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25 Types of Wasps and Hornets

Wasps can have people running around their yard out of fear. They are one of the biggest nuisances that come with summer for some people. To help you identify which type of wasp is bothering you, I have rounded up 22 common wasps and hornets.

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Lawns and the Environment

The impact of lawns on the environment have become a hot topic in recent years. Not only the lawn itself, but perhaps more importantly the lawns mower has come under scrutiny by environmentalists. Let’s explore some of the facts. We’ll see if lawns and mowing the lawn are really bad for the … Read more

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What Can Hedge Trimmers Be Used for?

Hedge trimmers are versatile tools, that can be used for more than just shearing hedges into shape. They’re also great for clearing overgrown grass, weeds, shrubs and bushes. Take a look at at some examples of what hedge trimmers can cut. What Is a Hedge Trimmer Normally Used for? Hedge trimmers are … Read more

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Why Is My Hedge Trimmer Not Working / Not Cutting / Smoking?

You might run into one of these common issues while trimming hedges. Whether your hedge trimmer is smoking, not cutting, or not working at all, keep in mind that these are common problems that can be easily prevented with proper maintenance and care. Why Is My Hedge Trimmer Not Working? There can … Read more

How Does a Wood Chipper Work

Can a Wood Chipper Shred This?

Wood chippers can look and sound like mean machines that’ll take in anything and spit out chips of any kind. This might be true for a lot of materials, but it doesn’t mean it’s particularly good for the longevity of your wood chipper. As the name inclines, wood chippers are best used … Read more

Tall Fescue grass - Festuca arundinacea

Tall Fescue Grass Facts, Maintenance & Comparison

Festuca arundinacea, or Lolium arundinaceum, is native to Europe, but much more important and common in the United States. It was first brought to the United States in the early 1800s. Even though planting of this type of grass as turf was not common until the 1940s, Tall Fescue grass quickly became … Read more

Perennial Rye Grass - Lolium perenne

Perennial Ryegrass Facts, Maintenance & Comparison

While Perennial Ryegrass is also commonly called ray grass, English ryegrass, and winter ryegrass, its scientific name is Lolium perenne. This type of grass is native to northern Africa, Asia, and Europe, although it has been cultivated and is widely used all over the world. Perennial Ryegrass Facts This is a low-growing … Read more

Kikuyu grass - Pennisetum clandestinum

Kikuyu Grass Facts, Maintenance & Comparison

Pennisetum clandestinum is a tropical grass that, while native to East Africa, is popular for lawns in various areas around the world. Thought of as a weed in some areas of the world, homeowners in South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the southwestern United States love this grass for its ability to … Read more

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Bahia Grass Facts, Maintenance & Comparison

Paspalum notatum is also referred to as Bahiagrass, Common Bahia, and even Pensacola Bahia. This type of grass, while native to South America and Mexico, has been used in North America as well as other areas around the world. As it is a warm-season grass, it is not as commonly used in … Read more

Centipede grass - Eremochloa ophiuroides

Centipede Grass Facts, Maintenance & Comparison

Centipede grass is a low maintenance, warm season grass. It is a common lawn grass in the southeastern US and Hawaii. It can be sensitive and hard to grow in less than ideal conditions, but in the right conditions it will thrive. So much so, that some people consider centipede grass to … Read more