Recent Lawn Tools Articles


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Lawn Sprinkler System News

Posted by Laura Firszt | May 19, 2015

Lawn sprinkler systems are going green. Besides just helping to keep your lawn a deep dark shade of emerald, automatic lawn irrigation systems (as professional landscapers call them)...


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Successful Sod Installation Starts with the Right Prep

Posted by Laura Firszt | Feb 10, 2015

Even in mid-winter, you can still dream of spring ... and your hopes for a deep green, luxuriant lawn this year. If you'd like to get a head start on the gorgeous grass of your fantasies,...


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Keep Your Landscape Looking Its Best

Posted by Laura Firszt | Jan 25, 2015

Winter is hard on gardens. It's a time of severe weather -- storms, snow, hail, and wind. Couple that with sudden unexpected thaws and you've got a recipe for garden damage. The good...


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Push Reel Mowers Versus Rotary Mowers

Posted by Sayward Rebhal | G+ | Jun 26, 2013

Full disclosure: I own a Push Reel mower. I am a downright dirty earth-loving station wagon-driving, no wait, I mean bike-riding urban homesteading vegan. It’s true. So I’m...


It looks like this leaking garden hose needs a new o-ring. (photo: floop/istockphoto.com)

How to Fix a Leaking Garden Hose

Posted by Chaya Kurtz | G+ | May 29, 2013

Where is your garden hose leaking from? The location of the leak will define how you'll fix that leaking garden hose. Before you call a plumber or run out to replace your garden hose,...


Rake head wine glass organizer by Lee Anne Culpepper.

10 Uses for a Rusty Old Rake Head

Posted by Lee Anne Culpepper | Dec 06, 2012

There was a time long ago that when a shovel or rake handle broke, you went to the hardware store, bought a new handle and installed it into the old rake head. Years later, in a more...


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Equipment Review: Shoe In Overshoes

Posted by Philip Schmidt | G+ | Oct 31, 2012

As a pathological DIYer, I do a lot of projects in and around the house, including all of the dirty jobs. I also live in Colorado, where the weather loves to go from blizzard to balmy...


Maintaining your garden tools will extent their longevity. (Photo: puravida/Morguefile.com)

Essential Gardening Tools and Their Upkeep

Posted by Cris Carl | Jun 08, 2012

After 38 years of gardening, and several working as a professional landscaper, I have worked out what are the most essential tools you might need for your gardening efforts. Part two...