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What Kinds of Oil Should I Put In My Lawn Mower

By Matt Hagens / December 8, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us What Kind of Oil Should I Put In My Lawn Mower?A number of factors determine the type of oil you should use in your lawn mower. The most important thing is to select the […]

How To Tell If My Lawn Mower Spark Plug Is Bad

By Matt Hagens / December 5, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us How To Tell If My Lawn Mower Spark Plug Is BadWhat does a spark plug do?A spark plug provides a source of ignition for small engines, like the engine that powers your lawn […]

Which Side of The Lawn Mower Blade is Up

By Matt Hagens / December 4, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Which Side of The Lawn Mower Blade is Up?In order to make sure your lawn mower is cutting the grass properly, you’ll need to keep your blades sharp, and possibly replace them – […]

Can You Overwater New Grass Seed?

By Matt Hagens / September 19, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Can You Overwater New Grass Seed?In short, the answer is yes. Watering a newly planted lawn is quite different from watering grass that is already well-established. The initial watering stage is where the majority […]

Can You Mow Over Leaves?

By Matt Hagens / September 8, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Can You Mow Over Leaves?The answer is yes with one caveat: invest in a quality mulching kit/mower. Most new lawn mowers are equipped with mulching blades that chop leaf clippings into small pieces. The […]

Can Fall Leaves Kill Grass?

By Matt Hagens / September 8, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Can Fall Leaves Kill Your Grass?According to most lawn care experts, allowing fall leaves to remain on your lawn over winter will most likely result in reseeding in the spring. When left unattended, fallen […]

What is The Best Way To Apply and Spread Fertilizer?

By Matt Hagens / June 5, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us What is The Best Way To Apply and Spread Fertilizer?There are several methods available for evenly applying and spreading lawn fertilizer. Which one you choose will primarily depend on how large of an area […]

How Long Does It Take to Make a Compost Pile?

By Matt Hagens / June 1, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us How Long Does It Take to Make a Compost Pile?Most people know that composting food scraps, yard trimmings, and other forms of debris is much more eco-friendly than sending them to the local […]

What Temperature Does Grass Seed Need to Germinate?

By Matt Hagens / May 30, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us What Temperature Does Grass Seed Need to Germinate?Regardless of how carefully you have prepared the soil and sown your seed, planting a new lawn can fail if you elect to plant new grass […]

How Often Should I Fertilize My Lawn?

By Matt Hagens / May 23, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us How Often Should I Fertilize My Lawn?If you want a lush, green lawn similar to what you would see on the cover of a magazine, your lawn is going to require a professional […]

When to Mow New Grass Seed

By Matt Hagens / April 25, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us When to Mow New Grass SeedWhen newly planted grass seed initially starts to sprout, it will appear sparse. However, this is a sign that you have successfully prepared! your soil, planted the grass […]

What Is a Good CFM for a Leaf Blower?

By Matt Hagens / March 24, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us What Is a Good CFM for a Leaf Blower?Lawn maintenance requires a lot of work as any home or business owner knows. The old days of having to remove leaves and debris from lawns […]

Can Grass Seed Freeze?

By Matt Hagens / March 22, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Can New Planted Grass Seed Freeze?In short, the answer is yes. Although most homeowners are eager to get a jump on starting their spring lawn, the results may not be what they were expecting. […]

Best Time to Plant Pasture Grass Seed

By Matt Hagens / March 22, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us Best Time to Plant Pasture Grass SeedFor most perennial grasses, planting should be conducted when seedlings will have the longest available period of ideal growing conditions. For warm season grasses, the preferred planting period […]

When Is It Too Late To Plant Grass Seed?

By Matt Hagens / March 17, 2017

We are funded by our readers. If you click on a link and buy a product, we earn a commission. About Us When Is It Too Late To Plant Grass Seed?That bare spot on the front lawn has been bothering you for months now. Or maybe your entire backyard needs to be totally broken up, fertilized, […]

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