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Seeing green: Lawn, landscape firms' sales up

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Mary Ellen Biery

Firms in the lawn care and landscaping business have seen more green lately, according to new data from Sageworks, a financial information company....

How Mowing The Lawn Can Help You Live Longer

Posted 10.01.2013 | HuffPost Home

That stretch of grass beyond your front (and back) door can derail your Saturday plans if you're the one who has to maintain it. But if you're the one...

WATCH: BRILLIANT Lawn Mowing Hack

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.27.2013 | HuffPost Home

Hate mowing lawns? You aren't alone. Unlike most of us, however, Reddit user "aztecman" has devised a simple, brilliant solution. After actively ig...

Organic vs. Chemical Lawn Care: Which One Leads to Healthier Grass?

Maria Rodale | Posted 09.23.2013 | Green
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger "Coach" Mark Smallwood, Rodale Institute executive director The summer season always brings to mind bright green lawns and idyllic...

How to Keep Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waterways

Phil Dwyer Ph.D. | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Phil Dwyer Ph.D.

With the first day of summer just behind us, many around the country are reveling in these longer days by spending time on nature's carpet -- turf gra...

How to Tune Up and Maintain a Lawn Mower

Angie Hicks | Posted 08.29.2014 | HuffPost Home
Angie Hicks

Many homeowners strive for the perfect, emerald-green lawn, which often means that their lawn mower suffers considerable use and abuse. And without regular, preventive maintenance, there's a good chance an overworked lawn mower will sputter out just when you need it most.

LOOK: Your Lawn Could Be This Green, Too

Kathleen Brenzel | Posted 07.22.2013 | HuffPost Home
Kathleen Brenzel

Mmm... we love the smell of freshly cut grass.

Turf Painting Spreads As Drought Ravages Lawns

AP | RICK CALLAHAN | Posted 09.26.2012 | Green

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — When this summer's drought turned her prized lawn brown, Terri LoPrimo fought back, but not with sprinklers: She had it painted ...

Lazy Lawn Care

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 10.11.2012 | HuffPost Home

There's nothing more beautiful than a lawn outside your home. But the effort involved in maintaining green grass can be daunting, to say the least. Be...

The Dirt on Lawn Care

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.01.2012 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

Spring has sprung, and a young man's thoughts turn to love. Unfortunately, a middle-age man's thoughts turn to yard work, which he doesn't love.

Are Lawns Bad?

Mark Hostetler | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green
Mark Hostetler

I regard lawns as bad because they are like concrete to most species and have very little benefit for wildlife. But are lawns bad, considering all the other activities and consumption patterns we urbanites partake in?

Front Lawn Freedom

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.03.2011 | Green
Maria Rodale

If kids and pets play on a lawn, it's especially important to make sure that the turf is organic so they're not exposed to the toxic chemical residues left behind by the products and service providers.

The Lawn Chemical Ritual

McKay Jenkins | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
McKay Jenkins

It's not just our health that suffers from our cultural obsession with lawn chemicals; our environment suffers too. The Chesapeake Bay suffers catastrophic "dead zones" resulting from the excessive nutrients running off suburban lawns.

Time to Get Dirty: Autumn Chores in the Garden

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

What you do in the fall will help make your spring and summer flower dreams come true. Fall is a critical time to clean up the garden.

Canadian Bylaws; American Lawn Flags

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

In Canada, the ban on nonessential uses of pesticides began with old-fashioned citizen activism in the small village of Hudson in Quebec.

21 Organic Lawn Care Tips

thedailygreen.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The celebrated founder of Safelawns.org offers an insider's guide to growing a healthy, natural lawn without chemical pesticides or fertilizers. ...

Another Bush Legacy: The Coalition of the Weeding

Meathead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Meathead

I have adopted the Bush Doctrine. I am planning pre-emptive attacks against an adversary so insidious that it menaces not only my own home but threatens to destabilize my entire neighborhood.