Lawn & Garden

How To Takeover A Previous Owners Vegetable Garden

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    If you are lucky enough to have just purchased a home or if for other reason you find yourself taking over someone else’s vegetable garden then there are a few things that you need to do before you get started with the new planting season.

    The first thing the you should do is remove all of the vegetation whether its dead vegetables from last year or weeds and discard it. Don’t try turning under …

    How To Preserve A Small Harvest of Tomatoes without Canning

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      A friend got a great deal on some tomatoes from a local farmer about three bushels full for $5 and was wondering what they could to to keep them without going through the hassle of canning them.

      Canning is a great process that lets you store foods in your pantry without refrigeration. Normally for home canners you need to increase the acid level of the food by adding vinegar then cook the food to …

      How To Service Tips When Buying A Used Lawnmower

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        Recently I picked up a used riding mower and I am making a list of things to do so I thought it would be a good time to talk about what you should do if you purchase a used lawn mower.

        Lawnmower servicing is really a great introduction to engine care for your car. If you are or have a teenager you should get them involved in the care of your lawn equipment because it …

        How To Repair Someones Failed Attempt At A Garage Door Install

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          Ok, so this is a pretty bad project but a guy was asking what he could do to seal a garage floor that was extending past the opening of the garage door.

          At first glance I thought ok someone decided that they wanted to install a wood floor in their garage and maybe it is an older home with an attached garage where they didn’t have the money to install concrete and didn’t want to …

          How To Pick a Rear Engine Riding Lawn Mower

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            If you have a small yard or if you just don’t feel comfortable driving a large lawn mower there is a good solution that might save you money and space in your garage. Rear engine riding lawn mowers are a really good solution for many home owners and they don’t cost that much unless you are adding lots of special features.

            So, the first thing we have to understand is why on some riding mowers …

            How To Buy a Used Riding Mower

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              If you are in the market for a Riding Mower you might be thinking about purchasing a used one to save a few hundred dollars. So, in this how to we will look at the benefits and drawbacks of a used riding mower and what you should look for when buying a used one.

              Before you jump right in and think you can deal with repairing a used riding mower you really need to understand …

              How To Lawn Tractor Grass Catching Systems

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                If you are considering buying a new or used Riding Lawn Mower then one of the most common options is a Grass Catcher System or Bagger. Depending on what brand and size Lawn Tractor you purchase the option may be included or pre-installed even though you will pay more than for one without but it does speed your ability to use it instead of purchasing one separately.

                Normally if you purchase a new lawn tractor …

                How To Understand Fertilizer Bag Numbers And What You Should Buy

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                  Whether a fertilizer is organic meaning from animal waste or whether it is chemically synthesized either through concentration of the animal wast or from other sources there are only 3 main components that you need to understand.

                  The Three main components of Fertilizer are Nitrogen, Phosphate and Potassium.

                  Each of the three components have their place and depending on how you are using the product you will want to get different levels of each component in …

                  How To Pick The Right Chemicals For Your Lawn And Garden

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                    Spring is here and if you have a lawn or garden to take care of then you are probably going to need some type of chemicals to get rid of weeds or remove grass and weeds from areas you don’t want them to grow.

                    When picking chemicals at the store there are two main ways we often go about it. First is we look for brand names that we know. We might not have even …

                    How To Pick the Right Size Riding Mower for Your Yard

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                      Spring is here and we’re all a year older and a bit more busy than we were last year. It seems like a good idea to invest in a Riding Mower but there are so many choices out there. Between all of the options and manufacturers it can be difficult finding a Riding Mower that you can live with for the next five or ten years so you have to do your homework and …