Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Deal With Grass Fungal Diseases on Your Lawn

Diseases caused by lawn fungus can be challenging to deal with, but the right lawn care practices can go a long way toward prevention.
Lawn after applying layer of topsoil.

Top-Dressing to Improve the Soil in Your Lawn

A nice, thick lawn requires healthy soil as its base, but this can be difficult to do once grass is established. The process of adding a thin layer of soil on top of your lawn is a great way to improve it without disturbing existing grass. Learn this technique in five easy steps.

Brown Spots on Lawn: How to Identify the Cause

Brown spots in lawns are frustrating to deal with! Read on for a checklist to help you determine the cause in your yard.
Purebred English bulldog dog canine pet walking towards viewer getting exercise outside in yard grass

The Key to Keeping Dogs Off Your Lawn

Do you have a hard time keeping strays and neighborhood dogs off your lawn? Here are some of the most effective things you can do to keep your lawn dog-free.
Roundup (glyphosate) Weed Killer

When to Plant After Using Roundup Weed Killer

Ron asks, “How long do I have to wait to plant after spraying weeds with Roundup?”

While Roundup (glyphosate) weed killer breaks down quickly, you should wait a few days before planting. Read on to find out more.
Pile of dirt from hole in yard.

Identifying the Cause of Holes in Your Lawn

Jan asks, “My lawn is full of holes. What could be causing them, and what should I do about it?”

Small holes in your lawn are almost always caused by a digging or burrowing creature, and before you can address the problem you have to identify the cause.
dead lawn

Help for Fertilizer Burn in Lawn Grass

Fertilizer burn from over-applying chemical fertilizer is one of the quickest ways to damage or kill grass. Read on to learn how to treat it.
Cutting grass with a Toro Recycler All-Wheel Drive lawn mower.

What Is the Proper Mowing Height for Grass in Your Yard?

Rasheem asks, “How low, or high, should I cut the grass in my lawn?”

The proper height to mow your lawn depends on the type of grass, the season, and the growing conditions. Read on for our handy chart to find your lawn's height.
Centipede grass lawn.

When and How to Fertilize Centipede Grass

Bill asks, “When is the proper time to apply fertilizer to centipede grass? Should I use a weed and feed product?"

Centipede grass is a warm-season grass that can be damaged if weed control products are applied too early. Here are tips for proper application.