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Aeration: A Handy Hand Tool May Do the Trick

If your lawn is hard, almost painful to walk on, you might need to aerate. If you lawn is coated with weeds, especially plantain and crabgrass, you probably need to aerate. If you try to drive a shovel in the ground and all you come up with is a thimble full of hard-pan clay, you definitely need to aerate. And do it now if you want to take a major step toward having a better lawn next season. ...

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Fall Lawn Tasks: Here’s the Primer

In the northern half of the nation, the days are still warm, the nights are cool and Mother Nature usually provides plenty of rain. The humidity drops, biting insects take a break and garden centers start putting many products on sale. ...

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The Marblehead Organic Lawn Videos: The Ones the Chemical Industry Never Wanted Anyone to See

[caption id="attachment_5582" align="alignleft" width="432"] Chip Osborne, left, has made a career out of teaching other municipalities how to follow the example of his hometown, Marblehead, Mass.[/caption] STORY OF FIRST U.S. TOWN TO BAN PESTICIDES NOW AVAILABLE ON-LINE It was, nearly a decade ago, one of the transformative moments in my personal career as an organic lawn care advocate. When the crew for o ...

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