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Temperature_Germination & When to Seed reference.

Temperature_Germination chart When to Seed reference chart These charts are only to give an idea of when to plant.  It’s important to consider your climate.  Theses references are good for mid US. Temperature & Germination Crop Minimum Percent Germination Days to…

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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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Sample of Number of mowing per year

Some data collected on number of mowing(s) per year, over the past five years.   Combination of irrigated and non-irrigated lawns.  With the dry heat we had last season, even watered lawns required less service. Data collected in Knoxville and Louisville,…

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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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Injection Control Pressure Sensor / ICP

Injection Control Pressure Sensor / ICP.    7.3 PSD The ICP sensor provides a feedback signal to indicate high oil pressure so the PCM can command the correct injector timing, pulse width and injection control pressure for proper fuel delivery. In…

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Replacing wiper blades

Replacing wiper blades. Sometimes it can be tricky to replace wiper blades especially on a truck.  Often times it’s easy to clip the new ones on yet for some reason it can be difficult to remove the old ones first….

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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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