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Safe Edging Using a String Trimmer

Q: I don’t have a lot of experience with yard work, but I’m trying to save money by doing much of it myself. I’ve figured out lawn mowing, but how can I get the edges trimmed? I don’t want to buy an expensive edger. – Sarah in Mobile, Ala. A: Continue reading →

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Strategic Lawn Mowing

Q: I’ve always wanted my lawn to have those neat cross-hatch patterns like the pros do. How do I mow to get those patterns? – A Reader, via email A: Mowing in a specific pattern isn’t the only way, nor the best way, to get those neat checkerboard stripes. A Continue reading →

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Get Ready for Spring

We’re finally into March, and for most of the country, that means the start of a welcome change from a cold and difficult winter. As the snow melts and the temperature warms, it’s time to start getting ready for the growing season that’s about to begin. In the northern part Continue reading →

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Prune Trees Before Spring Buds Appear

Q: I’d like to trim back some of the branches on trees around my property before the growing season starts, but my wife argues that I should hire a tree service. What’s your take? – Jim in New Hampshire A: Late winter is a good time to prune back non-flowering Continue reading →

Ted Hosmer Lawn & Landscape

Ted Hosmer Lawn & Landscape

Business Description: • Lawn care and maintenance, fertilization programs • Full nursery with bulk mulches, stone products and unique plant materials • Custom garden and hardscape design • Site and planting plans; irrigation, landscape lighting, fencing, garden structures • Commercial and residential services Business History: • Started by Ted Hosmer Continue reading →