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Cool season grass selection

Guidelines for determining present lawn makeup, and selections of cool season lawn grasses.

Establishing a new lawn to achieve sustainability

The best time to build in sustainability is when an area is first being prepared for a lawn.

Modifying soil pH

It is necessary to modify the pH of your soil if it does not fall within the ideal range.

Seeding and sodding home lawns

When establishing a new lawn, a common question asked is, "Should I seed or sod?" Both have advantages and disadvantages.

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