Guides & Tutorials to Get Your Best Yard Ever!

By Brian Mounts | Feb 27, 2020
lawn care guides and tutorials

Here on Turf Mechanic I’ve begun publishing overview guides that cover everything you can think of on a single high level topic.

Below you’ll see the guides I’ve been able to published so far. I hope you find them helpful and interesting to read and I hope you’ll check back again as this list gets longer.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Growing Grass, Sod, and Seed

Grass Growing GuideEver wonder when you can (or should) plant grass seed? Ever wonder anything at all about growing grass or improving a lawn? In this guide I cover a ton of common questions on the topic of putting down grass seed and caring for it once it’s on the ground. There is a lot to say on this subject – much more than you may realize. You’ll also find a host of additional information on tending to grass in it’s various states and during different times of the year.


Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Irrigation & Sprinkler Systems

irrigation system guidesIn most geographical areas keeping your lawn and/or garden healthy has everything to do with irrigation. You have to keep your plants watered if you want them to stay alive and thrive. For some places natural rain fall is all that is needed but for most of us we have to use a small to healthy dose of irrigation to keep things green. This page gives a lengthy overview of the important facets to irrigating your outdoor space automatically or by hand and then links out to all the posts on the site that cover specific but related topics to irrigation and sprinkler systems.


Everything You Wanted to Know About Lawn & Garden Fertilization & Treatments

lawn fertilizer guideIf you are trying to have the best lawn on the block then you will have to step it up a notch and lay down a few fertilization applications this year and in the years going forward. There are different ways to apply “fert” and there are different types of lawn food available to which can make things complicated. If you’ve got a garden of any size going then that will add complexity to your growing season too and that’s why I have a tone of your questions indexed and answered on this fertilization and treatment guide to lawns and gardens.


Everything You Wanted to Know About Fall Yard Maintenance

Lawn And Garden Fall MaintenanceThe fall can be a busy time for lawn and garden enthusiasts because it is one of the best times of the year to prepare for improvement rather than to merely tend to the issues of the moment. During the Spring and summer homeowners tend to deal with things in the moment as that is what is important but many things are simply best done in the fall after the growing season is close to the end or has fully ended. Here is our big guide to this important season in the yard and garden.


In addition to the comprehensive guides published above I have a number of other posts that may be helpful to many readers. I’ve listed those smaller guides and articles below:

Top 4 Best Snow Rakes for the Roof
What Kind of Oil Goes in a Lawn Mower
How to Grow Moss on Stone
Why is Leaf Litter Important
How do Plants Prevent Soil Erosion
How to Drain a Hot Tub With a Garden Hose