Annual Lawn Equipment Maintenance Checklist: Get Ready for Spring

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Annual Lawn Equipment MaintenanceWarm weather is on the way! Time to knock the dust off the lawn equipment that’s been sitting in storage waiting for the seasons to change. Hopefully everything was stored properly in the fall, otherwise we might have a chore on our hands.

To help simplify the maintenance process a little bit, we’ve developed a short checklist to make sure that nothing major gets overlooked. You can even download the file here so that you can physically check off each line item as it gets completed.

Mowers (and other motorized equipment)
1. Re-read the owner’s manual
2. Clean under mower deck
3. Change oil & filter
4. Sharpen/replace blade(s)
5. Change air filter
6. Stabilize fuel if not stored empty
7. Inspect/change spark plug(s)
8. Clean carburetor
9. Check pneumatic tire pressure
10. Replace fuel filter
11. Clean engine cooling fins
12. Clean and lubricate gears

1. Re-read the owner’s manual
2. Clean spreaders and sprayers after each use
3. Lubricate wheel bearings and other moving parts
4. Inflate pneumatic tires
5. Tighten any bolts that have worked their way loose
6. Calibrate spreaders
7. Order spares of serviceable parts
8. Straighten or replace damaged aerator spoons/tines
9. Inspect dethatcher tines and safety wire
10. Drain rollers to prevent deformation
11. Inspect sweeper brushes and gears

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Autumn Lawn Care Tips – Preparing for Spring Success

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Autumn Lawn Care Tips

“Success depends upon previous preparation,
and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.”


Autumn is the time to prepare for a beautiful springtime lawn.  Quite often, by March or April it is too late.  In order to set ourselves up for springtime success, we need to commit to doing a little pre-work in September and October.  Last year, we discussed the importance of autumn lawn care by focusing on weed control, seeding, and fertilizing.  As important as those are, before executing that trifecta of fall lawn care awesomeness, we’ll need to make sure that the lawn and topsoil are prepared properly. Continue reading

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7 Ways to Use a Lawn and Garden Trailer Sprayer

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Brinly-Hardy Lawn and Garden Trailer Sprayer
With a built-in hand sprayer for spot spraying and boom-mounted nozzles for blanket coverage, a tow-behind trailer sprayer is an incredibly versatile tool. Balancing capacity and maneuverability, it’s able to cover large areas that wouldn’t be possible using only a hose end, pump, or backpack sprayer. We’ve compiled this list of ways to get the most out of your lawn and garden trailer sprayer. Continue reading

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Brinly-Hardy Co. wins 2014 PIAS Graphic Award

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175th Anniversary Brochure wins Best of Category

JEFFERSONVILLE, IN – The Printing Industry Association of the South presented their Brinly-Hardy Co. Wins PIAS Graphic Award40th Annual Graphic Awards in Destin, Florida last month, celebrating the best printed pieces from Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and West Virginia. The 175th Anniversary brochure of Brinly-Hardy Co., submitted by Merrick Printing Co., was awarded Best of Category for Catalogs of 4 or more colors.

The 18-page catalog incorporates both matte and gloss UV finishes, gold foil stamping, and an embossed 175th Anniversary logo on the cover. The piece also includes a gate-folded “timeline” insert printed on 100% post-consumer waste paper that follows the company’s history alongside snapshots of nostalgic US milestones. The contrast between the modern look of the gloss papers used for the majority of the catalog and the vintage feel of the felt paper used for the timeline insert reinforces this nostalgic theme.

Tracing its roots back to 1839, the Brinly-Hardy Company has cultivated a rich history of developing lawn and garden products that are both highly innovative and extremely durable. The business is still family-owned, led by 5th generation CEO Jane Hardy. They pride themselves on being a leading supplier of high-quality American-made lawn and garden products for both consumer and commercial users.

Download the PIAS Graphic Award-Winning Brochure here

Brinly-Hardy 175 Limited Edition Cart

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