Grass Guide 411

Find out all you need to know about the best types of lawn for your region, lawn alternatives and how to care for your grass.
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Zoysia Grass

Heat-tolerant zoysia grass is a good option for homeowners with tough soil conditions.

Buffalo Grass

Buffalo grass is a warm season grass that is low-maintenance and drought-resistant.

Kentucky Bluegrass

Thick, vibrant Kentucky bluegrass is a classic choice for homeowners. 

Rye Grass

Fast-growing and resilient, rye fares best in areas with a consistent temperature and lots of moisture.

Bermuda Grass

Bermuda is a hardy, drought-resistant grass perfect for high traffic areas.

Fescue Grass

Fescue is shade tolerant and popular due to its adaptability to both warm and cool climates.

How to Mow

Now that you've chosen the perfect grass, it's important to learn the best way to mow.

Lawn Care Tips

Regular lawn care will help keep your yard in great shape.

Show Off Your Lawn

Clean edges help set off your lawn and make it an attractive, inviting space.

Prep for Winter

It's not all about mowing in the summer: lawns need TLC when cold season approaches too.

Lawn Weeds

Unfortunately, more than dandelions can plague a lawn. Get acquainted with all lawn weeds and how to eradicate them from your space.

No Grass!

Reduce lawn care tasks by exploring alternatives to traditional grass lawns.

More Groundcovers

This shrubby willow is just one option for a no-grass lawn. 

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Tips for Watering Lawns and Gardens

Without adequate water, plants will suffer and eventually die. Supplies can run short as rapidly growing plants draw up moisture from the soil. It's important to know what to water and how.

Watering Lawns and Gardens

Thorough, careful watering encourages deep, drought-resistant roots in your lawn and garden. Follow the steps below to ensure best results.

How to Fertilize Your Lawn and Garden

Learn how adding fertilizer can be beneficial, especially for fruits, veggies and container plants. Fertilizers can also help kick-start growth after planting and reinvigorate plants that have been pruned hard.

Lawn Care Tips to Keep Your Lawn Green and Growing

Mow, water and fertilize on a regular basis to keep your yard looking lush and tidy.

Landscape and Lawn Edging Products

Discover a range of lawn edging products and tips for creating crisp borders across your landscape

Plugging and Sprigging a Lawn

Learn how to start a brand-new warm-season lawn or patch an existing one using plugs or sprigs. 

How to Plan and Design Your Lawn

Learn how to plan and design your outdoor grass and garden spaces with these landscaping tips.

How to Prevent the Top 10 Lawn Pests and Diseases

Learn how to identify and prevent the top pests and diseases that may be harming your lawn.