Placing sod on a lawn

Sod vs. Seed for Lawns

Summer has arrived, so paying close attention to the needs of your lawn is essential to get things up and running for the warmer months. For many people, this means reviving their lawns in two ways: with seed or sod. There are several things to consider before choosing which one you’d like to use to fix your lawn. Here are some benefits and disadvantages of seed and sod.

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When To Mulch in Texas

Mulch can be applied to garden beds and on top of exposed soil to promote healthy plant growth and prevent weed growth. The Ideal level of mulch in garden beds and on top of tree roots is 2-3 inches. Mulch should be re-applied to the area once the layer has reached below 2 inches. It is important to maintain this level because if the mulch layer shrinks any further it will not carry the same insulating and weed blocking properties.

electric lawn mower in the middle of an overgrown lawn

Treating An Overgrown Lawn

After a period of heavy rain, your lawn can grow rapidly. Lawns that are not frequently watered and are more drought tolerant will process the nutrients as quickly as possible. Overgrown lawns can appear in a matter of a week, but it can also happen if a lawn has not been properly maintained for a period of time. If your yard is getting out of hand, here is what you need to know about treating an overgrown lawn.

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Can You Mow Wet Grass?

It’s certainly possible to mow wet grass and in perpetually rainy areas, it may be necessary. However, mowing wet grass is not ideal. The chlorophyll from the wet grass can stain your skin and clothes, and it takes longer to mow grass when it’s wet. The biggest reason to avoid mowing wet grass is it can do lasting damage to your lawn and mower.

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Choosing the Best Grass for Dogs

You love your pup, but even man’s best friend can create a headache from time to time, especially when it comes to your lawn. From digging holes to staining grass with their nitrogen-rich urine, dogs can ruin an impeccable stretch of grass in a single summer. Choosing the best grass for dogs is imperative to maintaining a healthy lawn.