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Friday, December 10, 2010

Making The Most of Suburban Lawns

Learn how minute details with the right equipment can help create interest and make your yard unique.

First, start with a focal point such as a fountain, a pretty bird path, fire pit or slow-growing tree will detract from abrupt boundaries.

Go vertical. It will draw the eye upward by doing tall plantings or raised flower beds against your property's perimeter.

Build in curves by meandering pathways and curvi-linear flower beds which suggest a greater expanse. Use a string trimmer to keep them tidy.

A thick carpet of green will enhance any size yard. Consider organic fertilizers and natural care methods which will improve the soil, keep your lawn healthy and create a safe environment for your family and pets.

For a lawn that are less than half an acre, which are evenly cut, use a self-propelled walk-behind mower. For lawns more than half an acre, use a ride-on mower with a smaller cutting deck.