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.

What Type of Grass Grows the Fastest?

The Fastest Growing Grass Is... You may be wondering what type of grass grows the fastest because you are planning on planting some or perhaps you want to know which is the most eco-friendly. And like me, you are also interested in knowing which is the easiest to maintain. Well, [...]

By |2022-02-06T02:59:53+00:00January 29, 2022|Lawn Tips|Comments Off on What Type of Grass Grows the Fastest?

7 Tips to Determine How Many Bags of Fertilizer for Your Yard is Needed

How Many Bags of Fertilizer Do I need To Fertilize My Yard? Fertilizing a lawn has become an American tradition. In the 1960s, most lawns were fertilized with one to two pounds of fertilizer per 1k square feet of grass area – about 3lbs per 1000 sq ft – once [...]

By |2022-02-06T02:59:53+00:00January 29, 2022|Lawn Tips|Comments Off on 7 Tips to Determine How Many Bags of Fertilizer for Your Yard is Needed

Is Mistletoe Good or Bad For Trees?

Mistletoe is a common plant to see around the holidays. Many people associate the plant with a kiss or a sign of good luck. Some people even put mistletoe on their Christmas trees. Depending on the type of tree you choose to put up for the holidays, can change how [...]

By |2022-05-04T16:18:52+00:00January 28, 2022|Landscaping, Lawn Tips, Trees|Comments Off on Is Mistletoe Good or Bad For Trees?

How To Plant and Take Care of Your Black Eye Suzy

So, how do you plant and take care of a Slack Eye Suzy? Plant a Black Eye Suzy in a spot in your garden that gets plenty of sunlight. Dig a hole that's about twice the size of the pot your Black Eye Suzy is currently in. Remove the plant from its pot and place it in the hole, making sure the roots are spread out. Cover the roots with soil and gently pack it down. Water your plant well.

By |2022-01-08T20:21:37+00:00January 6, 2022|Landscaping, Lawn Tips|Comments Off on How To Plant and Take Care of Your Black Eye Suzy

8 Simple and Effective Steps for Lawn Spraying Fertilizer

Whether you just seeded your lawn or it is already growing, spray fertilizer is a good way to give nutrients to your grass. You can use spray fertilizer right before mowing the grass so the grass has a deep drink of water and nutrients at one time. It also keeps growth going which will help prevent problems later on such as yellowing of the lawn due to stress.

By |2022-01-23T04:43:17+00:00January 6, 2022|Landscaping, Lawn, Lawn Tips|Comments Off on 8 Simple and Effective Steps for Lawn Spraying Fertilizer

5 Great Ideas for Landscaping Around Front Yard Pond

Landscape Your Front Yard Pond Easily What is the best idea for landscaping around your front yard pond? The best idea is to landscape around it in a way that makes it look natural and blends in with the surroundings. You can use plants, rocks, and other materials to achieve [...]

By |2022-01-23T04:46:31+00:00January 3, 2022|Landscaping, Lawn Tips|Comments Off on 5 Great Ideas for Landscaping Around Front Yard Pond

7 Different Flowers That Bloom All Summer

Seven Best Flowers for Summer Blooming There are many beautiful flowers we see all summer. When you see these growing wild they look like a beautiful blanket. It seems like the entire season is filled with these awe-inspiring plants. The truth is very few bloom all summer. What are some [...]

By |2022-04-27T02:47:34+00:00December 20, 2021|Landscaping, Lawn Tips|Comments Off on 7 Different Flowers That Bloom All Summer
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