The Lawnmower Blog

Posted by in Product Reviews, News on Aug 10, 2016 .
Stihl Releases The Stihl RMA410 Battery Powered Lawn Mower Packing Plenty of Power
 
 
The new Stihl RMA 410 C battery-powered lawn mower is powered by a 36-volt lithium-ion battery that offers no mess or hassle compared to gas powered mowers. The brushless, commercial grade 900-watt electric mower is 50 percent stronger than their previous model and is much quieter than gasoline powered mowers, which is a huge benefit for noise-sensitive neighborhoods.
 
Stihl is legendary for their unparalleled quality as an outdoor power equipment manufacturer, building equipment that pros have relied on for more...

Posted by in News, Maintenance on Jul 27, 2016 .
 
Severe winds, rain, snow and ice have caused a number of power outages throughout Ontario overall the last few years. Some lasting days or even weeks. Portable generators are small, practical and easy to transport.  A number of local residents have relied on backup power options to ensure they have power when stormy weather hits.
 
Always operate generators safely and responsibly.   It is important to use generators only in well-ventilated areas.  Gasoline produce harmful carbon monoxide gases when burned in an engine. running the generator in an attached garage can be extremely dangerous and often fatal, with the...

Posted by in News on Jul 12, 2016 .
 
It’s summertime and families are spending more time enjoying the outdoors, entertaining with barbecues and patio parties and playing in the backyard. Studies show that green space and landscaping contribute to health, happiness and intellect. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (www.opei.org/stewardship), shares seven reasons to be thankful grass is part of our living landscapes.
 
Reason #1: 
 
Our yards are incredible oxygen making machines and they cleanse the air too!  A grass area measuring 50 X 50 feet will produce enough oxygen to meet the daily needs of a family of four.  Research has also shown...
 
Ferris has reintroduced a new line of exceptional stand on lawn mowers that combine speed, agility and a high quality of cut for comfort for unprecedented performance.
 
The brand new SRS™ Z2 stand on mower offers the most comfortable, adjustable and efficient stand up mower to date. That’s because the SRS Z2 mower has raised the bar with its patent-pending operator platform featuring suspension technology for optimal operator comfort and unparalleled productivity.
 
Expanding on our zero turn lineup of commercial lawn mowers, the SRS Z2 mower delivers the kind of heightened productivity that has become...

Posted by in Product Reviews, News on Mar 04, 2016 .
 
Stihl has made blowing leafs even easier with their newest backpack blower, the BR450. Equipped with a powerful 2-stroke engine, the STIHL BR 450 has all the power you need in a convenient package. Use it for a range of applications. Stihl backpack blowers are a common sight on professional lawn maintenance crews and now has the easiest starting backpack blower in their extensive arsenal. 
 
From managing large properties and tree-heavy lots to seasonal leaf cleanup. The BR450's low-emission engine boasts commercial grade quality and  power, with a blowing force approaching that of our BR 600 model. Designed with the...

Posted by in News on Jan 19, 2016 .

 

The History of our Open House

In 1995, Alpine was the first to hold an Open House/Customer appreciation day to celebrate our major expansion and construction of our new building and our incredible customers.

We got so much support from our suppliers and friends that we decided to make it an annual event and make it a celebration of the professional landscapers that we get to serve.

The 2015 Open House was our 21st Open House and it was our best attended open house yet. Trust me, it was really great to see everyone after a long, hard, exhausting winter....

Posted by in News, Home Improvement on Oct 05, 2015 .
 
The right tools for the job can be the difference between an interminable landscaping project and one that goes smoothly and efficiently. Aspiring landscapers probably have a few shovels and rakes hanging in their garages and sheds for basic landscaping work. But while such tools are effective for certain projects, when it comes to churning soil for garden beds or digging holes for outdoor structures, additional tools come in handy. It may be well worth a trip to a nearby home center to purchase or rent one of these tools ideal for breaking ground.
 
Rototiller
 
A rototiller, sometimes called just a...
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