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Winterizing a Push Lawn Mower

If you haven’t done this yet, the time is now! Failing to properly winterize your lawn mower can result in hundreds of dollars worth of repairs next season. So if you’ve been dragging your feet, you’d better get moving. Even if you’re storing your lawn mower in a garage, shed or basement, you need to winterize it. Don’t worry, though — winterizing your lawn mower is simple and easy. Here’s how you do it…

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DIY Leaf Removal

Removing fall leaves can be a daunting task, especially if you’ve got a large yard. Even if you have a small yard or live in a subdivision, it can still be quite the chore. Many people opt to hire a service to remove their leaves. While this may be easier on your back, it’s harder on your wallet. Plus saving your leaves can actually end up saving you money down the road. Here’s some easy ways to get rid of your leaves this fall.

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How to Start a Compost Pile

Creating your own compost pile is a great way to add nutrients and helpful microorganisms to your soil, save money, and recycle waste. Composting is a great way to substitute fertilizer use, which is good not only for the environment but also for your wallet. September and October are the perfect months to start your compost pile; leaves are falling, garden vegetables are dying, and the holidays are about to provide us with more kitchen waste than we know what to do with. If correctly composted, you can use this material in the spring to fertilize your lawn and garden.

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Fall Lawn Care for Southern States

We already posted an article about preparing lawns in Northern climates for fall, but that doesn’t really help out folks in Southern states like Arizona and Nevada. Lawns in states like Idaho and northern Utah consist mainly of Kentucky bluegrass, perennial rye grass, etc. while Nevada and Arizona mainly use Bermuda grass. Northern grasses handle cooler temperatures well while Southern states have lawns designed to withstand the heat. If you live in Arizona or Nevada or have a Bermuda grass lawn, here’s what you should be doing in September and October to get ready for fall.

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Preparing Your Lawn for Fall

For Northern States

The key to having a healthy, green summer lawn is to start prepping it in the fall. There are several things you should do as the summer winds down to prepare your soil and grass for winter. Caring for your lawn properly in the cooler autumn months can prevent weed growth and help you achieve a lush, green lawn the following spring.

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