Good Questions: Snooze Alarms, Fruit Flies, & Wet LawnsEvery Friday, Heather Brown takes a look at some of the burning questions our viewers have. This week, Heather Brown hits the snooze button, waters the lawn and swats away a pesky household pest.
Lawn Care Tips For Our Early WarmupIt never fails. Those first 60-degree days of the year have people thinking about their lawns and gardens. It just so happens the first 60 degree day of this year came very early.
Good Question: Why Is Some Grass Greener?Every spring, as the snow begins to melt, our lawns are usually mushy with brown spots. All of us wonder when they might start to green up. Sam Bauer, a turfgrass specialist with the University of Minnesota Extension, says don't worry. He expects - with some more rain, sun, time and a little raking - most of the grass should green up later in May.
Good Question: Do We Need To Rake? Every fall, we have to do something with the leaves that cover our yards. That's so the grass can freeze, we prevent snow mold and make sure little critters can't destroy our lawns.
State Wants Its Cut Of Fair-Goers Parking On LawnsThe Minnesota State Fair might be over, but the state is still fighting to collect a specific parking tax.
Twin Cities Lawns In Need Of WaterIf you're like most people, and you haven't done much watering this fall, your lawn looks pretty bad. In fact it may be "drought dormant".
Lawn Care Tips: Don't Get That Rake Out Just YetThe Twin Cities set a record high temperature on Wednesday when we hit 73 degrees, and many residents were ready to jump in the yard and get to work. However, lawn care experts say not so fast.
New Du Pont Herbicide May Be Harmful To Certain TreesHave you noticed brown branches on any of your pine trees? If you have, and a lawn service has sprayed your yard for weeds, your trees could be in serious trouble.
Good Question: Why So Many Dandelions?It's hard to disconnect dandelions from that bouquet we gave our moms or from that dandelion crown we made as little kids. As adults, though, frolicking isn't exactly what we want to do with dandelions.
John Willams on BP apology, the spelling bee, cell phones and driving and prairie lawns