Tag Archives: lawn

Will the Great American Lawn get a Make-over?

by Susan Harris
You bet it’ll get a make-over -  if the Lawn Reform Coalition has anything to say about it.  They’re a group of garden communicators from around the country who’ve …

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Now’s the time to correct soil compaction under your lawn

By Gene Sumi Homestead Education Coordinator
If your lawn looks barren of turf and the only green plants that are thriving are the weeds, your soil may be seriously compacted.  Compaction will appear as …

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September Garden Chores – What I’m Really Doing


by Susan Harris

Edibles
Finally, I can rip out the remains of my truly sad crop of summer vegetables (or technically fruit – whatever) and try my …

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Why we Carry Jonathan Green Grass Seed

We’re big fans of Jonathan Green Grass Seed, so we’re happy to pass along company president and seedsman Barry Green’s story about how they developed it.

by Barry Green
Our business was founded generations …

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It’s Almost Time to Overseed or Patch Your Lawn


by Susan Harris
If you have a lawn service, great; everything’s being taken care of.  But for MOST of you, listen up.   If your lawn …

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What I really do in the garden in August

by Susan Harris
Again, this isn’t one of those looong lists of “chores” in the garden.  I’m a gardener of the low-maintenance school, and I always want to know: What do …

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Sumi on Surviving this Horrible Summer

by Susan Harris

This is NOT a normal summer, Gene Sumi told shoppers during Homestead’s Myrtle Festival – in the middle of the longest hot spell in anyone’s memory.  It all started …

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Front-yard make-over. Goodbye lawn, hello creeping perennials.

by Gardening Coach  Susan Harris

I liked my front lawn just fine, really.  The perfect oval surrounded by mixed borders looked nicely put together, and the lawn took all of five minutes to …

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Mike McGrath on Organic Lawn Care

by Susan Harris

The nationally famous gardening guru Mike McGrath talked about “How to Get your Lawn Off Drugs” yesterday at Homestead, then stayed to answer …

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What to do in your Garden in March

by Susan Harris
Here’s what most people do. They wait until it’s already warm and colorful outdoors before noticing that their yards look pretty bad and wondering what they can do to change …

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Read about my alternative lawn in Fine Gardening Magazine!

by Susan Harris
Fine Gardening was my main source of gardening education and inspiration for years and years, and it got me through many a winter (though none as long as this …

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