost here! The birds are chirping, bees are buzzing and ...
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Spring Care Tips for Your Bluegrass or Fescue Lawn
Spring is right around the corner and with it comes warmer temperatures, ...
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The Essential Spring Lawn Preparation Buying Guide
Welcome to our Spring Prep Buying Guide, a curated selection for optimal ...
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New Year Lawn Goals for 2024
As we enter the new year, many new goals may be set ...
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Winter Lawn Care Tips
Winter Lawn Care Tips
Winter lawn care for a wide variety of turfgrasses slightly differs from ...
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Fall Secrets to Achieve a Healthy Spring Lawn
The changing of seasons often brings certain adjustments to your regular lawn ...
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Fall Time Leaves On Grass Front Lawn
Autumn’s Fallen Leaves: How To Manage Them
Many are excited to finally welcome fall’s brisk temperatures and the changing ...
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Fall Care Tips for Your Bluegrass or Fescue Lawn
The heat of the summer is coming to an end and the ...
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Fall Maintenance Centipede Home Lawn
Fall Care Tips for Your Centipede Lawn
The first day of fall is approaching and with the changing of ...
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Fall Care Tips for Your Bermuda Grass Lawn
Fall is finally here! With it comes changing leaves, cooler temperatures and ...
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Fall Care Tips for Your St. Augustine Lawn
With the changing of the seasons also comes the changing of temperatures, ...
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Fall Care Tips for Your Zoysia Lawn
Fall lawn maintenance differs from that of spring and summer maintenance. With ...
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Fall Lawn Care Tips
It's time to get prepared for fall lawn care with the colder ...
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How to Water Your Lawn in the Summer
Many homeowners aim to maintain to keep their lawns hydrated in the ...
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Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Bluegrass or Fescue Lawn
Summer Care Tips for Your Bluegrass or Fescue Lawn
Summer is here and it’s time to get outside and enjoy the ...
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Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Centipede Lawn
Summer Care Tips for Your Centipede Lawn
During the warm summer months, maintaining a thriving, healthy centipede grass lawn ...
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Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Bermuda Grass Lawn
Summer Care Tips for Your Bermuda Grass Lawn
It’s time to soak up the sun this summer season! Whether you’re ...
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Summer Maintenance Tips St. Augustine
Summer Care Tips for Your St. Augustine Lawn
In the summer heat, proper care for St. Augustine grass is vital ...
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Summer Maintenance Tips For Your Zoysia Lawn
Summer Care Tips for Your Zoysia Lawn
During summer's peak, maintaining a zoysia lawn properly is vital for its ...
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Summer Lawn Maintenance Tips
Summer Lawn Care Tips
In the heat of summer, lawn maintenance is essential for a lush, ...
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Father’s Day Lawn and Garden Gift Ideas
Father’s Day is Sunday, June 19th and what better way to show ...
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Mother’s Day Lawn and Garden Gift Ideas
What better way to celebrate all of the mothers in our lives ...
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The Best Paspalum Grass Seed for Home Lawns
Seashore paspalum grass is a globally popular turfgrass that thrives from Florida ...
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The Best Bermuda Grass Seed for Home Lawns
Bermuda grass is a popular warm season grass selection used primarily throughout the southern ...
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There’s No Such Thing as EMPIRE Zoysia Grass Seed
Buy EMPIRE Zoysia Plugs Online Looking for EMPIRE Zoysia Grass Seed? You ...
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There’s No Such Thing as St. Augustine Grass Seed!
Many who move to the South mistakenly believe that St. Augustine lawns ...
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How to Use Grass Plugs to Test Shade Tolerance
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Sod University ...
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What are Grass Plugs and How to Use Them
What is a grass plug? A grass plug is a turf plant ...
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Zoysia Sod Facts
Zoysia Sod Facts
Zoysia sod is one of the most frequently installed turfgrasses throughout the ...
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When is the Best Time to Lay Sod in South Carolina?
For many homeowners, spring seems like the best time to lay sod ...
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How Much Does Sod Cost?
Typically, homeowners can expect to spend between $3,000 and $7,500 for sod ...
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New Lawn Frequently Asked Questions
New Lawn Frequently Asked Questions
For homeowners, there are few projects that make more of an impact ...
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What is Sod?
If you’re interested in a new lawn or enjoy learning about everything ...
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How Can a Master Gardener Help with My Lawn and Garden?
Maintaining a healthy lawn or garden often presents certain challenges along the ...
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When is the Best Time to Lay Sod in Florida?
If you're thinking of laying fresh sod on your lawn and want ...
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How to Prepare Your Garden for Spring
These winter months seem to stretch on forever! Instead of staying shut ...
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10 Essential Lawn & Garden Books
Whether you enjoy gardening or just want to look after your lawn, ...
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Turf Colorant: A Great Option for Maintaining Winter Color in Warm Season Lawns
Warm season lawns go dormant in the winter while cool season lawns do not. ...
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Zoysia Vs St Augustine Grass
Zoysia vs. St. Augustine Turf Wars
There are many different turfgrass varieties to choose from when it comes ...
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Winterizing Your Lawn Mower
With winter months ahead, it is important to consider taking time and ...
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St. Augustine vs. Bermuda Grass
St. Augustine vs. Bermuda Grass Turf Wars
Sod University presents our second issue of Turf Wars: St. Augustine vs. ...
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All About EMPIRE Zoysia Sod
All About EMPIRE Zoysia Sod
EMPIRE Zoysia is a revolutionary medium-bladed, dark green zoysiagrass. Often sought out ...
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How to Make Your Grass Greener
Your outdoor landscape always looks its best when it’s lush and green. ...
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Palmetto St Augustines Grass Blades
All About Palmetto St. Augustine Sod
With more than two billion sq. ft. sold, Palmetto® St. Augustine is the most ...
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Celebration Bermudagrass
Popular Bermuda Grass Varieties in the Carolinas
Bermuda grass, one of the most popular warm season grass varieties in ...
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How Many Square Feet in a Pallet of Sod
How Many Square Feet are in a Pallet of Sod?
Considering a new lawn and wondering about sod coverage? The square footage ...
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St. Augustine Grass Facts
St. Augustine grass is a staple for home lawns in the South. ...
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Palmetto vs. Floratam St. Augustine
Palmetto vs. Floratam St. Augustine Grass
Many of us lawn lovers enjoy making the most of our outdoor ...
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Zoysia Versus Bermuda Grass Turf Wars
Zoysia vs. Bermuda Grass
Previous Turf Wars saw Zoysia tie with St. Augustine and Bermuda defeating ...
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EMPIRE Lawn Gulf Coast
The Best Grass for the Gulf Coast
With gorgeous beaches and beautiful, year-long weather, it’s no wonder many enjoy ...
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Celebration Bermuda Newly Sodded Grass Lawn
How to Care for New Bermuda Grass Sod
Congratulations on your newly sodded bermuda grass lawn! If you are like ...
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A Not-So-Difficult Irrigation Audit Guide
Watering is essential for any natural lawn. Whether using sprinklers, relying on ...
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Bermuda Grass Weed Control
Bermuda Grass Weed Control
If there’s one thing that can spoil an otherwise healthy, thriving bermuda ...
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Grass Blades In Summer Heat Sunshine Lawn
How to Help Your Lawn Beat the Summer Heat
The summer heat can not only be tough on you—it’s also really ...
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The Best St. Augustine Grass for Southern Texas
If you’re a Southern Texas homeowner, you may have noticed an abundance ...
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The Best Grass for Low Maintenance
Looking to buy sod for your lawn? There are tons of factors ...
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How to Care for New Zoysia Sod
Congratulations on your newly sodded zoysia lawn! If you are like most ...
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How to Care for New St. Augustine Sod
Congratulations on your newly sodded St. Augustine lawn! If you are like ...
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Annual vs. Perennial Ryegrass Seed
Annual and perennial ryegrass seeds are popular for overseeding golf courses, sports ...
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Celebration Bermuda Grass Home Lawn In Southern Texas
Popular Bermuda Grass Varieties in Southern Texas
Are you a homeowner in Southern Texas looking for the best bermuda ...
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St Augustine Grass Invading Growing Into Soil
How to Keep St. Augustine Out of EMPIRE Zoysia Lawns
When it comes to regular lawn maintenance, getting your lawn to look ...
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Lawn Irrigation Guide
On average, the typical lawn needs about one inch of water per ...
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Common Types of St. Augustine Grass in the Carolinas
The Carolinas are home to many weather conditions depending on the location ...
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How to Care for New Sod
Congratulations on your newly sodded lawn! If you are like most homeowners, ...
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St Augustine Grass In Florida Home Lawn
Popular St. Augustine Grass Varieties in Florida
Florida residents know that when it comes to choosing a grass for ...
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How to Prepare Your Lawn for Spring in 12 Simple Steps
There’s not a lot of outdoor maintenance to perform during the colder ...
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Common Types of Bermuda Grass
Common Types of Bermuda Grass
Choosing a type of grass for your lawn can become daunting—after all, ...
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Popular Bermuda Grass Varieties in Florida
There are a couple of different things to pay attention to when ...
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The Best Grass for the Carolinas
If you live in the Carolinas and you’re looking to install grass ...
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The Best Grass for Shade in Atlanta
The Best Grass for Shade in Atlanta
Many Atlanta homeowners are fortunate to have properties shaded with large, beautiful ...
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The Best Southern California Sod
The Best Southern California Sod
With the multiple grass varieties available to the Southern California homeowner, many ...
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Best Grass for Shade in Florida
The Best Grass for Shade in Florida
For Florida homeowners who are interested in buying sod for their lawns, ...
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Popular Zoysia Varieties in Florida
With rain, humidity, heat and even hurricanes, living in the state of ...
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When to Plant Grass Seed
When to Plant Grass Seed
The choice of grass seed—warm or cool season—depends on your location and ...
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The Best Grass for Shade in North and South Carolina
The Best Grass for Shade in North and South Carolina
Are you a homeowner in the Carolinas looking to buy sod for ...
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The Best Grass for Texas
The Best Grass for Low Maintenance in Texas
Are you interested in buying sod for your Texas home lawn? One ...
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Popular Zoysia Varieties in the Carolinas
Zoysia grass is native to Asia, but has been a popular choice ...
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EMPIRE: The Zoysia Grass Designed for Florida
EMPIRE® Zoysia, The Proven Zoysia Grass®, has been the standard across Florida ...
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The Best Grass for Low Maintenance in Atlanta
Installing a new lawn can be a lot of fun when it ...
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How to Thicken Your Lawn
A thicker, healthier and lush lawn really stands out in a neighborhood. ...
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When is the Best Time to Plant Grass Plugs?
Grass plugs are becoming a more popular way to fill in bare ...
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Common Types of Zoysia Grass
Common Types of Zoysia Grass
EMPIRE Zoysia Innovation Zoysia CitraZoy Zoysia Geo Zoysia Meyer Zoysia Palisades Zoysia ...
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The Best Grass for Low Maintenance in the Carolinas
Selecting the type of turfgrass you want in a lawn is probably ...
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Grass Plugs Growth Progress
Summer Grass Plugs Update
Grass plugs are becoming more commonly used amongst homeowners for various reasons: ...
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The Best Grass for Low Maintenance in Florida
Selecting a type of turfgrass you want in a lawn is probably ...
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Sod U’s Most FAQs
Sod University receives an abundance of questions each week about lawn and ...
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The Best Grass for Pets
The Best Grass for Pets
Many of us share our homes and lawns with beloved four legged ...
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Palmetto St Augustines Grass Blades
St. Augustine Grass Types
It is good to know that there are options to choose from ...
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The Best Grass for Florida
The Best Grass for Florida
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive at Sod Solutions ...
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Mowing EMPIRE Turf Zoysiagrass with a Rotary Mower
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive by those considering ...
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Centipede Grass Facts
Centipede Grass Facts
Centipede grass is one of the most commonly used turfgrass for home ...
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Celebration Bermuda Grass Farm Cut Sod
All About Bermuda Grass Sod
Bermuda grass is one of the most popular warm season turfgrass varieties ...
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Innovation Versus Citrablue Plugs Planted Spring
Spring Grass Plugs Update
One of the most cost effective alternatives to installing sod is planting ...
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Prepare Your Lawn for Spring
Spring will be here before you know it, and the time to ...
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When to Water Newly Installed Sod
With a newly installed lawn comes post-installation care while it grows and ...
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Types of Sod for Your Lawn
Selecting a new type of grass for your lawn is no small ...
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2019 Grass Top View Sod University
Sod University 2019 Best Of: A Highlight of Sod U’s Most Popular Blogs
This year, the Sod U team has been proud to bring you ...
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Fall Grass Plugs
Fall Grass Plugs Update
Grass plugs are a great option for repairing damaged spots in your ...
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The Best Time to Lay Sod
When is the Best Time to Lay Sod?
Many homeowners frequently ask, "When is the best time to lay new ...
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Love Your Lawn: Sod University’s Seven Summer Blogs
The summer heat is here! Along with the increasing temperatures and summer ...
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EMPIRE Zoysia Challenge: Quiz & Prize
Do you know how to take care of your EMPIRE zoysiagrass like ...
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Empire Zoysia Home Lawn
The First Mow of the Spring for EMPIRE
One of the most important guidelines for maintaining healthy EMPIRE® Zoysiagrass and other zoysia ...
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Grass Soil And Roots
Soil Management for Lawns and Gardens
Have you ever heard of the saying that you are what you ...
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Lawn Mowing Guide
Regularly mowing your lawn promotes vertical growth and lateral density; it also ...
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St Augustine Stolon Growing Into Bare Soil
What are Stolons and Rhizomes?
Understanding the definition of a stolon and how it differs from a ...
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Winterizing Your Lawn
It is cooling down quickly in many parts of the United States. ...
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The Best Grass for Shade
The Best Grass for Shade
Growing grass in shady conditions is a common challenge for many homeowners. ...
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Home Lawn Mulch Installed In Bed
Pine Straw vs. Mulch
Well-designed and maintained beds are one of the most important components of ...
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All Things Irrigation
Irrigation is not a new invention. In fact, the first irrigation technology ...
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How Do I Know How Much Sod I Need for My Yard?
After determining that your lawn needs new grass, it’s time to measure ...
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Man Composting
Composting 101
Composting is no longer a well-kept secret. Many homeowners have heard about ...
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Top View Of Dethatching Grass
Why You Should Dethatch a Lawn
Although it takes some knowledge and a concerted effort, effectively dethatching a lawn ...
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The Language Of Sod
The Language of Sod 101
cool-season grasses – For the most part, cool season grasses grow well in ...
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Sod Farm Pallets Harvesting
Why Sod?
For those serious about their grass, golf course superintendents, stadium managers, recreational ...
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What Kind of Grass Grows in the Shade?
What Kind of Grass Grows in the Shade?
Shade is one of the most challenging landscape issues. All turfgrass varieties ...
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Cool Season Grass Zone And Warm Season Grass Zone Map United States
Warm Season vs. Cool Season Grass
When choosing a grass for your lawn, it is important to have ...
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