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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...

Posted by in Product Reviews, Buyers Guides on Sep 22, 2015 .

Toro Snowthrower Buyers Guide: Tips on what to shop for in both single- and two-stage snowthrowers.

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For over 60 years, Toro has been an industry leader in Snowthrowers.  In 1952, Snow Hound snow blower. The development of a walk-behind snowblower gave each homeowner the personal power to remove snow in their driveway and sidewalks without using the strenuous shovel. In 1962, Toro came out with a lightweight consumer snow blower, the "Snow Pup."                

                                                   Since then, Toro snowthrowers have become...

Posted by in News, Home Improvement on Aug 25, 2015 .
Now is prime time to prep your yard for the next growing season
With cooling temperatures slow aboveground growth, excessive moisture enriches soil and encourages strong root development. Removing spent stems, dead branches, and heavy leaf cover protects plants' overall health.
 
Here's 10 Great Ways to have an elite landscape next spring
 
 
Aerate the Lawn
If rainfall pools on the grass, it's time to aerate compressed soil so water and nutrients can reach the roots. A garden fork can do the job on a small yard, but for larger lawns Roger uses a walk-behind aerator that pulls out 2½-to 3-inch-deep...

Posted by in on Aug 25, 2015 .
 
Another glorious autumn will soon be upon us and that means your lawn will require some serious fall yard maintenance. We know, we know—that’s not exactly your idea of fun, but your yard is quietly crying out for a little TLC before it drifts into the deep freeze of winter.
 
Good news: If you put in the time to tackle chores now, you’ll be all set and sitting pretty come spring. Even better news: There are actually a few traditional fall maintenance tasks that the experts say you should actually skip!
 
Go ahead, read on to learn which chores to do and to avoid.
 
Things to do right off the...

Posted by in Product Reviews, News, Specials on Jul 30, 2015 .
 
(Source: GreenIndustryPros.com)
 
When stand-on zero-turn mowers were introduced to the marketplace more than a decade ago, manufacturers hoped the product would soon become as popular as both the sit-down zero-turn and intermediate walk-behind. It never happened. But today, thanks to improved designs, smaller footprints, a refined market position and wider distribution, manufacturers are optimistic that the stand-on won’t be standing still much longer.
 
Stand-on applications. The stand-on mower is designed specifically for landscapers, especially those in metro areas who have smaller, highly landscaped...
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