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Oversize tires MPG GPS

Oversize tires MPG GPS With oversized tires and re-gearing it’s a good practice to note for your adjusted speed and mpg.   For my little Toyota trail rig I went from 225 to 31″ tires and from 4.10 to 4.88 ring…

Business, Equipment, Lawn Care

Spring aeration, over-seeding, pre-emergent.

Spring aeration, over-seeding, pre-emergent. I have noticed a few signs advertising aeration and over-seeding.  It’s almost March now and that got my attention.  Couple things to consider.  First, over-seeding should be done in fall.  However, due to last season’s dry…


Are moles tunneling through your lawn?

Are moles tunneling through your lawn? Even during the winter months, like February, moles can be an issue.  I have one in my lawn now that I need to address.  They can do a lot of damage by tunneling.  However…

Ornamental grass winter

Tips Cutting Back Ornamental Landscape Grass

Tips Cutting Back Ornamental Landscape Grass Ornamental grasses are actually an unsurpassed addition you definitely should do to your garden’s landscape. Elegant ornamental grasses can add an interesting look and delightful texture to your garden during almost all seasons. There…


Desired pH Levels for your Garden Plants

Desired pH Levels for your Garden Plants. Vegetable crops and their pH preferences pH 4.5 to 5.5 Radish Sweet Potato pH 4.8 to 5.5 Potato pH 5.5 to 6.5 Endive Parsley Pepper Rhubarb Soybean pH 5.5 to 7.0 Beans Broccoli…


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…


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…

Lawn Care

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,…

Exmark Turf Tracer hydrostatic drive
Business, Equipment, Home, Lawn Care

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…