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Equipment, Lawn Care

Dressing your grinding wheel

A must have tool if your sharpening mower blades is a grinding wheel dressing tool.  It’s easy to use and only takes a few seconds to clean or dress your grinding wheel.  There also inexpensive, about $24 from Amazon. Why…

Home, Lawn Care, Seasonal

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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Equipment, Lawn Care, Seasonal

Small engine storage.

Small engine storage. The seasons is coming to an end.  Here in the Smokey Mountain region about eighty percent of the leafs are down.  Most of us are still busy blowing leafs and mowing.  I would say by the end…

Home, Lawn Care

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,…

Equipment, Lawn Care, Misc.

GIE EXPO 2013

GIE EXPO 2013. The Green Industry Expo Is a great show to see the latest and greatest in new machinery and products.  Lawn, Landscape, garden, farm, greenhouse, or DIY homeowner.  Hundreds of exhibits each with a  representative you can learn more…

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Business, Equipment

Differential ratios 3.73, 4.10, 4.88…

Differential ratios  3.73, 4.10, 4.88… What’s your differential numbers?   3.55, 3.73, 4.10, 4.88.   Often times these numbers are overlooked when buying a truck.  However, depending on how you’re going to be using your rig you may want to take…

Home, Landscaping

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…

Home, Lawn Care, Pesticides

Mole abatement

Mole abatement. If your experiencing problems with moles you have a couple options to eradicate them.   Merit insecticide, Talpirid mole bait, or trapping. Moles can do a lot of damage to a lawn in a short period of time.  First…

Home, Lawn Care

The real cost of turf irrigation

I have been in the lawn and landscape industry for going on twenty five years now.  An irrigation system can be a frivolous investment if not properly managed.  Based on my experience I would place the percentage of mismanaged irrigation…

Home, Lawn Care, Seasonal

Aeartion and overseeding

Aeartion and overseeding. Core aeration has several benefits.  Breaking up compacted soil helps your turf acquire water and nutrients more efficiently.  Basically getting the fertilizer and water to the roots.  Increases water absorption.  Helps with run off, therefore using less…

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