About Matt McWilliams

Hi there! My name is Matt and I write for American Lawns. I've been a home owner for over 15 years. I've also had the pleasure of working with some experts in lawn care and outdoor living. I enjoy writing about everything related to your lawn, pests and types of grass. In my spare time, I'm either spending time with my family, doing a DIY project or learning a new skill.

Get Rid of Potato Bugs Naturally

How to Get Rid of Potato Bugs Naturally There are a few reasons why people may dislike potato bugs. Some people find them gross or creepy-looking, while others may be afraid of them because they can bite. Additionally, potato bugs are known to eat crops, damaging farmers' harvests. While potato [...]

By |2022-11-14T08:01:19+00:00November 14, 2022|Lawn Tips|Comments Off on Get Rid of Potato Bugs Naturally

Get Rid of Yellow Nutsedge Without Killing Grass

Your home's curb appeal is the first thing that potential buyers will see when they pull up to your property. If your home has great curb appeal, it will make a good first impression and could help you sell your home faster. A big curb appeal killer is unsightly yellow [...]

By |2022-11-11T08:01:59+00:00November 11, 2022|Lawn Tips|Comments Off on Get Rid of Yellow Nutsedge Without Killing Grass

Should I Use Ironite On My Lawn

Ironite is a product that has been used for many years to help improve the quality of lawns. It is often recommended by lawn care professionals and is available in both liquid and granular form. While Ironite can be beneficial for lawns, it is important to understand how to use [...]

By |2022-11-07T08:00:15+00:00November 7, 2022|Lawn, Lawn Tips|Comments Off on Should I Use Ironite On My Lawn

Best Grass for Shady Areas

The Best Types of Grass for Shady Areas If you have a shady area in your yard, it can be tough to find the right grass to fit the bill. Creating a beautiful lawn and garden is all about choosing the right plants for the right location. There are several [...]

By |2022-10-31T08:06:07+00:00October 31, 2022|Grass, Lawn Tips|Comments Off on Best Grass for Shady Areas

How to Overseed Your Lawn In the Spring

If your lawn is looking a little worse for wear after a long winter, it might be time to think about overseeding. Overseeding your lawn in the spring is a great way to ensure a healthy, green lawn all season long. This is especially helpful if your lawn is starting [...]

By |2022-10-24T08:00:41+00:00October 24, 2022|Lawn Tips|Comments Off on How to Overseed Your Lawn In the Spring

Which Weeds Look Like Grass?

Knowing the Difference Between Weeds and Grass When it comes to taking care of your lawn, weeds can be a huge pain. Not only do they take away from the appearance of your yard, but they can also be difficult to get rid of. In addition, many people don't know [...]

By |2022-10-17T08:01:05+00:00October 17, 2022|Lawn Tips, Weeds|Comments Off on Which Weeds Look Like Grass?

When to Fertilize New Grass

The Best Time to Fertilize New Grass When it comes to your new lawn, it is important to know how to care for it so it can grow and look healthy for years to come. One type of maintenance that can help keep your new lawn looking great is fertilizing, [...]

By |2022-10-10T08:00:45+00:00October 10, 2022|Lawn, Lawn Tips|Comments Off on When to Fertilize New Grass

Why Are There Ant Holes in My Lawn and How To Get Rid of Them

Why There Are Ant Holes In Your Lawn A couple of weeks ago, I noticed some small holes in my front yard. At first, I thought they were just from the kids playing around, but then I started to see more and more of them. After doing some research, I [...]

By |2022-10-03T08:01:16+00:00October 3, 2022|Anthills, Ants, Lawn Tips, Outdoor Pests|Comments Off on Why Are There Ant Holes in My Lawn and How To Get Rid of Them

Why Are There Small Holes In My Yard and How to Prevent Them

As someone who loves nothing more than a well-manicured lawn, it can be troublesome when you notice any imperfections in your hard work. You may have noticed small holes appearing in your yard and be wondering where they came from. While they may seem insignificant, these holes could be indicative [...]

By |2022-09-26T08:01:45+00:00September 26, 2022|Lawn, Lawn Tips, Outdoor Pests|Comments Off on Why Are There Small Holes In My Yard and How to Prevent Them

How Do I Get Rid of Carpenter Bees Naturally?

10 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Carpenter Bees Have you ever noticed tiny, perfect circles drilled into the wood of a barn, home, or shed? Your first instinct may have been to blame those pesky termites, but the real culprit is carpenter bees. Carpenter bees appear at the beginning [...]

By |2022-09-19T08:01:10+00:00September 19, 2022|Lawn Tips, Outdoor Pests|Comments Off on How Do I Get Rid of Carpenter Bees Naturally?
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