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  1. That's Too Loud! – Tips For Lawn Care In Noise-Restricted Neighborhoods

    That's Too Loud! – Tips For Lawn Care In Noise-Restricted Neighborhoods
    Many communities consider noise pollution as much of a problem as trash piling up on the sidewalk. Usually loud noises are just annoying, but being around very loud noises for extended periods of time can damage hearing. And loud noises at night throw-off sleep patterns, which can affect health. That's why neighborhoods often have noise ordinances controlling how much noise...
  2. Here's What To Do If You Hit A Tree With Your Trimmer or Mower

    Here's What To Do If You Hit A Tree With Your Trimmer or Mower
    If you're working in a yard where trees are growing, it's important to avoid running into them with your lawn equipment. But accidents happen, and sometimes you're faced with a situation where you got a string-line trimmer too close to the tree or you bumped into a tree with the lawnmower. When that happens, there's a good chance you damaged...
  3. Make Your Landscape Green: 5 Tips for Earth-Friendly Yard Care

    Make Your Landscape Green: 5 Tips for Earth-Friendly Yard Care
    Just because a yard is full of healthy green grass and landscape plants doesn't necessarily make it "green." In fact, many yards aren't eco-friendly at all. They often use huge amounts of water, chemical fertilizer, and pesticides to keep the lawn and garden looking nice. And on top of that, you're burning gasoline in the tools used to maintain the...
  4. Is Synthetic Turf Right For Me? And If Yes, Then How Do I Take Care Of It?

    Is Synthetic Turf Right For Me? And If Yes, Then How Do I Take Care Of It?
    Maintaining a real lawn is hard work. Grass is a living, growing thing and it requires nutrients and water to stay green and healthy. And when grass is growing you need to mow the lawn every week or so to keep it from getting too tall. So not only do lawns require time, but they also require resources in the...
  5. Here's How Using More Comfortable Equipment Can Help Your Lawn Care Business Retain Employees

    Here's How Using More Comfortable Equipment Can Help Your Lawn Care Business Retain Employees
    The labor shortage hitting the green industry means that many companies are making do with fewer employees to cover the same number of jobs. That means longer work hours and more time spent using the equipment. But outdoor yard work isn't easy. And if your employees decide they've had enough it's often not that hard for them to find a...
  6. Spring Into A Productive Lawn Care Season With These Spring-Cleaning Tips For Your Yard

    Spring Into A Productive Lawn Care Season With These Spring-Cleaning Tips For Your Yard
    When we think of spring cleaning, usually we think of indoor tasks like washing curtains and sweeping under the couch. But the outdoors can benefit from spring cleaning as well. The warming weather of spring gives you an opportunity to start out your lawn care season right. Follow these tips to do spring cleaning in your yard and get ready...
  7. Should I Rent, Lease, or Buy Commercial Lawn Equipment For My Business?

    Should I Rent, Lease, or Buy Commercial Lawn Equipment For My Business?
    Whether you purchase, lease, or rent the equipment for your lawn mowing business depends on several factors. Part of it's personal preference. Part of it depends on the type of equipment and how often your business uses it. And part depends on what you come up with when weighing the pros and cons of the different options within your own...
  8. How To Create A Yard That Your Whole Family Can Enjoy

    How To Create A Yard That Your Whole Family Can Enjoy
    When you have kids, it's easy for your yard to turn into one giant play area. But making your yard kid-friendly doesn't have to mean you're sacrificing aesthetics or giving up the areas of the yard that adults enjoy. Whether your yard is large or small, it's possible to plan for spaces that cater to both adults and kids to...
  9. This Is How You Can Tell Whether To Clean Or Replace The Spark Plug In A Small Engine

    This Is How You Can Tell Whether To Clean Or Replace The Spark Plug In A Small Engine
    Cleaning and replacing your spark plugs is a key part of regular lawn equipment maintenance. The good news is they're also one of the easiest parts to remove and replace. They're pretty inexpensive, and if you learn to do spark plug maintenance yourself you'll also save money that way. Keep reading to learn how to remove a spark plug, figure...
  10. 4 Steps To Keeping Your String-Line Trimmer Clean

    4 Steps To Keeping Your String-Line Trimmer Clean
    Regular maintenance is one of the most important things you can do to keep your lawn equipment in good shape. String-line trimmers and weed wackers are no exceptions. A large part of this maintenance involves keeping the equipment clean and replacing parts that wear-out. It's not too hard, and it'll pay-off by extending the life of your trimmer. 1) Turn...

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