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Aeration helps the lawn to "breathe" and to absorb moisture and nutrients. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/wheatfields/3409167540/">Christian Guthier</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Aeration helps the lawn to "breathe" and to absorb moisture and nutrients. Photo: Christian Guthier, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Tips for a timely lawn tune-up

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It's a busy month for gardeners. You could be canning and/or freezing your produce. You could be cleaning out the spent plants and pulling the weeds again for the off-season. You could be building new raised beds for next year.

And according to Cooperative Extension's Amy Ivy, it's also the one time of year when a little attention to the lawn will really pay off. She shares tips for a minimalist approach to lawn care in her weekly conversation with Martha Foley.

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Martha Foley
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