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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…

What to Consider Before You Invest in an Irrigation System

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Using an automated irrigation system is one of the best ways to keep your lawn and landscape beautiful and healthy while minimizing water waste. Plan carefully for a reliable, flexible irrigation system that can grow and evolve along with your landscaping. Plan for Now 1. Meet Code Requirements Include the right backflow prevention device for your area. Required by the National Plumbing Code for all irrigation systems, backflow prevention devices prevent…

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?…

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The Basics of Overseeding (Reseeding) a Lawn

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Overseeding, commonly known as reseeding your lawn, is a simple way to jump-start new turf growth and thicken your lawn. By spreading fresh grass seed over existing grass, you are able to fill in thin spots to achieve a lusher lawn without tearing up any turf or soil.   Does My Lawn Need It? Not every lawn needs overseeding. Lawns that are looking especially tired from the stresses of summer…