Fertilizer Spreader Settings Tutorial

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Fertilizer Spreader Settings

In order to ensure the proper application rates, we must validate our fertilizer spreader settings by accurately calibrating the spreader.

Optimum Spreading Speed = 3mph
Because most broadcast spreaders are wheel-driven, the speed at which you walk significantly affects the spread of the material.  Walking slower causes the spinner to rotate more slowly, resulting in a narrow, heavy spread pattern.  Walking faster causes the spinner to rotate more quickly, resulting in a wider, lighter spread pattern.  Continue reading

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How to use a Lawn Dethatcher

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Why do I need to use a lawn dethatcher?

Thatch is made of up old grass clippings, dead roots, leaves and other small organic debris.  It builds up in layers underneath your lawn, on top of the soil.  Good lawn dethatchers will clear this layer away allowing water, nutrients, and air to reach the soil.

Take a small plug of your lawn from an inconspicuous area using a hand spade.  If you see more than a half-inch of thatch, your lawn could really benefit from dethatching. Continue reading

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Lawn Rolling Fundamentals

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Lawn Rolling

Lawn rolling is an intermediate-level landscaping technique that can help create a smoother, greener lawn. The premise is simple enough, a rounded weight that flattens the soil it passes over. But to utilize it effectively, it must be applied at the right times, in the right way, with the right frequency.  Read on to learn the fundamentals of lawn rolling.

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Electric Broadcast Spreader from Spyker

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Electric Broadcast Spreader

The professional-grade Spyker Electric Spreader is ideal for spreading seed, fertilizer, ice melt, or salt. This electric broadcast spreader features a 12-volt DC motor housed between corrosion-resistant stainless steel tubing.

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Rough Winter Conditions No Match for Small Indiana Town

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Snow RemovingAs New Englanders prepared for winter storm Nemo, one company in Jeffersonville, Indiana was preparing to supply some of the snowplows needed to clear the streets. Brinly-Hardy Company, who manufactures the POWERtach™ hydraulic plow for John Deere, is keeping a close eye on the aftermath of the storm that dumped over 40 inches of snow on the northeastern United States. Continue reading

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Dethatching your lawn: 3 Simple Steps

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Dethatching your lawn the easy way

Tow-behind Dethatcher

Lawn thatch is a layer of grass clippings, dead leaves, and other organic material that builds up underneath your lawn, just above the topsoil. A small amount is essential and protects the roots of the grass, but having too much prevents air, water and nutrients from reaching them. This also creates an environment that is conducive to disease and pests.  Dethatching your lawn is crucial to its long-term health and beauty. Continue reading

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Use a Sweeper to Collect Lawn Debris

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Get rid of leaves and lawn debris without raking

No lawn debrisAllowing fallen leaves and other lawn debris to lie on your lawn not only damages grass and impedes growth, but it also causes thatch to build up and can cause bare spots in your lawn. Continue reading

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The New Ride-On Spreader from Spyker

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Spyker Ride-on Spreader

Combining Spyker’s renowned spread consistency with the most durable and maneuverable platform available, the Spyker S100 Series ride-on spreader is built for efficiency and profitability.

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GIE+Expo 2012

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The 2012 Green Industry and Equipment Expo ( GIE+Expo ) came to a close last Friday after three days of exhibitions from over 700 of the industry’s most exciting vendors. The 500,000 square feet of indoor exhibits showcased a “who’s who” of outdoor power, lawn and garden, and landscaping equipment suppliers. Continue reading

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Brinly-Hardy Continues Tradition of Giving Back

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Lawn and garden manufacturer takes pride in serving American heroes

Brinly-Hardy Home Depot Foundation

October 1, 2011–(Colorado Springs, CO)—Brinly-Hardy President Mike Schmitt and Consumer Products Sales Manager Chris Chmielewski joined forces with The Home Depot Foundation and Pikes Peak Habitat for Humanity on the 26th of September in Colorado Springs.  By the end of the day there were three houses framed, three foundations laid, and over 1,000 feet of fencing constructed.

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