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Does Your Lawn Mower Need New Blades?

While it would be nice if lawn mower blades stayed sharp for years, requiring little or no maintenance, this outcome is unlikely for hardworking machines.

4 Ways to Prevent Japanese Beetles

In researching an article I recently wrote, I came across some interesting information about preventing Japanese beetles in the garden. I thought I might share the advice with you now so you’ll be better prepared to battle them next season.

Fertilizer Factor

I spent the morning mowing the lawn. It’s a beautiful day here, and even riding the mower was a pleasure. I don’t often write about my lawn because I really don’t care that much about it. I’m not one of those people who think of the lawn as part of the garden. We don’t really do much to it except mow. Don’t get me wrong, I love the look of a lush, green, well-maintained lawn, but I don’t think a person needs to spend time and money to have that. It’s not worth it to me, I guess.