The Lawnmower Blog

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...

Posted by in News, Home Improvement on Jul 24, 2015 .
 
With hot, humid sunshine and little rain, preserving your lawn and landscapes becomes a summer necessity.
 
The key to getting your lawn through heat waves is to water effectively. Bluegrass lawns need 1 to 1.5 inches of water a week and even more with the heat. Sod roots generally grow about 6 inches deep and need enough irrigation to soak the entire root mass. To determine how deep your current watering program is getting, dig a small hole in the lawn and measure the band of damp soil. If it’s not wet down 6 inches you need to water longer.
 
 
How long is enough? That is going to depend on your...

Alpine is once again proud to feature the industry's top lawn mowers.  Honda's HRR2169VKC features Honda's Commercial-Grade Engine, a 3-year consumer warranty and as a testament to their reliability, a one year commercial warranty.

The Honda HRR2169VKC with the exclusive MicroCut twin-blade system is powered by the quiet and efficient Honda GCV160 4-stroke, overhead cam engine certified to meet EPA and CARB emissions levels.

Honda's effortless self propelled mowers feature their patented Variable Speed Technology (VST) which allows you to control your mowing speed with a simple turn of the wrist you can increase or...

Posted by in News, Maintenance on Jul 13, 2015 .
 
Time is money, and when commercial landscapers find themselves spending more and more time adjusting, replacing or repairing trimmer line and heads, it starts to cost money! One of the easiest ways to keep a string trimmer performing starts with the trimmer line itself. 
 
Storage. Keep the line cool and out of the sun. A spool of line stored in direct sun runs the risk of UV rays breaking down the line, making it brittle. Commercial-grade line will stand up to rocks, weeds and other obstacles, but trimmer line baking in the sun will require more time and attention. The trimmer and especially the trimmer head suffer...
 
Today's equipment is far more complex and precise to meet environmental and noise regulations. 
When they are functioning as designed, they are extremely productive and efficient.
 
All lawnmowers and chainsaws. They all use gasoline for fuel, and this brings up ethanol, that additive that can be good and bad.
 
Ethanol is promoted as a means to make oil supplies go further. 
 
Ethanol is made from vegetation, and corn is a primary source. Growing corn for making ethanol has been a boost to agricultural interests. 
 
Ethanol works well in vehicles and usually in big outboards of late...

With added rain and cooler temperatures, plants have enjoyed a great season of growth.  Managing these hedges have been a daunting task for many landscapers and groundskeepers.  Whether you are trimming a few yards, a mass of yew in the grounds of a grand house or half-a-mile of hawthorn down the lanes around an estate, the right hedge clipper will get the job done quickly and leave the desired effect.

Handheld equipment continues to become cleaner, quieter, more convenient and more productive. Stihl's new HS82 double-sided are aimed at professional gardeners, the trimmers are fitted with Stihl's 2-MIX petrol engines to reduce...

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