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Title / Author Tags Date
Why a Fall Yard Clean-Up Is So Important for Your Lawn and Garden
Lauren Wellbank, Martha Stewart Living
Fall Gardening, Lawn 10/5/21
Monty Don says repairing lawns should be done this weekend – and offers top tips
Megan Slack, Homes & Gardens
Lawn 9/25/21
6 common lawn care mistakes homeowners make during fall — and how you can avoid them
Yahoo Canada
Lawn 9/13/21
How to aerate your lawn in the fall — and why it’s so important
Veronica Sparks, 21 Oak
Lawn 9/9/21
Fall Armyworms Are Attacking Lawns and Crops on ‘Unprecedented’ Scale
David Kindy, Smithsonian Magazine
Lawn, Pest Control 9/7/21
How to repair lawn patches with seed: simple steps for healthy grass
Holly Crossley, Gardening, etc.
Lawn 8/30/21
4 reasons to let your lawn grow wild
Angely Mercado, Popular Science
Lawn 8/21/21
Why Letting Your Grass Turn Brown in Summer Is Totally Okay
Lynn Coulter, Better Homes & Gardens
Lawn, Summer Gardening 7/12/21
No Mow May: Here's why you shouldn't mow your lawn this month
It's for a very important reason., House Beautiful
Lawn, Pollinators 5/8/21
Lawn growers throw in the trowel as meadows replace perfect stripes
Patrick Barkham, The Guardian
Environmental Causes, Lawn, Native Plants 3/13/21
The history of lawns
Rory Dusoir, Gardens Illustrated
Lawn 9/4/20
How to Get Rid of Crabgrass and Keep It From Coming Back
Kelly Roberson, Better Homes & Gardens
Lawn, Pest Control 7/13/20
The 160-year-old reason you’re obsessed with your lawn
Grace Wade, Popular Science
Environmental Causes, Lawn 6/1/20
Go Figure, But a 'Convert Your Lawn to Prairie' Webinar is the Hottest Ticket in Town
Patty Wetli, WTTW
Lawn, Online Courses, Prairies 5/22/20
Americans’ need for a perfect lawn comes down to neighborhood peer pressure
Grace Wade, Popular Science
Environmental Causes, Lawn 11/21/19
Hate raking leaves? There’s an easier method.
Grace Wade, Popular Science
Lawn 10/16/19
How to create a perfectly imperfect lawn
Anna Brooks, Popular Science
Lawn 6/15/18
How to Grow Grass in the Shade
DIY Network
Lawn, Shade Gardening

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