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Lawn Maintenance

Our lawn maintenance tips can help you keep your home cost efficient, safe & cozy.

What Is Grass Rust and How to Remove It (2022)

Your lawn isn’t actually rusting, but it may have a fungal disease that weakens the grass blades and sheds orange powder. Fortunately, although this infection weakens turfgrass, it rarely kills it. We’ll show you how to get rid of it.

How to Get Rid of Clover in Your Lawn Naturally

If you don’t want clover taking over your lawn, there are several natural and organic ways to get rid of it—no harsh chemicals needed.

Summer Lawn Care Tips (2022)

Wondering how to care for your lawn in the summer? We have all the top tips to keep your lawn lush in the hot summer months.

How to Get Rid of Lawn Grubs

If grubs have invaded your lawn, you have both all-natural options and chemical treatments to get rid of them. We’ll show you how.

Lawn Aeration: Why It’s Important and How to Do It

Lawn aeration is key to lawn maintenance, but you might not always know when you need it. Read this aeration to guide to learn how, when, and why to aerate your lawn.

NaturaLawn of America Review (2022)

If you’re looking for environmentally friendly lawn care services, NaturaLawn of America may be right for you.


How to Seed a New Lawn

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook plants a new lawn from seed


How to De-thatch a Lawn

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook breathes new life into a suffocating lawn.

The Best Year-Round Lawn Care Schedule

Creating a plan of attack for your lawn care is critical. Here’s your best lawn care schedule, broken down season by season.


How to Fertilize a Lawn

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and host Kevin O'Connor discuss proper techniques for feeding a lush, green lawn.

How to Remove Mole Crickets

Mole crickets are a major nuisance in any lawn, tunneling through soil and tearing up turfgrass. Read on to find out how to identify them, flush them out, and get rid of them.

How to Restore a Lawn Full of Weeds

Read our handy guide on how to restore a weedy, patchy lawn to its former glory.

What is Hydroseeding?

Hydroseeding is a convenient, cost-effective way to plant grass seed, but like seeding and laying sod, it has its pros and cons.

Spring Lawn Care Tips (2022)

Taking care of your lawn in the spring is the key to a lush, healthy lawn all year-round. Here are the top tips to achieve your dream lawn.

What Is Snow Mold & How to Remove It

If the snow melts in your yard but the grass is still covered in patches of white, you may have snow mold. We’ll explain what snow mold is and how to prevent it from affecting your lawn.

How to Treat Your Lawn Organically

Break your lawn's addiction to synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and herbicides and choose organic lawn care instead.

How to Winterize a Lawn Mower

An end-of-summer tune-up keeps power lawn equipment in top shape. Learn how to care for a lawn mower with these steps.

How to Sharpen Lawn Mower Blades

Sharpen your blades before you retire your mower this year, and save yourself some work come spring

Brown Spots in Grass: Identification and Prevention

Your lawn could have brown spots for a variety of reasons—fungus, excessive thatch, and poor soil quality, to name a few. We’ll show you how to identify, repair, and prevent brown spots.

How to Grow Grass Fast

There’s no secret trick to get grass to grow overnight, but here are the top tips to get your grass to grow in thick and lush as fast as it can.

The Complete Guide to Lawn Fertilizer Services

Fertilization is key for a healthy, thriving lawn, but it can take a lot of work and expertise. Consider hiring a professional lawn fertilizer service to get a gorgeous, healthy lawn.

End-of-Summer Yard and Garden Cleanup Tips

Give your lawn and garden the care they need by removing debris, dividing crowded perennials, and adding mulch—so plants can come back stronger.

Pro Tips to Get Your House Ready for Warmer Weather

Spring is here, so it’s time to prime the house and garden for the warm-weather months ahead. Read on for tips on how to get everything ready for the summer.


How to Fix a Patchy, Weedy Lawn

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook resuscitates a dying lawn

Cordless Lawn Mowers That Won’t Quit

We’re living in the golden age of cordless lawn mowers. Not long ago, these quiet, smokeless cutters had anemic batteries that made you wish you were mowing with gas.

How to Get Your Lawn Lush and Green

Looking for the best tips on how to get grass to grow? Follow our advice to set your lawn on the right path.

Do-It-Yourself Lawn Care Schedule

What grass zone do you live in? When to fertilize, water, mow, and deal with weeds and pests depends on where you live.


How to Sharpen Mower Blades

Cutting grass cleanly with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.

Mow Like a Pro

If you’ve got a big, beautiful lawn, chances are you spend a lot of time and energy maintaining it. Here are a few ways a zero-turn mower can help you get a healthy, professional-looking lawn—in less time, and with less effort.

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Lawn School: Weed Control

This Old House Landscaper, Roger Cook shares his tips for homeowners on caring for their lawns and keeping weed growth under control.


How to Tune Up Your Lawn Mower

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares his top five tips for keeping your lawn mower running smoothly.


How to Choose Grass Seed

Picking the appropriate grass seed with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook and turf expert Mary Owen