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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...
 
With the emergence of one of Toronto's harshest winter's ever, the spring cleanup process has been very costly and time consuming.  Even though many of today's commercial-grade backpack blowers are extremely powerful, they still don't perform as efficiently as a wheeled blower in more intensive applications; particularly in larger commercial properties.
 
CFM vs. MPH
 
A lot of people become enamored by miles per hour. After all, that tells you how hard the blower is blowing. And if people judge the ferocity of a tornado or hurricane by how hard the storm's winds blow, this must be the logical way to judge...

Posted by in Product Reviews, News on May 22, 2014 .
Exmark has introduced a number of innovations for 2014, highlighted by the expansion of the company’s exclusive RED technology (introduced in 2013) to 52-inch Lazer Z X-Series models.  The company has also made its new UltraCut Rear-Discharge cutting deck available as an option on its popular Lazer Z S-Series zero-turn rider. Exmark has also introduced a powered dump option to the Navigator dedicated bagging mower, and a new Air Ride seat option for Lazer Z and Navigator models.

The Air Ride seat allows easy, from-the-seat adjustments of pneumatic pressure for operators of varying weights.

What makes Exmark...

Posted by in News, Maintenance on May 22, 2014 .
Having to mow grass regularly is one of the few downsides to life in Ontario in the spring. It’s not the sweat or the exercise, although the work can be punishing. The worst part is having to maintain and contend with a cranky gas-powered lawn mower.
 
This year when many pulled their equipment out of storage, they discovered it was like they had old clunkers. Almost-new lawn mowers, trimmers and blowers without one nick, ding or scratch — was unable to rise to the occasion this year after last season.  Customers unknowingly did harm to their mowers using low grade gas and oil and yanked the starter rope...

Posted by in News, Home Improvement on May 20, 2014 .
 
Many homeowners across the GTA were bombarded by the ice storms and excessive snow from winter. Strong winds and heavy rain brought down numerous trees, countless limbs and many  power lines.  The excessive cleanups and damages ranged from a mess of loose leaves, to fallen branches and trees to extended power outages.
 
Stay on top of pruning - Regularly assess trees for necessary pruning and maintenance. Proper pruning can actually help prevent some storm damage. Pruning a tree while it is young even helps trees to develop a stronger structure of branches. You also want to remove limbs that are too low or close to...
 
When mulching blades work properly, they provide exceptional, improved cutting results.
Alpine carries and provides countless blades, parts and service for various Toro, Honda, Lawn boy, MTD and countless other brands. 
 
If you are looking to improve the look of your lawn, consider a mulching blade.
There are several brands and options to choose from.
 
Be safe and smart whenever handling your blade. Take a rag over the blade and then take the screw off. Now look for the right washer and put the blade back on and ensure the blade is torqued to OEM Specifications. 
 
 
Always make...

Posted by in News on May 14, 2014 .
No matter how long the winter has been for you, you can count on the grass growing again each spring. And while photosynthesis always means there will be a place for weed eaters, chainsaws and hedge trimmers for yard work, the average urban and suburban Canadian no longer finds older, gas-guzzling mowers effective.
 
 
Older mowers are noisy, have a lot more vibration and provide a lot more fumes and smoke This is why manufacturers have been constantly updating their mower versions for decades. 
 
Sure, some vintage mowers are lighter and easier to get along with than their newer cousins, but what’s the point...
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