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  1. Learn About 4 Great Advantages To Offering Organic Lawn Care In your Business

    Learn About 4 Great Advantages To Offering Organic Lawn Care In your Business
    As questions about the safety of chemicals used in lawn care get more media coverage, you're going to see more customers asking about organic options. On August 10 of this year, a San Francisco jury awarded $289-million to Dwayne “Lee” Johnson. He is a California public school groundskeeper who said his terminal non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma resulted from using Roundup. With this...
  2. Are Leaf Blowers “Loud, Ugly and Dangerous”? The Real Truth About Modern Leaf Blowers

    Are Leaf Blowers “Loud, Ugly and Dangerous”? The Real Truth About Modern Leaf Blowers
    Leaf blowers get a lot of bad press. Take, for example, an op-ed piece that ran on October 18 of this year in the Wall Street Journal. The article begins by saying, “Fumes, pollution and ruined Sunday mornings make leaf blowers a nuisance.” This article, titled “Leaf Blowers Are Loud, Ugly and Dangerous,” is not an isolated case. There's a...
  3. Here's What's New In Honda's HRX Mower Redesign

    Here's What's New In Honda's HRX Mower Redesign
    In October of 2018, Honda announced they've redesigned their popular HRX series mowers for even better cutting performance and reliability. The newly redesigned Honda HRX lawnmower lineup will be available at Honda Power Equipment dealers, including Richardson Saw & Lawnmower, in January 2019. The HRX mowers were already among the most reliable walk-behinds on the market and this redesign makes...
  4. Here Are 5 Things You Can Do With All Those Fallen Leaves Other Than Throw Them Away

    Here Are 5 Things You Can Do With All Those Fallen Leaves Other Than Throw Them Away
    Autumn weather strips leaves from the trees and scatters them around our yards. We rake them up or gather them together with leaf blowers, but what then? You could bag your leaves up and send them out with the trash, but that's a waste of good fertilizer. Leaves contain a large percentage of the nutrients that the tree gathered during...
  5. Do You Have Your Lawn and Lawnmower Ready For Winter?

    Do You Have Your Lawn and Lawnmower Ready For Winter?
    Winter will be here before you know it, and with it comes some yearly lawn care and equipment maintenance. Before you stop mowing for the year and put the mower in storage, there are a few things you'll want to do. Now's the time to back-off on water and fertilizer for the lawn and make sure the mower is clean...
  6. Is Green Lawn Care Turning Into An Assault On Turfgrass?

    Is Green Lawn Care Turning Into An Assault On Turfgrass?
    Over the past few years, we've been hearing more and more talk about “green lawn care.” These articles often include advice to get rid of your lawn. They say homeowners are wasting valuable time, money, and water to keep a useless patch of green grass healthy. Plus, the chemicals American pour onto their lawns each year aren't good for the...
  7. How To Stop Sneezing and Start Enjoying The Outdoors With Low-Allergy Landscaping

    How To Stop Sneezing and Start Enjoying The Outdoors With Low-Allergy Landscaping
    For many who suffer from allergies, enjoying outdoor spaces and gardens without needing antihistamines might seem like an impossible dream. You don't want to spend all your time indoors or live in a bubble, but the plants right outside your door often act as your worst enemy. The good news is, there are plenty of beautiful landscape plants that are...
  8. How To Care For Your Arborist Climbing Ropes plus Rope User Manual

    How To Care For Your Arborist Climbing Ropes plus Rope User Manual
    As an arborist, your ropes are among the most important tools you have. They're literal life-lines when you're up in a tree, and you want to make sure you take good care of them. First off, you want to start with a top-quality rope. Here at Richardson Saw, we carry and recommend Samson ropes. Samson offers reliable ropes that will...
  9. When And How To Use A Pole Pruner or Pole Saw

    When And How To Use A Pole Pruner or Pole Saw
    If you want to cut branches high off the ground, you have three main options. One: get up in the tree or on a ladder with a chainsaw or hand pruners. Two: use a pole saw or pole pruners. Three: hire a professional to get in the tree for you The first option is dangerous if you're not trained for...
  10. Here's Why Synthetic Turf Is One Of The Hottest Trends In Landscaping Today

    Here's Why Synthetic Turf Is One Of The Hottest Trends In Landscaping Today
    Have you ever thought, "I could have a really nice yard if only grass wasn't so hard to grow"? To stay green, lush, and healthy, lawn grasses need just enough (but not too much) water. Most don't grow well in shade. They require frequent mowing. The grass can start to die if there's lots of foot traffic or pets tearing...

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