Zoysia Grass is an Emerald Treasure

Zoysia Grass is an Emerald Treasure

Zoysia grass originated in Asia, specifically Korea, Japan, and China. Zoysia was named after Karl von Zois, an Austrian botanist, and was introduced to the United States in the early 1900’s. Zoysia grass uses both stolons and rhizomes to spread. Most species of the grass have stiff leaf blades. This is why many golfers like the grass for teeing off from a par three, because the ball sits...

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Quick Lawn

Quick Lawn

You have probably seen the television and internet ads for Quick Lawn, a product from Gardner’s Choice. My first instinct when seeing something like this is that it is probably too good to be true. TV infomercials are so often scams and should be generally avoided. However, Quick Lawn does appear to germinate more easily than regular grass seed. What they don’t tell you is that after it does...

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Types of Grass – Top Ten Varieties

Types of Grass – Top Ten Varieties

There are many different types of grasses available for your home lawn that have strengths and weaknesses. However, according to The Lawn Bible, the following list contains the most popular types of lawn grass for your home and some of their best features: Warm Season Grasses: Bermuda Grass – drought and cold tolerant, resistant to disease and spreads quickly. Perhaps the most widely...

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Synthetic Grass

Synthetic Grass

Maintaining a nice looking lawn can be a time consuming job. Some people enjoy working in their yard as an excuse for some fresh air and exercise, but in other cases, it’s just not an option for a number of different reasons. Luckily, you can have the beauty of a natural looking grassy expanse without hours of difficult physical labor. The technology behind synthetic grass has come a long way...

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St. Augustine Grass is the King of the Coast

St. Augustine Grass is the King of the Coast

St. Augustine grass is extremely popular along the Gulf Coast of the United States and other coastal regions around the world. This is due to its love of high temperatures and its tolerance of salt and various soil types including sandy soil. St. Augustine grass needs mild winter temperatures and supplemental irrigation in most cases. It has a coarse texture and spreads only through stolons. You...

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Planting Grass Seed

Planting Grass Seed

A beautiful lawn starts with a lovely bed of nice green grass. Planting grass seed is a fairly simple process, but there are several steps and precautions that need to be observed to ensure an evenly distributed result. The first thing you’ll need is a rototiller, which is a machine designed to mix up your soil in preparation for seeding. Rototillers are relatively expensive to buy, so you...

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The Benefits of Mondo Grass

The Benefits of Mondo Grass

Mondo grass is perhaps one of the most beautiful groundcover plants on the market. It is more commonly referred to as monkey grass or fountain plant. The verdant color of the plant makes it a popular alternative to traditional lawns. In addition, monkey grass never needs to be mowed and remains full and fluffy all year long. Monkey grass is a member of the lily family, but has the appearance of a...

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Kentucky Bluegrass

Kentucky Bluegrass

This turfgrass is native to most of Europe and northern Asia. It is not native to the North American region even though it is very common all over the cool, humid parts of the U.S. It is not a good grass for the South except some of the higher elevation areas and northern transition zones. Under proper growing conditions Kentucky bluegrass is known for its dark green, dense, and medium texture...

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How to Care for a Hydro Seeded Lawn

How to Care for a Hydro Seeded Lawn

Hydroseeding is a popular method for planting new grass, both commercial and residential. It offers a cost-effective way to get fast results and give you the lush, green yard you want. Caring for a hydroseeded lawn is really not that much different than caring for any newly planted lawn. Hydroseeded lawns are just like traditionally planted lawns, in that water is key in the beginning for the...

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Grass Seed

Grass Seed

There are many considerations that need to be observed when deciding what kind of grass seed to buy. Some grass types require much more maintenance than others, and most grass requires a particular climate to thrive properly. You also have to think about the characteristics of your lawn, and make sure there aren’t any issues that might become hindrances. Bunching or Creeping? One of the first...

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Fescue Grass

Fescue Grass

Fescue grass is a cool season grass good for use as lawns or for grazing. The coarse textured medium to dark green grass withstands moderate traffic and infrequent mowing. Drought tolerant and shade resistant, this grass is highly adaptable to a number of conditions and climates around the world. Native to Europe, Fescue belongs to a large group of grasses containing hundreds of species. This...

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Fake Grass

Fake Grass

Owning a home that has a large yard attached to it can be a wonderful thing as it allows room for children and pets to roam safely and can be a peaceful setting to just relax and unwind. However, the maintenance of such a beautiful yard can be time-consuming, exhausting, expensive and often frustrating. Oftentimes grass does not grow evenly, quickly, or attractively. Add in mowing, grooming, and...

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Centipede Grass

Centipede Grass

Centipede grass is a type of warm-season lawn grass that grows slow and remains low to the ground, with short, erect stems that grow to approximately 3-5 inches and spread out by stolons, or runners. The grass has a moderately coarse texture, and falls between Bermuda grass and St Augustine grass as far as stem size, shoot density, and leaf width. Though it’s a slow growing grass, it’s also...

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Buffalo Grass Meets Prairie Home

Buffalo Grass Meets Prairie Home

Buffalo grass is native to the Great Plains which stretches from Montana to as far south as Mexico. Its common name was derived from its use by the herds of buffalo to survive while inhabiting the Great Plains. Settlers also used this grass to build sod homes. Buffalo grass is a warm season grass that is known for being able to survive extreme environmental conditions. However, it does not handle...

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Best Grass for Dogs

Best Grass for Dogs

Dogs love grass. It is full of interesting odors, feels cool on their foot pads and it is a good place to leave their mark. Grass is a safe place for dogs to run and play. Dogs also like to eat grass almost like a vitamin supplement. It cleans their intestinal track and gives relief from the pain of infections. The problem is, if dogs are left to themselves they will soon ruin the very grass they...

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