Planting a Lawn

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How to Know If Your Lawn Area Is Level

Leveling and grading the ground around your home in preparation for planting grass seed for a new lawn can be a fairly simple but strenuous task. Good grass is only one and probably the least important [more…]

How to Level Your Lawn Area

Before you put in a new lawn you need to level and grade the space. If your ground is relatively level, gently sloped, and has no major impediments like huge boulders, you probably can grade your lawn [more…]

What You Need to Irrigate Your Lawn

The basic components of your lawn irrigation system are control valves, pipes, pipe fittings, risers, sprinkler heads, and controllers. You need to know these components and what each does, whether you’re [more…]

How to Lay Sod for a New Lawn

Laying sod is a gratifying experience—you get a new, green lawn in no time! The time to lay sod is early morning before it gets too hot. The soil in the planting area should be moist, not soggy or dry. [more…]

How to Plant a Lawn Using Plugs of Sod

One way to get your new lawn started is to plant plugs—a small, 2- to 3-inch-wide, -square or -round piece of sod. One thing’s for sure, planting plugs does save money. A square yard of sod provides 2, [more…]

How to Install Lawn Edgings

Edgings help give your lawn a very finished and manicured look. They help prevent grass from migrating onto any sidewalks, gravel, or mulched areas along the edges of your lawn. They also help keep ground [more…]

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