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BUSTING URBAN MYTH? ANDREW CARNEGIE AS LAWNFATHER
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BUSTING URBAN MYTH? ANDREW CARNEGIE AS LAWNFATHER

Ever wondered who’s responsible for Americans’ fascination with lawns? One apocryphal tale suggests it was steel magnate Andrew Carnegie who popularized lawns in America. Rumor has it that he missed ...

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April 29, 2019

BUSTING URBAN MYTH? ANDREW CARNEGIE AS LAWNFATHER

Ever wondered who’s responsible for Americans’ fascination with lawns? One apocryphal tale suggests it was steel magnate Andrew Carnegie who popularized lawns in America. Rumor has it that he missed ...

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April 29, 2019

CONFESSIONS OF A 99% LAWNOWNER

I have a confession to make. My grass isn’t green and full like it should be. I’ve been in a battle with my splotchy brown lawn ever since I moved into my house four years ago. I’ve tried everything i...

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April 26, 2019

GETTING PROACTIVE MANAGING THE SUPER BLOOM

Exactly six months ago, wildfires destroyed more property and killed more people than any in recent California history. According to Cal Fire, the state firefighting agency, more than 100 people peris...

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April 24, 2019

HEDGE TRIMMING CAN BE SHEER FUN

Spoiler alert: The infamous Stanley Hotel on Easter is anything but terrifying. On this particular Sunday, the hedge maze where actor Jack Nicholson chased after his son wielding an ax in The Shining ...

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April 24, 2019

Start the Lawn Care Season Right

Spring has finally sprung and lawns are coming back to life. Early lawn care is the key to healthy landscapes all summer long, and taking a look at your mowing, trimming, and gardening tools is a good...

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April 23, 2019

Earth Day Reminder: Sustainability is Good Medicine for Landscapes

From its first celebration in 1970, Earth Day has grown to a global reminder that we humans are a large part of our planet’s ecosystem and that each of us has a role to play in keeping it healthy and ...

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April 23, 2019

A PITTSBURGH PERSPECTIVE: IN DEFENSE OF LAWNS

I have learned three things since I moved from Los Angeles, California to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania five years ago: Cold winters aren’t very much fun after around the third week of snow.Pittsburgh riva...

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April 14, 2019

Top Six Complaints that Customers have about their Commercial Lawn Mowing Contractor

Customer loyalty is a critical factor to building a profitable lawn maintenance business. You don’t want to be replacing all your clients each year so make sure you aren’t making any of these top mist...

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April 13, 2019

TRIMMING—THE MARTHA DIFFERENCE

Martha Stewart has a lot of juice in cooking, DIY crafts, home décor tops and party planning. She and Snoop Dogg are back for Season 3 this month cooking up trouble on Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Din...

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April 11, 2019

BEAT THE BUNNY

Easter falls on April 21, this year, later than usual, making the special Sunday the perfect deadline for a first time mowing of your yard. But don’t pull out the mower just yet. You’re best advised t...

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April 09, 2019

TAKE YOUR LAWN TO BALLPARK LEVELS

When Major League Baseball season opened March 28, 2019, the earliest day ever in the MLB, Richard Justice, who has covered Major League Baseball for more than three decades, announced his picks for t...

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March 16, 2019

Lawn and Turfgrass Facts and Stats

Interesting information for the commercial lawn mowing professional about the positive impact of turfgrass

These turfgrass statistics from the lawninstitute.org for commercial lawnmowing professionals that may surprise you: There are millions of grass plants in 1/4 acre lawn - In a well maintained, thick ...

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