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  1. 5 Ways To Keep Your Landscape Healthy and Your Lawn Equipment in Good Shape This Winter

    5 Ways To Keep Your Landscape Healthy and Your Lawn Equipment in Good Shape This Winter
    You might not think of winter as a great time for lawn and landscaping work. But in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, winter is a great time for several outdoor tasks. Winter is the perfect time for trimming shrubs, hedges, and trees and cleaning up around the lawn and garden. On warmer days, you can also get planting beds ready for...
  2. The Homeowner's Guide To Stihl's Battery Powered Equipment, STIHL Battery Charge and Run Times.

    The Homeowner's Guide To Stihl's Battery Powered Equipment, STIHL Battery Charge and Run Times.
    If you're looking for good-quality battery-powered lawn and landscaping equipment to use around your home, Stihl is one of your best options. Sure it's a bit more expensive than some other homeowner tools, but in this case you definitely get what you pay for. You don't have to be a professional landscaper to appreciate good-quality tools. If you're going to...
  3. How and Why To Winterize a Pressure Washer

    How and Why To Winterize a Pressure Washer
    Winterizing a pressure washer is one of the most important maintenance tasks you can do. As with other types of equipment, winterizing before storage helps protect the engine. With pressure washers, taking the time to winterize before storage is even more important because of the pump. If you don't take the time to get the engine and pump ready for...
  4. How To Control Invasive Woody Plants With Winter Herbicide Treatments

    How To Control Invasive Woody Plants With Winter Herbicide Treatments
    Most instructions for herbicides tell you to use them on weeds when it's warm enough that plants are actively growing. There are times, however, when using herbicides in the winter can give you several advantages. That's especially true when you're targeting woody species like oriental bittersweet, honeysuckle, and privet. Reasons To Treat In Winter It's Easier to Get Around It's...
  5. 5 Essential Tips To Get Your Lawn Care Business Ready For Spring

    5 Essential Tips To Get Your Lawn Care Business Ready For Spring
    Lawn care business tends to slow down in the cooler months of the year, but that doesn't mean you can't keep yourself busy. Winter months provide a golden opportunity to devote a little extra time to marketing. It's also a good time to take care of any tasks that got pushed to the side during busier months of the year...
  6. What Should You Use When You're Mowing Properties With Narrow Lawns?

    What Should You Use When You're Mowing Properties With Narrow Lawns?
    Most of the time when people think of commercial lawn mowing equipment they think of large zero-turn mowers. But those don't work in every situation. For landscapers that mow zero-lot homes or commercial properties with narrow lawns, the larger mowers just aren't a good fit. It'd be convenient if all the lawns you had to mow were flat and open...
  7. What Can You Do With A Powerful and Versatile Mini Cultivator?

    What Can You Do With A Powerful and Versatile Mini Cultivator?
    Tillers and cultivators are essential gardening tools that let you work the soil and make weeding easier. They come in a variety of styles and sizes, and you might find yourself wondering what each type is best for. Small, maneuverable tillers, also called mini cultivators, offer a variety of advantages. Keep reading to learn what you can do with a...
  8. How To Make Your Yard Look Good In The Winter and Ready for the Spring Time

    How To Make Your Yard Look Good In The Winter and Ready for the Spring Time
    Winter can be a pretty drab time of year in the outdoor world. Leaves fall off the trees, most of the flowers stop blooming, and the yard often looks brown and dead. It doesn't have to be like that, though. With the right combination of plants, hardscaping, and lights you can have a vibrant yard with fantastic curb-appeal all year-round...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...

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