Recent Organic Lawn Articles

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7 Simple Steps To The Healthy Lawn Of Your Dreams

Posted by Laura Firszt | Apr 23, 2017

If lawns are supposed to be green and lush, why in the world – despite your best efforts -- does yours always end up looking kind of brownish and drab? Take heart. Turning a...

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9 Wasteful Yard Care Habits and How to Kick Them

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jun 29, 2014

Summer means balmy weather, longer evenings and a more leisurely pace of life. If you’d love to sit back and enjoy your garden but are too busy planting weeding and watering,...

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Don’t Bag Those Grass Clippings – Use Them!

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 07, 2014

Like it or not, cutting the grass is a chore that needs to be done on a regular basis by anyone who has a lawn. But once you’re finished mowing, what do you do with all the grass...

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Your Guide to Green Lawn Care

Posted by Katie Marks | Sep 25, 2013

There's nothing quite like a sweep of emerald-green lawn, is there? It's a beautiful thing to see, but unfortunately, lawns are often laden with toxic chemicals: harsh chemical fertilizers;...

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Going Bananas for Backyard Chickens!

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Jul 09, 2013

There are so many reasons to keep backyard chickens, which is why so many people are jumping on the backyard chicken train! From the country to the suburbs to tiny city yards, folks...

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How Not to Get Stung By Bees

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Apr 15, 2013

It is no secret that the author of this article is a big fan of honey bees and bumble bees, and an unabashed promoter of bee-friendly landscaping. That is why I choose to begin this...

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Fun DIY Bird Feeder Ideas

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | Mar 12, 2013

With spring on the way, it's time to start crafting fun bird feeders to attract helpful birds to your yard. Some birds help to pollinate flowering and fruit-bearing plants, and some...

This doghouse at the Main Botanical Gardens has a green roof. Photo: InAweofG-d'sCreations/Flickr.

Humane and Healthy Doghouse Ideas

Posted by Cris Carl | Dec 17, 2012

There are hundreds of dog houses to choose from on the market. If you have decided you want your dog to live full-time or part-time outdoors, you will need to consider appropriate size...