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Grass Color Guide: Listen to Your Lawn

Lawn Blog by Laurie March


Ah, summer at last! That time of year when we all strive for pristine, dark-green lawns and often end up with anything but. I guess it really isn’t easy being green! If your lawn has taken on every shade of the rainbow, it may be trying to communicate an underlying – and potentially major – issue. I called up my buddy Chris Lemcke at Weed Man to ask for some advice. Here’s the color guide Chris shared with me – really helpful stuff for those of us with yelling yards. Read Post…

DIY Dormant Lawn Care

I don’t know about you, but my yard is looking a lot like this one right about now – lifeless.

 Dormant Lawn
Photo courtesy of Weed Man

And even though they can’t see them, people still dealing with snow, know that the lawns buried underneath are not the greenest right now. Between November and February, homeowners everywhere begin worrying about how to tackle the dead or dying grass on their properties. So I called my one of my buddies at Weed Man, Chris Lemcke, to ask him for the lowdown on my straw-colored lawn. Read Post…

Make Your New Year’s Eve Sparkle With Jello Shots and Champagne

Laurie March New Year DIY Blog

Photo:, Courtesy Manvi Drona-Hidalgo

I’ve never been one to put a lot of pressure on myself when it comes to partying on New Year’s Eve. I love getting together with friends and family to celebrate the beginning of a new year, but I don’t want to start off by stressing out – am I right? So I look for simple and usually sparkly ways I can make the night seem special without becoming overwhelmed. Check out some of my ideas on how to keep your beverages feeling fancy without feeling frantic yourself.

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Recycling: A New Year’s Resolution

Recycling New Years Laurie MarchPhoto:

I hope everyone’s having an excellent end of 2013. Now is the perfect time to get started with some recycling resolutions. And I don’t mean reusing last year’s resolutions: I swear I’m going to get all of my holiday shopping done in June and this time I mean it! I’m talking about making resolutions regarding recycling. And if you’ve got a Christmas tree in your home, that could be a great place to start. Read Post…

Where Do You Plan To Plant Your Christmas Tree this Year?

Xmas Tree

Photo:, courtesy HGTV Magazine by David Bromstad


To everyone celebrating Hanukkah this week, I wanted to share with you my friend Brian Patrick Flynn’s gorgeous decorating ideas and I wish you a wonderful holiday! And as this festive season is revving up, I know that some families packed away their Thanksgiving leftovers and headed right out to get a Christmas tree over the weekend. While certain homes have that one perfect spot where a tree stands every year, sometimes finding the best place can be a challenge. If you’re still struggling to find the right room, or if you’d like to mix it up this year, here are some ideas to consider when setting up your tree (or dare I say trees).

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