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The Case for High Mowing

As a matter of courtesy to our neighbors, most of us make some level of effort to keep our yards in check. For many homeowners, a flawless green carpet is the minimum standard to which everyone should be aspiring. But every year, come the beginning of summer, regardless of how much fertilizing and weeding and watering is invested, the lawn seems to give up the ghost, just in time for outdoor parties, tag football games and family reunion photos.

Fortunately, there are a couple of simple tweaks that can be made to our existing lawn care practices that can mitigate this. If you are a meticulous lawn owner, these will reduce your required efforts and hopefully some of the stress. If you are a casual lawn owner, you will have a healthier, more resilient lawn with no additional effort.

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Successful Field Day at the National Arboretum

The “Sustainable Landscapes Field Day at the US National Arboretum in Washington, DC was held April 23 by CCLC and was co-promoted by the Arboretum and the Potomac Chapter of ASLA. The Field Day included three different topics: the use of grasses in landscape design, stream restoration, and native plant species.

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Blue Grama Grass in Colorado