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Caring for houseplants during the winter months.

Caring for houseplants during the winter months. A few adjustments can ease the stress on your houseplants.  If possible, move your plants to gain the most sun exposure.  Avoid placing them too close to heating vents.  Don’t place them too…

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Belt vs Hydrostatic drive

Belt vs Hydrostatic drive. You’re looking to buy a walk behind mower.  Maybe it’s your first machine for home use or for business. Here’s a short article on buying a new machine.   My first real commercial mower was a…

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Buying a new Mowing Machine

Buying a new mowing machine these days can be a little daunting.  For this article I’m  focusing on commercial machines. There are several makes, models and configurations.   You need to consider how the machine will be used.  Terrain, mowing conditions, hours of…

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Turf disease

Our current weather pattern has exacerbated turf diseases such as brown patch, dollar spot, etc. Fungicides are available to manage the diseases.   These pictures taken June 13th, 2014.  Louisville, TN See lawn page for tips on proper lawn care. Visit…

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Pesticide definitions.

Some pesticide definitions. With a few sample products. –Cide: “denoting a substance that kills.” The Oxford American College Dictionary, through Google.com Pesticide “a substance used for destroying insects or other organisms harmful to cultivated plants or to animals.” The Oxford…

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Turf grass disease

Once again turf grass disease is an issue this year here in the transition zone of eastern TN.  It’s definitely ubiquitous here in the Knoxville area.  Would suspect it’s an issue elsewhere as well.   I treated multiple times last year for brown patch.  Unfortunately…

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Mower deck size and productivity

Mower deck size and productivity.  If your in the market for a new mowing machine your probably wondering what size machine to purchase.   There are a few things to consider.  If your a homeowner it’s a little simpler.  Size of…

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Blow or Mulch your leaves

Often times I am asked what is the best method to remove leaves from your lawn. This can be somewhat subjective. If you have the means you may hire a lawn service to manage your leaves and not have to…

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Lawn care, DIY or hire?

Have you ever wondered what it actually cost to maintain your lawn?  Perhaps you have a log and some actual figures.  Did you log you time?  Did you include all the extras?  Annual flowers, mulch, transporting/truck, perhaps equipment rental, fertilizer,…

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Benefits of Organic Mulch

Benefits of Organic Mulch.  A fresh layer of mulch sure looks nice.  It also has several benefits.  First and obvious is the aesthetics.  Which is what most people are after when spreading new mulch.  Lets look at what else it can…

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