You recycle. You compost. You buy local produce. Could you be ready to “green” your lawn with an emission-free (not to mention whisper-quiet) lawn mower? Today’s electric mowers have a number of advantages over gas-powered ones… Read Article
If your property is of a certain size (an acre or more), a riding lawn mower is probably sitting in your garage—or topping your wish list. Today’s models come in three styles: lawn tractor, garden tractor, and zero-turn radius mower… Read Article
When I was a kid, lawn mowing was never my favorite activity. Pushing a loud, heavy, fume-spewing machine around the yard in the blazing sun could hardly be anyone’s definition of a good time. . . . Read Article
Fall. It’s more of a verb than a season for some people. In autumn, if you have deciduous trees in your yard, then you also have a front-row seat for their seasonal strip tease. . . . Read Article
Your trees are your best friends in summer, cooling your home and spreading verdant shade across your yard. In fall, however, the love affair wanes as they dump a smothering carpet of leaves onto your lawn. How can you make the most of what they bestow upon you?… Read Article
When Tom Corso’s wife, Colleen Van Pelt, left for a two-week business trip to Japan, her last words to her husband were: "Why don’t you get something to mow the yard?" Tom and Colleen had just moved into a new house, in Groton, New York, with 15 acres of land. The five acres surrounding the house were lawn (or would be—as soon as Tom and Colleen got the area sodded or seeded). The other 10 acres were a low, brushy wilderness. . . . Read Article
The first time I laid hands on a string trimmer, I felt like the Wicked Witch of the West. The gentlest squeeze of my hand activated the whirring string at the base of this broomstick-like weed-whacker. It leapt into action, grinding away the messy outer edges of my yard and garden. . . . Read Article
For long-lasting, powerful yard equipment, home gardeners can shop for professional-level items such as mowers, augurs and tillers, such as these…
Homeowners with large yards benefit from a garden tractor. Here are the jobs garden tractors perform and how to choose one.
How to choose a digital camera for taking pictures of your garden.
A prairie ecologist and nurseryman, Neil Diboll has worked ceaselessly to raise awareness about prairie plants and ecosystems and to further the cause of prairie restoration. Read Article