Thrifty Lawn Care That Keeps You in the Green -- Savings Experiment

How to Water Your Lawn Without Going Broke
How to Water Your Lawn Without Going Broke

Though Joni Mitchell once warned us in song about the perils of suburban status-seeking in "The Hissing of Summer Lawns," many of us still pursue a soft, grassy carpet with unrelenting zeal.

Is it because the verdant lawn represents some precious reflection of nature's perfection? Could it be that it throws us back to the pastoral parks of our childhood? Or is it merely satisfy that primal urge to make the Joneses turn greener than grass with envy?

No matter what your reason -- or whether you're growing Kentucky bluegrass, red fescue or annual ryegrass -- we hope to shed some light on your lawn, and give you the tools you need to make your lawn grow thicker than the Irish sod with this installment of the Savings Experiment.