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Many times, having the right tool is the difference between a simple task and a painful one. Imagine trying to remove a wood screw with a ball peen hammer, drive a nail with a screwdriver, or paint a room with a putty knife!
The right tool for hauling any heavy or bulky load around the yard is the tow-behind poly cart, hands down. They’re easier on your body than a wheelbarrow because they make your tractor do the heavy lifting. Continue reading →
With spring only a week away, many of us are beginning to think of warmer temperatures, short sleeves, and green grass. Soon, we’ll begin the process of reviving our lawns from a long winter’s abuse. A healthy, thick lawn is the best defense against opportunistic weeds and pests. Read this Grass Seed Planting Guide for the step-by-step procedure of how to seed your lawn properly. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
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.