Boost Your Blooms

The relatively mild winter we’re experiencing this year is making many of us turn our thoughts to Spring and what we hope to achieve in our lawns and gardens. Don’t overlook the resources found in Consumer Reports! The Lawn and Yard Guide, which can be found from our Databases and Website Subject Guides, is chock full of invaluable tips and tricks for buying and maintaining lawn mowers ( you know you have to sharpen those blades every year!) , string trimmers and gas grills.

But wait – there’s more! Consumer Reports has a clickable map which reveals the best type of grass seed for your area of the country. Thinking of adding some lighting to your walkways or patio? Consult the field guide to lighting design. There is even a Pest Patrol which discusses battling the bane of every gardener’s existence – moles and grubs.

You can access all this information from the comfort of your home – Consumer Reports can help you dream up the perfect landscape. Happy gardening!




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