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Lawns & Ground Covers

Homeowners have had a long-standing love affair with their lawns and groundcovers.

For the past several decades, a lush green lawn, has been the iconic status symbol of suburban life. Nothing quite matches a lawn for staging outdoor recreational activities such as tossing a ball, lounging in the sun, or playing a game of croquet. And groundcovers can offer a carpet of beauty in the yard or garden.

But lawns and groundcovers can have considerable environmental impact because of the amount of water and maintenance they need to thrive. As a result, the challenge is often to strike a balance–to find effective ways to minimize drawbacks while maximizing the beauty of lawns and grouncovers.

In this section of HomeTips, you will find a wealth of information to help with growing, nurturing, and caring for lawns and groundcovers.

Also See:

• Lawn & Ground Cover Buying Guide
• Choosing a Ground Cover
• How to Aerate & Mow a Lawn
• Lawn Restoration & Care
• Lawn Watering Tips
• How to Replant a Lawn

About Don Vandervort
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Don Vandervort developed his expertise more than 30 years ago as Building Editor for both Sunset Books and Home Magazine. He has written more than 30 home improvement books and countless magazine articles. He appeared regularly on HGTV’s “The Fix,” and served as MSN’s home expert. Don founded HomeTips in 1996.

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