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5 Easy Fall Lawn Care Tips

Get your lawn ready for winter with these five easy fall lawn care tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Once fall rolls around, it’s time to get your lawn ready for the winter months. If you’re not sure where to start, we’re here to help. Follow these five easy fall lawn care tips from Blain’s Farm & Fleet to get your lawn ready for winter. 1. Get Rid of Leaves(…)

What To Know Before You Plant Grass Seed

Find out what you need to know before you plant grass seed with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Tired of looking at bare soil? The first thing you should know before you plant grass seed is that not all grass seed is created equal. You want to look for grass seed that has been evaluated and rated by the The National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP). The NTEP is a cooperative effort(…)

10 Reasons to Lay Grass Seed

Whether you’re reseeding your lawn or starting a new one, here are 10 reasons to lay grass seed. There are more reasons to lay grass seed than simply starting a new lawn. From repairing bare spots to fixing a thin lawn, grass seed can be used for all sorts of lawn repair. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can get your lawn looking like new again. Read(…)

How to Use a Lawn Edger

Learn how to give your lawn a clean edge with a lawn edger from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. Make your lawn and your garden beds look smooth and picture perfect by using a lawn edger. Routine lawn edging also helps keep grass roots from invading your sidewalk and/or driveway. Whether you’re using a gas-powered edger or a manual one, you can achieve straight, defined edges with your lawn and garden.(…)

How & When to Treat Japanese Beetles & Grubs

Learn how and when to treat Japanese beetles and grubs with Blain’s Farm & Fleet. The immature stage of the Japanese beetle – the white grub – typically has a three year life cycle. However, most of the damage to ornamentals and turf grass happens during the spring and fall the second year. This is when grubs are present in the top inch of the root zone, heavily feeding on(…)

5 Tips for Watering Your Lawn

Follow these five tips for watering your lawn from Blain’s Farm & Fleet. To get the lush, green grass of your dreams you need to do what’s best for your lawn. Part of that is knowing when and how to properly water your lawn. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can follow five tips about watering your lawn and have a better and brighter lawn. 1. Water(…)

When is the Best Time for Lawn Mowing?

Learn about the best and worst times of day for lawn mowing. As spring approaches, the snow will melt, the grass will dry out and you’ll be left with a lawn in need of mowing. There are certain times of day that are better for lawn mowing than others. With the help of Blain’s Farm & Fleet, you can learn about the best and worst times to mow your lawn.(…)

Grass Seed for Colder Climates

Learn about which types of grass seed are right for colder climates. Successfully seeding your lawn starts with selecting a premium quality grass seed mixture that is appropriate for your local climate. Mixtures consist of two or more types of grasses blended to perform for specific purposes. Premium mixtures will not contain more than 10% Annual Ryegrass, as this variety will not come back after one year and should only be(…)

Dethatching with a Lawn Dethatcher

Dethatching is a vital part of lawn care. Over time, a layer of thatch, or dead grass and weeds, builds up in between the blades of grass in a lawn. This layer becomes thicker and thicker if you don’t remove it. Eventually, it can get so thick and compacted that it doesn’t let water and nutrients reach the grass roots. This can result in yellow spots at best, and the(…)

Lawn Vacuum Buying Guide

Hate the mess of grass clippings left behind from mowing the lawn during the summer? Do you spend hours raking and bagging up fallen leaves in autumn? Do you wish that it would all just blow away? Maybe it’s time for a lawn vacuum. Before purchasing one there are a few things you should consider. Walk Behind Lawn Vacuum Ever look out at your yard and see piles of lawn clippings strewn(…)

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