more about: Lawn and Ground Cover

Mole Control — What Works?

Faithful reader Brandy Bumpus says moles fighting moles in her yard is turning into trench warfare. She begs Grumpy for advice on the best way to get rid of these tunneling terrorists. As always, the ever-generous Grump is delighted to help.

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The Key to a Weed-Free Lawn

You know that a weedy lawn marks you as an undesirable in the neighborhood and brings your face up first on many Google searches. So what if I told you there was a simple way prevent weeds that doesn’t involve weed-killers, fertilizers, or a friendly herd of goats? Would you try it?

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Don’t Hate My Lawn! 5 Keys to Responsible Lawn Care

Lawn lovers, we are victorious! Last week, we decisively proved that there are very good reasons to cherish our carpets of green! But with great power comes great responsibility. Here are five ways to become an environmentally sensitive lawn owner.

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Don’t Hate My Lawn! It’s A Good Thing

Other than having the last name “Monsanto,” nothing is more likely to get you reviled in the blogosphere than to say you like lawns. It just isn’t PC, especially on the Left Coast. Grumpy doesn’t care. He LOVES lawns. And if you live where having a lawn makes sense, here is why you should love them too.

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Mole Control — Kill Them Critters Dead

From the looks of Grumpy’s mail, Groundhog Day ought to be renamed Mole & Gopher Day. These animal agents of Satan aren’t waiting for spring to start tunneling through lawns and gardens and turning them into sponge cake. They’re partying now. So how can you, the average outraged homeowner, deal with them?

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Are You Ready For Spring?

Where did winter go? Well, for most of us in the South, it was never here. And with the spring thaw nearly upon us, it’s time to ask yourself — is my garden ready for spring? Surely, no question in the world is more important. The following checklist will get you off to a good start.

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6 Great Garden Gifts for Christmas

It’s that wonderful time of the year again, when Grumpy the Grinch has stolen all the best garden gifts from Whoville to make them available to you. Here are six great items you’ll want to stuff into every stocking you find. Item #1. Crocus bulb tea light holders (above). This set of three hand-painted steel holders from Gardener’s Supply Company […]

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9 Things I’m Grateful For This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is almost here, the chosen turkey is dead, and all that hard work Peyton Manning and I put in during the offseason has really paid off for Denver. Yet Grumpy has 9 more reasons to give thanks this year. Here they are.

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Why I Don’t Winterize My Lawn

“Spend Mo Money!” No three words better sum up core American beliefs. To do our patriotic duty, the lawn care industry wants each us to “winterize” our lawns by fertilizing them now in fall. That’s a bad idea for many Southerners. Here’s why.

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Question of the Week: How Can I Keep Mushrooms from Growing in the Lawn?

Solutions to Matters of Great Import Provided Here Free-of-Charge Q: Big white mushrooms sprout overnight in our lawn after a heavy rain. Is there anything we can put down on the grass to kill them? Fannie Fungi

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