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.

Is It Ok To Overseed In the Spring?

Can You Overseed During the Spring Season? Overseeding is a common practice that is usually done during the springtime. Many people wonder if it's okay to be overseed on their existing grass, or if they should be overseeded in place of their existing grass. Although there is no concrete answer [...]

By |2022-04-28T18:54:57+00:00February 21, 2022|Grass, Lawn Tips|Comments Off on Is It Ok To Overseed In the Spring?

9 Signs Your Lawn Is Choking & How To Fix It

How to Fix Lawns That Are Choking Is your lawn in need of a revamp? Modern homes are built with little to no consideration of yard design, which leaves us feeling helpless or turning to professionals for help again. The good news is that there are things you can do [...]

By |2022-02-21T15:00:12+00:00February 21, 2022|Lawn Tips|Comments Off on 9 Signs Your Lawn Is Choking & How To Fix It

How Soon After Applying Fertilizer Can I Plant Grass Seed?

When Can You Plant Grass Seed After Applying Fertilizer? Planting grass seed can be a frustrating process because of the wait time. Plant grass seed too early and it may not have enough time to grow before winter comes around. Plant grass seed too late and it can't grow at [...]

By |2022-02-17T16:09:52+00:00February 17, 2022|Grass, Lawn Tips|Comments Off on How Soon After Applying Fertilizer Can I Plant Grass Seed?

7 Signs You’re Watering Your Lawn Too Much

Indications You're Over-Watering Your Lawn During the summer months, it's easy for homeowners to get caught up in the joy of nurturing their lawn. However, if you aren't paying attention to signs your grass is too wet, it might lead to other problems. After over-watering my Kentucky Bluegrass lawn last [...]

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Do I Need Mulch or Starter Seed When Planting Grass?

The Beginner's Guide To Planting Grass Everyone wants a green lawn, but not everyone knows how to make it happen. When planting grass there are a few steps that need to be taken before jumping right in and getting started. In this article, I will go over just that. So [...]

By |2022-02-06T02:59:50+00:00January 30, 2022|Lawn Tips|Comments Off on Do I Need Mulch or Starter Seed When Planting Grass?

Is Fertilizer Safe for Dogs & Cats?

Can Fertilizer Be Harmful To Cats and Dogs? In today's world, it seems as if everyone is looking for a way to give their plants and grass the best nutrients possible. It is common practice for homeowners to use fertilizers to provide extra nutrients to their lawn and garden in [...]

By |2022-02-06T02:59:51+00:00January 29, 2022|Lawn Tips|Comments Off on Is Fertilizer Safe for Dogs & Cats?

8 Tips for Avoiding Burnt Lawns Caused by Mowing

How To Avoid Burnt Lawns Caused By Mowing? You know that scorched look your lawn gets after a long dry spell? When you think it can't get any worse, you mow the lawn and turn those dried-up brown spots into even more crispy, brown toast. What a bummer! While keeping [...]

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How Long Do I Wait To Mow Lawn After Fertilizing?

This is a common question. The general rule of thumb is to wait for 24 hours before you mow. There are new fertilizers and ways to distribute them throughout the yard. The reason for this is that many variables affect how long you should wait before mowing such as the [...]

By |2022-02-06T02:59:52+00:00January 29, 2022|Lawn Tips|Comments Off on How Long Do I Wait To Mow Lawn After Fertilizing?
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