another terrific resource is your state's department of agriculture, where you'll find guidelines on watering, mowing, and fertilizing lawns, along with specific information regarding which type of grass grows best in your area and when and how to plant the seeds or sod.

more resources:
fertilizing, pest control, planting, and trouble-shooting: scotts, www.scottscompany.com

safety tips and product information: outdoor power equipment institute, inc., (703) 549-7600; opei.mow.org

mowing, watering, and weed control: www.doityourself.com

on everything lawns: www.lawninstitute.com

thinking about forgetting the whole thing and buying a goat? log on to www.cybergoat.com

contact information


black & decker, (800) 544-6986; www.blackanddecker.com

friendly robotics, (888) 404-7626; www.friendlyrobotics.com

ginge, available through gardenstyles, (800) 356-8890; www.gardenstyles.com

in-ground lawn feeder, available from colington marketing co., (252) 480-0252; www.lawnfeeders.com

john deere, (800) 537-8233;
www.johndeere.com

lawn boy, (800) 526-6937;
www.lawnboy.com

lesco, (800) 321-5325; www.lesco.com

milorganite, (800) 287-9645

simplicity manufacturing, (262) 284-8669; www.simplicitymfg.com