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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...

Posted by in Product Reviews, News on May 13, 2015 .

Consumer Reports has been singing the praises of  Toro's SW and SWX steering wheels on zero-turn-radius riding mowers. 

If you really, really want a zero-turn but someone who mows the lawn can’t get the hang of lap-bars then a steering wheel zero-turn is for you.  The Toro’s steering wheel and steerable front wheels—rather than levers and casters—allow more intuitive control, especially on slopes, and automatically slow down on sharp turns. In addition to requiring fewer passes around a tree or other obstruction, the speed reduction also results in fewer patches of grass that are essentially scraped...

Posted by in News on Apr 14, 2015 .
 
Looking to buy a faster, smoother, more efficient grasscutter but not sure how it may handle or if it is the right tool for the job. 
 
Alpine's "Try it before you buy it" program will allow you to discover all the potential of Exmark Landscape Equipment.
Alpine Lawn and Garden is happy to be offering local landscapers the opportunity to demo a wide array of Exmark mowers.
 
 
Feel free to contact us for a "hassle free" assessment of your equipment and together, we can assess which unit is best for your needs, application and budget.
 
We look forward to helping you maximize your...
 
I admit it. It turns out that one of the best home-remodeling projects in terms of return on investment is landscaping.
 
Landscaping projects can have a recovery value of 100-200 percent if done well. The same story reported recovery values of 75-125 percent for a kitchen remodel, 80-120 percent for a bathroom and 20-50 percent for a swimming pool. Simply put, landscaping can significantly affect property values. When done right, it can add significant value to a home. When landscaping is done poorly, or is neglected, it can take away value.
 
But wait! I'm not intending to sell my house any time soon. I...
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