Lawn Planning

Prepare for your next lawn project by discovering our planning ideas & tips.


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When to Fertilize Your Lawn: Our Best Tips

Wondering when to fertilize your lawn? Learn about the best timing and schedule for your grass type and region in our comprehensive guide.

Exactly When to Plant Grass Seed in Spring

Wondering when to plant grass seed in spring for ideal results? Discover the best times and perfect seeding schedule for your region, plus our top tips.

How Much Does Lawn Care Cost?

Read our guide about the average lawn care cost to determine if the services are worth the price for your lawn.

How Much Does it Cost to Reseed a Lawn?

Wondering how much to budget for your lawn project? Our guide to the cost of reseeding a lawn breaks down average prices, cost factors, and the best lawn care services.

When To Apply Pre-Emergent Herbicide

Pre-emergents stop growing weeds before they’re even spotted in your lawn. Keep reading to learn more about the preventative measure, the best time to apply it, and how it can protect your lawn.

Sub-Compact Tractors: Full-Size Power in a Sub-Compact Package

When your ride-on mower isn’t quite "cutting" it, but a full-size tractor isn’t necessary or practical, a sub-compact tractor can make light work of even your toughest lawn and landscaping challenges. Here’s what you should know about these small but mighty machines.

The Best Grass That Grows in Shade

Learn the secrets of growing a lush lawn in low light—from selecting hardy shade-tolerant species to providing them with tender loving care.

The Best Weed Killers for Your Lawn for 2022

Wondering how to choose the best weed killer for your lawn? Read on to learn how weed killers work, how to apply these products, and our recommendations for the top weed killers.

TruGreen Review (2022 Guide)

Use our TruGreen review to make an informed decision on whether this lawn care expert is right for you. Learn the provider’s plans, pricing, and availability.

5 Alternatives to Grass Lawns

Consider using a substitute for grass lawn in your yard, and never mow again.

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 Choose a Riding Lawn Mower

Looking for the best riding lawn mower? This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook takes a quick look at some options.

How to Choose and Use Lawn Sprinklers

Watering smartly with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.

Which Grass is Best for Your Area?

Choose types adapted to your local climate and soil conditions. The newest varieties have greater resistance to drought and disease and need less maintenance

How to Start a New Lawn Like a Pro

Want a fresh lawn in your yard? We lined up the experts to help you choose the right turf and the best way get the greenest lawn in the neighborhood.