The Lawnmower Blog

Posted by in Product Reviews, News on Jul 10, 2014 .
 
The Stihl 16.5 inch 36 Volt cordless lawnmower is powered by a rechargeable battery that's said to be the most reliable Lithium-Ion battery in the lawn equipment industry. 
 
Older, heavier mowers are made of steel, heavy and takes several pulls and gas priming to get it started. She's thought about buying a new mower and was interested in trying out the new battery operated RMA Stihl Stihl Mower. 
 
Having experiences with a number of cordless mower options, We were impressed by some of the RMA 370's functionality. The battery easily slides in, everything adjusts smoothly and it's just easy to use. You can...

Posted by in Maintenance on Jul 10, 2014 .
  Check your fuel and filters and don’t skip routine maintenance
Warmer weather means more time in your yard—and, with lush, long rapidly growing grass, Too often, landscapers waste time dealing with mowers, string trimmers, chain saws, and other power equipment that won’t start or doesn’t cut it. Here are some tips to help you and your crews for the long, hot summer.

Sharpen the blades. Mower blades should slice grass, rather than tearing it, which looks ugly and can invite lawn disease. Blades typically need sharpening once a month. You can do it yourself with a special file...

Posted by in on Jul 09, 2014 .
 
After record setting levels of ongoing power use, forecasters are expecting a milder, stormy season.  These quick, powerful rainstorms can inflict a lot of damage and in severe cases cause power outages.
 
The recent GTA blackout crippled much of the city during the holiday season.
 
Be sure to assess and check your power needs. A small portable, up to 4,000 watts, can typically power a refrigerator, sump pump, microwave, TV, and a few lights but you may want more oomph than that. Here are some recommended generators from our tests ranging from medium to large.
 
 
Midsized portable or small...

Posted by in News, Home Improvement on Jul 09, 2014 .
 
 
If you still insist on bagging your lawn clippings.  You’re mowing your lawn wrong. 
 
Bagging grass is leaching money from your wallet. You’re spending more money on watering, fertilizer, pesticide, and maintenance than you have to.
 
If you want to go easier on your wallet, and the environment, you need to ditch the bag. Just leave those grass clippings where they fall.
 
 
Why?  They act as a natural fertilizer, putting the nutrients back into the soil that the grass took out on it’s way up. That means you can spend a little less on fertilizer.
 
And if your lawn is...

Posted by in News, Home Improvement on Jul 09, 2014 .
As the hot summer becomes dry and humid, you will want to keep an eye on the health of your landscape plants.
 
Summer drought is normal and is an issue every year. However, If there are a greater number of days in which the temperature exceeds 90 degrees, the stress on plants, grass and your body increases.
 
Be sure to tend to your plants and conserve water when the mercury rises for extended periods of time:
 
1. Water your landscape strategically. Water early in the morning when temperatures are lower. Water plants infrequently and deeply prior to and during drought. Saturate the area to a depth of 8 to...

Posted by in News on Jun 18, 2014 .
 
Telling the story of a home is about displaying its potential. This time of year, your outdoor space can play a key role in getting the value you are seeking for your property.
 
Always remember that with real estate, a first impression either engages a potential buyer or disqualifies any interest they may have had.
 
The front yard is the first impression. Every buyer – from the do-it-yourself garden expert to the folks who would just rather hire everything out – can see the picture you have already painted with your yard care and landscaping.
 
Sellers often leave untapped potential with...

Posted by in on Jun 09, 2014 .
With contractors needing to install interlock, ashphalt and retaining wall block, the need for flat compacted surfaces is essential.  Many of today's landscape contractors are benefitting from durable, reliable Jeonil compaction equipment. 
Nearly all landscapers have a need for compaction equipment—whether they’re installing patios, ponds, sidewalks, creating a utility trench, etc. 
 
 
A popular machine type for a landscaper is a forward plate compactor.  Jeonil's plate line is wide ranging.  Forward plate compactors are very popular with landscapers because they offer the right mix of dimensions and...
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