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3 Tips for Keeping Your Grass Short

April showers have brought May flowers – along with green waves of grass that never seem to stop growing. And, since there are only so many hours in a weekend, most of us would rather not spend any more time than necessary whipping the lawn into shape. The top 1% or so will likely have a gardening crew take care of the landscaping and other folks might pay the neighbor kid to sort it out, but what are the rest of us supposed to do? Well, the answer isn’t goats – that creates a bigger problem than the one it solves. No, most of us will have to rely on our wits, science and technology to win the day. So, here are three sweet summer tips for keeping your grass short. <strong>1. Get new grass.</strong> This is no joke – some grasses grow slower than others. Depending on climate, lawn fescues, millets, centipede and zoysia are all slow-growing varieties with which you can reseed or double seed your lawn to get it to slow its persistent creep into your comfort zone. <strong>2. Get a bigger, more powerful lawnmower.</strong> No rocket science here – the bigger swath your blade cuts, the fewer times you have to trek back and forth across your lawn. Plus, more powerful <a title="Lawnmowers" href="http://www.atgstores.com/lawn-mowers_2025.html" target="_blank">lawnmowers</a> won’t get clogged with grass when you skip a weekend of mowing and your backyard starts looking like the set of “Jurassic Park.” <strong>3. Stop juicing your lawn.  </strong> You shouldn’t be surprised if your lawn is going into jungle mode if you’re pumping it full of water and fertilizer. These are the steroids of the grass world. Ratcheting down both the chemicals and the H20 can slow the rate of growth without sacrificing the look and feel of your yard. <a title="ATG Stores Homepage" href="http://www.atgstores.com/" target="_blank">ATGStores.com</a> hopes these handy tips help you keep your lawn in good condition this summer and welcomes you to share any advice you may have for controlling the Green Monster.
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