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Bag Mulch Or Burn Your Leaves

To Bag, Mulch Or Burn- That Is The Question

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In my part of the world, autumn is a time for nature to display her beauty in all it’s glory.  Most of the color comes …

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Can You Remove Snow with a Power Washer?

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You can remove snow using a power washer as long as you are mindful of cold weather conditions. Winterizing your power washer, as well as …

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What To Look For When Buying A Manual Lawn Edger

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Did you use your string trimmer to try and manually edge the lawn? Were you happy with the result or didn’t turn out so well? …

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How To Safely Power Wash Vinyl Siding

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We’ve all been there – after a long hot summer the siding on our house can look like it’s never been washed off.  Bird “bombs”, …

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How To Repair A Pressure Washer Hose

How To Repair A Pressure Washer Hose

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If you own a pressure washer long enough, you are eventually going to experience a leak in the hose.  Sometimes it comes from touching the …

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How Do You Remove Paint From A Deck With A Pressure Washer?

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Before you can give your deck a fresh look with a new coat of paint, you need to get rid of the old. Removing peeling …

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How To Start A Gas or Electric Pressure Washer

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Although the basic procedure to start a pressure washer is the same in most models, it’s always advisable to check the manufacturer’s instructions. The startup …

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How To Use A Pressure Washer With Soap And Detergent

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While a power washer can be used to directly wash off dirty items around your home, sometimes the blasting power isn’t enough to get rid …

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Leaf Blower and Mulcher Buying Guide – How To Choose The Right Model For You?

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What To Look For In A Leaf Blower/Vacuum Are you tired of raking the leaves away EVERY week? After you’ve raked the leaves, you need …

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12 Handy Tips For Getting Started In Composting

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Compost is a fantastic natural soil amendment that improves the quality of any garden soil and supports plant growth. But that’s not the only advantage …

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Want A Healthy Lawn? Water It Right

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Most homeowners know grass takes upkeep and maintenance.  We need to cut it, weed it, and give it nutrients.  But watering the lawn – and …

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What to Do about Brown Spots on Avocado Leaves

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If you have noticed the leaves of your avocado tree browning and are concerned about the health of your plants and the state of your …

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The Right Type of Fuel For Your Two and 4-Cycle Weed Eater

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  Gas weed eaters should be refueled regularly to function properly. The fuel used differs according to the type of string trimmer you use. There …

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How Do You Winterize Your Pressure Washer?

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The chill of late autumn is in the air, and with it the promise of shorter days and colder nights.  This also means it’s time …

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How To Empty Gas From A Snowblower

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Winter is winding down and with it the need to worry about snowblowing.  Usually this is the time period most people are trying to remember …

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Can You Make Your Snowblower Throw Snow Farther?

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Are you fed up by the huge amount of snow that accumulates next to your driveway or sidewalk after you clear it? Last winter, I …

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Are Snowblowers Safe To Use on Gravel Driveways?

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I recently got an email from a reader essentially asking me one question: Are snowblowers safe to use on a gravel driveway? Kelly and his …

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Right Extension Cord Size For An Electric Snow Blower

What Size Extension Cord Will Work With My Electric Snowblower

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Trying to choose the correct gauge extension cord for outdoor electrical equipment is a common problem, and it can be confusing. If you buy an …

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Six Awesome Leaf Blower Uses That Don’t Involve Leaves [VIDEO]

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  Did you know your leaf blower isn’t just good for pushing leaves around?  Do you keep your blower out and running year round? Most …

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How Loud Is A Battery Powered Lawn Mower?

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It’s hard to find information on just how loud a lithium-battery powered mower is compared to a gas-powered lawnmower.   There’s no standard for reporting …

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