Friday, March 16 2012
There's time this month to do the prep work before the planting and growing season gets going.
March may find you sighing with impatience as you watch yet another snowfall cover your barren container boxes, but it's one of the most important months for gardeners.
There's still time to do all of your prep work, from honing tools to starting seeds, as you imagine the shapes, tastes and colors of your next garden. Spring begins with the vernal equinox on March 20.
Get ahead of the spring crowds by dropping off your lawn mower now to have the oil changed, bolts tightened and blades sharpened.
Remove soil from your tools' metal parts using sandpaper or a hose.
Read more here: http://ht.ly/9yLMA
Saturday, October 22 2011
Having trouble starting your leaf blower or chain saw? You’re not alone.
In the past few years small engine repair shops have been reporting an increase in problems with outdoor power equipment and landscape tools, such as leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and string trimmers. The culprit? Ethanol-blended gasoline.
Have you had a problem with your gas-powered leaf blower or trimmer? Was ethanol the culprit?
Read more: http://www.houselogic.com/blog/landscaping-gardening/problems-leaf-blower-ethanol-gas/#ixzz1aVJtAGRs