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The Benefits of Sharp Mower Blades

The Benefits of Sharp Mower Blades

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Start your spring season strong with a great cut from the start. Your mower will cut faster and deliver a better quality of cut with sharp blades, so make sure your blades are sharp! One of the top maintenance items for any rotary mower is to ensure blades are properly sharpened, balanced and in good working order.   Why Sharp Blades Matter When shaving, think about the difference between the times…

How to Maintain & Upgrade Your Irrigation System

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Irrigation systems need regular maintenance to keep them working efficiently year after year. Damage from lawn equipment or improper winterization can cause leaks and other serious problems. Do It Yourself 1. Inspect your System Monthly Check for leaks, broken or clogged sprinkler heads, and other problems. Clean clogged screens and drip irrigation filters as needed. 2. Adjust Sprinkler Heads Remove or correct obstructions that prevent sprinklers from distributing water evenly….

5 Simple Steps to Get Your Snowblower Ready for Storage

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Good-bye, winter. Summer will be here before you know it! Get your snowblower prepped for off-season storage in 5 simple steps to prevent startup issues next year. 5-Step Snowblower Winterization 1. Drain the Fuel System Start the engine and run it dry of fuel. If you haven’t added a fuel treatment during the season, add a little now to prevent residual fuel from forming gummy deposits or fouling the carburetor…

10 Things You Should Know Before Buying a Battery-Powered Yard Tool

10 Things to Know When Purchasing Battery-Powered Yard Tools

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When it comes to buying battery-powered yard tools, it may be hard to truly understand how powerful they are. So, what do you really need to care about when comparing tools? Make sure you’re buying the right tool for the job by understanding 10 basic aspects of battery-powered tool power and performance.   1. Brushed Motors Brushed motors employ a mechanical switching mechanism (or commutator) to turn the motor; whereas…

How to Apply Fertilizer with the Lawn Care Nut

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When the time to fertilize your lawn arrives, do you know what steps to take? Walk through the process with Allyn Hane, The Lawn Care Nut, for his suggestions on how to get the most out of your application. “You’ve got your chosen fertilizer ready to go, you’ve weighed out the proper amount to cover the exact lawn space that you’ve got, now, how do you actually put it down?…

When is the Best Time to Aerate?

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Regardless of where you live and what type of turf grass you’re working with, aeration can help your lawn be healthier and more beautiful. The trick is knowing when it’s best to aerate, what equipment to use, and what else you can do to encourage the vigor of your grasses while limiting weeds’ ability to gain a foothold in the lawn. According to Josh Friell, Ph. D, of The Toro Company’s Center…