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KATHY LUTHER: Create healthy lawn without poisoning water

KATHY LUTHER: Create healthy lawn without poisoning water

Now that we have parked our snowblowers in favor of lawnmowers, and traded our snow shovels for spades, it is time to talk about environmentally responsible gardening. Whatever patch of green you call home, whether it is a few patio planters, prize-winning veggies or acres of turf, how you t…

May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Hobart police report theft of commercial lawn mowers

HOBART | A truck, trailer and two 72-inch commercial grade lawn mowers were reported stolen Sunday from Ellenberger's Maintenance Services, 2025 W. Old Ridge Road, police said.

June 25, 2013 12:05 am

Portage urging residents to rethink how they cut grass

PORTAGE | Breaking habits can be difficult, even when it comes to something as simple as cutting the lawn.

May 18, 2013 7:00 pm
Now's the time to get power tools ready for spring

Now's the time to get power tools ready for spring

You can avoid the silent treatment from your power tools in the spring by providing some tender loving care before storing them in the fall.

November 20, 2012 12:00 am
Care for dry grass now or replace it later

Care for dry grass now or replace it later

Fall is the best time to prepare lawns for the next growing season by mowing, raking, aerating and fertilizing. The game plan changes, though, if drought-stressed grass has been dormant for a long time. In that case, preparation escalates into repair.

October 10, 2012 7:30 pm Photos

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How to make fall lawn care easier

How to make fall lawn care easier

It’s time for raking leaves, pruning shrubbery, and other seasonal fall lawn care tasks.

October 03, 2012 7:00 pm
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

July 23, 2012 12:00 am
Downsize, simplify to ease your garden workload

Downsize, simplify to ease your garden workload

If you're gardening more but enjoying it less, maybe it's time to add some labor-saving ideas to that list of New Year's resolutions.

January 04, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Bring your lawn back to life

Bring your lawn back to life

Look around your neighborhood. Gone are the lush green grasses of spring. Replacing them in many lawns are patches of dirt, dead grass and weeds.

September 15, 2011 12:00 am

Former white-collar worker finds success with lawn care franchise

GRIFFITH | Although successful in corporate America, Nick Shaw decided it wasn't for him.

August 07, 2011 12:00 am
KATHY LUTHER: Let's try not to P on our lawns this year

KATHY LUTHER: Let's try not to P on our lawns this year

Spring has finally gotten a solid grip on the region, and green is busting out all over. With spring comes a pretty long list of yardwork and gardening chores. Along with the thrill of watching spring bulbs bloom, lawn mowers, gardening equipment and lawn spreaders are coming out of the gara…

April 23, 2011 12:00 am
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